The 20th Michigan Shakespeare Festival season includes what might be the biggest of all the Bard’s works: "Hamlet". Also on the schedule is one lesser-known Shakespeare play and one non-Shakespeare classic.
The 29th annual Vintage Electronics Extravaganza gets underway this weekend in Lansing. The Michigan Antique Radio Club spearheads the gathering, which happens to be one of the largest of its kind in the country. Approximately 200 to 300 sellers will have a diverse mixture of vintage radio, telephone and other electronic items on display and for sale.
WKAR's latest Community Cinema screening event featured an on-screen visit to Barefoot College in India, and in-person discussion with mid-Michigan women who are working to make a difference around the world.
On a recent Monday evening, WKAR classical music hosts Mark Schwitzgoebel and Jody Knol, along with radio station manager Peter Whorf, met up with WKAR listeners at an East Lansing pizzeria to talk about classical music on the air and in our community in mid-Michigan.
WKAR was pleased to welcome IRA expert Ed Slott, host of Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue and other public television specials, to the station on October 16.
Guests attending not only had quality time with Ed Slott but also had the opportunity to see a live taping of QuizBusters, tour the set of Off the Record and get a first-hand look at what a green screen is like in the studio and what it looks like after it is used to create a virtual set.
WKAR hosts a Raising Readers Family Fun Workshop on Thursday, November 8, at Sycamore Elementary in Holt.
Families will learn new ways to build children's reading skills while interacting with their child. Although the workshop is targeted to families and children 4-6 years old, siblings are welcome to attend also. Each child will receive a free book to take home.
Tuesday night (9/11) Sparty dropped by WKAR Studio A in the Communication Arts and Sciences building to help kick off the 24th season of QuizBusters. Two Special Edition episodes kick off the 24th season of QuizBusters in primetime on Wednesday, September 19, at 8 p.m. ET on WKAR-TV.
If the attendance at "An Evening at WKAR" was any indication, "big science" is a big interest for WKAR fans. More than 230 people, coming from as far as Novi, crowded the Communication Arts & Sciences auditorium on July 30 to get a sneak preview of The Small Matter of Big Science and hear remarks by Konrad Gelbke and Douglas Gage.
Gelbke, director of Michigan State University's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, is also featured in the documentary, which airs Wednesday, August 1, at 8 p.m., on WKAR-TV.
WKAR's July 25 "Evening at WKAR" with Molly Fillmore was a great success with lots of great feedback. Molly was here to preview the Great Performances at the Met production of Satyagraha, airing Sunday, July 29, at 3 p.m. on WKAR World's "Summer Sundays at the Opera."
The WKAR Street Team met many, many fans of WKAR at the 16th Annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing. Did we see you there? Check out the photos on facebook, and be sure to tag yourself and your friends!
The WKAR Street Team met many, many fans of WKAR at the 49th Annual East Lansing Art Festival. Did we see you there? Check out the photos on facebook, and be sure to tag yourself and your friends! You can also view the slideshow right here.
June 26 and 27 at East Lansing Hannah Community Center, in the Albert White Performing Arts Theater. Two free shows per night, featuring Home Again, Domestic Problems, Howling Diablos and Silent Lapse. These concerts are being recorded for BackStage Pass, the television series featuring music made in Michigan.
Join WKAR as it reveals the line-up for the next Backstage Pass recording sessions, coming to East Lansing in June. The WKAR television series featuring music made in Michigan kicks off an all-new season of production at a brand new venue, with bands that have never been featured before by WKAR.
The third broadcast season of BackStage Pass just wrapped up, with TV featuring music made in Michigan from the Chenille Sisters, Larry McCray, Bowery, and many more great, original acts. Those 10 shows will repeat on WKAR-TV beginning this week and continuing into the summer.
Fans are wondering: will there be a fourth season? and, how can I be in the TV audience for the next shows? We are thrilled to announce that there WILL be a fourth season of BackStage Pass.
Around one hundred fans of science programming on WKAR joined us Tuesday night (April 3) for our Preview Event featuring NOVA: Hunting the Elements.
The evening kicked off with a sneak peek at the special 2-hour program airing Wednesday, April 4, at 9pm on WKAR TV-HD/23. Guests also had an opportunity to hear direct from some of the researchers who explore questions about how our world works.
FREE - Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. | Join WKAR, the Cyclotron Lab, and FRIB for an evening of adventure and extreme chemistry on the MSU campus. Communication Arts & Sciences Room 147 | RESERVE SEATS HERE
Storybook characters, performers, authors and storytelling are combined in a way to help kids learn to love reading at a free special event on Sunday, March 18, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.