events

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
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! 

logo and men holding up USA flag
Courtesy / LZ Michigan

Sat. Sept. 23 Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park, MI | Join WGVU and WKAR at this celebration of veterans and their families!

'On the Road Again' | Pop-Up Stories

Aug 1, 2017
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Friday, August 11 at 6:30pm at the Great Lakes Folk Festival | Summer is the season for road trips...

art poster
Courtesy / Great Lakes Folk Festival

Fri., Aug. 11 - Sun., Aug. 13 in Downtown East Lansing | Music, dance and culture from across the country merge in Downtown East Lansing and WKAR will be there! 

MSUFCU Kids' Day | WKAR in Your Community

Aug 1, 2017
event art
Courtesy / MSUFCU

Sat. Aug. 12 from noon to 2pm at the MSUFCU Headquarters | Join WKAR at the MSUFCU’s annual Kids' Day celebration!

poster
Courtesy / Lansing JazzFest

Friday, Aug. 4 & Saturday, Aug. 5 in Old Town Lansing | Jazz comes to the streets of Old Town, surrounded by art galleries, unique retail stores and grand architecture.   

Main event image with title
Courtesy / Genesee Intermediate School District

Friday, June 9 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilson Park in Flint, Michigan | Kick off the summer with your family at the Healthy & Smart Summer Kickoff Party! 

May 25 | Real Boy | Indie Lens Pop-Up

May 15, 2017
Title image - real boy
Courtesy / Independent Lens - PBS

FREE – Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation about a son’s transition and a mom’s transformation. RESERVE SEATS

NOVA: Poisoned Water
Courtesy / NOVA

FREE – Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. | Discover the chemistry and engineering behind the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and other U.S. cities, and hear from the filmmakers, scientists and citizens bringing this important story to PBS. With discussion moderated by NOVA’s Paula S. Apsell. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

2017 East Lansing Art Festival

May 8, 2017
Bird eye view of festival
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Sat. May 20 - Sun. May 21 in Downtown East Lansing | Join WKAR at the 2017 East Lansing Art Festival! 

Apr. 27 | Reaping What You Sow | Pop-Up Stories

Apr 20, 2017
The audience sits in Abrams Planetarium underneath the starry ceiling.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Lansing City Market.

They say you should treat others the way you want to be treated, but what happens when you don’t?

We want to hear your personal stories of good deeds, karma, revenge, and “reaping what you sow.” 

Maybe you did something you shouldn’t have and you got what was coming to you… or you got away with it. What did you learn? 
On the other hand, you might have a story of hard work that paid off, or a tale of spreading kindness that has a happy ending.

Kathyrn Edin: book and portrait
Courtesy / MSU

Thur. Apr. 27 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in WKAR Studio A & LIVE Webcast | Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, will discuss extreme poverty in America. RSVP to Attend | Watch Live WebCast

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