Since 1928, the Flint Institute of the Arts (FIA) has chronicled the cultural history of the city and today continues to influence its rebirth. In that time, the museum has been designated as a National Treasure by the President's Committee on the Arts in 2002 and received the Governor's Award for Arts and Cultural Organization in 2007. As a world-class cultural institution, the FIA draws over 120,000 visitors a year to an array of exhibitions, film screening, lectures, educational outreach programs, and family events that enlighten art lovers and celebrate Flint's diversity. Within the FIA's 150,000 square feet of space, stunning gallleries of over 8,000 objects, including sculptures, paintings, and artifacts, tell the story of Flint's past and future. Its libraries and art school prepare the next generation of artists. The FIA also features a video gallery, a cafe and gift shop, a great hall for large events, and a theater for films and lectures.
It would be hard to think of The Whiting as anything less than opulent. Before audiences grab one of the theater's 2,043 seats and watch the likes of Bill Cosby or Itzhak Perlman, they pass through a lobby where a golden sphere hangs suspended. That sphere, completed a year after the theater's founding in 1967, is made up of 675 gold-plated steel branches, stretching 7 feet in diameter, and is valued at $5 million. It's a fitting tribute to the venue's namesake: James H. Whiting, an early pioneer of the auto industry. Although its gold dulled over time?along with the rest of the theater?a renovation in 1999 helped it sparkle once again and continue drawing passersby into its gravitation field.
With more than 13 years of experience in the party-planning industry, Valley Tent Rental supplies event coordinators with affordable amusements ranging from portable putt-putt greens to dunk tanks. To accommodate indoor play time, Valley Tent Rental created the Bounce Warehouse, a facility brimming with ping-pong tables, arcade games, and inflatable castles where kids can play without weather getting in the way. In addition to party-planning items, Valley Tent Rental enlivens events with DJ services and guest appearances by its Spiderman or Tom Brokaw impersonators.
Not even the cold of winter can stop the friendly warfare inside CRU Paintball: two of its fields are located indoors, sheltered inside a 50,000-square-foot warehouse. There, bright lights illuminate the obstacles peppered throughout the grounds and the green turf cushions.
The full-sized tournament field welcomes competitive play, whereas the recreational field, which is larger than the tournament field, is perfect for practice. Nonplayers, meanwhile, relax in the parents' lounge with soda and snacks, or browse the equipment in the proshop. The eight sprawling outdoor acres are available for play year-round.
Rollhaven has been a family friendly business since 1955. We have a beautiful maple skating surface, 2 story Bounce House, Arcade, Lasertag & a Complete Snack Bar. We also have skating classes, Zumba classes & we sell all types of skates We have something for everyone.
The PGA-certified instructors at Boyne Golf Academy use advanced technological tools such as radar and form-analysis software to improve the strokes of students of all levels. Pupils receive one-on-one attention during the hands-on practice session, which focuses on identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each golfer’s swing mechanics. The V1 Pro swing-analysis software provides club kids with visual feedback on their slicing or hooking tendencies, and the Sam PuttLab employs ultrasound to determine the gender of each golfer’s putter. As the ball's postswing sojourn commences, the Doppler-based TrackMan radar system relays a 3-D real-time view and provides data on the dimpled orb’s trajectory. Although this Groupon is only valid for lessons, King Par Superstore is jam-packed with golf equipment and apparel and performs professional club fittings to ensure that wrists and 9-irons get along instead of attacking each other with golf clubs.