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by Erica Katz

Fri., June 18

SUMMER SOLSTICE “BIG SHOT” PARTY Weatherspoon Art Museum; Corner of Spring Garden & Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.5770;; 7 p.m.; FREE


Tonight is the 7 th Annual Weatherspoon Summer Solstice Big Shot party! In celebration of Summer and the exhibition, Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids, there will be disco balls, a photo booth, Warhol fright wigs and lots of polyester. Design Archives is offering Weatherspoon members a 10% discount so they can get exactly what they need for their Warhol-era costume. All galleries will be open. Food, beverages from the cash bar and live music by Rough Hands will be provided in the sculpture garden. This event is free and open to the public. The Proximity Hotel is also offering a Big Shot package including one night in a loft king room, transportation to and from the Big Shot party, a Warhol gift basket and late check-out on Saturday for $189. Call 379.8200 for reservations.

Wed., June 16


The Stone House; 6602 Nicks Rd., Mebane; 919.304.5000;; 6:30 p.m.; $25 to $50 Tonight Rhodes College history professor and activist Charles McKinney will be at the Stone House to speak with the public about the evolution of the Civil Rights struggle in North Carolina. The cost includes dinner and some scholarships are available. Come participate in this discussion of “greater freedom.” The evening will highlight struggles and achievements of the Civil Rights movement as well as the current pursuit of racial justice. McKinney received is PhD in History from Duke University and completed his doctoral work on the Black Freedom Struggle in Wilson. Register by calling the number listed above or e-mail

Thurs., June 17


UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 10:15 p.m.; $15 Tonight features two back to back one-act plays, “The Actor’s Nightmare” and “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You.” The cost is $15 per person. You get two plays for the price of one! “The Actor’s Nightmare” is about an actor who must play a role in a play where no one is really sure what’s going on or what play is being performed. “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You” is about a group of students who loathe their teaching nun, Sister Mary. These shows are not recommended for the easily offended!

Bar service is available beginning at 10 p.m. Performances will run June 17-19, 24-26 and July 1-3.

Sat, June 19


Club 64; 1560 E. Dixie Dr.., Asheboro; 336.521.4181;; 7:30 p.m.; FREE Tonight there’s a lot going on at Club 64 in Asheboro! The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. with free linedance lessons that will last until 8:30 p.m. Then get ready for some live music! Led Head and Back Seat Confidential will perform. Led Head is a Led Zeppelin tribute band and Back Seat Confidential is an all female AC/DC tribute band. You won’t want to miss tonight’s party at Club 64! Check out their website for a full live music schedule.

Sun, June 20


Greensboro Arboretum; 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro; 336.339.1828;; 3 p.m.

FREE Today is the longest day of the year! Sort of! Come to the Greensboro Arboretum for their sixth annual Summer Solstice celebration. There will be face painting, butterfly release, hooping, drums, belly dancing and a fire finale. At Lindley Park on the corner of Holden and West Market Street, there will be a Summer Solstice Bazaar where local vendors will sell art, jewelry, clothing and much more. Food and beverages will also be available. And it’s Father’s Day! This is a great way to have fun with dad and the entire family for free! The rain date for both Summer Solstice events will be Sunday, June 27.

Mon., June 21


From Art to Zebras; 3700 N. Main St., High Point; 336.454.2091;; 9 a.m.; $95 Save the Day! Camp begins this morning at From Art to Zebras, a children’s creative studio in High Point. It’s a three day camp from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for youngsters ages 4-7. The cost is $95 per child. Children will learn about various animals and their habitats and teamwork. They will even get to stuff their own fuzzy friends. This camp is inspired by “Wonder Pets,” an animated television show, and is only offered this week. Enroll your child today!

Tues., June 22


Old Winston Social Club; 1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem; 336.391.4527;; 6 p.m.; FREE Tonight the Social Media Club of the Piedmont Triad is holding their first ever Meet & Tweet. Come to the Old Winston Social Club to have real, live, intel ligent conversations with those you follow on Twitter. You may never get the chance again to meet your online friends in real life! Tonight’s event keeps up with Social Media Club’s mission, which is to connect media makers from around the world to advance media literacy, promote industry standards, encourage ethical behavior and share the lessons they have learned. Visit the website listed above to learn more about the club and how to join.

Wed., June 23


Greensboro Cultural Center; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460;; 6:30 p.m.; FREE Join the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in the Orientation room on the second floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center for a screening of Goodbye Solo by Ramin Bahrani. This is a film that takes place on the roads of Winston-Salem in which two men form a life-changing friendship. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver. William is an elderly Southerner determined to kill himself. Despite their differences, both men realize they need each other more than they are willing to admit. Goodbye Solo is the winner of the Venice Film Festival’s prestigious FIPRESCI International Critics Prize.