Be There



Art Exhibition: Carl Gericke and Beverly Noyes

Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem;; 336.723.5890; 11 a.m.; Free

A new abstract art exhibit opens in the Camel City this week. It features Carl Gericke’s oil series Near and Far, and Beverly Noyes’ watercolor series Pairs. The show will be up today through June 29, and the opening reception is Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m. The gallery also has daytime hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Take a deep, relaxing breath and enjoy the new art on display for June.


Jazz Jam Session

Speakeasy Jazz and Tapas Bar; 410 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem;; 336.722.6555; 8 p.m.; Call for details

Jazz is flowing through the Triad, and this week’s first installation is happening at the Speakeasy Jazz and Tapas Bar in downtown Winston-Salem. The Speakeasy hosts jam sessions every Wednesday, excluding the second Wednesday of each month. Feel free to mark up your calendars and plan to attend and participate in this night of poetic musical expressionism.


Silent Dance Party in the Park

Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro;; 336.510.4246; 6 p.m.; Free

Tonight you’re invited to get down with your bad self, right here in Center City Park. There’s a silent dance party happening, and the deal is that you bring your headphones, turn on your player and start dancing to your favorite jams. Other props are welcome such as hula hoops, juggling balls, feather fans, devil sticks and coin belts. Come on out and join The Ember*Ellas’ Patika Starr, and the downtown Greensboro community for some early evening impromptu dancing in the park.

FRIDAY, June 6

First Friday exhibition

Lyndon Street Artworks; 205 Lyndon St., Greensboro;; 336.370.0025; 6 p.m.; Free

A summer installment of the monthly First Friday receptions takes place on Lyndon Street in downtown Greensboro. The show includes pschedelic paintings by Angela Jamison, new metal sculptures from Scott Harris and a restored 1965 Honda Benley from Andrew Comstock as well as much more new art to peruse. Can we count on seeing you there?

Open mic night at the Summit

Coffee at the Summit; 623 Summit Ave., Greensboro;; 336.275.0642; 9 p.m.; Free

For some post gallery-hop fun, we recommend a visit to one of Greensboro’s fine local coffeehouses, Coffee at the Summit. Coffee at the Summit has a lovely atmosphere featuring a huge porch, hardwood floors and a quaint house that will surely appeal to your appreciation for historic homes in the Triad. Tonight they’re hosting an open mic night that will include jazz from local artists, great company as well as delicious baked goods from some of our most talented local bakeries.


Build the Gardens

Elsewhere Artist Collaborative; 606 S. Elm St., Greensboro;; 336.545.5555; 10 a.m.; free

Starting this summer, Elsewhere will build an eco-park and community garden behind its gallery in downtown Greensboro. They’re holding gardening sessions every Saturday, from June through September, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those of you wanting to put your green thumbs to good use. The “dream components” for the garden include solar powered fountains, handcrafted birdhouses, compost systems and an extensive vegetable and flower garden. Plus, the completion of the garden will culminate in a “Bloom Party” next spring.

SUNDAY, June 8

Bloody Blackbeard

Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro;; 336.274.0067; 7:30 p.m.; Sold Out

Bloody Blackbeard hits the stage today, and it runs through July 6. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to see the show; however, the first few performances have already begun to sell out. In this summer thriller, the folks at Triad Stage and UNCG’s Theatre 232 class show us Blackbeard, a fierce villain with an unusually soft, romantic side. Blackbeard’s tales are sure to enthralling, and they are surrounded by the amazing tunes crafted for this show by Laurelyn Dossett and Preston Lane. For fear of missing an incredible tall tale, we suggest you attend a show and be enthralled by the story of the gallant pirate called Blackbeard.

MONDAY, June 9

Support NC Arts with a License Plate

Statewide; $30

Here’s your chance to support North Carolina Arts in a really crafty way. You can purchase a “Creative State” license plate for $30 per year, with $20 going directly to ARTS NC. The catch is that the state needs 300 letters of interest to begin sales of the cool-looking plate. If you like the sound of this plan, send a letter to ARTS North Carolina, PO Box 28063, Raleigh, NC 27611. ARTS NC will let you know when the plates are officially on sale and ready for your ride.

TUESDAY, June 10

Summer Arts Camp for Kids

The Gray Wing Studio; 6390 Walnut Cove Road, Walkertown;; 336.595.3553; 8:45 a.m.; $82

This is the first week you can send your kids to art camp in Walkertown. It’s $82 per week, and it’s suitable for kids between the ages of 8 and 15 years old. If you enroll your kids, they will learn drawing, painting mixed media and 3D art techniques. This could keep your kids’ minds at work indefinitely. Plus, you may find yourself the parent of someone famous a few years down the road.