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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Pop Evil, with special guests Sore Eyes and Circus Asylum, June 17. Tickets are $15 in advance.

The Rumbleville’s Rumble in Flint — Rockabilly Psychobilly Festival 2011 will come to the Machine Shop June 18 featuring Miss Pussycat Burlesque Shows, Pin Up Girl Contest, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, motorcycles, a custom car show, trophies, food and vendors. Tickets are $10.

Red with special guests Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Taddy Porter will perform June 24. Tickets are $17 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 715-2650. — G.G.

Buckham Gallery evening with Tom Sumner

FLINT — Celebrate the book release of “All I Wanted Was a Haircut” by local radio host, writer and musician Tom Sumner when Buckham Gallery presents An Evening of Music & Humor with Tom Sumner.

Sumner will read from a collection of essays sure to make you laugh from his book “All I Wanted Was a Haircut” published by Trestle Press. Local jazz legend Sherm Mitchell will provide musical entertainment from 7-10 p.m. June 18 at the gallery, 234 W. Second St., Flint.

Tom will also be signing limited edition prints of his books, “All I Wanted Was a Haircut” and “A Little Off the Top,” which will be for sale at the event, as well as online at, iTunes and Barnes & Noble. Admission to the event is a suggested donation of $10. Details: Call 810-239- 6233 or e-mail

Whiting’s new season on sale

FLINT — The Whiting has announced its lineup for its season starting this fall and tickets are now on sale for all shows.

You can order online at, or call the Ticket Center at 810-237-7333 or toll free 888-8CENTER. You can also visit the Ticket Center at 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Ticket Center Hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. They will be closed July 1 and Sept. 5. — 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 through 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 or call 810-234- 1695.— G.G.

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