Thurs. Oct. 10-Sun. Oct 13
Enjoy this annual quilt festival featuring traditional, historical, contemporary and fiber art at a variety of unique locations in Flint’s downtown entertainment district.
Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint
Fri. Oct. 11
Partake in delicious food, tasty beverages, live music and the works of various artists on display throughout a variety of Downtown Flint galleries and businesses. Stop by the Greater Flint Arts Council at 816 S. Saginaw Street for a copy of this month’s walking tour, while supplies last. 6-9pm.
Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint
Fri. Oct. 11 – Sat. Oct. 12
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 October: Sean Caldwell and Friends.
Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton
Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s — the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun (based loosely on real life DJ, Dewey Phillips, who began playing black music as early as 1952), a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer. Runs Oct. 3-Oct. 19. Admission: $5 per person. Friday: 7-9pm. Saturday: 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
The New McCree Theatre, 2138 W. Carpenter Rd., Flint
Get ready to have a spook-tacular time! Parents and children can come out to enjoy fun and spooky visuals created here in Flint by Longway Planetarium’s talented team of artists and programmers. This program is a perfect way to celebrate the season, and is sure to become a holiday classic for Mid-Michigan families. The fun starts Wed. Oct 2 and runs through Thurs. Oct. 31. Show times: 4pm daily, 7pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. No 4pm show Oct. 8. No 7pm show Oct. 31.
Longway Planetarium 1310 E Kearsley St., Flint
Fri. Oct. 11 – Sun. Oct. 13
Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and donuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and treat stops throughout the village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season. Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Railroad Ghost Train Express or a cruise around Mott Lake on the Genesee Belle. It is highly recommended that you purchase your train ride early as they often sell out in advance. Friday: 5-9pm. Saturday and Sunday: 12-9pm.
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint
Sat. Oct. 12
Team up with friends in groups of six or less and compete against other challengers in six common categories including: Science, History, Geography, Literature, Pop Culture and more. Battle it out for bragging rights and small prizes for the top three teams. Recommended for ages 13 and older. 6-8pm. Admission includes 7pm Laser Show.
Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Celebrate the installation of over a dozen new murals along the South Saginaw Corridor at the Free City Art Festival on Saginaw Street, between Atherton and Hemphill roads. 11am-6pm. Catch live performances by City Scope and Lu Fuki and Divine Providence. Bike Tours and live painting will be taking place. Family activities will be going on in Windiate Park.
South Saginaw Street Flint
The Flint Horror Collective presents the Flint Fright FilmFest, a one-day film festival just in time for Halloween featuring diabolical short films from around the world. In partnership with Mott Community College and their Media Arts & Entertainment Technology program, enjoy a full day of short horror films culminating in a ceremony to award six prizes for scariest, best written, best special effects, best overall and more. 12-7:30pm. Admission $5 per person. Mott students free with ID.
Mott Community College, Mott Memorial Building Auditorium, 1401 E. Court St., Flint
In an effort to create awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for area women in need to receive 3D mammograms, the Flint Firebirds Hockey Club and the McLaren Flint Foundation are partnering for the fifth time. This year’s hockey game fundraiser, Pink Out for Mamms, will take place on Sat., Oct. 12. The puck drops at 7pm at the Dort Federal Event Center.
Dort Federal Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint
The Flint Symphony Orchestra, with Conductor Enrique Diemecke, performs an evening of music with special guest Andrew Von Oeyen on Piano along with S. Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18, Minor, and M. Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel orchestration). 7:30-9:30pm.
The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Sun. Oct. 13
As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Aquila Theatre’s production of 1984 provides a space to appreciate the value of individual thought — an evocative and timely narrative of personal freedom against political repression. Today, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems and governments clash. 3-5pm.
The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St., Flint