Foodie Fave Friday: Get a Taste of the Goodies Going Nationwide


This week, we’re saluting the ooey gooey goodness of Crust: a Baking Company as our Foodie Fave.

Originally open only at its Fenton location as a sister company to Fenton’s Laundry, Crust branched out and opened a space in the Flint Farmers’ Market when the market moved to its new location in downtown Flint.

And now, the entire country can experience the deliciousness: Crust recently announced that it struck a deal with gourmet specialty retailer Williams Sonoma. Crust cinnamon rolls will now be sold nationwide! Watch an ABC12 report about Crust’s deal with Williams Sonoma here:

Crust is open at its Fenton location, 104 W. Caroline St., from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Shop at its Flint Farmers’ Market location, 300 E. First St., from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday or 8 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday.

Check out Crust’s website here.

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Comedy Show & Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Rock Concert on Tap at the Machine Shop

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HBFAC_2014_Poster_v03Whether you want to laugh, rock out or dress up, Flint’s Machine Shop has you covered this weekend.

On Friday, Oct. 24, enjoy the comedy of Doug Stanhope and special guest Mishka Shubaly. Stanhope, a standup comedian, is “vulgar, opinionated, brutally honest and shockingly uninhibited — and is certainly not for everybody,” according to his website bio information. He was elected by both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter as one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch.”

On Saturday, Oct. 25, you can rock out for a good cause as the Machine Shop hosts Hellbent for a Cure, a benefit for the Michigan Multiple Sclerosis Society. Performances by My Perfect Nightmare, Fall Prey, ST8 of Mine and Cradle the Fall are on tap. The evening will also feature a costume contest, a raffle and more.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows. The Machine Shop Concert Lounge is located at 3539 S. Dort Highway in Flint.

Buy tickets and learn more here.

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New McCree Theatre Presents ‘A Festival of Phenomenal Women’ on Oct. 25-26

phenom-women-2This weekend, why not check out some phenomenal women? On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, the New McCree Theatre will present “A Festival of Phenomenal Women,” a special two-day festival that will illuminate the works of talented and gifted local African-American writers, poets, spoken word artists, dancers, singers, actors and visual artists.

According to Charles H. Winfrey, executive director of McCree Theatre, the festival was conceived to lift talented and gifted women of color in the arts up where they belong. “The greater Flint area is blessed with an abundance of talented and gifted women of color who have worked hard and diligently to share their gifts with the world,” Winfrey told “Most of them labor in obscurity. This festival is to shine a light on those who have labored in the vineyards for so long without recognition.”

The program will consist of readings, performances and exhibits by these phenomenal women who give great substance to the legacy of the late great Maya Angelou.

Show time is 7 p.m. each day. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. The New McCree Theatre is located at 5005 Cloverlawn Drive in Flint.

Read’s full story here.

Get tickets to the show here.

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Village Players Bring Neil Simon’s ‘Jake’s Women’ to Fenton Stage


In the mood for a laugh? Love live theater? “Jake’s Women” is just the ticket for you.

This Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 23-26, and also Nov. 1-2, the Fenton Village Players present “Jake’s Women” at the Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Road, in Fenton.

This Neil Simon comedic play features Jake, a writer with a struggling marriage who talks to many women, both in real life and in his imagination, as he works to save his marriage. Jake — suffering with psychosis and seeing representations of his daughter at age 12, his late wife Julie and recently divorced wife Maggie — is dealing with the inability to write productively and must resolve these issues before he does so.

Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (810) 750-7700 with questions.

Buy tickets or learn more about this production here.

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Attention, Little Spooks: Halloween Activities for Kids Abound in Flint & Genesee


Looking for some Halloween fun for your little ghosts and goblins? Right this way!

On Saturday, Oct. 25, Genesee Valley Shopping Center will host its free Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash from 10 a.m.-noon. Kids 12 and younger can enjoy safe indoor trick-or-treating at the mall, along with live family-friendly music, a spooktacular comedy show, storytelling, crafts, raffles and more.

Trick-or-treat bags and a list of participating stores can be picked up outside of the Genesee District Library, located in the Sears wing of the mall, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint.

Kids should come in costumes, but please: No face covering masks or weapons.

For-Mar Haunted Trail

For the older kids, For-Mar Nature Preserve presents its Haunted Trail this weekend.

Be prepared to be scared as you travel through the haunted trails with plenty of thrills and chills around every bend at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton.

Trails are open 8-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25. The cost is $5 per person. This event is recommended for ages 10 and older.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 20-26

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

Seasonal Fun

October 20 – 26: Spicer Orchards “Corn Maze and Weekend Fall Fun”, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 *

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Corn Maze open until 6 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring hayrides, fruit picking, a cider making process, a large farm play area, pony and train rides, large inflatables, donut production, a bee keeping display and more. On weekends, enjoy additional fall fun with activities for all ages. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s Corn Maze!


October 23 – 26: Country Corn Maze, 450 N. Vernon Road, Corunna * (989) 743-6899 *

  • (Open Thursday & Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Spend a day at the farm while working your way through four professionally designed corn mazes including a fun maze for kids. Also, enjoy a corn cannon, pumpkin patch and apple cider and donuts.


October 23 – 26: “Exit 13” Haunted House in Mt. Morris, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris (1/4 mile south off of I-475) * (810) 858-9768 *

  • (Open at 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, the pig man, chainsaw man and more.


October 23 – 26: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum and 13 Feet Under” at Playland Fun Center, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 *

  • (Box Office opens 8 p.m.) Rated Flint’s top haunted house, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5 miles of underground tunnels.


October 24 & 25: “Haunted Trail” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 *

  • (Open 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Be prepared to be scared as you travel through the haunted trails at For-Mar with plenty of thrills and chills around every bend. Recommended for ages 10 and older.


October 24 – 26: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours”, 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 *

  • (Open Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Take an enchanted 200 acre hayride on an old-fashioned wagon while enjoying many unique displays of your favorite childhood characters. Stop at the Pumpkin Patch and find that perfect Halloween pumpkin. After the tour, stop by the campfire for some hot dogs, s’mores, apple cider and freshly made donuts.


October 24 – 26: “The Crypt” Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton *

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house featuring live actors and state of the art effects that will leave all visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt!


October 24 – 26: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK *

  • (Open Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Join Crossroads for some silly Halloween fun when the Village becomes filled with friendly witches, happy ghosts and some of your favorite spooky friends. Find your way through an amusing straw maze and an enchanted forest where trees have eyes. Watch an old-fashioned magic show and take a 40-minute ride on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express! There are trick-or-treat stations throughout the Village with plenty of doughnuts and candy for everyone. It is highly recommended to purchase train tickets in advance as seats do sell out.


October 25: “Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash” at Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 732-4000 *

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Enjoy indoor, and safe, Trick-or-Treating at Genesee Valley Center along with live family-friendly music, a spooktacular comedy show, storytelling, crafts, raffles and more. Trick-or-treat bags can be picked up, along with a list of participating stores, outside of the Genesee District Library, located in the Sears wing. This is a free event for ages 12 and under. (Please, no face covering masks or weapons.)


October 25: “Flint Horror Convention – Part 4” at Flint’s Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Center West, Flint *

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Get spooked out at this ultimate terror convention that’s fun for the whole family featuring vendors, movies, costume contests, scary fun, entertainment and lots more. Special celebrity guest appearances by Daniel Roebuck and Chuck Williams (Bubba Ho-Tep), Bob Elmore (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Tom Sullivan (FX Artist the Evil Dead), Lucifer Fulci (Musician, Author, Actor) and Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist). Also, get a photo with the Green Goblin Prop from Maximum Overdrive. To read more about this horror event visit


October 25: “Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail” at Kelly Lake Park in Burton, Munson Street, Burton (off Lapeer Road between Genesee and Center Roads) *

  • (Open 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Enjoy this Halloween family-fun tradition with hayrides, pumpkins, donuts and cider, bounce houses and more.

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Foodie Fave Friday: How About Steak & Brew This Weekend?



We made it to another Friday, and that means Foodie Fave! Today, we’re recommending the beautiful Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery in Flint Township.

Whether you want to meet up with friends, dine with a date or impress a client, the Redwood Lodge has the ideal ambiance and menu. Offering casual upscale dining in a comfortable atmosphere, Redwood has award-winning beer, mesquite grill, fusion sushi, raw bar, woodfire pizza oven, wild game, fine wine cellar, wine bar and martini lounge, premium liquors, live music, outdoor dining and more.

Want a little nightlife after dinner? Located inside Redwood, the Sequoia Lounge presents live music every weekend. This weekend, catch the group Rhythm Gypsies performing Friday night and Two O’Clock High on Saturday. Entertainment begins at 9 each night.

Redwood is open 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday at 5304 Gateway Centre Drive.

Learn more about Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery here.

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