In Your Community

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

Education | Pop-Up Stories Lansing

Apr 12, 2018
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thu. Apr. 26, 6:30 pm at Impression 5 | Join us at Impression 5 to share stories related to education!

2018 BackStage Pass Concert Series!

Apr 6, 2018
BackStage Pass
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

FREE | April 30 - May 4 | 7:00- 9:00pm at WKAR Studios | We're very excited to host nine bands in this year’s 2018 Backstage Pass Concert Series! RESERVE SEATS NOW 

Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky
Indepdent Lens / WKAR-MSU

FREE – Wed. Apr. 11, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation. RESERVE SEATS HERE

WKAR Tour Day | 2018 MSU Science Festival

Mar 22, 2018
WKAR tour in WKAR Studios with Gary
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Sat. Apr. 14  10am - 1pm in WKAR Studios | Celebrate science with WKAR Family as part of the 2018 MSU Science Festival Tour Day!

WKAR Family Fun Day with walkaround Julia from Sesame Street!
PBS-WKAR

FREE -- Saturday, March 24, 1-4pm at WKAR Studios | You’re invited to sensory-friendly WKAR Family Fun Day!

Karel Vega / WKAR-MSU

Civil Rights icon Dolores Huerta was in East Lansing Tuesday as part of Michigan State University’s eighth annual César E. Chávez Commemorative Celebration. WKAR’s Karel Vega has more.


Literacy Celebration

Feb 19, 2018
Join WKAR Mar. 18 from 1pm-3:30pm at the Hannah Community Center for Literacy Celebration!
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

Sun. Mar. 18, 1pm-3:30pm at Hannah Community Center | Join WKAR for children's activities, music, storytelling and meet some your favorite storybook characters!

Curious Crew Roadshow at CADL!

Feb 19, 2018
Join us Mar. 3 from 1pm-3pm for the Curious Crew Roadshow at the Capital Area Distric Library (CADL) in Downtown Lansing!
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Sat. Mar. 3, 1pm-3pm at CADL Downtown Lansing | Meet the cast of the WKAR original show Curious Crew with Dr. Rob Stephenson!

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. 'Dolores' Premieres March 27 on WKAR-TV.
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 | WATCH LIVE: Dolores - Conversation and Q & A 

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.

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