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.
The heart of rock ‘n’ roll will beat right here in Flint as the Grammy Award-winning band Huey Lewis & the News brings their classics to The Whiting on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Since 1979, Huey Lewis & The News has thrilled audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process and earning them a spot on the pop history map. Their contagious brand of music is as fresh today as ever.
You can catch them right here close to home at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint.
Huey Lewis & the News has written and performed such classic Top 10 Hits as “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” “I Want a New Drug,” “If This Is It,” “Hip to Be Square,” “Do You Believe In Love,” and “Workin’ for a Living.” The group also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film “Back to the Future.”
If you feel the need to rock it out a little this week, Flint’s Machine Shop will host concerts Thursday through Saturday that just might scratch your itch.
Coming up at the Machine Shop Concert Lounge, 3539 S. Dort Highway, in Flint:
Thursday, Oct. 16: Thousand Foot Krutch will perform with special guests We as Human, Like A Storm and Righteous Vendetta.
Friday, Oct. 17: 711 Entertainment presents Autumn Showcase with Bro-Bot, The Fabulous Miss Wendy, 151, Sprout and Thundergrater.
Saturday, Oct. 18: Indi-Grace Promotions presents Metal Harvest IV, a food collection for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, featuring Come the Dawn, Until Solace, Chasing the Riots, Brothers in Theory and a Line of Confidence.
It’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s time for all things horror. How about an entire convention?
The Flint Horror Convention is planned for noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. You can enjoy an amazing guest lineup, along with horror movies, vendors, costume contests, the “Miss Flint Horror Con Pinup Contest” and more!
Flint Horror Con is comprised of friends who are lifelong fans of horror, special effects, haunted houses and all the things that go bump in the night. Right along with their love for the creepier things in life is a strong love for Flint, where the convention is held annually.
In the market for some cool art to call your own or give as a gift? Check out the First Frost Arts & Fine Crafts Fair this weekend. The works of about 50 artists will be featured as the fair returns to the Flint Institute of Arts for its ninth year.
The annual fair, organized by the Founders Society, will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at the FIA, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint.
The two-day festival will feature works in mediums including glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, ceramics, paintings and more. It will also include glassblowing demonstrations, musical entertainment and a Festival of Trees and Wreaths, featuring the works of local designers, florists, community organizations and First Frost volunteers. Trees and wreaths will be available for purchase via silent auction.
Fair hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5; seniors 62 and older, $4. Children 12 and younger enter free.
Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
October 13 – 19: Spicer Orchards “Corn Maze and Weekend Fall Fun”, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com
(Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Corn Maze open until 6 p.m.) Enjoy fall festivities daily 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 16 – 19: Country Corn Maze, 450 N. Vernon Road, Corunna * (989) 743-6899 * cornmazefun.net
(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 maze for kids. Also, enjoy a corn cannon, pumpkin patch and apple cider and donuts.
October 16 – 19: “Exit 13” Haunted House in Mt. Morris, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris (1/4 mile south off of I-475) * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com
(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 16 – 19: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum and 13 Feet Under” at Playland Fun Center, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com
(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.
(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.
(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 17 – 19: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org
(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 18: “Ligion Fall Festival at the Ligion Outdoor Center, 5213 E. Farrand Road, Clio * (800) 591-4410
(Festival runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The Genesee Intermediate School District presents this family-fun event with a trick-or-treat trail, spooky stories by the camp fire, crafts, a fossil dig, pumpkin painting, water bug demos, refreshments and much more.
It’s that time again: Foodie Fave Friday! And this week’s pick for delectable dining in Flint & Genesee comes from Fenton. It’s The Laundry!
A staple in the Fenton community for more than a decade, The Laundry serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week in a casual bistro atmosphere. The menu features over 40 delicious deli sandwiches, house-made soups and luncheon entrees. A rotating seasonal dinner menu is chef-designed with the highest-quality meats and produce.
An organic kitchen garden behind the restaurant produces herbs and vegetables during the spring and summer months, while an on-site bee hive yields honey for use in both the kitchen and bar.
The full bar features a unique range of craft beers and a dynamic selection of wines and craft cocktails.
The Laundry — 125 W. Shiawassee at Adelaide — is open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.