Be There!

by Jesse Kiser


Special someone Solaris; 125 Summit Ave., Greensboro; www.cupid. com/predating; 336.378.0198; 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; $35.00 Single and too busy to hit up the bar? No worries. Young and single professionals in the Triad have the opportunity to meet others like themselves with speed dating. The event is held at Solaris by They say that you learn the most about a person’s compatibility within the first few minutes of meeting them, so don’t introduce yourself with a “your momma” joke and try to be cool. For all singles, ages 32-44, it starts at 6:30 p.m. and for those interested in African Americans aged 25-37 it starts at 8:30 p.m.


Feel free Christopher’s; 712 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem;; 336.316.1231; 5:30 p.m.; FREE Free beer. That’s really all that needs to be said. Thanks to YES! Weekly and, tonight at Christopher’s in Winston-Salem is the Triad After Work Social. The event is held the first and third Wednesdays of every month and rotates between Winston-Salem and Greensboro. The other sponsors for the event include RH Barrenger. the Winston-Salem Jaycees, Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and the DASH. And sorry for the younger readers out there: This is a 21-and-up affair.


We feel lucky NewBridge Bank Park; 408 Bellemeade St., Greens boro;; 336.268.BALL; 7p.m.; $6-$9 A YES! Weekly employee is one of the 10 finalists for the Harley- Davidson V-rod the Grasshoppers are raffling off to raise money for Big Brother/Big Sister of the Triad. Publisher Charles Womackhas one of the 10 potential winning keys, and says the other nine don’t have a chance. All 10 are invited to the Harley suite for the game and then must sing the national anthem before trying their keys. The one that starts the Revolution engine is the one who wins. So watch the roads because there might be a YES! Weekly V-rod coming to the fleet.

FRIDAY, Aug. 8

Next best thing Greene Street Club; 127 N. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.273.4111; www.; 8 p.m.; $8adv/$10door Nirvana were the heros of the garage band scene. It just sucks that you really can never see them play again, at least not on this planet. But the next best thing is Nevermind, a Nirvana cover band. Also with Nevermind is Hephystus, a Metallica tribute band, and 100 Yorktown, which mimics the Foo Fighters. Revolve Film and Music Festival The Werehouse ;211 E. 3 rd St., Winston-Salem;; 336.722.3016; 9:30 p.m.; $10 Two-for-one Friday for you. The Revolve Film and Music festival is in town. Their music portion is happening at the Werehouse with Pylon and Gravel Truck. Pylon, featured in last week’s issue, helkpoed define the new-wave sound of the ’80s — take that, Billy Joel. As far as the movie side goes check out their schedule for the movies playing this week. The movies are shown at Salem College in Winston- Salem.


Don’t drink and dive Portrait Homes, Ridge Creek ; 6337 Bermuda Way, Whit sett; 336.316.1231;; 12 p.m.; FREE All right, I was unable to make the last pool party but that’s not happen ing this Saturday. I am breaking out my baby blue Speedo and sucking in that gut. Last week featured pictures from the event with beautiful people on a beautiful day — lets hope it is the same for this Saturday. There is free beer provided by Red Oak so you know it’s that good stuff and free food from Cooper’s Ale House. And don’t forget tunes. Returning is DJ Lotta Noize, “your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ.”

SUNDAY, Aug. 10

Carolina Wedding Show Benton Convention Center; 301 W. 5 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.727.2976;; 11 a.m.; $5online/$10door Yeah I think I just heard your dishwasher break, cause you are going to need some kind of good excuse to get out of this one. Your soon-to-be wife is going to beg you to come with her to the Carolina Wedding Show. It is the one-stop shop for planning your wedding. The show is sponsored by Belk and will have wedding photographers, caterers, florists and reception facilities to only name a few. Also if you attend this show you get free tickets to next week’s Greensboro show. Ladies, it might be a good way to drop a hint to your man by asking them to go, or it might just scare the heck out of them.

MONDAY, Aug. 11

Tee up Sedgefield Country Club; 3201 Forsyth Drive, Greensboro; www.; 11 a.m.; day $25/week $100 With a $5.1 million purse up for grabs, there should be some good golfing going on all week at the Wyndham Golf Tournament. The tournament returns home after a 31-year absence — it has not been played at the Sedgefield Country Club since its beginning three decades ago, when it was called the Greater Greensboro Open. The Wyndham Tournament is a stop on the PGA tour. Let’s see if another first-time winner will take this one. The tournament began on Sunday with AIG Support Our Troops Pro-Am pairings reception at Sedgefield Country Club at 5 p.m. Tee-off for the AIG ‘Support Our Troops’ Pro-Am is today at 11a.m.

TUESDAY, Aug. 12

Say Cheese Weatherspoon Art Museum; 1000 Spring Garden St., Greensboro;; 336.334.5770; Hours vary; FREE Remember those high school photo days? With the light-blue shaded paper background and something like a treasure chest to sit on? If you were lucky you could pose with a basketball. Well for the past 15 years Dawoud Bey has been photographing high school in a different light. His exhibit features 40 photographs of high school students from a wide economic, social and ethnic spectrum, telling a story that breaks stereotypes with every photo. Bey shows the struggles that today’s teens face and the challenges of growing up. The exhibit runs through Sept. 7; so don’t miss it.