In Your Community

Events and happenings in the Michigan Capital Region hosted by or in partnership with WKAR.

sign at hospital
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

One of mid-Michigan’s largest health care providers is about to get smaller.


Dolores | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Feb 9, 2018
United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta organizing marchers on the 2nd day of March Coachella in Coachella, CA 1969.
Courtesy of © 1976 George Ballis / Take Stock / The Image Works / PBS

FREE Tue. Feb. 27, 7pm at WKAR Studio A | View a special screening and join the conversation! SOLD OUT

Tell Them We Are Rising | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Jan 29, 2018
Recent graduates of Morgan State University, Maryland.
Courtesy of Morgan State University / PBS

FREE Thu. Feb. 8, 7pm at WKAR Studio A | View a special screening and join the conversation!  RESERVE SEATS HERE

Travel | Pop-Up Stories 2018

Jan 29, 2018
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thu. Mar. 1, 6:30 pm at the Capital Region International Airport | Join us at the Capital Region International Airport to share stories related to travel!

Break the Chain: main image
Courtesy / Break the Chain

FREE – Thursday, January 18, 7 p.m. at WKAR | View the film and join the conversation on how human trafficking is present in not only the capital region but in all of Michigan. RESERVE SEATS HERE

PBS KIDS Day at WKAR | 2018

Dec 15, 2017
PBS KIDS Birthday Graphic
Courtesy / PBS

Sat. Jan. 27, 10am-2pm, WKAR Studios | Celebrate the first birthday of  WKAR Family and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel!

I Am Not Your Negro | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Nov 30, 2017

FREE – Thu. Dec. 14, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation. 

UPDATE: ALL SEATS HAVE BEEN RESERVED.

There are often no-shows for any event. Standby seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis after guests with tickets are seated.

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QuizBusters LIVE Grand Finale

Nov 29, 2017
Ottinger at podium on QuizBusters set
File photo / WKAR-MSU

FREE – Fri., Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. at WKAR Studio A | QuizBusters celebrates 29 years with high school champions.

The Feminine Touch / Evening With WKAR

On Wednesday, November 29, WKAR will host a screening of the WEDU PBS Documentary The Feminine Touch at Michigan State University as part of An Evening With WKAR. Presented in partnership with the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Michigan Osteopathic Association.

The Feminine Touch | Evening with WKAR

Nov 17, 2017

FREE – Wednesday, November 29, 7 p.m. at WKAR | View the film and join the conversation on the changing role of women in the osteopathic medical field. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Michigan Vietnam Monument at night
Courtesy / Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

Thu., Nov. 2 from 12pm to 1pm at the Michigan Vietnam Monument | You're invited to join your community in paying respects to those who served and perished in the Vietnam War. 

2017 MSU Homecoming Parade

Oct 4, 2017
Clifford high-fiving a child on the street
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Friday, October 20 at 6pm in East Lansing | Look for your favorite WKAR personalities in the parade, and be sure to grab some great giveaways! 

Transformations | Pop-Up Stories Lansing

Oct 4, 2017
Pop-Up Stories buttons on books
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thur., Oct. 26 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at CADL | Tell your story or just come to listen to an evening of storytelling!

the cat in the hat with blue background
Courtesy / Wharton Center

Sat., Oct. 28 from 1pm-4pm at the Wharton Center | The Cat in the Hat knows how to turn a rainy day into an amazing adventure! 

WKAR Family Day at CADL!

Sep 28, 2017

Sun., Oct. 1 from 1pm to 4pm at the Capital Area District Library, Downtown Lansing | Join WKAR Family at the Downtown Lansing library for a day of fun! 

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