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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present My Darkest Days, with special guests Heart Self Destruct and False City, Sept. 2. Tickets are $15 in advance. Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman featuring Tim McIlrath from Rise Against and Wayne Kramer from the MC5 will perform Sept. 7. Tickets are $25 in advance. The Skys the Limit Tour featuring It Lies Within and Know Lyfe, with special guests Givensix, After the Minor, Group Therapy and Myths and Legends will perform Sept. 8. Tickets are $5 for 18 and up and $8 for 18- 20. 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.

The King and I opens Sept. 8

FLINT — The Flint Community Players will begin performances of the musical “The King and I” on Sept. 8 at the Bower Theater, 1220 E. Kearsley St. The show will star Heather Durham of Grand Blanc as Anna and Paul Ray of Swartz Creek as the King. Performances will be held Sept. 8-10 and 15-18 at 8 p.m., with the Sept. 18 show at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Whiting box office by calling 810-237- 7333.— G.G.

Derby Girls to start season

MT. MORRIS — The Mid Michigan Derby Girls

will hold their first home bout of the season Sept. 24. The game is at Skateland Arena in Mt. Morris, doors open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m., tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door and 12-years-old and under are free. Mid Michigan Derby Girls is a non-profit organization that donates their time and money to local charities. Details: Call 810-938-3894. — G.G.

The Outsiders at FYT

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre presents a staged reading of The Outsiders, based on the novel written by S. E. Hinton and adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel. This Special Event inaugurates the 2011-2012 Signature Series with its theme RITES OF PASSAGE ENCORE: Transitions and Transformations. The Outsiders is FYT’s third annual season kick-off and will be held on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. The event will take place at FYT, 1220 East Kearsley Street in the Flint Cultural Center, using FYT’s Main Entrance. Tickets for the evening are $20 for adults and $15 for children, teens and seniors. Reservations are required by contacting FYT at 810-237-1530 by 5 p.m. on Sept. 8. Information is available at— G.G.

The Whiting’s new season is on sale now

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.

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