Events

WKAR special events -- Preview screenings, big-screen theatre presentations, fun fundraisers, education workshops, and more.

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Meet the Patels
Courtesy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

FREE – Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. | Watch the film and join the conversation on the true-life romantic comedy about an Indian American’s search for love with the help of his enormous extended family.

Invisible Wounds
Courtesy / ComArtSci-MSU

FREE – Thu. Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. | Join the conversation at a free screening exploring issues faced by war veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

2016 MSU Homecoming Parade

Oct 10, 2016
David Sparty Brown

Fri. Oct. 14 at 6pm in East Lansing |  Look for Sid the Science Kid and more of your favorite WKAR-TV and radio personalities in the MSU Homecoming Parade!

WKAR-PBS Kids Day
Courtesy / PBS-WKAR

Sun., Oct. 2 1-3pm at Capital Area District Library Downtown Lansing | Meet Curious George and Sid the Science Kid!

Hamilton's America - An Evening with WKAR

Sep 22, 2016
Hamilton's America: A Documentary Film
Courtesy / PBS

FREE – 7 pm Thu., Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 | FREE sneak peak of the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning megahit Hamilton! | ALL SEATS ARE FILLED

portrait: Ken Burns
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Renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, the second recipient of the Spartan Statesmanship Award for Distinguished Public Service, will be the featured speaker at the Gov. Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum on Sept. 23 at Michigan State University.

Pop-Up Stories: Turning Over a New Leaf

Sep 14, 2016
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thur. Sept. 29 at 6pm at Reach Studio Art Center in Lansing, MI | Have you ever had a fresh start? A clean slate?

Courtesy / Michigan BluesFest

Look for WKAR's award-winning production crew at the 2016 Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing, September 16 & 17, recording for the next season of BackStage Pass.

Pop-Up Stories: The Heat is On

Aug 22, 2016
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Wed. Aug. 31 at 6pm at Red Cedar Spirits in East Lansing | If you can't stand the heat... stand on a stage and tell a story!

2016 Great Lakes Folk Festival

Jul 29, 2016
Great Lakes Folk Festival
Courtesy / Great Lakes Folk Festival

August 12 - 14 in Downtown East Lansing| Music, dance and culture from across the country merge in Downtown East Lansing and WKAR will be there!

BackStage Pass at the 2016 Lansing JazzFest

Jul 29, 2016
Lansing JazzFest
Courtesy / Lansing JazzFest

Fri. and Sat., Aug. 5-6 in Old Town Lansing | Jazz comes to the streets of Old Town, surrounded by art galleries, unique retail stores and grand architecture.  

Independent Lens / WKAR-MSU

FREE – Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. | View the film and join the conversation on coming-of-age story of boxing star Claressa “T- Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan. RESERVE SEATS HERE

Pop-Up Stories: The Call of the Wild

Jul 13, 2016
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

​Wed. Aug. 10 at 7pm at Valley Court Park, East Lansing | The Great Outdoors beckons… have you answered the call? 

Pop-Up Stories: Putting Down Roots

Jun 8, 2016
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Wed. Jun. 29 at 5:30pm at the Allen Market Place |  Have you ever picked up and moved to make a home in a new place? Or stayed put because you’ve felt a sense of belonging? 

CANCELED| Blood Drive | June 14

Jun 8, 2016
American Red Cross

The Red Cross Blood Drive scheduled for June 14 at WKAR has been canceled.

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