Foodie Fave Friday! ‘Wine’ Down this Weekend at Cork on Saginaw

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Feeling fancy this weekend? Delicious wine and amazing cuisine await at Cork on Saginaw in Flint.

The Cork is an upscale wine bar in downtown Flint. With an enomatic machine (that’s right, you can pour your own glass), elegant styling and delectable cuisine, Marge Murphy and her staff will be sure to make your visit memorable.

The bistro menu is to die for, featuring everything from lamb or shrimp to small plates, but the wine at Cork takes the spotlight.

The Cork is open for dinner only, starting at 4 p.m., at 635 S. Saginaw St. in Flint. Check it out this weekend. Learn more at (810) 422-9625.

Watch an ABC12 video from its opening here.

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Halloween Treat: ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Performance Planned Oct. 31 at FIM

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Too old for trick-or-treating? That doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy Halloween. The Flint Institute of Music wants you to get out and celebrate by taking in a performance of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

At 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, the Flint Theatre Organ Club will perform, featuring organist Andrew Rogers, with special guests the Flint Light Opera singing selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical.

And if you still wanna dress up? Great! A Halloween costume contest will be held during intermission. Treats will be available for the kids.

“The Phantom of the Opera” will be performed at the FIM MacArthur Recital Hall, 1025 E. Kearsley St., Flint.

Admission is $18 for adults and $9 for those 12 and younger. Call (810) 237-3122 for tickets.

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Flint’s Machine Shop Bringing Rock, Country to Stage on Oct. 30-Nov. 1

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ironsnake halloween 2014_0001Are you a little bit country? A little bit rock ‘n’ roll? Either way, you’re in luck this week at the Machine Shop Concert Lounge in Flint.

Thursday night, Oct. 30, is Devil’s Night with the group Avatar performing with special guests Givensix and After the Minor. You can celebrate Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31, with Ironsnake taking the stage.

Then on Saturday, Nov. 1, the Machine Shop is hosting Country Night with Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys with special guests Tripp N Dixie and Ross Mead & the Yankee Trash Band.

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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Black Violin Sure to Appeal to All Music Tastes During Oct. 30 Whiting Show

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Classically trained violinists Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester present a fresh fusion of classical music, rock, R&B, pop and hip-hop with their band Black Violin. Flint & Genesee will get a chance to hear this amazingly memorable act when they perform Thursday, Oct. 30, at The Whiting.

Accompanied by drummer Jermaine “Beatdown” McQueen, turntable DJ Dwayne “DJTK” Dayal and cellist Joseph “Joe Cello” Valbrun, Black Violin produces a sound that breaks through the barriers of genre.

Voted as one of the “Top 5 New Bands” at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles. They also performed during the presidential Inauguration Ball in 2013.

With superstars Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Akon, Diddy and Linkin Park singing their praises, Black Violin smashes musical stereotypes and will enthrall lovers of Bach and Beyoncé in this must-see performance.

All seats are $39. Visit www.TheWhiting.com, call (810) 237-7333 or (888) 8-CENTER, or visit the Ticket Center, 1241 E. Kearsley St., for tickets.

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Catch ‘The Things They Carried’ on Stage Oct. 28 at the Whiting in Flint

TimObrien_TheThingsTheyCarriedAuthor Tim O’Brien will recount his personal experience in the Vietnam War during a presentation of “The Things They Carried” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at The Whiting.

This masterwork of contemporary literature is a collection of short pieces detailing the harrowing hardships of battle. Serving as both the narrator and the protagonist, O’Brien recounts his experience in the Vietnam War and presents a blurred line between truth and reality, making his journey unforgettable.

The presentation will include 15-minute pre- and post-show discussions. All seats are $30, and student rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $12.

Visit www.TheWhiting.com, call (810) 237-7333 or (888) 8-CENTER, or visit the Ticket Center, 1241 E. Kearsley St., for tickets.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 27–November 2

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

Seasonal Fun

October 27 – November 2: 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 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 29 – 31: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 5 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 29 – November 1: “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.

October 30: “Family Costume Party” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Party runs 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Calling all monsters, fairies, super heroes and talking animals! Come dressed and ready to dance at this family-friendly event. Join in on the Library Costume Parade along with a costume contest, prizes, refreshments and more. Recommended for all ages.

October 30 – November 1: “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 30 – November 1: “The Crypt” Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (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 30 – November 2: 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 fun maze for kids. Also, enjoy a corn cannon, pumpkin patch and apple cider and donuts.

October 31 – November 2: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours”, 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (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.

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

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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: http://bit.ly/1sxBnZv.

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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