BE there

by Jordan Green


High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point; 336.887.3001;; 8 p.m.; $20-$25

Ruthie Foster has made a couple stops at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, while Eric Bibb has logged enough miles to earn a Grammy nomination and four WC Handy nominations. As a double bill, the two guitarists have found themselves compared to BB King, Taj Mahal, Aretha Franklin and Tracy Chapman.

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Refreshments provided by: DesserteryPUBLIC INPUT MEETINGON WHY GOOGLESHOULD CHOOSEGREENSBOROCouncil Chamber ofthe Melvin MunicipalOffice Building, 300W. Washington St.,Greensboro; 336.373.2489;;6 p.m.; FREEThe Greensboro CityCouncil is heeding the callfrom the blogosphere andother connected realmsto try to bring Google toGreensboro to make the GateCity the testing site for thecompany’s ultra-high speedbroadband network. WillEd Cone or Fecund Stenchrepresent the bloggers ona citizen’s task force? WillAction Greensboro form asecret cabal to take over thisproject? If you don’t showup, you forfeit your right tocomplain.Thurs., Feb 25TWO GENTLEMENOF VERONAStevens Center, 405 W.4th St., Winston-Salem;336.721.1945; 8p.m.; $12 adults, $10,seniors and studentsShakespeare’s story of twomen who find themselvesenamored of the same femalelove interest takes on a modernveneer in this rock musicaldirected by Matt Cowart.John Guare and Mel Shapiroadapted the Bard’s originalwork, Guare wrote the lyricsand Galt MacDermotcomposed the music. RunsWednesday through Saturday.Fri., Feb 262ND ANNUAL BIGWINTER BASHMillennium Center, Tradeand 5th streets, Winston-Salem;;8 p.m.; $10Valentine’s Day bookendsthe last of the winter holidays,but spring is still severalweeks off, so the DowntownWinston-Salem Partnershiphas conjured a midwinterevent to bring people togetherand promote downtown.Atlanta-based Party On theMoon, which describes itselfas “the ultimate private eventparty band,” presides. Ticketsavailable at Brew Nerds,Kernel Kustard, Level 23,Foothills Brewing Co., Chelsee’sCoffee Shop, PiedmontCraftsmen and the Garage.Sun., Feb 28FLAMINGO COURT: LIFEIN THREE CONDOSBroach Theatre, 520 S.Elm St., Greensboro;336.333.2605;; $8 p.m.;$23 adults, $18 seniors,$10 students and children10 and underThe Triad is not quitesouth Florida, but perhaps it’sa temperate, inland, distantcousin as far as its geriatriccommunity is concerned.That’s why it’s a safe bet thatLuigi Creatore’s FlamingoCourt: Life in Three Condoswill translate here. Thethird act, dealing “with an89-year-old gentleman whois battling his greedy daughterat the same time that hegets involved with an aginghooker” gives a flavor of theaction.Mon., Mar 1UNCG’S MEN’SBASKETBALL VS.GEORGIA SOUTHERNGreensboro Coliseum,1921 W. Lee St.,Greensboro; 800.745.3000;; 7 p.m.; $5 UNCG’s men’s basketballteam recently started playinggames in the GreensboroColiseum. They’ve beenpaired off against some SECpowerhouses the likes ofClemson, Wake Forest, NCState and the University ofMaryland, and naturally thatmeans they’ve racked upsome losses. The arena isoften far from full, but theaction is good and close.Come on: Five dollars? Youcan’t beat that price.Tues., Mar 2BUSINESS RECYCLINGWORKSHOPGreensboro Chamber ofCommerce, 342 N. Elm St.,Greensboro; 336.387.8323;8:30-10 a.m.; FREESustainable Greensboroinvites the “business public”to this Monday morningworkshop on reducing wasteand getting maximum useout of scarce resources.Nancy Jimerson, the city ofGreensboro’s waste reductionsupervisor, Jim Dees, environmentalsustainability coordinatorfor Guilford College,and other sages will sharetheir working knowledge.Wed., Mar 3UNITED WAY YOUNGLEADERS ANNUALMEMBERSHIP MEETINGUnited Way of GreaterGreensboro Office,1500 Yanceyville St.,Greensboro,; 6:30p.m.; FREEThe baby boomers haveleveraged their demographicclout into a monopoly onpolitical, business and activistleadership positions, but soonthey’ll be drawing SocialSecurity and living the goodlife at the Well Spring. If youhave been asking yourself ifyou could impact your community,take your leadershipskills to the next level andbe part of a grassroots movement,United Way of GreaterGreensboro’s Young Leaderswant you to consider joiningtheir ranks.