Tuesday, May 20
Sky Filled Balloons
The Blind Tiger; 2115 Walker Ave., Greensboro; myspace.com/blindtigermusic; 336.272.9888; 10 p.m.; $5-$7
There’s some tongue-in-cheek comedy going on in Greensboro tonight. It’ll be a hoot, and it’s a rarity to have comedy happening in this neck of the woods. If you’re looking to catch a few laughs and live on the lighter side of life tonight, the BT is the place to be. You may want to call for specific cover charge info, though we know it’s always a fair price at Greensboro’s longest standing rock venue.
Wednesday, May 21
Career Connections & Prosperity Center Open House
Career Connections & Prosperity Center; 585 Waughtown St., Ste. B-101, Winston-Salem; 336.788.4695; 11 a.m.; Free
The open house is in celebration of the new Career Connections and Prosperity Center, a United Way of Forsyth County initiative led by Goodwill Industries and several other agencies. The center plans to offer free services for resolving credit issues, financing car loans, tax filing, computer education as well as ESL and GED classes. In a nutshell, this is a wonderful resource for all of us who have more than a few pesky bills and loans to manage. Stop by the open house, and see how the center can help you tidy up your financial and occupational loose ends.
Thursday, May 22
Elmo! Ready for Action!
Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 West Lee St., Greensboro; www.greensborocoliseum.com; 336.373.2632; 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; $11
Sesame Street Live is in town this week at the Coliseum. This year’s show boasts Elmo, Zoe, Rosita, Telli Monster and Super Grover trying to get Super Grover’s super powers back in working order. If you attend on opening night, you’ll receive a generous discount for you and the family. This all-ages show will also feature lots of your favorite sing-a-long songs with a complete run-down of healthy habits for your kids. Get ready for action.
Friday, May 23
Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble
Gateway Gallery; 1006 S. Marshall St., Winston-Salem; 336.777.0076; 7 p.m.; Free
There’s an art opening at the Gateway Gallery of Winston-Salem, and tonight it houses music by the Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble and work by Ricky Needham, John Bryan and Ryan Pitts. The event is 100-percent free, with donations accepted at the bar for the artists. Here’s the scoop on the ensemble: They’ll be offering low-fi sounds of indie ballads and alt-country rock that you can preview at myspace.com/ecpe. Hope you can stop by to check out the work by this creative group of folks.
Saturday, May 24
Memorial Day Cook-Out
Earth Fare; 2965 Battleground Ave., Greensboro; 336.369.0190; 11 a.m.; $3-$5
There is some fine fare available this weekend at Earth Fare’s cookout. From vegan baked beans, apple pie and veggie burgers to hot dogs and potato salad, it’s quite a comprehensive spread at a very affordable price. There will also be a raffle for a handful of NC Zoo tickets, as well as imported beers available for purchase, all in the spirit of Memorial Day.
Sunday, May 25
Sun Salutations “Training Camps”
Sunrise Yoga Studio; 6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 28, Clemmons; www.sunriseyoga.net; 336.778.1233; 3:30 p.m.; $20
It’s time for the semi-annual Sun Salutations practice at the Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons. If you’re not scared of practicing 54 salutations, it’s the perfect opportunity to master correct practice of them. If you are scared, you’ll be relieved to know that you can do as many salutations as you are comfortable with. You’ll also learn how to use effective breathing techniques during your postures. This is a nice workshop to get your energy levels way off the charts.
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day Song Bear Music Festival
Grove Winery; 7360 Brooks Bridge Road, Gibsonville; grovewinery.com; 336.584.4060; 1 p.m.; Free
Grove Winery hosts an eclectic Memorial Day celebration. Folks are encouraged to bring a picnic, though there will be wine, a grill and pizzas available for purchase. There will also be poetry readings from Joe Mills and music from Greg Phairas, GT Summerlin, Andrea Reese, Thick-n-Thin, Kris Ferris, Michael Ken, Jonny Colley and Lee Tyler Post. This sounds like a great way to spend a day off of work.
Tuesday, May 27
Jazz on the Porch
Reynolds Auditorium Porch; 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem; rjrband.org; 336.727.2061; 5:30 p.m.; $5
Tuesday night’s jazz on the Reynolds Auditorium Porch will provided by the RJ Reynolds High School Jazz Band. It’s a prime opportunity to bring your children or bring your friends to see some of the up-and-coming musical talent in the area. Plus, it’s very sweet of the Reynolds Auditorium folks to offer up their porch for this event.