Be There

by Brian Clarey


Wild Sweet Orange at Greene Street Greene Street Club; 113 N. Greene St., Greensboro;; 336.273.4111; 7 p.m.; $10 advance/$12 door Sounds like something you would read painted on a piece of wood on the side of the road: Wild Sweet Orange. Well they are not being sold out of the bed of a truck but rather headlining at Greene Street Club tonight. Also joining them is What Made Milwaukee Famous, Native Sound and Winfield. Don’t worry it’s an all ages show. Their tour is a big one leading them to all the way Florida and back up to Ohio with stops along the way. Their unplugged sound is full of emotion and power but you don’t have to take my word for how they sound check out their myspace at

THURSDAY, Sept. 11

Corey Smith Millennium Center; 101 W. 5 th St., Winston-Salem;; 336.682.6332; 7 p.m.; $15 Well they tore down the building that was Ziggy’s but the music carries on. Tonight Ziggy Rock is hosting Corey Smith at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem with opening act Matt Stillwell. I carried my sister and her friends to Corey Smith a few years ago when Ziggy’s was still around. I had never heard of Smith but after that night, I became a fan. He doesn’t look real young but sure acts like it; singing about drinking, girls and rebellion against the cops. Just wait until he tells his story about the South Carolina State Troopers; then you will get a better understanding of Corey Smith.

Bethabara Concert Band & Family Evening Historic Bethabara Park; 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem;; 336.924.8191; 5:30 p.m.; FREE A double-header Thursday for you. If you need a place to take the kids, Corey Smith is probably not the best but the Historic Bethabara park concert is. It is an evening of music and dancing. The band plays pop, standards, classical and jazz. Also there are wagon rides and colonial games for children.

FRIDAY, Sept. 12

Greene Street Club; 113 N. Greene St., Greensboro;; 336.273.4111; 8:30 p.m.; $20 advance /$25 door This is a full week for the Triad. Five Points Tattoo is hosting “Juke Joint, Jump and Jive” with the Cherry Bombers at Greene Street tonight, it’s sure to be a good rock and roll time. Sorry kiddies, it’s an 18-and-up event.

Fair play Greensboro Coliseum;; 336.373.2632; $5 The fair is back starting today and lasting through Sept. 21.There are agriculture exhibits, motorcycle high wire acts, the Crossroads Farm Petting Zoo, Circle C Farms Racing Pigs and the Carolina Feather Fanciers Poultry Show. Unlimited-ride wristbands are available until today at 5 p.m. for $15 — you can’t beat that. The hours are Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. 11p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. until 11 p.m. Also seniors and children 10 and under are free.

SATURDAY, Sept. 13

Oktoberfest in Winston-Salem Foothills Brewing; 638 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem;; 336.777.3348; 12 p.m.; $25 advance/$30 door I can’t wait for this one — free all-you-can-eat German food and live music in downtown Winston-Salem, what more could you ask for? How about locally brewed beer — yeah they got that too. It’s the Foothill’s Brewing annual Oktoberfest starting today at noon and lasting until 2 a.m. I know I’m going to be there taking in some great German food and good music. I hope you will be too.

SUNDAY, Sept. 14

Delfeayo Marsalis In Concert UNCG School of Music Recital Hall; Corner of West Market and McIver streets,Greensboro;; 336.274.1507; Reception 3:15 p.m. Concert 4 p.m.; $50 Today at UNCG is a concert to help the Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency. Acclaimed jazz artist Delfeayo Marsalis will perform to help support the agency. It is held in memory of Miles Davis, who battled sickle cell disease. Don’t miss this one — Marsalis is critically acclaimed. He first recorded when he was 17 and began learning the trombone when he was just 13, so he knows his stuff.

MONDAY, Sept. 15

Mega Movie Monday — Air Force One Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro;; 336.333.2605; 7:30 p.m.; $5 I love Carolina Theatre’s random assortment of movies. Tonight is a showing of the box-office hit Air Force One, where James Marshall (played by Harrison Ford) is a combat hero in the Vietnam War and is now president of the United States. Air Force One is taken hostage by terrorists and it becomes the president’s job to save the day. The movie also stars Glenn Close, Philip Baker Hall and Dean Stockwell. The film is rated R for violence. Runtime is 124 minutes.

TUESDAY, Sept. 16

Greening Your Business Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum; 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem;; 336.727.2058; 3 p.m.; FREE Own your own business? No matter the size of the business or if you are just interested in practical green technology, then check out the city of Winston-Salem’s free forum on how to green your business. It offers business owners ideas on how to make their enterprises more energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive. Tomorrow at the same location will be green building and sustainable community forum, which shows the latest in local green building design and construction techniques. The forum is free but you must register.


Building Self-Esteem in Children Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro; 628 Summit Ave., Greensboro;; 336.275.6090; 12 p.m.; FREE There have been a lot of things this week to get your kids away from the TV set and here is another. We all are aware of how delicate children are as they grow up; well the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro is helping parents out with another free seminar. This time it’s to help children with their self esteem. Facilitator Barbara Strong from the NC Cooperative Extension office will teach you positive and productive ways to develop your child’s self-esteem. It’s a free event but registration is required.