Fri. Sept. 27
Renowned performer Amy Grant brings her unique blend of contemporary Christian and pop music to Flint’s Capitol Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Recommended for families of all ages. 7-10pm. Tickets range from $34.50-$84.
The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St., Flint
Doors open at 7pm. 18 and over. Admission is free. Vehicle Tacos will be for sale on the patio.
The Machine Shop Concert Lounge, 3539 Dort Hwy., Flint
Fri. Sept. 27 – Sat. Sept. 28
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 entertainers in September: Eric Bontekoe & Shannon Dion.
Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton
Fri. Sept. 27 – Sun. Sept. 29
This Tony Award winning play pits the charming rogue, MacMurphy, against very tightly wound and controlling Nurse Ratchet. MacMurphy mistakenly thinks he can get out of a short prison sentence by faking mental illness and going instead to a mental institution. MacMurphy soon takes over the ‘yard’ and accomplishes what the doctors have been unable to do for 12 years – get the mute Indian Chief to talk. He leads the others out of their introversion however his antics soon lead to the horrifying climax. Friday and Saturday performance: 7-9pm. Sunday: 2-4pm.
Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Rd., Fenton
Sat. Sept. 28
Flushing’s autumn extravaganza showcases all that is fall in Michigan. Scarecrows, created by community members and businesses, line Main Street. Enjoy an apple pie baking contest, pie eating contest, a chalk art contest, chili cook off, local entertainment, dance shows, pumpkin painting, arts and crafts and more. 9:30am=4pm.
Flushing’s Downtown Entertainment District, Main Street, Flushing
This family event will host a variety of activities such as cider and apple tasting in the heirloom orchard, animals in the historic barn, live music groups, live performances, children’s outdoor games, strolling entertainment, interactive farm trucks, educational presentations by local organizations and more! House tours will also be available with no reservations necessary. Applewood Estate is the historic home of automotive pioneer Charles Stewart Mott, a founding partner of General Motors. 11am-5pm. Free admission.
Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel their mission and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. 10am-2pm. Registration 10am. Free to attend.
Online registration at alz.org/walk prior to the event is recommended
U of M-Flint, William S. White Building Lawn, 509 Harrison St., Flint
Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring All American Truck Series, Lipstick Ladies, Spectator Drags and Destruction along with Max D — Halloween Candyrama Trunk or Treat Autograph starting at 6pm. Children, 12 years old and under, wear your Halloween costume and get in free. 6-10pm.
Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw St., Clio
Join the Humane Society of Genesee County for the 15th Annual Ties & Tails Dinner & Auction from 6-10pm. Tickets are $100 each. The evening begins with a social hour, music by “Bridge,” champagne and hors d’ oeuvres. Make sure to try your hand at the Lucky Square Raffle, where you could be the winner of a cash prize. Guests will enjoy a plated meal and a decadent dessert. Red and white wine will compliment with meal, with soft drinks and a cash bar available. Leslie Toldo from NBC 25 will preside as the Master of Ceremonies.
Signature Chop House, 1537 E. Pierson Rd., Flushing
The Fifth Annual Night at The Museum Gala fundraiser will be held at Factory One. Flint’s early industry is lovingly preserved in this unique venue, the site of Flint’s booming carriage industry from the 1880s through the 1910s. The factory was converted in 1917 and manufactured automobiles throughout the 1920s.
The past comes to life in historic Carriage Town with a Speakeasy-themed evening, raising funds for Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Dance to live music by Soul’d Out and enjoy dinner by Cork on Saginaw, as well as silent and live auctions. Cocktail attire is suggested and period dress is welcome! 6-11pm. Tickets $125 per person
Factory One, 303 W. Water St. Flint
Sat. Sept. 28-Sun. Sept. 29
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 is destined to satisfy your sweet tooth with a Sweet Treats Festival. Prove that you’re the best fencer if Michigan in the Annual Fencing Championships. Open 10am-7pm daily, rain or shine! Free parking.
Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Hwy. Holly
The Firebirds’ Home Opening Night is this Saturday when the club hosts the Niagara IceDogs at 7pm. Many fun promotions are scheduled. Fans that purchase a ticket for Saturday’s Opening Night will receive half-off admission for Sunday’s game by presenting their ticket stub to the box office. The Firebirds are also hosting their inaugural cornhole tournament before the game! All proceeds will benefit the Flint Firebirds Charitable Foundation, which was created to support youth in education and sports programs in Genesee and Lapeer Counties.
Opening weekend continues Sunday when the Firebirds host the Sarnia Sting at 2pm.
Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint
Sun. Sept. 29
Join Flint Children’s Museum for a Free Day from 12-5pm. This program is sponsored by Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee Grant Program made possible by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage Funds.
Flint Children’s Museum-1602 W. University Ave., Flint