Concerts at The Machine Shop
FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present the Project Independent Metal Showcase on Sept. 30, hosted by Metal Sanaz with Aghori, Deadringer, Genocya, Sin Theorem, Silent Divide and Opposition. Dixie Hustler will perform Oct. 1. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. In The Name Of — A Black Sabbath Tribute and Vulgar Display — A Tribute to Pantera will perform Oct. 7. Tickets are $5 at the door. For tickets to all shows go to www.etix.com, 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.
Bacon Brothers to perform
FLINT — The Whiting will present The Bacon Brothers, featuring Kevin and Michael Bacon, to kick off its 2011-12 season on Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and range from $19-$39. Tickets can be purchased online at TheWhiting.com, by phone at 810-237- 7333 or 888-8-CENTER or by walk-up at The Whiting Ticket Center. The Whiting is located at 1241 E. Kearsley St. in Flint, just off I-475 between the University of Michigan Flint and Mott Community College on the Flint Cultural Center campus. — G.G.
UM-Flint music kicks off
FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Music opens its 2011-2012 performance season with MusiCollage, Oct. 5, at the UM-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students with valid I.D. All proceeds benefit the department’s
Music Equipment Fund. This year marks the 20th anniversary for this fastpaced, dynamic night of entertainment that showcases every musical and vocal ensemble within the department– the Wind Symphony, Chorale Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Jazz Combo. In addition, student soloists have been juried into the mix to provide an interesting musical juxtaposition to the evening. “The program will be a continuous, energy-filled night that highlights the talents of our ensembles, students and faculty,” explains Department Chair, Dr. Lois Alexander. “Every minute is spoken for, with no breaks or interruptions in the action–there isn’t even time for applause between performances.” To purchase tickets, or for details, contact the box office at 810-762-3377. — G.G.
Claytor’s work featured at MCC
FLINT — Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by Lansing area comic artist Ryan Claytor, titled Comics and Visual Narrative, Collected Works by Ryan Claytor. Claytor’s work will be in the gallery through Oct. 11. In addition, Claytor will give a public presentation about his work on Oct. 7 at noon in the Visual Arts and Design Center, room 129. These events, made possible in part by the Ballenger Trust, are free and open to the public. Ryan Claytor is currently Lecturer, Sequential Drawing at the University of Michigan-Flint; Visiting Professor, Comics and Visual Narrative, Michigan State University, East Lansing and part-time faculty, Sequential Art, Mott Community College, Flint. Claytor will appear at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con in October and S.P.A.C.E., Columbus, Ohio, April, 2012. The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus, 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Details: Call 810-762-0443. — G.G.