This weekend’s Top Ten – Nov. 10

Take a break from studying this weekend! Check out our picks for the top ten events in the area this weekend, from Jerry Seinfeld live, to animal poop, to a big organ. Here are some fun and unique events to fit every taste and budget.

Catch some crafts

This weekend at the Bay City Town Center (formerly the Bay City Mall) enjoy an art show for all ages. Various artists will have a variety of unique creations on sale, for your gift-giving needs or yourself! Artists from all over come to show an array of styles and techniques that will be a feast for the eyes, even if you are just looking.

Cost: Free

Info: www.baycitytowncenter.com

 

Hug a tree – and take it!

 

All weekend at Apple Mountain Resort over 100 decorated Christmas trees will be raffled off. The trees have been donated by sponsors and will be given away by a raffle. This event is family-friendly and will be fun for all ages.

Cost: $5 per person and kids under 6 are free

Info: www.applemountain.com

 

Salute the troops

 

On Friday, celebrate Veterans Day with a salute to the troops in the form of a patriotic musical that will focus on those who fight for and defend our freedoms. All veterans get in for free. This event will be held at Bronner Performing Arts Center.

Cost: $10 adults, $5 students, veterans are free

Info: www.frankenmuth.org

 

Explore local theater’s past

 

Head over to the Temple Theatre this Wednesday to learn about the history of the theater and how it has had a positive impact on Saginaw. This next installment of the Where We Live lecture series is open to anyone and free refreshments will be provided.

Cost: Free

Info: http://www.baycityarea.com/events/Where-We-Live-Lecture-Series-The-Temple-Theatre-2553/details

 

Travel back in time

 

Take a trip back to 80 million years ago when the dinosaurs dominated the planet and an assortment of creatures swarmed, fought and hunted for survival beneath the prehistoric seas. The Longway Planetarium in Flint uses photo-realistic imagery to recreate the underwater realm of two dolphin-sized marine reptiles called dollies and follow their journey through the earth’s oceans.

Cost: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children ages 2-11

Info: http://sloanlongway.org/sea-monsters/

 

Catch Jerry Seinfeld live

 

America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, brings his signature stand-up routine at the Heritage Theatre at the Dow Event Center in downtown Saginaw Friday at 7 p.m. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.

Tickets: $50-$150

Cost: $150.00/$85.00/$67.50/$50.00 (limit 8 tickets) additional fees may apply

Info: DowEventCenter.com

 

Set sail on a pirate adventure

 

The Midland Center for the Arts presents a musical comedy called Lady Pirates of Captain Bree. In a performance by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, Captain Jennings’s crew jumps ship after spotting the lady pirates in the distance. The captain assembles a makeshift crew of motley prisoners and a sailor who can’t swim to protect his rich passengers from the inevitable attack.

Cost: $12 adult, $8 student

Info: http://www.mcfta.org/event/lady-pirates/e24203/

 

Enjoy the sounds of the organ

 

This Sunday, the Temple Theatre welcomes Melissa Ambrose Eidson who is returning to the Temple to entertain us again with her mastery of the pipe organ. Melissa had performed at the Temple in the early days of her successful career. She will be playing a wide variety of musical selections guaranteed to entertain the audience.

Cost: $12

Info: http://templetheatre.com

 

Make a crap, take a crap

 

Join Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier for an outdoor scat hike at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Learn to identify animals by their droppings, then go inside to make replica scat to take home as part of the program called Families in Nature: Who Dung It?

 

Cost: Free

Info: 989-631-0830

 

Hear the Cardinal Singers choir

Cardinal Singers are celebrating their 10th anniversary as an ensemble at Saginaw Valley State University with a concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. They will be performing a variety of works including selections from composers like J.S. Bach and Mendelssohn. Come join in the celebration!

 

Cost: Free

Info: 989-964-4159

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