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WEDNESDAY

27 GOT TO BE NC COMPETITION

WHAT: The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the states food, agriculture and culinary talent, is pitting 15 highly competitive chefs against each other in interactive Iron Chef-style dinner battles. The best part YOU can be a judge! WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Benton Convention Center 301 W. Fifth St. Winston-Salem, NC 27102 MORE: $75 tickets. www.competitiondining.com

THURSDAY

28 RUSH

WHAT: With an unmistakable sound melding Geddy Lee’s freakishly high-pitched vocals, Alex Lifeson’s high-cholesterol guitar heroics and Neil Peart’s ultra-complex drumming, this Canadian power trio are one of the most beloved progressive rock bands ever. In Rush songs, instruments wrap themselves around intricate, often epiclength musical structures that carry Peart’s often mythological and philosophical lyrics. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum 1921 W. Lee St. Greensboro, NC 27403 MORE: $40-$160 tickets.

FRIDAY

29 THE BLACK LILLIES

WHAT: Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend with Knoxville’s The Black Lillies just a month from their MerleFest appearance! Their rootsy flair, mixing folk, honky-tonk country and gospel into a winsome hybrid traditional enough to appeal to an Opry crowd and expansive enough to ensnare a broader audience’ says Vanity Fair. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: High Point Train Depot 100 W. High Ave. High Point, NC 27260 MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

29 VANYA AND SO- NIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

WHAT: Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home in Bucks County, PA, while their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. But when she returns, the normally quiet household is thrown into utter upheaval. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Twin City Stage. 610 Coliseum Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27106 MORE: $22-$25 admission.

FRIDAY

29 JAMMIN’ PIG BBQ MUSIC FEST

WHAT: It’s back, it’s bigger, and it’s BETTER! The 2nd Annual Jammin Pig BBQ Music Festival is returning with triple the rides, triple the barbeque and triple the entertainment! This years entertainment lineup features national recording artists ConFunkShun, Michael Ray, Midnight Star and Waterloo Revival. WHEN: All day. WHERE: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds 421 27th St NW Winston Salem, NC 27105 MORE: $15 admission.

SATURDAY

30 SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL

WHAT: The third annual Second Springs Arts Festival will include a wide variety of art exhibits, demonstrations, musical and literary events with the intent of highlighting creativity. This year’s festival will feature a salute to the U.S. Military. WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Hanesbrands Theatre-Milton Rhodes Center. 209 N. Spruce Street Winston-Salem MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

30 LAST SATURDAY SMOKEOUT

WHAT: A summer series to remember. Each month this spring and summer, we will host a smoker’s event for the aficionado or the person interested in trying the hobby. This month (March) features Salem Cigar Factory with the handmade cigar roller joinging us. Ticket prices are $20 in advance, and include a complimentary cigar. WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: Churchill’s on Elm 213 South Elm Street Greensboro, NC 27407 MORE: $20 admission.

SATURDAY

30 STEPH STEWART

& THE BOYFRIENDS

WHAT: Reaching beyond the lonely grit of mountain music, four piece string band Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends hearkens the richness of the Americana Folk Revival at its finest. Formed in Chapel Hill, NC Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends is Steph Stewart with Omar Ruiz-Lopez, Mario Arnez, and Nicholas Vandenberg. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Cat’s Cradle 300 East Main Street Carrboro, NC 27510 MORE: $10-$12 admission.

SUNDAY

31 CREATURE BOX

WHAT: Hands-on studio explorations are designed to connect with exhibitions, stimulate creative thinking, encourage creative response, and stir the imagination. Daniel Johnston and Hiroshi Sueyoshi sculpt with clay and use it to create a Creature Box with different creature features. WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: ArtQuest at Greenhill 200 North Davie Street Greensboro, NC MORE: $6 admission. Free admission for Greenhill members.

TUESDAY

2 WINSTON-SALEM DASH VS SALEM RED SOX

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! Tickets range from $8 to $16, and you can purchase tickets at For more information on the club, visit wsdash.com! WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: BB&T Ballpark 951 Ballpark Way Winston-Salem, NC MORE: $8-$16 admission.

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