Special Events

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Come to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (K.I.A.) on Saturday, March 10, at 4:00pm and see the award-winning screendances the jury panel have selected for the 2018 RAD Festival. Admission is free, and audience members will have access to a concession stand. Screendance at the K.I.A. will run about an hour, which will provide plenty of time to catch dinner at a downtown restaurant before heading over to the Epic Center (two city blocks from the K.I.A.) for the 2018 RAD Festival live performances! For information on the selected screendance artists, visit the artist line-up tab.About the K.I.A.The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes, exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The institute believes the arts are for everyone, that they inspire, transform and fulfill. Their mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in West Michigan. https://www.kiarts.org/

After-Glow Party
Saturday, March 10, 2018

The After-Glow party will be held in the 2nd floor atrium of the Epic Center immediately following the Saturday, March 10, 9:00pm show. Local restaurants, caterers, and food vendors will donate their specialty cuisines to provide an ample buffet. A cash bar will be available, and a live DJ will be on hand to spin some tunes. Come to the After-Glow celebration and network with the 2018 RAD Fest visiting artists. 

Coffee Hour Discussion Groups
Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Coffee Hour Discussion will take place at Central City Tap House located on the first floor of the Epic Center on Sunday, March 11 at 10:00am. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast items will be provided to participants. Participants will engage in a mediated exchange of ideas covering topics like dance pedagogy, arts funding, dance archiving, and more. This discussion is open to dance instructors, students, choreographers, performers, dance scholars, audience members, and anyone else interested in participating.