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Tuesday, May 6

Primary Elections

North Carolina (and Indiana, too)

This year’s elections are sure to foreshadow how our lives will slowly change in 2009. Cast your votes for national and state officials, as well as the bond issues, at your local polling locations. Your opinion matters, and it will be interesting to see how the campaign trail shapes up for the fall. May the best candidates step ahead to general election.

Wednesday, May 7

Longwood University Lancers vs. High Point University Panthers

High Point University; 833 Montlieu Ave., High Point; 336.841.9276; 7 p.m.; $5 and $3 Students/Seniors

High Point University has got Panthers baseball lined up this week. They’re up against Florida’s Longwood University, and I’m sure there’s a bit of friendly competition Take a load off and check out what our boys from Cakalak can do. You can also visit for more ticket information.

Thursday, May 8

Open mic blues jam

The Flatiron; 221 Summit Ave., Greensboro; 336.272.7774; 9 p.m.; FREE!

This is where a lot of our local blues enthusiasts are hanging out these days. Come on out and join ’em. Here’s the scoop: There’s no cover, drinks are moderately priced, plus the tunes vary from Tracy Chapman to BB King. Feel free to give the bar a holler with any questions; they’re the friendliest locals around.

Friday, May 9

LEAF Festival

Camp Rockmont; Black Mountain;; sold out

This BeThere item is for all of the LEAF Festival junkies in the house! Your support definitely shows, as all tickets have been sold for this weekend’s festival. YES! Weekly wishes you a blast up in the mountains with music from Arrested Development, Chris Wilcox, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, Steep Canyon Rangers and many more. Remember: There’s another LEAF Festival this October. Keep an eye on their website for your plans this fall.

Saturday, May 10

Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration

4th Street; downtown Winston-Salem;; noon; $20 in advance, $25 at the event

For those of us in town this weekend, Salute! will be happening in the streets of the Camel City this Saturday. Salute! celebrates its third year offering delicious samples from several North Carolina wineries, live music from Doubletake and Carnivalito, and a new “North Carolina Wine University.” The festivities run from noon to 6 p.m., with an after-party scheduled outside Foothills Brewing on 4th Street featuring the Sleeping Booty Band.

Sunday, May 11

2nd Annual Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch

The Delta Arts Center; 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem; 336.722.2625; 1 p.m.; $35 per person

Here’s an idea: You can treat Mom to a jazz-accompanied celebration that includes baked swiss eggs, frittata, baked ham, rosemary-roasted potatoes and champagne punch. Doesn’t that sound nice? There is limited seating between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Go ahead and make your reservation early this week. Besides having a delighted mother on your hands, the proceeds will benefit the Delta Arts Center.

Monday, May 12

Lakewood Blueclaws vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers

New Bridge Bank Park; 408 Bellemeade St., Greensboro; 336.268.BALL; 7 p.m.; $6-$9

The ‘Hoppers are home this week! Don’t forget to check out the concessions while you’re at the ballpark. Natty’s has a couple varieties of brews, along with the savory and the sweet for the parents and kids, respectively. Enjoy the spring air and create a family memory or two, and let’s see what the Lakewood Blue Claws bring to the field.

Tuesday, May 13

Noon at the ‘Spoon: MFA Thesis Exibition

Weatherspoon Art Museum; UNCG Campus, corner of Spring Garden and Tate streets, Greensboro; 336.334.5770; noon; FREE

This sounds like a great idea for your lunch hour if you work near UNCG. This gathering will take place on the first floor of the museum, and there will be complimentary food and beverages provided by Great Harvest Bread Company. The Weatherspoon staff will also be offering gallery tours throughout the reception. Have fun, and let us know how the new exhibit is looking.