Thur., Aug., 20
COMPETITION Brew Nerds; 305 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.768.1640; www.brewnerds.com; 7 p.m.; $10 a band It’s time to drag out that box of electronic instruments and get your band together. Tonight is the night to show the world how you can rock. All bands have to have at least three members including a vocalist and will perform two songs of their choice plus one song of the judge’s choice. So put together your best rockstar outfit and prepare to show Winston-Salem that you rock.
Fri., Aug., 21
N Club; 117 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.333.9300; www.nclub.com; 8 p.m.; $20 Sister Hazel dominated the radio airwaves in the ’90s with the hit song “All For You.” Tonight they return to Greensboro to play some of their classics as well as new tracks from their album Release. Head out for a Friday night of laidback hits that are a blast from the past.
Sat., Aug., 22
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Hideout Bar; 864 W. Northwest Blvd., Winston- Salem; 336.775.7664; www. hideoutbar.net; 12 p.m.; $10 It’s time to find out who the best of the best is in local music. Blackbird Productions is bringing 20 bands together to battle it out for a $2,000 prize. Tickets can be purchased from Liberty Tattoo or from members of any participating band. Half of the proceeds will go to benefit ABC of North Carolina.
Sun., Aug., 23
DINAH WAS! THE DINAH WASHINGTON MUSICAL
Open Space CafÃ© Theatre; 4609 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.292.2285; www.osctheatre.com; 3 p.m.; $10-20 Few women ever knew the blues like Dinah Washington. Washington, who came to be known as the “Queen of the Blues,” ruled the blues world from the 1940s to the 1960s. This musical follows the ups and downs of the legendary singer’s career in the face of discrimination.
Mon., Aug., 24
Blessings; 823 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem; 336.724.9393; www.blessingsproject.org; 8 p.m.; $8-10 This Southern songstress has provided success for Alison Krauss and the Seldom Scene with her songwriting skills. Tonight is Hughes’ turn in the spotlight as she performs songs off her album Gaining Wisdom. The album features guest performances from legends like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sam Bush and Rhonda Vincent. Check out this multi-talented performer tonight.
Tues., Aug., 25
ROY Z. KEMP EXHIBIT
UNCG Jackson Library; 320 College Ave., Greensboro; 336.334.5304; www.library.uncg.edu; 8 a.m.; FREE Roy Z. Kemp was a noted poet and Greensboro native. He enjoyed success with over 3,000 published poems, books and articles. His family donated an extensive collection of his published and unpublished work to UNCG so the public could enjoy his talents. The Jackson Library holds an array of poems, book reviews and feature articles Kemp wrote for North Carolina and Maryland newspapers.
Wed., Aug., 26
VEGAN CREATIVE COOKING
The Stocked Pot; 381 Jonestown Road, Winston- Salem; 336.499.5844; www. thestockedpot.com; 6:30 p.m.; $44 Choosing a vegan lifestyle leaves you with a limited selection in food, but this class changes all of that. Learn how to be animal friendly while not cutting back on the quality of your meals at this cooking class. Chef Don has catered vegan weddings and dinners and teaches vegan cooking skills to culinary college students and will be leading the class. Students will cook a meal and get the chance to enjoy it afterwards.
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