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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Candlebox with special guests Royal Bliss and Redlight King, Aug. 11. Tickets are $20 in advance.

Nonpoint will perform Aug. 12 with special guests 3 Pill Morning, Seven Day Sonnet and The Opening. Tickets are $15 in advance.

The Indi-Grace Birthday Bash featuring Motorgrater, with special guests Last Encore, Avenue Sky, Blood of the Unborn, Exilius and From Blue to Gray, will be held Aug. 13. Tickets are $5 in advance.

Volbeat with special guests Cold and Anchored, will perform Aug. 15. 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. FYT offers VIP access at 3rd annual Open House

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre is hosting its third annual Open House on Aug. 22 from 6-8 p.m. Community members of all ages and interests are invited to experience the joy of a drama class, the thrill of an audition and the wonder of a backstage tour. This free event will take place at FYT, located at 1220 East Kearsley Street in the Flint Cultural Center.

Guests can participate in or observe activities such as auditions, improvisation performances, drama classes and backstage tours highlighting FYT’s broad range of performance and education opportunities. Brochures and flyers about FYT programming will be available for guests to take home. All guests will be eligible for prize drawings and special offers. Refreshments will be provided. — G.G. Thomas the Tank Engine coming to Crossroads Village

GENESEE TWP. — Thomas the Tank Engine will visit Crossroads Village and the Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., Aug. 19-21 & Aug. 26-28.

It’s “Steamies” versus “Diesels” and the No.1 engine is right on track. Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad for the Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour, presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment, and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company.

This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. Children will ride along with their favorite hero on his latest adventure. The tour, now in its 16th year, will make stops in more than 45 US cities and is expected to welcome more than 1 million passengers in 2011.

Tickets for Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting or Ticket prices are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).

Details: Call 800-648-7275 or visit— G.G.

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