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WEDNESDAY

21 TAYLOR SWIFT

WHAT: Taylor Swift is that rarest of pop phenomenona: a superstar who managed to completely cross over from country to the mainstream. Swift shed her country roots like they were a second skin; it was a necessary molting to reveal she was perhaps the sharpest, savviest, populist singer/songwriter of her generation WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum. 1921 West Lee St., Greensboro. MORE: Tickets from $36.50-$200.

THURSDAY

22 DRACULA

WHAT: Class up your Halloween celebrations with a perfectly romantic night out at the ballet. Gary Taylor’s passionate choreography brings the classic tale to life once again, with an original score by Chris Heckman giving it a contemporary twist. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Hanesbrands Theater. 209 Spruce Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: $34.75 tickets. $30.50 tickets for  children, students, & seniors.

THURSDAY

22 WAKA FLOCKA FLAME

WHAT: Waka Flocka Flame is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. Signing to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. Records in 2009, he became a mainstream artist with the release of his singles ‘O Let’s Do It’, ‘Hard in da Paint’ and ‘No Hands’, the latter of which peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Cone Denim Entertainment Center. 117 South Elm Street, Greensboro. MORE: $35-$65 tickets.

FRIDAY

23 2ND ANNUAL WELLNESS ACAD- EMY GOLF CLASSIC

WHAT: The Mental Health Association of Greensboro is holding it’s 2nd Annual Wellness Academy Golf Classic at Bryan Park Golf Course – Players Course on Friday, Oct 23rd at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds go to benefit the Wellness Academy and other programs offered by MHAG. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. WHERE: Bryan Park Golf Center. 6275 Bryan Park Road, Greensboro MORE: $90 admission.

FRIDAY

23 ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

WHAT: The year is 1941 in a small house next to a cemetery live two kind, thoughtful, sweet old ladies, Martha and Abby Brewster who have developed a very bad habit; they murder lonely old men and consider it a charity. Laughs and gasps galore! WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: The Crown at the Carolina Theatre. 310 South Greene Street, Greensboro.MORE: $22-$24 tickets

FRIDAY

23 AGGIE HOME- COMING AFTER DARK

WHAT: Greensboro, NC In association with Young Aggie Alumni Concert Presentations, Diamond Life Concerts has announced Aggie Homecoming After Dark will come to Greensboro Coliseum. Aggie Homecoming After Dark will feature Bell Biv Devoe with special guest Guy and Tony! Toni! Ton! WHEN: 10 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum. 1921 W. Lee St. Greensboro. MORE: $40 admission.

SATURDAY

24 CEILIDH

WHAT: Music will definitely be in the Ayr! Enjoy a fun mix of Scottish entertainment: Scottish jigs, reels and strathspeys, lovely airs, bagpipers, drummers, fiddlers, and more plus lots of room for dancing. There will also be food, childrens play area and scavenger hunt and more all on our beautiful grounds. WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Ayr Mount. 376 St Mary’S Rd., Hillsborough. MORE: $20 admission. $5 for children  ages 5-12.

SATURDAY

24 FALL FESTIVAL FARM DAY & CORN MAZE

WHAT: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Farm Animals, Hayrides, Games, Face Painting, Live Bluegrass Music, Concessions, Activities & More. Admission includes all activities excluding Pumpkin Patch & Concessions. WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Smith Hollow Farm. 5920 Smith Hollow Road, Kernersville. MORE: $7 admission.

SATURDAY

24 ROCKTOBERFEST OYSTER & SHRIMP BOIL

WHAT: Enjoy all you can eat Oysters, Shrimp & Burgers while listening to the musical talents of local artists. Free All food & soft drinks are included in the price of the ticket. Beer & wine will also be available for purchase. WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Betsy-Jeff Penn 4H Educational Center. 804 Cedar Ln., Reidsville.MORE: $40 admission.

SUNDAY

25 VERDIS RIGOLETTO

WHAT: Considered one of Verdis breakthrough operas, Rigoletto stunned composers including Franz Liszt with its brilliance.But be warned: Behind the musical dazzle  is a drama of political and sexual corruption so shocking that Victor Hugos Le roi samuse, the play on which it is based, was banned for 50 years after one performance. WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: The Stevens Center of the UNCSA. 405 W Fourth Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: $18-$98 tickets.

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