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by Brian Clarey


Whether you’re watching at a bar, a house party or on your own couch in your underwear with a football in your hands, today is the greatest day of all for football fans of every stripe. Watch the Indianapolis Colts do their best against the New Orleans Saints — who this year are a team of destiny. My prediction: Saints over the Colts, 34-28.

Wed., Feb 3


Winston-Salem Children’s Museum; 390 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.9111;; 11 a.m.; FREE with paid admission Here’s what we know:

There will be a penguin at the Winston-Salem Children’s Museum this morning — or, at least, someone in a penguin suit. It happens just days after installation of the new traveling exhibit, What’s Your Story… Get The Message, which is about the news business. Penguins and news… we are so in.

Thurs., Feb 4

KORNER’S FOLLY PARA- NORMAL BOOK CLUB Korner’s Folly; 413 S. Main St., Kernersville; 336.996.7922; www.; 6:30 p.m.; $40 Prepare to get creeped out at K-Vegas’ newest book club, focusing on the supernatural. This four-part series begins with A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium by Loyd Auerbach, and is part book club, part social gathering and part paranormal inves tigation.

Register online or by e-mailing coordinator Iris Carter at

Fri., Feb 5


Greensboro Coliseum; www.greensborocoliseum. com; 7 p.m.; $30 Pageant aficionados already know that the Junior Miss Pageant is like the farm system for the big leagues of Miss America, Miss World and even Miss Universe. Open to high school girls, the non-profit awards more than $100,000 in scholarships annually. The event lasts all weekend.

Sat., Feb 6

GOLD CLUB 2011 SWIM- SUIT CALENDAR SEARCH The Gold Club; 6428- A Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro 336.664.8099;; 5 p.m.; FREE A pageant of a different sort, the Gold Club gentlemen’s lounge is seeking women who can fill out a bikini for their 2011 calendar. Round 1 starts today, and the winner takes home not only a chance to be featured in a slick calendar but also $500 in cash. Call the club for more details.

Mon., Feb 8


Greensboro Coliseum; www.greensborocoliseum. org; 7 p.m.; $5 and up If you haven’t caught a UNCG men’s basketball game at the Coliseum yet, today would be a great day to become initiated. The Spartans take on the boys from Boone this evening in what should be a close and well attended game.

Tues., Feb 9


Downtown Winston-Salem The Downtown Winston- Salem Partnership once again puts together the Big Eat — 22 Camel City restaurants offering signature dishes at reduced prices every Tuesday this month. Tonight we recommend the pecan-crusted trout at Noma Urban Bar & Grill or the smothered ribeye at Sweet Potatoes.

Wed., Feb 10


Old Salem Museums and Gardens; 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem; 336.721.7350;; 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; $4 African Americans Satchel Paige, Arthur Ashe, Henry O. Tanner, Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, Marian Anderson, Garret A. Morgan, George W. Carver, Alice Coachman, Hattie McDaniel and Clarance the Night Watchman come to life in this performance by Old Salem’s Heirloom Puppet Productions. Registration recommended.

Go to for a full listing of happenings around the triad.