Be There: Every day, something cool

by Jesse Kiser


Noon at the Spoon

Weatherspoon Art Museum;1000 Spring Garden St., Greensboro;; 336.334.5770; FREE

Spend your lunch break at the ‘Spoon in downtown Greensboro with an art exhibit inspired by what we see on a daily basis. The Faraway/Nearby: Landscapes and Urban Views from the Permanent Collection features our urban landscape surroundings. Artists observe their environment and express themselves through them. The exhibit runs through Aug. 3. One artist, Yvonne Jacquette, has earned international recognition for her enigmatic aerial views of urban architecture


There goes the neighborhood

Five Points Tattoo; 1234 Montlieu Ave., High Point; 336.882.8661;; 8pm; $10

Get ready for some outlaw music in High Point. Bob Wayne & his Outlaw Carnies are coming to Five Points Tattoo along with the beautiful Cherry Bombers playing between sets. Bob Wayne claims to have a different assortment of band members for each show. “Now every day is different, every player every show,” it says on his MySpace page. “Will you see a bearded lady? Unless you go, you’ll never know.”


Get on your bikes and ride!

Weatherspoon Art Museum;1000 Spring Garden St., Greensboro;; 336.334.5770; FREE

The Latino Summer Film Series will be playing, Diarios de Motocicleta and for those of you who failed Spanish 1 in high school: The Motorcycle Diaries. This is a part of the Weatherspoon’s annual Summer Film Series. The movie is based on the journey of Che Guevara and his best friend, Alberto Granado, who rode a motorcycle across South America. I hope the motorcycle had a sidecar or at least a radio.

FRIDAY July 11

Hhighland Games

MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain;; 828.733.1333; $55 all four days, $10TH,$20F, $25S, $15S

Don’t lie – you know you want a good excuse to dust off the kilt in your closet, well here it is: the 53rd annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering O’ Scottish Clans. It was established to promote and restore interest in traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture, and to establish scholarship funds to assist students from Avery County High School to study at American colleges and universities. So make the drive and support Scottish roots and if you don’t have any? They don’t care as long as you’re having a good time.


Made in the South

1203 Frances Daily Court Colfax;; 800.672.2148; 8am-3pm; FREE

Who doesn’t love it when Girl Scouts come to the door bearing cookies? The Thin Mints are my favorite in case you were wondering what to get me for Christmas. Come support the Girl Scouts in the Triad at the Fiber and Folk art festival featuring traditional Southern pottery, hand-wrought jewelry, handbags, baskets, dolls and a lot more. All works are made by local NC residents.

SUNDAY July 13

Another lazy Sunday

EMF Fringe Series; Founder’s Lawn, Guilford College; 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro;; 336.333.7450; 6 p.m.; FREE

The Eastern Music Festival is finally here so clear your calendar and try to make most of the events. This Sunday the Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin Blues Band and Shiela Klinefelter & Her Traveling Circus will be performing on Founder’s Lawn and if their names alone should be enough to attract you consider that Bob Margolin played with the Muddy Waters’ Band from 1973-’80.

MONDAY July 14

The sunshine is calling my name

Downtown Greensboro; Locations vary;; Times vary; $5

Go for a walk through downtown Greensboro, get some fresh air and exercise at the same time. The city is offering walking self-guided tours of Historic Greensboro. The rental locations include: Central Library Coffee Shop, 336.373.3777 at 219 N. Church St.; Carolina Theatre Box Office, 336.333.2605, 310 S. Greene St. and Greensboro Historical Museum Gift Shop, 336.373.2949, 130 Summit Ave.


Baby signs

Hanes Mall, Healthy Living Play Area; 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem; 336.765.8321; 11:00 a.m.; FREE

The Tot Spot Club (say it three times fast) sponsored by BestHealth is holding a meet-and-greet for stay-at-home parents of children under five. It is a free program with information on keeping you and your little one healthy. It is held every third Thursday of the month so if you can’t make it this week mark your calendar for August. This week’s lesson is on the benefits of sign language in helping infants to communicate.