See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 26–June 1

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

Events

May 28: Flint School of Performing Arts Faculty Member “Michael Coonrod” performs at the Flint Institute of Music MacArthur Recital Hall, 1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 238-1350 * thefim.org

  • (Concert begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy a musical evening as Professor Michael Coonrod performs a piano concert. Mr. Coonrod has been a piano faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Academy for thirty-eight years.

May 29: “Michigan Authors Non-Fiction Book Luncheon” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Bring your lunch and join authors Kat Tedsen and Bev Rydel as they discuss their book Haunted Travels of Michigan. Listen to the stories about meeting many reputable people who described paranormal events so powerful, it made these authors true believers. Read the stories, see and hear the evidence and decide for yourself. Books will be available for purchase.

May 29 – June 1:“Holy Redeemer Community Festival”, 1227 E. Bristol Road, Burton * (810) 743-3050 * hrfestival.com

  • (Festival begins Thursday & Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m.) Enjoy four days of family-fun and entertainment featuring games, carnival rides, an adult tent, great food including a Tia Helita’s Taco Dinner, live entertainment with a tribute to country on Friday night and a Beatles Mania Saturday evening and lots more. For a detailed schedule of daily activities visit the above website.

May 29 – June 1: “Swartz Creek Hometown Days” in Downtown Swartz Creek’s Entertainment District, Miller Road, Swartz Creek * hometowndays.org

  • (Festival runs Thursday 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Enjoy family-fun activities “Where Everyone Feels at Home” featuring carnival rides, a car show, entertainment and expo tent, a parade, fireworks display and much more. For a detailed schedule of daily activities visit the above website.

May 31: Flint’s “Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Game runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Union BBC of Dexter. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game as it was played in the nineteenth century. Bring lawn chairs.

Attractions

May 26: Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (810) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Celebrate Memorial Day by going back to a time when things were a whole lot simpler. Crossroads Village is an authentic Great Lakes town from the turn of the century, with over 34 historic structures and a thriving community. Ride the Huckleberry Railroad, take a scenic ride on the Genesee Belle, a replica of the paddlewheel riverboats that were popular during Mark Twain’s time, catch a show at the Colwell Opera House or learn a trade from one of the Village’s craftspeople.

May 27 – 31 (Closed Monday, May 26): Buick Automotive Gallery & Research Center, 303 Walnut Street, Flint * (810) 237-3440 or 237-3450 * SloanLongway.org

  • (Open 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.
    • “Restore the Roar” – This exhibit features unique Buick Gallery stories of automobile transformation from trash into treasure and those vehicles that are not restored. Find out why the museum restores some models and not others and what considerations are made when taking a vehicle into collection. Put on your work gloves and discover what goes into these restorations.

May 27 – June 1 (Closed Monday, May 26): 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.
    • “American Adventure – Brave the Maze” – In 1607, settlers landed on the shores of Virginia and called it home, creating the first permanent European settlement. Little did they know that less than half of them would survive the year in this new wilderness. Take an immersive, educational role-play adventure that asks people to conquer one great challenge: survive the year as one of the original Jamestown colonists. Sound easy? Think again. Only 38 of the 104 settlers survived. But don’t worry – you’re not tied to their destiny. You can beat the odds and determine your fate – it all depends on the choices you make…and a bit of luck.
    • “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.

May 27 – June 1: 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.
    • “Motion is Totally Rad” – Get moving through force and motion. Hands-on activities are scheduled daily, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., focusing on “Fitness Physics” this week. Use your body to learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion. Starting June 1, visit the Museum and learn all about “Artonomy” – Art + Science = Awesome! Experiment with the science behind different art techniques and mediums.
    • “Sproutside” – The Museum’s outdoor play and learn area “Sproutside” is open for the warm season. Enjoy daily playtime and exploring from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – weather permitting.

May 28 – June 1: Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (810) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Go back to a time when things were a whole lot simpler. Crossroads Village is an authentic Great Lakes town from the turn of the century, with over 34 historic structures and a thriving community. Ride the Huckleberry Railroad, take a scenic ride on the Genesee Belle, a replica of the paddlewheel riverboats that were popular during Mark Twain’s time, catch a show at the Colwell Opera House or learn a trade from one of the Village’s craftspeople.

May 31: 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.

May 31 & June 1: Longway Planetarium Shows, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or 237-3400 * SloanLongway.org

  • “Roo Stars” (Show starts 12:30 p.m.) – Quite by accident, Opie Opossum finds himself in Australia, far from his home in Michigan. Reggie Roo and Patty Platypus do their best to get their new friend back to his family. Along the way, Opie discovers a night sky full of stars very different from the ones he usually sees. Recommended for ages 4 to 6.
  • “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

May 27, 29 & 31: 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.

May 27 – June 1 (Closed Monday, May 26): 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.
    • “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.
    • “About Face: Portraiture Through Time” – Throughout history portraiture has memorialized the people portrayed in its images and recorded the changes in culture through time. Portraits were commissioned by the wealthy to depict nobility, royalty or important figures. Later, artists began taking interest in people from all walks of life, capturing anonymous people doing everyday tasks. This exhibit features painted and sculpted portraits that reflect the changing face of portraiture, examining its different roles and functions in art.
    • “Kathleen Gilje: Portraits of Paintings” – Born in New York, Kathleen Gilje trained as a conservator of paintings in Italy. Using her knowledge and experience as the basis for her own paintings, she re-creates and re-contextualizes Old Master paintings. Enjoy viewing these ‘contemporary restorations’ as they reveal the hidden implications of the works themselves.
    • “Fantasy, Fiction, and Fact in Popular Illustration: 1750-1900” – Drawn from the FIA’s permanent collections of works on paper, this exhibit explores the emergence of satire as an illustrative art in the 18th and 19th centuries, especially in Britain. Such artists as William Hogarth, George Cruikshank and Frederick Barnard will be compared together, something which has never been done before, despite the fact that their topics, style, media, nationality and chronology situate them in close proximity to each other.

May 29 – 31: 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.

Theater

May 30 – June 1: “Omar” 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.) In this Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film, a Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he is implicated in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s death. This film is not rated.

Entertainment

May 26 – June 1: 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/

  • “Godzilla An IMAX 3D Experience” (Rated PG-13) – An epic rebirth to Tohos iconic Godzilla, this adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threatens our very existence.

May 26 – June 1: 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.

May 26 – June 1: 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.

May 26 – June 1: 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.

May 26 – June 1: 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

May 26 – June 1: 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.

May 26 – June 1: 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.

May 26 – June 1: 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.

May 26 – June 1: 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.

May 26 – June 1: 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.

May 27, 29 & 31: 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

May 26 – June 1: 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.

May 26 – June 1: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.

May 27 – 31 (Closed Monday, May 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 folky fun guitar, flute and vocals by Charlene & Mark this week. Also, dine at Cranberries on Wednesday and receive a bottle of wine half off with dinner.

May 27 – June 1: 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

May 26 – June 1: 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 Shop will host its 2014 Showcase Series with 5 new bands featuring “The Tom Toms”, “Embracing Silence”, “Deleted by God”, “Floorplan” and “The Distorted Waltz.” Saturday, John K. Folts and PC Attorneys at Law presents a Russell Wayne Tribute to “Pink Floyd”.

May 30: “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 Friday night country entertainment, at Wild Spurs, featuring a DJ and line dancing from 7 p.m. to 11 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).

May 30 & 31: Sequoia Wine Bar and Martini Lounge, 5304 Gateway Centre Drive, Flint * (810) 233-8000 * theredwoodlodge.com

  • (Live music begins 9 p.m.) Located inside Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery, the Sequoia Lounge presents live music featuring “Elizabeth Reed” Friday night and “Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies” performing Saturday.

May 30 & 31: 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 Michael Blais in the club this weekend with special guest Owen Thomas.

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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