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"It's always ourselves we find in the sea”
                                                             --- e.e.cummings


May 15-16 The State Bonsai Show May 15 “The Judy Show” with Michael Holmes at The Red Barn
May 16 Field Trip-Saugatuck Natural Harbor, Oval Beach

May 18 Reading & Book Signing with photographer David Lubbers "Within Two Miles", SCA
May 20 I Know Where I’m Going, Historical Society
May 21 Nobody’s Darlin, bluegrasss at Salt of the Earth
May 21 Doobie Brothers, Meijer Gardens Concert
May 22 Pit and Smoke Firing, Khnemu Studio
May 22 “An Evening on the Riveria” Mason Street Warehouse at Laketown
May 23 Curtis Eller- Banjoist, Salt of the Earth
May 28 Jo Ann Serrapere, Salt of the Earth

May 28 Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum features ”A Place Called Ox-Bow".
May 28 James Cook Reception” Ox-Bow and the Dunes” Good Goods
May 28-31 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Oval Beach Opens, The Chain Ferry Begins and the Flags are out!
May29-30 The Iris Show, Meijer Gardens
May 29 Legends of Motown at The SCA
May 30 Artists’ Reception - Bohanon, Mitchell at Button Petter Gallery
May 30 Allegan Antiques Market, 400 dealers
May 30 Blues and Boogie Piano featuring Mr. B & Bob Seeley at The SCA
May 31 MEMORIAL DAY PARADES Saugatuck 9am Douglas 10am

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Legends of Motown featuring Horizon

May 29 Motown’s greatest hits with the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. A night to remember.

Blues and Boogie Piano Celebration featuring Mr. B & Bob Seeley

May 30 Roadhouse blues, boogie stomp by two great keyboard artists.

Leon Redbone

June 5 Leon Redbone, playing jazz, blues and the standards of Tin Pan Alley. Redbone masters the guitar, banjo, and harmonica to the delight of all.

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Domestic Cyclone
Through June 21

Artist Amy Reckley creates a large scale installation with organic materials.



A celebration of the black dirt produce and fruit belts best with our local farmers opens June 11.
Every Friday until mid October
 8 AM - 2 PM and Every Monday July 6 - August 31  3 PM - 7 PM



Chihuly at Meijer Gardens
Through September 30

Not to be missed, this Dale Chihuly exhibit will feature the chandeliers, glass towers up to 30 feet high, floating spheres, reeds rising from the earth, the sun, the moon and a rowboat full of glass installed outdoors at 15 Meijer Gardens sites. These sculptures have thrilled audiences around the world and now are here!

June 3 It Could Happen To You, Historical Society
June 4 Ox-Bow begins 100th year of Art Classes
June 4-August 22 Ox-Bow Centennial Exhibition
, Grand Rapids art Museum
June 4-5 Dave Barettette, Salt of the Earth
June 8 Fennville First Tuesdays, music

June 10-13 Waterfront Film Festival
June 10 Bela Fleck, Sakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer
, Meijer Gardens Concert
June 11 Karisa Wilson Folk/Blues, Salt of the Earth
June 11 Greenmarket Opens

The Red Barn

May 15 The Judy Show For one night only Michael Holmes brings Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Carol Channing, Katherine Hepburn and Billie Holiday come to town with Michael Holmes’ quick wit and riotous humor. Our local favorite has been voted the Best Live Music in Palm Springs for 2010. Michael will sing and laugh his way into your heart.

May 22 Love Songs Darla Wortley and Philip Pletcher present Cabaret June 26 Because I Can Darla Wortley sings songs from the Silver Screen

June 17 - 20 Neil Simon’s Rumors A comedy and mystery in one featuring New York’s upper class.

June 25 William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. One of The Barb’s most ambitious plays comes to town.

July 23-24 My Say On Broadway, Ginger Child Smith a one-woman cabaret.

June 12-13 Rooted in Tradition, Kelly Savino Gallery
June 12-July 14 Novel: Paintings That Tell a Story, Water Street Gallery
June 12 Lake Macatawa 2010 Triathlon
June 13 Workshop Series
, Khmenu Studio
June 13 Artists’ Reception - Allen, Chapman, Matteson
, Button-Petter Gallery
June 14 FLAG DAY
June 16 Kenny Loggins
, Meijer Gardens Concert
June 17 The Apartment, Saugatuck Douglas Library
June 17 Buddy Guy, Meijer Gardens Concert
June 18 Hawks & Owls, Salt of the Earth
June 18,19 Into The Woods, DeWitt Theater
June 19 Spring Open Gallery Studio Reception, James Brandess Gallery
June 19 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball Game, 2pm
June 19 Summer Solstice, SCA Benefit
June 19-20 Relay for Life
June 19 Saugatuck Arts and Crafts Fair

June 23 Music in the Park
, Sam & Andy, folk/rock, Saugatuck
June 25-26 I Do! I DO!, Knickerbocker Theater



The Mason Street Warehouse season begins June 25th to July 18th with the Broadway musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels". This is a hilarious tale of conniving deception. Two con artists, one suave and sophisticated, the other crass and small time, end up working the same territory - the French Riviera.

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off- Broadway by storm! July 21-August 1.

Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, are four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and with voices to match! At their 1958 prom we are treated to classics from the 50's and 60's including "Lollipop"; "Dream Lover" and "It's My Party". August 6-22

An Improv theatrical experience; three actors and pianist make up a fully staged musical, complete with songs, lyrics and choreography, ON THE SPOT!  August 25-28.

Mason Street Warehouse 



12th Waterfront Film Festival
June 10 - 13
“One of the Top 5 Film Festivals ... right up there with Cannes and Sundance”
The Screen Actor’s Guild

Outdoor screenings, movie premiers galore, The New Media Television Festival, workshops, and shakers everywhere!!! You don’t want to miss this annual rite of Spring in Saugatuck.  It’s terrific!
Waterfront Film Festival


Music Around Town

The SCA, Salt of the Earth, Saugatuck Brewing, Pumpernickel's, The White House Bistro, Wick’s Park Grill, The What Not Inn, and Music in The Park are all making music in the air all over town.

June 25 Friday Night Open Studios, Ox-Bow
June 26 Fenn Valley Wine Fest, Winery
June 25-26 Annual Sticks Show, Good Goods
June 26 Opening of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mason Street Warehouse
June 26 Fenn Valley Winery Festival, Fennville
June 27 Allegan Antiques Market, Allegan
June 27 Artists’ Reception - Blietz, Jenkins, Olsen at Button-Petter Gallery
June 30 Levon Helm Band, Meijer Gardens Concert
June 30- Music in the Park, Saugatuck
June 30 Don Middlebrook, Living Soul, Music in the Park, Saugatuck


The Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival
Around the World in Six Weeks Summer 2010

July 8-9 From Russia with Love
July 15-16 C'est Magnifique
July 22-24 Trio Terzetto
July 29-30 Viva Italia

August 5-6 American Journey
August 12-13 Czech Mate

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