Fri. April 19
Mark Farner is the reason. As one of the founding members, lead singer, lead guitarist, and writer of more than 90 percent of the Grand Funk music catalog, Farner has always been known as the energetic driving force on stage, the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts. From his soulful voice and power rock riffs, to fueling the Funk with his atomic stage presence. His story and his imprint on music starts with Flint and since 1969 from his humble beginnings and blue-collar outlook, Farner has captained a global crusade for love and freedom and became a rock ‘n’ roll icon. Fifty years later – he commands the stage with the same intensity performing epic hits that defined a generation. Mark Farner’s American Band will honor Farner’s golden anniversary in music, as well as shine a spotlight on his legendary contributions to society, in his 2019-2020 50th Anniversary Tour.
The Guess Who, a group that’s connected with the masses throughout an exultant hit parade spanning fourteen Top 40 hits “You’re going to see an excellent version of the songs and hear exactly how they should sound or be played,” verifies founding member and original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson. “We’re coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how the band can execute with enthusiasm. And we’re also making sure the respect level remains at an all-time high for how the music was initially recorded and remains at an all-time high for the fans who have been with the band from the beginning.” 8-11pm.
The Capitol Theatre, 140 E Second St., Flint
Fri. April 19 -Sat. April 20
Enjoy this Faculty Choreographed yearly dance concert featuring a variety of dance styles suitable for all ages. Friday: 7:30-9:30pm. Saturday: 2-4pm and 7:30-9:30pm.
University Theatre, Rm. 238, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint
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. Performing this weekend: Dave Dyer and Will Green. 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 April Sean Caldwell & Friends.
Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton
Enjoy live music at the Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery every Friday and Saturday. Friday: Down River Dan and the Billies. Saturday: Limelight.
Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery, 5304 Gateway Center, Flint
Friday: The Cadillac Three wsg/ Jacob Powell, $20 in advance.
Saturday: Purple Masquerade: A tribute to Prince three-year anniversary of his passing wsg/Loxodon. $15 in advance.
The Machine Shop Concert Lounge, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint
Key 2 The City presents: The House Party (Vol. 11)
2 Stages, 2 Vibes, HipHop, Dubstep, Trap, Bass, House. Music By: KEY MITCH, Jason Whiting, IDDI, Paul Spunion, FINGAROWL. Derk, P Rose, Moku Monsta, Dom. 9pm-2am.
The Loft Flint, 526 Saginaw St., Flint
Fri. April 19-Sun. April 21
Sloan Museum: Rain Forest Adventure Maize
Swing like a spider monkey! Glide like a butterfly! Explore one of the least-known habitats on Earth in two fully interactive mazes, full of the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Answer challenge questions to progress from the canopy to the forest floor, and follow the lifecycle of a butterfly as you explore sustainable butterfly farming in the rainforest. Great for ages 4 to adult. Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall. Sloan Museum is located inside Courtland Center, accessible through the Court Street Mall Entrance right next to El Cozumel Mexican Grill. Genesee Country resident admission is free. Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm. Last admittance at 4:30pm.
Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall, 190 E. Court St., Burton
Sat. April 20
Rock at the Flint Local 432
Second Salem/ Dark Serenity/ Mercy Beach / V.A.S.E
Show begins at 7:30
Flint Local 432, 124 W. 1st St. Flint
Join your friends and neighbors for Saturday Yoga at the Ferris Wheel Building.
The donation-based community yoga class, will meet in the lobby of the Ferris Wheel. This 45-minute class is open to all levels.
Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw St., Flint
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 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
Easter Egg Hunt – North Flint Food Market
The North Flint Food Market invites the community to celebrate the holiday weekend with an Easter egg hunt. Everyone is invited to partake in the festivities. Come out and enjoy this year’s Easter weekend celebration with the community co-op in a member-owned atmosphere of community, friends, and family. Join us for this no-cost event at the future site of the co-op. 12-2pm.
North Flint Food Market, 5402 Clio Rd., Flint
Hop on out to Lake Callis Recreation Complex for the 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt! Colorful Easter eggs will be filled with candy, toys or prizes. The Easter Bunny will also be there so parents bring your camera to capture the memories (no professional photographer will be on site). Prize eggs may be found during the hunt. Children must bring their own Easter basket. The egg hunt will be held rain or shine, so dress weather appropriate. Parking is limited. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 2pm. To avoid the line and for discounted tickets please purchase tickets in advance. Please arrive a half-hour early. Check-in required the day of before the hunt begins. 2-4pm. Ages: 0-12 years old. Pre-Registration: Residents-$4 per child; Non-Residents- $6 per child, Day of Registration: Residents-$6 per child; Non-Residents-$8 per child.
Lake Callis Recreation Complex, 1152 N. Gale Rd., Davison
Sun. April 21
Live Trivia at Blondie’s Food & Spirits
Join us in The Tap Room for Live Trivia! Every Sunday from 6-8pm
Blondie’s Food & Spirits, 2520 W Hill Rd, Flint