November 2023 West Michigan Arts Calendar

In 2023, arts organizations are largely back on their feet and offering incredible seasons of art, conversations, fun and community involvement. Now that it’s fall, arts organizations are diving right back into their seasons with renewed gusto. 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.

Broadway Grand Rapids
122 Lyon St. NW, Grand Rapids

Funny Girl, Sept. 19-24

Tina, Nov. 7-12

Farmers Alley Theatre Kalamazoo
221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo 

Addy & Uno, Oct. 27-Nov. 5

Every Brilliant Thing, Nov. 30-Dec. 17 

Fontana Chamber Arts 
359 Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 200, Kalamazoo

Ben Gulley & Peter Dugan, Nov. 5

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
600 Forest Hill Ave. SE, Grand Rapids

Matilda: The Musical, Nov. 16-18

Frauenthal Center
425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon

Veteran’s Day Tribute, Nov. 12

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

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Oct. 27-Nov. 5

Clue, Nov. 10-19 

Next Stop, Broadway!, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 

Grand Rapids Art Museum 
101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids

Everything Beautiful in its Time: Six Centuries of Prints, Through Dec. 3

Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics, Through Jan. 14

Experimental Film Selections from Open Projector Night, Through Jan. 14

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

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Nov. 17-Dec. 17

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

Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight, Nov. 17-18

Coco in Concert, Nov. 3-4

Hope College Great Performance Series
100 E. Eighth St., Holland

Brad Mehldau Trio, Nov. 16

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
329 S. Park St., Kalamazoo

Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Oct. 27-Nov. 5

Barbecue, Nov. 10-19 

The Sound of Music, Nov. 24-Dec. 17

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 
314 South Park St., Kalamazoo 

A Bridge Between Two Worlds: Works by Wu Jian’an, Through Dec. 31

C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction, Through Dec. 31

Celebrate!, Through Jan. 14

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra 
359 Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 100, Kalamazoo

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Nov. 11

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Nov. 18

LaFontsee Galleries & Framing
833 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids

Cut & Paste, Through Nov. 4

Muskegon Civic Theatre 
425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon

Calendar Girls, Nov. 17-Dec. 3

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

Oddities & Delights, Through Feb. 25

Tiffany Lamps: The Richard H. Driehaus Collection, Through Jan. 14

New Vic Theatre
134 E. Vine St., Kalamazoo

A Christmas Carol, Nov. 17-Dec. 22

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

Chorus Concert, Nov. 16

Saugatuck Center for the Arts 
400 Culver St., Saugatuck

Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman, Through Dec. 31

Of Plants and Place, Ongoing

Ningaaseg, Through Jan. 26

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

Trios Transformed, Nov. 9 

Jerry Douglas, Nov. 16 

Stulberg International String Competition
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo

Amelia Zitoun w/ WMU Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 11

Daniel Bae w/ Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Nov. 19

The Gilmore
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo

Rising Star: Sean Mason Trio, Dec. 3

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

Scheherazade and More, Nov. 3