Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
February 5: “First Fridays – Tour of the Universe” at Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or 237-3400 * sloanlongway.org
- (Event begins 6 p.m.) Join Longway for a lecture about Space and explore planets, nearby stars and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe. Then stay for the 7 p.m. showing of Sea Monsters. Recommended for ages 6 and older.
February 5 & 6: Flint Firebirds Hockey at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * flintfirebirds.com
- (Games begin 7:30 p.m.) The Flint Firebirds will play against Ontario’s Sudbury Wolves Friday night and the Kitchener Rangers on Saturday. The Firebirds are part of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and represent a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition.
February 6: “Walk in the Woods: Winter Wildlife” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) For-Mar Naturalists will take everyone on a hike through the nature preserve to investigate signs of winter wildlife. Recommended for ages 10 and older.
February 6: “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. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.
February 6: “Wine, Women & Chocolate” at IMA Brookwood Golf Course, 6045 Davison Road, Burton * (810) 742-4930 * imarecreation.org
- (Event runs 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Cross Country Ski, Snow Shoe or walk a 5K track through IMA Brookwood Golf Course while enjoying treats and snacks set-up in 5 Hospitality Tents. After the workout, enjoy some pampering with chair massages, hair fluffs, manicures and more. There will also be wine samples from a variety of local venues with lots of food and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! This is a women’s only event and participants must be 21 years of age to attend.
February 6: “Walk-In Crafts” 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.) Stop in at the Library for some fun hands-on craft events featuring different themes each weekend. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.
February 6: University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena, 5371 Daly Farm Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * crystalfh.com
- (Game begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy an exciting night of hockey when the University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey team plays against Oakland University.
February 6: “Dracula” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com
- (Performance begins 7 p.m.) Bram Stoker’s novel of 1987, Dracula, was published with little popular fanfare. Critics, however, praised the author and put Stoker in the category of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.
February 1 – 7: 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.
- “Water’s Extreme Journey” – Journey through an interactive water maze that engages all in an exciting quest to stay clean, while flowing through rivers, lakes, backyards and into homes. Through play, scientific inquiry and art, this exhibit empowers visitors to take action, commit to clean water and express their support for clean water initiatives.
- “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.
February 1 – 7: Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, 4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (866) 622-0605 * visitsealife.com/michigan
- (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 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 Touch Pool. 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.
February 1 – 7: Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or 237-3400 * sloanlongway.org
- Due to the dark planetarium environment, all shows below are not recommended for children under the age of 3. No late seating and no re-entry after show begins. Tickets go on sale one half hour before showtime.
- “Stars” (Show starts daily 2:30 p.m.) Narrated by Mark Hamill, journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. This dramatic program highlights the stunning animation by astronauts, spacecraft, telescopes, nebulas, clusters and more and was created by the talented team of the National Space Centre (Leicester, UK).
- “Skies Over Michigan” (Show starts daily 3:30 p.m.) 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.
- “The Accidental Astronauts” (Show starts 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 Saturday & Sunday 4:30 p.m.) 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.
- “Sea Monsters” (Show starts Friday & Saturday 7 p.m.) 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 Friday & Saturday 8 p.m.) 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.
February 2 – 7: 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.
- “Speed Engineering” – (Activities run Tuesday – Friday) Some of the museum’s visitors may be too young to ride a roller coaster. That’s okay, because the museum is going to make their own roller coaster by using insulation, tubing and tape that will produce lots of fun curves and loops!
- “Eat Well, Play Well” – Hop in and check out this traveling exhibit 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.
February 5 – 7: 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 and a 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible. There were only 836 Skylarks made in 1954, all made in Flint, and probably fewer than 100 survive today.
- “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
February 1 – 7: Flint Institute of Arts (FIA), 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * flintarts.org
- (Monday-Thursday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Visit 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.
- “From Heart to Hand: African American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts” – Enjoy this colorful exhibit that surveys 20th-century African American quilt artists from the South, restoring their identities and drawing in examples that range from abstract compositions to figurative works of cultural icons. Explore 30 quilts that use the patchwork and applique technique to execute both traditional and original patterns.
- “Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown” – This exhibit is one of Lawrence’s historical epics that focused on heroic 19th-century figures like controversial abolitionist John Brown. Brown had given up that slavery could be ended without violence and planned to raid a U.S. military arsenal to arm hundreds of slaves. He and his followers were overpowered by federal troops and Brown was convicted of treason, murder and inciting slaves to revolt. A series of 22 silkscreen prints make up this display, all based on Lawrence’s same-size gouache paintings from 1941.
- “Decorative to Dangerous: The Art of Metalwork” – Explore how artists transformed various metals, from precious to commonplace, into fantastic works of art. The exhibit features a variety of objects, from jewelry to weaponry that showcases a spectrum of metalworking techniques.
February 2, 4 & 6: 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 its artists.
February 4 – 6: 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.
February 5 – 7: “A Bellerina’s Tale” 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.) This feature-length documentary on African-American ballerina Misty Copeland examines her prodigious rise and her potentially career-ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. This film is not rated.
- 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.
February 5 – 7: UM-Flint Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Call”, 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 762-3300 * umflint.edu/theatredance/current-season
- (Performances begin Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged, funny and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.
February 7: The Flint Youth Theatre presents “Detroit ‘67” to Elgood Theater, 1220 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-1530 * thefyt.org
- (Performance begins 4 p.m.) Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning the basement in their Detroit home into an after-hours joint. It’s 1967 and the sounds of Motown set the mood. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots.
February 1 – 6: 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.
February 1 – 7: Mt. Holly Ski & Snowboard Area, 13536 Dixie Highway, Holly * (248) 634-8269 * skimtholly.com
- (Morning Session runs approximately 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Afternoon Session 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Nestled in Groveland Township just south of Flint & Genesee, Mt. Holly offers 19 trails ranging from beginner to advance along with 5 rope tows, 2 SunKid Wonder Carpets and 7 chairlifts, including Southeastern Michigan’s only High-Speed detachable quad. Skiers and spectators can warm up by an outdoor fireplace or head inside the Bavarian Lodge, which features 2 cafeterias, a fireplace room, a lounge with 2 additional fireplaces and a full service ski shop. Operating times are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
February 1 – 7: 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 and broomball. Home of the U-of-M Flint men and women’s Hockey teams, GFHA Youth Hockey organization and Elite Skating Academy. 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.
February 1 – 7: 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/
- “Star Wars: Ep. VII – The Force Awakens: An IMAX 3D Experience” – Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. Enjoy this continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set 30 years after the 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
February 1 – 7: 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.
February 1 – 7: Bowl Flint (2 locations), B’s Bowling Center * 750 S. Center Road, Flint * (810) 743-7570; Richfield Bowl * 5340 Richfield Road, Flint * (810) 736-4880 * bowlflint.com
- (Open Monday through Sunday – check website above for hours of operation and events) Richfield Bowl and B’s Bowling is dedicated to providing one of the best entertainment venues in Flint & Genesee. These modern bowling centers offer kid-friendly bumper bowling lanes with lightweight bowling balls and small shoes. Also, experience Cosmic Bowling, on the weekends, with glow in the dark lanes along with laser, disco, black and runway lights, fog and loud music.
February 1 – 7: Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center (2 locations) * rollhaven.com
- Flint/Grand Blanc * 5315 S. Saginaw Road, 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 * 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.
February 3, 6 & 7: “Community Ice Skating” at Flint’s Downtown University Pavilion, 303 S. Saginaw Street, Flint
- (Skating runs Wednesday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday afternoons) Enjoy some family-fun, outdoor ice skating at Flint’s Downtown University Pavilion. The ice rink actually opened in 1985 as part of Water Street Pavilion and closed just prior to the University of Michigan Flint’s purchase of the property in 1990. The rink is in walking distance to a variety of downtown Flint restaurants and entertainment. There is no admission and skaters must provide their own skates.
February 5 & 6: “Cosmic Red Pin Bowling” at Grand Blanc Lanes, 5301 S. Saginaw Road, Flint * (810) 771-4273 * grandblanclanes.com
- (Bowling runs 9:15 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.
February 1 – 7: 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 the website above for coupon savings.
February 1 – 7: 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 the website above for special store offers.
February 1 – 7: 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 the website above for a list of additional in-store promotions.
February 1 – 7: 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 the website above for special coupon savings.
February 1 – 7: 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.
February 2, 4 & 6: 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. 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
February 1 – 6: 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. Every Tuesday is Beer Night with half priced bottles and $2 off drafts with dinner. Dine at Cranberries on Wednesday and receive a bottle of wine half off with dinner. Or, visit on Thursday and enjoy live entertainment from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
February 1 – 7: 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.
February 1 – 7: 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 Russell Wayne every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, starting at 7:30 p.m., and Bob Adado starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Brickstreet also offers a Sunday Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (reservations suggested). The restaurant will also be celebrating Super Bowl 50 with food and drink specials all day.
February 1 – 7: The 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.
February 1 – 7: The Rough Draught Coffee & Barroom, 134 N. Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 714-3005 * roughdraughtbarroom.com
- (Monday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday & Friday 5 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Come experience this unique reminiscent of an old bar in an industrial building with reclaimed brick, lighting and other structural elements offering a unique selection of craft beers and cocktails and exceptional wines. Baristas are on staff to brew up the perfect latte, cappuccino or gourmet coffee. A light menu is also available offering breakfast and lunch sandwiches, burgers, salads and more all specially prepared with house made ingredients. Every Saturday, enjoy live acoustic tunes by local artists.
February 1 – 7: Sherman’s Lounge, 4211 Fenton Road, Flint * (810) 233-7057 * shermanslounge.com
- (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.) Home to Flint’s Finest Entertainment for nearly 50 years, enjoy the best of live, local bands during “Wicked” Wednesdays and Friday and Saturday nights. This weekend, enjoy live music by the group Jedi Mind Trip on Friday and Rachelle Rae & The Banned on Saturday. Live music begins at 9:30 p.m. both nights. Come out and celebrate Super Bowl 50 at Sherman’s with specials starting at 6 p.m. Sherman’s also features a fully stocked bar, multiple flat-screen TVs, three pool tables, video games, keno and more. Their menu offers pizza, subs, signature sandwiches and a variety of other tasty dishes.
February 2 – 7: 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, 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. Friday night, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., come out for FWB’s Piano Wars, a Dueling Piano Show.
February 5 & 7: The Jewell 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 Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday & Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. – closed Monday & Tuesday). On Sunday, cheer on your favorite team during Paddy’s “Get Your Game On” Super Bowl 50 party with drink and food specials from 3 p.m. until 12 midnight.
February 5 & 6: 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. On Friday evening, The Bad Reputation Tour presents Adelitas Way with special guests Failure, Anthem, Through Fire and Eye on Attraction. On Saturday, the group Red Run Rising performs with special guests Ballz Deluxe and Tripp Dixie. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
February 5 & 6: Red Ink Flint Local 432 Concert Venue, 124 W. First Street, Flint * redinkflint.org
- (Open Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.) This all-ages club, known for its diversity, 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. Enjoy a Pre-V Day Session on Friday night featuring live music by Feat. Vyson, Jeff Skigh, Curt Green, Nelle Nicole, BayBro, LA the Great, Bianka and DJ: TheHrdWrkn. On Saturday, Punk/Indy music rocks the house with special performances by The Vulnerable, Copneconic, Sprowt, The Radiotypes and Young Ritual. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please check the website above to confirm performances.
February 5 & 6: 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 Brent Terhune in the club this weekend with special guest Keith Bergman.
February 5 & 6: 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 every weekend.
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