See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 5-11

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

Seasonal Fun

October 5 – 11: “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours” at Montrose Orchards, 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30-45 minute hayride through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick your own perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more (all tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts).

October 5 – 11: Spicer Orchards Corn Maze and Fall Fun, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Corn Maze open until 6 p.m./Pick Your Own 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring hayrides, fruit picking, a cider making process, a large farm play area, donut production, winery and vineyard, a bee keeping display and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s Corn Maze!

October 8 – 11: Country Corn Maze, 450 N. Vernon Road, Corunna * (989) 743-6899 * cornmazefun.net

  • (Open Thursday & Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Spend a day at the farm while working your way through four professionally designed corn mazes including a fun maze for kids. Also, enjoy a corn cannon, pumpkin patch, apple cider, donuts and more.

October 8 – 11: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum and 13 Feet Under” at Playland Fun Center, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Box Office opens 8 p.m.) Rated Flint’s top haunted house, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5 miles of underground tunnels.

October 9 & 10: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris (1/4 mile south off of I-475) * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Open 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, the pig man and chainsaw man.

October 9 & 10: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house featuring live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt!

October 9 – 11: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Join Crossroads for some silly Halloween fun when the village becomes filled with friendly witches, happy ghosts and some of our favorite spooky friends. Find your way through an amusing straw maze and an enchanted forest where trees have eyes. Watch an old-fashioned magic show and take a 40-minute ride on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express! There are trick-or-treat stations throughout the village with plenty of doughnuts and candy for everyone. It is highly recommended to purchase train tickets in advance as seats do sell out.

October 10: 8th Annual “Fall Harvest Festival” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Festival runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Celebrate the fall season with some Nature Superheroes along with hayrides, contests, crafts, cider making, live birds of prey and much more. Free admission.

October 10: “Twilight Tours” at Whaley Historic House Museum, 624 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 471-4714 * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Event runs 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Become a ghost hunter when the lights go out at the Whaley House! Get the opportunity to tour the house in the dark, and if you wish, conduct your own investigation.

Events

October 9: The Flint Public Library (Main Branch) presents Author Johnathan Rand, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event begins 10:30 a.m.) Michigan author, Johnathan Rand, will discuss his Freddie Fernortner: Fearless First Grader, American Chiller, Michigan Chiller and Creepy Campfire Chiller series and his latest books.

October 9 & 10: “The Illusionists” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performances begin Friday 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.) Direct from Broadway, enjoy one of the best-selling magic shows. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.

October 10: “Flint Comix Secret Con” at the Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 232-1399 * flintfarmersmarket.com

  • (Event runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Enjoy comics, art, books, gaming, special guests and more during this one day Flint event.

October 10: “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 My Home Town this week. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

October 10: “Strolling Saturdays” at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * ruthmottfoundation.org

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Enjoy the opportunity to explore the beautiful grounds of Applewood in a casual setting. Free admission.

October 10: “STEM Saturdays” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Learn the fun of working and playing with Science, Technology and Math. This interactive class will focus on simple machines this week. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

October 10 & 11: Flint Firebirds Hockey at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * flintfirebirds.com

  • (Games begin 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday) The Flint Firebirds will play against the Sarnia Sting on Saturday and the Peterborough Ontario Petes on Sunday. The Firebirds are part of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The team represents a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition.

Attractions

October 5 – 11: 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.
    • “Top Secret: License To Spy” – This hands-on exhibit focuses on the science and technology of spying and a fascinating journey into the secret, shadowy world of espionage. Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, and based around a James Bond-style fantasy of exotic locations, come investigate leads, gather intelligence and uncover clues to solve a double-agent mystery.
    • “Collecting Flint from A to Z” – The Sloan Museum has a lot of artifacts, nearly 400,000 of them! You name it, they probably have one. A large, eclectic collection is required to accurately record life in Flint and Genesee County over the last 200 years. This exhibit highlights 26 groups from Sloan’s vast and varied collection, normally hidden away in storage. Each alphabetized set reveals something about Flint’s shared history. See historic automobiles and firearms, radios and wedding dresses, beer, blueprints and everything in-between.
    • “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.

October 5 – 11: Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, 4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (866) 622-0605 * visitsealife.com/michigan

  • (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – last entry is one hour prior to closing time) Located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, get transported into an amazing underwater world. Come nose-to-nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble seahorses to graceful rays. Walk through an underwater Ocean Tunnel, encounter more than 5,000 sea creatures, hold a crab and touch a sea star at the Touchpool. Meet Benson, a young Green Sea turtle that was rescued after being struck by a boat in Florida. Benson now has permanent damage to his shell and spine and can’t dive for food, so he will never be able to be released back into the wild. Also, experience and participate in daily fun talks and feed shows.

October 5 – 11: Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or 237-3400 * sloanlongway.org

  • “The Accidental Astronauts” (Show starts 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday & Sunday 1:30 p.m.) Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog, Armstrong, as they embark on an unexpected journey into space. Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer.
  • “To Space and Back” (Show starts 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday only) Take this incredible journey from the far reaches of our universe, to our own planet, and learn how technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use daily. What’s happening above is coming back down to earth!
  • “Skies Over Michigan” (Show starts 3:30 p.m. daily except on Saturday) Learn about the rotation of the Earth, find the North Star and the way around the night sky, what a constellation is and which are visible in the current night sky. Also, learn about Moon phases, the daily and monthly motion of the Moon through the sky, visible planets and their movement among the stars.
  • “Violent Universe” (Show starts 4:30 p.m. on Sunday only) The beauty of a starlet sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart.
  • “Sea Monsters” (Show starts 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday only) Journey 80 million years back as National Geographic’s powerful storytelling immerses all in this life-or-death drama of an age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swarmed, hunted and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas.
  • “Pink Floyd Dark Side: The Light Show” (Show starts 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday only) Experience Pink Floyd’s iconic album as never before in this brand new, one-of-a-kind show featuring 4k visuals, brilliant LED sequences and incredibly clear 5.1 surround sound – all set to the music of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Contains adult language.

October 6 – 11: Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Avenue, Flint * (810) 767-5437 * thefcm.org

  • (Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Come explore and awaken your imagination, where the power of play inspires lifelong learning through over 40 hands-on educational and fun exhibits. Recommended for ages 2 to 10.
    • “Eat Well, Play Well” – Hop in and check out the museum’s new traveling exhibit coming all the way from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Kids will learn the importance of eating right and how easy it is to exercise through play.

October 9 – 11: Buick Automotive Gallery & Research Center, 303 Walnut Street, Flint * (810) 237-3440 or 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Open Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – call 24 hours in advance for all other appointments) 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. On Saturday, all of the activities at Buick Gallery are free including admission!
    •  “2 BY 2 – Dynamic Duos” – All vehicles at Buick Gallery have one thing in common; they helped shape the lives of the people of Flint & Genesee. But, with 100 in collection, there are bound to be more similarities than that. This exhibit breaks automobiles into couples that are natural twosomes. Some of these couples are obvious, like a set of Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars, while others are less obvious and require some research such as what is the connection between the Whiting and the Little, two of Flint’s “orphan” car companies? Or what binds a Buick racer to a Chevrolet production car? Come find out!

Art & Culture

October 5 – 11: 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.
    • “French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray” – This exhibit features 100 vintage prints from the golden age of French photography, from 1910-1940, and celebrates the variety and inventiveness of native and immigrant photographers working in France in the early 20th century. The selection encompasses Eugene Atget’s lyrical views of Paris streets and gardens, Man Ray’s surrealist experiments, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s pioneering photojournalism and more. All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.
    • “Photorealism” – Works by artists exploring photorealism are featured in this exhibit, which takes photography as its inspiration with artists creating highly illusionistic images that refer not to nature but to the photographic image. This type of photography took place in the 1960s and early 1970s when some artists moved away from creating abstract paintings and sculpture and focused on various forms of realism, where the goal was to depict the “real” and not the “ideal.”
    • “Decorative to Dangerous: The Art of Metalwork” – This exhibit explores how artists transformed various metals, from precious to commonplace, into fantastic works of art and features a variety of objects, from jewelry to weaponry, that showcases a spectrum of metalworking techniques.

October 6, 8 & 10: Art at the Market Gallery at Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 238-9202 * artatthemarket.com

  • (Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Located in 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.

October 8 – 10: 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. This month’s special exhibit, Reflections, features the works of Shelley Spivack, Robert Patrick, Suellen J. Parker and Charles A. Boike. The exhibits opening reception is Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

October 9: “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 foods, tasty beverages, live music and the works of various artists on display at the Greater Flint Arts Council, Buckham Gallery, Pages Bookstore, Red Ink Flint, the Yoga Loft and more. Stop by the Greater Flint Arts Council for this month’s walking tour (while supplies last).

Theater

October 8 – 10: The New McCree Theatre presents “Dreamgirls a Broadway Musical”, 2040 W. Carpenter Road, Flint * (810) 787-2200 * thenewmccreetheatre.com

  • (Performances begin Thursday & Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.) Enjoy this musical based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson and others. The play follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago who become music superstars.

October 8 – 11: The Fenton Village Players presents “The Cemetery Club” at the Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Road, Fenton * (810) 750-7700 * fentonvillageplayhouse.wordpress.com/

  • (Performances begin Thursay-Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) The monthly gathering of four Jewish women at their husband’s graves is interrupted by a would-be suitor for one of the women.

October 9 – 11: “Jimmy’s Hall” at the Flint Institute of Arts’ Film Theater, 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * flintarts.org

  • (Film begins Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) Enjoy this film about a prodigal Irishman who upsets the life of his rural hometown when he tries to reopen the controversial dance hall that led to his original departure and years of exile. This film is rated PG-13.
    • Friday night is “Date Night” at the theater. Couples can enjoy two film tickets and two drinks paired with an appetizer. A full menu is also available at The Palette Café offering daily specials along with soups, coffee, sandwiches, salads and pastries. This package is available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Entertainment

October 5 – 10: Public Ice Skating at Flint Iceland Arena, 1160 S. Elms Road, Flint * (810) 635-8487 * flinticeland.com

  • (Open Monday through Saturday – check website above for hours of operation and events) 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.

October 5 – 11: Ice Skating at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena, 5371 Daly Farms Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * crystalfh.com

  • (Open Monday through Sunday – check website above for hours of operation and events) Enjoy public skate, drop-in hockey, stick-n-puck, broomball, birthday parties, field trips and group discounts at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena. Home of the U-of-M Flint Hockey men and women’s teams, STRIDA Hockey, the Elite Skating Academy and GFHA Youth Hockey, enjoy this newly renovated community facility featuring two ice arenas and a Skater’s Bar & Grill. Public skating schedule is subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm times.

October 5 – 11: 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/

  • “The Walk: An IMAX 3D Experience” – Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man, Philippe Petit, has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. This film is rated PG. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

October 5 – 11: Chuck E. Cheese’s, 3489 Miller Road, Flint * (810) 733-7404 * chuckecheese.com

  • (Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 10 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.

October 5 – 11: King Kone Ice Cream & Kopper Junction Adventure Golf, 5140 Flushing Road, Flushing * (810) 410-1814 * kingparsuperstore.com

  • (Check website above for hours of operation) Enjoy a family fun game of mini golf! Mini golf closes 45-minutes before closing time.

October 5 – 11: Playland Fun Center, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open Monday through Sunday – check website above for hours of operation and events) Enjoy outdoor and indoor fun for the entire family featuring go karts, Monster Adventure mini golf, an indoor Playland Arcade area and restaurant specializing in pizza, subs and wraps.

October 5 – 11: Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center (2 locations) * rollhaven.com

  • Flint/Grand Blanc location * 5313 S. Saginaw, Flint * (810) 694-4533, (Open Monday through Sunday – check website above for hours of operation and events) 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.
  • Flushing location * 3464 Ann Drive, Flushing * (810) 659-7260, (Open Monday through Sunday – check website above for hours of operation and events) 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.

October 9 & 10: US 23 Drive-In Theater, 5200 Fenton Road, Flint * Movie Hotline (810) 238-0751 * us23driveintheater.com

  • (Gates open 7:30 p.m. and movies begin 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.

October 9 & 10: “Cosmic Red Pin Bowling” at Grand Blanc Lanes, 5301 S. Saginaw Road, Flint * (810) 771-4273 * grandblanclanes.com

  • (Bowling runs 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.) Come rock, dance and bowl a strike when a red headpin appears, and win a prize! Grand Blanc Lanes also offers a snack bar, lounge, bumper bowling, automatic scorers and a pro shop.

Shopping

October 5 – 11: 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 and more. Visit website above for coupon savings and hours of operations.

October 5 -11: 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. Visit website above for special store offers and hours of operation.

October 5 -11: 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. Visit website above for a list of additional in-store promotions and hours of operation.

October 5 -11: 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. Visit website above for special coupon savings and hours of operation.

October 5 -11: Carriage Town Antique Center, 503 Garland Street, Flint * (810) 238-1444 * carriagetownantiquecenter.com

  • (Open Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 3 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.

October 6, 8 & 10: Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 232-1399 * flintfarmersmarket.com

  • (Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Open year-round, shop Flint’s 32,000 square feet city market featuring over 50 inside vendors selling produce, including fresh, locally grown foods, a meat market, poultry, breads and baked goods, cheese, a wine shop, art gallery, flowers, gourmet coffees, crafts, fine arts and more. On Saturday, browse and purchase from over 25 produce and flower vendors, as well as art and craft vendors, at the Market’s outdoor pavilion area. Also, enjoy breakfast and lunch at the Market’s “Steady Eddy’s”, a unique café where the veggies meet the eggs & bacon and the tuna melts meet the veggie burgers. A majority of their menu is purchased from Market vendors (open Tuesday through Friday).

Dining with Entertainment

October 5 – 10: Cranberries Café, 10250 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-3409 * cranberriescafe.com

  • (Open for lunch Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner Tuesday-Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Enjoy great food and drinks, including Michigan beers on tap, while relaxing in this 1917 building featuring its original tin ceiling and flooring, an antique cherry bar and an original floral icebox, from northern Michigan, now converted into a wine cooler. Dine at Cranberries on Wednesday and receive a bottle of wine half off with dinner. Or, visit on Thursday and enjoy live entertainment starting at 7 p.m.

October 5 -11: Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ, 2461 North Road, Fenton * (810) 750-0507 * bealestreetsmokehouse.com

  • (Call for hours of operation) Using the highest quality meats, enjoy tasty pulled pork and chicken, brisket, St. Louis and baby-back ribs, Michigan craft beers on tap and in bottles and more. Beale Street offers that “Juke Joint” atmosphere with live weekend music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

October 5 – 11: Brickstreet of Grand Blanc, 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. Relax with live lounge entertainment with Bobby Standal every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, starting at 7 p.m., and Bob Adado starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Brickstreet also offers a weekly Sunday Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (reservations suggested). Outdoor seating/dining available – weather permitting.

October 5 -11: 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. Live piano bar entertainment begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and at 8 p.m. on Friday & Saturday.

October 5 -11: Planks on the Lake Grill & Bar, 8291 Silver Lake Road, Linden * (810) 735-0990

  • (Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.) Enjoy this fun atmosphere on Lobedell Lake featuring pizza, seafood, steaks and more. Weekly specials include Pizza Monday, Wednesday Wings and Burger Thursday. Planks’ also hosts live music every weekend. Outdoor seating/dining available – weather permitting.

October 5 -11: Spoonz Lakeside Tavern, 3482 W. Silver Lake Road, Fenton * (810) 208-7601 * spoonzlakesidetavern.com

  • (Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Open daily for lunch and dinner enjoy flavorful dishes while soaking in a beautiful view of Silver Lake. Live bands rock the house every Friday and Saturday with a large dance floor area. Outdoor seating/dining available – weather permitting.

October 5 -11: Fenton Winery & Brewery (FWB), 1370 N. Long Lake Road, Fenton * (810) 373-4194 * fentonwinery.com

  • (Tuesday-Thursday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Founded in 2007, the FWB began as a typical winery featuring 15 wines and a tasting bar. They now offer a variety of beers on tap and over 20 wine choices (3 on tap) with a steady rotation of seasonal wines and specialties. FWB also offers a retail store “Taproom” to purchase those favorites, a delicious menu, wine & beer samplings and live entertainment most weekends starting at 8 p.m. Outdoor seating/dining available in the Wine/Beer Garden – weather permitting.

October 9: 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 Grand Blanc Golf Club, The Jewel of Grand Blanc offers Friday night country entertainment featuring DJ “Dan Richards” and line dancing from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Adjacent to The Jewel, also operated by Grand Blanc Golf Club, is Grand Blanc’s superior Irish Pub, Paddy McGee’s, serving an all-day full breakfast and a lunch and dinner menu along with drink specials (open daily). Outdoor seating/dining available – weather permitting.

Nightlife

October 9: Red Ink Flint Local 432 Concert Venue, 124 W. First Street, Flint * redinkflint.org

  • (Open 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.) This all-ages venue features performing arts programming, primarily live music, but also theatre, dance, comedy and more. Most of its audience, and musicians, are high school and college-age students. The club is known for its diversity. Friday night enjoy an Indy/Rock Show featuring the groups The Tom Toms, Mercy Beach, Bobby Meader Music, Goldblum and SourDreams.

October 9 & 10: The Machine Shop Concert Lounge, 3539 S. Dort Highway, Flint * (810) 715-2650 * themachineshop.info

  • (Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows unless otherwise noted) The Machine Shop hosts live rock-n-roll, metal and outlaw country events weekly. Friday night, 711 Entertainment presents Thundergrater as they perform their Life in Transit CD Release Show with special guests The Distorted Waltz, The White Oranges and Plethora. On Saturday, the group Finger Eleven takes the stage with special guests Coldville and Ignoring the Echoes. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

October 9 & 10: Historic Holly Hotel Comedy Club, 110 Battle Alley, Holly * (248) 634-5208 * hollyhotel.com

  • (Shows begin 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.) Enjoy professional stand-up comedy featuring a variety of local and national entertainers with Tim Slagle in the club this weekend with special guest Michael O’Keefe.

October 9 & 10: Sequoia Wine Bar and Martini Lounge, 5304 Gateway Centre Drive, Flint * (810) 233-8000 * theredwoodlodge.com

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

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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