Upcoming Events in the Greater Flint Area Friday Jan. 25 – Sunday Jan. 27

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Fri. Jan. 25

University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey

Come out for a night of exciting hockey when the University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey team plays against Northwood University from 8:30-10:30pm.

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

 

 

Fri. Jan. 25 – Sat. Jan. 26

Flint Children’s Museum: Snow Princess & Snowman Party

Dress up as your favorite princess, prince or other fun character and join the Flint Children’s Museum for a good time. Party includes meeting and playing with the museum’s Snow Princess and Snowman, digging for jewels in the snow, creating your own crown, chipping away at an ice rescue, playing with sparkling snow dough and snacking on winter cookies with drinks. 9-11am both days.

Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Ave., Flint

 

 

Fri. Jan. 25 – Sun. Jan. 27

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. Jan. 26

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

 

 

Longway Planetarium: Telescope Workshop

This hands-on workshop is intended for everyone who has a new telescope and doesn’t know where to start. Learn how to set up a telescope and what all those little pieces and parts do. Aligning the finder scope will also be covered and what you can realistically expect to see through a telescope. For this workshop, bring your telescope and everything that came with it. This workshop will not cover the use of computer controls. 1-3pm.

Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint

 

 

Wine, Women & Chocolate

Cross-country ski, snow shoe or walk a 5K track through IMA Brookwood Golf Course while enjoying treats and snacks set-up in a variety of Hospitality Tents. After the workout, get pampered with chair massages, hair fluffs, manicures and more. There will also be wine samples from local venues and lots of food and chocolate. This is a women’s-only event and participants must be 21 years of age to participate. 1-6pm.

IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center, 6045 Davison Rd., Burton

 

 

The Whiting presents: RENT

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love. 2-4pm

The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint

 

 

12th Annual Community Gala @ FIA

Community Gala is a diversity initiative presented in conjunction with the exhibition opening of Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound, and Engaging African Art: Highlights from the Horn Collection and celebration of Black History Month. The gala will feature a performance by Vanessa German. Following the performance, view the exhibition and enjoy a reception with live music, strolling supper, and a cash bar. FIA members in advance $40, at the door $55, non-members in advance $60, at the door: $75. 6-9:30pm.

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

 

 

Sun. Jan. 27

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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