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What’s happening in Flint this weekend
Flint Club supporter Terry Wisner has started an initiative called Bring Two To Flint. The idea is simple, bring two people from Genesee county to Flint, to attend an event. Share cool things that are happening in our community, support those things by your attendance, and when you attend, bring two people with you. The Facebook page for this is at https://www.facebook.com/bringtwotoflint?sk=wall
This Friday during ArtWalk there will be a special Bring Two To Flint Event. Bring two people who have never been to the Second Friday Art Walk (or at least in the past two years or so) and have a great time.
Be sure to stop by and say hello at the grassy area at 2nd Street and Saginaw in downtown Flint. If it’s okay with you and your friends, we’ll post your pic on our page. BTW-Everyone who “like”s the Bring Two To Flint page will be entered to win some great prizes from some of the downtown merchants. When you bring two peeps and get your pic taken, you will earn an extra five chances to win.
Look, just get involved and bring some friends who haven’t been to Flint or the Art Walk. They’ll be glad you did!
Also watch ABC12 at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon for a live overview of Bring Two To Flint.
The Facebook Event page for this is at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213624762014861
Here are some fun things happening in the Flint area this weekend.
-The Flint Institute of Arts will be presenting Of Gods and Men this weekend. A group of French monks is threatened by war to leave the impoverished Algerian community it has loyally served for many years. Lambert Wilson heads the cast of a stirring drama that won the top foreign film honor from the National Board of Review. Shows are at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, 2:30pm on Sunday. Tickets are $5 for FIA members, $4 for FOMA, and $6 for everyone else.
-The Longway Planetarium will be presenting Energy this Saturday at 10:30am. Explore electrical circuits while building a switch that turns a light on and off. Make an electromagnet and explore the holding power of magnets. Make a noise maker and use mirrors to reflect light. The cost is $5, no registration is necessary, but space is limited to the first 30 participants. For ages 8 and up, but parents are encouraged to stay and play as well.
-The Longway Planetarium will also be presenting Flowers, Bees and Beans this Saturday at 10:30am as well. Find out why bees and other insects are good for the garden. Learn about plant parts while tasting leaves, stems, roots and flowers. Plant some flower seeds to take home for your garden. For ages 4-5, the cost is $5, no registration is necessary but is limited to the first 30 participants.
-The Flint Public Library will be hosting The World Music Tour with Guy Louis this Saturday at 3pm. This family show is a wonderful celebration with active participation that will delight all ages from preschool to grandparents. Journey from continent to continent learning about different cultures and the music that is part of what makes them special. This event is free.
-Baker College of Flint Car & Motorcycle Show is this Sunday. This event will be held at the Center for Transportation Technology on 1717 S. Dort Hwy. The event runs from 9am-3pm and is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to view all types of makes and models of motorcycles and cars as well as take a guided tour of the Transportation Technology Center.
-Buckham Gallery will be hosting Flint City Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s MacBeth this weekend. The performances begin this Thursday at 8pm and run through this Saturday. Tickets are $10 and my be reserved by calling the gallery at 810-239-6233. This performance is part of Buckham Gallery’s May exhibition In The Round. Artists explore the world of Shakespeare where power, lust, betrayal, vengeance and magic come together.
And those are a few of the things happening in Flint this weekend. Did we miss something? If you know of or are involved in an event not listed here leave it in the comments!
Is there anything to do in Flint this weekend? Of course there is!
-Starting this Thursday, The Flint Institute of Arts, Flint Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Services are presenting a festival of films about Jewish life and culture. On Thursday the 12th at 7:30pm a series of short films (admission is free), and on Sunday the 15th at 7:30pm the film will be Nora’s Will about a man coping with funeral plans for his wife on the eve of passover. Admission is $6 at the door.
-Also on Thursday the Flint Public Library will be hosting Ask-The-Lawyer, a free community seminar on “Real Estate/Neighbor Relations” brought to you by the Genesee County Bar Association. This event begins at 7:30pm but space is limited so call the GCBA at 810-232-6000 to RSVP.
-The Flint Public Library will also be hosting the last Bookie Babies of the year this Thursday at 6:30pm. Bring your baby 24 months or younger to a special story time designed just for them. Admission is free but you do need to register at the library by calling 810-249-2170.
-The Flint Community Players Jesus Christ Superstar is finishing its run this weekend at the Bower Theatre. Shows start this Thursday and run through Sunday, showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:30pm. Tickets are $18.00 and are available through The Whiting box office.
-Back at the FIA, this Thursday is a community dialogue hosted by the Flint Institute of Arts, in conjunction with the American Democracy Project at the University of Michigan-Flint. The topic is “What does the industrialization of Flint mean to you?” There will be an opportunity to view Edmund Lewandowski: Precisionism and Beyond, enjoy light refreshments, and discuss the industrialization of Flint in an open and supportive environment. The program begins at 6pm and admission is free.
-You may have to camp out at the FIA this weekend to see everything. This Friday the FIA will be presenting Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 The gangster saga that began with the May 6-8th film Mesrine: Killer Instinct continues in Part 2. Tickets are $5 for FIA members, $4 for FOMA, and $6 for everyone else.
-Next door at the Flint Public Library on Saturday morning at 9:30 will be the Perennial Plant Exchange. You can bring healthy cuttings or new plants to share with others. Admission is free.
-The Longway Planetarium will be running “Planet Chase” this Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 3:30pm this show is recommended for families with children ages 4-9. There will also be a presentation about “Dark Matter” this Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, for children ages 10 and up.
-And finally it is Flint Club’s Spring Membership Drive, not a member yet? Look one post below this one for all the details.
Did we miss something? Leave it in the comments of this post and we will post it ASAP.
Are there any fun things to do this weekend in Flint? Let’s take a look…
-The Flint Institute of Arts will be presenting Mesirne: Killer Instinct this weekend. Vincent Cassel heads the cast of the film saga of the legendary French gangster Jacques Mesirne, who murdered and kidnapped his way to power in the 1960’s and ’70’s. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $5 for FIA members, $4 for FOMA, and $6 for everyone else.
-Friends of the Flint Public Library are holding their semi-annual book sale this Friday from 11am-6pm and Saturday from 10am-6pm at the Flint Public Library. They are offering two paperbacks or two hardbacks for the price of one. Might be a good time to stock up on some great books.
-The Flint Community Players will be presenting their final show of 2010/2011 season Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The show opens this Thursday, May 5th and runs through May 15th. The show will be at 8pm this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets are available through The Whiting box office for $18.00 per ticket.
-The FIA will be hosting a Family Day this Saturday, May 7th at 1pm. Mosaics have been around for more than 4000 years. In the 1950’s artist Edmund Lewandowski used the medium to create two murals for the Flint Institute of Arts. Join museum educators for a look at the Lewandowski murals and visit the exhibition, Edmund Lewandowski: Precisionism and Beyond. Then create your own small mosaic to take home. The cost of this event is free.
-This Saturday the General Motors’ Suppliers Diversity Council is providing an opportunity for the community to view and test drive over 20 of the top of the line 2011 GM vehicles. It is called the Flint Ride and Drive. This event is scheduled from 1pm-4pm in downtown Flint in the “flat lot” on Saginaw between Kearsley and First St. There will be food and refreshments, Safe Kids USA car seat review, McGruff Safer Seniors, the Michigan Child Identification Program, live entertainment, and fun for all ages. This event is free and open to the public.
-This Saturday at Churchill’s Food and Spirits local downtown fixture Michael Absher will be celebrating 25 years of DJ’ing here in our community. There will also be a special appearance by Flint’s own burlesque troop, The Fischer Bodies. This event kicks off at 9pm but come early it is sure to be crowded, there is a $5 admission.
-Don’t forget that this Sunday is Mother’s Day! So take your mom to the IMA Mother’s Day Brunch at the IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center. It is $15.95 per person for adults, $7.95 for children under 10, and children under 5 eat for free. Plus mom can golf for free on Mother’s Day, with one paid round of golf.
And that is What’s Up.
Did we miss something? If you know of an event happening this weekend, leave it in our comments and will post it ASAP.