TUESDAY, April 1
Disney College Program recuiters
RJR Auditorium, Winston-Salem State University; 5 p.m.; disneycollegeprogram.com; FREE
Sure, it’s April Fool’s Day, and we probably could try to pull off some cheap gag like, I don’t know, trying to get everybody to blow kisses to cops. Instead we’ll tell you about this absolutely true opportunity to secure a paid internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Some kids spend their first year after college being goofy. You could spend yours actually being Goofy at a world-class theme park. Think about it.
WEDNESDAY, April 2
The 411; 411 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem; 336.725.1411; lessons start at 8 p.m.; FREE
Everybody knows you can’t be a smoldering Latin lover or a fiery Spanish Lolita unless you know the moves. Beginners and intermediates alike can take free lessons at 8 p.m. and then try out their new moves as DJ Paco drops salsa, merengua, bachata and reggaeton.
THURSDAY, April 3
AMTC Talent competition
Greensboro Coliseum; 1.888.AMTC.NOW; 5 p.m.
The Actors, Models, & Talent Competition… for Christ “offers new talent from around the world a safe path to stardom.” AMTC was founded by Millie Lewis, a 1940s movie star who started a group of modeling and finishing schools in 1960. Talent show success stories include “Jericho”‘s Ashley Scott, model Breanne Riggs and Nathan Pearson from the Nickelodeon show “iCarly.” There are no prices on the website, but in the FAQ section it is described as “surprisingly affordable.” Call the 800 number for more details.
FRIDAY, April 4
The Palladium Cinema; 5830 Samet Drive, High Point; 336.274.3456; Time TBA; $TBA
Okay, maybe we won’t get George Clooney or Renee Zellweger, but the dozens of Triad-based crew and extras from the film will be on hand when the locally filmed Leatherheads screens in High Point complete with red carpet and maybe even one of those quadruple spotlight thingies that makes figure-eights in the air. Time to be announced.
SATURDAY, April 5
Who’s Bad? Michael Jackson tribute band
Greene Street Club; 113 N. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.273.4111; 10 p.m.; $10, $8 advance
Knee slaps, toe stands and lots and lots of zippered leather. The only real question here is: Who will perform Vincent Price’s rap from “Thriller”?
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller.
SUNDAY, April 6
First Annual Blues-A-Palooza
Trade Street; Downtown Winston-Salem;
12 -6 p.m.; Free
The AFAS group has a great line-up of blues music scheduled for their first annual Blues-A-Palooza near the YES! Weekly office and Finnigan’s Wake on Trade Street in Winston. Featured talent includes Ron Hunter and the Have Mercy Band, Possum Jenkins, Twin City Buskers, Aura and Tom Rucker. .
MONDAY, April 7
UNCG School of Music Organ Hall; 5:30 p.m.; FREE
Oom-pah-pah y’all. Everybody knows the tuba is king of the brass kingdom, heavier than a French horn and more muscular even than an electric bass. This is the first day of a two-day event that gives ther noble tuba its due and illustrates once and for all how it differs from a Sousaphone. Hint: You wear a Sousaphone.
TUESDAY, April 8
From Here to Eternity
Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; 7:30 p.m. $5
Remember that scene from The Godfather, the one where Hollywood producer Jack Woltz woke up with a horse’s head in his bed? Well that happened because Woltz refused to give Don Corleone’s godson, Johnny Fontane, he of the “olive-oil voice and Guinea charm,” a part in a movie. Hollywood legend has it that the incident was based on the life of Frank Sinatra, who campaigned for years to get the role as Private Angelo Maggio, for which he eventually won an Oscar.