This May, the MSPT is returning to FireKeepers Casino, and if last season is any indication, it’s going to be a record-breaking stop. In fact, we’re hopeful the stop will generate a seven-figure prize pool for the third time in a row.

A series of $65 and $250 qualifiers will take place in the weeks leading up to the $1,100 buy-in, $300,000 guarantee Main Event, which runs May 17-20.

Click here for the full schedule.

While we hope you’re busy going deep in that event, we’ve decided to offer a list five things to do if you find yourself with some free time.

Grab a Drink at Dacey’s Taphouse

Battle Creek’s newest craft beer experience is right at FireKeepers Casin, at the all-new Dacey’s Taphouse. 50 taps. Big-screen TVs. An expanded menu. And a completely new space, floor to ceiling, with its own dedicated entrance. You’re going to love this place.

Beverage service 7 days a week, 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Food service available daily, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Happy Hour: Sunday through Friday from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. $2 off Drafts $5 Apps

Australia’s Thunder from Down Under

If good-looking hunks is your thing, then Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, the internationally-acclaimed male revue, may be for you. While most know it as Excalibur’s show in Las Vegas, another aspect of Australia’s hottest export is a United States tour.

It’s a fully interactive and intimate experience and the “Perfect Girls’ Night Outback.” Swooning audiences for over 22 years, the show is filled with dynamic dance routines, barely-there costumes, and state-of-the-art lighting. The show will take place at FireKeepers on Saturday, May 10 at 9 p.m. Tickets start as low as $39.

Let the Nearby Zoo Surprise You

The Binder Park Zoo is a 433-acre zoo that opened in 1977 near Battle Creek, Michigan. It’s one of the largest zoos in Michigan, and features a large array of animals and plants, including the Wild Africa Exhibit. Among the animals you can expect to see are an African lion, Aldabra giant tortoise, blue poison dart frog, and Chinese red panda.

Located just eight miles from FireKeepers, the zoo is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets for adults are $14.25, Seniors $13.25, children ages 2-10 $12.25, and kids under 2 years old get in free.

Visit Motor City Comic Con

From May 18-20, the Motor City Comic Con, which was founded in 1989 by comics retailer Michael Goldman, will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace. It’s a good 90-minute drive east of the casino, but it’s there you’ll have the chance to meet the likes Arrow’s Stephen Amell, Xena’s Lucy Lawless, Batman’s Val Kilmer, and Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn on Game of Thrones.

There are a slew of other media, comic and pop culture guests. A weekend pass costs $75, while daily passes run from $25-$45. Visit motorcitycomicon.com for more information.

Get Active at Full Blast

Full Blast Recreation Center, located in downtown Battle Creek across from McCamly Plaza Hotel, is an 88,000 square foot, multi-purpose recreation facility featuring a full-service fitness center, locker rooms, indoor walking track, three large gymnasiums, batting cages, and multi-purpose space.

It’s open from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Call (269) 966-3667 for more information.