KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's independent student radio station, WIDR 89.1 FM, celebrates its 60th anniversary with WIDR Week, a series of events over nine days, March 9-17, culminating with a 12-hour St. Patrick's Day dance in downtown Kalamazoo.
The St. Patty's Day Dance Party features 12 artists, hip-hop, break dancing, funk, soul, mash-ups and more, from 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, to 2 a.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Globe Theatre, 241 E. Kalamazoo Ave., across from the Arcadia Commons Festival Place.
All-day admission bracelet is $5 at the door, must be 21 or older. Food and drink specials will be available throughout the event.
"I support WIDR so much and everything that it stands for," says headliner Duktap (Amy Cherette). "I like to see people coming together and throwing events for a common cause."
St. Patty's Day Dance Party, March 17
2 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday
Globe Theatre, 241 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo
All-day admission bracelet $5 at the door, must be 21 or older
Fund raising events for WIDR begin with eight screening of the film "Young Adult" Friday through Sunday, March 9-11, at WMU's Little Theatre. The film starring Charlize Theron is presented by the Kalamazoo Film Society to benefit WIDR. The film is rated R and has a runtime of 93 minutes.
"Young Adult" starring Charilze Theron, March 9-11
Friday 7 and 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m.
WMU Little Theatre
Admission $5 at the door
Other WIDR Week events, March 12-16
- Monday, WIDR Campus Takeover, music and merchandise, Campus Flagpoles, noon to 4 p.m. Free.
- Tuesday, WIDR Bowl, bowling, prizes, drink specials; Pinz, 4500 Stadium Dr; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free admission, must be 18 or older.
- Wednesday, WIDR Wednesday, live and DJ music; Globe Theatre, 241 E. Kalamazoo Ave.; 8 p.m. Free admission, must be 21 or older.
- Friday, WIDR All Niter, live bands perform on 89.1 FM, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free.
Visit widr.org for more information about all events.