every day something cool. by Justin Jackson
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ
High Point Public Library; 901 North Main St., High Point; 336.883.8512; www.highpointpubliclibrary.com; 6-7 p.m.; FREE April is national Jazz Appreciation Month. Come listen and learn at this informative event for your eyes and ears, which will include historical information with a live performance of New Orleans jazz by local guitarist Andy Squint.
Wed., Aprl 18
LAST THROES READING SERIES Empire Books; 1827 B Spring Garden St., Greensboro; 336.218.0450; 7-10 p.m.; FREE
For the second installment of the Last Throes Reading Series, Empire Books presents Winston Salem writer Steve Mitchell. Mitchell’s new short story collection The Naming of the Ghosts is scheduled for release later this month from Press 53. Creative nonfiction writer LaTasha Jones of Fayetteville will be joining Steve. Her as-yet-unpublished manuscript examines the racial line drawn by the railroad tracks that cut through Greenville.
Thur., Apr. 19
UNCSA PRESENTS SPRING DANCE Stevens Center; 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.1945; www. uncsa.edu/performances; 7:30 p.m.; $15
The UNC School of the Arts presents Spring Dance, a showcase of works from the ballet and contemporary programs in the School of Dance. Spring Dance will include performances of Act II of Swan Lake with Chancellor John Mauceri conducting the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra; Beach Birds by Merce Cunningham; The Unsung by JosÃ© LimÃ³n, and Kingdom by Larry Keigwin.
Fri., Apr. 20
SECOND CLASS Glenwood Coffee and Books; 1310 Glenwood Ave., Greensboro; 336.501.8389; www. glenwoodcoffeeandbooks.tumblr.com; 8 p.m.; FREE
Second Class is a reader’s theater production that offers personal narratives about individuals and families adversely affected by existing North Carolina laws, and articulates the threats to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.
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Sat., Apr. 21
RED RIBBON RUNWAY FASHION SHOW Sundance Plaza Hotel & Spa; 3050 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem; 336.777.0116; www. aidscareservice.org; 8 p.m.; $30
Come join AIDS Care Service as the finalists from our annual fashion design competition strut their stuff on the runway! This spectacular evening will feature a professional fashion show and Project Runway-style competition. There will also be food, dancing, a silent auction, cash bar and more.
Sun., Apr. 22
GREEN LIVING ARTS FESTIVAL The Creative Center; 900 16th St., Greensboro; 336.545.0717; www.thecreativecenter.net; 1-5 p.m.; FREE
REsourses for Artful Living (REAL) and the Sierra Club present this free, family-friendly event including Visions of Peace: An Exhibition of the Arts, bands, singers, multicultural dancers, “green living” displays, demos & instruction, healing artists, green art activities, a parade and vendors selling eco-friendly crafts, art, organic foods, produce & plants.
Mon., Apr. 23
MIXED TAPE MARVEL MONDAY FILM SERIES PRESENTS: THOR Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.carolinatheatre. com; 7-9 p.m.; $6
Part two of three in the Mixed Tape Film Series’ countdown to this year’s big-screen blockbuster The Avengers, it’s Thor! The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live among humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Wed., Apr. 25
11TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS The Millennium Center; 101 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem; 336.784.5770; www. hungerwnc.org; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $25/advance, $30/door
The hottest event of the season presented by Texas Pete’® Sauces benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. Enjoy a simple meal. Browse and buy in the Empty Bowls Store. Stake your claim on art pieces, getaways, services and more in the silent auction and select a handcrafted bowl to take home — your gift for supporting hunger-free communities. It’s lunch for a cause at the Annual Empty Bowls!