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by Jesse Kiser

TUESDAY, JULY 29

Furniture: What’s Up High Point Museum; 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point; www. highpointmuseum.org; 336.885.1859; 6:30 p.m.; FREE Today is the fifth in a series of monthly public forums on our state’s furniture market. Discussion today includes “The Factory Next Door: Marsh Furniture and Its Macedonia Neighborhood,” and panelists Rev. Ronald Wilkins, High Point city councilman and pastor of the East Grimes Baptist Church and Marsh Furniture President Terry Dickey. It is open to the public. Camp College Summerfield Community Center; 4117 Oak Ridge Road, Summerfield; www.summerfield gov.com; 9-11:30 a.m. and 5:30- 8 p.m.; $130 Have a high school kid getting ready to leave home for those short four years? Well try Camp College starting tomorrow, so sign up today if you want them to get started on learning what it takes to make it in higher education, including tips on how to get into the school they and hopefully you want. You don’t need to bring anything — all materials will be provided.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

Boy wonders Time Warner Pavilion; 3801 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh; www. livenation.com/raleigh; 919.831.6400; around $25-$70 I hear young girls describing the Jonas Brothers as Hanson with darker hair and better suits. Well, whatever they are, they’re coming to Charlotte along with skater-rocker chick Avril Lavigne. The Jonas Brothers consist of a 14-year-old, a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old and this tour is called The Burning Up Tour. And if they don’t knock it off back there we’re gonna turn this tour bus right around.

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008

EMF wraps up Sternberger Auditorium; Guilford College; 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro; www. easternmusicfestival.org; 336.272.0160; 4pm; $10 Every week we talk about the Eastern Music Festival but it won’t be long before we can’t talk about it anymore, it ends Saturday. Today though, cellist Xavier Phillips performs at the Guilford College Sternberger Auditorium. Admission is free with season passes. If you have kids I hope you had a chance to check out what EMF has to offer with their EMF Kids Concerts featuring Hot Peas ‘N Butter and Shana Banana. There are still a few days left so check out their website for what’s left.

FRIDAY, AUG. 1

Vanishing Point and Her Majesty’s Top Gun Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; www. carolinatheatre.com; 336.333.2605; 10:30 p.m.; $5 for both films. Barry Newman defined a “car chase” movie with Vanishing Point., a cinematic race against the clock with cops, bikers, hippies, Bennies and a mysterious hitchhiker. It is a cult classic and elevated the Dodge Challenger to it’s status of one of the badest muscle cars ever. Also playing is Her Majesty’s Top Gun, which I personally have not heard of. But with the main character named No. 1, who is fearless and licensed to kill how can you go wrong? It’s a long night — each film is about 90 minutes — and both are rated R.

SATURDAY, AUG. 2

Let’s ride Plum Krazy’s; 106-B College Road, Greensboro; www. myspace.com/plumkrazybar; 336. 851.0133; 11 a.m. to ride, 5 p.m. to party; $20 to ride If you have a motorcycle, today you can ride for a good cause. Plum Krazy’s is holding a charity motorcycle ride for Camp Carefree. It’s the 4 th annual ride and raffle. You have a chance to win your very own chopper, a mini-chopper that is, along with a plasma TV and Southbound 49 will be playing. The ride stops for lunch and rides to Camp Carefree before returning to Plum Krazy’s for the party.

SUNDAY, AUG. 3

More than a bike race 1400 W. Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem; www. hanesparkclassic.com/index.htm or www.Cyclesafe.org; 877.Cycle06; 8 a.m.; FREE Calling all bikers — bicyclists that is. Get ready for the Hanes Park Classic that started in 1977, featuring a professional bike race as the main event. It is part of USA Cycling’s National Race Calendar (NRC). The race is a part of a series of races called the Crossroads Cycling Classic and carries a $15,000 purse. There is something for everyone: bicycle races for all ages and abilities, a community fun ride, a kids bike race, a kids bike rodeo, a family 1-mile fun run, the Hanes Park Classic 5K Run, BMX stunt shows, a kids zone and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy.

MONDAY, AUG. 4

Greensboro Police Night with the Greensboro Grasshoppers NewBridge Bank Park; 408 Bellemeade St., Greensboro; 336.268.BALL; www.gsohoppers.com; 7pm; $6 You can relax when you see the men in blue tonight because the Grasshoppers are honoring Greensboro’s finest. Check out the bomb squad robot, meet McGruff and take home a child safety kit. Also police chief Tim Bellamy will throw the opening pitch. Tomorrow night the Grasshoppers are inviting you and your pets for Miss Babe Ruth’s Bark in the Park; offering Pooch Passes for $3.

TUESDAY, AUG. 5

Boogie in the Barn with Big Bang Boom Greensboro Children’s Museum; 220 N. Church St., Greensboro; 336.574.2898; www.gcmuseum.com; 5:30 p.m.; FREE with membership A couple weeks ago we mentioned Chuck Folds plays in three different bands and could possibly be the busiest musician in the Triad. Well again tonight he is playing a concert for kids at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. Big Bang Boom is his band and they play every Tuesday night through Aug. 26. Hot dogs, Domino’s pizza and ice cream are for sale at the concert too. It is free with a membership.

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