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Concerts at Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Banana 101.5’s “$1.01 show” featuring Kyng, Edisun, Syn City Cowboys and Black Oxygen on Dec. 2. All tickets are $1.01 at the door. Sevendust with special guests Eye Empire, Seven Day Sonnet and Candelight Red will perform Dec. 3. Tickets are $22 in advance. Banana 101.5’s Binge Before Christmas featuring Evans Blue, with special guests Shaman’s Harvest, Nanus and Mic Lordz and Sauce Funky, will be held Dec. 9. 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: Call 715-2650. — G.G.

Whaley House open for tours

FLINT — The Whaley House, 624 E. Kearsley St., is open for tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Visit for a full calendar of events. Details: Call 810-471-4714. — G.G.

Vertigo Theatrics offers Christmas show

FLINT — Vertigo Theatrics will feature “A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol” for its Musical Dinner Theatre performances on Dec. 2-3 and 9-10 with a 7 p.m. dinner and an 8 p.m. show. There will also be a Dec. 11, 1:30 p.m. lunch and 2:30 p.m. show Tickets: $45/$40 in advance. Performance only seating is $20 It’s Christmas Eve in Marquette and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara, and tells her “he’s skipping Christmas!” After storming out of the bar he snowmobiles across the lake, falls through the ice and goes into a coma. He comes back in his dreams where he is visited by folk legend, Sven Yorgenson who is in turn, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. This hilarious spoof of Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol is sure to delight. Vertigo Theatrics is located at 755 S. Saginaw St., in the old Masonic Lodge in downtown Flint. Details: Call 810-239-7469 or e-mail — G.G.

Swing dancing at the Jewel

GRAND BLANC — There is swing and ballroom dancing at The Jewel in Grand Blanc every Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. — G.G.

Cast & Crew holiday musical

CLIO — Clio Cast & Crew’s “Show to Go Singers” will present their annual Holiday Musical on Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10-11 at 2 p.m. at Clio Cast & Crew’s THEATRE 57, 2220 W. Vienna Road (east of downtown Clio), next to the school district’s bus garage.

This delightful musical is a perfect way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Call the Box Office at 810-687-2588 for ticket reservations. The cost is $12 for adults and $8 for kids up to age 12. This production is made possible through a special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. — G.G.

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