Tuesday, April 17: “Let’s Hike It Baby” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Get outside, get active and explore. Meet at For-Mar’s Visitor’s Center for a story and then stretch and hit the trails. This program is designed to encourage a love for the outdoors at a young age. Dress for the weather. Recommended for families with toddlers and older.
Saturday, April 21: 11th Annual Flint Handmade Spring Craft Market at Flint’s Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw Street, Flint * flinthandmade.org
- (Market runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The Spring Craft Market features a wide variety of unique, modern handmade items such as local foods, art glass, vintage-inspired jewelry, knit and crocheted goods, hand-poured soy candles, paper crafts, natural bath and beauty products, plush toys, make-and-takes and more.
Saturday, April 21: “Rocket Science: Easier Than You Think!” at Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org
- (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Sending giant rockets into space isn’t as complicated as most people think when they say it’s “rocket science.” Explore the fundamentals of rocket science using basic chemistry, such as states of matter and combustion, in connection with Sloan Museum’s Be The Astronaut exhibit. The nationally recognized UM-Flint Chemistry Club will present hands-on energetic activities to help us understand the chemistry required to launch a rocket into space. Event included with Sloan Museum admission.
Saturday, April 21: “Every Child Read to Read - Tell a Tail and Craft” at the Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info
- (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Drop in at the Children’s Room for Story Time and an opportunity to read to therapy dogs and make a craft. Recommended for preschool to elementary school ages.
Saturday, April 21: Try Sled Hockey at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena, 5371 Daly Farms Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * crystalfh.com
- (Event runs 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Try this amazing sport of Sled Hockey. U.S.A. Hockey certified coaches and volunteers will be on the ice to ensure a great time. All equipment provided. Please arrive 30 minutes early for equipment fitting and a brief introduction. Free admission.
Saturday, April 21: Flint Symphony Orchestra’s April Classical Concert at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com
- (Pre-Concert Talk begins 6:30 p.m./Concert 7:30 p.m.) Enrique Diemecke conducts an evening of classical music with special guest artist, Mark Rucker, baritone and featuring Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Four Sea Interludes; Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade of Music and William Walton Belshazzar’s Feast.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org
- (Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 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.
- “Be The Astronaut” – Blast off in a space capsule and discover the future of space exploration! Come aboard Starship Sloan, explore interactive navigation and technology stations and get ready to pilot your own mission. Videogame interfaces and hands-on command centers allow visitors to become the engineers and astronauts that make space flight possible.
- “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. This exhibit highlights 26 groups from Sloan’s vast and varied collection. 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” – Take a fascinating journey through Flint in the 20th century – from the birth of the auto industry to the present. The gallery displays over 600 artifacts and photographs, including rare antique automobiles, colorful neon signs, period clothing, household furnishings and commercial goods.
- “An Equal Opportunity Lie” - In 1967, Flint Mayor Floyd McCree, resigned his appointed position, stating, “I refuse to live an equal opportunity lie.” He did so in protest of the city commission’s defeat of an open housing ordinance. Using objects and images from Sloan Museum’s collection, this exhibition examines the housing segregation that characterized Flint’s residential development, as well as efforts to wrest the city free from discriminatory housing practices.
- “Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium” - Explore Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium, an interactive gallery where young and old can play together. Wonder at toys from the past as the little one’s shop for food in the miniature grocery store and cook in the play kitchen. Take the wheel in the climb-on ambulance, play a board game or discover a book together.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 / (810) 237-3400 * sloanlongway.org
- Due to the dark planetarium environment, 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 ½ hour before show time. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead.
- “Skies Over Michigan” - (Show starts daily 3 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. Recommended for ages 6 and older.
- “Space School” - (Show starts Monday-Wednesday & Friday 4 p.m., Thursday 4 p.m. & 7 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m., 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.) Plunge into microgravity simulation in the world’s most high-tech swimming pool, where astronauts practice repairing the International Space Station. Explore an extreme underwater training habitat and discover how astronauts test equipment, conduct experiments and live in isolation to prepare for space.
- “The Queen Light Show: From Mercury With Love” - (Show starts Friday & Saturday 8 p.m.) Longway Planetarium breathes new life into the wildly popular classic rock light show format with an original production set to the music of Queen. Recommended for adults.
- “In My Backyard” - (Show starts Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m.) Join Fred Penner from TV’s Nickelodeon as he explores things large and small, from the colors of the rainbow, to reasons for the seasons and the stars at night. Show is especially designed for the youngest stargazers.
- “Perfect Little Planet” - (Show starts Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.) Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes during this ultimate space vacation. Which destination would you choose? Recommended for ages 5 and older.
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, April 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 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 “Steady Eddy’s”, a unique market café that purchases a large selection of their menu ingredients from market vendors (also open limited hours on off market days).
Tuesday-Sunday, April 17-22: Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Avenue, Flint * (810) 767-5437 * thefcm.org
- (Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Home to over 50 exhibits designed for children ages 1-10 to inspire a lifelong love for learning through exploration and hands-on play.
- “Tinker, Make, Create!” – Enjoy this interactive exhibit where kids will have fun creating space.
Saturday, April 21: Historic House Tours at Stockton Center at Spring Grove Museum, 720 Ann Arbor Street, Flint * Stocktoncenter.weebly.com
- (Tours run 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) The Stockton House was constructed in 1872 by Thomas and Maria Stockton. In 1920, the grandson of Thomas and Maria sold the property to the Archdiocese of Detroit for the establishment of a hospital, to be operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Then in 2002, the house was purchased by the For Flint Investments. It was renovated in 2005 and designated as a Michigan Historical Site and State Historical Marker. Visit this hidden gem of Flint and learn about its unique history.
Monday-Friday, April 16-20: Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC), 816 S. Saginaw Street, Flint * (810) 238-ARTS * greaterflintartscouncil.org
- (Open 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 monthly, in their downtown Flint gallery, featuring “Young Artists Today” this month, which celebrates artwork by high school students in Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties. This exhibit is sponsored by Mott Community College Studio Arts and Graphic Design Programs.
Monday-Friday, April 16-20: Visual Arts and Design Center at Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court Street, Flint * (810) 762-0443 * facebook.com/Art-and-Design-at-Mott-Community-College-812983488803646/
- (Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Mott’s Visual Arts and Design Center presents an exhibition highlighting Rebecca Casement’s “Ceramics & Sculpture.”
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Flint Institute of Arts (FIA), 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 234-1695 * flintarts.org
- (Open 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 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 that tell a story.
- “Thinking Hurts Too Much” – (Exhibition ends Friday) Enjoy this slow scrolling video that incorporates found and manipulated internet footage, creating a panoramic collage of gyrating, pulsing and writhing characters to expose America’s, and the world’s, desire for the sensational. The video is an immersive experience that is constantly changing, which makes us aware of the passage of time as we witness the reactions of other viewers standing around us.
- “Small Worlds” - Small Worlds highlights different techniques, styles and various types of paperweights from the 19th century, the classic period for paperweight manufacture, to present day. This exhibition features works from the classic period by European glass factories like French crystal manufacturers Baccarat, Clichy and Saint-Louis. Some of the earliest contemporary paperweights in Small Worlds were created by Charles Kaziun and Dominick Labino, both members of the Studio Glass Movement. Numerous works by Paul Stankard, Rick Ayotte and Cathy Richardson as well as artworks by seventeen other contemporary paperweight makers are also featured.
- “From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today” – (Exhibition begins Saturday) This exhibition reexamines the important contemporary art movement that found its roots in the late 1960s in California and New York and continues today, known as Photorealism. Photorealism features ordinary elements of contemporary life such as vehicles, buildings, streets and consumer products in an objective, often clinical, manner. The paintings that make up this exhibit demonstrate that Photorealism remains undiluted, conceptually coherent and consistently compelling.
- “In Search of Lost Time: Peter Milton Prints” – (Exhibition begins Saturday) Drawn from the FIA’s permanent collection and loans from a private collection, these elaborately detailed, large-scale etchings explains Peter Milton’s fascination with the 19th century, using references from literature, early photography and painters such as John Singer Sargent as well as his interest in photographers of the 1930s such as Andre Kertesz.
- “Breaking with Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics” – (Exhibition begins Saturday) During the mid-to-late 20th century, ceramicists used a sculptural approach in their work instead of using traditional shapes. Free of the need to make useful or “utilitarian” objects, ceramicists explored the properties of clay and the chemistry of glazes. This exhibition reflects the desire of ceramicists to experiment and depart from ceramics as purely functional objects.
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, April 17, 19 & 21: Art at the Market Gallery at the 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 original artwork from over 30 local artists.
Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21: Mott-Warsh Collection Gallery, 815 S. Saginaw Street, Flint (Gallery entrance is on E. Court Street) * (810) 835-4900 * m-wc.org
- (Open Thursday & Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the 2nd Friday of each month 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) The Mott-Warsh Collection is a private collection of fine art created by artists of the African diaspora. Maryanne Mott and her late husband, Herman Warsh, initiated the collection in 2001 as a means of providing fine art to a broader audience in the City of Flint and beyond. With a focus on art produced since 1940, the Mott-Warsh Collection contains work by over 125 artists covering a range of media from drawing to painting, prints to photography and mixed media to sculpture. Exhibitions change frequently.
Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21: Buckham Gallery, 134 ½ W. Second Street, Flint * (810) 239-6233 * buckhamgallery.org
- (Open 12 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.
Thursday, April 19: “Israel at 70: A Musical Revue” at The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com
- (Israeli Dinner begins 6 p.m./Concert 7 p.m.) Celebrate Israel's 70th birthday and take a journey through Israel's history in song with singer Hadar Orshalimy as she shares some of the most iconic Israeli music and the stories behind the compositions. Before graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Hadar studied at the Rimon School of Music in Tel Aviv with some of Israel's most reknowned musicians and songwriters, making frequent singing appearances on television (Israeli Idol), national ceremonies and sporting events. Backed by Sheldon Low on guitar and Gregg Monteith on percussion.
Thursday, April 19: “Forbidden Broadway” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com
- (Performance begins 8 p.m.) This fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway is back featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs we know and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast.
Thursday-Sunday, April 19-22: The Fenton Village Players presents “Calendar Girls” to the Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Road, Fenton * (810) 750-7700 * fentontheatre.org
- (Performances begin Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for the hospital. They persuade four fellow WI members to pose for an “alternative” calendar, with help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads, but can their friendship survive the fame? PG13 – Comedy.
Friday-Sunday, April 20-22: “The Leisure Seeker” 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.) Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren portray a runaway couple who go on an unforgettable East Coast trip in their faithful old RV, where they capture their passion for life. This film is not rated.
Friday-Sunday, April 20-22: Clio Cast and Crew presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” 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.) Who wouldn't want to join Charlie Bucket in his adventurous tour of Will Wonka's world-famous Chocolate Factory? See Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina, Willy Wonka and Charlie himself come to life. All involved, will discover the true meaning of teamwork, self-confidence and self-esteem.
Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22: Flint Youth Theatre presents “The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died” to Bower Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-1530 * thefyt.org
- (Performances begin Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.) Based on the best selling book by Albert Cullum, this avant-garde musical explores the inner thoughts and feelings of elementary school students as they navigate their way through the trials and tribulations of an ordinary day at school.
Monday-Saturday, April 16-21: Ice Skating at Flint Iceland Arena, 1160 S. Elms Road, Flint * (810) 635-8487 * flinticeland.com
- (Visit 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.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Ice Skating at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena, 5371 Daly Farms Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * crystalfh.com
- (Visit 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, CRYSTAL Skating Academy learn to skate, learn to gure skate, hockey skating skills, private lessons, adult learn to skate classes, adult hockey leagues, tournaments, camps and clinics. Book birthday parties and/or school and church field trips. Event times are subject to change. Please call ahead.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Michigan Escape Games, 9023 Davison Road, Davison * (810) 652-6165 * michiganescapegames.com
- (For game times and availability call the phone number above or visit the website) If you’re a gamer and think you’ve got what it takes to test your clue-cracking skills in the real world, then this is for you. Designed for small groups of 2-12 people and team events up to 50 people, challenge your wits, skills and teamwork to find clues and solve ciphers to escape from a locked room in under 60 minutes. Each themed room transports all into an adventure and one that will never be forgotten!
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: The Sandbox Virtual Reality Arcade, 4290 Miller Road (Somerset Town Centre), Flint * (810) 715-9791 * thesandboxvra.com
- (Open Monday-Thursday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.) Get ready for something you have never experienced before by taking a trip into a Virtual World. Become an astronaut, a race car driver, zombie hunter, Jedi Knight, an artist or even take a trip to the bottom of the ocean or climb Mount Everest. Comfortable atmosphere for all ages, private rooms for friends and parties, drinks and snacks available and extra VR equipment to enhance the experience. Online reservations suggested, but walk-ins welcome (no guarantee for instant play).
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: IMAX Trillium Theatre Grand Blanc/NCG Cinemas, 8220 Trillium Circle Avenue, Grand Blanc * Show Times (810) 695-5000 / Main (810) 953-0650 * ncgmovies.com/grand-blanc/
- “Ready Player One: An IMAX 3D Experience” – When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his billions. This film is rated PG13. Show is subject to change without notice. Please call ahead.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Cops & Robbers Ice Cream & Gifts - “Where It’s A Crime Not To Have A Good Time!” 323 E. Main Street, Flushing * (810) 202-1001 * copsandrobbersshop.com
- (Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Located in Flushing’s former police station, this amazingly unique store offers a variety of toys, books, jewelry, nail polish, soaps, puzzles, games, playing cards, greeting cards, coffee mugs and much more including the largest local selection of J.R. Watkins products. Also enjoy delicious treats from Bella Birches Bakery, ice cream from New Era, Michigan’s Country Dairy as well as slushies, fresh baked cookies, Cops & Robbers homemade chocolate bark, dipped and decorated cones, malts and more. Recommended for all ages.
Monday-Sunday, April 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, tickets to redeem for prizes, stage shows and more.
Monday-Sunday, April 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
- (Visit website above for hours of operation and events) Richfield Bowl and B’s Bowling are dedicated in 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 music.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Bowl Grand Blanc Lanes, 5301 S. Saginaw Road, Flint * (810) 771-4273 * grandblanclanes.com
- (Visit website above for hours of operation and events) Enjoy Genesee County’s largest bowling center with 76 modern lanes featuring the “Main Side” with 44 Brunswick synthetic lanes and the “Annex Side” with 32 wood lanes. Both sides have their own snack bar, lounge and bowling counter. Bumper bowling and automatic scorers make for a great family outing. On Friday and Saturday, come rock, dance and bowl during Cosmic Bowling.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Roller Skating at Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center * rollhaven.com
- Flint/Grand Blanc * 5315 S. Saginaw Road, Grand Blanc Twp. * (810) 694-4533; (Visit website above for hours of operation and events) This family-fun center offers 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; Visit 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.
Tuesday-Sunday, April 17-22: Card Table Republic – A Board Game Lounge “where board games and friends unite,” 8427 Davison Road, Davison * (810) 652-6363 * cardtablerepublic.com
- (Open Tuesday-Thursday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 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. Their snack bar features made in Michigan products like Faygo and Better Made chips.
Tuesday-Sunday, April 17-22: CRU Paintball, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 785-2278 * crupaintball.com
- (Open Tuesday-Thursday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) CRU Paintball is an unforgettable, adrenaline rush experience for paintball enthusiast and newcomers alike. With the largest indoor field in Michigan along with multiple indoor and outdoor fields, players are never kept waiting and can spend as much time on the fields as they desire. To ensure a fair match and make sure everyone has fun, teams are balanced.
Tuesday-Sunday, April 17-22: The Summit Play Park, 2630 Lippincott Boulevard, Flint * (810) 820-2341 * facebook.com/Summit-Play-Park-414386245585135/
- (Open Tuesday-Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy this indoor, family-fun play park featuring inflatables, air hockey, obstacle courses, gaming stations, giant slides, pool tables, arcade games, a full service concession stand and more.
Wednesday & Friday-Sunday, April 18 & 20-22: Roller Skating at Skateland Arena, 8460 N. Dort Highway, Mt. Morris * (810) 686-6110 * skatelandarena.com
- (Visit website above for hours of operation and events) Family owned and operated for over 50 years, Skateland has been entertaining families at an affordable price. Come out and skate on their large rink offering skate themed nights and Roller Hockey Arena along with an arcade and play center, laser tag, full concessions, skating lessons, a Volleyball Club and more. Wednesday is adult R&B/Old School Skate for ages 18 and older only.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint Township * (810) 732-4000 * geneseemall.com
- (Visit website above for hours of operation and coupon savings) “Shop until you drop” at Flint’s 1.3 million square feet of shopping space with over 130 retailers, anchored by Macy’s, JC Penney, Sears and Burlington. 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, The Sleep Number Store and more. Kids will have fun playing in the bounce houses at the center’s American Fun Center.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Courtland Center Mall, 4190 E. Court Street, Burton * (810) 744-0742 * courtlandcenter.com
- (Visit website above for hours of operation and special store offers) Located off I-69, Courtland Center offers 472,000 square feet of 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.
“Weekly Featured” Shopping
Somethin’s Fishy Pet Shop Inc.: 3269 Vienna Road, Clio * (810) 686-4770 * facebook.com/Somethins-Fishy-Inc-177900805553815/
- Browse and shop for saltwater and freshwater fish and a selection of supplies. Visit the Facebook Page above for hours of operation.
Yesterday’s Treasures: 300 South Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 714-2600 * yesterdaytreasures.net
- An antique store with a steady turnover of merchandise featuring a dazzling collection of vintage jewelry. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Comic Relief: G-4050 Fenton Road, Flint * (810) 238-7221 * comicreliefonline.com
- Flint’s home of comic books from the 40’s to present along with books, cards, toys, games and more. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Cops & Robbers Ice Cream & Gifts: 323 E. Main Street, Flushing * (810) 202-1001 * copsandrobbersshop.com
- This amazingly unique store not only serves ice cream but, offers a variety of toys, books, jewelry, soaps, puzzles, games, playing cards, greeting cards, coffee mugs and much more. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Mainstream Boutique: 11419 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc * (810) 603-7810 * mainstreamboutique.com/pages/grandblanc
- Multi-generational women’s boutique offering unique clothing and accessories. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Dining with Evening Entertainment
Monday-Saturday, April 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., 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 and/or visit on Thursday for live entertainment from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday-Saturday, April 16-21: Johnny’s Pour House, 240 W. Main Street, Flushing * (810) 487-1020
- (Open Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 11p.m. and Friday & Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.) Enjoy one of Flushing’s most comfortable dining experiences for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a casual atmosphere where friends and family can meet and enjoy the highest quality food, at affordable prices, along with friendly service. Live music runs most Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 p.m.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ, 2461 North Road, Fenton * (810) 750-0507 * bealestreetsmokehouse.com
- (Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) 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.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: Blondie’s Food & Spirits, 2520 W. Hill Road, Flint * (810) 766-9680 * blondiesfoodandspirits.com
- (Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Blondie’s Food & Spirits has a passion for food and their guests. This unique restaurant offers more than just a commitment to fresh and traditional menu items, they make sure that every guest has a memorable dining experience in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Their extensive upscale, American comfort menu offers something for everyone for lunch, dinner and drinks. Live entertainment runs most Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7 p.m.
Monday-Sunday, April 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 and sing along with live pub entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Brickstreet also offers a Sunday Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (reservations suggested).
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: The Corner Bar & Grill, 4015 Owen Road, Fenton * (810) 354-8808 * cbgfenton.com
- (Open Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Enjoy this rock-n-roll gastro pub offering a unique mix of fun and elegance with quality food from gourmet burgers to excellent codfish tacos along with craft beer and handcrafted drinks. A delicious brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with loaded omelets, brewcakes, chicken and waffles, breakfast hash, mimosas and more. In addition to great food, the Corner Bar & Grill hosts weekly entertainment with live music most weekends.
Monday-Sunday, April 16-22: The Rough Draught Coffee & Barroom, 134 N. Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 714-3005 * roughdraughtbarroom.com
- (Open Monday & Tuesday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 6 a.m. to midnight 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 on Saturday.
Tuesday-Sunday, April 17-22: Fenton Winery & Brewery (FWB), 1370 N. Long Lake Road, Fenton * (810) 373-4194 * fentonwinery.com
- (Open 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 (some 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, April 20: The Jewel of Grand Blanc/Paddy McGee’s, 5270 Perry Road, Grand Blanc * (810) 694-5960 * jewelgolf.com
- (Open 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. or later) Located inside the Grand Blanc Golf Club, The Jewel of Grand Blanc offers Friday night country entertainment with DJ “Dan Richards’ along with line dancing from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Adjacent to The Jewel is Grand Blanc’s superior Irish Pub, Paddy McGee’s, serving an all-day full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu as well as drink specials.
“Weekly Featured” Dining
Puzzlers Pub: 3498 E. Bristol Road, Burton * (810) 744-9999 * facebook.com/puzzlerspub
- Enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner in a relaxing atmosphere with a full bar and drink specials. Visit the Facebook Page above for hours of operation.
Mojoe’s Food & Spirit: 4300 N. State Road, Davison * (810) 654-9757 * facebook.com/MoJoes-Food-Spirits-202498206488227/
- Great food, service and entertainment serving lunch, dinner, drink specials and the best wings. Visit the Facebook Page above for hours of operation.
Crust – a baking company: 104 W. Caroline Street, Fenton * (810) 629-8882 * crustandbeyond.com
- This full-service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a specially assortment of Italian wines, amaro and spirit-based cocktails and draft beers. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Steady Eddy’s Cafe: 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 232-1399 * facebook.com/SteadyEddysCafe/
- Located inside the Flint Farmers’ Market, enjoy this unique dining experience serving breakfast and lunch with homemade soups, daily specials, vegetarian options, burgers and more. Visit the Facebook Page above for hours of operation.
Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant and Cantina: 11944 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 640-8296 * facebook.com/loscabosmexicangrillandbar/
- Great Mexican food served in a relaxing atmosphere. Visit the Facebook Page above for hours of operation.
Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21: The Old Sequoia Wine Bar & Martini Lounge, 5304 Gateway Centre Drive, Flint * (810) 233-8000 * theredwoodlodge.com
- (Live music begins 9 p.m.) Located inside the Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery, the Sequoia Lounge presents live music featuring local artists. Visit the website above for this weekend’s entertainment details.
Friday & Sunday, April 20 & 21: The Agitated Grape Wine Tasting Bar, 310 N. Main Street, Davison * (810) 652-6575 * theagitatedgrape.com
- (Live music runs 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.) This fun meeting place brings people together to taste Michigan wines and enjoy the flavors they offer. Visit the website above for this weekend’s entertainment details.
Saturday, April 21: Red Ink Flint Local 432 Concert Venue, 124 W. First Street, Flint * facebook.com/FlintLocal432/
- (Live music runs 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 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. Visit the Facebook Page above for tonight’s entertainment details.