2019 Special events


RAD Fest 10th Anniversary kick-off celebration

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:30pm

Kalamazoo Institute of Art

Come celebrate our 10 year anniversary and kick off the festival in style with a site-specific performance, food, light entertainment and libations!

*$15 suggested donation


Mix and mingle

Thurs., March 7, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Raddison Plaza Hotel

Meet and mingle with RAD Artists, audience members, and a few special VIPs in the stunning Radisson Plaza Hotel (the official RAD Fest hotel) before heading to theater (one block away) to see the Thursday evening RAD performances. Heavy appetizers and cash bar will be available. Parking in the Radisson Ramp will be validated. This is event is supported by the Raddison Plaza Hotel.

*$15 pp

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bell’s beer dinner

Friday, March 8, 2019 4:00pm

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe and Brewery

Enjoy a private, specially crafted, family-style dinner with a 4-course beer pairing at the Eccentric Cafe before the Friday night performances begin. This special event has limited seating! Supported by Bell’s Brewery.

*$35pp ($25 for dinner only, no beer)


After-glow reception

Saturday, March 9, 10:00pm

Epic Center 2nd Floor Atrium

Come mingle with the 2019 artists at the After Glow reception immediately following the 9:00pm Saturday performance. After Glow will feature live music by the Dacia Bridges Project, complimentary food, a cash bar, a selfie-station, and a silent auction.



Coffee Hour discussion

Sunday, March 10, 10:00am

Epic Center Basement Classroom

The coffee hour discussion is a mediated discussion on all things dance. This discussion will be led by Jennifer Glaws, and patrons, RAD artists, community members, dance students, arts organizations and anyone who is interested are welcome to attend and add to the discussion or just sit back and listen. Coffee and light breakfast items will be provided.