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WEDNESDAY

8 NIGHT OF 500 LAUGHS

WHAT: it’s the ‘Night Of 500 Laughs’ A night of rapid-fire comedy showcasing our absolute best talents from The Carolinas. Every comic taking the stage will make you laugh at least 50 times. Our most beloved show format. We pack a lot of comedy into this 90 minute show. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: The Comedy Zone Greensboro.

1126 S Holden Rd., Greensboro. MORE: $10 admission.

THURSDAY

9 SUMMERTIME SOCIAL

WHAT: It’s not officially summer until you’ve toasted with friends in Reynolda’s back yard. Bring a blanket and enjoy food trucks, drinks from local vendors, lawn games, excellent music, and an after-hours opportunity to visit Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light. This year’s social will feature a live performance by Zoe & Cloyd. WHEN: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. WHERE: Reynolda House.

2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. MORE: $5 admission.

FRIDAY

10 TWIN CITY RIBFEST

WHAT: Now in its 12th year, the Twin City RibFest heralds summer’s arrival, filling the streets of downtown Winston-Salem with the succulent aroma of smoking meat, the sizzling sounds of outstanding music and much more. WHEN: Fri: 11am-11pm | Sat: 11am-11pm | Sun: 12pm-6pm. WHERE: 401 W. Fifth St. Winston-Salem MORE: $7 admission.

FRIDAY

10 SOUTHERN FRIED POETRY: LGBT OPEN MIC

WHAT: From 1993 to Today. 24 Years of Southern Excellence since its inception, the Southern Fried Poetry Festival has become the second largest poetry event in the world. WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Scuppernong Books.

304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

10 R. KELLY

WHAT: Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, 3 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, and 8 Soul Train Awards. His chart-topping hits range from Bump N Grind and Your Bodys Callin to Grammy Award winning I Believe I Can Fly and everything in between. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. MORE: $50 tickets.

SATURDAY

11 DRAG QUEEN CAR WASH

WHAT: Pride Winston-Salem’s Drag Queen Car Wash is here again. Get your car cleaned by our queens! Such an entertaining bunch! Suggested donation of $10 but we will except any donation. WHEN: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. WHERE: Washington Perk. 228 W Acadia Ave, Winston-Salem. MORE: $10 suggested donation.

SATURDAY

11 RICH FORK PRESERVE FUNDRAISER

WHAT: We hope you can attend. Several League members are actively engaged in the work to preserve the farm and to make certain that the RFP is maintained as a nature preserve. There will be good food, good music, and good times. WHEN: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. WHERE: Forest Hills Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. 836 W Lexington Avenue, High Point. MORE: $15 per person.

SATURDAY

11 TRAIL & FIELD DAY

WHAT: A day full of activities! 5k and 1k runs, obstacle courses, long jumps, 3 legged races, and all kinds of fun.The racous rock and roll of Southern Culture on the Skids will finish out the planned activities. Food trucks will be on site, along with local beer selections and other snacks and treats. WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Shakori Hills Community Arts Center. 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro MORE: $10-$15 admission.

SATURDAY

11 BRYSON TILLER

WHAT: Home to the Cardinals, Wildcats and the annual derby, Kentucky isnt the quintessential hub for R&B and hip-hop talent. Yet, 22-year-old singer/songwriter/ rapper, Bryson Tiller, has emerged from the streets of Louisville with his own brand of street soul that musically blends the urgency of trap music with the smoother sound of alternative R&B. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. MORE: $60 tickets.

SUNDAY

12 LEVITT AMP GSO MUSIC SERIES

WHAT: Ten free, family-friendly outdoor concerts in Barber Park will feature a tremendous variety of artists. Presented in partnership with Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP) Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, with featured vocalist Nishah Dimeo. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Barber Park. 1500 Dans Road, Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

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