It’s time to sing, dance and laugh your habit off as The Whiting brings “Sister Act” to the stage this weekend.
This amazing musical comedy is about Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent.
Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Performances are 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.
The Machine Shop Concert Lounge has a little something for everyone this weekend.
On Thursday, check out The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with special guest Bert Danger and the Flatheads. The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band is strong on authenticity, playing music that blends blues, ragtime, folk, country and other traditional styles with the sleek modern energy of do-it-yourself, homespun, punk fueled rock.
On Friday, Banana 101.5 FM presents the “Free Beer & Hot Wings” Morning Show … at night! Then on Saturday, the Machine Shop presents Scott Weiland and the “Wildabouts Master Blaster Tour” with special guests The Last Internationale and Stockton.
Looking for something saucy and splendid this weekend? Then all aboard for “Anything Goes” at The Whiting in Flint.
The winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography, the comedy “Anything Goes” features some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick Out of You, “You’re the Top” and “Anything Goes.”
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.
Clio Cast & Crew invites you to its production of “Crimes of the Heart” this weekend and next.
The scene is Hazelehurst, Miss., where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital.
The oldest sister is unmarried and facing diminishing marital prospects; the middle sister is back in Hazelehurst after a failed singing career; and the youngest just got out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach.
Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep the youngest out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 6-15 at Theatre 57, 2220 W. Vienna Road, Clio. Learn more here.
If you’re looking for a few laughs this weekend, the Flint Institute of Arts’ Film Theater has just the movie for you.
“Dear White People” is a social satire about four black students at an Ivy League college who were inspired by a real-life controversy over a blackface party. The film talks about race with strong feeling, common sense and good humor. It is rated R.
Catch “Dear White People” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6-8) at the FIA,1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.
If you’re looking for something truly unique this weekend, check out the shows on tap at Flint’s Machine Shop.
Tonight (Jan. 30), 711 Entertainment presents “Showcase IV,” featuring Tripp N Dixie, Red Stone Souls, Fall of Us, the Distorted Waltz and Wicked Frenzy. On Saturday, Jan. 31, the Machine Shop welcomes Super Happy Funtime Burlesque.
Utterly unique and unclassifiable, Super Happy Funtime Burlesque is all at once a live band, an original work of musical theater, a comedy show, a bawdy and sexy burlesque production, and a giant ball of chaos rolled up into one neat little production that has been leaving jaws on the floor for nearly a decade.