Be There!

by Brian Clarey


Green Hill Gallery tour The Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460;; 12:30 p.m.; FREE The Green Hill’s Allegorical Realism exhibit has been up for weeks, but to gain a deeper understanding of the works, stop by today for the free walking tour by curator Edie Carpenter, who might explain the role of symbolism in allegory.


Robert Earl Keen Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 8 p.m.; $17.50-$26.50 Journeyman singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen takes to the historic Carolina Theatre stage tonight for an up-close-and-personal performance. The onetime neighbor of Lyle Lovett and former journalist has 15 CDs to his credit, and his style fuses country, jazz, blues and folk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 17

Converge South NC A&T University, Greensboro;; 8 a.m.; FREE Greensboro’s annual new-media gathering has events scheduled all weekend (the Aycock Neighborhood barbecue Friday night at David Hoggard’s house has become something of a tradition), but the conference proper begins this morning at 8 a.m. with keynote speaker Chris Rabb, one of those smart internet guys, and breaks quickly into a couple dozen discussion groups. Check out the website for more information, or see this week’s Crashing the Gate on page 62.


Sin Tax Open Space Café Theatre; 4609 W. Market Street, Greensboro; 336.292.2285;; 8 p.m.; $5 Punk, post-punk, nu wave, jangle rock and smart originals characterize the work of local heroes, which just may be the Triad’s hardest-working band — if their day jobs count. They may have given up on the rock-star dream, but these guys never gave up on the music. Worth the price of admission just to see Nancy McCurry and her genuine Roscoe bass guitar.

SUNDAY, Oct. 19

Art For Healing Health and Wellness; Winston-Salem Arts District;; noon; FREE Art For Art’s Sake brings the Arts on Sunday series which brings patrons and craftsmen alike to the streets of Downtown Winston-Salem, near the corner of 6 th and Trade streets. This Sunday’s fete brings it all. There will be arts. There will be crafts. There will be music and dancing in the streets. And if you get there early enough, there will be brunch at Finnigan’s Wake and 6 th & Vine. Mmmmm… brunch.

MONDAY, Oct. 20

Great Movies From Banned Books: Lolita Forsyth Central Library, Winston-Salem;; 6 p.m.; FREE In celebration of Banned Books Month, the Forsyth County Library will be screening naughty classics every Monday night. Vladimir Nabokov’s 1955 novel Lolita inspired tonight’s feature, as well as a Police song and, quite possibly, MySpace.

TUESDAY, Oct. 21

Beardtoberfest Grey’s Tavern; 343 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.617.5341; 8 p.m.; $1 donation (or canned good) The Beard and Moustache Club of NC comes out in full, hairy force tonight to celebrate everything whiskery. Proceeds go to the Greensboro Red Cross, there will be live music by the Fabulous Foliculators and Milltown will run until late and, according to the press release, “Women and less fortunate men are welcome.” For more on the club, call S. Alex Seymour at 336.706.2595.


Heritage Days Dixie Classic Fairgrounds; 421 W. 27 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.703.2850;; 10 a.m.; FREE The Dixie Classic Fair may be over, but the fairgrounds plays host the Heritage Days today in recognition of National Farm City week. Join local fourth graders and 4-H programs to celebrate the farm experience and learn the importance of livestock and crops to our culture.