Upcoming Events in the Greater Flint Area Thursday January 10 – Sunday January 13


Thurs. Jan. 10


The Whiting presents: Russian National Ballet – Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty tells the magical story of a beautiful, sleeping princess who awaits the kiss of her prince. Brought to life by the Russian National Ballet, this production’s luminous costumes and elaborate sets complement the graceful movements of the gifted dancers, resulting in a sublime performance from 7:30-9:30pm.

The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint



African American Film Series – The Possibility of Her

Communities First, Inc.’s Culture Shock Program, in partnership with the Flint Institute of Arts, presents the 4th Annual African American Film Series, which is designed to inspire, inform, empower and entertain attendees. Doors open at 5:30pm for a reception with live entertainment, refreshments and gallery tours. Movie begins at 7pm and a discussion panel follows the film. Suggested donation of $5 per person for reception with live entertainment and refreshments.

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



Thurs. Jan. 10-Sun. 13


Flint Community Players presents: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship,” and explores the journey from dating and waiting, to love and marriage, to the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance and to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?” Rated PG. Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances 7:30pm-9:30pm, Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm.

Flint Community Players, 2462 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint



Flint Institute of Arts: Impressionist Prints of Childe Hassam

This exhibition features prints by American Impressionist Childe Hassam. Hassam began to paint in the Impressionist style after he visited Paris between 1887 and 1889. After he returned home, he turned his attention to etching in 1915. By 1917, he also was producing lithographs, eventually creating more than 400 prints in his career. Overall, his graphic works share the same themes as his paintings, but his printmaking offered him new opportunities to experiment with lines and forms. Thursday and Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm.

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



Fri. Jan. 11


Flint’s Second Friday ARTWALK

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 for a copy of this month’s walking tour, while supplies last. 6-9pm.

Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint



Flint School of Performing Arts presents: Mid-Michigan Band & Orchestra Day

In this one-day event, 400 students from 30 local schools come together to perform. The evening’s concert, featuring the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra & Flint Youth Wind Ensemble, includes Malambo from Estancia and Tchaikovsky’s March Slav. 7-9pm.

The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint


Flint Firebirds Hockey

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

Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint


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 Calvin College from 8-10pm.

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


Fri. Jan. 11-Sun. Jan 13

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. 12


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



Goodrich Library: Shake Rattle and Roll

Turn off the TV, put down the game controller and let’s get some exercise! This interactive show will have you movin’ and groovin’ from 11am-12pm.

Goodrich Memorial Library, 10237 Hegel Rd., Goodrich



Fenton-Winegarden Library: Art Appreciation for Kids


Join Artist Jan Wiedmayer for a reading of Henri’s Scissors with a coordinating art project to take home. Age 5-7.


Attention all dinosaur lovers! Learn about the extinct wonders from a real paleontologist who spends several months a year digging for fossils across the United States. Features new casts, models and fossils. Age 6 and up.

Fenton-Winegarden Library, 200 E. Caroline St., Fenton



Totem Books: Children’s Storytime

Please join Totem Books every Saturday for their weekly Children’s Storytime Program!  Come listen to read aloud stories, create a fun craft, and enjoy shared refreshments from 11am-12pm

Totem Books, 620 W. Court St., Flint


FIA Glassblowing Demonstration

Join Flint Institute of Arts every Saturday in their Art School Hot Shop for free glassblowing demonstrations thanks to McLaren Health Care, from 11am-4pm.

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



Flint Farmers’ Market: Meet Gretchen Whitmer

Come meet Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist at this FREE event with special activities and refreshments for the whole family! Bring a new or gently used book to be donated to a Michigan child in need. This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. 2-4pm

Flint Farmers Market, 300 1st St., Flint



Longway Planetarium Second Saturday Trivia Night

Team up with your friends in groups of up to six people and compete against the 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. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Includes 7 pm show. Cost is $6 adults, $4 seniors (60-plus), $4 youth (ages 2-11), free for members.

Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley, Flint



Flint Firebirds Hockey

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

Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint


Sun. Jan. 13

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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