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by Jesse Kiser

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20

Just chill Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro; 628 SummitAve., Greensboro; 336.275.6090; www.womenscentergso.org; 12 p.m.; FREE

Need help relaxing? Had a busy day with one kid on your hip while doingdishes and dinner as the other two run past you playing cowboys andIndians? Have no worries because the Women’s Resource Center ofGreensboro is offering free workshops on stress relieving tools. Thisweek it’s, Susan Aubrey Hunter, LPC who will help you discover howguided meditation can help you unwind and build your tolerance tostress. They also recommend bringing a brown-bag lunch, maybe you canget the husband to take care of that for you. A lot of these classesare going on throughout the summer so check their website out.Registration is required and sorry for you younger crowd it’s an 18event, call to register.

THURSDAY, Aug. 21

Pilot Mountain rock festival Jomeokee Campground; 1140 Pace’s Place Pinnacle; www.firstplatoonindustries.com; info@takingbackthestreets.net; 10am-10pm; $40 dayof, $35online Starting today Pilot Mountain is going to echo with the sound of rock, hip hop and everything in between with the Taking it Back to the Streets Rock Festival. The event is a Christian rock festival, although I do not think all the bands are Christian. The weekend features bands like, August Burns Red, Cool Hand Luke, Grits, the Chariot, the Urban Sophisticates, Versa Emerge and So Long Forgotten, just a few of the 30 bands on the slate. The event’s proceeds are directly donated to Compassion International, which is an organization that helps children in poverty all over the globe (www.compassion.com.) Weather all the bands are Christian I don’t know, but the roster is pretty eclectic. So camp out and hang out for the weekend-long event that starts today and goes through the Aug. 23.

FRIDAY, Aug. 22

Parmalee parma-la Plum Krazy’s; 106B College Rd.; Greensboro; 336.851.0133; www.myspace.com/parmalee; $8 at the door

The band Parmalee will be kicking off the weekend at Plum Krazy’s, with Down-N-Dirty open ing. These guys are going national, ladies and gentlemen, so get in on the action now. Consider it an investment in future snootiness: “I knew Parmalee back when they were cool.”

SATURDAY, Aug. 23

Brews Festival SOLD OUT… almost Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 336.373.263; www.summertimebrews.com; $25 online, $30 dayof; 4 p.m.

Okay, so the Summertime Brews Festival is not sold out of the $25 tickets but they are sold out of the $35 private tasting-room tickets. So if you have a $35 ticket well con gratulation and if not, hurry! The Summertime Brews Festival is sponsored by YES! Weekly Along with Rock 92, 107.5 KZL and Greene St. to name a few. There will be 200 beers there for you to sample. The list is so long and mouth-watering, my computer froze just looking at it. All the proceeds from your ticket to the Summertime Brews Festival benefit the American Red Cross. Now all I need to do it find someone to drive me and you do the same. Or maybe we can split a cab.

SUNDAY, Aug. 24

Music in Revolutionary Salem Gray Auditorium; 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem; 336.682.8524; www.carolinasummermusicfestival.org; 3 p.m.; $5-$15

I remember little of the American Revolutionary War from history class back in high school, but one thing I do not remember is learning about the music of the era. This afternoon Old Salem is holding a concert to give a glimpse of musical life during the Revolutionary War. There is also a pre-concert discussion with Philip Dunigan and Nola Knouse. It’s a part of the Carolina Summer Music Festival that started Aug. 14 and lasts through Aug. 31. The Festival is presented by Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Carolina Chamber Symphony Players. So come out and hear what the text books never could let you listen to.

MONDAY, Aug. 25

Let the Artist Talk Elsewhere Artist Collaborative; 606-608 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.549.5555; www.elsewhereelsewhere.org; 4pm; FREE

Today thanks to the Weatherspoon Museum there is another installment of Artist Talk, this time with Cuban-born, Guerra de la Paz. This Miami-based artist is known for using thousand of pieces of used clothing to create life-sized figures and landscapes that need to be seen to understand. They do not do justice unless truly seen in person. The talk is held at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro at 4 p.m. Come meet an actual artist.

TUESDAY, Aug. 26

Break a leg Greensboro Cultural Center; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7470; www.ctgso.org; 7 p.m.; FREE

Need to get out some rage? Well act your heart out for auditions of 12 Angry Men at the Community Theatre of Greensboro. They are looking for a diverse cast and a “real melting pot of the community.” Male and Female of all races and ages are invited to try their hand at the script. The play is directed by Bill Raulerson and scripts are available in the CTG office for perusal. Auditions last through today and tomorrow, callbacks are Aug. 27 and rehearsals start Sept. 2.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27

Swamp Boat Tate Street Coffee House; 334 S. Tate St., Greensboro; 336.275.2754; www.tatestreetcoffee.blogspot.com;; 8 p.m.; FREE

Sorry, no Swamp Boat rides but rather Swamp Boat the band playing at Tate Street Coffee tonight. Tate Street Coffee House was formed on Dec. 16, 1993, the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Tate Street does not see this date as a day our nation stood against taxation without representation but rather the date American’s gave up tea and accepted coffee as their beverage. There is very little out there about Swamp Boat but I can tell you their music is a mix between folk and bluegrass, some mellow stuff for sure. Tate Street is located right on the edge of UNCG’s campus, so if you need a break from the usual Wednesday event try out Swamp Boat.

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