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

From “A Bridge Apart”

From “A Bridge Apart”

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.

Wonder what else is going on in #flintandgenesee? See What’s Possible here.

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.

Wonder what else is going on in #flintandgenesee? See What’s Possible here.

Global Issues Film Festival to Present ‘Bitter Seeds’ on Thursday at UM-Flint

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The 13th Annual Global Issues Film Festival will present “Bitter Seeds” at 5 p.m. Thursday at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Winner of the International Documentary Association’s 2012 Humanitas Documentary Award, this film explores the controversy between advocates who believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world’s growing population and their opponents who raise environmental concerns and fear that the GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land.

Admission, pop and popcorn are free. The film will be shown at the Kiva – Harding Mott University Center, UM-Flint, 400 Mill St., Flint. Learn more here.

Wonder what else is going on in #flintandgenesee? See What’s Possible right here.

See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of January 19-25

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

Events

January 19: The 72nd Annual ”Flint Shrine Circus” at Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * peraniarena.com

  • (Show begins 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.) Lions, and tigers, and bears, and elephants, and horses, and acrobats and cotton candy and more! Come out and witness this yearly family fun event. Tickets are available by calling the above number or at Perani’s Box Office before each show.

January 19: “Martin Luther King Jr. Day Drop-in Craft” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) In celebration of the legacy of Dr. King, stop by the Library and make and take a peace flower. Recommended for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

January 22: Flint’s “Monthly Jazz Walk”, Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Stroll Flint’s numerous downtown clubs while listening to highly talented Jazz musicians. A food menu is available at most locations. Just look for the “Jazz Walk” sign in front of participating Flint hotspots.

January 23: ”Michigan Warriors” Hockey at Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * peraniarena.com

  • (Game begins 7 p.m.) The Michigan Warriors hockey team will play against Sault St. Marie. 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 23: 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 Northwood University. This game is a fundraiser for Flint’s Whaley Children Center.

January 24: “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. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

January 25: “The Wedding Marketplace” at The Captain’s Club at Woodfield, 10200 Woodfield Drive, Grand Blanc * gcbaweddings.com

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Planning a wedding? Enjoy this one-stop wedding marketplace. Meet and talk with several wedding related vendors including chapels, halls, bridal gowns and tuxedos, hotels, linens, cakes, catering, flowers, DJ’s, photography and more.

January 25: “Rhythmic Circus – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” at The Whiting 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Show begins 3 p.m.) These homegrown hoofers from Minneapolis brings 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.

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Flint’s Historic Atwood Stadium Open for Ice Skating

Photo: MLive.com

Photo: MLive.com

Flint & Genesee families looking for a place to ice skate outdoors again have the opportunity to do so at Flint’s historic Atwood Stadium.

For the second year, the outdoor arena is open to skaters of all ages, where you can enjoy skating in the stadium that opened in 1929. There is no admission fee, and a warming area is available. Skaters must provide their own skates.

Public skate hours for the rink are 6- 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 2-6 p.m. Saturdays. The stadium is located at 701 University Ave., Flint.

The public skating schedule is subject to change without notice due to weather. Please call ahead to confirm times: (810) 762-9732. Learn more here.

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