Thurs. Sept. 12
This film explores the critical question of how the ongoing water crisis could happen in an American city. It intersperses interviews with area residents and experts in lead and water with testimony at congressional oversight committee hearings. With over 5,300 cities across the U.S. in violation of federal lead rules, Flint serves as a warning for the rest of the country. This documentary educates and inspires action, seeking to radically change how we view and value water. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, residents and experts. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets for Flint residents are complimentary. 7:30-10:pm
The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd. St., Flint
Thurs. Sept. 12 – Sun. Sept. 15
Professional golf returns to Flint and Genesee County when golf’s greatest champions compete at Grand Blanc’s historic Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club starting Monday, Sept. 9. The tournament offers something for everyone, including The Ally Challenge Community Concert.
Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, 9057 S. Saginaw Rd., Grand Blanc
Come visit the St. John Applefest, that has been a Fenton tradition for over 50 years and attracts over 35,000 visitors. The event features great food, live entertainment, games, rides, children’s activities, Bingo, Farmer’s Market, the Apple Fest Road Race and lots of apples — apple pie, apple dumplings, apple cider, apple crisp and more.
St. John the Evangelist Parish, 600 N. Adelaide St., Fenton
Fri. Sept. 13
Partake in delicious food, tasty beverages, live music and the works of various artists on display throughout a variety of Downtown Flint galleries and businesses. Stop by the Greater Flint Arts Council at 816 S. Saginaw Street for a copy of this month’s walking tour, while supplies last. 6-9pm.
Flint Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street
Come celebrate the 5th Annual Hispanic Festival with ethnic food, vendors, artists, dancing and live entertainment by El Ballet Folklorico Estudiantil & Mariachi and Conjunto los Hermanos. 6-9pm.
Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First St., Flint
Fri. Sept. 13 – Sat. Sept. 14
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. This weekend, Bill Bushart and Brett Hayden in the Comedy Club. 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 September: Eric Bontekoe & Shannon Dion.
Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton
The 2019 Flint Festival of Writers will feature a full day of panels and workshops, a bustling book fair, a dynamic featured reader, and an opportunity for local writers to take the stage and share their work. It begins with an opening reception on Friday night and continues through a day of workshops on Saturday, culminating in a celebration at Totem Books.
Ferris Wheel Building and Totem Books, Downtown Flint
Sat. Sept. 14
Team up with friends in groups of six or less and compete against other challengers in six common categories including: Science, History, Geography, Literature, Pop Culture and more. Battle it out for bragging rights and small prizes for the top three teams. 6-8pm. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Admission includes 7pm Laser Show.
Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Flint Fall Comic-Fest
It’s comics, books, art, giveaways, cosplay and more at the Flint Farmer’s Market. Vendors from all over the Midwest will be on-hand ready to market comics, toys and memorabilia. Shop around and meet some local comic creators while doing so.
Flint Farmer’s Market, Downtown
Sat. Sept. 14 – Sun. Sept. 15
This Pulitzer Prize winning play is about an old, converted vegetable shop where Tillie lives, and is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie’s mother, Beatrice, is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters’ love. Her sister, Ruth, suffers epileptic fits, and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets. In the midst of chaos, Tillie struggles to keep her focus and dreams alive. Tillie —- keeper of rabbits, dreamer of atoms, true believer in life, hope and the effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds. Today, enjoy a post-show talk back. Two performances: Saturday: 2-4pm and 8-10pm, Sunday 2-4pm.
Flint Repertory Theatre, Elgood Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century where patrons will enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a beautiful castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages featuring comedy, theater shows and music. While strolling the village, enjoy a variety of adult and children games, people-powered rides and full-contact armored jousting tournaments. Also, enjoy fabulous food and browse the Crafter Marketplace where over 300 artisans display their gallery-quality works for sale. This weekend, transport to Ireland by visiting the Festival’s Celtic Village, where you will find local Irish vendors and fun for all ages. Watch the Highland Games or kick up your heels with traditional Irish music and dance. This is the largest shenanigans party in Michigan! Open 10am-7pm daily, rain or shine! Free parking.
Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Hwy. Holly
Sun. Sept. 15
Enjoy this very special family-friendly event exclusively for original and/or authentically restored vehicles produced in 1969 or earlier with no visual modifications. Dash plaques to the first 175 vehicles. Returning this year is the Suitcase Swap Meet. Vehicle owners are welcome to sell or trade anything they can fit in a suitcase. There will also be a People’s Choice Award. Spectators and owners can vote for their favorite car of the show. An award will be given to the youngest registrant This event is non-competitive, so there will be no judging, but there will be a special recognition and a pass-in review for vehicles celebrating 50-75- and 100-year anniversaries. 10am-4pm. Free admission. Vehicle registration runs 9:30 am – 2pm the day of the event.
Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint