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by Erica Katz

‘­Sat., Oct. 9

ROLLER DERBY BOUT

‘­Greensboro Sportsplex; 2400 16 th St., Greensboro; 336.373.3272; www.camelcityderby.com; 7 p.m.; $5 to $10

Tonight the Camel City Thrashers roller derby girls are back! They’ll take on Virginia’s Charlottesville Derby Dames at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the door. It’s $10 for adults, $5 for kids 8 to 12 and free for ages 7 and under. An after-party for players and fans will be held at Ham’s Lakeside, located at 699 E. Cone Blvd. Visit www.camelcityderby.com to learn more about the girls.

‘­Wed., Oct. 6

HUNK-A-MANIA

Rider’s in the Country; 5701 Randleman Road, Randleman; 336.674.5111; www.ridersinthecountry.net; 8 p.m.; $5 to $10 Attention ladies! The men of the male review group Hunka-mania will be at Rider’s in the Country tonight at 8 p.m. Get your tickets in advance at Rider’s or Club 64 for only $5. Otherwise, tickets will be $10 at the door on the night of the show. Call 336.674.5111 for more information on this event.

Thur., Oct. 7

THE SMART BROTHERS

The Green Bean; 341 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.691.9990; www.thesmartbrothers.com; 7:30 p.m.; $3 to $5 For a small $3 to $5 donation you can see the Smart Brothers tonight at the Green Bean in Greensboro. They are a nationally known, award-winning American pair of singers, whose music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Last.fm, Lala. com and Reverbnation. Learn more about the folk-inspired rock band on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube. Now You See Them from Asheville will also perform tonight. Visit their site: www.nowyouseethem.net

Fri., Oct. 8

SING LIKE CHESNEY

Johnny and June’s Ultra Saloon; 2105 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem; 336.724.0546; www.johnnynjunes.com; 8 p.m.; $10 Johnny and June’s will host 93.1 the Wolf’s Sing Like Kenny Chesney showcase. Doors open at 8 p.m. Then several finalists will perform and the winner will be announced. The prize is a trip to see Kenny Chesney in 2011. Walker Hayes will also perform his hit song, “She Can Wear the Pants.” $10 gets you in the door. Make sure you get there early!

Sun., Oct. 10

GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL

Shakori Hills; 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro; 919.542.8142; www.shakorihills.org; 9 a.m.; $10 to $100 Shakori Hills, located in Pittsboro, will hold its annual Fall GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance on Oct. 7-10. More than 50 bands and performers will be scattered throughout the two big outdoor stages, a dance tent and cabaret tent. There will also be local crafts, food, children’s activities, environmental sustainability workshops and much more. Ticket information and a complete schedule are available at www.shakorihills.org.

Mon., Oct. 11

DANCE TRANCE Dance Trance, KO’s Family Fitness; 204 6th St., Winston- Salem; 336.301.9407; www. dancetrancefitness.com; 6 p.m.; FREE Use your Dance Trance free first class pass tonight at 6 p.m. at KO’s Family Fitness in Winston- Salem. Dance Trance is a fitness class that uses choreographed dance routines to get the most out of a workout. Classes are also held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 is the first Dance Trance cardio blast class. For more information, class rates and a schedule visit www.dancetrancefitness.com.

Tues., Oct. 12

TRANSFORMING RACE

START Gallery; 2201 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem; 336.245.8508; www.wfustartgallery.com; 10 a.m.; FREE Transforming Race is an art exhibition on display at START Gallery at Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem. It consists of a series of visual art pieces by five public high school students and five Wake Forest University art students that address issues relating to racial identity and diversity. The exhibition will be open until October 16. It will then travel to high schools throughout Forsyth County. START Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 13

LOCAL CANDIDATES FORUM

Congregational United Church of Christ; 400 West Radiance Drive, Greensboro; 336.274.5378; www.congregationalucc.com; 5:30 p.m.; $5 Election Day is fast approaching! If you aren’t informed of our local candidates yet then now is your time. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and costs $5. The forum will last from 6 to 8 p.m. Child care will also be provided. This is your chance to meet the candidates and ask questions. Visit co.guilford.nc.us for more information.

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