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(Last Updated On: September 7, 2016)

EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

THURSDAY

8 DANCE PROJECT: TAP MASTER CLASSES

WHAT: Dance Project is excited to host an evening of tap master classes with internationally and nationally renowned Brazilian tap dancer, Leonardo Sandoval, who is visiting Greensboro to perform in the National Folk Festival. WHEN: 5-8 p.m. WHERE: LeBauer Park.

200 N Davie Street, Greensboro. MORE: $5-$20 admission.

THURSDAY

8 PEGGY NOONAN

WHAT: Mark your calendars to hear Peggy Noonan, political commentator and speech writer for President Ronald Reagan. Noonan wrote some of the Presidents most noted speeches including his remarks following the Challenger explosion. While working for Vice President Bush, she coined the phrases a kinder, gentler nation and a thousand points of light. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Brendle Recital Hall – Wake Forest University. 834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem MORE: Free event.

THURSDAY

8 AZAR NAFISI

WHAT: Azar Nafisi has lectured and written extensively promoting literacy and the importance of reading books. Her most recent book,The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books, is a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction in America today. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Hanesbrands Theatre-Milton Rhodes Center. 209 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem MORE: $22-$55 admission. Admission by ticket only.

FRIDAY

9 TIME BANKING

WHAT: A community discussion about Time Banking is being held Friday morning September 9th at Wake Forest Innovation Quarters hosted by Neighborhood Network Time Bank and Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods with special guest speaker, Dr William Merritt. William Doc Merritt has long experience in working with prisoner reentry programs, especially in North Carolina.

WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Biotech Plaza, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 575 N. Patterson Ave., Winston Salem MORE: Free event.

FRIDAY

9 THE NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

WHAT: A large-scale, three-day outdoor event presented FREE to the public. It features over 300 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory cuisines, brews, and much more. WHEN: Fri: 6-12 pm. | Sat: 12-10 pm. | Sun: 12-6 pm. WHERE: Downtown Greensboro. 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

10 BOOKMARKS FESTIVAL

WHAT: The largest annual book festival in the Carolinas, Bookmarks brings writers and readers of all ages together as renowned authors, illustrators, storytellers and chefs share their work and insights through readings, presentations, discussions, workshops and booksignings.

WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Reynolds Place, Milton RhodesCenter For the Arts. 251 North Spruce Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

10 INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE FEST

WHAT: Winston-Salem is proud to host the International Village Food and Music Festival this Saturday. Free admission! Multi-cultural enterainment! K-12 art contest! Merchandise vendors! And not to mention tons and tons of international foods avilable to purchase! WHEN: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. WHERE: Corpening Plaza.

Downtown Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event. More details at internationalvillage.ws

SATURDAY

10 TIN TUXEDO

WHAT: Specializing in jazz and blues from the Great American Songbook, including forgotten favorites and uncommon melodies. Featuring Amy Hancock on vocals, Court Stewart on keys, Rick Wolff on bass, Matt Murphy on percussion and Weldon Kollock on trombone. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: O.Henry Hotel.

624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

SUNDAY

11 JOHN GRISHAM

WHAT: The name synonymous with modern legal thriller, Josh Grisham, comes to Winston-Salem. The Firm would spark one of publishings greatest success stories: becoming the bestselling novel of 1991 and spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and more than 20 other novels have become international bestsellers since. WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Reynolds Auditorium.

301 North Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. MORE: $22-$35 admission.

SUNDAY

11 ARMS AND THE MAN

WHAT: Al’ls fair in love and war as a classic romantic triangle spins out of control in the heart of Bulgaria. A young woman obsessed with romance novels longs for adventure, while just outside of town her fiance is the hero of a raging war. But everything turns upside down when the battle crashes through her window. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Triad Stage UpStage Cabaret.

232 Elm Street, Greensboro. MORE: $10-$60 admission.

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