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THURSDAY

1 BEACH MUSIC BLAST

WHAT: Join us for our 7th annual Beach Music Blast. Music Gates open at 5:30. Food trucks will be on site. Music by Jim Quick and the Coastline. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No coolers or pets please. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Mendenhall Transportation Terminal. 220 E. Commerce St., High Point. MORE: $7 admission.

THURSDAY

1 HAIRSPRAY

WHAT: Based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a familyfriendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Taylor Theatre. 406 Tate Street, Greensboro. MORE: $9-$18 admission.

FRIDAY

2 FIRST FRIDAY

WHAT: Join us for First Friday with live music by the Raving Knaves from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Free and open to the public. Cash Bar. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Greenhill. 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

2 BRET MICHAELS

WHAT: See Brett Michaels live, Friday October 2 in Overstock’s True Grit Tour. Brett Michaels is known for being the lead singer glam metal band Poison, VH1 reality show ‘Rock of Love’ and Travel Channel ‘Rock my RV.’ You’ll hear the classic from leading Poison live, ‘Every Rose has it’s Thorn’ and new hits ‘Girls in Bars.’ Get your tickets today. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Cone Denim Entertainment Center. 117 South Elm Street, Greensboro. MORE: $35-$75 tickets.

FRIDAY

2 KICKOFF FOR ASHEBORO FALL FESTIVAL

WHAT: The Asheboro Fall Festival kicks off with a free concert in Bicentennial Park with the Triad’s favorite Country-Rock-Party band, Southbound 49. Put on your dancing shoes, grab your lawn chairs and come out for a fun night of music and dancing. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Bicentennial Park. 151 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

3 BROAD BRANCH DISTILLERY CELEBRATION

WHAT: On Oct. 3rd we will have the Big Winston Grand Opening Celebration here from 7-11 in our Open Market area. Food trucks and live music! Beer and wine will be available. Black Mountain Chocolate will be open for some excellent treats. Our 5:30 and 6:30 tours are by reservation. WHEN: 7-11 p.m. WHERE: Broad Branch Distillery. 756 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

3 STEAM DAY

WHAT: Enjoy a fun filled day on the farm for the whole family! Come help us celebrate as we ‘throw the switch’ on our original 1895 Dynamo DC generator! Live demonstrations of our fully restored Vintage Far Equipment and Antique Industrial Machinery. Enjoy over 26 rare and fully restored John Deere Tractors on display. Activities include live music, food, raffles, yard games, and a kids picture and coloring station. WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Linbrook Heritage Estate. 5507 Snyder Country Rd., Trinity. MORE: $5 admission.

SATURDAY

3 PORK JAM BBQ FESTIVAL

WHAT: This one day event benefits the Pelham Volunteer Fire Department by allowing much needed funds to be raised. Come out and bring the family for a day of fun. Come hungry, we will be serving up fresh BBQ! Parents we will have a Kidz Zone with Inflatables, Hay Rides, Face Painters, Petting Zoo, and special appearances! WHEN: All day. WHERE: Pelham Volunteer Fire Department. 4895 Old US 29 Pelham MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

3 ART ON TAP

WHAT: The 2nd annual Art on Tap is a family friendly outdoor art and beer fest complete with art demos, activity stations, live bands, food trucks, and beer. Admission is $5 (kids are free) with a complementary raffle ticket. Works include jewelry, street art, pottery, and our mobile print shop. Our “KidZone” will feature face painting, hatmaking, a giant coloring page and more. WHEN: 4-7 p.m. WHERE: Westerwood Tavern. 508 Guilford Ave., Greensboro. MORE: $5 admission.

SUNDAY

4 ART IN THE ARBORETUM

WHAT: More than 50 juried artists from throughout the region will line the garden’s paved walkways. (featured art will include glass, jewelry, paintings, pottery, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and wood) Entertainment on 3 stages and art activities for kids! WHEN: 12 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Arboretum. 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

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