BE there

by Brian Clarey

BE there


Lyndon Street Artworks; 205 Lyndon St., Greensboro;; 7 p.m.; $5

Sure, Valentine’s Day isn’t until tomorrow, but what better way to celebrate VD than to pay homage to the lustier side of human romantic pursuit? Featuring works from dozens of local artists, live art, music, entertainment and lots and lots of skin, this is one of our favorite events of the year. Come early! Ages 18 and up only, please.

Wed., Feb 10

RINGLING BROS. BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS Greensboro Coliseum; www.greensborocoliseum. com; 7:30 p.m.; $14 and up Everybody loves the circus, and the Greatest Show on Earth will be in town through Valentine’s Day, but why not scratch the itch tonight? There will be acrobats, clowns, aerialists and elephants — don’t forget the elephants — as well as sno-cones, cotton candy and those hand-held electric light thingies. Indulge your inner child.

Thurs., Feb 11

GOOD SALTY RANTS: AN EVENING WITH JILL MCCORKLE Salem College, Winston- Salem; 336.917.5313; www.; 7 p.m.; FREE Spend some time with the author of Going Away Shoes and Creatures of Habit, as well as six other works of fiction, tonight at Salem College. The NC State creative writing professor will read from her extensive body of work and tell true-life tales.

Fri., Feb 12

REMEMBERING WSPD SGT. MICKEY HUTCHENS The Millennium Center Underground; 101 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.3700;; 8 p.m.; $10 Last fall Winston-Salem police Sgt. Mickey Hutchens was felled by a perpetrator’s bullet while answering a domestic-disturbance call. Honor his memory tonight with three bands: Burning Bright, Knuckles Deep and the Holdup. All proceeds will go to the Mickey Hutchens Leadership Scholarship, and Mickey’s House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Sun., Feb 14

VALENTINES DAY You know what to do: Show your sweethearts how much you love them with gifts (flowers and chocolate are nice, but a bit clichéd), a romantic meal (candlelight, natch) or one of those cheesy coupons good for a massage at a later date. And if you’re single, it’s a great night to go out and hook up.

Mon., Feb 15

LIVING WITH CANCER SUPPORT GROUP High Point Regional Health Group; 302 Westerwood Ave., High Point; www.; 6:30 p.m.; FREE Cancer has touched so many lives, and it can be difficult to cope. This group, which meets the second Monday of every month, is designed for cancer patients and their family members who need support while dealing with this painful disease and its effects.

Tues., Feb 16

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 7:30 p.m.; $22 and up Based on the novel by Jules Verne, this comic romp by Mark Brown sees Phineas Fogg agree to a proposition get: that he can circle the globe in 80 days. But remember: This is in 1872, way before jet travel made it possible to circle the globe a couple times in 80 hours. Around the World in 80 Days runs until March 7.

Wed., Feb 17

JOB SEEKERS CLUB Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro; 628 Summit Ave., Greensboro; www.womenscentergso. org; 1 p.m.; FREE Strictly for the ladies, this club meets monthly to help women find work. It involves education, networking, sharing, skill-strengthening and, probably, coffee. This meeting features representatives from local colleges and universities for a panel discussion on adult education.

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