Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season this weekend with some laughs at the Holly Hotel Comedy Club.
Tonight and Saturday, enjoy comedian Kevin Kramis in the club with special guest Andy Beningo.
Kramis performs over 45 weeks per year in clubs, colleges and concerts. A regular in Las Vegas, he also writes material for a number of comedians as well as a contributing writer for the Dr. Don Prep Sheet. He is a veteran comic noted for his universal appeal, with stage presence and off-beat improvisations that captivate and involve audiences.
The show begins at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. The Historic Holly Hotel Comedy Club is located at 110 Battle Alley, Holly. Learn more here.
Looking to add a little rock ‘n’ roll to your holiday season? Head to Flint’s Machine Shop Concert Lounge this weekend.
On Friday, the group Mushroomhead performs with special guests Erimha, Unsaid Fate and Thira. On Saturday, the original voice of the group Skid Row, Sebastian Bach, comes to Flint with special guests Maxine and Ballz Deluxe. And on Sunday, Rev Theory and Otherwise take the stage with special guest 9Electric.
You still have time to show us what you love about Flint & Genesee via photos – and it could even win you some cash. The SEE Photography Contest ends at midnight Wednesday, Dec. 31.
So grab your camera and get your best shot of Flint and Genesee County donning its Christmas best. Or maybe you got a great photo of fall foliage, a day at the beach, or some springtime whimsy. We’ll take it, as long as the photo was taken this year. Start checking your photos now. You might have a winner!
The rules are simple – photos must be taken within the county lines, and you may submit only photos that you have personally taken. Please do not submit images that have been heavily altered or manipulated. It is acceptable to color balance and crop if doing so reflects the scene as you observed it.
The first place winner will receive $300, with second and third place winners receiving $150 each. We will accept up to five photos per participant. There is no entry fee.
Looking for something different this holiday season? Catch some live horse racing!
Live harness horse racing is back at Sports Creek Raceway every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 31.
Catch all the action and bet on live horse racing in Sports Creek’s 480-seat terraced restaurant overlooking the race track with personal televisions to enjoy all sporting events, TV shows or additional horse racing.
Guests can also enjoy a great view of the races from a seat in Sports Creek’s fully enclosed and heated grandstand area, which offers concession stand service.
Live racing starts at 7 p.m. at Sports Creek Raceway, 4290 Morrish Road, Swartz Creek. Sports Creek is also open noon-midnight daily for year-round simulcast wagering. Learn more here.
You’ll have two chances to celebrate the season with the warm and joyful “Holiday Pops” musical event this weekend at The Whiting in Flint.
At 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, you can celebrate the yuletide season with this musical extravaganza featuring the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Maestro Enrique Diemecke, the Flint Festival Chorus with members of area high school choirs, Flint School of Performing Arts students and additional area musical groups.
Enjoy your favorites like “We Wish You a Little Christmas,” “Too Hot to Handel,” “Let There be Peace on Earth” and Handel’s “Messiah.”
Tickets from are $8 -$32 and can be purchased by calling (810) 237-7333 or (888) 8-CENTER, or visiting The Whiting at 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.
The magic of Christmas need not be limited to here on Earth … check out the shows in the stars, too!
Longway Planetarium in Flint is presenting two holiday shows for your viewing pleasure: “George & Oatmeal Save Santa” and the “Holiday Magic Laser Light Show.”
In “George & Oatmeal Save Santa,” Mrs. Claus is worried because Santa has come up missing and has asked Oatmeal, the snowman, to help find him. Join Oatmeal and his friend George, the Planetarium wizard, as they travel the world in search of Santa. Listen to constellation stories from many cultures and learn how to use the Big Dipper to find the North Star. Recommended for ages 4-6. This show runs through at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, through Tuesday, Dec. 23.
With the “Holiday Magic Laser Light Show,” you’ll experience the magic of the holiday season with a little science. The show features traditional holiday tunes from across the generations to contemporary artists performing their personal favorites. Recommended for all ages. This show runs at 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 2 p.m. Dec. 22-23.
Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
December 15 – 21: Santa and Friends at Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 732-4000 * geneseemall.com
(Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Through December 24th, visit with Santa and his friends, in Center Court, and walk through the Woodland display, based on the children’s book “Stranger in the Woods.” Photos with Santa are available for a small fee.
(Open during mall hours) Through December 24th, be transported into a winter wonderland experience featuring characters from Disney’s number one animated film “Frozen.” This much-loved, interactive holiday display features the art of Anna, Elsa and friends Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, plus a 30-foot Ice Palace with falling snow, a light show and other activities for the whole family including interactive globes, ice hand prints and more. End this magical journey with a Santa visit and a special Disney Frozen Look-and-Find book! Photos with Santa are available for a small fee.
December 15 – 21: “Holiday Railway Village” at Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org
(Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Witness a Dickens Village display like you’ve never seen before! Let speeding miniature locomotives guide your eyes through this wee world. The winter landscape is packed with more than 200 miniature buildings, characters and scenes.
December 19 – 21: Christmas at Crossroads Village “Holiday Magic” Celebration, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARKS * geneseecountyparks.org
(Open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Visit Crossroads Village when thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the village. Ride the Huckleberry Railroad for a festive night-time ride. Find villagers making vintage crafts, shops full of great holiday gifts and Santa himself bringing smiles to faces of all ages.
December 20: “A Walk Through the Pages: A Christmas Carol” at Whaley Historic House Museum, 624 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 471-4714 * whaleyhouse.com
(Open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Built in 1884, the Whaley House is filled with hundreds of family and period artifacts that tell the story of the Whaley’s and Victorian Era Flint. Take a guided tour of this incredible house during the holiday season with historical decorations filling every room and each bedroom decorated to represent a character from the Dickens’ classic tale. Enjoy carols and readings of A Christmas Carol by dressed interpreters from the University of Michigan-Flint theater department. Children will also be able to enjoy a craft, write a letter to Santa or play with “snow.”
December 20 & 21: Longway Planetarium Holiday Shows, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or (810) 237-3400 * sloanlongway.org
“George & Oatmeal Save Santa” (Show starts 12:30 p.m.) Mrs. Claus is worried because Santa has come up missing and has asked Oatmeal, the snowman, to help find him. Join Oatmeal and his friend George, the Planetarium wizard, as they travel the world in search of Santa. Listen to constellation stories from many cultures and learn how to use the Big Dipper to find the North Star. Recommended for ages 4 to 6 years old.
“Holiday Magic” Laser Light Show (Show starts at 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.) Experience the magic of the holiday season with a little science at this magical holiday laser show featuring traditional holiday tunes from across the generations to contemporary artists performing their personal favorites. Recommended for all ages.
December 20 & 21: “Holiday Pops” with the Flint Symphony Orchestra at The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com
(Performances begin Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m.) Celebrate the yuletide season with this musical extravaganza featuring the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Conductor – Maestro Enrique Diemecke, Flint Festival Chorus with members of area high school choirs, Flint School of Performing Arts students and additional area musical groups.