Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop
FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present The Exposed Music Festival hosted by Ms. JennCity, will come to the Machine Shop May 6. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Hardrive Live Spring Fling 2011 Tour will come to the Machine Shop May 7 with Saliva, Madam Adam, Emphatic and Seven Day Sonnet. Tickets are $18 in advance. The Hed2Head Tour will be there May 8 with HED PE, Mushroomhead, Livan and Better Left Unsaid. Tickets are $20 in advance. 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: 810-715-2650. — G.G.
The “Like OMG! Totally 80s Burlesque Show!”
FLINT — Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St., will host the Like OMG! Totally 80s Burlessque Show! May 7 from 9-10 p.m. The Fischer Bodies burlesque troop will perform, wearing shoulder pads, lacquered red nails and acid washed jeans.
It will be an evening of classic burlesque with an 80s twist in honor of Michael Absher’s 25 years of DJ’ing service in the Flint community. Please come and enjoy our tribute to the decade that won’t die. Come dressed in totally 80s attire. Details: 810-238- 3800. — G.G.
FIM Chamber Music series
FLINT — The Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Symphony Orchestra present the FIM Chamber Music Series 2011, featuring a variety of music, ranging from jazz to classical, in the intimate setting of the FIM’s MacArthur Recital Hall, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. The series is free of charge and features three concerts, each of which begins at 7 p.m.:
May 6 — FSO Brass – Enjoy a harmonic blending of beautiful chamber music–just for brass.
June 3 — Davanti: Jessica Brown, flute, and Ina Yoon, piano, bring a new twist to chamber music with their fresh, vibrant sound. They will be joined by four guest artists – Janine Bradbury, viola, Jeff Price, saxophone, Liz Spector, oboe, and Judy Vander Weg, cello.
June 17 — FSPA Jazzmen: Enjoy an energetic evening of jazz tunes performed by faculty members from the Flint School of Performing Arts.
A reception, generously provided by Allegro, follows the concert. — G.G.
Printmaker Sidney Hurwitz at the Flint Institute of Arts
FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) will present the graphic works of artist Sidney Hurwitz in the Ford Graphics Gallery May 7-July 3.
Hurwitz focuses his printmaking images on industrial machinery and architecture. He finds American industry a great source of visual material, and by focusing on the geometric forms of bridges, factories and train stations, the compositions often take on abstract qualities.
The FIA is open Monday-Wednesday and Friday 12-5 p.m.; Thursday 12-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. There is no charge for admission to the permanent collection galleries and all Saturdays are Target Free.
Details: Visit www.flintarts.org or call 810-234- 1695. — G.G.