WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12
Tuba recital UNCG Music Building, Greensboro; 336.334.4849; www.uncg.edu; 7:30 p.m.; $10 ($6 seniors, $4 students, $3 UNCG) The tuba is a mean instrument, but somebody’s got to play it. Professional tubist (is that a word?) Jay Hunsberger wrestles the big horn into submission tonight, and reminds you that the big brass is not just for oompah bands.
THURSDAY, Nov. 13
Theatre Art Gallery’s Girls Night Out Just Priceless; 1109 N. Main St., High Point; 336.887.2137; 6 p.m.; $30 ($25 members) Ome for the ladies, this TAG Girls Night Out at Just Priceless involves designing holiday centerpieces, a prize raffle, jewelry by Stephanie Williams Kidd and a spread of wine and appetizers. You know… girl stuff.
FRIDAY, Nov. 14
Holly Jolly Craft Show South Fork Community Center; 4403 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem; 336.659.4305; www. cricketsnest.com; 9 a.m.; FREE Give a handmade gift this holiday season, or decorate your house with homegrown art. More than 30 artisans will display today and tomorrow, and it is a perfect chance to find one-of-a-kind items.
SATURDAY, Nov. 15
Lisa Dames sings patsy Cline Mack & Mack; 220 S. Elm St., Greensboro; www. easternmusicfestival.org/tickets.php; 336.272.0160; $22 ($20 advance); 8 p.m. There’s so much to love about this show: Lisa Dames, Patsy Cline, Mack & Mack, EMF… it will be a smorgasbord of riches when Dames reprises her role from A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, which was one of the first big roles of her career. The press release promises an “intimate and warm setting.,” which means there will likely be wine.
SUNDAY, Nov. 16
Ratdog Greensboro Coliseum; www.greensborocoliseum.com; 7:30 p.mn.; $35- $50 The man who played rhythm guitar for the Grateful Dead is a bit more gray and wizened than he was when he used to get mistaken for a woman down in the Haight, but you now he’s still got the chops and that crystal-clear voice. Our inner Deadheads are hoping t hear a version of “Looks Like Rain,” but we’ll settle for a kickass version of “The Eleven.” See you in the parking lot — do people still do that?
MONDAY, Nov. 17
Twister Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.carolinatheatre.com; 7:30 p.m.; $5 As part of its Mega Movie Mondays series, the Carolina Theatre presents Twister, a story of storm-chasing in the American heartland. Helen Hunt leads a star-studded cast that includes Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jamie Gertz and Philip Seymour Hoffman; this is a feature best viewed on the big screen.
TUESDAY, Nov. 18
17 th annual Tanglewood Festival of Lights Tanglewood Park, Winston-Salem; 336.778.6300; www. tanglewoodpark.org; sundown; $10-$14 family vehicle The Festival of Lights opens in Tanglewood Park this week, and today is as good a day as any to take the family on the scenic drive through this electric wonderland. Pay special attention for the monster in the lagoon, and don’t forget to roast marshmallows afterwards, with maybe a little hot chocolate.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19
YES! Weekly networking event The Black Pearl; 3706 High Point Road, Greensboro; 336.855.0063; www.theblackpearlgrillegreensboro.com; 5:30 p.m.; FREE Take the opportunity tonight to check out the Black Pearl, the new seafood joint on High Point Road, when YES! Weekly and 336 Events present this networking party that features food, free drinks and some of the best networking in the Triad. This is the place where deals get done, and you might even spot some of the YES! Weekly staff — if they’ve finished their work, that is. Talkin’ to you, Kenny.