Events in Shakespeare's Lower Level

Sunday
January 25th | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:9:30 pm

  • Beast In The Field
  • Beast In The Field
  • Arrrakis
  • Drink Their Blood

Beast In The Field! Earplugs provided. Enough said.

Price At The Door: $5 | Over 21

Tuesday
January 27th | Doors: 7:00 pm - Show:7:00 pm

  • Country Line Dancing by Effortless Dance

Country Line Dancing Instructions by Effortless Dance. Open dancing to follow.

Price At The Door: $6 | All Ages

Thursday
January 29th | Doors: 6:00 pm - Show:6:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do in honor of the Holidays? Come paint "Winter Wonderland"(The painting in the event photo) with us in this no-experience-needed private painting class in a relaxed atmosphere. "I have never painted before....I can't even paint my toenails!" If these are your thoughts, this event is perfect for you. We also welcome those of you with an artistic streak. The class is $30 and includes all necessary materials. With the help of our award winning instructor, you will leave this event with a work of art that you created. Classes usually last 2-2.5 hours. Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available from our bar. Limited number of slots so advanced reservations are required.

Advance Tickets: $30

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Friday
January 30th | Doors: 8:00 pm - Show:8:30 pm

  • Flops Ego
  • Coldville
  • Of All We Cherish
  • King Crabapple
  • Retargenus

5 bands for $5.

Price At The Door: $5 | Over 21

Saturday
January 31st | Doors: 8:00 pm - Show:9:30 pm

  • Crazy '80's Party Featuring Starfarm
  • Starfarm
    80's

Relive those crazy '80's with Shakespeare's Lower Level and Starfarm. '80's Drink prices from 8-10.

Price At The Door: $5 | Over 21

Tuesday
February 3rd | Doors: 7:00 pm - Show:7:00 pm

  • Country Line Dancing by Effortless Dance

Country Line Dancing Instructions by Effortless Dance. Open dancing to follow.

Price At The Door: $6 | All Ages

Thursday
February 5th | Doors: 8:30 pm - Show:9:00 pm

  • Comedy Open Mic

Best Amateur comedians in SW Mich. Hosted by MC BOB. $4 Long Islands, $2 PBR, $2 Apple Smacks all night.

Friday
February 6th | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:9:30 pm

  • Local H
  • Local H
    Alternative Rock
  • Kurt Loder and The MTV News
  • TBD

Local H, known for their hit "Bound for the Floor", comes to the Lower Level.

Advance Tickets: $10
Price At The Door: $15 | Over 21

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Sunday
February 8th | Doors: 3:00 pm - Show:8:00 pm

  • KVBA Blues Fundraiser
  • Mojo Phoenix
  • Martila Sanders & Gee-Q

$6 donation goes to fund the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association

Price At The Door: $6 | All Ages

Tuesday
February 10th | Doors: 7:00 pm - Show:7:00 pm

  • Country Line Dancing by Effortless Dance

Country Line Dancing Instructions by Effortless Dance. Open dancing to follow.

Price At The Door: $6 | All Ages

Thursday
February 12th | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:10:00 pm

  • Bike Tuff
  • The Penske File
  • The Short Life
  • Freight Bandits

A lovely night of classical punk for your entertainment. Donations for the bands at the door.

Friday
February 13th | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:9:30 pm

  • Hung Up
  • Pro Con Pro

Hung Up brings their eastside side of the mitten Punk to the Lower Level

Price At The Door: $5 | Over 21

Tuesday
February 17th | Doors: 7:00 pm - Show:7:00 pm

  • Country Line Dancing by Effortless Dance

Country Line Dancing Instructions by Effortless Dance. Open Dancing to follow.

Price At The Door: $6 | Over 21

Thursday
February 19th | Doors: 8:00 pm - Show:8:30 pm

  • Comedy Open Mic

Finest Comedians in SW Michigan. Hosted by MC BOB. $4 Long Islands, $2 PBR, $2 Apple Smacks.

Friday
February 20th | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:10:00 pm

  • Arpetrio
  • Genome

Great Jam Band Co-bill.

Price At The Door: $5 | 18+

Saturday
February 21st | Doors: 8:00 pm - Show:9:30 pm

Shakespeare's Crazy '80's goes heavy. Check out SW Michigan's best '80's hair band.

Price At The Door: $5 | Over 21

Tuesday
February 24th | Doors: 7:00 pm - Show:7:00 pm

  • Country Line Dancing by Effortless Dance

Country Line Dancing Instructions by Effortless Dance. Open dancing to follow.

Price At The Door: $6 | All Ages

Thursday
February 26th | Doors: 6:00 pm - Show:9:00 pm

  • Paint Pub Kzoo -Winter Wonderland
  • Glenn McDowell

"I have never painted before....I can't even paint my toenails!" If these are your thoughts, this event is perfect for you. We also welcome those of you with an artistic streak. Looking for something fun to do to chase away those winter blahs? Come paint "Winter Wonderland" with us in this no-experience-needed private painting class. About the artist/instructor: Glenn McDowell, "Every person in this miracle of a world is born with creativity flowing through their veins. It is only along the way through life experiences and trial and error, that we begin to close ourselves to the notion that we have the ability to be creative. My goal is to help each and everyone of you find the creativity within yourself again." McDowell is a local artist and musician. He graduated Western with an art degree in painting. He has been involved in many shows around Kalamazoo and in Chicago. His favorite art mediums stretch from pastels and watercolor to acrylic. McDowell's inspiring and upbeat personality will spark your creative fire!

Advance Tickets: $30

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Saturday
February 28th | Doors: 8:00 pm - Show:9:30 pm

Eighties Drink Prices until 10PM. Best SW Michigan Eighties cover band. What could be better?

Price At The Door: $5 | Over 21

Saturday
March 7th | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:10:00 pm

Since August of 2005, The Life and Times has played over 200 shows in support of their debut full-length release Suburban Hymns (DeSoto) on US tours with bands like the Appleseed Cast, Murder By Death, Pelican, Mono, Sparta, Pinback, Engine Down, and William Elliot Whitmore. In June of 2006, they headlined a two week tour of Spain in support of an eponymous split CD/10", both of which with urgent post-rockers from Barcelona, Nueva Vulcano (ex-Aina). The Magician EP (Stiff Slack), their fourth overall release, is a fad-free snapshot of a band that’s constantly morphing from a dragon, to a butterfly, to blinding white light, to a bird, to Godzilla, and back again, often within the space of just one song. RIYLs don't do the band justice from a recorded or live standpoint, but suffice it to say that the sound on the Magician EP puts them in company with artists like Pink Floyd, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Built to Spill and just a pinch of early U2. In October of 2006 they headlined a successful Japanese tour in support of The Magician for Stiff Slack Records (Mercury Program, 31 Knots, Shiner, Mates of State), and then a US/Canadian excursion in November and December of 2006. Domo.

Price At The Door: $5 | Over 21