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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Frequency Fifty-Four with special guests Zen, The Product and Kings in Pieces, May 13. Tickets are $5.

Blue Felix will perform May 14 for the first time in Flint with special guests Givensix, Monochrome Circuit and 5ubkultur3. This is a low dough concert.

Black Stone Cherry with special guests Hangers On and Spinal Crush will perform May 15. Tickets are $10 in advance.

Hinder will perform May 16 with special guests Royal Bliss and Kopek. Tickets are $30 in advance.

Saving Abel will perform May 19 with Red Line Chemistry and Tripp N Dixie. Tickets are $18 in advance. Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows listed.

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 810-715-2650. — G.G.

Jazz Vespers at Woodside

FLINT — Woodside Church invites everyone to its alternative worship service — Jazz Vespers — which features local musicians from Flint and the surrounding area. The event takes place May 20 at 6 p.m.

Presented in a coffee house setting, the service offers a mix of outstanding music, readings all focused on a monthly theme — May’s theme is “High Hopes and Great Expectations.”

There is no admission fee although donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served

Woodside Church, located at 1509 East Court Street, next to Mott College

Details: 810-767-4911 or— 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.:

 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.

International Museum Day

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts will join museums around the world on Wednesday, May 18 in a celebration of International Museum Day. This year’s theme is “Museums and Memory” to emphasize the value of museums in society.

The Flint Institute of Arts is located in the Flint Cultural Center, two blocks off I-475 between UMFlint and Mott Community College. Museum hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday noon-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Details: Call 810-234-1695. — G.G.

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