Foodie Fave Friday: Fine Dining, Student Education Meet at Applewood Café

Photo: MCC.edu

Photo: MCC.edu

Talk about a win-win situation for Mott Community College and community members. Not only does the campus’ Applewood Café provide students with hands-on experience in food management and the culinary, baking and pastry arts, it also offers an upscale and affordable lunch destination for area residents and professionals.

Open through late April, the student-operated eatery changes up its menu every four weeks, with a focus on both flavor and variety. A sampling from the current offering, available through March 6, includes:

  • Gluten-free, crispy pork potstickers, made with sweet rice flour, Napa cabbage leaves, ground pork and tamari
  • Roasted corn chowder, made with diced potatoes, corn and red bell pepper
  • Greek salad with oregano-roasted, wild-caught salmon
  • Sautéed, Michigan-raised emu steak, served with Japanese seven spice yams and sauced with a port wine, cherry and orange reduction
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich bread pudding, served with dark caramel sauce

Applewood Café is open 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Prahl College Center, at 1401 East Court St. in Flint. While reservations are not required, they are recommended. For more information, call (810) 762-0536 or visit http://www.mcc.edu/business/applewood.shtml.

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The Whiting Presents “Sister Act” on Feb. 28-March 1 in Flint

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It’s time to sing, dance and laugh your habit off as The Whiting brings “Sister Act” to the stage this weekend.

This amazing musical comedy is about Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent.

Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Performances are 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.

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Flint’s Perani Arena to Host Gun & Knife Show on Feb. 28-March 1

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Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center will host the Flint & Genesee Gun & Knife Show this Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 28 and March 1).

Enjoy browsing and purchasing gun- and knife-related items from more than 450 vendors during the show. Hundreds of tables will be filled with items such as shotguns, rifles, handguns, scopes, vintage gun owner’s manuals, gun cases, military surplus, fishing supplies and more.

Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The show runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Perani Arena, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint. Learn more here.

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Big Damn Band, Free Beer & Hot Wings on Tap at the Machine Shop

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The Machine Shop Concert Lounge has a little something for everyone this weekend.

On Thursday, check out The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with special guest Bert Danger and the Flatheads. The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band is strong on authenticity, playing music that blends blues, ragtime, folk, country and other traditional styles with the sleek modern energy of do-it-yourself, homespun, punk fueled rock.

On Friday, Banana 101.5 FM presents the “Free Beer & Hot Wings” Morning Show … at night! Then on Saturday, the Machine Shop presents Scott Weiland and the “Wildabouts Master Blaster Tour” with special guests The Last Internationale and Stockton.

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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Young People’s Ballet Theatre Presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on Feb. 26-March 1

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Enjoy the timeless story of a courageous girl, a magical rose and the power of true love as the Young People’s Ballet Theatre presents “Beauty and the Beast” this Thursday through Sunday (Feb. 26-March 1).

This two-act ballet was created by Attila Mosolygo for the Junior Company at the Grand Rapids Ballet. The highlight of the ballet will be the enchanted objects of the castle coming to life and dancing with Belle. The energetic choreography will have the audience dancing in their seats.

Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.

Young People’s Ballet will also host a “Belle’s Enchanted Tea Party” from noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday at Blackstone’s restaurant in downtown Flint. The party will feature tea sandwiches and refreshments, photo opportunities with the characters, premium seating to Sunday’s show and a special gift from Belle. Reserve your spot here.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of February 23–March 1

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

Events

February 26: 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 from of participating Flint hotspots.

 

February 27 & 28: “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 the Janesville Jets featuring free kids Friday and pucks for paws and skate with the team on Saturday. The Michigan Warriors are 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.

 

February 28: “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 Pets Galore this week and a special visit from a Tell-a-Tail therapy dog. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

 

February 28 & March 1: Flint & Genesee “Gun & Knife” Show at Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * peraniarena.com

  • (Show runs Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy browsing and purchasing gun and knife related items from over 450 vendors. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

 

February 28 & March 1: “Sister Act” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performances begin Saturday 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m) This amazing musical comedy is about Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

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Comedians to Battle it Out in ‘Neil’s Unnamed Comedy Show’

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Need a laugh this weekend? Head to the Jewel of Grand Blanc.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, “Neil’s Unnamed Comedy Show” will feature three comedians competing for the spotlight – Jon Houser, Jimmy Bayne and Calvin Dean.

The emcee for the night is the hilarious Tom E. Thompson, and entertainment will be provided by magician/comedian Nathan Kranzo.

Reservations are encouraged at (810) 694-5960, ext. 2. The Jewel of Grand Blanc is located at 5270 Perry Road, Grand Blanc. Learn more here.

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