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Alive After 5

Join us at the Center for your Thursday happy hour, our monthly Comedy series, or one of our other special performances. Explore our offerings below and join us for one of our evening activities!

Weekly Happy Hour at the Center


Join us in the Saints & Sinners Lounge for your Thursday Happy Hour! Drink specials and small plates will be available for purchase while you enjoy the free, live music from 5:30 – 8 PM.


Comedy Series

Special Showings at the Center


The MATRIX:MIDLAND Film Series gives patrons the opportunity to experience a world of films – right at our doorstep!

Perspectives Series

Community Conversations

Perspectives Series

The Perspectives Series brings together community partners to open doors for conversation about community topics and artistic ideas through education, storytelling and creativity.

Comedy Series

Monthly Event at the Center

Comedy Night

Get ready to roll in the aisles with nationally touring stand-up comedians! Each show includes two professional comics with credits that include HBO, Bob & Tom Radio, Comedy Central, & Late Night TV, and provides 90 minutes of non-stop laughs!

Content is PG-13 – Viewer discretion is advised. Cash Bar Available.

Upcoming Events

In Conversation: Redefining Representation

FEB 19, 2020 / 7 PM
Perspective Series in the Little Theatre

Photographer Elizabeth Herman joins us at the Center to discuss the Redefining Representation portrait series. Herman will explore the history of the art form, and talk about the inspiration behind the portraits, the photographic process, and what it was like working with the women of the 116th Congress.

This event is free and unticketed.

Lamb of God

FEB 28, 2020 / 7:30 PM
in the Auditorium

Come experience a community music performance like no other! Musicians from performing groups and congregations throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region have joined together to present Rob Gardner’s oratorio Lamb of God. The music retells the final days, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through choir, full orchestra, soloists, and narration. Lamb of God is performed every year around the world by thousands of musicians across dozens of faiths. Join us as this event comes to our area with local and internationally acclaimed soloists and musicians.

*This performance is not a Midland Center for the Arts production

Here: Say - Roar

MAR 20, 2020 / 7:30 PM
Perspective Series in the Saints & Sinners Lounge

Here:Say Storytelling and the Midland Center for the Arts present ROAR! Invited local performers will tell true, first-person stories about trying to change the world, or their own corner of it, by embracing the anthem “I am woman, hear me roar!” This live storytelling event will be staged in March to coincide with Women’s History Month.

Directions to Midland Center for the Arts

We are just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, with easy access to US-10 and M-20.