Local Bars Highlight Michigan-Made Brews in Friday Pub Crawl 


Now here’s a way to wet your whistle: Six Flint-area bars have teamed up to host the second annual Bricks `n Brews pub crawl on Friday, August 7.

Each bar will highlight a different Michigan-based brewery for the evening, providing stamps to bar crawl participants who purchase any size craft beer. Participants who fill all six slots on their stamp cards may return them to the tent located outside 501 Bar & Grill in return for a free commemorative pint glass.

The lineup is as follows:

  • 501 Bar and Grill (Founders Brewing Co.)
  • Blackstone’s (Perrin Brewing Co.)
  • Churchill’s Food and Spirits (Bell’s Brewery)
  • Soggy Bottom Bar (Blake’s Hard Cider)
  • Table and Tap (Shorts Brewing Co.)
  • The Torch Bar & Grill (51 North Brewery)

Pub crawl participants are encouraged to drink responsibly. Shuttle service will be provided to and from Soggy Bottom Bar.

For more info about the event, which runs from 5 p.m. to midnight, visit www.facebook.com/Bricksnbrews.

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Young People’s Ballet Theatre Presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on Feb. 26-March 1


Enjoy the timeless story of a courageous girl, a magical rose and the power of true love as the Young People’s Ballet Theatre presents “Beauty and the Beast” this Thursday through Sunday (Feb. 26-March 1).

This two-act ballet was created by Attila Mosolygo for the Junior Company at the Grand Rapids Ballet. The highlight of the ballet will be the enchanted objects of the castle coming to life and dancing with Belle. The energetic choreography will have the audience dancing in their seats.

Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.

Young People’s Ballet will also host a “Belle’s Enchanted Tea Party” from noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday at Blackstone’s restaurant in downtown Flint. The party will feature tea sandwiches and refreshments, photo opportunities with the characters, premium seating to Sunday’s show and a special gift from Belle. Reserve your spot here.

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Photo of the Day: The patio at Blackstone’s in downtown Flint

Blackstone’s in downtown Flint is a great place to have lunch or dinner in the summer, especially on a day like today. Check out their menu, here.  Blackstone’s, beautifully-decorated Irish Irish pub and grill, was opened just more than two years ago. (Photo by Jared Field)