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8 Great Things This Weekend July 9-12

by Rebecca Harrelson

There’s plenty more to discover via our online calendar.

What: Wood, Fer., and Mediocre At Best @ The Green Bean 7/10When: Friday July 10th Where: The Green Bean 341 S Elm St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401Come out to the Green Bean and enjoy some chill acoustic vibes with some great local acts.Wood is upright bass, acoustic guitar, and percussion that is sure to make you tap your toes and feel good. Fer. is a singer-songwriter who will bring plenty of soul and beauty to the evening.Mediocre At Best is an acoustic duo consisting of ukulele and vocals. Bringing cuteness and, despite their name, lots of talent. Support local music and business. $5 donation at the door. Come enjoy some jams and tasty coffee/beer/wine/pastries.What: Center City Cinema – Empire RecordsWhen: Friday July 10th Where: Center City Park- 200 N Elm St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401Come out to Center City Park to watch Empire Records for free. There will be food trucks on site, but feel free to bring your own snacks too.What: New Winston Museum now openWhen: Tuesday – Friday, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., or by appointmentWhere: 713 South Marshall Street.The New Winston Museum covers history of W-S from 1850 to the present. Among its exhibitions are films containing interviews with community members sharing their recollections of the history of WS, such as the events that took place during the Civil Rights era, and looking toward the future of WS. It also includes images of people and places in WS from 1850 to the present.New Winston Museum is located at 713 South Marshall Street. Summer hours for the museum are Tuesday – Friday, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., or by appointment. Contactinfo@newwinston.org or call 336. 724-2842 or visit http://www.newwinston.orgWhat: Art from SouthHouse Studio ExhibitWhere: 204 West 6th Street , Winston Salem NCAn exhibit featuring the paintings and prints of Barbara Rizza Mellin at the Unleashed Arts Center Gallery, 204 West 6th Street, Winston Salem. Barbara is a juried member of the Women Painters of the SouthEast and Associated Artists of Winston Salem. She is also a member of the Printmakers of North Carolina, the Muddy River Art Association, the AFAS group and the Winston Salem Writers. She has been included in juried exhibitions in Florida, Indiana, California, Georgia, Cape Cod, Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon and North Carolina. There will be an Ekphrasis Evening, July 17 of poetry and prose inspired by art in the exhibit. See the artist’s website for details.

What: Downtown Jazz Presented by Winston-Salem Federal Credit Union featuring Four80East, opening act, Vincent CrenshawWhen: Friday July 10th- 6PM-9PM Where: 237 West First Street , Winston-Salem NCFree Jazz Concerts with a local artist and a featured national jazz performer.In 1998, the Summer Music Series program was created by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership in an effort to support revitalization efforts in Downtown Winston-Salem. In 2015, it will be the 17th season. This effort has been instrumental in the resurgence of our downtown.

What: DADDY ISSUES / ESTRANGERS / Dad & Dad

When: July 12th 8PMWhere: Westerwood Tavern- 508 Guilford Ave, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401″Their attitude sticks with you long after the album has played out, their girl-gang garage rock allowing us all to temporarily declare a huge “fuck you” to the adult world we sometimes need to escape.” – The Grey Estates”Daddy Issues evolved into the sort of surf-influenced guitar-pop band you’d imagine growing out of a jam session between Best Coast and Haim in the grip of a Shangri-Las obsession.” – RVA Magazine

What: High Point Arts Splash When: July 12thArts Splash – A splash of this and a splash of that, the arts are being splashed all over High Point again this summer with 6 free outdoor concerts:July 12 – Special Occasion Band (beach)July 19 – Lacy Green (country)July 26 – Rich in Tradition (bluegrass)August 12 – Michael Cosner & Trinity Three (country)August 9 – The Brothas (jazz, funk)August 16 – EnVision (R&B, Motown)All concerts are on Sunday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in various locations around town!

What: March for Voting RightsWhen: Monday, July 13 at 5:00pmWhere: 231 W. 1st St. Winston-Salem, NCOn July 13 at the Federal Court begins the historic lawsuit, NC NAACP v. McCrory, the voting rights case against Governor McCrory and North Carolina’s voter suppression law. This law is the first since the Shelby v. Holder decision, which gutted the Voting RIghts Act of 1965, and the outcome will impact voting rights across the nation. Join us for a day of teach-ins and activities that culminates in a March for Voting Rights through downtown Winston-Salem, just like they marched through Selma 50 years ago. Check the YES! Weekly online calendar for much more.

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