UM-Flint Theatre Department Opens ‘Eurydice’ This Weekend

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Beat the winter blues by heading inside for some theater. The University of Michigan-Flint Theatre Department invites you to its performance of “Eurydice,” which opens this weekend.

Dying shortly after marriage, Eurydice enters the Underworld, where she meets her father but has lost her memory. Through language, her father tells her about her past life. A chorus of stones attempts to convince her to stay in the Underworld, but her husband, Orpheus, grieves for Eurydice and devises a way to see her in the Underworld.

However, the Lord of the Underworld stipulates that he must walk back to the world of the living. Eurydice must choose between a world that includes her father or her husband.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 6-7, and 2 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 at 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.

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‘Videotopia’ Exhibit at Flint’s Sloan Museum Lets Gamers Kick it Old School

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Any Pac-Man, Donkey Kong or Q-Bert fans out there? Flint’s Sloan Museum has a new exhibit for you.

Come play the classic video games we all know and love in the new “Videotopia” exhibit. At Sloan through May 10, “Videotopia” includes dozens of restored and new arcade video games – everything from the first machine to the first machines to utilize microprocessors, software, 3-D, graphics, etc. … right on up to today’s greatest simulator games!

Each museum visitor receives four tokens with their paid admission to play in the exhibit. Visitors can answer trivia questions at kiosks that are scattered throughout the exhibit to earn even more tokens.

While you’re there, check out the other exhibits at Sloan. Enjoy regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science activities where children and adults can explore principles of chemistry and physics through exhibits and staff presentations.

Sloan Museum is located at 1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $9 adults, $8 Seniors (60+) and $6 ages 2-11. Children 1 and under enter free. Learn more here.

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Flint Community Players to Present ‘The Game’s Afoot’ Starting This Weekend

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You’re invited to take a trip back to December 1936 as the Flint Community Players bring “The Game’s Afoot” to a Flint & Genesee stage.

Enjoy this performance about an actor, famous for playing Sherlock Holmes, who goes home for Christmas only to find hijinks and a real-life murder. He must then take on his stage persona to track down the killer.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 6-7, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 8. All events will be held at Tom & Bea Nobles Performance Hall, 2462 S. Ballenger Highway, Flint. Learn more here.

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Free Movies Set to Roll as Kettering Continues Global Issues Film Festival in Flint

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Looking for some really good movies that are free in Flint & Genesee? With free popcorn? Did we mention they’re free?

The public is invited to the 13th Annual Global Issues Film Festival on Jan. 28-31 at Kettering University in Flint.

Here’s the movie lineup:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 28: “A Bridge Apart” (7 p.m.) – A compelling look at migration from the perspective of immigrants from Central America and Mexico to the U.S., exploring why they move and the dangers they face.
  • Thursday, Jan. 29: “Half of a Yellow Sun” (7 p.m.) – Enjoy this saga of love and betrayal set against the 1967-70 Biafran war, when Igbo people struggled for independence.
  • Friday, Jan. 30: “Oil and Water” (7 p.m.) – Based on a true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters.
  • Saturday, Jan. 31: “A River Changes Course” (1 p.m.) – Tells the story of three families in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain traditional ways of life.
  • Saturday, Jan. 31: “Bitter Seeds” (5 p.m.) – Explore the controversy between advocates who believe in the “New Green Revolution” and those who raise environmental concerns that the GMO’s drive small-scale farmers off the land.

All films will be shown in the McKinnon Theater, 1700 University Ave. (in the Academic Building at the corner of University and Chevrolet). Learn more here.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of January 26–February 1

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

Events

January 30 & 31: ”Michigan Warriors” Hockey at Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * peraniarena.com

  • (Games begin 7 p.m.) The Michigan Warriors hockey team will play against Keystone featuring Star Wars Night and Skate with the Team on Saturday. The Michigan Warriors area 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.

January 31: “Super Saturday Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (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 featuring Groundhog Day this week and a visit from a Tell-a-Tail Therapy Dog. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

January 31: “Groundhog Day” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) Tunnel your way through For-Mar as you learn all about groundhogs and the history of Groundhog Day. Then vote to see if “Punxsutawney For-Mar” will see his shadow. Visit anytime between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

January 31: University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey Team at Crystal Fieldhouse Arena, 5371 Daly Farms Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * umflinthockey.com

  • (Game begins 7:30 p.m.) The University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey Team will play against Michigan State University.

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Rhythmic Circus to Take the Stage at The Whiting on Sunday, Jan. 25

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Human beatboxing, stomping and a swinging good time – this ain’t your ordinary circus.

On Sunday, Jan. 25, The Whiting presents “Rhythmic Circus – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” These homegrown hoofers from Minneapolis bring a joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance to the stage with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band.

“Heatbox” the human beatbox joins this swingin’ seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain.

The show begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Get tickets here.

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New McCree Theatre to Present the Heartbeats L.O.S. on Jan. 23

heartbeats-2Flint & Genesee welcomes back the Heartbeats L.O.S. for a performance on Friday, Jan. 23, at the New McCree Theatre.

The melodious harmonies and synchronized movements of this dynamic vocal group bring back memories of those exciting singing groups of the past.

The show begins at 7 p.m. at New McCree, 5005 Cloverlawn, Flint. Click here for tickets.

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