I hope you’re ready for a summer weekend! It’s going to be warm, so break out the shorts. Greater Flint has a lot going on both indoors and out. Let the sunshine in this weekend! Here’s your events listing for May 17-19.
Fri. May 17
Take a handful of your favorite 80’s songs, a splash of some retro fashion, a pinch of panache and an eye-popping video spectacle in the background and what do you get? The Mega 80’s! Since their emergence onto the Detroit music scene, the Mega 80’s have taken Southeast Michigan by storm. Now veterans of the 80’s cultural milieu, they’re still rocking as hard as ever. The Class of ’98 is bringing back all things 90’s — the sights, the sounds and the fashions, all wrapped up in an amazing live performance that will even blow away the kids from Bayside High! The Class of ‘98 keeps you moving with all the old jams you know and love. The band dives deep into your favorite tunes from ‘NSYNC, Snoop Dogg, Nirvana, The Spice Girls and tons of others… the musical fun never stops.
The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St., Flint
Join a naturalist for a hike through For-Mar and witness firsthand how beautiful and peaceful For-Mar is under the magical glow of the full moon. Experience what the animals, that call For-Mar home, see at night. Full Moon hikes are offered once a month during the full moon. Pre-registration required by 5/16. Recommended for families of all ages. 8:30-10pm.
For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton
The Flint Institute of Music Annual Fundraising Auction has been held each May for more than 35 years. This black-tie event is one of the premier social and fundraising events in the community.
Diplomat, 4100 S. Saginaw St., Flint
Have a beautiful meal in Buckham Alley in support of the Friends of the Alley. The menu is a Vietnamese/Soul Food fusion between local chefs Tony Vu (owner, MaMang restaurant in the Flint Farmers’ Market) and Therman Sisco (owner, Sisco’s Catering, found at parties and event all over Flint!) and will be served family-style so come hungry.
Buckham Alley, Flint.
Tickets are $75 and include 2 drink tickets (beer and wine): Available Now!
Fri. May 17 – Sat. May 18
Visit new restaurants or revisit your favorites in Downtown Flint. Pick up a Passport at any participating restaurant and experience everything from fine dining cuisine in a casual atmosphere, to fresh-ingredient bar food along with Michigan craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails and fine wine from around the world. There will be special events at different locations throughout the week.
Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District
Enjoy the story of one young lady who was determined to make it in the music industry, despite an unseemly number of obstacles placed along her path. This story is replete with original musical compositions by Charles H. Winfrey and other local songwriters. Friday 7-9pm. Saturday 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
The New McCree Theatre, 2040 W. Carpenter Rd., 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. 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 entertainer in May: The Comer Boys.
Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton
Sat. May 18
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
Genesee County Relay for Life
Join the Relay for Life and spend a day raising funds to help in the fight against cancer. This day-long event began in 1985 by Dr. Gordon Klatt as he walked and ran 83.7 miles in 24 hours to help fight cancer. Dr. Klatt passed in 2014 but he lives on in the spirit of all those that help the American Cancer Society.
Carman Ainsworth Middle School, Flint.
Sign up to participate at main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY19NCR?pg=entry&fr_id=92109
Have fun admiring and purchasing Annuals and Perennials, a variety of trees and shrubs, hanging plants, yard art and more during this annual spring time event. Master Gardeners will also be available for questions along with live music. 10am-5pm.
Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First St., Flint
Stockton House was constructed in 1872 by Thomas and Maria Stockton. In 1920, the grandson of Thomas and Maria 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
Flint’s new USL League Two soccer team, the Flint City Bucks, will play against the West Virginia Alliance FC for their season home opener. The Flint City Bucks is part of the USL League Two Pre-Professional Soccer in the U.S. and Canada and provides the elite platform for those pursuing professional soccer careers domestically and internationally. 7-9pm.
Atwood Stadium at Kettering University, 701 University Ave., Flint
Performing Saturday is 2TC at Churchill’s, 9pm – 12am.
Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St., Flint
Enjoy live music and the Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery on the weekends. Saturday: Limelight.
Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery, 5304 Gateway Center, Flint
Blondies Food & Spirits: Live Music
featuring Lance Sherwood
2520 W. Hill Rd, Flint
Sun. May 19
Join biologist and salamander fanatic, Teresa Yoder-Nowak, on the hunt for salamanders. Teresa has a crazy love for these slimy, log-loving creatures and has years of experience studying them. Discover where and when to find salamanders and hunt for live creatures. Be sure to dress to hike and get muddy! 2-5pm. Recommended for families with children five years and older. Pre-registration by May 18.
For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton