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by Erica Katz

Sat’­., June 12

SAVE THE TA-TAS BENEFIT

Bender’s Tavern; 4517 W. Market St., Greensboro

336.292.0080 www.komen.org 6 p.m. FREE

Come out to Bender’s Tavern tonight to support the fight against breast cancer! They will be hosting a Save the Ta-Tas fundraiser and 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the largest breast cancer charity in the world dedicated to research, education and health services. There will also be a silent auction and cornhole tournament. Mary Fiore will be selling Silpada Jewelry and will be donating a portion of her sales as well. Don’t miss this chance to have fun and support a good cause at the same time!

Wed., June 9

KIMBERLY AKIMBO

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance; 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem; 336.721.1310; www.paperlanterntheatre.com; 8 p.m.; $10 Tonight is the preview showing of Kimberly Akimbo. It’s a story of a teenager with a rare condition that causes her to age four and a half times faster than normal. When Kimberly Akimbo and her family leave their home in New Jersey she is forced to re-evaluate her life while dealing with her hypochondriac mother, drunk father, scam artist aunt, a first love and her health. Performances are June 10-12 and 16-19 at 8 p.m., June 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and June 20 at 2 p.m. Except for tonight, tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students. You won’t want to miss this dark comedy!

Thurs., June 10

TWIN CITY RIB FEST

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds; 2825 University Pkwy., Winston- Salem; 336.707.9188; www.twincityribfest.com; 5 p.m.; $7 Today kicks off the sixth annual Texas Pete Twin City Rib Fest! There will be several BBQ teams cooking up tasty ribs while competing for awards such as Best Ribs and Best Sauce. For the first time ever there will be an amateur grilling competition. Music by popular local and national acts will be playing all weekend on the Main Stage. Stop by the market where you’ll find a variety of items from jewelry to pets. Then take the kids to the carnival area for rides and games. You can even ride a camel if you want! There will be no admission charge on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a complete schedule, discounted tickets and details about the BBQ teams and bands, visit the website listed above.

Fri, June 11

PROVIDENCE GAP

Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160; www.triadstage.org; 8 p.m.; $30 to $42 It’s opening night of Providence Gap, an Appalachian saga that blends magic, myth and music. It’s a story of a lucky guy named Chance Presnell, abandoned at birth but rescued by a stranger, met his wife by accident and a coincidence saved his only child. But everything changes when he goes off to war and his family is split apart. He must then take his destiny into his own hands. Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The box office is also open one hour prior to performances for will call and walk up sales only. Providence Gap will be performed through July 4. For a complete schedule visit Triad Stage’s website.

Sun, June 13

CHARLIE POOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL Eden Fairgrounds; 13970 NC 87 N., Eden; 336.623.1043; www.charlie-poole.com; 9:30 a.m. $15 Today is your last chance to be a part of the 15 th annual Charlie Poole Music Festival! Bill C. Malone, country music historian and author, will give a lecture that is open to the public. If you’re reading this before Friday, get your tickets for $15 per day or $25 for the weekend, and participate all three days! There’s going to be concerts, food, music competitions and a guided river tour in the hometown of banjo legend Charlie Poole. Visit the website for a full band schedule. If you like country music and bluegrass, this is the event for you!

Mon., June 14

TASTE

Embassy Suites; 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro; 336.378.6465; www.tasteguilford.com; 5:30 p.m.; $40 Tonight is the 13 th annual TASTE culinary event! Come sample food and drinks from some of the area’s top local restaurants, hotels, caterers and distributors such as the Green Valley Grill, Lucky 32, Pepper Moon Catering, Longhorn Steakhouse, Saffron Indian Cuisine and RH Barringer. There will also be live music and silent and live auctions where you’ll have a chance to bid on items such as home furnishings, hotel packages, jewelry, gift certificates, sporting event tickets and much more. All proceeds from the event will go to the High Point Miracle League which is an organization that provides a baseball team program for physically and mentally challenged youth. Tickets will be available at the door for $40 the night of the event.

Tues., June 15

EXPLORING THE WORLD OF MEDICINE

Revolution Mill Studios; 900 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro; 336.870.0294; www.healingseekers.com; 6:30 p.m.; $50 Healing Seekers is a non-profit organization devoted to exploring the remote regions of the world in search of medical treatments and cures. Join them tonight for an evening of exploring the world of medicine with guest speaker Celine Cousteau, international conservationist. Proceeds from this event will help fund an expedition to Papua, New Guinea. This trip is necessary because Papua is experiencing industrial mining, deforestation and colonial urbanization that puts the habitat and culture of the state in danger. To learn more about this event and what Healing Seekers is all about, visit their website or e-mail amy@ healingseekers.com.

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Wed., June 16

MAGNOLIA BAROQUE FESTIVAL

Watson Hall, UNCSA; 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.1945; www.magnoliabaroque.com; 7:30 p.m.; $15 to $25 The Magnolia Baroque Festival begins today and runs through June 20. It’s a biannual celebration of some of the most beloved music of all time and a unique opportunity for audiences to experience concerts by great musicians from all over the world.

Tonight’s Bohemian Baroque concert will feature the music of Biber, Vejvanovsky, Schmelzer, Weichlein and Bertali. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Contact the Stevens Center at the phone number listed above or visit the website to purchase tickets and view an entire schedule of events. This is your chance to be charmed, moved, amazed and even amused.

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