Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop
FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Devil Driver and Cancer Bats on Feb. 4. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance. All That Remains will perform Feb. 7. Tickets are $22 in advance. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets to all shows go to www.etix.com, Paradise Express in the Dort Mall (810-743-0330), Strange Daze Tattoos in Davison, High Octane in Fenton or at the club during business hours. Low Dough Shows are always at the door only. Details: Call 715-2650. — G.G.
Country-western fun at Wild Spurs
GRAND BLANC — Wild Spurs, part of The Jewel Entertainment Complex, at 5270 Perry Rd., features live bands Friday and Saturday nights. Friday nights are rock music and Saturday’s are county. Upcoming bands include: Terrie Lea & The Mustangs on March 5 at 8 p.m.; and Voodoo Honey will perform Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. Details: Call 810-694- 5960 or visit www.jewelgolf.com. — G.G.
Mid Michigan Derby Girls host Old Skool night
MOUNT MORRIS — Dust off your favorite acid wash jeans, relapse to the grunge years or break out the baggy pants. The Mid Michigan Derby Girls are hosting a totally awesome Old Skool Skate.
The old school skate is 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Feb. 4 at Skateland Arena, 8460 N. Dort Highway in Mt. Morris. Tickets are $7 at the door or $6 in advance and can be purchased from Skateland Arena or from a Mid Michigan Derby Girl.
This ’80s and ’90s theme party on wheels will give skating fans of all ages an opportunity to win prizes, meet the Mid Michigan Derby Girls and learn what it takes to become part of the Mid Michigan derby family — on skates or off.
The league will also sell baked goods, merchandise and tickets to the Feb. 19th game against Lansing-based roller derby team, the Mitten Mavens.
The Mid Michigan Derby Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to athleticism, community involvement, female empowerment and cultivating the unique sport of roller derby in the mid-Michigan area.
This season MMDG has committed to giving to the Shelter of Flint and Team Will. Learn more about the charities the league is sponsoring for the 2010–2011 season by visiting www.midmichiganderbygirls.com. — G.G.
New exhibit opens at the Sloan Museum
FLINT — The newest exhibit at Sloan Museum titled “Martin Luther King Jr. and Fair Housing in Flint” continues through Feb. 28. In the 1960s, Flint was as involved in the issues and passions of the Civil Rights movement as was the rest of the United States. Intended for all ages, this exhibit showcases the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. and the debate over fair housing in Flint.
Admission to this exhibit is included in regular museum admission, $6 Adults, $5 Seniors $4 Youth ages 3-11. Details: Visit www.sloanlongway.org or call 810-237-3450. — G.G.