Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
March 11: “2nd Friday ArtWalk” in 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 and the Yoga Loft. Stop by the Greater Flint Arts Council for this month’s walking map (while supplies last).
March 12: “2016 Winter Guard International – Regional Competition” at Grand Blanc High School, 12500 Holly Road, Grand Blanc * wgi.org/event-details/03122016-Color-Guard-Flint-Regional.html
- (Doors open 8 a.m., Preliminary Competitions run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Finals run 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) WGI is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion and wind ensemble competitions. Forty-six teams from 5 states and Canada will compete in a mix of athletics and dance moves set to music with the creative use of equipment such as flags, rifles, sabers, etc. Concessions available and free parking. (Tickets: $12 per day, $14 for evening finals and $21 for entire event)
March 12: “STEM Saturdays” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info
- (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Learn the fun of working and playing with science, technology and math with the focus on amusement park science with Longway Planetarium this weekend. Recommended for elementary school ages.
March 12: “St. Patrick’s Day 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.) Meet in the Children’s Room for some fun hands-on craft projects to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.
March 12: “St. Paddy’s Beer Fest and 1/2K Race” at the Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 232-1399 * flintfarmersmarket.com
- (Event runs 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at the Flint Farmers’ Market’s annual Beer Fest featuring a 1/2K run/walk through Flint followed by beer samples, Irish themed foods, live entertainment, a DJ and a free photo booth.
March 12: “Magic Bus Band” Dinner & Concert Fundraiser at The Jewel of Grand Blanc, 5270 Perry Road, Grand Blanc * (810) 694-5960 * jewelgolf.com
- (Doors open 6:30 p.m.) Take a psychedelic ride and let the group Magic Bus re-create a musical trip back to Woodstock. The bands incredible musical abilities and authentic look will transcend the modern and jet you back to the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco in 1967.
March 12: Flint Firebirds Hockey at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * flintfirebirds.com
- (Game begins 7:30 p.m.) The Flint Firebirds will play against the Kitchener Rangers. The Flint Firebirds are part of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and represent a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition.
March 12 & 13: Skate with Leonardo Ninja Turtle at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena, 5371 Daly Farms Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * crystalfh.com
- (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Spend the afternoon ice skating and get the chance to meet and skate with Leonardo Ninja Turtle. Bring your own ice skates or rent a pair for just $3.00. Regular admission, VIP and family passes available.
March 13: Mid-Michigan Wrestling Association State Finals at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * mmwawrestling.com
- (Weigh-ins run 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and wrestling begins 9:30 a.m.) Enjoy competitive wrestling among boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 14. Concessions available.
March 7 – 13: Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org
- (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Enjoy regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science activities where children and adults can explore principles of chemistry and physics through exhibits and staff presentations.
- “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.
March 7 – 13: 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. 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.
March 7 – 13: 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.
- “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.
- “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.
March 8 – 13: 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” – Check out this traveling exhibit from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Children will learn the importance of eating right and how easy it is to exercise through play.
- “Red Fish, Blue Fish” – (Activities run Tuesday-Friday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. at the Investigation Station) This week, the museum is going to practice matching upper and lower case letters. Come play this Red Fish, Blue Fish matching game inspired by Dr. Seuss.
March 11 – 13: 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
March 7 – 13: 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.
March 8, 10 & 12: 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.
March 10 – 12: Buckham Gallery, 134 ½ W. Second Street, Flint * (810) 239-6233 * buckhamgallery.org
- (Open 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Founded in 1984, Buckham Gallery is an artist-run, not-for-profit exhibition and performance space that features artists from as many diverse locations as possible. It is the philosophy of the gallery to create an open atmosphere which allows both emerging and established artists to take charge of their own creative pursuits.
March 10 – 12: The New McCree Theatre presents “For Colored Girls” a Women’s History Month Special, 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.) For Colored Girls tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem consists of 20 separate poems woven together through choreography and narratives about love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned – lady in red, lady in orange, lady in yellow, lady in green, lady in blue, lady in brown and lady in purple. Recommended for mature audiences only.
March 11 – 13: The Flint Community Players presents “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” to the Tom & Bea Nobles Performance Hall, 2462 S. Ballenger Highway, Flint * Box Office (810) 441-9302 * flintcommunityplayers.com
- (Performances begin Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.) Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, it seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested – or worse – evicted?
March 11 – 13: Clio Cast & Crew presents “The Phantom Tollbooth” to Theatre 57, 2220 W. Vienna Road, Clio * (810) 687-2588 * cliocastandcrew.com
- (Performances begin Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.) Even surrounded by dozen of toys, Milo is bored so, The Phantom Tollbooth comes to the rescue! Transported to the Land of Wisdom, Milo is thrust into adventure when told princesses Rhyme and Reason need rescuing, to bring peace between two kings. Knee-deep in danger, language and math along the way, Milo learns everything has a purpose. Upon his return home, he realizes there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of so many things to discover.
March 11 – 13: “45 Years” 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. – Rated R) Charlotte Rampling earned a best actress Academy Award nomination for her performance in this story of an elderly couple who, on the eve of an anniversary, receive news that threatens to alter their union forever.
- Friday 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.
March 7 – 12: 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.
March 7 – 13: 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. Due to the weather, operating times are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
March 7 – 13: 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 “calendar of events” page for a listing of all events) Enjoy public skating, drop-in hockey, stick-n-puck, broomball, U-of-M Flint Hockey games for both men and women, Powers Catholic High School home games, GFHA Youth Hockey leagues, Try Hockey for free days, learn to play hockey, Elite Skating Academy learn to skate, learn to figure skate, hockey skating skills, private lessons, adult learn to skate classes, adult hockey leagues, tournaments, camps and clinics and STRIDA summer hockey training program. Book birthday parties and/or school and church field trips.
- Event times are subject to change. Please double check website calendar before coming to Crystal Fieldhouse for any events.
March 7 – 13: IMAX Trillium Theatre in Grand Blanc/NCG Cinemas, 8220 Trillium Circle Avenue, Grand Blanc * Show Times (810) 695-5000 / Office (810) 953-0650 * ncgmovies.com/grand-blanc/
- “Zootopia: An IMAX 3D Experience” – (Rated PG) In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox, who’s trying to make it big, goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail. But, when both become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover that even natural enemies can become best friends. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
March 7 – 13: 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.
March 7 – 13: 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.
March 7 – 13: 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.
March 11 & 12: “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.
March 7 – 13: Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 732-4000 * geneseemall.com
- “Shop until you drop” at Flint’s 1.3 million square feet of shopping space anchored by Macy’s, JC Penney, Sears and Burlington Coat Factory. Find those unique buys at the Center’s one-of-a-kind shops and markets such as Buckle and Forever 21. The Outdoor Village offers 65,000 square feet of boulevard-style shopping and national tenants, including Bar Louie, Chico’s and more. Visit the website above for coupon savings.
March 7 – 13: Courtland Center Mall, 4190 E. Court Street, Burton * (810) 744-0742 * courtlandcenter.com
- Conveniently located off I-69, Courtland Center offers 472,000 square feet of enclosed shopping featuring national retail anchors including JC Penney, Staples, Jo-Ann Superstore and Dunham’s Sports. Visit more than 50 retailers and eateries while enjoying this friendly shopping experience with convenient parking. Visit the website above for special store offers.
March 7 – 13: Birch Run Premium Outlets, 12240 S. Beyer Road, Birch Run * (989) 624-6226 * premiumoutlets.com
- Find incredible values on all the new season fashions with up to a 65% discount on every day savings. Shop at over 145 well-known brand name stores such as the Pottery Barn Outlet, COACH Factory and the Nike Factory Store. Visit the website above for a list of additional in-store promotions.
March 7 – 13: Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (877) 746-7452 * greatlakescrossingoutlets.com
- Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is the market’s dominant retail outlet and entertainment destination, attracting customers throughout the Midwest and Canada. With 185 manufacturer’s outlets and traditional retail stores, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is Michigan’s only enclosed value-regional mall. Visit the website above for special coupon savings.
March 7 – 13: 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.
March 8, 10 & 12: 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
March 7 – 12: 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., featuring guitar and vocals by Terrance this week.
March 7 – 13: 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., with Sweet Willie Tea performing Friday night and the Sanctuary Blues Band taking the stage Saturday.
March 7 – 13: 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).
March 7 – 13: 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 every Tuesday and Thursday, at 7 p.m., and at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
March 7 – 13: 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. Enjoy live acoustic tunes by local artists every Saturday.
March 7 – 13: 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, starting at 9:30 p.m., the group Still Rain will perform. 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.
March 8 – 13: 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.
March 11: 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 Monday-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.).
March 10, 11 & 13: 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. This week is dedicated to The Machine Shop’s 14th Anniversary Month. Thursday, the Moonshine Bandits will perform with special guests Redburn and Mitch Diamond & The Yankee Sons. On Friday, Y & T takes the stage with special guests Miles Beyond and Raggedy Ann. Then, Jackyl returns to the Machine Shop on Sunday with the groups Tension Head and tba. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
March 11 & 12: 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 Matt McClowery in the club this weekend with special guest Mike Evitts.
March 11 & 12: 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 featuring Elizabeth Reed, Blues-Rock, Friday night and Billy Mack & Juke Joint Johnnies, Swing-a-Billy music, on Saturday.
March 12: Red Ink Flint Local 432 Concert Venue, 124 W. First Street, Flint * redinkflint.org
- (Spring Record Swap runs 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and live music runs 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. On Saturday, 432 will host a Spring Record Swap. Then, in the evening, enjoy an Indy live music show with the groups Soqqer, Mango Lane, Ape Not Kill Ape, Vitalism and Kyle Daly. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please check the website above to confirm performances.