Arborist Erik Hutson of Safari Tree will compare and contrast the anatomy of trees and human beings, including how the vascular systems work, how they react to disease and treatments and nourishment requirements. From 6pm to 7pm. Admission includes the 7pm showing of Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe.
Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Fri. June 1 Grand Blanc First Friday Food Truck Festival
The Grand Blanc First Friday Food Truck Festival will host the 3rd Degree Burns band. This group of kids are amazing musicians that play classic rock and roll. There will be a car show, as well as free kid’s activities, an expo area and lots of fun things to do from 5-9pm.
Grand Blanc High School 12500 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc
Fri. June 1 Mott Motown & More
The Foundation for Mott Community College presents Mott, Motown & More Celebrity Lip Sync — Rocking the 70s & 80s! Come see Flint’s longest-running lip sync review featuring local celebrities, community leaders, and MCC staff members from 7-9pm. There will also be a raffle drawing for audience members to win a variety of items. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite attire from the 70s or 80s for a chance to win the Best Dressed Contest. Admission Fee: $30.
Mott Community College, Mott Memorial Auditorium, 1401 E Court St, Flint
Sat. June 2 For-Mar Nature Preserve presents: Butterfly Walk
Learn about the Michigan Butterfly Network, For-Mar’s butterfly house and Monarch Waystation and the important role these places play for monarchs in their migration from 1-3pm. Recommended for families of all ages.
For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton
Sat. June 2 Young People’s Ballet Theater Spring Gala
The YPBT Spring Gala performance includes excerpts from Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Originally choreographed in 2006, audiences will enjoy scenes from this high-spirited ballet by Dale Brannon. The program will also include a contemporary piece by former YPBT student, Shannan DeGroot, and a musical theater collection by YPBT instructor and choreographer Danielle Smith. 12 pm and 3 pm.
The Pavilion, 5251 Commerce, Flint
Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring the chills and thrills of “Wind Blower 50” with Figure 8’s, All American Trucks and Kitty Stocks – 4 to 8 years old. From 4:30-10pm. Wear beads and a mask and celebrate Mardi Gras Night.
Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw St., Clio
Fri. June 1-Sun. June 3 Swartz Creek Hometown Days
This annual festival “Where Everyone Feels at Home” features carnival rides, a car show, live entertainment and expo tent, parade, kid zone, animal exhibit, fireworks display, a mechanical bull riding contest, the Great Lakes Lumberjack show and much more. Fri. 6-8pm, Sat. 7am-11:30pm, Sun. 11am-5pm
Swartz Creek’s Downtown Entertainment District, Miller Road, Swartz Creek
Fri. June 1-Sun. June 3 Holy Redeemer Community Festival
Enjoy this family-fun festival featuring carnival rides, specialty foods, a Polish dinner, car show, games, an artisan area, live entertainment and more. Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. and Sun. 12-9pm,
Holy Redeemer Parish, 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton
Sat. June 2-June 3 The PARTY: The Art of Glamour
Flint Institute of Arts and Jennifer Lasco Real Estate present The PARTY: The Art of Glamour. Enjoy a red-carpet entrance into a glamorous evening of fashion and photography in the newly expanded FIA. You’re the focus in one of our specially designed photo booths – tag and share on social media to print a keepsake, right at the event. Immerse yourself in artwork, dance the night away. The PARTY spotlights the museum collection, entertainment by Ben Sharkey and DJ Captn20, a cash bar, and cutting-edge cuisine by Redwood Steakhouse. Enter to win a fabulous shoe package and retreat from Neiman Marcus valued at over $3,500. Tickets are $130 in advance and $150 at the door, which include two drink tickets and strolling dinner. As the FIA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, proceeds help ensure that the innovative exhibitions, education programs and partnerships that have been the Museum’s hallmarks will continue to thrive. 7pm-12am
Flint Institute of Arts 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint