2020 Activity List

*Registration required for all activities*

**2020 event has been cancelled. Please see home page for message**

9 Am events

SOLD OUT Cold-Pressed Juice Tasting
Time: 9 am
Location: Juicy Leaf LLC
Cost: Free

Create your own sunshine and drink the rainbow with a cold-pressed juice flight.
SOLD OUT Painting Class on Canvas
Time: 9 am
Location: The Spirit of Kalamazoo
Cost: $20

Enjoy a fun class where you will be painting on a canvas with the help from instructor, Corinn. She will provide artistic guidance so that even an unskilled painter leaves with a masterpiece!
SOLD OUTStamp Your Own Cuff Bracelet
Time: 9 am
Location: TEEL Jewelers
Cost: $15

Hammer your own inspirational message on an aluminum or copper cuff bracelet. While you're hanging out in the jewelry store waiting for your friend to finally decide what to stamp, take part in our scavenger hunt! A ticket to win our staff's favorite piece of jewelry will be hidden under one of our displays, try jewelry on to find it!
SOLD OUT Yoga: Relax & Renew
Time: 9 am
Location: Down Dog Yoga Center
Cost: $5

Ease into the day with yoga at Down Dog Yoga Center. This special Girlfriends Getaway yoga class will celebrate friendship as we breathe, stretch, and flow in an uplifting and supportive environment. Leave feeling relaxed and renewed for a day full of downtown fun!
Be Your Own Perfumer!
Time: 9 am
Location: The Aroma Labs (Parks Trades Center)
Cost: $25

The Aroma Labs offers a unique and creative experience developing your own personal fragrance. Our Aroma Technicians will help you decide which aromas to blend based on your own scent preferences. The creative process takes 40-60 minutes and you will be able to take home your personalized fragrance the same day in a beautifully wrapped gift bag.
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11 Am events

SOLD OUT Yoga: Relax & Renew
Time: 11 am
Location: Down Dog Yoga Center
Cost: $5

Ease into the day with yoga at Down Dog Yoga Center. This special Girlfriends Getaway yoga class will celebrate friendship as we breathe, stretch, and flow in an uplifting and supportive environment. Leave feeling relaxed and renewed for a day full of downtown fun!
SOLD OUT Painting Class on Canvas
Time: 11 am
Location: The Spirit of Kalamazoo
Cost: $20

Enjoy a fun class where you will be painting on a canvas with the help from instructor, Corinn. She will provide artistic guidance so that even an unskilled painter leaves with a masterpiece!
SOLD OUTStamp Your Own Cuff Bracelet
Time: 11 am
Location: TEEL Jewelers
Cost: $15

Hammer your own inspirational message on an aluminum or copper cuff bracelet. While you're hanging out in the jewelry store waiting for your friend to finally decide what to stamp, take part in our scavenger hunt! A ticket to win our staff's favorite piece of jewelry will be hidden under one of our displays, try jewelry on to find it!
Candle Making
Time: 11 am
Location: Kalamazoo Candle Company
Cost: $25

Make your own candle!
Wine Glass Decorating
Time: 11 am
Location: Colors & Cocktails
Cost: $20

Wine Glass Painting! Art Teachers Lauren and Kayla of Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party will teach you tips and techniques to paint or decorate your very own, unique, one-of-a- kind stemmed or stemless wine glass! You will be able to take home your glass with you! Enjoy our *NEW* home on the Kalamazoo Mall!
Tile Painting with Beer Flights
Time: 11 am
Location: Final Gravity Brewing
Cost: $20

Choose 2 5- oz samples of beer or 2 samples of wine to enjoy as you choose from 4 different spring designs to make a 4 x 4 tile and take it with you.
SOLD OUT Needle Felting Class
Time: 11 am
Location: Discover Kalamazoo
Cost: $35

Learn to use a specialized needle to felt a project that starts as just pieces of wool and ends up as an adorable garden gnome. Through a series of repeated "pokes" with the needle felter you will work magic and expose your creativity. This class is good for all skill levels but be warned you may become addicted to this fun and relaxing activity! All tools and materials provided.
Be Your Own Perfumer!
Time: 11 am
Location: The Aroma Labs (Parks Trades Center)
Cost: $25

The Aroma Labs offers a unique and creative experience developing your own personal fragrance. Our Aroma Technicians will help you decide which aromas to blend based on your own scent preferences. The creative process takes 40-60 minutes and you will be able to take home your personalized fragrance the same day in a beautifully wrapped gift bag.
Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep & Mimosa
Time: 11 am
Location: The Morning Dish (inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel)
Cost: $25

Chef's demonstration of keto friendly and gluten free breakfast options. Enjoy fresh cut fruit, house made artisan pastries, and your choice of a mimosa (fresh squeezed orange juice, pear nectar, or grapefruit).
The Stamped Robin: Wine Tasting
Time: 11 am
Location: The Stamped Robin
Cost: $25

Enjoy a tasting by Matthew Deering-Caruso, sommelier and owner of the Stamped Robin of four wines, all from female wine makers.
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1 pm Spring preview Fashion event

Spring Preview Fashion Event
Time: 1 pm
Location: Webster's Prime on the 2nd Floor of the Radisson
Cost: $5

Join us for a spring preview of fashions from Downtown Kalamazoo retailers! Your ticket includes a seat for the show, the chance to win raffle prizes, discounts on food and drink, and complimentary wine tastings. Doors open at 12 pm so come by early to eat lunch!
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2:30 Pm events

SOLD OUTStamp Your Own Cuff Bracelet
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: TEEL Jewelers
Cost: $15

Hammer your own inspirational message on an aluminum or copper cuff bracelet. While you're hanging out in the jewelry store waiting for your friend to finally decide what to stamp, take part in our scavenger hunt! A ticket to win our staff's favorite piece of jewelry will be hidden under one of our displays, try jewelry on to find it!
Candle Making
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Kalamazoo Candle Company
Cost: $25

Make your own candle!
Wine Glass Decorating
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Colors & Cocktails
Cost: $20

Wine Glass Painting! Art Teachers Lauren and Kayla of Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party will teach you tips and techniques to paint or decorate your very own, unique, one-of-a- kind stemmed or stemless wine glass! You will be able to take home your glass with you! Enjoy our *NEW* home on the Kalamazoo Mall!
Tile Painting with Beer Flights
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Final Gravity Brewing
Cost: $20

Choose 2 5- oz samples of beer or 2 samples of wine to enjoy as you choose from 4 different spring designs to make a 4 x 4 tile and take it with you.
Try an Escape Room
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Clock N Lock Escape Rooms
Cost: $20

Try out The UFO Diner Escape Room with other fun ladies; regularly $30/ticket, they are only $20.00 when you escape during the Girlfriends Getaway!
The Stamped Robin: Wine Tasting
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: The Stamped Robin
Cost: $25

Enjoy a tasting by Matthew Deering-Caruso, sommelier and owner of the Stamped Robin of four wines, all from female wine makers.
SOLD OUT Craft Beertails Mixology
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Saugatuck Brewing Co.- Kalamazoo
Cost: $5

Educational class creating unique craft beertails, includes tastings and take home recipes.
SOLD OUT One Hour "Makeover"
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Honore Salon
Cost: $35

Come down to Honoré to receive a lipstick touch-up, brow touch-up, and a quick style (simple curl, braid, etc).
Taffy and Spirits Tasting
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Grand Traverse Distillery
Cost: $15

Tastings of GTD spirits and/or cocktails paired with Rocket Fizz taffy.
Wine + Cheese Pairing
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: MOMA- Market on Michigan Ave.
Cost: $20

(3) 2 oz pours, each paired with cheese / cracker. You'll sample a sparkling, a red, and a white wine.
Needle Felting Class
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Discover Kalamazoo
Cost: $35

Learn to use a specialized needle to felt a project that starts as just pieces of wool and ends up as an adorable garden gnome. Through a series of repeated "pokes" with the needle felter you will work magic and expose your creativity. This class is good for all skill levels but be warned you may become addicted to this fun and relaxing activity! All tools and materials provided.
Be Your Own Perfumer!
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: The Aroma Labs (Parks Trades Center)
Cost: $25

The Aroma Labs offers a unique and creative experience developing your own personal fragrance. Our Aroma Technicians will help you decide which aromas to blend based on your own scent preferences. The creative process takes 40-60 minutes and you will be able to take home your personalized fragrance the same day in a beautifully wrapped gift bag.
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4:30 Pm events

Spirits and Sweets Pairing
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 600 Kitchen and Bar
Cost: $25

600 Kitchen and Bar and Confections with Convictions pairing Michigan Whiskey. Featuring truffles, caramels, barks, bites and Michigan made Spirits
Paint a Custom Wood Puzzle
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Clock N Lock Escape Rooms
Cost: $12

Paint your own customized 12-Piece wooden puzzle as a gift for yourself or someone else. Put your favorite curse word with flowers surrounding it, or a favorite quote or song lyric.
SOLD OUT Try an Escape Room
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Clock N Lock Escape Rooms
Cost: $20

Try out The UFO Diner Escape Room with other fun ladies; regularly $30/ticket, they are only $20.00 when you escape during the Girlfriends Getaway!
Candle Making
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Kalamazoo Candle Company
Cost: $25

Make your own candle!
Taffy and Spirits Tasting
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Grand Traverse Distillery
Cost: $15

Tastings of GTD spirits and/or cocktails paired with Rocket Fizz taffy.
Handmade Cards Print Party!
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Cost: $16

This fun make-it-and-take-it event will introduce you to different printing techniques. You'll create colorful backgrounds, use hand carved stamps and then print words and sayings for your own greeting cards on our letterpresses. It will give you a taste of some of the things we do here at the KBAC and you'll go home with several beautiful, handmade cards ready to mail.
Chocolate and Beer Pairings
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Final Gravity Brewing
Cost: $20

We will offer a 3 flight of beer or wine and pair it with Cherri's Chocol'art
Wine + Cheese Pairing
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: MOMA- Market on Michigan Ave.
Cost: $20

(3) 2 oz pours, each paired with cheese / cracker. You'll sample a sparkling, a red, and a white wine.
Be Your Own Perfumer!
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: The Aroma Labs (Parks Trades Center)
Cost: $25

The Aroma Labs offers a unique and creative experience developing your own personal fragrance. Our Aroma Technicians will help you decide which aromas to blend based on your own scent preferences. The creative process takes 40-60 minutes and you will be able to take home your personalized fragrance the same day in a beautifully wrapped gift bag.
(SOLD OUT) DIY Artisan Confections
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Cherri's Chocol'art
Cost: $15

SOLD OUT

Make and take three of your own confections.
SOLD OUT Wine, Cheese & Chocolate
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Food Dance
Cost: $25

SOLD OUT

Join us for this casual seated tasting. Our experts will guide guests through a pairing featuring 3 wines, american artisan cheeses and chocolate.
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6:30 Pm events

Wine 101 Tasting Class
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Tempo Vino Winery
Cost: $20

Wine 101 - An educational wine tasting & wine appreciation class taught by certified sommelier & head vintner, Alex.
Paint a Custom Wood Puzzle
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Clock N Lock Escape Rooms
Cost: $12

Paint your own customized 12-Piece wooden puzzle as a gift for yourself or someone else. Put your favorite curse word with flowers surrounding it, or a favorite quote or song lyric.
Try an Escape Room
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Clock N Lock Escape Rooms
Cost: $20

Try out The UFO Diner Escape Room with other fun ladies; regularly $30/ticket, they are only $20.00 when you escape during the Girlfriends Getaway!
Handmade Cards Print Party!
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Cost: $16

This fun make-it-and-take-it event will introduce you to different printing techniques. You'll create colorful backgrounds, use hand carved stamps and then print words and sayings for your own greeting cards on our letterpresses. It will give you a taste of some of the things we do here at the KBAC and you'll go home with several beautiful, handmade cards ready to mail.
Chocolate and Beer Pairings
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Final Gravity Brewing
Cost: $20

We will offer a 3 flight of beer or wine and pair it with Cherri's Chocol'art
SOLD OUT Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Food Dance
Cost: $25

Join us for this casual seated tasting. Our experts will guide guests through a pairing featuring 3 wines, american artisan cheeses and chocolate.
Wine + Cheese Pairing
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: MOMA- Market on Michigan Ave.
Cost: $20

(3) 2 oz pours, each paired with cheese / cracker. You'll sample a sparkling, a red, and a white wine.
Be Your Own Perfumer!
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: The Aroma Labs (Parks Trades Center)
Cost: $25

The Aroma Labs offers a unique and creative experience developing your own personal fragrance. Our Aroma Technicians will help you decide which aromas to blend based on your own scent preferences. The creative process takes 40-60 minutes and you will be able to take home your personalized fragrance the same day in a beautifully wrapped gift bag.
Wine Glass Decorating
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Colors & Cocktails
Cost: $20

Wine Glass Painting! Art Teachers Lauren and Kayla of Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party will teach you tips and techniques to paint or decorate your very own, unique, one-of-a- kind stemmed or stemless wine glass! You will be able to take home your glass with you! Enjoy our *NEW* home on the Kalamazoo Mall!
Sound of Music Interactive
Time: 7 pm (doors at 6 pm)
Location: Kalamazoo State Theatre
Cost: $7.50

Sing along to the most successful musical of all time! This is more than the chance to see this classic movie on the big screen and celebrate the 55th Anniversary of its release. Follow along with the movie subtitles. Local personality and Barn Theatre performing artist, Lori Moore, will be our special guest to help lead crowd participation! Costumes are highly encouraged! Multiple full bars along with a signature drink!
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The Stamped Robin: Wine Tasting

Time: 11 am Location: The Stamped Robin Cost: $25 Enjoy a tasting by Matthew Deering-Caruso, sommelier and owner of the Stamped Robin of four wines, all from female wine makers.