Be There

every day something cool. by Justin Jackson

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Merle Haggard Live War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro Coliseum Complex; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 800.745.3000;; 7:30 p.m.; $45.60

Iconic country music legend, Country Hall of Famer and most recently a Kennedy Center Honoree, Haggard released a new album, Working In Tennessee, in October to rave reviews. Haggard revolutionized the country music scene as well as started a new wave of patriotic songs in the sixties. The legendary musician continues to fascinate and enthrall millions around the world.

Wed., Apr. 11

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance; 1047 Northwest Boulevard, Winston-Salem; 800.838.3006; www.; 8 p.m.; $10

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

Thur., Apr. 12

Evidence, A Dance Company Aycock Auditorium, UNCG Campus; 408 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.4849; www.; 8 p.m.; $25-$35

This New York-based company that marries traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word will be performing for your viewing and listening pleasure. The show will be followed by a Q&A session with Ronald K. Brown, the company’s founder, and members of the dance troupe.

Fri., Apr. 13

“What is it about 2012? How we misunderstand Ancient Maya Astronomy” Koury Auditorium, GTCC Campus; 601 High Point Rd., Jamestown; 336.334.4822;; 7 p.m.; FREE

The buzz in the media and other places about Dec. 23, 2012, being the end of the world, according to the Mayan calendar, is a misconception, says WCU physics and astronomy professor Enrique Gomez. “Contrary to popular belief, the calendar doesn’t end in 2012. Nor are there records that the Classic Period Maya thought so. When asked, leaders of modern Maya communities reject the idea of that 2012 will mark the end of the world, or even the end of the calendar.” Join Gomez as he addresses these issues and puts these rumors to rest.

Sun., Apr. 15

A Conversation with Hal Needham Hanesbrands Theatre; 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem; 336.724.1502; www.; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; FREE

Legendary filmmaker and stuntman Hal Needham reflects on his 40-year career in film and television. UNC School of the Arts professor Dale Pollock will lead the discussion and Q&A. Be sure to also check out Smokey and the Bandit, which Needham directed, screening at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Mon., Apr. 16

Mixed Tape’s Might Marvel Monday: Iron Man Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.carolinatheatre. com; 7-9 p.m.; $6

Part one of three in the Mixed Tape Film Series’ countdown to this year’s big-screen blockbuster The Avengers, it’s Ironman! When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a lifethreatening incident, he decides to use its technology to fight against evil.

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Tues., Apr. 17

Unclaimed Treasures: Exhibit & Sale Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts; 251 N. Spruce St., Winston- Salem; 336.722.2585;; 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; FREE

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has Unclaimed Treasures from the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. collection on view at the Womble Carlyle Gallery. More than 650 works of art which include originals and prints, quilts, bronze figures, porcelain, and books. See quilts on display upstairs at the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art.

Wed., Apr. 18

Wednesday Night Film Series presents: Ghost world The Creative Center; 900 16th St., Greensboro; 336.617.3328;; 6:30-9 p.m.; FREE/donations accepted

Join your host, Budd Wilkins, nationallypublished film critic for Slant Magazine while you screen films, from popular to the obscure. This week’s film is Terry Zwigoff’s fictional film Ghost World starring Scarlett Johannsen and Steve Buscemi based on Daniel Clowes’s underground comic strip by the same name.