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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Kristina Whitcomb’s 21st Birthday Bash on Feb. 11 with performances by It Lies Within, Givensix, Mindflaw and Sidetract. Doors open at 7 p.m. This is a low dough concert. One: The Only Tribute to Metallica, will perform Feb. 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. This is a low dough concert. Country night at The Machine Shop is Feb. 17 with Justin Moore. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance. For tickets to all shows go to, 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.

Captain’s Club named Best of Weddings

GRAND BLANC — The Captain’s Club at Woodfield has been selected as a 2011 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot Michigan Magazine and on

The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Seattle bridal salons to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.

The Captain’s Club at Woodfield is the only The Knot Best of Weddings venue winner in Genesee County for 2011. Recipients were chosen by a national panel who judged based off of the reviews by brides and grooms.

The Captain’s Club at Woodfield is located at 10200 Woodfield Drive, Grand Blanc. Details: Call 810-695-5555 or visit — G.G.

Romancing Under the Stars at Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Make your plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a unique and romantic setting. On Feb. 14, experience an intimate dinner for two under the stars of Longway Planetarium, including hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Sweep that special someone right off their feet with a seductively stress-free Valentine’s meal. Cost is $140 per couple. Reservations and payment are required in advance by calling 810-237-3427 or by e-mailing rentals@ Seating is limited to just 10 couples. — 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 — G.G.

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