See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 16-22

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

Events

May 17 – 21: Flint Restaurant Week – “Chow Down in Flintown,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Flint * FlintRestaurantWeek.com

  • (Open during restaurant business hours) This is the perfect time to explore new restaurants downtown Flint or revisit your favorites. Pick up a FREE passport at any participating restaurant and experience everything from fine dining cuisine in a casual atmosphere, to fresh, ingredient bar food along with Michigan craft beers, hand crafted cocktails and fine wine from around the world. Special events happening at different locations throughout the week. Participating restaurants: 501 Bar & Grill, Blackstone’s, Café Rhema, Churchill’s, Cork on Saginaw, El Potrero, Flint Crepe Co., Flint Farmers’ Market, Hoffman’s, The Local Grocer, Luigi’s, The Lunch Studio, Merge, Soggy Bottom Bar, Steady Eddy’s, Table & Tap, Tenacity Brewing, The Torch and The White Horse.

May 19: “After Dark Karaoke Night” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Event begins 8 p.m.) Grab your friends and belt out your favorite tunes while enjoying delicious food and tasty beverages. Happy hour runs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Event is for ages 18 and up.

May 21: For-Mar On The Road: Summer Sneak Peek  – geneseecountyparks.org, Max Brandon Park * 3606 Dupont Street, Flint; McKinley Park, Vista Center * 2102 Collingwood Parkway, Flint

  • (Max Brandon Park 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and McKinley Park 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Join For-Mar On The Road for a sneek peek into their summer programming. Come dig in the dirt, take a tour of the Truck Farm and meet some of For-Mar’s animal teachers. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

May 21: “Bird Nerd Festival” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, no, it’s For-Mar’s SUPER Bird Nerd Festival. Part of National Kids to Park Day, practice your real life Angry Bird skills and meet live birds of prey. Also, enjoy birding hikes and birds of prey presentations throughout the day. Recommended for birders of all ages. Free admission.

May 21: “Stockton Cup Base Ball Festival” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 N. Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com

  • (Games begin 12 p.m.) Join Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club for a sports tournament that combines gentlemanly competition with the city’s history. Four teams will compete for awards including the Stockton Cup and the Maria Stockton Award for Gentlemanly Conduct. Witness a nineteenth-century base ball game and learn about the history of the Stockton family and this great American pastime. Games are played at a unique green space nestled along the Flint River on the U-of-M Flint Campus. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free admission.

May 21: “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, hands-on, the fun of working and playing with Science, Technology and Math. Recommended for elementary school ages.

May 21: “Hoop 4 Water” Celebrity Basketball at Flint’s Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Snoop Dogg and MoPete come together along with some special celebrity guests to help raise money for The Flint Water Crisis. Doors open one hour prior to event. VIP tickets are available and include front row floor seating, a post-game meet and greet (participants TBD) and access to the Blueline Club. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the website above.

May 21: “Orlando J. Roberts Concert: The Mickeys” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Concert runs 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) The Mickeys blend Americana, folk and alt country music to create a unique acoustic sound with powerful sibling harmonies.

Attractions

May 16 – 22: 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.
    • “A Bug’s World” – Beginning Saturday, giant bugs are crawling into Sloan! Trade sizes with an insect to find bugs looming large in this interactive exhibit. Learn about entomology – the study of insects – while exploring common backyard species magnified 40-120 times their size in scientifically accurate animatronic detail. Aspiring entomologists investigate giant replicas of five species: A Chinese praying mantis, stick bug, swallowtail butterfly caterpillar, desert locust and a rhinoceros beetle. Watch as a caterpillar edges its way around a massive bug-collecting net and a praying mantis hides and hisses behind a veil of dangling grass. Crawl through a wormhole to see two giant beetles knock horns, battling for territory.
    • “Collecting Flint from A to Z” – The Sloan Museum has a variety of artifacts, nearly 400,000 of them! You name it, they probably have one. A large, eclectic collection is required to accurately record the last 200 years of life in Flint & Genesee. 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. View historic automobiles, firearms, radios, 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.

May 16 – 22: 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 1 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 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, participate in daily fun talks and feed shows.

May 16 – 22: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, 4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (866) 622-0605 * legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan

  • (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Center remains open 2 hours after last admission; please allow a minimum of 2 to 3 hours for a visit) Located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, this new indoor family attraction features two LEGO rides, a 4D cinema, a large children’s play area, a creative workshop where guests learn about LEGO building from experts and more. Also, visit Miniland and view some of Metro Detroit’s iconic buildings and attractions made from LEGO bricks. All tickets are pre-booked online. This means that all guests must select a visit date and time and arrive at that appointed time to guarantee entry. During peak periods, and because guests can stay as long as they want once inside, there may be entry delays. Please be advised that adults must be accompanied by a child in order to gain entry into the attraction. Check the website above for special hours and closures. Recommended for children ages 3 to 10.

May 16 – 22: Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or 237-3400 * sloanlongway.org

  • Due to the dark planetarium environment, the shows listed below are recommended for children 4 years and older. No late seating and no re-entry after show begins. Tickets go on sale one half hour before showtime.
    • “Back To The Moon For Good” (Show starts daily 2:30 p.m.) Narrated by Tim Allen, immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40-years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold.
    • “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.
    • “EarthQuake: Evidence of a Restless Planet” (Show starts Saturday & Sunday 4:30 p.m.) Fly along the San Andreas Fault before diving into the planet’s interior. Journey back in time to witness the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the break-up of Pangaea 200 million years ago. Visit the sites of historical earthquakes from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.

May 17 – 22: Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Avenue, Flint * (810) 767-5437 * thefcm.org

  • (Monday-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 children ages 2 to 10.
    • “Military Appreciation Month” – To celebrate, throughout the month of May, families with a Military I.D. will get half off their admission into the museum.
    • “Into the Woods” – Check out this traveling exhibit that immerses visitors in a Michigan forest experience across the four seasons with activities including a spring climbing tree, “scat and tracks” animal activities, building an autumn tree fort and more.
    • “Fitness Fun!” – (Activities run Tuesday-Friday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.) Meet at the outside Sproutside and participate in a Fitness Circuit. Learn a variety of fun moves without even realizing its exercise. If the weather is bad, meet in the Aerobic Sounds room and dance off some calories.

May 19 – 22: Celebrating 100 Years at Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * applewood.org

  • (Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Celebrate Applewood’s 100th Anniversary as they open their beautiful grounds for the public to explore. Come learn new things and get hands-on with new exhibits in Applewood’s garage, barn and chicken coop. Discover new ideas in their Demonstration Garden. Pack a lunch and have a family picnic. Tour Mott’s Applewood Estate house, built in 1916 (reservations recommended). Free admission, which includes tours and events.

May 20 – 22: 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. With 100 in collection at the Gallery, 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

May 16 – 20: Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC), 816 S. Saginaw Street, Flint * (810) 238-ARTS * greaterflintartscouncil.org

  • (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) The GFAC programs and services are designed to engage the community in creative processes and support the work of Michigan artists. This is accomplished by showcasing a new exhibit each month in their downtown gallery. Visit the GFAC and celebrate the artwork of the University of Michigan-Flint students, through June 3.

May 16 – 22: Flint Institute of Arts (FIA), 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * flintarts.org

  • (Monday-Friday 12 p.m. to 5 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.
    • “The Engraver and Mr. Turner” – Explore how paintings by English artist J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) were reproduced through the medium of engraving. Since the late 16th century, printmakers have made reproductive prints to capture the image of a painting, drawing or sculpture and, in most cases, collaborated with the artist to create the print so the result was as close to the artist’s original intent as possible. In this exhibition, 25 steel engravings are on display along with information on Turner’s original work, demonstrating the engraver’s attempt at re-creating the artist’s expressive brushstrokes and distinctive painting style.
    • “Clay Through Time: Ancient to Contemporary Ceramics” – Ceramic art is one of the oldest human activities, shedding light on the cultures where it was made and revealing technological and artistic achievements. This exhibition features about 50 ceramic objects and explores the many styles and functions of ceramic art as well as various forming, glazing and firing techniques.
    • “Thinking Hurts Too Much” – Enjoy this slow scrolling video that incorporates found and manipulated internet footage, creating a panoramic collage of gyrating, pulsing and writhing characters which reveals America’s, and the world’s, desire for the sensational. These thousands of images pieced together become a provocative and poignant portrait of excess and the constant desire for new, and more, extreme visual stimulation.
    • “Function, Form, and Fantasy: Ceramics from the Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger Collection” – This exhibition offers a unique look at the recent history of ceramics, from the mid-20th century to present day, and highlights the diversity of styles and intense creativity of expression in the medium of clay. Pieces on display are divided into three sections that examine the historic roots of ceramics as craft and explore the artistic and technical experimentation, along with social commentary, that ceramicists have employed.

May 17, 19 & 21: Art at the Market Gallery at the Downtown 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 and operated by its artists.

May 19 – 21: Buckham Gallery, 134 ½ W. Second Street, Flint * (810) 239-6233 * buckhamgallery.org

  • (Open 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Founded in 1984, Buckham Gallery is an artist-run, not-for-profit exhibition and performance space that features artists from as many diverse locations as possible. It is the philosophy of the gallery to create an open atmosphere, which allows both emerging and established artists to take charge of their own creative pursuits.

Theater

May 16 – 19: The Jewish Film Festival at Flint Institute of Arts’ Film Theater, 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 or (810) 767-5922 * flintarts.org/films/jewish_ff.html

  • (Films begin 7 p.m.) Presented by the Flint Jewish Federation and the Flint Institute of Arts, this series of movies focus on Jewish life and culture. Movies playing: Monday, Rosenwald; Tuesday, Apples From the Desert; Wednesday, Rock in the Red Zone; and Thursday, Dough. All films are not rated. Check website above for film descriptions.

May 19 – 21: The New McCree Theatre presents “Sanctified” A Play with Music, 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 lively, entertaining musical kept afloat by the strength of playwright Javon Johnson’s well-crafted characters, a great cast of amazing singers and updated arrangements of traditional church songs. Pastor Jones believes it’s time to update the arrangements of the gospel songs his church choir regularly presents, and he’s not sure his earnest yet somewhat insecure pianist is up to the task. So, he asks his classically trained musician cousin, Pauletta, to whip the choir into shape. Her operatic speech patterns and name dropping causes more dissention within the group and they don’t take her seriously.

May 20 – 22: The Flint Community Players presents “big, The Musical” to Tom & Bea Nobles Performance Hall, 2462 S. Ballenger Highway, Flint * (810) 235-6963 * flintcommunityplayers.com

  • (Performances begin Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.) Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become “big”. To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do “adult” things like getting a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers there’s much more to being an adult than he’s bargained for and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.

May 20 – 22: “Born to be Blue” at 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.) Ethan Hawke stars as trumpeter Chet Baker in a reimagining of sorts of the life of the legendary jazz player. The screen Baker is haunted by his past to the point he may never play music again, but an enigmatic young woman changes his life. This film is rated R.
    • 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.

Entertainment

May 16 – 21: 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.

May 16 – 22: 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.

May 16 – 22: 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/

  • “Captain America: Civil War: An IMAX 3D Experience” – (Rated PG-13) Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective government of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

May 16 – 22: 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.

May 16 – 22: Bowl Flint – 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.

May 16 – 22: Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center * 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.

May 18 – 22: Card Table Republic – A Board Game Lounge “where board games and friends unite,” 8427 Davison Road, Davison * (810) 652-6363 * cardtablerepublic.com

  • (Open Wednesday & Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Card Table Republic is a place where, for a small fee, people of all ages can relax and challenge themselves playing over 500 board, card and dice games with friends and family. Old classic games such as Monopoly, Life, Battleship and Trouble are available to play as well as the newer style games such as Ticket To Ride, Catan, Carcassonne and Cards Against Humanity. A party room, that can seat up to 30, is also available and the snack bar features made in Michigan products like Faygo and Better Made chips.

May 20 & 21: “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.

May 20 & 21: 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 8:45 p.m.) Enjoy this original Flint & Genesee drive-in theater featuring 3 screens with double first run films. A concession stand is available for those drive-in traditions.

Shopping

May 16 – 22: 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 with over 130 retailers and 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, Best Buy Mobile and Forever 21. The Outdoor Village offers 65,000 square feet of boulevard-style shopping and national tenants including Barnes & Noble, Bar Louie, Chico’s and more. Visit the website above for hours of operation and coupon savings.

May 16 – 22: 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 hours of operation and special store offers.

May 16 – 22: 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 hours of operation and a list of additional in-store promotions.

May 16 – 22: 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 hours of operation and special coupon savings.

May 16 – 22: 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.

May 17, 19 & 21: 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). Outdoor seating/dining available – weather permitting.

Dining with Entertainment

May 16 – 21: 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 blues guitar and vocals by Rusty & Laurie Wright this week.

May 16 – 22: 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., featuring the The Shelter Dogs on Friday and The Mike Espy Band Saturday evening.

May 16 – 22: 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). Outdoor seating/dining available – weather permitting.

May 16 – 22: 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 first opened in 1856 when the railroads came to Fenton. 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.

May 16 – 22: 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. Outdoor seating/dining available at the R.D. Patio – weather permitting.

May 16 – 22: 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. Friday night, starting at 9 p.m., the group Rodeo Drive will take the stage with some classic rock songs. Then the group Rachelle Rae & the Banned will perform a variety of classic rock, top 40 and alternative music on Saturday starting at 9:30 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.

May 17 – 22: 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. Outdoor seating/dining available at the Wine/Beer Garden – weather permitting.

May 20: 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.). Outdoor seating/dining available – weather permitting.

Nightlife

May 18 – 21: 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 Wednesday, Eleven Seven Music presents HellYeah “we’re all in this together” 2016 tour with special guests Escape the Fate, New Years Day and From Ashes to New. Thursday, Highly Suspect takes the stage with special guests Bel Heir and Ana. The group Mushroomhead performs Friday with special guests Sumo Cyco, Madam Mayhem and Product of Hate. Then on Saturday, Lacuna Coil plays with special guests Butcher Babies, 9Electric and Painted Wives. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

May 19 – 21: Red Ink Flint Local 432 Concert Venue, 124 W. First Street, Flint * redinkflint.org

  • (Thursday Comedy Night runs 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and live music runs 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. On Thursday, start your weekend a day early with a night of comedy starring the Awkward Chuckle Tour. Friday, enjoy music by the groups The Realm Between, Far From Fiction, 3 Minutes to Oblivion and IRE. Then on Saturday, Division In Time, Overdrive, Ada Z. and Waiting For Rain perform with a special opening set from Rock Lab. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please check the website above to confirm performances.

May 20 & 21: 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 Sal DeMillio in the house this weekend with special guest Darnell Anderson.

May 20 & 21: 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 weekend music featuring the blues-rock band, Elizabeth Reed, performing Friday night and the XBand taking the stage Saturday with some rock-n-roll.

For more things to do and see, visit flintandgenesee.org and/or like us on Facebook at Trending Flint & Genesee.

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