Be there

by Lindsay Craven

Thur., July 30

Open mic night

Celtic Caf’; 924 S. Marshall St., Winston- Salem; 336.703.0641;; 8 p.m.; FREE Go out and support local music tonight. The Celtic Caf’ hosts an open mic on the patio open to any musician in need of a space and people to listen. In the case of rain, all events are moved inside and the restaurant’s tiki bar has drink specials all night.

Fri., July 31

the ardmores

6th & Vine; 209 W. 6th St., Winston- Salem; 336.725.5577;; 10 p.m.; FREE The Southern rock cover band will be playing your favorite hits from yesterday and today all night. The band covers acts like Tom Petty, Green Day, the Grateful Dead, Incubus and the Beatles. There will be drink and food specials throughout the night.

Sat., Aug., 1

5th Annual camp carefree charity ride & raffle

Elk’s Club; 2201 W. Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro; 336.851.0133; 12:30 p.m. This day-long event will get you out for a good cause. The day begins with a charity ride that starts at the Elk’s Lodge in Greensboro. After that the party starts. Black Glass and Dirty Surprise will be playing live at Plum Krazy’s at 5:30 p.m. and there will also be a raffle where you can win a mini-chopper, a HD-TV and lots of other donations. Proceeds go to benefit Camp Carefree in Stokesdale where children with illnesses and disabilities can spend a week of fun.

Sun., Aug., 2

music for mutts and meows

Zion Bar and Grille; 5601 Roanne Way, Greensboro; 336.323.0850; 3:30 p.m.; FREE This is sure to be a howling good time. The fundraiser is to benefit the Four Seasons Boxer Rescue. There will be a raffle every hour for prizes and plenty of music. Donations are requested and the organization is in need of money, dog and cat food, dog beds, old towels and sheets, bowls, leashes and collars, animal crates and gas cards.

Mon., Aug., 3

national Black theater festival

Benton Convention Center; 301 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem;; 5:30 p.m.; price varies by show Today is the kick-off for the five-day festival. There will be various workshops with professionals from different backgrounds and several plays taking place across the city. Tonight starts with the opening night gala at the Benton Convention Center and features an awards banquet and celebrity performances and reception. Visit the website for a complete schedule.

Tues., Aug., 4

“heroes of horticulture”

Reynolda House Museum; 2250 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem; 336.758.5150;; 9:30 a.m.; $10 for nonmembers, $9 for seniors and free for members This exhibition features the work of twelve photographers who were invited to capture the sites designated as the 2007 Landslide landscapes by the Cultural Landscape Foundation. The photographers collaborated with artists to document their work as well as bring unique places and people to the Triad.

Wed., Aug., 5

wine bar Opening

Shakespeare and Company Bookshop; 335 W. Mountain St., Kernersville; 336.993.1050; www.shakespearein; 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; FREE The Shakespeare & Co. Bookshop and Caf’ now has a wine bar. The bar is open all week. There are wine specials tonight and Tuesday and live music on Fridays through August. Enjoy a sophisticated night out to start off your week.

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