Rev it up with Indoor Racing on Saturday at Flint’s Perani Arena


It doesn’t have to be warm outside for revving engines. Catch all the action during the Midwest Indoor Racing Series event this Saturday, March 7, at Perani Arena in Flint.

Enjoy an exciting evening as mini sprints, mini cups, go-karts, quarter midgets, lawn mowers and more compete.

Preliminaries begin at 2 p.m., autographs are at 6 p.m., and the main event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. Perani Arena & Event Center is located at 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint. Learn more here.

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South Dakota Artist’s ‘Nothings’ Exhibited Through March 10 at MCC Gallery

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Karri Dieken

Looking to take in a little arts and culture? Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery has just the ticket.

The gallery in MCC’s Visual Arts and Design Center is presenting an exhibition of work by South Dakota artist Karri Dieken titled “Nothings.” Her work will be in the gallery through March 10.

Dieken grew up in the badlands region of the Midwest. Her work has been inspired by heritage, craft and the handmade, and she continues to participate in various cultural patterns within the Midwest. As a performance artist, she is interested in fibers and polymers as mediums for documenting perceived moments in time.

View some of Dieken’s most impressive works of art from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. The MCC Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts & Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus in Flint. Learn more at (810)762-0443.

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Flint’s Machine Shop Presents It Lies Within’s ‘Get Your Feet Wet Tour’ This Weekend

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Flint’s own It Lies Within takes the stage as the band brings its “Get Your Feet Wet Tour” home to the Machine Shop on Saturday, March 7.

The metalcore band exploded on the scene with their energetic live performance and positive based message.

After quickly earning a few opening slots for larger national acts at the Machine Shop, the band immediately hit the studio and prepared for the road. Touring full time since 2011, these guys are inching their way and becoming recognized on the national circuit.

Special guests at Saturday night’s show include Conquer Divide, Meridians, After the Minor, Final Confession and Our Vices.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows. The Machine Shop is located at 3539 S. Dort Highway in Flint. Buy tickets and learn more here.

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Flint Youth Theatre to Present ‘Bud, Not Buddy’ This Weekend


The Flint Youth Theatre will present a story of hope as it brings “Bud, Not Buddy” to the stage this weekend.

The scene is 1936, and 10-year-old Bud Caldwell has been in and out of foster homes since his mother died four years ago. With nothing but a bag full of rocks and a heart full of hope, he sets out on a journey to find his true home.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (March 6-7) and 2:30 p.m. Sunday (March 8) at Elgood Theater, 1220 E. Kearsley St, Flint.

This performance is recommended for ages 8 and older. A conversation with the creative team will follow Friday’s performance. Learn more here.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of March 2–8

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.


March 6 – 8: “Michigan Warriors” Hockey at Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 *

  • (Games begin Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m.) The Michigan Warriors hockey team will play against the Keystone Ice Miners featuring free kids Friday and fan appreciation during Saturday night’s game. The Michigan Warriors are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team and play in the North American Hockey League’s North Division. The team represents a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition.


March 7: “Super Saturday Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 *

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Join a Library staff member for themed stories, literacy and hands-on activities in the Children’s Room celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and remembering the importance of reading this week. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.


March 7: “Midwest Indoor Racing Series” at Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center
3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 *  or

  • (Preliminaries begin 2 p.m., Autographs 6 p.m. and Main Event 7 p.m.) Enjoy an exciting evening as mini sprints, mini cups, go-karts, quarter midgets, lawn mowers and more compete.

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Foodie Fave Friday: Fine Dining, Student Education Meet at Applewood Café



Talk about a win-win situation for Mott Community College and community members. Not only does the campus’ Applewood Café provide students with hands-on experience in food management and the culinary, baking and pastry arts, it also offers an upscale and affordable lunch destination for area residents and professionals.

Open through late April, the student-operated eatery changes up its menu every four weeks, with a focus on both flavor and variety. A sampling from the current offering, available through March 6, includes:

  • Gluten-free, crispy pork potstickers, made with sweet rice flour, Napa cabbage leaves, ground pork and tamari
  • Roasted corn chowder, made with diced potatoes, corn and red bell pepper
  • Greek salad with oregano-roasted, wild-caught salmon
  • Sautéed, Michigan-raised emu steak, served with Japanese seven spice yams and sauced with a port wine, cherry and orange reduction
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich bread pudding, served with dark caramel sauce

Applewood Café is open 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Prahl College Center, at 1401 East Court St. in Flint. While reservations are not required, they are recommended. For more information, call (810) 762-0536 or visit

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The Whiting Presents “Sister Act” on Feb. 28-March 1 in Flint


It’s time to sing, dance and laugh your habit off as The Whiting brings “Sister Act” to the stage this weekend.

This amazing musical comedy is about Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent.

Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Performances are 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.

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