Be There: Every day, something cool


Tuesday, June 17

Molly McGinn

M’Coul’s Public House; 110 W. McGee St., Greensboro;; 336.378.0204; 9 p.m.; FREE

If you’re in the mood for some good times and folk rock, M’Coul’s is the place to be tonight. Molly is singing her upbeat, soulful songs, and you can hum right along with her. There’s also $1 off beers on tap. Feel free to ask the friendly staff which beers the special applies to, and kick back to Molly’s sultry tunes at your favorite Irish pub.

Wednesday, June 18

Wine Tasting

Camel City Café; 401 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem;; 336.734.1797; 6:30 p.m.; $19.95

The third Wednesday is upon us, and it is your night to taste some summer wines in downtown Winston-Salem. The folks at Camel City Café are skilled at choosing delicious grape varieties, and you may just find yourself walking out with some new varieties to add to your wine list. While you’re there, try a salad or seafood dish to pair with your favorite wine of the bunch. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience.

Thursday, June 19

Bike Night and Karaoke with the Boogie Woogie Man

Riders in the Country; 5701 Randleman Rd., Randleman;; 336.674.5111; 8 p.m.; call for details

You’ve successfully passed hump-day, and your reward is to get your karaoke on with DJ Boogie Woogie at Riders in the Country. This is a prime opportunity to sing the songs you’ve perfected on your morning drive in front of a live audience of locals. Sign up for a couple ballads and let loose. It’s the perfect night to start gearing up for the weekend.

Friday, June 20

5th Annual Summer Solstice Party

Weatherspoon Art Museum; Corner of Spring Garden and Tate streets., Greensboro;; 336.334.5770; 7 p.m.; FREE

There’s a smorgasbord of entertainment going on in celebration of the Summer Solstice. Tonight’s program features music by Brazilian Soul, Latin-inspired food and drinks, and the premiere of the TRANSactions exhibition. Come out for a special night of festivities, and channel the samba dancer within you. There will be plenty of room to bust a move.

Saturday, June 21

The Ultimate Pink Floyd Experience: The Machine

High Point Theatre; 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point;; 336.883.3401; 8 p.m.; $20-$25

This is a sweet, sweet band that is whole-heartedly dedicated to recreating the Pink Floyd experience. They’ve got special screens, psychedelic lights and authentic 1970s couture. The Machine will perform lots of the deep cuts that you die-hard fans will know right as the first note hits, and you can visit their site for song samples and more. We’ll be wishing you’re here in attendance for this colorful performance.

Sunday, June 22

Summer Solstice 2008: Joie de Vivre an Real

Greensboro Arboretum; 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro; 336.997.8661; 6:30 p.m.; FREE

The annual midsummer’s night dream is back in town this Sunday. It’s an array of faeries and butterflies, yoga, tai chi, and reiki, music and dance, as well as face painting and “the best dress-up on this side of the Mississippi.” The event is family-friendly and a great opportunity for relaxing with your friends in your favorite Greensboro park. Hang out with your local goddesses this Sunday and enjoy the wind-down of your weekend.

Monday, June 23

Sister Maus Puppet Show

Old Salem Museums and Gardens; 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem;; 336.721.7350; 2 p.m.; FREE with an admission ticket

Sister Maus is part of the eclectic puppet show series at Old Salem. This installment will be on stage for three days through June 27. If your kids are home, this could be just the right activity to keep them entertained this week. Plus, it’s a quite a unique experience. As a side effect, you may find yourself having a Muppet flashback or two while you watch the show.

Tuesday, June 24

Art Exhibition: Repurposed Art by Mark Graves

Apercu Gallery; 521 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem; 503.888.5930; call for hours; FREE

Mark Graves’ work will be on display at the Apercu through June 28. His sculptures are made exclusively from found objects and recycled, suststainable materials. In our current enivro-state, this exhibition is very significant of the importance of living “greenly.” Graves’ work offers inspiration to reuse and recycle with a result of beauty created through earth-friendly materials. We invite you to call the gallery and set up an appointment or check on their hours. This exhibit is worth the extra effort.