Be There

by Lindsay Craven

Thur., June 18

Driving Miss Daisy

Open Space Café Theatre; 4609 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.292.2285;; 8 p.m.; $10-20 See the local interpretation of this classic story of Daisy Werthan and Hoke. Daisy, a stubborn widow, must adjust to the African-American chauffer, Hoke, her son hires for her. Set in the South, the two must put aside their differences and learn from each other over the 25-year time period. It may not star Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman but here’s your chance to see this hit up close.

Fri., June 19

48-Hour film project

Studio B; 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.373.0811; greensboro/; 6-7 p.m., FREE Greensboro will be crawling with sleepdeprived, aspiring filmmakers this weekend as the 48-Hour Film Project kicks off the festivities. Filmmakers meet at Studio B in Greensboro tonight to learn what film they must create in the 48hour time frame. The films must be completed and turned in by Sunday, and the premiere screenings are held June 23 through June 25 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Carousel Luxury Cinemas.

Sat., June 20

sordid lives

Winston- Salem Theatre Alliance; 1047 W. Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem; 336.723.7777; www.; 6:30 p.m.; $14 for adults, $12 for students/seniors Hillbilly drama has never been as hilarious as in Sordid Lives. The story begins when Peggy hits her head on the bathroom sink after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs and subsequently bleeds to death. Her family comes together for her funeral and a slew of equally dysfunctional characters enjoin to mourn the loss. This hilarious play that has had both a film and television series spin-off will have you laughing till you cry.

Sun., June 21

fatHer’s day brunch at bayberry bistro

Hawthorne Inn; 420 High St., Winston-Salem; 336.777.3282; www.; $14.95 for adults and $8.95 for children It’s Father’s Day. Isn’t it time that you thanked dear old dad for all he’s done for you over the years? Take him out for brunch at the Bayberry Bistro. The meal will include St. Louisstyle baby-back ribs, Southern fried chicken and London broil with mushroom bordelaise sauce. The restaurant is accepting reservations but walk-ins are also accepted. Children under 5 eat for free.

Mon., June 22

artizzm, unlocking autism tHrougH art

WFU Baptist Medical Center, Spine Gallery; Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem; 336.716.2255; www1.; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE, parking fees apply Award-winning artist Virginia Kassay exhibits the art she composes to connect with her autistic daughter Emily. The exhibit features pieces that Virginia feels capture Emily’s personality. See a powerful connection between mother and daughter painted out on canvas.

Tues., June 23

David sedaris at barnes & noble

Barnes & Noble; 1925 Hampton Inn Court, Winston-Salem; 336.774.0800; www.; 7 p.m.; FREE Author of such titles as Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked and Holidays on Ice comes to the Triad to support his latest book When You Are Engulfed in Flames. Sedaris takes stories from his life and records them in humorous memoirs. Although born in New York, Sedaris was raised in Raleigh. His writing is filled with stories that just about anyone can relate to.

Wed., June 24

total improv bellydance

Eclectic By Nature; 408 State St., Greensboro; 336.272.0010; www.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; FREE Great for beginner and experienced belly dancers, this class begins with a cardio warm-up and stretching. Basic tribal style bellydance movements and combinations are covered throughout the class. Be prepared to connect with fellow women in your community.