In brief

African American film series

FLINT — Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the Flint Institute of Arts to host the third annual African American Film Series. Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. for each date. The series takes place once a month through February. Currently showing Thursday, January 11 – I Am Not Your Negro ( Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America based on his unfinished novel, “Remember This House”. Rated PG-13. Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. Films begin at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 300. Suggested donation is $2 per person. Following each film, there will be a brief discussion about the themes in the films. For more information visit P.S.

Starting a Business?

FLINT — Michigan Small Business Development Center (MISBDC) I-69 Trade Corridor Region and Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host a starting a business seminar, from 1- 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Oak Business Center, 2712 N. Saginaw Street. Tickets available at More information at: events/163997424218501— P.S.

2018 NAIAS Public Show

DETROIT — The North American International Auto Show will take place Jan. 20–28, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48226. Tickets and information: This is your opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy. — P.S.

Ubuhle beadwork Gala

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E Kearsley St, will host the

11th Annual Community Gala featuring the beadwork of the Ubuhle Women on Saturday, Jan. 20, 5:45 – 9:30 p.m. Cocktail attire, lecture begins promptly at 6:00. The gala will feature a conversation with Curator Bev Gibson and Ubuhle artists Ntombephi “Induna” and Zandile Ntobela, in which they will discuss the origins of the project and their experiences and artwork. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 810-234-1695. Funds raised support FIA exhibitions and programs. — P.S.

Zehnder’s Snowfest

FRANKENMUTH — An annual local favorite, the 27th annual Zehnder’s Snowfest will take place Jan. 24–Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Snowfest activities take place at 730 S. Main St. and feature ice and snow carving competitions, beer tent with live entertainment, fireworks, petting zoo and other children’s activities. For more information, call (855) 421-4312 or visit frankenmuth-mi/.— P.S.

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