See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of April 7-13

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

Events

April 12: “Volunteer Day: Bluebird Workday” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Join Bluebird volunteers and learn the basics of maintaining a healthy Bluebird habitat and monitor Bluebird nesting boxes. Workday will be held outdoors so dress for the weather. Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

April 12: “Super Saturday Storytime” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Join a Library staff member for themed stories, literacy and hands-on crafts in the Children’s Room with a focus on “Money Smart Kids” this weekend.

April 13: “Mustard’s Retreat” performs at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Show begins 4 p.m.) Folk music entertainers David Tamulevich and Michael Hough have been performing for four decades. Highly acclaimed as not only songwriters, but as interpreters of traditional and contemporary songs and stories, their show is full of enthusiasm, good humor and fine musicianship.

Attractions

April 7 – 11: Longway Planetarium Shows (Spring Break Schedule), 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or (810) 237-3400 * SloanLongway.org

  • “Great Space Chase Laser Show” (Show starts 12:30 p.m.) – The Intergalactic Accelerator Suit was stolen and Lieutenant Photeus and the computer glitch, Thacker, are now off on a hot pursuit of the sinister Captain Zenon. Learn about the Solar System and the universe around us during this exciting, music-filled laser show featuring Madonna, U2, Monty Python and more. Recommended for ages 4 and older.
  • “Skies of Michigan Tonight” (Show starts 2 p.m.) – Join Longway’s Astronomer for a live look at the spring skies of Michigan. This is a great time of the year for stargazing since winter constellations are still visible and spring stars can now be viewed high in the east.

April 7 – 12: Buick Automotive Gallery & Research Center, 303 Walnut Street, Flint * (810) 237-3440 * SloanLongway.org

  • (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) The Gallery displays over 25 classical and concept locally built automobiles featuring five one-of-a-kind concept Cars – a 1954 Wildcat II, Centurion, Arrow, Phantom and an XP. Also on display is an extensive renovated Buick Bug.

April 7 – 13: Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * SloanLongway.org

  • (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) 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.
    • “Space: A Journey To Our Future” – This extraordinary exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to experience our past explorations and future destiny in space and introduces the dreamers and thinkers who have risked their lives to give us all a better understanding of who we are and how we fit into the universe around us. Touch the Moon and Mars, explore a future Lunar Base Camp as you walk through a full-size space habitat and work pod or take a spin on a centrifuge that you power like a bicycle. Come experience the past, present and future through these interactive displays and dozens of others.
    • “The Brave and the Faithful: Michigan in the Civil War” – This exhibit highlights people from Flint and Genesee County and their involvement in the Civil War featuring artifacts, letters written to love ones, photographs and more.
    • “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.

April 8 – 13: Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Avenue, Flint * (810) 767-5437 * flintchildrensmuseum.org

  • (Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Come explore, where the power of play inspires lifelong learning through over 40 hands-on educational and fun exhibits. Recommended for ages 2 to 10.
    • “Who Glows There?” – Throughout April, visit the Museum and learn all about light with rainbows, plants and GLOW fun! Hands-on activities are scheduled daily, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., focusing on “Fun With Photonics” this week. Join students from Kettering University for this program involving different light-themed activities.

April 12: Hadley House Museum, 306 S. Saginaw Street, Holly * (248) 634-9233 * https://seeandbseen.org/tag/juneboree//

  • (Open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Built in 1873, this Victorian Italianate style home features original woodwork, four bedrooms, a large local photographic collection and an extensive genealogy library for northwest Oakland County.

April 12 & 13: Longway Planetarium Shows, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or (810) 237-3400 * SloanLongway.org

  • “Great Space Chase Laser Show” (Show starts 12:30 p.m.) – The Intergalactic Accelerator Suit was stolen and Lieutenant Photeus and the computer glitch, Thacker, are now off on a hot pursuit of the sinister Captain Zenon. Learn about the Solar System and the universe around us during this exciting, music-filled laser show featuring Madonna, U2, Monty Python and more. Recommended for ages 4 and older.
  • “Are We Alone?” (Show starts 2 p.m.) – For hundreds of years people have looked to the stars and wondered if we are alone. Robots explore Mars, giant telescopes look for worlds around other stars and radio telescopes listen for tell-tale signs of life out there. Get the opportunity to discuss if there is life on Mars or one of the exo-planets. Recommended for ages 10 and older.
  • “Solar System Safari” (Show starts 3:30 p.m.) – Take an exciting safari adventure through the Solar System and watch the Sun, Moon and planets come to life, taking on unique personalities and describing their own characteristics and eccentricities. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Art & Culture

April 7 – 13: The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA), 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * thefim.org

  • (Monday-Wednesday & Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Visit the FIA 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.
    • “Point of View: African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection” – Regarded as one of the most important collections of contemporary art in the country, this exhibit represents over a decade of collecting art by this former NBA player, who started collecting in 1996. The FIA will be showcasing contemporary works of art in conjunction with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, who will be exhibiting works by early masters of African American Art.
    • “Lavame Ross Works on Paper” – Considering himself a storyteller, printmaker and painter, Flint native Lavame Ross tells a story, and a part of history, in his artwork and strives to capture his heritage and vision. Sticking to the motto of “paint what you know”, many of Lavame’s works record the city of Flint, its people, music, religion and life itself transitioning through time.
    • “Walk on the Wild Side: Animals and Other Creatures in Art” – Drawn from the FIA’s permanent collection, this exhibit explores animals and their place in culture through three-dimensional works of various media including textile, ceramic and glass through the ages. View how these creatures have served as vehicles for allegory and moral instruction and have stood as a symbol for power and social status.

April  8, 10 & 12: Art at the Market Gallery at the Flint Farmers’ Market, 420 E. Boulevard Drive, Flint * (810) 238-9202 * artatthemarket.com

  • (Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Located on the 2nd floor of the Flint Farmers’ Market, enjoy browsing, and purchasing, at this unique art gallery showcasing over 30 local artists original artwork. Art at the Market is a non-profit organization that is solely operated by the artists.

April 10 – 12: Buckham Gallery, 134 ½ W. Second Street, Flint * (810) 239-6233 * buckhamgallery.org

  • (Open 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Founded in 1984, Buckham Gallery is an artist-run, not-for-profit exhibition and performance space that features artists from as many diverse locations as possible. It is the philosophy of the gallery to create an open atmosphere which allows both emerging and established artists to take charge of their own creative pursuits.

April 11: “2nd Friday ArtWalk” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Partake in delicious food, tasty beverages, live music, great company and the works of various artists on display at the Greater Flint Arts Council, Buckham Gallery, Pages Book Store, Red Ink Flint and the Yoga Loft. Stop by the Greater Flint Arts Council for this month’s walking map (while supplies last).

Theater

April 10 – 12: The New McCree Theatre presents “Those Gorgeous Glamorous Girl Groups”, 5005 Cloverlawn, Flint * (810) 787-2200 * thenewmccreetheatre.com

  • (Performances begin Thursday & Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.) Take a trip through the timeless historical romp of girl group sounds such as the Chantels, the Shirelles, the Bluebelles, the Supremes, the Velvelettes and more.

April 11 – 13: “A Touch of Sin” at the Flint Institute of Arts’ Film Theater, 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * flintarts.org

  • (Show begins Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) China’s rapid modern-ization is examined in four independent stories about random acts of violence. This film is not rated.

April 11 – 13: U-of-M Flint Department of Theatre & Dance presents “Her Story”, 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-6520 * umflint.edu/theatredance.com

  • (Performances begin Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) Each season, this annual dance concert explores and celebrates a specific theme through a repertoire of dynamic, original choreography. This season, enjoy an evening celebrating great women in history through dance.

Entertainment

April 7 – 13: Public Ice Skating at Flint Iceland, 1160 S. Elms Road, Flint * (810) 635-8487 * flinticeland.com

  • (Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. & 8 p.m. to 9:50 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. & 8 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.) Enjoy the sport of ice skating with friends and family. Public skating sessions are a great way to get out on the ice, get some exercise and have fun while doing it. Public skating schedule is subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm times.

April 7 – 13: IMAX Trillium Theatre in Grand Blanc/NCG Cinemas, 8220 Trillium Circle Avenue, Grand Blanc * Show Times (810) 695-5000 * Office (810) 953-0650 * ncgmovies.com/grand-blanc/

  • “Divergent An IMAX Experience” (Rated PG-13) – In a future world, where people are divided into distinct factors based on their personalities, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy the Divergent, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.

April 7 – 13: Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center (2 locations) * rollhaven.com

  • Flint/Grand Blanc location * 5313 S. Saginaw, Flint * (810) 694-453, Located in Grand Blanc Township, families can enjoy open skate sessions, adult skate, friends & family skate, kid specials, a Friday Nite Live skate, Junior Roller Derby, laser tag, a giant soft play area and more. Check website for a complete calendar of events and hours of operation.
  • Flushing location * 3464 Ann Drive, Flushing * (810) 659-7260, Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center in Flushing has fun for everyone with open skate sessions, Friday Nite Live skate, Sunday FunDay, CannonBlaster and a huge soft playground area. Check website for a complete calendar of events and hours of operation.

April 7 – 13: Chuck E. Cheese’s, 3489 Miller Road, Flint * (810) 733-7404 * chuckecheese.com

  • (Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Chuck E. Cheese’s is the ultimate place “Where A Kid Can Be A Kid” and parents can enjoy every moment. That’s why Chuck E. himself takes pride in providing a safe, family-friendly environment offering video games, high-tech simulator rides, skytubes, kiddie rides for the little ones, live stage shows and more. Admission is free and games are always just one token.

Shopping

April 7 – 13: Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 732-4000 * geneseemall.com

  • “Shop until you drop” at Flint’s 1.3 million square feet of shopping space anchored by Macy’s, JC Penney, Sears and Burlington Coat Factory. Find those unique buys at the Center’s one-of-a-kind shops and markets such as Buckle and Forever 21. The Outdoor Village offers 65,000 square feet of boulevard-style shopping and national tenants including Bar Louie, Chico’s, Coldwater Creek and more. Check website for coupon savings. Children can also visit with the Easter Bunny, in Center Court, Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pictures are available for a fee. No personal cameras are allowed on the Easter Set.

April 7 – 13: Courtland Center Mall, 4190 E. Court Street, Burton * (810) 744-0742 *  courtlandcenter.com

  • Conveniently located off I-69, Courtland Center offers 472,000 square feet of enclosed shopping featuring national retail anchors including JC Penney, Staples, Jo-Ann Superstore and Dunham’s Sports. Visit more than 50 retailers and eateries while enjoying this friendly shopping experience with convenient parking. Check website for special store offers.

April 7 – 13: Birch Run Premium Outlets, 12240 S. Beyer Road, Birch Run * (989) 624-6226 * premiumoutlets.com

  • 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. Check website for a list of additional in-store promotions.

April 7 – 13: Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (877) 746-7452 * greatlakescrossingoutlets.com

  • Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is the market’s dominant retail outlet and entertainment destination, attracting customers throughout the Midwest and Canada. With 185 manufacturer’s outlets and traditional retail stores, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is Michigan’s only enclosed value-regional mall. Check website for special coupon savings. Also, visit and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny in the Food Court. Visits and pictures are available Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please keep in mind that the Easter Bunny will take brief carrot breaks throughout the day.

April 7 – 13: Carriage Town Antique Center, 503 Garland Street, Flint * (810) 238-1444 * carriagetownantiquecenter.com

  • (Open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Housed in a restored Art Deco warehouse, Carriage Town Antique Center has a fantastic mix of quality antiques, vintage collectibles and exquisite art. Browse two levels for antique furniture, glass, pottery, silver, vintage clothing, primitive pieces, period lighting and vintage Christmas all year round.

April 8, 10 & 12: Flint Farmers’ Market, 420 E. Boulevard Drive, Flint * (810) 232-1399 * flintfarmersmarket.com

  • (Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Shop for fresh fruit, produce, cheese, meats, gourmet coffees, desserts, baked goods, flowers, vintage wares, unique crafts, fine arts and more. While visiting the market, stop by “d’vine Wines” for unique gadgets and a selection of Michigan wines and brews. Also, visit the market’s 2nd floor for restaurant service, boutique shopping and a chance to stroll through the “Art at the Market Gallery”, which offers great gifts of art or just the opportunity to view and enjoy art from over 30 local artists.

Dining with Entertainment

April 7 – 12: Cranberries Café, 10250 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-3409 * cranberriescafe.com

  • (Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Enjoy great food, drinks, including Michigan beers on tap, and company with live entertainment every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Also, dine at Cranberries on Wednesday and receive a bottle of wine half off with dinner.

April 7 – 13: Brickstreet Bar & Grill, 1223 E. Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc * (810) 603-2114 * brickstreetbarandgrill.com

  • (Open at 11a.m. Monday – Friday and at 12 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday) Famous for fresh seafood, house-cut steaks and signature entrees, enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Live lounge entertainment, with Bob Adado, runs Wednesday through Saturday starting at 7 p.m.

April 7 – 13:Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 750-9463 * fentonhotel.com

  • (Monday-Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) The Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille stands solid and hospitable, greeting hungry patrons as it did when it was first built while the railroads came to Fenton in 1856. A daily menu is available with a variety of delicious choices including fresh fish, savory steaks, comfort food and more. The piano bar with live entertainment is open Tuesday and Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday & Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight.

April 8 – 13: Fenton Winery & Brewery (FWB), 155 N. Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 373-4194 * fentonwinery.com

  • (Tuesday-Thursday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) FWB offers handcrafted wines and Micro-brewed beers, delicious food, beer and wine samplings and live entertainment most weekends from 8 p.m. to midnight.

NightLife

April 7 – 13: The Machine Shop Concert Lounge, 3539 S. Dort Highway, Flint * (810) 715-2650 * themachineshop.info

  • (Doors open 7 p.m. for all shows unless otherwise noted) The Machine Shop hosts live rock-n-roll, metal and outlaw country events weekly. On Thursday, the group “Texas Hippie Coalition” performs with special guests “Anti-Mortem” and “Tension Head.” Friday, “Red Stone Souls” take the stage along with “Wayland” and “The Legal Immigrants.” Then on Saturday, The Machine Shop will host a benefit for 7-year old Luke Dennis, who is battling Cystic Fibrosis, featuring a variety of live local bands.

April 11 & 12: “Wild Spurs” at the Jewel of Grand Blanc, 5270 Perry Road, Grand Blanc * (810) 694-5960 * jewelgolf.com

  • (Open 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. or later) Located inside The Jewel of Grand Blanc Golf Club, enjoy country entertainment featuring a Friday night DJ and line dancing, starting at 7 p.m., and live entertainment most Saturday’s beginning at 9 p.m. Adjacent to Wild Spurs, The Jewel also operates Grand Blanc’s superior Irish Pub, Paddy Mcgee’s, offering a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu along with drink specials (open daily).

April 11 & 12: Sequoia Wine Bar and Martini Lounge, 5304 Gateway Centre Drive, Flint * (810) 233-8000 * theredwoodlodge.com

  • (Live music begins Friday 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 p.m.) Located inside Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery, the Sequoia Lounge presents live music every weekend.

April 11 & 12: The Historic Holly Hotel Comedy Club, 110 Battle Alley, Holly * (248) 634-5208 * hollyhotel.com

  • (Show begins 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.) Enjoy professional stand-up comedy featuring a variety of local and national entertainers with Ken Evans in the club this weekend with special guest Mike Evitts George.

For more things to do and see, visit flintandgenesee.org and/or like us on Facebook at See what’s possible.

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