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Fri., April 28 MERLEFEST. Wilkes Community College; 1328 South Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro; 800.343.7857; www.merlefest.org; 9 a.m.; $55 TODAY IS THE SECOND DAY OF MERLEFEST, WHICH WAS FOUNDED IN 1988 IN MEMORYOF EDDY MERLE WATSON AS A FUNDRAISER FOR WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANDTO CELEBRATE “TRADITIONAL PLUS” MUSIC. ACCORDING TO DOC WATSON “TRADITIONALPLUS” MEANS “THE TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF THE APPALACHIAN REGION PLUS WHATEVEROTHER STYLES WE WERE IN THE MOOD TO PLAY.” VISIT WWW.MERLEFET.ORG FOR INFORMATION ON TICKETS, PARKING, DIRECTIONS AND A FULL SCHEDULE OF THE ENTIRE EVENT.MERLEFEST LASTS THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 2 AND IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC, MOMENTS AND MEMORIES.A Wed., April 28 DIALOGUES WITH GUESTARTISTSUNC School of the Arts DeMilleTheater; 1533 S. Main St.,Winston-Salem; 336.770.3399;www.uncsa.edu; 7 p.m.; FREEDialogues is a series of conversationswith visiting artistsat UNCSA. Dance Dialoguesfeatures Ethan Stiefel, dean of theSchool of Dance and principaldancer with the American BalletTheatre, and Johan Kobborg, principaldancer with the Royal Ballet.They will provide insight into thecreative process of dance and choreography.This event is free andopen to the public. Thurs., April 29 3RD EYE THURSDAYCoffee at the Summit; 623Summit Ave., Greensboro;336.275.0642; www.coffeeatthesummit.com; 8 p.m.; $5Come to Coffee at theSummit tonight and be a partof Greensboro’s live expressionexperience! 3rd Eye Thursday isan event designed to build sociallyconscious networks through music,mind and movement. You canlisten to music, express positiveand creative thoughts and talentsto others or just relax and enjoythe vibe. If you missed the fi rst3rd Eye Thursday then this is yourchance to see what it’s all about.All progressive-minded friends areinvited! Sat., May 1 LIVE MUSIC WITH ONE GOODREASONBender’s Tavern; 4517 W.Market St., Greensboro;336.292.0080; www.myspace.com/onegoodreasonband; 10p.m.; FREEBender’s Tavern has been openfor a few months now, and ifyou haven’t checked them out,tonight’s the night because OneGood Reason will be performing!One Good Reason is a rockband that explores a wide varietyof musical styles that range fromOldies to Today. They specializein playing great cover tunes thatyou know and love, but also concentrateon writing and recordingoriginals. And as always Bender’swill be offering great drink specials. Sun., May 2 LISAPALOOZABlind Tiger; 2115 Walker Ave.,Greensboro; 336.272.9888;www.lisapalooza.yolasite.com;2 p.m.; $10You are invited to Lisapalooza,an all-day event with bands,awesome prizes, food and fun!Lisapalooza benefi ts Lisa Amani,breast cancer survivor and ownerof Shankari Yoga, Inc. Performingbands include the Radials, AllmanExtract, Aiede with Chronis, Mark& Keith of the Mantras, Braco,the CC3 and the Brand New Life.Raffle tickets will be available for$5. Play to win prizes and helpsupport the cause! There will be akids’ area equipped with a bouncehouse/moonwalk. Grilled food,henna tattoos, a balancing act andmassages will also be part of theevent. It lasts until 10 p.m. Mon., May 3 A PROPHETa/perture cinema; 311 W. 4th St.,Winston-Salem; 336.722.8148;www.aperturecinema.com; 7:30p.m.; $8.50One of a/perture cinema’s newestreleases is A Prophet. It’s amovie of a 19-year-old boy, MalikEl Djebena, who is an illiteratepart Arab, part Corsican. He’s justbeen condemned to six years inprison and appears younger andmore fragile than the other convicts.As he’s cornered by the leaderof the Corsican gang who currentlyrules the prison, he is givena number of “missions” to carryout that toughen him up and gainthe gang leader’s confi dence in theprocess. Malik is a fast learner andrises up the prison ranks, all thewhile secretly devising his ownplans. Tickets are available onlineor at the theater one hour prior toshow time. Tues., May 4 GONE WITH THE WINDCarolina Theatre; 310 S. GreeneSt., Greensboro;336.333.2605;www.carolinatheatre.com; 7:30p.m.; $5A historical romance set innorthern Georgia during thedrama of the Civil War andReconstruction years, Gone withthe Wind traces the life of Scarlett’ O’Hara and her relationships withRhett Butler, Ashley and MelanieWilkes while addressing suchthemes as survival, romantic love,and the societal structuring of genderand class. Tickets are availableonline or at the Carolina Theatrebox office. Wed., May 5 WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYGreat American Grill at theHilton Garden Inn; 4307Big Tree Way, Greensboro;336.852.1491; www.hiltongardeninn.com; 5:30 p.m.It’s Hilton Garden Inn’s 3rdannual Wine Down Wednesday!Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres from5:30-7:30 p.m. Patrick Rockwill perform live and, of course,wine is half priced! Wine DownWednesdays will be held everyWednesday from now throughSeptember but you won’t want tomiss this year’s kickoff Cinco deMayo celebration!

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