Be There

by Jordan Owens

Thurs., Jun 16

Greensboro Jaycees / YES! Weekly Mixer Palmetto; 223 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.285.5530;; 6 p.m.; FREE

Meet local professionals, taste local food and enter to win prizes at the Greensboro Jaycees monthly mixer. You’ll have an opportunity to socialize and network with young professionals while learning about the organization and its projects. Visitors are welcome, dress is casual and appetizers and drink ticket are provided.

Wed., Jun 15


Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 7:30 p.m.; Pay what you can

In this dress-up farce, two fathers arrange the marriage of their children, but when the kids fall in love behind masked disguises (with someone they think they’ve never met), everything goes wrong. The play runs through June 26, but at tonight’s performance you’ll take advantage of special pay-what-you-can pricing.

Fri., Jun 17

Gallery Nomads Down East

Green Hill Center; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460;; 5:30 p.m.; FREE

For a few weeks, six eastern North Carolina art spaces will travel to Green Hill Center to set up shop. Each participating gallery will present individually curated exhibitions highlighting their artists and organizations. Visitors will have a great opportunity to see new artwork from across the state.The show opens tonight and runs through Aug. 21.

Sat., Jun 18

Cajun Seafood Boil

6th and Vine; 209 W. 6 th St., Winston- Salem; 336.725.5577;; 12-5 p.m.; $15

Winston-Salem’s downtown wine bar and café is hosting their annual blues and jazz cajun seafood boil. It’s an all-day, all-you-caneat affair complete with live music from Hayley Atwell and 3 Alarm Wasabi. Enjoy great drink specials to complement the cajun flavors.

Sun., Jun 19

Summer Solstice Celebration

Greensboro Arboretum; 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro; 336.339.1828; www.; 3-10 p.m.; FREE

Come in your most whimsical A Midsummer Night’s Dream attire to celebrate the season at the Greensboro Arboretum. The seventh annual Summer Solstice festival features dancing, mimes, music, bubbles, glitter, parasols, a bazaar and more — all in celebration of the longest day of the year. You won’t want to miss the special fire finale at 9 p.m.

Mon., Jun 20

Taste of Greensboro

Embassy Suites; 204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro; 336.378.6465;; 5:30 p.m.; $40

Sample some of the best cuisine, shopping and live music Greensboro has to offer while raising money for charity. At this year’s fourteenth annual event, the money raised will support Guilford County’s Mobile Meals program. Your ticket includes food and drinks from more than 25 area restaurants, hotels and caterers.

Tues., Jun 21

Sound Off

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts; 251 N. Spruce St., Winston- Salem; 336.725.8916;; 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; FREE

Sound OFF is a visual art exhibition all about sound: those who make it, how it is made, and what it is made with. It features many formats and mediums — both 2D and 3D — exploring visual interpretations of music and sound. The show is on display in the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center through July 24.

Wed., Jun 22

Pimp and Circumstance

Broach Theatre; 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; h; 8 p.m.; Pay what you can

Tonight marks the world premiere of Pimp and Circumstance, a comedy by playwright and UNCG graduate Newton Neely. The play is set on the North Carolina coast and filled with laughs and surprises. Find out whether the characters’ southern family relationships will survive an outlandish circumstance in tonight’s pay-what-you-can preview. The show runs through July 2.