*September 2: Sugarbush Golf Club is hosting an “All You Can Eat Fish Fry” from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (810) 653-3326
*September 2: The Machine Shop Concert Lounge presents live music tonight with “The Darkest Day” and special guests “Heart Self Destruct” and “False City.” Doors open at 7:00 p.m. (810) 715-2650
*September 2 & 3: The Flint Children’s Museum is transformed into a “Construction Zone” during the month of September as visitors design it, build it, knock it down and then start all over again. Explore your building skills with different blocks, designs and materials. The Museum is open Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*September 2 & 3: The Whaley Historical House Museum is open for public guided tours. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Whaley House Museum is filled with hundreds of family and period artifacts that tell the story of the Whaley’s and Victorian Era Flint. Open for tours on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours last about an hour and include the 1st and 2nd floors of the house. (810) 471-4714
*September 2 & 3: Mo Doggies Bar & Grill, located in Fenton, offers live music starting at 9:00 p.m. (810) 629-1415
*September 2 & 3: Firkin & Fox Pub and Restaurant, located on Center Road, is open this weekend with Karaoke from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (810) 742-9600
*September 2 & 3: Wild Spurs, part of the Jewel Entertainment Complex in Grand Blanc, features entertainment on Friday night with a DJ, dancing and Karaoke starting at 10:00 p.m. Then on Saturday, enjoy live country music. The Jewel is also proud to announce their Friday night “L.O.L. Comedy Club” from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (810) 694-5960
*September 2 & 3: Fenton Winery & Brewery is open this weekend (3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) offering handcrafted wines and Micro-brewed beers, delicious food, live entertainment on Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m., and beer and wine samplings.
(810) 373-4194 or www.fentonwinery.com
*September 2 & 3: The Historic Holly Hotel Comedy Club presents professional stand-up comedy every Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. This weekend, enjoy live performances by Bill Bushart with special guest Casey Stoddard.
(248) 634-5208 or www.hollyhotel.com
*September 2 & 3: Redwood Lodge’s “Sequoia Lounge presents live music this weekend. Music runs from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. www.theredwoodlodge.com
*September 2 & 3: Woobie’s Bar and Nightlife, Flint’s local live music venue on Saginaw Street, presents live bands every weekend. Music begins at 6:00 p.m.
*September 2-4: FLINT CULTURAL CENTER CAMPUS:
SLOAN MUSEUM: (810) 237-3450
(Open Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Enjoy regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science activities in the Science Discovery Center, which allows children and adults to explore principles of chemistry and physics through exhibits and staff presentations. Stroll through Sloan’s Automotive Gallery and view major automotive exhibits featuring vehicles from the Sloan fleet of over 80 Flint-built automobiles.
“Custom Chevys for Cruising and Racing” – Every American town has had its own legendary cars for cruising and drag racing. To this day, the fastest and coolest looking modified cars still get bragging rights on Friday and Saturday nights. Get this rare opportunity to view some of these customized Chevrolets of speed and originality.
“Flint and The American Dream” – Relive Flint’s dramatic history, as the birthplace of General Motors comes to life with over 600 artifacts and photographs, including rare antique automobiles, colorful neon signs, period clothing, household furnishings, commercial goods and much more. Encounter the ups and downs of General Motors, the birth of the UAW and what life was like in Flint during the 50s, 60s and 70s.
BUICK GALLERY & RESEARCH CENTER: (810) 237-3440
(Admission included with Sloan with same operating hours)
This Gallery features over 25 classical and concept locally built automobiles including a 1954 Wildcat II and a Hellcat Tank Destroyer built by Buick during World War II.
“Chevrolet: Yesterday and Today” – Explore 100 years of Chevy in this memorable exhibit that will roar to life the hearts of car lovers, young and old.
LONGWAY PLANETARIUM: (Laser Hotline (810) 237-3409 or (810) 237-3400)
(SHOWS AVAILABLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY)
“Planet Patrol: Solar System Stakeout” – Join Sam Snork and his assistant, Elmo, as they cruise for clues, look for leads and use the latest in crime-solving equipment to investigate the planets in our Solar System. Find out what makes the earth so special. This sky show begins at 12:30 p.m., on Friday, and at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and is recommended for children 6 and older.
“Laser Beatles” – John, Paul, George and Ringo provide the music for this psychedelic journey back to the late 1960s. This sky show begins at 2:00 p.m. and is recommended for all ages.
THE FLINT INSTITUTE OF ARTS (FIA): (810) 234-1695
(Open Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Visit the Flint Institute of Arts and browse through their outstanding collections of American, European, Native American, African and Asian art including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and decorative arts featuring a complete set of 17th century French tapestries.
“German Sculptures on the Groups of the FIA” – Enjoy this outdoor exhibit of six sculptures that range in size from thirteen feet tall to nineteen feet wide and are the individual creations of six established German Sculptors
*September 2-5: Shop Birch Run Premium Outlets this weekend during their Annual “Labor Day Side Walk Sales.” Find incredible values on all the new season fashions with up to a 65% discount on every day savings. Shop at over 145 well-known brand name stores such as the Pottery Barn Outlet, COACH Factory and the Nike Factory Store. Visit www.premiumoutlets.com for additional special offers at participating stores.
*September 2-5: IMAX Trillium Theatre in Grand Blanc (NCG Cinemas):
For IMAX show times and information on other movies call (810) 695-5000.
“Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) 3D IMAX Experience” – In Part 2 of the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climatic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here!! (Rated PG-13)
*September 2-5: Take an adventurous journey through the family-oriented corn mazes at “Country Corn Maze”, located on M-21 in Corunna. Enjoy a day at the farm while working your way through 4 unique mazes, which add up to 8.3 miles of paths. Hours are Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The maze is also open on Labor Day Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. www.cornmazefun.net
*September 2-5: The US-23 Drive-In Theater, located on Fenton Road, is open for the summer season featuring double first run films. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and movies begin at dusk. (810) 238-0751 or www.us23driveintheater.com
*September 3: The Flint Farmers’ Market, in Downtown Flint, is open Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy shopping for fresh fruit, produce, cheese, meats, Michigan wines, gourmet coffees, desserts, baked goods, flowers, vintage wares, unique crafts, fine arts and more.
The Market’s Outdoor Pavilion is now open for the warm months offering over 25 more produce vendors and additional unique craft vendors. Shoppers can also enjoy live music on the Market’s lawn.
While visiting the Market, be sure to stop by “d’vine Wines” for unique gadgets and a selection of Michigan wines and brews – (810) 235-WINE. Also, visit the Market’s 2nd floor for restaurant service, boutique shopping and a chance to stroll through the “Art at the Market Gallery.” The Gallery offers great gifts of art or just the opportunity to view and enjoy art from over 35 local artists. (810) 238-AATM.
The Farmers’ Market is located 1/8 mile west of I-475 on Longway Blvd (exit 8A) in Downtown Flint. (810) 232-1399
*September 3-5: Crossroads Village and the Huckleberry Railroad will celebrate the end of the summer and the beginning of harvest with their Annual “County Fair.” The fair, which runs Saturday and Sunday, features festive music, seed spitting, a pie eating contest and plenty of good old-fashioned fun!
Then, on Monday, get the last chance to visit the Village before they close of the summer season. Come ride the rails, cruise aboard the Genesee Belle and walk among the Village’s homes, mills and shops. The Village is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. www.geneseecountyparks.org or 1-800-648-PARK
*September 3-5: The Michigan Renaissance Festival celebrates Labor Day with their “Royal Ale Fest” featuring a BBQ Competition, a Micro Beer Tasting, a Clam Bake, Hot Wing Eating Competition and more. Also, be sure to check out the Festival’s Full-Contact Armored Jousting Tournaments. The Festival is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Rain or Shine. www.michrenfest.com
*September 4: The City of Grand Blanc Farmers’ Market is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a kids corner, an MDA Fundraiser and a visit from the Shriners. www.cityofgrandblanc.com