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THURSDAY

7 ABUNDANCE

WHAT: A wild western In 1860s Wyoming, two mail order brides meet while waiting for their husbands to arrive. Bess is a romantic, yearning for her one true love. Macon Hill is fiercely determined to make a new life in the wild, wild West. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Hanesbrands Theatre-Milton Rhodes Center. 209 N. Spruce Street  Winston-Salem MORE: $10-$48 admission.

THURSDAY

7 SPARK

WHAT: Exploring the theme ‘Spark’ TEDxGreensboro announces its lineup of speakers for the May 7, 2015 event. A group of nine scientists, entrepreneurs, educators and activists will challenge and inspire their audience, with each talk illuminating a spark. WHEN: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. WHERE: Triad Stage 232 S Elm St. Greensboro MORE: $5 admission.

THURSDAY

7 …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD

WHAT: Formed in late 1994 by singers/ guitarists/drummers Conrad Keely and Jason Reece, Trail of Dead has evolved over the years expanding their line-up while still being creatively driven by the core founding members. WHEN: 9 p.m. WHERE: Cat’s Cradle 300 East Main Street Carrboro MORE: $15-$17 admission.

FRIDAY

8 WINSTON-SALEM DASH

WHAT: The Winston-Salem Dash play at beautiful BB&T Ballpark, and all fans in attendance will enjoy the best family-friendly entertainment in the Triad! For more information on the club, visit wsdash.com! WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: BB&T Ballpark 951 Ballpark Way Winston-Salem MORE: $8-$16 admission.

FRIDAY

8 TODD YOHN COMEDY FESTIVAL

WHAT: 3 Headliners Hosted by The Hilarious Todd Yohn! Jamie Utley takes the audience on a rollercoaster thrillride, showing them what the world looks like through his eyes as he guides them along the twists and turns of his experiences. WHEN: 8 p.m. | 10 p.m. WHERE: Laughing Gas Comedy Club 2105 B Peters Creek Pkwy Winston-Salem MORE: $15 admission.

SATURDAY

9 RIDING FOR RACKS

WHAT: Susan G. Komen Northwest NC is partnering up with Smokin Harley-Davidson for our first ever motorcycle ride Riding for Racks. The event will include live music, food, a raffle, a silent auction, and an hour and a half motorcycle ride that starts and ends at Smokin Harley-Davidson in Winston-Salem. WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Meyer Lee Drive Winston-Salem MORE: $25-$30 admission.

SATURDAY

9 MILES & COLTRANE: BLUE

WHAT: Join us for this special presentation of Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.) that captures the galvanizing energy of the 1950s, an element of time when American society was rapidly changing. During this era, jazz was the soundtrack to a new social revolution. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: nternational Civil Rights Center and Museum. 134 South Elm Street  Greensboro MORE: $40 admission.

SATURDAY

9 RADIO NARKS

WHAT: The Radio Narks formed out of the need for a live-band karaoke act in the Greensboro area and have also become a local favorite party band. Having over four years of experience doing live-band karaoke, the Radio Narks are very in touch with what people like and want to hear. WHEN: 10 p.m. WHERE: Cooper’s Ale House, 5340 W Market St Greensboro MORE: Free event.

SUNDAY

10 RON WHITE

WHAT: Comedian Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the ‘Blue Collar Comedy’ phenomenon. But with two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 Million units. WHEN: 6 p.m. | 9 p.m. WHERE: Carolina Theatre, 310 South Greene Street Greensboro MORE: $40-$140 admission.

TUESDAY

12 RYLEY WALKER

WHAT: Ryley Walker is the reincarnation of the true American guitar player. That’s as much a testament to his roving, rambling ways, or the fact that his Guild D-35 guitar has endured a few stints in the pawnshop. Swap out rural juke joints for rotted DIY spaces and the archetype is solidly intact. WHEN: 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Cat’s Cradle 300 East Main Street Carrboro MORE: $10-$12 admission.

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