Fri. Oct. 18
Join the Flint Institute of Arts, outdoors under a large covered tent, for their 12th annual Art on Tap: Beer, Bourbon & BBQ! Guests can sample a wide variety of craft beers, sip on unique bourbons and indulge in delicious BBQ fare. Funds raised will go to covering bus transportation and art materials for elementary and secondary students participating in FIA education programs. 6-10pm.
Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Explore Ghosts in Flint & Genesee
Join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Haunted Flint, for a creepy crawl as we Explore the Ghosts of Flint & Genesee In coordination with the release of the book Haunted Flint, you will take terrifying tours of several of Flint’s notoriously haunted attractions – The Capitol Theater, Avondale Cemetery, The Durant-Dort Carriage Company Building, and the Stockton Center. Meet in Brush Park for registration and resource tables. Purchase a copy of Haunted Flint before the tour begins! A lot of walking will be taking place. This tour requires that you take the bus to all locations. Event is from 6-11pm. Each bus will go to all stops on the tour. Registration opens at 6pm and buses depart at 6:30pm. Admission:20.
Comedy for Crossover is a FUNdraiser benefiting Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry helping uplift those in need here in Flint and Genesee County with free emergency food, clothing, personal hygiene and household items as well as youth programs like new clothes, shoes, backpacks and supplies for back to school, warm new winter coats, and more! Chris Young is the headliner! Ticket includes appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be a cash bar, 50/50 raffle, playing card raffle and a Silent Auction.6:30-10pm. Admission: $25.
Flint Farmer’s Market, 300 E. 1st St., Flint
Fri. Oct. 18 – Sat. Oct. 19
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. SPECIAL SWEETEST DAY SHOWS! Jeff Shaw and Connie Ettinger! $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
Fri. Oct. 18 – Sun. Oct. 20
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
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. 19
In partnership with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation, Hurley Children’s Hospital is offering FREE Teen Heart Health checks to students ages 13 to 19 from 9am-2pm. This is a FREE community event, held by Hurley Children’s Hospital in partnership with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation Please call to pre-register at our website and print your registration packet to bring to the event. This is a FREE community event, held by Hurley Children’s Hospital in partnership with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation
Flushing Middle School, 8100 W. Carpenter Rd., Flushing
Join Flint Handmade for their annual Halloween Mini-Market featuring local crafters with spooky and fall harvest decor along with accessories. Handcrafted goods include: cards and prints, ceramics, jewelry, soy candles, crochet, artisan jams, wood signs, bath and beauty products and more. 9am-3pm
Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. 1st St., Flint
Enjoy this annual holiday craft show featuring a diverse selection of vendors offering wrought iron, jewelry, florals and one-of-a-kind products. The Prickly Pear Pop-Up Shop will also be selling their creative and unique handmade clothing, accessories and art.10am-4pm.
Davison High School, 1250 North Oak Rd., Davison
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
Flint Firebirds vs North Bay Battalion
Come cheer on your favorite Ontario Hockey League team when the Flint Firebirds play against the North Bay Battalion. 7-10pm.
Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint
Night Lights is a memorable sky lantern festival. You don’t have to travel across the world to find yourself. Inspired by the traditional Thai Lantern Festival, Night Lights is an all-new and completely reimagined sky lantern experience. Join thousands of your friends, family, and neighbors to make a truly once-in-a-lifetime memory as the lanterns are launched just after dusk. Magic can be found right in your backyard. 5-10pm.
Auto City Speedway, 10205 North Saginaw Rd., Clio