Tuesday-Saturday, May 15-19: Flint Restaurant Week – “Chow Down in Flinttown,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * flintrestaurantweek.com
- (Open during restaurant business hours) This is the perfect time to explore new restaurants downtown Flint or revisit those 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. Enjoy special events at different locations throughout the week. Participating restaurants: 501 Bar & Grill, Blackstone’s, Café Rhema, Churchill’s Food & Spirits, Cork on Saginaw, Flint Crepe Co., Flint Farmers’ Market, Foster Coffee, Luigi’s, Halo Burger, Hoffman’s Deco Deli, Krystal Jo’s Diner, The Local Grocer, Soggy Bottom Bar, Steady Eddy’s Café, Table & Tap, Tenacity Brewing, Timothy’s Pub, Torch Bar & Grill, Totem Books and the White Horse Tavern.
Saturday, May 19: “Art It Up … Up and Away & Fly-In” in Downtown Linden, Linden’s Downtown Entertainment District * lindenmi.us/index.php/news/201-wings-wheels-may-19-2018-fly-in-art-show-and-pancake-breakfast.html
- (Event begins at 8 a.m.) This community and beyond event combines a fly-in, cruise-in air show and rides along with a pancake breakfast, fine arts show, live music, food vendors and more.
Saturday, May 19: “Vintage in the Village” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Soak up the quaint charm at this authentic turn of the century village while hunting for the perfect addition to your vintage collection. Browse and shop at over 50 top-notch makers and vintage vendors from the well-known Weekend in the Country Vintage & Makers Market. Local food vendors will offer up tasty dishes and when you are done shopping, make time to visit the historic buildings, enjoy unique demonstrations of skilled trades and take home a piece of history with items made in the Village and sold in the gift shops.
Saturday, May 19: 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, May 19: “Flint’s Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 Harrison Street, Flint * facebook.com/LumberCityBBC
- (Game runs 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Frankenmuth Bavarians. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the U-of-M Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game played in the nineteenth century. Enjoy watching the game at a unique space nestled along the Flint River on the U-of-M Flint Campus. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Saturday, May 19: “Saturday Night After-Hours Concert: Tumbao Bravo” at the Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info
- (Concert runs 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Enjoy this upbeat and exciting concert featuring Rhythms of Cuba with Tumbao Bravo as they present the authentic rhythms of Cuba with rich jazz harmonies. The concert includes a discussion of life on the island and the origin of the rhythms by members of the band. Recommended for all ages.
Saturday, May 19: Auto City Speedway presents “Prolate Model Triple Crown 1,” 10205 N. Saginaw Street, Clio * (810) 687-7384 / (810) 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com
- (Grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m./Races begin 7 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring PS, Figure 8’s, All American Trucks and the Debut of the Grocery Getter (Mini Van) Series.
Sunday, May 20: “Nature Mindfulness & Meditation” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Relax with nature while learning useful, every day, stress relieving techniques with Todd Robinson, a mindfulness and meditation master with over 30 years of experience. Bring something comfortable to sit on and dress for the weather. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.
Monday-Sunday, May 14-20: 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.
- “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, May 14-20: 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-Thursday 4 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 1 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.
- “Life of Trees” – (Show starts Friday-Sunday 4 p.m.) A cheeky ladybug name Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take all on a fascinating journey into the wondrous world of trees. From the perspective of insects, this show reveals the magic of the microcosm. Find out how plants get food from the sun, how trees grow, how water gets from the roots to the top of a trees crown and more. Recommended for families ages 6-10.
- “Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe” – (Show starts Friday & Saturday 7 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.
- “SpacePark 360” – (Show starts Friday & Saturday 8 p.m.) Come experience the thrill of amusement park rides – roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. From the rider’s point of view, dip toward molten pools, dodge flying particles in the rings of Uranus and hold tight through a loop-the-loop in the canyons of Mars. Nine different “rides” are set to popular music in an immersive experience. Recommended for all ages.
- “We Are Stars” – (Show starts Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.) Narrated by Andy Serkis, explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon and the molecules for life. Recommended for ages 10 and older.
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, May 15, 17 & 19: 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, May 15-20: 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. Free admission into the museum on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- “Tinker, Make, Create!” – Enjoy this interactive exhibit where kids will have fun creating space.
- “Two Item Challenge: Cups and Clips” in the Kids CreateSpace – (Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) See what can be created out of cups and clips.
- “Sproutside” – (Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Weather permitting, enjoy this outdoor learning area where children can experience the great outdoors with educational programs, physical activities and/or even a picnic lunch. This week, build your own garden filled with vegetables just for pizza.
Thursday-Sunday, May 17-20: Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * applewood.org
- (Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) From guided tours of the house and gardens to exhibits in the historic garage, barn and chicken coop, visitors will enjoy this Mott family legacy. Guided house tours are available of the first floor of the main house and family areas that until now have been private such as the master bedroom, staff quarters and the basement recreation rooms (reservations required). Visitors can also explore the grounds on their own during regular business hours or take a free guided walking tour of the gardens daily at 12 noon. Friday, starting at 11:30 a.m., join in on story time for young children with a lively reading followed by a hands-on activity connected to the book’s theme. All events, activities and exhibits are free.
Art & Culture
Monday-Friday, May 14-18: Visual Arts and Design Center at Mott Community College (MCC), 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 the 60th Annual Student Art Show featuring 200 works by MCC students, showcasing their creative pursuits in drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, printmaking, photography and graphic design over the past academic year.
Monday-Friday, May 14-18: 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 the University of Michigan-Flint Annual Student Art Exhibition this month.
Monday-Sunday, May 14-20: 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.
- “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” – 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” – 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” – 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, May 15, 17 & 19: 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, May 17-19: 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, May 17-19: 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.
Friday-Sunday, May 18-20: The Flint Community Players presents “Leap of Faith” to the Tom & Bea Nobles Performance Hall, 2462 S. Ballenger Highway, Flint * Box Office (810) 441-9302 / Main (810) 235-6963 * flintcommunityplayers.com
- (Performances begin Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.) The "Reverend" Jonas Nightingale, an electrifying performer and con artist, is traveling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches his tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money. Jonas's real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith. Rated PG.
Friday-Sunday, May 18-20: “In the Fade” 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.) A Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, enjoy this thriller film about a woman whose life falls apart when her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack. Her quest for vengeance pushers her toward the edge in a provocative drama inspired by real-life German political happenings. This film is rated R.
Monday-Saturday, May 14-19: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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/
- May 14-17: “Avengers: Infinity War: An IMAX 3D Experience” - Four years after the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Avengers have been torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War. When Thanos arrives on Earth to collect the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to bend reality to his will, the Avengers must join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop him. This film is rated PG13. Show is subject to change without notice. Please call ahead.
- May 18-20: “Deadpool 2: An IMAX Experience” – After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef Wade Wilson struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, Wilson journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship and flavor. This film is rated R. Show is subject to change without notice. Please call ahead.
Monday-Sunday, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: Uncle Ray’s Dairyland and Mini-Golf, 1462 N. Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 629-1791 * uncleraysdairyland.com
- (Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) One of Southeastern Michigan’s Favorite Destinations for over 35 Years, enjoy Uncle Ray’s 18-hole mini-golf course and then relax with a tasty ice cream.
Monday-Sunday, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 15-20: 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, May 15-20: 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, May 15-20: 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, May 16 & 18-20: 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.
Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19: US 23 Drive-In Theater, 5200 Fenton Road, Flint * Movie Hotline (810) 238-0751 * us23driveintheater.com
- (Gates open 7:30 p.m./Movies begin at dusk) Enjoy this original Flint & Genesee drive-in theater, which opened in 1952, featuring 3 screens with double first run films. A concession stand is also available for those drive-in traditions serving popcorn, Root Beer Floats, cotton candy, corn dogs, pizza and more.
Monday-Sunday, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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
Argentine Antiques and Unique Collectables: 8572 Silver Lake Road, Argentine * (810) 458-4443 * facebook.com/West-windmill/
- Shop items that add character to your home or make great gifts such as glassware, pictures, furniture, dishes, jewelry and more. Visit the Facebook Page above for hours of operation.
It’s Perfume Oil: G-3496 S. Saginaw Street, Burton * (810) 820-4254 * malloils.com
- For him and her, enjoy browsing this unique shop specializing in body oils. Come create your own scent. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Twice New Consignments: 1022 W. Silver Lake Road, Fenton * (810) 629-4122 * twicenew.shoprw.com/home.php
- One-of-a-kind home décor store offering furniture to Christmas items. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Bauman’s Running & Walking Shop: 1473 W. Hill Road, Flint * (810) 238-5981 * werunthistown.com
- A local athletic store selling brand name clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Oliver T’s: 1553 E. Hill Road, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-6550 * oliverts.com
- This specialty store carriers a wonderful selection of craft beers, hard to find wines, a variety of gift items, cheeses and groceries. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Dining with Evening Entertainment
Monday-Saturday, May 14-19: 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. On Saturday, enjoy “May Flowers Martini & Craft Cocktails Night” starting at 6 p.m.
Monday-Saturday, May 14-19: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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, May 14-20: 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.
Monday-Sunday, May 14-20: Sherman’s Lounge, 4211 Fenton Road, Flint * (810) 233-7057 * shermanslounge.com
- (Open 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 and events throughout the week. 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.
Tuesday-Sunday, May 15-20: 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, May 18: 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
Bear Soup Deli: 211 N. Main Street, Davison * (810) 412-5990 * bearsoupdeli.com
- Great local deli serving sub sandwiches, wraps, homemade soups, salads and desserts. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Snappers on the Water: 6484 Bennett Lake Road, Fenton * (810) 735-4307 * facebook.com/Snappers-On-The-Water-217738006063/
- A family fun local restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the beautiful shoreline of Lobdell Lake. Visit the Facebook Page above for hours of operation.
Italia Gardens: 3273 Miller Road, Flint * (810) 720-4112 * italiagardens.com/index.html
- Enjoy this family-owned local restaurant serving delicious authentic Italian Cuisine since 1931. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Smokin J’s Bar B Que Pit: 10230 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-9200 * facebook.com/SmokinJsBarBQuePit/
- This dine-in, carry-out restaurant/bar specializes in barbequed food, burgers, sandwiches and craft and domestic beers. Visit the Facebook Page above for hours of operation.
Bridge 117 Café & Restaurant: 117 N. Bridge Street, Linden * (810) 458-6101 * bridge-117-cafe-and-restaurant.business.site/
- A unique dining option with an eclectic menu of Asian and Latin inspired sandwiches. Visit the website above for hours of operation.
Wednesday-Saturday, May 16-19: The Machine Shop Concert Lounge, 3539 S. Dort Highway, Flint * (810) 715-2650 * themachineshop.info
- (Doors open 7 p.m.) The Machine Shop hosts live rock-n-roll, metal and outlaw country events weekly. Visit the website above for this week’s entertainment details.
Thursday & Saturday, May 17 & 19: Tenacity Brewing, 119 N. Grand Traverse Street, Flint * (810) 339-6676 * facebook.com/tenacitybrewing/
- (Live music runs 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday) Located in downtown Flint, Tenacity Brewing strives to brew extraordinary, creative beer to serve and celebrate Flint & Genesee. Visit the Facebook Page above for this week’s entertainment details.
Friday, May 18: Red Ink Flint Local 432 Concert Venue, 124 W. First Street, Flint * facebook.com/FlintLocal432/
- (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. Visit the Facebook Page above for tonight’s entertainment details.
Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19: The Agitated Grape Wine Tasting Bar, 310 N. Main Street, Davison * (810) 652-6575 * theagitatedgrape.com
- (Events run Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 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.
Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19: 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.