Be There: Every day, something cool
TUESDAY, July 1
Don’t be an actor; be a reactor
Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.274.0067 ext. 209; triadstage.org; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., by prior appointment only; FREE
Have you ever thought you could be as cool as Steve McQueen when he stepped out of the Ford Mustang and walked toward the camera? Well you need to be getting started if you want to be as cool as McQueen one day. Triad Stage is holding general auditions so dust off your head shot and stop by. Check out triadstage.org for more information and prepare your monologue. To audition, call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, July 2
McCrary Theatre, Elon University; 336.333.7450 ext. 32; easternmusicfestival.org; $8 and up
The start of the Eastern music festival will feature a piano gala to honor Esther C. Kernodle who graduated from Elon in 1936 and has been a longtime supporter of not only the university but the music festival as well. All concert proceeds benefit Eastern Music Festival’s student scholarship program. Tickets can be purchased from the Center for the Arts Box Office. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Also, Elon students, faculty and staff may receive free tickets.
THURSDAY, July 3
Beat the heat
Wet “n Wild; 3910 S. Holden Road Greensboro; 336.852.9721; emeraldpoint.com; from$ 16.99 (half day pass) to $29.99
When I was a kid there was nothing like summer, but there were important pieces of summer that could not be missed. Setting up the lemonade stand with my little sister, filling up water balloons in the kitchen sink and going to Emerald Point at least once. July 3 and 4 Emerald Point will have fireworks after dark. So as they say, take a “daycation” to Emerald Point.
FRIDAY, July 4
Heavy Rebel Weekender
Millenium Center; 200-300 Trade St., Winston-Salem; HeavyRebel.net; 3 day pass $70, a day $35, car show FREE
That’s right boys and girls, guys and dolls, it’s that time of year again. So grab the grease for your hair, roll up those Lucky Strikes in your tight white T-shirt sleeve and get ready for a rock-a-billy time. Trade Street comes alive with the sound of… a different type of music.Sixty-five live bands all weekend and awesome chopped, channeled and butchered rat rods.Check out the three stages, contests and vendors for the 8th annual Heavy Rebel Weekender.
SATURDAY, July 5
Get Thunder Struck
Greene Street Club; 113 N. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.273.4111; greenstreetclub.com; 8 p.m.; $8
Wake up and chug some Pepto Bismol to kill that hangover you had from July 4. If you need some help waking up, Fooling Betty can help. Fooling Betty, an AC/DC tribute band, is an assortment of musicians from NY to Cali. Check out North Carolina native and frontman Chuck Campbell and special guest, “Let There Be Rock.” A tribute to early AC/DC.
SUNDAY, July 6
Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.274.0067; Triad Stage.org; 2 p.m.; $20-$32
Remember last week there was a BeThere about the pirate show for all ages?Not this time.This one is a dark recap of one of the worst pirates to visit NC’s coast. From the creators of Brother Wolf and Beautiful Star comes Bloody Blackbeard. To his victims he was said to be the devil himself but to a beautiful woman Blackbeard was a softy. It’s closing night, so don’t miss it.
MONDAY, July 7
Take me out to the ball game
NewBridge Bank Park ; 408 Bellemeade St., Greensboro;336.268.BALL; gsohoppers.com; 7:00 pm; $6-9
If you haven’t been to the Grasshopper’s stadium, NewBridge Bank Park, this summer… well you need to get out there. It’s the Grasshoppers vs. Braves tonight, and if this date doesn’t work for you, try July 3, 4 or 5 for fireworks after the Grasshoppers play the Delmarva Shorebirds. Come on out and buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.
TUESDAY, July 8
Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; carolinatheatre.com; 7:30pm; $5
Remember Drew Berrymore before she was a bad actress and when she was a cute little girl screaming at the sight of the alien in her closet? Well you can see it again as Carolina Theatre is playing ET as apart of their Summer Film Festival. The Summer Film Festival opens with ET and has something for everyone. With films like Pulp Fiction, Air Force One, Batman Returns and Carrie, to only name a few. To see the lineup of other movies in the festival that continues for the next six weeks check out the website, carolinatheatre.com.