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by David McGee


Millennium Center; 101 W. 5th St., Winston Salem; 336.659.4927 $35 in advance, $40 door; 6:30 p.m.

Fur-Ever Friends is having a benefit for the Rico Memorial Fund for sick and injured animals.

The first-time gala is a fun and sophisticated way to raise money, lacking the formalwear and without any government funding and staffed by volunteers. Entertainment for the evening will include live music by the 12M Case Band and DJ Nick Peluso Productions, a 50/50 raffle and the Pawsitively Pawbulous Silent Auction. Heavy hors d’ouvres, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages are included in your ticket and being served all evening so come out and have a good time for a good reason. All proceeds benefit the Rico Memorial Fund.

Wed., Nov 4


MainStage Theatre, WFU; 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem; 336.758.5295; www.wfu. edu/theatre; $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students; 7:30 p.m. Jose Rivera’s Sonnets presents monologues from characters that are on the threshold of death, each with the chance to make one final statement. It becomes a matter of what they will say and how it is understood that makes Rivera’s work resonate. Directed by Cynthia Gendrich, associate professor of theater, and Christina Soriano, assistant professor of dance, will be combining talents to bring the work to life. It might get deep so where your gumboots.

Thurs., Nov 5


UNC School of the Arts; 1533 S. Main St., Winston- Salem; 336.721.1945; www.; $12 adults, $10 seniors and students; 8 p.m. Feminist playwright Caryl Churchill wrote this drama and looks at the prejudice and power struggle between men and women set against the 17th century witchcraft trials in England. With insights into the vulnerability of women and abuses of power by men during the trials, Churchill gains a contemporary look at the role one’s gender plays in life. Sure to stir emotions and controversy, pack some tissues for the sensitive ones.

Sat., Nov 7


SciWorks; 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem; 336.767.6730.; 11 a.m.; FREE Brought to you by the J.

Paul Sticht Center on Aging of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, SciWorks will be open until 5 p.m. with no admission fee and will feature programs related to aging for your informational absorption. Anytime there’s a good reason to go to SciWorks, jump on it.

Sun., Nov. 8


Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 336.282.5550;; 11 a.m.; $7 adults, $1 children 6-12 Starting on Friday, Holiday Market will be running all weekend. There will be everything you could possibly desire for the Christmas season from food and clothing to jewelry, decorations and Santa. The holiday extrava ganza will be hosting over 350 exhibitors that will cater to your every elfly desire and ornament craving, so wear some comfortable shoes. Excessive use of green, red and bells are acceptable.

Mon., Nov. 9


Studio 318; 4604 W. Market St. Suite 124, Greensboro; 336.656.7398; 5:45 p.m.; FREE Designed for beginners and experienced dancers, this class will have you moving in no time. Come in for a chance to practice and learn moves that begin with warmups and build up to combinations that will have you moving and connecting with other dancers. No matter how many left feet you have, this class is a good place to hone your skills and shave some pounds.

Tues., Nov 10


Forsyth County Public Library; 660 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem; 336.970.7714;; 7 p.m.; FREE So what is a balalaika, exactly? It’s a triangular, threestringed folk instrument from Russia that is typically played like a guitar. With their Winston-Salem debut comes a group of musicians from the Russian city of Syktyvkar, capital of the Komi Republic. They will be performing a balalaika concert with a reception to follow. Chances are all your favorite balalaika hits aren’t on the radio so here’s a good chance to hear them again.

Wed., Nov 11


Greensboro Historical Museum; 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro; 336.373.3681; www.; 11 a.m.; FREE For Veteran’s Day come on over to the museum with your lunch and listen to Lorraine Ahearn, author of The Man Who Became Santa Claus, and Other Winter Tales, as she reads local veterans’ accounts of their experiences in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The series of 11 stories include accounts from Battle of the Bulge, crossing of the Rhine and how the paratroopers survived Christmas Eve in the Ardennes.

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