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THURSDAY

30 KENNY CHESNEY

WHAT: Contemporary country star Kenny Chesney didn’t have the immediate breakout success that many of his peers enjoyed upon signing with major labels, but gradually built up a significant following via hard work, pop-friendly ballads, and a likable, average-guy persona. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum 1921 West Lee St Greensboro MORE: $71-$117.50 tickets.

THURSDAY

30 ERIC DARIUS

WHAT: National jazz saxophonist Eric Darius has Greensboro NC as part of his 2015 tour. Eric will be perfoming many of his billboard hits and hits from his newly released CD. Eric’s performances are upbeat and stand on your feet from start to finish. Come enjoy the night. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Boston’s House of Jazz, 1011 Arnold St., Greensboro. MORE: $15-$20 admission.

FRIDAY

31 GUAN WEIXING EXHIBITION

WHAT: World class Chinese master watercolorist Guan Weixing returns to the U.S. for the Friday opening of his exhibit of new works at Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro. As the leading watercolorist in China, Guans paintings are in the permanent collection of the National Art Museum, Beijing. WHEN: All day. WHERE: Ambleside Art Gallery, 528 S. Elm St., Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

31 JAMES TAYLOR

WHAT: James Taylors music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. For more than forty years Taylor has been a compass for his fans, articulating moments of pain and joy, and letting his listeners know that they are not alone. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro. MORE: $40-$200 tickets.

FRIDAY

31 DISCORDIA DAYS BURLESQUE FEST

WHAT: Beginning in 2012 as the Purrrlesque Follies, this festival began with the goal of using our shakes and shimmies for good. over the past three years, we have put together a festival that is not only about showcasing our talents, but raising awareness for local charities. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: CTG Starr Theatre, 520 S. Elm Street, Greensboro. MORE: $25 admission.

SATURDAY

1 2015 UPTOWNE MARKET SEASON

WHAT: The Uptowne Market has returned for their 2015 season! The Uptowne Market is not only a great place to purchase local produce and goods, but it is also a place to enjoy the day with family and friends. This year, we will be having live music, Yoga, food trucks, food demonstrations, face painting and more!WHEN: 8:30 a.m. WHERE: High Point Public Library, 901 North Main Street, High Point MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

1 HOUSE IN THE HORSESHOE REENACTMENT

WHAT: 234th Annual Reenactment of the Battle at House in the Horseshoe House in the Horseshoe, North Carolina State Historic site will be hosting its annual battle reenactment August 1st and 2nd, 2015. There will be lots of activities throughout the day to enjoy. WHEN: 9:30 a.m. WHERE: House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, 288 Alston House Road, Sanford. MORE: $5 admission.

SATURDAY

1 KEVIN GATES

WHAT: Transferring the reflective style of rappers like Drake to the genre of gangsta rap, Louisiana-based MC Kevin Gates spent five-plus years on the mixtape circuit before climbing into the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 album chart with his 2013 release, Stranger Than Fiction. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Ziggy’s Music Hall, 170 W 9th St., Winston-Salem. MORE: $35-$55 admission.

SATURDAY

1 FUN DAY

WHAT: We invite family and friends to out and enjoy themselves. We’ll have games, gifts, prizes for kids, and music by Lil Vegas. There will be Latin cuisine food and drinks prepared by some of the best chefs in the country. We ask everybody to bring a can good or food item for Urban League ministry. WHEN: All day. WHERE: Gateway Gardens, 2924 E. Lee St., Greensboro. MORE: Free event. Canned food donation  appreciated.

SUNDAY

2 WINSTON-SALEM DASH VS LYNCH- BURG HILLSCATS

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! WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: BB&T Ballpark, 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem. MORE: $8-$16 tickets.

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