Upcoming Events in the Greater Flint Area Friday Feb. 1 – Sunday Feb. 3

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Fri. Feb. 1

The Flint Firebirds

The Flint Firebirds will play against the Saginaw Spirit. The Firebirds are part of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and represent a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition. 7-9pm.

Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint

 

 

First Fridays at Longway Planetarium: Binocular Astronomy

Join speaker, Mike Close, for a talk exploring the use of binoculars to observe the stars, planets and other objects in the night sky. Discuss why binoculars are a great tool for beginning and experienced observers, how to choose and use binoculars for astronomy, a tour of objects in the winter sky that can be observed with binoculars and more! Mike Close is a member of the Seven Ponds Astronomy Club and a planetarium presenter at Longway Planetarium. Admission includes 7 p.m. laser show. 6-8pm.

Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint

 

 

Fri. Feb. 1-Sat. Feb. 2

Swartz Creek High School Drama Club: “Lost in Yonkers” Dinner Theatre

This hit Broadway production is about Bella, a 35-year-old, mentally challenged woman, living at home with her mother, Stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’er-do-well son, Eddie, drops off his two young sons because he is financially strapped and has to hit the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers. Enjoy a pasta dinner before the show featuring a pasta bar, garlic bread sticks and tossed salad. 6-9pm. Friday dinner served at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Saturday afternoon dinner served at 1 pm, show starts at 2pm. Saturday evening dinner served at 6pm, show starts at 7pm.

Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center, 8427 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek

 

 

Fri. Feb. 1 – Sun. Feb. 3

University of Michigan-Flint Theatre & Dance presents: My Children! My Africa!

The search for a means to an end to apartheid inspires Mr. M, a black South African school teacher, to invite a white South African student named Isabel to join his student Thami in an inter-school debate competition. He hopes this will demonstrate that even in Apartheid-era South Africa, people of different races can work together toward a common goal. Pressure on Thami erupts into a tumultuous conflict between the black township students and the “old-fashioned” black teacher. This provocative drama explores the struggle between choosing actions of constructive dialogue or destructive violence in order to accomplish immediate justice and social change. Friday and Saturday performances, 7:30-9:30pm; Sunday performance, 2-4pm.

University Theatre, Rm. 238, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint

 

 

University of Michigan-Flint Open Ice Skate

Have some family fun skating at the UM-Flint Ice Skating rink. Friday 5-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. Admission is free. Skate Rental $3 or bring you own skates. No hockey sticks/pucks or any other equipment or play items allowed during open skate. Rink may be cleared periodically for ice resurfacing. Rink will close for inclement weather or poor ice conditions.
University Pavilion, 303 S. Saginaw St., Flint

 

 

Sat. Feb. 2

Fenton Moose Lodge: Fenton Polar Plunge

Come and join in on the fun at the Fenton Polar Plunge. Plunge by yourself or form a team and fund raise $75 per person to earn a 2019 Polar Plunge long sleeve T-shirt — the ultimate badge of courage, proudly worn by Plungers everywhere. Go above and beyond the $75 threshold to earn even more cool prizes! All money raised helps provide free sports training, competition, health screenings and inclusive programs for more than 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan. Registration will begin at 11am at The Fenton Township Hall. The parade of costumes will start at 1pm and the plunge with begin immediately following. Awards and After Splash Bash will begin immediately following the last plunger at the Fenton Moose Lodge. 11am-5pm.

Fenton Moose Lodge, 2245 Sonora Dr., Fenton

 

 

Saturday Morning Community Yoga

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

 

Flint Institute of Arts: Huntington Free Saturdays

Huntington celebrates the Flint Institute of Arts by providing everyone access free of charge every Saturday from 10am-5pm. Huntington’s “Welcome” philosophy is a perfect fit for Free Saturdays at the Flint Institute of Arts and an open invitation for all to come, see, and experience art. Throughout its 150-year history, Huntington has committed to a full scope of community investments from business growth, affordable housing and financial education to sustaining a better quality of life through support of arts and education.

Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint

 

 

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Groundhog Day Fun!

Come find out if Punxsutawney For-Mar saw his shadow while participating in crafts, activities and groundhog tunnel forts. Recommended for families of all ages. 1-4pm.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton

 

 

University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey

Come out for an evening of exciting hockey when the University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey team plays against Hope College from 8-10pm.

Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena, 5371 Daly Farms Dr., Burton

 

 

The Capitol Theatre: Wale Live in Concert

Presented by Beats x Beers, Wale is originally from Washington D.C., gaining popularity and signing his first major deal with Interscope in 2008. He later went on to sign with Rick Ross’s Warner-supported label ‘Maybach Music Group’, creating Billboard chart toppers “Lotus Flower Bomb” (feat. Miguel) and “Bad” which was later released with a remix featuring Rihanna. Wale is most known for his go-go inspired style and clever word play. Arguably one of the most influential rappers of this generation. 8-10pm.

The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St., Flint

 

 

Sun. Feb. 3

Live Trivia at Blondie’s Food & Spirits

Visit the Tap Room for Live Trivia! Every Sunday from 6-8pm

Blondie’s Food & Spirits, 2520 W Hill Rd., Flint

 

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