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WEDNESDAY

11 DEVIL’S BACKBONE BEER SCHOOL

WHAT: More beer samples and beer schooling! This is our second beer school session at M’Coul’s. This time, Devils Backbone is coming to visit us from Lexington, VA to fill our heads with lots of beer knowledge and our bellies with delicous beer samples. Tickets are $5 and include samples and a beer after class! WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: M’Coul’s Public House. 110 W McGee Street, Greensboro. MORE: $5 admission.

THURSDAY

12 BOOK READING:

ELISE BLACKWELL, THE LOWER QUARTER

WHAT: ‘A vibrant amalgamation of mystery, classic noir, erotica, and ekphrasis…. An artful, gritty love story, eulogy, and survivor narrative for the city of New Orleans post-Katrina.’ – Kirkus (starred review) WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Scuppernong Books. 304 S. Elm St. Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

13 20TH ANNUAL SUMMERFIELD FOUNDERS DAY

WHAT: Friday evening festivities ramp up with Northern Guilford High School band concert, carnival rides, inflatables, and food trucks. Saturday kicks off with a 10am parade to celebrate 20 years! Guests can also purchase one- and two-day unlimited-ride passes that include face-painting. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Summerfield Fire Department. 7300 Summerfield Road, Summerfield. MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

13 DEF LEPPARD

WHAT: As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria. They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 1921 West Gate City Blvd. Greensboro. MORE: $29.95 – $99.95 tickets.

SATURDAY

14 FIGHT FOR BACKCOUNTRY

WHAT: Hear the roar of cannon and the rattle of musketry, as the 1771 Battle of Alamance comes alive at FIGHT FOR THE BACK- COUNTRY, a colonial battle reenactment at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. On May 16, 1771, 2,000 backcountry farmers calling themselves Regulators stood in opposition against 1,000 militia. WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. 5803 South NC 62, Burlington. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

14 MUSIC AT THE HIGHLAND GAMES

WHAT: Fiddle & Bow has had the pleasure of being involved in this great family event since its inception in 2001. Along with the Scottish games, great food, and dog shows, there will be plenty of great live musical acts. WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Historic Bethabara Park. 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

14 TWIN CITY ARTISANS SPRING FEST

WHAT: For their first event in 2016 member artisans and their guests will show a wide variety of work including fiber art, stained glass, fused glass, yard art, kaleidoscopes, fine turned wood items, metal work, toys and photographs on Old Salem Square. WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Old Salem. Main Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

14 19TH ANNUAL FREE PICKIN’ BLUEGRASS FEST

WHAT: Bands include: Mountain Faith [America’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist], Blue Lightnin’, Double H Bluegrass, Skip Kelley & Ed Dodson, Mountain Rain, and Southeast Express. The Outliers Mebanesville will do a children’s music at 1:00 p.m. WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Hagan-Stone Park. 5920 Hagan-Stone Park Road Pleasant Garden. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

14 2ND ANNUAL OINK AND ALE FESTIVAL

WHAT: Bands playing are: On the Border and Moosh Breweries that will be pouring are: Pig Pounder Brewery Preyer Brewing Mystery Brewing Company Bold Rock Hard Cider MillerCoors This is a fun event with lots of great beer, food and entertainment! WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: Historic Leaksville Downtown of Eden. Washington Street, Eden. MORE: Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

SUNDAY

15 GREENSBORO FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

WHAT: The number of trucks has grown to 53 of North Carolinas top food trucks along with 4 North Carolina craft breweries and 2 local wineries. Local craft vendors and a kids zone will also be on hand. A new addition to this years festival will be the Cousins Maine Lobster truck. WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Greensboro. Corner of West Market and Greene Street. MORE: Free event.

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