Be There

by Jordan Owens

Wed., Jul 13

Silent Pictures

The Broach Theatre; 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.378.9300;; 8 p.m.; $10

Silent Pictures is a thrilling new multi-media musical set in 1920s Hollywood, Calif. It follows the story of Madrid, a young man who has fled heartbreak in Spain to discover success in American silent films. Produced by Greensboro’s own Fly-By-Night Theatre company, the play opens tonight and runs through July 17.

Thu., Jul 14

Harry Potter Epic Premiere Party

Carmike Cinemas; 4822 Koger Boulevard, Greensboro; 336.851.0094; ; 6 p.m.; FREE (standard ticket prices for screenings)

The final installment of the Harry Potter Saga premieres tonight. Celebrate with YES! Weekly, Mixed Tape Productions and Dick Broadcasting at the Carmike in Greeensboro. Tailgating begins at 6 p.m. with pumpkin juice, butterbeers, comedy and a photo booth. Catch a screening of the Deathly Hallows Part 1 at 9 p.m., and see the epic finale Part Two premiering at midnight.

Fri., Jul 15


Greene Street Club; 114 N. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.273.4111;; 8 p.m.; $12 advance, $14 day of show

Torche mixes Melvins-drone with Jawbox-influenced melodic hooks packaged in succinct songs that belie their stoner metal moniker. They bring their heavy and catchy rock to Greene Street this Friday, with support of Big Business and Helm’s Alee.

Sat., Jul 16

Washington Street Walking Tour

Changing Tides Cultural Center; 613 Washington St., High Point; 336.885.1859;; 10:30 a.m.; FREE

Learn about the past, present and future of High Point with a narrative tour through a cultural epicenter. Local historian Glenn Chavis will offer a guided walking tour of historic Washington Street, a one-time thriving business and entertainment district for High Point’s black community during segregation. Call ahead to reserve your spot for the 90-minute tour.

Sun., Jul 17

Pop and Lock

Inter_Section Gallery; 629 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem; 336.817.1248;; 2 p.m.; FREE

Pop and Lock is a showcase of pop art and hip-hop from Shanthony Exum, a mixed media and spoken word artist. Her artwork, combining bold, colorful backgrounds with appropriated imagery and social commentary, sets the scene for a performance from her nerdcore/electro-pop alter ego, Miss Eaves.

Mon., Jul 18

Beer and Cheese Tasting

Wine Merchants, 205 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem; 336.765.8175;; 5 p.m.; $5

Representatives from the UK’s Samuel Smith Brewery are hosting a special beer and cheese tasting tonight at Wine Merchants. Sample cult classic brews including their Taddy Porter, Nut Brown Ale, Organic Cider and more. Each beer is paired with a special selection of cheeses and no reservation is required.

Tues., Jul 19

Three Stooges Marathon

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 7:30 p.m.; $5

Spend an evening cooling off at the Summer Film Festival and laughing with Moe, Larry and Curly. The Carolina Theatre’s Three Stooges Marathon features and hour and a half of hilarious slapstick and farce. Titles include: An Ache In Every Stake, Cookoo Cavaliers, In the Sweet Pie and Pie, A Plumbing We Will Go, Spook Louder and You Natzy Spy!

Wed., Jul 20

Western Film Fair

Clarion Sundance Plaza Hotel; 3050 University Parkway, Winston-Salem; 828.524.5251;; 10 a.m.-midnight; $20

The 34 th annual Western Film Fair kicks off today in Winston-Salem with over 80 films shown in 16 mm on the big screen. Revisit the days of silver-screen cowboys in three viewing rooms over the three-day festival. The fair also features a memorabilia room and daily autograph sessions guest stars. Tickets are only $5 for entry after 5 p.m. or $60 for a three-day pass.