Machine Shop concerts
FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present In The Name Of — A Black Sabbath Tribute and Vulgar Display — A Tribute to Pantera on Oct. 7. Tickets are $5 at the door. Mushroomhead with Psychostick, Blue Felix, Ventana and Tenafly Viper will perform Oct. 8. Tickets are $18 in advance. The Indi-Grace Rock Harvest, featuring The Hangers On, Lifted, Last Born Legend, Avenue Sky and Mindflaw, will take place Oct. 14. Tickets are $5 in advance and $ the day of the show. 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: Call 715-2650. — G.G.
The FCP Annual Halloween Costume Bazaar
FLINT TWP.— The Flint Community Players Annual Halloween Costume Bazaar will be held Oct. 14-16, 21- 23 and 28-30 at the FCP Theater, 2462 South Ballenger Hwy. (South of Miller Road behind Kmart) The bazaar features costume rentals for a fee of $35 and a deposit of $50. The bazaar will be from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the days listed. Returns will be taken at any of the above times or Nov. 5-6, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. FCP is offering these costumes for rental only, items are not for sale. They do not rent: children’s costumes, wigs, masks, jewelry and furs. Details: Call 810-235-6963. — G.G.
Claytor’s work featured
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.
The 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.