bent9 Hot Yoga (309 N Burdick St #101)
Join us for an exclusive Girlfriends Getaway only Straps class! In this gentle, mildly heated class you'll use straps to deepen stretches while relaxing in our candlelit room. Prepare for a day full of fun activities with a little pamper time.
Down Dog Yoga (316 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 108)
Ease into the day with yoga. This special ladies-only 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 of Girlfriends Getaway fun! This class sells out quickly - sign up now for this popular event.
The Station (169 Portage St.)
Pamper your hands! With over a dozen scents to choose from, you will sample two or more options of our of all-natural face and body scrubs and leave with silky, soft hands.
Biggby Coffee (121 E. Michigan Ave.)
Who doesn't love grabbing coffee with their friends?! Stop by Biggby Coffee for toasty beverages and great conversation with some special surprise guests!
Kalamazoo Candle Company (Park Trades Center, 326 W Kalamazoo Ave Studio 207)
Everyone will be able to make their own unique, one-of-a-kind scented candle that they will make from scratch. Led by founder of Kalamazoo Candle Company.
Wellspring Dance in the Epic Center (359 S Kalamazoo Mall # 204)
As part of the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance festival, this master class will draw from our current training and creative process. Pulling from a collaged physical and performative practice, the class will include athletic training, partner work, improvisational tasks, and imagined states. We will focus on disrupting habits and breaking limits through playful obstacles and challenging game-like situations. Through this practice we ask ongoing questions such as: “What makes a virtuosic body?” and “What constitutes honest expression through our movement choices?” We embrace imperfection, asymmetry, paradox, and vulnerability. In this class we will work together as a community, exploring these principles collectively.
PFC Natural Grocery & Deli (507 Harrison St.)
Think “supermarket sweep” meets“Chopped”!
Register for the event and sign up for a team of three with your friends! Once at PFC, you'll be given a dish, a shopping list, a budget and 30 minutes where you'd work together with you team of 3 to shop, prep and prepare the dish. We’ll have judges on hand and the winning team will get a gift card to PFC!
Folio Salon & Boutique (229 E Michigan Ave # 140)
Folio Salon & Boutique is hosting an Eyebob trunk show! The Eyebob rep will be present with the full line of reading glasses to sample and experience.
Wet Paint and Palette (117 E South St)
Girlfriends come paint on canvas with us! We will be painting a beautiful flower, you choose your colors. Make your flower unique and and beautiful like you.
It's Simple and Fun! Bring your own beverage!
Honey of the Hive at The Station (169 Portage St., across from the Alamo Drafthouse)
Instruction by Melissa Decker, Honey of the Hive. Learn a handful of fast belly dance moves with your girlfriends and then dance in small groups, embracing the beauty of your body and of this empowering group improvisational dance style! No dance experience necessary. You may dance barefoot or in socks. Optional: If you own a hip scarf, feel free to bring it!
The Wine Loft
Yoga + Wine? Wine not! Join Down Dog Yoga Center and The Wine Loft for a special Yoga Uncorked event. Get your girlfriends together to enjoy sipping in the breath and moving with ease, then enjoy a fine wine with friends. This $15 event will be held at The Wine Loft; cost includes a one hour yoga class PLUS a glass of wine. Must be 21 to participate. Please bring your own yoga mat (limited number available on site). Register today to save your spot in this fun event - wine a little, laugh a lot!
Juicy Leaf (316 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 104)
Enjoy our most beautifying juice while you learn how easy it is to include raw Juice in your daily beauty routine.Cold-Pressed juice can help you glow from the inside out and activate your most vibrant self. This event includes:8oz Glow-Stick: Carrot & Apple Juice3oz Ginger & Lemon shot
Tudor House Tea (352 S. Kalamazoo Mall)
Find some insight to an issue that’s on your mind with an interactive tea leaf reading. No tea drinking is required for the reading, but we will have several teas available to sample.
Zazios (100 W. Michigan Ave. - located on the 1st floor of the Radisson)
Ladies, if your favorite meal of the day is brunch and you've always wanted to learn how to make it yourself, you can't miss this Cooking Class at Zazios! Enjoy a hands-on demonstration by Chef Joe and learn how to make crab cake eggs benedict and fruit-filled crêpes. Bon appetit!
Fuze Kitchen & Bar with Handmade Kalamazoo (214 E Michigan Ave.)
Learn some new skills through an interactive mixology class! Handmade Kalamazoo will be on site all day with a pop up shop at fuze kitchen & bar.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (314 S Park St)
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Jewelry Studio with Kelli Jackson hosts a make and take copper cuff workshop. Have you always admired those hammered and textured cuff bracelets? This is your chance to hand create one of your own. During this make and take workshop you will get to experience texturing, forming, stamping, and finishing techniques while creating your one of a kind copper cuff. All you need to bring is yourself and a smile we will provide the rest.
Tibb's Brewing Company with Pop City Popcorn (402 S Burdick St)
Tibb's Brewing Company and Pop City Popcorn have teamed up to offer this special event in the lower level of Tibb's. There will be 3 flavors of gourmet popcorn paired with 3 craft beers, with the business owners giving more information on their products and pairing notes.
Cherri's Chocol'Art (245 S Kalamazoo Mall)
Learn how to make your own chocolate turtle, and enjoy it too!
Bell’s Original Brewery at the Eccentric Café in Downtown Kalamazoo (355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.)
Bell’s Original Brewery Tours- Do you prefer a pint of beer to a glass of Pinot? Do you want to learn how beer is brewed? Join us at the Eccentric Café for a free “NO BOYS ALLOWED” tour specifically tailored for the Girlfriends Getaway. This tour lasts about 45-minutes and ladies are welcome to purchase a beer to take on the tour!
Plata y Oro Jewelers (125 S. Kalamazoo Mall)
Make your own Inspirational Message Cuff Bracelet. Learn part of the process for making custom cuff bracelets. Everyone will get to stamp a message of their choice on a brass cuff.
The Union (125 S. Kalamazoo Mall)
Join us for lunch at The Union and stick around for a fashion show highlighting the beautiful apparel and accessories available from our downtown retailers! Set to a background of energetic music, this fashion show will definitely get you excited for all the new fashion trends!
Alamo Drafthouse (180 Portage St.)
Come to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Saturday, March 11, and see the award-winning screendances the jury panel have selected for the 2017 RAD Festival. Admission is free, and audience members will have access to Alamo’s waitstaff and full food and drink menu. There will be a showing at 2:00pm with a repeat showing at 4:00pm. Have a snack or dinner and drinks at the Alamo while watching the 2017 RAD Festival screendance selections, and then head on over to the Epic Center (one city block just around the corner) for the 2017 RAD Festival live performances! For information on the selected screendance artists, visit our website: http://www.midwestradfest.org/screendance.
There is more than one way to wear tights. Learn how to make an infinity texture scarf out of tights. Skills required for this activity: Not many... If you can cut fabric into imperfect strips and tie knots, you can do this activity.
The Union (125 S Kalamazoo Mall)
Enjoy a brewery walking tour hosted by the West Michigan Beer Tours!Start at the Union with a 3:30 pm departure, and then walk to the following:Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing from 3:45 - 4:15 pm with beer samples and a tourTibb's Brewing Co. from 4:30 - 5 pm with beer samples and a tourAnd end at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at 5:15 pm where you'll be just in time for the Magic Mike movie!
Invitations by Design (225 S. Kalamazoo Mall)
Featuring bow making, gift wrapping how-to, and DIY wrapping paper suggestions, this informative class will teach you how to gift wrap like a goddess. Learn the easiest way to wrap a present and get tips and tricks to help wrap even the trickiest shapes. We will walk you through the many different ways to adorn a gift, whether it's with a traditional "bunny ears bow" or through textured tulle ribbons, take this class and never give a dull gift again!
The Wine Loft (161 E. Michigan Ave.)
Hey Girlfriends! Come sip, paint, and socialize with Colors & Cocktails at The Wine Loft! Enjoy a delicious glass of wine while artist Lauren teaches you fabulous techniques to create your very own one-of-a-kind (dishwasher safe - yes!) wine glass! No experience required, really! Tissue and handle bag provided to get your glass home safely.
Come see a short improv performance, and then get in on the action! Everyone is welcome and empowered. This is a great way to get introduced to the techniques improvisors use. Techniques that are valuable far beyond the improv stage. This is a great tool for personal growth. Have fun laughing with your girlfriends!
Green Door Distilling Co. (429 E North St.)
A girls' guide to old man drinks! Cocktail demos with a tasting, presented by mixologist, Angie Jackson.
The Spirit of Kalamazoo (154 S. Kalamazoo Mall)
The Spirit of Kalamazoo will offer participants an alcohol-infused ice cream drink sample from 4-5 pm.
Tempo Vino Winery (260 E. Michigan Ave.)
Wine 101 class: intro to wine appreciation. The class consists of the proper way to taste wine, deciphering wine labels, proper serving temperatures, and how to pair wine and food. There is wine tasting through out the class, and a wine & cheese pairing at the end. The class runs about an hour to an hour and half.
Have a seat and reward your feet! Soak your feet and re-energize them with an all-natural sugar scrub. You'll go home with tips on how to keep your feet looking great with less lotion and a 2oz sample size of Happy Feet Foot Scrub. Your feet will thank you!
Aardema Wood Floor (316 S Kalamazoo Mall #112)
Explore recent trends and innovations in flooring design for the home!
MAGIC MIKE movie party! Includes the movie and a MAGIC MIKE themed beverage. If you buy your ticket through Girlfriends Getaway, receive a free popcorn when you bring the coupon in your goodie bag.
The Midwest RAD Fest is a juried event at the Epic Center in Kalamazoo, MI, featuring the best in modern, post-modern, and contemporary dance from all over the country. No other festival in the region offers emerging, professional, and experimental artists the opportunity to present their work (without financial commitment), opportunities for professional development (master classes, lectures, discussion panels), and free networking events. Join us for a live performance featuring performers from Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and more! Full artist lineup and biographies can be found on our website: http://www.midwestradfest.org/.