8 Great Things This Weekend July 30-Aug. 4

by Rebecca Harrelson

What: Create Your City Presents: Hopfest Pre-HustleWhen: Thursday, July 30- at 7:00pm – 9:00pmWhere: Gate City Growlers 1724 Ste 103 Battleground Ave, Greensboro Door prizes include: Hopfest General Admission Tickets, Beer Lover Tickets, FBD Tickets, Brewery Swag, Hopfest T-shirts, Trust the Bus T-Shirts, Culture Credit T-shirts and stickers and maybe a couple more surprises!

What: Dinner with a Side of Culture When: August 5thWhere: The Artist Bloc – 1020 West Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403Dinner with a Side of Culture was created in High Point in 2013. It started as a means to create synergy and inspiration for the creative class. We are embarking on our 9th live Dinner with a Side of Culture Event.What: National Black Theatre Festival When: August 3 – August 8, 2015Where: In Winston-Salem, NC – City of the ArtsThe National Black Theatre Festival opened with a big splash and promises its most extensive run of shows since its debut 24 years ago. This is a huge celebratory event, and I encourage everyone to come out and be a part of what should prove to be another successful season. There is a lot of good stuff on the bill this year: plays, people-watching, parties. For more information on play schedules and events, go to the festival’s Web site: Sunset FlicksWhen: Once a month from July 2015-October 2015Where: Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts-251 North Spruce Street , Winston-Salem NCSunset Flicks schedule is as follows: 7/19- Music by Kille Diller / featured film Dirty Dancing; 8/16 – music by The Rockers / featured film Mr Destiny; 9/20 – music by The B. Kin Band / featured film Raiders of the Lost Ark; 9/27 – music by Aquatic Ceremony / featured film Back to the Future; and 10/18 – music TBD / featured film Ghostbusters. Inclement weather dates are the Sunday after the originally scheduled event.

What: Tackle Youth Football Registration – ages 7-12Where: High Point Parks & Recreation Administration Office- 136 Northpoint Avenue , High Point NCProgram is focused on the total development of the child and emphasizes camaraderie, fun and safety. Age is as of August 1. Practice beings August 3. League will play on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from August 1-November 1. $35 per person.

What: Summer Day Camp Registration – Rising K-5th Grades

When: Monday-Friday, June 17-August 21 from 7:30am-6pm.Where: Oakview Recreation Center-503 James Road , High Point NC Enjoy your favorite camp activities such as arts and crafts, field trips, team sports, and so much more. Be prepared to have tons of fun with plenty of laughs, smiles, and adventures. Camp runs weekly, Monday-Friday, June 17-August 21 from 7:30am-6pm. $65 per person/per week, + activity fees.What: Dance From AboveWhen: Jul 30 at 9:00pm to Jul 31 at 2:00amWhere: The Crown at the Carolina Theatre-310 S Greene St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401Braille (Praveen Sharma; Braille Sounds) has been in the game for just over a decade. His chameleon-like approach to music reaches deep as he pulls from a diverse set of influences to create a sound truly of his own.

What: Ethnosh is headed to Jack’s Corner Mediterranean DeliWhen: Tuesday, August 4-at 6:00pm – 8:00pmWhere: 1601 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403Come get a plate full of some great Palestinian cuisine and meet the Bishara Family who bring all this goodness to your city. $5 at the door gives you access to a tasty mix of signature samplers. An array of beverages are also available for purchase.