Be there

by Lindsay Craven

Be there

Thur., July 23

The Waybacks at triad stage

Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 8 p.m.; $22 It’s time for another installment of the Eastern Music Festival Fringe series. Tonight will feature the musical stylings of the Waybacks. This genrebending band combines bluegrass, soul, swing, classical, blues and pop. They have toured with Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir and performed at MerleFest multiple times.

Fri., July 24

Ultimate comic challenge

Idiot Box; 348 S. Elm St., Greensboro 336.274.2699; 8 p.m.; $10 It’s time to find out who the best comic is. Round 2a and round 2b take place tonight. See 24 comics battle it out to see who is the best of the best. There are two shows at 8 and 10 p.m. and the events are hosted by Jennie Stencel.

Sat., July 25

summer bash ‘09

The Underground; 1720 Battleground Ave., Greensboro; 336.272.8748; 2 p.m.; $$10-15 This day-long event is presented by Scarfone Promotions and WKZL. Hear music from Sleeping Beauty, Walrus, Cherry and Citified. There will be a beer garden and food. Make sure to bring your own lawn chairs. A portion of the proceeds go to Murphy’s Kids.

Sun., July 26

demi lovato live with david archuleta

Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 336.373.7400; www.greensboro; 7 p.m.; $14.99-127.50 If you’re in need of somewhere to take your tween tonight look no further. Teenybopper icon Demi Lavato of Camp Rock fame is taking on Greensboro tonight with“American Idol” runner up David Archuleta. The night is sure to be full of sappy love songs and rich-kid angst.

Mon., July 27

A Midsummer Night’s NY dream

Open Space Café Theatre; 4609 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.292.2285; www.; $35 registration fee, $125 class tuition Learn to be a Shakespearean actor. This four-week summer performance class for kids in grades six through 12 will teach acting and speaking in Shakespeare verse, stage combat, voice, diction and hip/hop dance.A performance of A Midsummer Night’s NY Dream in mid August will be the result of that hard work.

Tues., July 28

royal expressions ballet open house

Royal Expressions Studio; 930-A Chapman St., Greensboro; 336.404.2999;; 6:30 p.m.; FREE This new dance studio pairs art and ballet. The studio will be offering dance classes for beginners for ages 5 to 18 as well as adult dance classes. The open house will give attendees a chance to enter in a drawing for half off their first year of classes.

Wed., July 29

Tool in charlotte

Bojangle’s Coliseum; 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte; 704.372.3600;; 8 p.m.; $30-66

One of the biggest touring rock acts around is making a rare stop in the Carolinas tonight. Not only are you sure to get an amazing musical experience but the visuals at a Tool concert are unparalleled (whether you are chemically enhanced or not). Hear hits from four of the band’s major albums at the band’s only North Carolina stop.

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