Fri. Nov. 15
One hundred years after one of the most culturally significant periods in human history, Harlem is in the midst of a resurging creative movement sparked by the centenarian embers left by the wildfire that was the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance has since proven to be an unrivaled period of brilliance in both profound intelligent expression and preeminent entertainment. Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and JMG Live, this multi-media show captures the sights and sounds of Harlem when legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes and Billie Holiday made Harlem the cultural center of the country. Hosted by Michael Mwenso, Harlem 100 presents the most exciting Harlem musicians and dancers in a modern variety show, and pays homage to the presentations made famous in the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club and other celebrated venues of the Harlem Renaissance.
The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Fri. Nov. 15 – Sat. Nov. 16
Since 1983, the Holly Hotel Comedy Club has been one of the best venues for professional stand-up comedians from Los Angeles to New York. 8:30pm and 10pm shows. $15 cover charge, $12 for dining guests. For reservations, call 248.634.5208.
Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley, Holly
Join the Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille for Live Entertainment at the Piano Bar. Featured entertainers in November: The Comer Boys.
Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton
Sat. Nov. 16
Come cheer on your favorite Ontario Hockey League team when the Flint Firebirds play against the Ottawa 67’s.
Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint
Enjoy this arts and crafts show featuring a variety of uniquely talented artists and crafters selling their handmade wares. 10am-4pm.
Grand Blanc High School, 12500 Holly Rd., Grand Blanc
Stockton House was constructed in 1872 by Thomas and Maria Stockton. In 1920, their grandson 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. 1-4pm.
Stockton House Museum, 720 Ann Arbor St., Flint
Sat. Nov. 16 – Sun. Nov. 17
Enjoy this documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns. In Burns’ signature style the 220-minute film serves as a biography of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. The documentary highlights racism and social inequality during the Jim Crow era against which Jack Johnson lived in defiant opposition. Film begins at 2pm both days.
The New McCree Theatre, 2138 W. Carpenter Rd., Flint
Sun. Nov. 17
Come see the best vendors, discover the latest trends, taste some great wine, hear the best party music, grab some delicious bites, see beautiful wedding fashion and décor – all things beautiful bridal! Admission is $5 per person. Registration available on web site. The first 500 tickets sold include a ticket for a glass of wine, a swag bag, and a copy of the My City Magazine Bridal Edition. 12-5pm.
University of Michigan-Flint Riverfront Banquet Center 1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint