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by David McGee

FESTIVAL OF BIKES Tanglewood Park, Clemmons; 336.299.4136; 6:30 p.m.; $3

Sure,it’s a little bit cold outside, but it’s great weather for biking.Because of the sweat and exertion and it all, you see. This event, abike ride through beautiful Tanglewood Park, is held by the National MSSociety, is a fundraiser and is open to the public, but is closed tocars. Duh.

Wed., Dec 30

BIG BANG BOOM CAMP Greensboro Children’s Museum; 220 N. Church St., Greensboro; 336.574.2898;; 8:30 a.m.; $35 Perhaps it’s too late in life for you to fulfill your rockstar fantasy, but it’s never too late to live vicariously through your children! Put that theory into practice today with Big Bang Boom’s rockstar training program today at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. All participants will be included in the opening act for the Boom’s concert at noon.

Thurs., Dec 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE All over the world What’s the best way to ring in the new year? Opinions vary, but most celebrations wil definitely involve alcohol and merriment. Highlights include Edwin McCain at High Point’s Aquarius Music Hall, DJ Nick Peluso at the Millennium Center and Paradox at Rider’s in the Country.

There will surely be action at Greene Street, Much, Finnigan’s Wake and Tailgator’s.

Or you can check out UNCG vs. NC State at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Fri., Jan 1

NEW YEAR’S DAY All over the world The tradition of sipping Champagne on New Year’s Day predates the modern-day New Year’s Eve celebration, as does the preparation and consumption of hoppin’ John, made with black-eyes peas, rice and collard greens. It is also considered good luck to avoid housework, eat doughnuts, kiss somebody and watch the Rose Bowl — especially if you’ve got a few bucks on the game.

Sat., Jan 2

PETER AND THE WOLF Old Salem Gardens; 900 Old Salem Road, Winston- Salem; 336.721.7350; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; $5 Relax… school starts again soon. But there’s lots of time to kill before Monday morning, so take the kids out to Old Salem to experience a performance of Peter and the Wolf with the Carolina Chamber Symphony Players. It will get them out of the house, at least.

Sun., Jan 3

HIGH POINT’S FURNI- TURE HERITAGE 1859 East Lexington Ave., High Point; 336.885.1859; www.highpointmuseum. org; FREE Finish off the holiday season by celebrating High Point’s rise as the Furniture City in this exhibit at the High Point Museum that finishes its six-month run at the end of the month. Take a look at furniture, machinery and memorabilia before it’s all packed up and put away.

Mon., Jan 4

WALKER’S JAM Walker’s Bar; 2116 Walker Avenue; Greensboro; 336.275-2694; 9 p.m.; FREE Trust us, there’s pretty much nothing at all going on tonight — not even a Monday Night Football game. So why not head over to Walker’s down by the corner and watch some of the usual barflies pick up their instruments and get down with the get-down? While you’re there you can all have a good laugh at the suckers who can’t go out drinking on Monday nights.

Wed., Jan 6

ONLY SKIN DEEP? TAT- TOOING IN WORLD CULTURES Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University; Reynolda Road, Winston- Salem; 336.758.5282; www.; FREE Tattoos are more than the butterfly on your girlfriend’s lower back — people have been marking their skin for centuries, and this exhibit at Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology examines the whys and hows of one of the world’s oldest and most prevalent art forms.

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