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THURSDAY

6 DOWNTOWN MEBANE BLOCK PARTY

WHAT: A Downtown Block Party is the brainchild of someone who knows how to have fun and Aug. 6th is sure to be a blast! Enjoy live music, party food & drinks, craft beer tent, games, sidewalk sale, photo booth, new products unveiled, ice cream special, beer tasting & more! WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Mebane, W. Clay Street, Mebane. MORE: $5 admission.

THURSDAY 6 MA’ATI SPA LOUNGE PARTY

WHAT: Ma’ati Spa Lounge is hosting the best, the livest, and most vibrant party in Winston-Salem, three nights in a row, in honor of the legendary National Black Theatre Festival! Come out and experience a party like you never have before! WHEN: 11 p.m. WHERE: Ma’ati Spa, 707 N. Main Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: $20-$45. $20 General Entry, $45 VIP tickets (food, spa, and more!)

THURSDAY 6 HEPHYSTUS

WHAT: This is not your father’s kind of metal. This is definitely not a hair band. Hephystus is a new metallic breed; tight, pounding, progressive and dramatic. Three life-long friends blended their unique styles to form the core of the band. WHEN: 10 p.m. WHERE: Corner Bar, 1700 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

7 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT

WHAT: The big night! The best films of The Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project will be screened followed by the Awards Ceremony with professionals involved in film criticism, history and film editing. Come see the award winning films by Greensboro’s finest filmmakers! WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene Street, Greensboro. MORE: $10 admission.

FRIDAY

7 CHAI & CHOCO- LATE PARTY

WHAT: It’s a Super Summer Shindig during Gallery Hop in the Downtown Arts District! Live Music from ‘Collaborative Dreaming,’ featuring Travis Griggs & Alicia Bullard and The Screaming Radish Food Truck, a special chocolate treat from the BMC Kitchen, $1 cups of iced Chad’s Chai, and Games for the whole family! WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Black Mountain Chocolates, 732 Trade St NW, Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

7 PLAY: PUTNAM COUNTY SPELL- ING BEE

WHAT: The Academy of Theatrical Arts Summer Stock Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as the third and final production of the premier season. Performers from all corners of the triad have come together to present this funny and heart-warming musical. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Triad Civic Center, 1325 S. Eugene St., Greensboro. MORE: $10 admission.

SATURDAY

8 RED, WHITE, & BLUES FESTIVAL

WHAT: Relax and see excellent music at a great, casual, award-winning fun outdoor concert venue overlooking Lake Cabernet in Northeast Guilford County. Just as Grove Winery is passionate about bringing you the best in local flavor, our Wine & Song concert series brings you the best in local and regional sound. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Grove Winery & Vineyards, 7360 Brooks Bridge Rd., Gibsonville. MORE: $10 admission.

SATURDAY

8 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN MIX?

WHAT: Calling pro bartenders, amateur bartenders, bar crawlers and bon vivants! PRIDE Mixology goes Downtown with a twist! One part Pro-Am Mix-Off and one part bar crawl. Have fun and help us raise funds and awareness for PRIDE Winston-Salem. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Single Brothers, 627 Trade St. NW, Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

8 ANDREW GIBSON

WHAT: The Andrew Gibson Band will be playing as part of the FoodTruck Fundraiser for St. Jude’s. Listening to this self taught multi instrument singer/song writer is a different experience. His original music is mature beyond his peers and his style of music play that blends influences of John Mayer riffs and finger picking of Phillip Phillips, is refreshing. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: CRU Wine and Beers, 2309 Fleming Rd., Greenboro. MORE: $5-$20 admission.

SUNDAY

9 SECOND SUNDAYS

WHAT: This free family-friendly outdoor event presented by Flow Automotive and supported by a number of other local sponsors. Each event includes two free bands, as well as a kids zone (sponsored by Summit School) with free bounce houses, crafts and games. WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Winston-Salem, Between Cherry and Marshall, Winston- Salem. MORE: Free event.

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