In Your Community

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

2020 BackStage Pass Artists Announced

Mar 9, 2020
2020 BackStage Pass Concert Series
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

BackStage Pass recording line-up to include Rainbow Girls, Joanna Connor and okaycool.

Literacy Celebration 2020!

Mar 9, 2020
Girl posing for a picture with Clifford character.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Sun. Mar. 15, 1pm-3:30pm at Hannah Community Center | Join WKAR for children's activities, music, storytelling and meet some your favorite storybook characters!

Always in Season | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Feb 24, 2020

Given the latest developments regarding the coronavirus in our community, Michigan State University is evaluating the health implication of large gatherings and will not be scheduling new events through April 20.

Thank you for your interest in being part of this important discussion.

If you would like to view Always in Season on your own, the program is available for viewing in the free PBS Video App and at through March 25.

MSU Latinx Film Festival: The Pushouts

Feb 11, 2020

7pm Wed., Feb. 12  at WKAR | A realistic look at America's broken educational system. Join the conversation at this free film screening at the opening night of the MSU Latinx Film Festival.

PBS Kids Day at WKAR | 2020

Jan 24, 2020

FREE Sat. Jan. 25, 2020 | 10am-1pm | Join us at the fourth annual PBS Kids Day at WKAR! Everyone’s favorite big red dog Clifford will be visiting and posing for pictures with all his fans.

The First Rainbow Coalition | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Nov 25, 2019
Indie Lens Pop-Up First Rainbow Coalition
Indie Lens Pop-Up

7pm THU. DEC. 12 at WKAR | The new film charts the legacy of a groundbreaking multiethnic alliance that changed the face of 1960s politics. Join the conversation!

Poldark Season Finale WATCH PARTY!

Nov 14, 2019

The series finale of Poldark, the hit PBS series starring Aidan Turner as the heroic Ross Poldark, airs Sun., Nov. 17, at 9 p.m. on WKAR-HD. Want to watch it with other Poldark fans? Join us at WKAR for a POLDARK WATCH PARTY!

Courtesy / PBS KIDS

FREE -- Sat., Nov. 16, 1pm – 4pm at the MSU Museum on the MSU Campus | Explore the MSU Museum and enjoy a special screening of “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.” 

The Forever Chemicals | WKAR & DPTV Special Screening

Oct 17, 2019
Courtesy / Great Lakes Now

FREE – Thu. Oct. 24, 7pm at WKAR | Join the conversation as WKAR and DPTV present a free screening of the Great Lakes Now documentary The Forever Chemicals. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

2019 Teddy Bear Picnic | In Your Community

Sep 30, 2019
Courtesy / MSU College of Human Medicine

FREE -- Sat., Oct. 5, 11am - 3pm at Field #3 on Service Road | Join WKAR Family and the MSU College of Human Medicine for the 2019 Teddy Bear Picnic!