Concerts at Machine Shop
FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will feature Ed Kowalczyk of Live with Thriving Ivory, Miggs and Frequency 54 on Sept. 24. Tickets are $25 in advance. On Sept. 25 is a Johnny Cash Tribute with Shawn Barker and Cash O’Riley at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. 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 810- 715-2650. — G.G.
Music at Wild Spurs
GRAND BLANC — Wild Spurs, part of The Jewel Entertainment Complex, at 5270 Perry Rd., features live bands Friday and Saturday nights. Friday nights are country music and Saturday’s are rock and roll. Bands include Lester Bangs on Oct. 23 and Voodoo Honey on Nov. 13. Details: Call 810-694-5960 or visit www.jewelgolf.com. — G.G.
Art on Tap beer tasting event
FLINT — Flint Institute of Arts presents the 3rd Annual “Art on Tap” Beer Tasting event on Sept. 25 from 4-9 p.m. The celebration will take place on the FIA East Lawn under a huge tent and will feature more than 60 craft and import brews with a sensational line up. See www.flintarts.org for a full list of participating beers. Beer lovers will not want to miss this fun-filled evening of sampling beers, talking with beer experts and supporting the FIA.
Each guest will receive five tasting tickets and a commemorative tasting glass for a $20 admission. FIA members will receive a discount at $15 for admission. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each.
For details or to make reservations call 810-234-1695 or visit www.flintarts.org. Reservations may also be purchased at the door the night of the event.
All proceeds from the event will support exhibition and educational arts programming at the Flint Institute of Arts. — G.G.
Ladies Shopping Expo
GENESEE TWP. — Vendors and shoppers are wanted for the Ladies Shopping Expo at Holy Rosary, 5191 Richfield Rd., on Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Reserve an 8-foot table for only $25. First come, first served.
Call Kim Kallas at 810-744-9228 or Jill Ayre at 810-736-4220 for details. — G.G.
Acrylic paint workshop
GRAND BLANC — Mary Beth Schiros will present “Expand Your Horizon With Acrylic Painting” at Boundless Arts, 12235 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, on Oct. 2 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. This workshop will present an overview of acrylic paints and mediums, such as gesso, grounds, pouring and glazing mediums. Local artist Mary Beth Schiros will discuss the advantages of using acrylics vs. other paints, and special techniques applicable only to the acrylic medium. The workshop will begin with demonstrations followed by hands-on experimentation by the participants.
The cost is $59 per person. Details: Call 810-603-0487 or to RSVP. — G.G.
Acorn Cottage Art Open House
GOODRICH — Acorn Cottage Art, 4895 Hegel Rd., announces an Open House 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9-10. The event features garden art, jewelry, painted furniture, fairy art, nature art, holiday art, pottery, note cards and more from local artists. Details: Call 810- 797-5271. — N.B.