See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of April 21-27

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

Events

April 24: “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 each participating Flint Hotspot.

April 25: “Michigan Warriors” Playoff Hockey Game 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 the Port Huron Fighting Falcons during the Division Finals Game 3. 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. (Division Finals Game 4 may follow.)

April 26: “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 26: “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 “Los Libros Celebration” this weekend.

April 26: “Flint City Derby Girls” at Flint’s Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * flintcityderbygirls.org

  • (Bout begins at 7 p.m.) Experience full-contact, aggressive, fast-paced, fun and exciting flat-track roller derby as the Flint City Derby Girls take on the Southern Belles.

Attractions

April 21 – 27: 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 22 – 27: 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 “Plants and Light” this week. Learn all about photosynthesis and see it work with fun science experiments. Make your own sprouting seed window ornament to take home.
    • On Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., participate in “Science of Rainbows.” Learn how rainbows are made and about the different colors we see.

April 26: Hadley House Museum, 306 S. Saginaw Street, Holly * (248) 634-9233 * www.hsmichigan.org/holly/museum/

  • (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 26 & 27: 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 21 – 27: The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA), 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * flintarts.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.
    • “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  22, 24 & 26: 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 24 – 26: 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.

“GRVC Share Art Exhibit” – This art exhibit features the great works of Jim Cheek, Cynthia Foley and Patricia Nuss.

Theater

April 22: “The Giver” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7337 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performance begins 7 p.m.) Newly Adapted by American Place Theatre’s Associate Artist Director Elise Thoron, this piece features sixty-minutes of solo-performance focusing on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver. Enhanced by interactive discussion, this performance allows the audience to explore themes including individuality, ethics and social constructs. The evening includes a 15 minute pre-show interactive discussion, one hour performance and a 15 minute post-show discussion.

April 25 – 27: “The Act of Killing” 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.) Enjoy this Oscar-nominated documentary in which former Indonesian death-squad leaders reenact their real-life mass killings in cinematic genres, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. This film is not rated.

April 26: “Live SNL Alumni” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7337 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performance begins 7:30 p.m.) Join in on an evening of stand-up with hilarious former Saturday Night Live alumni that includes Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows and more. The years these comedians spent on SNL propelled them to fame, landing them on many roles on both the big and small screen.

April 27: Flint Youth Theatre presents the stage reading of “Motherhood Out Loud” at Elgood Theater, 1220 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-1530 * thefim.org

  • (Performance begins 6 p.m.) When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious and altogether thrilling theatrical event. This utterly unpredictable show shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. Staged readings are presented for adults and older teens and are followed by a talk-back with the performers and light refreshments.

April 27: Flint School of Performing Arts’ 36th Annual “Showcase Concert” at The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performance begins 3 p.m.) See nearly 400 students, ranging in age from five to eighteen, perform during this one night show featuring the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra, Flint Youth Ballet, New Horizons Band, the Flint Youth String Orchestra and more. This performance is a great opportunity for families with children to see student performers in action.

Entertainment

April 21 – 27: 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 21 – 27: 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/

  • “Transcendence An IMAX Experience” (Rated PG-13) – Researching in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Will Caster is working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His experiments have made him famous, but also the prime target of anti-technology extremists. In their attempt to destroy Will, these extremists inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife and best friend, their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown.

April 21 – 27: Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center (2 locations) * rollhaven.com

  • Flint/Grand Blanc location * 5313 S. Saginaw, Flint * (810) 694-4533, 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 21 – 27: 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.

April 25 & 26: US 23 Drive-In Theater, 5200 Fenton Road, Flint * Movie Hotline (810) 238-0751 * us23driveintheater.com

  • (Gates open 7:30 p.m. and movies start at dusk) Enjoy this original Flint & Genesee drive-in theater featuring 3 screens with double first run films. A concession stand is available for those drive-in traditions.

Shopping

April 21 – 27: 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.

April 21 – 27: 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 21 – 27: 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 21 – 27: 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.

April 21 – 27: 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 22, 24 & 26: 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 21 – 26: 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, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring blues guitar, sax and vocals by Stu Selesky & Sabrina this week. Also, dine at Cranberries on Wednesday and receive a bottle of wine half off with dinner.

April 21 – 27: 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 21 – 27: 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 22 – 27: 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 21 – 27: 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 Friday, the group “Fuel” takes the stage with special guests “Westfall,” “Polychromic” and “Tripp N Dixie.” Then on Saturday, “Zach Myers” of Shinedown performs with special guests “Like a Storm” and “Russell Wayne.”

April 25 & 26: “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 25 & 26: 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 with the group “Rachelle Rae and the Banned” performing Friday and “Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies” Saturday.

April 25 & 26: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 Andy Beningo in the club this weekend with special guest Bill Boronkay.

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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2 thoughts on “See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of April 21-27

  1. The link for Rollhaven.com is incorrect. When you click on it, it says the server can’t find it. When you look at the coding, it’s typed in as Rollhaven.ocm which leads to nowhere.

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