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EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

WEDNESDAY

1 FIGHT NIGHT COMEDY COMPETITION

WHAT: Ten of The Carolinas best talents compete for YOUR vote and their chance at the $100 cash prize. One of our most popular formats. We put the punch in punchline at Fight Night Comedy Competition. With host ‘5ifty’. Featuring Ryan Davis from Charlotte. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: The Comedy Zone. 1126 S Holden Rd., Greensboro MORE: $10 admission.

THURSDAY

2 GERSHWIN: A LIFE IN RHAPSODY

WHAT: In the final concert of the Piedmont Wind Symphonys 26th season, experience a retrospective of the works one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century, George Gershwin. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Stevens Center at UNC School of the Arts. 405 West Fourth Street Winston-Salem MORE: $14-18 tickets.

THURSDAY

2 FIRST THURSDAY OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES

WHAT: The after work social and networking event on the first Thursday of every month. Vendors, Food, Live Music, and Foothills tap takeover. Music provided by TCU. WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: The Deck at River Twist. 118 East Main Street, Jamestown. MORE: Free entry.

FRIDAY

3 IGNITE HIGH POINT – THE STRAY BIRDS

WHAT: Multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven, and Charlie Muench – hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. All three are classicallytrained musicians who’ve been making music of all kinds since childhood. Sponsored by Ignite High Point and The City Project. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: High Point Station. 100 West High Ave., High Point. MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

3 DOLLY PARTON

WHAT: An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. MORE: $55-$95 tickets.

FRIDAY

3 FIDDLE & BOW SOCIETY: SAM PACETTI

WHAT: Sam Pacetti has performed for Fiddle & Bow on several occasions over the years and audiences have enjoyed his great vocals, guitar work and songwriting. Sam is one of the finest finger pickers on the folk scene and his accompaniments to the songs are outstanding. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Muddy Creek Music Hall. 5455 Bethania Road, Winston-Salem. MORE: $10-$12 tickets.

SATURDAY

4 MICHELE MARLENE MANDARINE

WHAT: Children’s book author, Michele Marlene Manderine, will be at The Coffee Mill, Saturday, June 4th. Ms. Manderine will be selling her hand-made cat creations. All proceeds from her sales will go to benefit homeless, hungry cats. The craft show will also feature pet adoptions, lunch by the Boy Scouts, and 40 other local Artisans. WHEN: 9 am – 3 pm WHERE: The Coffee Mill. 6275 Shallowford Road, Lewisville. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

4 SALUTE! THE NC

WINE CELEBRATION

WHAT: The 11th annual Salute! the WINSTON-SALEM PARTNERSHIP North Carolina Wine Celebration uncorks in the streets of Downtown Winston-Salem, with North Carolina Wineries offering tastings and a purchase of their harvest. Enjoy delicious food selections, musical entertainment and the popular ‘North Carolina Food & Wine University’. WHEN: 12 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Winston-Salem. 4th Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: $25-$30 admission.

SATURDAY

4 2ND ANNUAL GUILFORD COUNTY SUMMER JAM

WHAT: The 2nd Annual Guilford County Summer Jam is an awareness-raiser and fundraiser for Alzheimers NC, a local non-profit that supports people affected by Alzheimers. The Summer Jam features various live acts, and is headlined by local Americana rock band The Radials. WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Wrenn Miller Park. 101 Guilford Rd., Jamestown. MORE: Free event.

TUESDAY

7 SHARYN MCCRUMB

WHAT: You’re invited to attend a book signing and reading of the 2016 novel Prayers The Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb. Honored by numerous awards, this New York Times bestselling author is notable for her Ballad series that explores the relationships between the mountains of Appalachia and the people who call them home. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Blank Center, 123 Oak Street, Winston-Salem MORE: Free event.

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