April 2024 Arts Calendar
Photo: Omnium Circus. Courtesy of Maike Schulz


It’s 2024 and arts organizations in West Michigan are thriving, with incredible, jam-packed seasons of art, conversations, fun and community involvement. This month, you can visit the theaters for big Broadway shows and intimate plays, listen to symphonies play the classics and modern pieces, and head to local museums for a variety of stunning art. Check it out.

Avenue for the Arts

3rd Thursdays, Apr. 18

Broadway Grand Rapids
122 Lyon St. NW, Grand Rapids

To Kill A Mockingbird, Apr. 23-28

Farmers Alley Theatre Kalamazoo
221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo 

Sondeim on Sondheim, Apr. 25-May 12

Fontana Chamber Arts 
359 Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 200, Kalamazoo

American Brass Quintet, Apr. 20

Frauenthal Center
425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Apr. 12-20

Gilmore Theatre/WMU Theatre 
1903 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo 

SpongeBob SquarePants, Apr. 5-14

Grand Rapids Art Museum 
101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids

Brick by Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO, Through May 19

Uncharted Ways Through: Maps, Land, And The Image, Through Apr. 7

Sky Hopinka: Mnemonics of Shape and Reason, Through Apr. 28

Border Cantos, Through April 28

Grand Rapids Ballet
341 Ellsworth Ave. SW, Grand Rapids 

In the Upper Room, Apr. 26-May 5

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
30 N. Division Ave., Grand Rapids 

Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express, Apr. 19-May 5

Grand Rapids Symphony 
300 Ottawa Ave. NW Ste. 100, Grand Rapids 

A Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus Celebration, Apr 12-13

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony, Apr. 26

Holland Symphony Orchestra
96 W. 15th St. Ste. 201, Holland 

Night at the Opera, Apr. 27

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
329 S. Park St., Kalamazoo 

Forever Plaid, Apr. 5-14

The Lion King Jr., Apr. 19-28

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 
314 South Park St., Kalamazoo

American Realism: Visions of America, 1900-1950, Through Apr. 14

Kyungmi Shin: A Story to Finding Us, Through May 12

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra 
359 Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 100, Kalamazoo

Opera Returns! Puccini’s Tosca, Apr. 19

Kendall College of Art & Design
17 Fountain St. NW, Grand Rapids

Master of Architecture Thesis Exhibition, Apr. 22-Jul. 20

2024 Annual Student Exhibition, Apr. 29-May 4

223 W. Main St., Lowell

38th Annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition, Through Apr. 27

Miller Auditorium
2200 Auditorium Dr, Kalamazoo

Omnium Circus, Apr. 6

Muskegon Museum of Art 
296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon 

Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books, Through May 26

Expressions, Through May 19

John Steuart Curry: Weathering the Storm, Through Sept. 2

Opera Grand Rapids
1320 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids 

La Bohème, Apr. 19-20

St. Cecilia Music Center 
24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids 

March Cohn, Apr. 11

String Magic, Apr. 18

The Gilmore
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo

The Gilmore Piano Festival 2024, Apr. 24-May 12

West Michigan Symphony 
360 W. Western Ave. Ste. 200, Muskegon 

WMS Around the World Part II, Apr. 19

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

400 Culver St., Saugatuck


Mr. Society of 23, Through May 17

Re-Wild, Through May 10