In brief

Hip Hop Nutcracker

FLINT — The Whiting hosts the 5th Annual Hip Hop Nutcracker, Dec. 12 from 7:30–10:30 p.m. at The Whiting, 1241 East Kearsley Street. This holiday mash-up for the whole family features Emcee Kurtis Blow and Director/choreographer Jennifer Weber in a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a deejay, a violinist, and one of hip hop’s founding fathers, Kurtis Blow, who opens the show with a short set. Just like the original, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City. Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take us on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year. — P.S.

Glow For Miracles 2019

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center hosts Glow For Miracles, Dec. 17 from 6–7 p.m. at 1 Hurley Plaza. This unique event features a community gathering outside the hospital with flashlights and glow sticks, showing the children in our Pediatric Department and in the NICU that they are in our thoughts over the holidays. This year, Wahlburgers will have a food truck on site so you can get some churros or hot chocolate. We’ll sing some carols and have a great time supporting local sick kids. You can park in our medical office building parking structure behind the hospital on Eighth Avenue, coming right outside near the helicopter pad. ***RAINDATE: Dec. 19 — P.S.

2nd annual BobStock 2019: Rage for a Great Cause

FLINT — Indi-Grace Promotions (et al) host a fundraiser Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. at The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy. to support FAN: Families Against Narcotics – Genesee County Chapter to support those in the fight with addiction. This is the second annual celebration of the life of Last Encore’s frontman, Bobby Sevick who we believe would rather we get together and celebrate his life in this annual Memorial Bash—BobStock!! We will gather to share remembrances of the fun, ridiculous and talented Bobby Sevick while raising money for a great cause with some of the BEST Michigan Metal and Rock bands: Chase The Sun(might be doing some Last Encore songs!!), Absorbed, Heart Of Jordan:, My Own Will, Crimson Winter, and Second Salem. There will also be raffle prizes, including a customized, autographed guitar by Artisticmess Web & Design & High Octane Designs, concert tickets for The Machine Shop, tattoo/piercing gift certificates from Fenton Tattoo and Piercing and more. We’re going to throw down with some badass metal for only a $5 ticket (buy via the band) or $8 at the door. Doors open at 7. — P.S.