Be There

by Jesse Kiser


Pirate play for all ages

Triad Stage; 232 South Elm St., Greensboro;; 336.2720160; 10 a.m.; now through July 4; $7 adults $6 group 10+ $5

Had your dose of “pirate-ness” lately? No? Then check out Redbeard’s Revenge or The School for Pirates, a not-so-scary pirate play for kids. The main character, Maddie, a young girl from Miss Peavy’s Academy for Polite Young Women, has a musical dream about pirate adventures with her and her friends. Appropriate for ages 4 and up, the play runs through July 4. Dads, if you thought you were worried about your daughters running off with some rough-looking boy, try a boat full of pirates.


Working Wednesday Lunch

Shops at Friendly Center; 3338 W Friendly Ave. Greensboro;; 336.292.2789; 11:30 a.m.-1p.m.; FREE

The last Wednesday of every month the Shops at Friendly Center feature live music in the gathering area. So grab a lunch and enjoy the hopefully nice weather. You can also register for the $20,000 retail therapy sweepstakes. Thacker Dairy Road will be playing this Wednesday.


Comedian Jeff Dunham

Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 West Lee St., Greensboro;; 336.373.7400; 7 p.m.; $41.50

From a dead terrorist to a grumpy old man, Jeff Dunham’s suitcase is full. His comedy routine is referred to as “cutting-edge,” but includes some not so new props. Dunham is at the moment the most popular ventriloquist. His DVD of the same title as the tour, Spark of Insanity stayed at the number one DVD spot on for 11 days straight.



Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 West Lee St., Greensboro;; 336.373.7400; 7:30 p.m.; $10-$28.50

More anticipated than a Democrat in office, Superjam features some of the biggest names in rap onstage together. The full lineup, which was kept secret until last week, includes Plies, the Dream, Dolla, Shawty Lo, Ray J and 2 Pistols, Sheek Louch and Flo Rida. Prior to the show a block party takes place outside of the coliseum starting at 3 p.m.


Scavenger hunt

Winston-Salem Visitor’s Center Court; 200 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem;; 336.728.4200; 2-6 p.m.; $20 per person

Scene in Winston-Salem holds its first hunting event in downtown Winston, and no don’t worry about cleaning up the rifle and loading it on the rack. This is a different type of hunting – scavenger hunting to be exact. This is an afternoon event in which teams of two participate by solving clues, making friends and learning more about the city. The money raised will go to the Meade Willis Fund, which helps businesses make downtown a more enjoyable place to be. The entry fee also gets you a T-shirt, refreshments and door prizes. Also there will be cash prizes for top three scavengers. So get your scavenging on!


Arts Splash concert

Oak Hollow Festival Park; 1841 Eastchester Drive, High Point; 6-7:30 p.m.;; 336.889.2787; FREE

Bust out your cooler on wheels enjoy this nice weather. The High Point Area Arts Council is holds an outdoor concert featuring West End Mambo playing jazz and Latin music. The concert rolls out in conjunction with High Point Parks and Recreation Department and the Latino Family Group. So bring out your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners, but sorry no beer.


Teen art camp

Art Alliance of Greensboro; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro;; 336.373.2725; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.; $120 per week per class

Let your creative juices flow at Art Alliance in Greensboro. With camps being held all summer be sure to watch the website for updates. This week’s camp will feature teen pottery (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and drawing and painting classes (1-5 p.m.) for ages 15-19. Little brothers and sisters ages 10-14 can attend the fine craft (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and pottery classes (1-5 p.m.). And parents, don’t worry: Your kids don’t have to be the only ones painting by numbers; Art Alliance offers every type of workshop and camp for all ages.


Here’s my story

Greensboro Historical Museum; 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro; 336.373.2043;; 336.373.2043; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m.; FREE

Remember sitting on your grandpa’s knee listening to his story about when he was your age? His long walks to school, up hill both ways? The Greensboro History Museum holds an exhibition now through August that features the work of eight UNCG grads who interviewed 25 senior citizens about their lives in the Triad. Their photos and personal recaps of historic events and how technology affected their lives are the centerpiece of the exhibition.