Top 5 for the weekend of April 12, 2019

By Ryan Reichard, Arts and Entertainment editor.

1. “Working 9 to 5”
Based off of the iconic 1980 film starring Dolly Parton, a new adaptation is coming to Saginaw Valley State University. Together a group of female coworkers seeks to get even with their sexist boss. Be sure to come out on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. to witness the humor that made this Dolly Parton movie turned play a classic. Admission to the play at Saginaw Valley State University is $16 for general admission, $14 for senior citizens and $12 for students. For more information, visit

2. Robots bring championship to Saginaw Valley
From Friday, April 12 to Saturday, April 13 come see robots duke it out as they compete to see who will be taking the top prizes in this year’s championship. It is located on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University. This event is suited for the technology lover or technology enthusiast in your life. There will be a range of competitions showing the different features of the robots entered in the competition. Awards will be given out for the top placing robots. On Friday, the event begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the event begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit

3. Don’t stop them now
With eclectic front man Freddie Mercury, Queen was able to conquer the charts. Mercury delivered classics such as: “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You.” Singer Marc Martel has been compared to Mercury in various media outlets. Many have compared his voice to that of the late singer’s. On Friday, April 12 Mantel is coming to the Temple Theatre in Saginaw to deliver the hard-driving classics of Queen in a way only he can. This event starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $25 to $70 depending on your selected seating. For more information,

4. Spend your weekend with the stars
Are you fascinated by the stars or are you interested in the cosmos? If so, then this event is tailored for you. On Friday, April 12 at the Bay City State Park you will get the opportunity to view the stars through telescopes after a free talk at 7 p.m. The Sunset Astronomical Society is hosting this statewide astronomy night. It begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on this event, visit

5. Review the year in music with local award show
On Sunday, April 14 at the Lumber Barons Brewery in Bay City the 33 Annual Review Music Awards will be taking place. This award show celebrates the local artist in the region that are performing, recording and making music. There will be several local artists there, including: Audrey Burne and Mike Roberton. Admission is $15 I advance and $20 at the door. It begins at 5 p.m. and lasts until Midnight. For more information, visit

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