Be There

by Lindsay Craven

Be There

Thur., Sept. 10


Triad Stage at the Pyrle Theatre; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160; www.; 7:30 p.m.; $16 Award-winning performance space Triad Stage opens its season with Picnic, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by William Inge that concerns a handsome drifter in small-town Kansas and a fateful Labor Day picnic. The show runs through Sept. 27, but tonight is as good a night as any to catch the action.

Fri., Sept. 11


SciWorks; 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem; 336.767.6730; www.; 7 p.m.; $6 one show, $10 two shows Yeah, rock music is pretty cool. But have you ever listened to it… with lasers? It’s pretty awesome. Friday night’s line-up at SciWorks includes music by the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Make appropriate preparations beforehand.

Sat., Sept. 12

Winston-Salem; www.; 9:30 a.m.; FREE Oh the joys of the printed word, consumed the way God and nature intended: printed with toxic ink on remnants of dead trees. Celebrate all things literate today with Honorary Chair David Payne (Back to Wando Passo), John Berendt (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Emily Ecton (Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments), Charles Martin (Where the River Ends) and dozens more.

Sun., Sept. 13


Dave’s Mountain Tennis and Swim Club; 1988 Berkley Lane, Asheboro;; 4 p.m.; $5 entry fee Ruff Love, an organization which finds homes for abandoned dogs, sponsors a day at the pool, for pets — dogs only, please — this afternoon. A $5 cover gets a sandwich, chips and a drink and also serves as the entrance fee for the doggie swimsuit contest.

Mon., Sept. 14


Center City Park; Friendly and Elm streets, Greensboro;;6:30 p.m.; FREE This week’s installment of Fitness by the Fountain, sponsored in part by Action Greensboro, features Hooping with Studio 318, which, we suppose, is a form of vigorous Hula- Hoop. As noted in the press release, beginners are welcome. We approve.

Tues., Sept. 15


Greensboro Public Library; 219 N. Church St., Greensboro; 336.373.2169; www.; 10 a.m.; FREE Seniors: Check your blood pressure, body mass index and your hearing or screen your glucose and cholesterol numbers today at the Greensboro Pubic Library. Also in the offering are door prizes, consultations with healthcare professionals and, you know, fellowship.

Wed., Sept. 16


Center City Park; Friendly and Elm streets, Greensboro;; 12 p.m. Center City Park gets the nod again this week with an installment of its Tunes at Noon series, which has been running all summer long. This week’s performer was to be determined at press time, which makes the whole thing so much more mysterious! Still, just about any type of music is accommodating during a lunch hour spent outdoors.

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