Be there

by Lindsay Craven

Thur., June11

Texas Pete Twin City RibfesT Kickoff

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds; 300 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem; 336.727.2978; www.; 5 p.m.-midnight; $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, $4 if you bring canned food Tonight kicks off the four-day rib festival at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. A battle of the bands for the title of “Best Band All Over the Triad” will take place between five different genre bands tonight. There will also be rides and games for the kids, 11 rib contest competitors and a market featuring a variety of items. The rest of the weekend is filled out with performances from Vanilla Ice, Hal Ketchum and the Craig Woolard Band.

Fri., June 12

Nine inch nails and Jane’s addiction

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre; 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte; 704.549.5555;; 7 p.m.; $15-79.40 Nine Inch Nails dominated Greensboro back in November and now they return to North Carolina to show us what they can do once more. This time the industrial rock band will share the stage with legend rockers Jane’s Addiction. Few bands give the effort and quality in their live performances as these two bands, so a show this rare is a summer concert necessity.

Sat., June 13

summer on trade in association with the garage

The Garage; 110 W. 7 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.354.1500; www.; 7-10 p.m.; FREE Head out to downtown Winston tonight to see some electric blues music from Bob Margolin. This talented musician has played alongside the likes of Muddy Waters and Luther Tucker. While out and about downtown you can also enjoy art galleries, specialty shops and local dining.

Sun., June 14

stuart litttle, The musical Weaver Academy Theatre; 300 Spring St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160; 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; $7 If you thought that friendly little Stuart couldn’t get any cuter, think again. A children’s theatre troupe performs the musical version of this beloved series for the last time this afternoon. There are two showings so make it out to support children’s theater.

Mon., June 15

12 the annual taste

Embassy Suites Hotel; 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro; 336.378.6465; www.; 5:30- 9 p.m.; $35 in advance, $40 at the door This annual event allows you to try food and drink from over 25 vendors from across the state. Silent and live auctions are also major parts of this attraction. You can bid on over $25,000 worth of auction items. The best part, if you’re too full or drunk to go home, it takes place in a hotel.

Tues., June 16

Karaoke witth DJ doc Tipsy’z Tavern; 805 Westchester Drive, High Point; 336.887.0230; tipsyztavern; 8-11 p.m.; FREE Enjoy some tone deaf, intoxicated singing tonight at Tipsy’z. Nothing can cheer up a dull workweek more than feeling sorry for someone making a fool of themselves with a microphone on stage. DJ Doc with serve as ring leader for the night and you will find $1.50 draft specials and $2.50 import draft specials.

Wed, June 17

Triad afteR worrk social The Black Pearl; 3706 High Point Road, Greensboro; 336.855.0063; www. theblackpearlgrille; 5:30- 7:30 p.m.; FREE You know the score: Leave work a little early and come by the YES! Weekly/336 Events Triad After Work Social. Leave a business card at the door and get your free drink tickets. Do a couple laps around the free buffet. Make some business connections or find new friends. The try to score some more free drink tickets. As a bonus, the Black Pearl has already earned a reputation as a place that puts out a good spread.

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