If you and your spouse or partner are lovers of art and music, this is a great weekend to celebrate. Starting Friday, February 14, the MW Gallery in Downtown Flint will open the “Examining Identity Construction” exhibit during art walk. The new exhibit features portraiture, scenes from everyday life and works that confront racial myths and stereotypes. Explore the dynamics of identity and the visual representation of African Americans. Artists include Robert Arneson, Camille Billops, Sanford Biggers, Mark Steven Greenfield, Ayana Jackson, Whitfield Lovell, Kehinde Wiley, Pat Ward Williams and more. As an added bonus, “Kevin Collins’ African/Jazz Trio” will be performing love songs for Valentine’s Day from 6:30-8:30pm.
On Saturday, February 15, the Flint Community Players will present “Valentine Cabaret” at the Tom and Bea Nobles Performance Hall starting at 7:30pm. This show features an evening of romantic songs sung by local favorite vocalists. If folk music is more your thing, local favorite band Mustard’s Retreat will perform at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint at 7:30pm. The show is sponsored by the Flint Folk Music Society. Enjoy as David and Libby perform many of your folk favorites.
If your feeling something more grandiose for the occasion, head to The Whiting as the Flint Symphony Orchestra and conductor Enrique Diemecke collaborate to produce the fun and romantic music of Bernstein, Gershwin, Copland and the romantic Symphony No. 2 by Hanson. See The Whiting’s official web site for tickets.