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Wed., Feb 8

Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes The Blind Tiger; 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro; 336.272.9888; www.; 8 p.m.; $6/advance, $8/ day of

Formed in 2001, the legend of Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes is a noble tale of friends, funk and fortitude. It is the coagulation of classically trained musicians breaking the confines of the genre in a most likely musical haven; New Orleans. Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes have been known to boldly impress their audiences with more than music, which sometimes involves the removal of clothes, bizarre costumes and the coercion of certain audience members to partake in odd antics.

Thurs., Feb 9

Mixed Tape Series Presents: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The Carolina Theatre; 310 S Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.; $6

Don’t miss this 2004 American romantic science-fiction film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories. The film uses elements of science fiction, psychological thriller and nonlinear narration to explore the nature of memory and romantic love. Film scripted by Charlie Kaufman and directed by French director Michel Gondry.

Fri., Feb 10

Welcome to Mitford Arts Council Theatre; 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem; 336.748.0875; www.; 8 p.m.; $22

The fictional North Carolina mountain town of Mitford is peopled by many colorful characters. A number of local actors round out a cast that brings the Jan Karon novels to life in a way that will give the audience plenty of opportunities to laugh — and to cry — in a story about community and what it means to fall in love.

Sat., Feb 11

Third Annual Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference Elliott University Center; UNCG Campus; 1000 Spring Garden St., Greensboro; 336.379.0821; for full schedule, visit www.; 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.; $53, $38/for students

Organized by the UNCG NC Entrepreneurship Center, the conference will provide opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists to learn from successful professionals about how to create self-sustaining and job-creating enterprises.

Sun., Feb 12

Uptown Artworks Grand Opening Uptown Artworks Studio and Gallery; 1007 Arnold St., Greensboro; 336.255.6345; www.uptownartworks. org; 2 p.m.; FREE

Announcing the Grand Opening of Greensboro’s Newest Art Gallery and Studios featuring the paintings of Kathy Phillips, Allie Scott, Stephen Robinson, Vicki Johnson, Judy Meyler, Carol Meetze-Moates and Heath Carrier. Learn from experts and register for classes, workshops and studio spaces.

Mon., Feb 13

Under Pressure: Impressions by Brian Kiger Salem Academy & College, North Corridor Gallery; Salem Fine Arts Center; 601 South Church St., Winston-Salem; 336.917.5313; www.; FREE

In response to our ever-increasing digital culture, Kiger has focused on production techniques consisting of hand printed materials such as lithographic and relief printed posters, books, and other ephemera. The unique form and aesthetic of these prints creates a new element of communication that is powerful beyond the declaration of the written word.

Tues., Feb 14

Greensboro Symphony POPS Concert Westover Church; 505 Muirs Chapel Rd., Greensboro; 336.335.5456 (ext 224);; 8-10 p.m.; $22

Let’s Fall in Love!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with John Pagano featuring songs by Sinatra, Cole Porter and much more! Pagano is the lead vocalist in the legendary Burt Bacharach’s band

Wed., Feb 15

Artist Talk with Heather Gordon Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460; www.; 5:30 p.m..; FREE

Heather Gordon, a Durham artist, is recognized statewide and on a national level. She has exhibited at SECCA, the Weatherspoon, the Cameron Art museum and the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she was awarded an Honorable Mention by juror Nat Trotman, Associate Curator at the Guggenheim Museum of Art.

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