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Concerts at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present The Pretty Things Peep Show: Sideshow and Burlesque, July 14. Tickets are $10 in advance.

Fair to Midland will hold a CD release show on July 15 with special guests Last Born Legend, Given Six and Avenue Sky. Tickets are $12 in advance. Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows listed.

On July 16 it’s Skin Casket, C.I., A Sleepless Malice, 419 and Execrate. This is a low dough concert.

The Sword, with special guests Mount Carmel and Tensionhead will perform July 22. Tickets are $15 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: 810-715-2650. — G.G. The Whiting’s 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. 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 Sept. 5. — G.G. Bluebell Beach to host Rotten Sneaker contest

FLINT — Stinky sneakers rule! The Michigan Odor-Eaters Rotten SneakerSM contest is the ultimate test of just how offensive sneakers can get when they’re not taken care of properly.

Sneakers are judged on the conditions of the sole, tongue, heel, toe, laces or Velcro, eyelets/grommets, and most important ODOR.

To participate, register at Bluebell Beach, 5500 Bray Rd. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Bathhouse. The contest is from 2-3 p.m.

To enter the contest, children must be between the ages of 5-15 and they must wear their naturally worn and torn sneakers. The cost to participate is free. Adults must accompany children.

This contest is limited to the first 25 registered children. The winner will receive $250 in cash, the golden sneaker award, a merit certificate and a basket of Odor-Eaters products.

Details: Call 810-241-0684. — G.G.

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