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by Erica Katz

JAMESTOWN PIG PICKIN’ Home of George & Jenny Ragsdale; 404 E. Main St., Jamestown; 336.889.6161, ext. 1105;; 7 p.m.; $50


Tonight is the first annual Jamestown Pig Pickin’! It’s being held at the home of George and Jenny Ragsdale from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be delicious home-cooked meats by the best local chefs, Southern sides, desserts, beer, wine and live music. Proceeds from the event will go to Family Service of the Piedmont, the largest non-profit agency serving children and families in the Triad. Visit the website listed above for tickets and more information.

Wed., July 28


Elsewhere Collaborative; 606 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.549.5555;; 8 p.m.; $1 Starting tonight at Elsewhere Collaborative is the play with Drew Barker & Co., One Flea Spare. It’s a story of an upperclass merchant and his wife who are about to be released from a month-long quarantine period after a plague has taken many lives. The story gets interesting when they meet Morse and Bunce. Watch what happens as the foursome interacts while they wait for death to strike or pass by. Call 336.549.5555 to get your tickets. They’re only a dollar! Performances will be at 8 p.m. on July 28-31.

Thurs., July 29


Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160; www.easternmusicfestival. org; 8 p.m.; $31 Tony Rice performs tonight at Triad Stage and you won’t want to miss it. He’s been called “the greatest innovator in acoustic flat-picked guitar since Clarence White.” Tickets are $31 for general admission and are available by calling 336.272.0160 or 866.579.TIXX, or at the Triad Stage box office. After the show head down the street to Fincastle’s Diner for the after party. Saturday is the last day of the Eastern Music Festival. Visit www.easternmusicfestival. org for a complete schedule of events.

Fri., July 30


Stained Glass Playhouse; 4401 Indiana Ave., Winston- Salem; 336.499.1010;; 8 p.m.; $10 to $12 Evita is now showing at the Stained Glass Playhouse, a non-profit community theatre that specializes in affordable, professional-quality productions. It’s the musical story of Argentina’s controversial First Lady, Eva Peron. Performance dates are July 30-31 and August 6-7 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 1 and 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.


Sun., Aug. 1


Andy Griffith Playhouse; 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy; 336.786.7998; www.surryarts. org; 3 p.m.; $10 The cast from the Surry Arts Council’s upcoming musical, Cats, will be at the Andy Griffith Playhouse today at 3 p.m. for tea! Join them for refreshments and live entertainment. You must reserve your spot by calling 336.786.7998. Tickets are only $10 and space is limited! By the way, in Cats, Jennyanydots is the old Gumbie cat who teaches the mice music, crocheting and tatting.

Mon., Aug. 2


City Hall Council Chamber, Room 230; 101 N. Main St., Winston-Salem; 336.727.2224;; 7 p.m.; FREE Tonight on the second floor of City Hall, Winston-Salem’s City Council meeting will be held. Meetings are open to the public and are on the first and third Mondays of each month. Meetings can also be viewed online at the website listed above or on WSTV 13. If you’re interested in the ordinances, rules, regulations, budgets and taxes necessary for the general welfare of the city of Winston- Salem, then don’t miss tonight’s meeting!

Tues., Aug. 3


High Point Museum; 1859 Lexington Ave., High Point;

336.885.1859;; 6 p.m.; FREE Tonight the High Point Museum is holding a family fun night called National Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Come out and participate in historic games and learn about local history. Admission is free! Winston- Salem is also holding a National Night Out tonight at Harambee Park (14 th and Jackson streets) from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a fire safety presentation given by the Winston-Salem Fire Department, free blood pressure checks, food, games and a performance by the Seniors in Motion dance group.

Wed., Aug. 4


AC Moore Stores; Triad Wide;; 3 p.m.; FREE AC Moore stores around the Triad are holding classes for kids ages four and up!

Every Wednesday, from now through August 25, kids can visit any AC Moore store and make their own crafts to take home. It’s completely free and lasts from 3 to 5 p.m. Greensboro’s location is at 4217-D W. Wendover Avenue. Winston-Salem’s is at 3208 Silas Creek Parkway. Visit the website listed above for specials and coupons.