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WEDNESDAY

2 PAPER STRAW INSTALLATION

WHAT: Hands-on studio explorations are designed to connect with exhibitions, stimulate creative thinking, encourage creative response, and stir the imagination. These projects highlight exhibited artists’ materials, ideas and themes presented in The Gallery. WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: ArtQuest at Greenhill 200 North Davie Street Greensboro MORE: $6 admission.

THURSDAY

3 ECO-RAP

WHAT: This film presents ecological issues from the viewpoint of a multi-ethnic group of young people as they learn about local environmental hazards, and express their views using rap music. Audience members are invited to present an original rap or poem on the environment after the screening. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: McGirt-Horton Branch Library 2501 Phillips Ave. Greensboro MORE: Free event.

THURSDAY

3 FIRST THURSDAY TAILGATING

WHAT: Yes, it’s football season. And here in North Carolina we love our tailgating traditions just as much as we love the game itself. Our brave businesses will show their team colors, but even the not-so-brave ones (or those that somehow don’t have a team) will share a taste of what tailgating is all about… North Carolina style. WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Mebane. W. Clay Street, Mebane. MORE: Free event.

THURSDAY

3 THURSDAY NIGHT COCKTAIL AND JAZZ

WHAT: For 15 years, we’ve dreamed of creating a cocktail and jazz vibe such as was all the rage in some New York hotels in the ‘50s. Every Thursday you can enjoy vintage craft cocktails and delightful tapas garnished with live American jazz standards from 5:30-8:30 PM at O.Henry Hotel. WHEN: 5:30-8:30pm WHERE: O.Henry Hotel. 624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

4 SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

WHAT: The Blackmon Amphitheatre is hosting another great line up of live music and entertainment. Those who attend are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to spread out on the grass with friends and family. Be sure to bring your best shoes for dancing! WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Blackmon Ampitheatre. 218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy. MORE: $11 tickets.

FRIDAY

4 LGI FEST BACK2SCHOOL BASH

WHAT: Come party with us September 4th and get a chance to win prizes while listening to some amazing music from Greenboro’s most talented artists. $50 selfie contest. $50 beer pong tournament. So you have the details. The next thing for you to do is get your ticket. WHEN: 10 p.m. WHERE: Shiners. 435 Dolley Madison Rd., Greensboro. MORE: $5 tickets.

SATURDAY

5 2015 UPTOWNE MARKET SEASON

WHAT: 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

5 JOHN COLTRANE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

WHAT: The 5th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival will be a two-day affair. Each of the headlining artists are Grammy Award winning innovators who have used their music to touch lives around the world. Enjoy great jazz and blues, food, relaxation and fun! WHEN: All day. WHERE: Oak Hollow Park & Festival Park. 3400 N. Centennial Street, High Point. MORE: $65 tickets.

SUNDAY

6 GWAR

WHAT: GWAR is a satirical thrash metal/ punk band formed in 1985-1986. The band is perhaps best known for their elaborate sci-fi/horror film inspired costumes, raunchy lyrics, and graphic stage performances which can consist of scatology, sadomasochism, necrophilia, beastio-necrophilia, fire dancing, fake pagan rituals, mock executions/mutilations, and other controversial violent and political themes. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Ziggy’s Rock House Tavern. 170 West 9th Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: $17-$32 tickets.

SUNDAY

6 BUSTIN LOOSE GO GO ROUND UP

WHAT: We are taking over and setting the stage on fire with that DC go go sound. With a tribute to the late great Chuck Brown, we are going to bring the best in go go music. Hosted by Rock Burney with Capital J on the 1’s and 2’s y’all already know it’s going down! WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Churchill’s on Elm. 213 South Elm Street, Greensboro. MORE: $10 advance ticket. $15 at door.

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