This Month in the Village: February offers “Galentine’s Day,” cabaret, history of cursing and more

 Compiled by Meghan Christian, Managing Editor 

“This Month” highlights a selection of events available to our readers.  It is not an exhaustive list, rather a sampling of opportunities in the city. To submit events for March, email your event to Managing Editor Meghan Christian at by Feb.26.

UM-Flint Ice Rink Open Skate

 Every Wed., Fri., Sat., and Sun. until March 3

Wed: 6 – 9 p.m.

Fri: 5 – 8 p.m.

Sat and Sun: Noon – 4 p.m.

University Pavilion, 303 S. Saginaw St.


Admission: Free, $3 skate rental

Enjoy ice skating at the UM-Flint ice rink. Skate rental available. No hockey pucks or equipment allowed.

 Wellness at the Wheel

Mon – Sat.

Various times

The Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw St., 6th floor


Admission: $12

 Enjoy a variety of health and well-being classes offered at the Ferris Wheel.


Monday: 5:30 p.m. – Hatha Yoga

Tuesday: 7 a.m. – Rise and Shine Yoga

                 4:30 p.m. – Pound Yoga

                 5:30 p.m. – Hatha Yoga

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – Ashtanga Yoga

                      5:30 p.m. – Hatha Yoga

Thursday: 2 p.m. – Adaptive Yoga

                  5:30 p.m. – Yoga Basics

Friday: 5:30 p.m. – Mindful Movement Dance

Saturday: 8:15 a.m. – Hatha Yoga


24th Annual Children’s Champion Breakfast

Feb. 8

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Ctr W

Admission: $26.95

Plans call for a fun-filled breakfast where various organizations and individuals will be recognized for their contributions to keeping Genesee County a great place to raise kids.


February Art Walk

Feb. 8

6 p.m.

Various Locations Downtown

Admission: Free

 Food, drink, and art at various locations downtown.


Friends of Modern Art Film Series: “The Gospel According to Andre”

 Feb. 8 and Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 10, 2 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St.


Admission: $4-6

 Watch a film following fashion editor Andre Leon Talley, featuring interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Diddy Combs, and more.


Children’s Storytime at Totem: “The Day Gogo Went to Vote”

Feb. 9
11 a.m.
Totem Books, 620 W. Court St.

Admission: Free

Join Totem and UM-Flint’s Africana Studies Program to celebrate Black History Month during our weekly children’s story time. The story, “The Day Gogo Went to Vote,” which was praised by Nelson Mandela as “inspiring and moving,” will be read, as well as a fun craft and snack.

Flint Handmade 5th Annual Valentine’s Mini Market

Feb. 9

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First St.


Admission: Free

 A mini market to get ready for Valentine’s Day. Shop from local vendors and get a take-and-make craft.


Science on Tap: Projects to Improve Health Equity

 Feb. 12

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Table & Tap, 555 S. Saginaw St.


 Join John Girdwood, a UM-Flint sociology lecturer, in a discussion on health equity in Table & Tap’s casual setting.

Ruth Mott Foundation Grant Info Session

Feb. 13

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Ruth Mott Foundation, 111 E. Court St., Suite 3C


Admission: Free

Meet with program officers at the Ruth Mott Foundation to learn more about their entire grant process. RSVPs are required. Visit RSVP.

Pax Christi

Feb. 14

10 a.m.

Dorothy’s House of Coffee, 503 East St.


Pax Chrisiti strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring and witnessing to the call of non-violence. Coffee or tea by donation. All faiths welcome.


4th Annual African-American Film Series: “Love Jacked”

 Feb. 14

5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St.

Admission: Suggested donation of $5 per person

 Enjoy an evening of fun, live music, art, and a showing of the film “Love Jacked”, a rom-com following Maya and her clashes with her father when she returns from a trip to Africa with a fiance.


“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

 Feb. 15

7:30 p.m.

The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St.


Admission: $10-25

 See Shakespeare’s classic play following two sets of lovers as they struggle to stay together and overcome the magic of the faerie realm.


3rd Annual Galentine’s Day

 Feb. 17

Noon – 7 p.m.

Flint Local 432, 124 W. 1st St.

Admission: Free

 Come together at the Local on this unofficial holiday of “ladies celebrating ladies” to help those in need. Bring items to donate and receive a raffle ticket per item. Raffle prizes include gift cards and services by local sponsors. Items that can be donated should be hygiene related. Some examples include: feminine products, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, laundry items, infant care supplies, etc.


Cabaret at the Capitol

 Feb. 22 and 23

7:30 p.m.

The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St.


Admission: Check for ticket prices

An evening of Broadway hits performed by UM-Flint students in an intimate cabaret setting.


Comedy Night at Totem

Feb. 22
8 p.m.
Totem Books, 620 W. Court St.
Admission: $15 per ticket
Enjoy a night of laughs at Flint’s independent bookstore.  Ages 18 and over only, please.


Science on Tap: The Vulgar Linguist – Swearing Over Time

 Feb. 26

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Table & Tap, 555 S. Saginaw St.


 Join Emily Feuerherm, a UM-Flint assistant professor in linguistics, in a discussion on swearing throughout the course of human speech in Table & Tap’s casual setting.  


“Freedom Bound”

 Feb. 26

7 p.m.

The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St.


Admission: $20

 See “Freedom Bound”, the story of the Underground Railroad and escaped slave Addison White. Recommended for 3rd graders and older. Runs approximately 50 minutes with a Q&A session follow.

Author: East Village Magazine

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