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Be thereThur., Oct. 1SAVE THEMONKEYWHALEFESTIVAL OPENINGPARTYSolaris; 125 Summit Ave.,Greensboro; 336.542.5737;; 9p.m.; $7The monkeywhale isneither a hirsute sea animalnor a giant primate. It is,according to their website,a “new media experimentwith a dedicated staff of videographers,audio-engineers,photographers and bloggerswhose singular motive isto save the Monkeywhalethrough the exploitationof integrated communicationand the interdisciplinaryarts.” This is their firstannual festival, opening atSolaris tonight with NowYou See Them, Eating theInvaders and Holy GhostTent Revival. The festivalruns all weekend.Fri., Oct. 2DIXIE CLASSIC FAIRDixie Classic Fairgrounds;Winston-Salem;; 11a.m.; $8($4 kids)TheDixieClassicFairfeaturesmusic,rides, attractions, food,entertainment and everythingelse you would expectof a first-class regionalfair. Today is opening day,but the fair runs throughOct. 11. And if you plan onentering the Spam cookingcontest, you better get thekinks out of your reciperight now.Sat., Oct. 3WHERE’S WARHOL?Elsewhere ArtistCollaborative; 606 S. Elm St.,Greensboro; 336.525.1515;; 8 p.m.; $75 ($50 taxdeduction)Where the hell is AndyWarhol these days, anyway?Well, his spirit liveson, for sure, at Elsewhere,the found-object museumand gallery in downtownGreensboro, where theElsewherians have recentlybeen awarded a grant fromthe Warhol Foundation. Thisevent celebrates the manand his legacy, with foodfrom Table 16, a VelvetUnderground cover band,disco, screen tests andmore, culminating in a 10a.m. brunch the followingmorning.Sun., Oct. 4BLUE’S CLUES LIVE!Twin City Stage; 610Coliseum Drive. Winston-Salem; 336.748.0857;; 2p.m.; $8 (premium ticket $12)The Children’s Theatre ofWinston-Salem presents astage adaptation of the NickJr. television show featuringSteve and his adorablelittle puppy Blue as theyuse clues to solve mysteries.You know what to do:Sit down in your thinkingchair and think, think think!Today’s 2 p.m. performanceis followed by the seasonkickoff reception.Mon., Oct. 5FITNESS BY THEFOUNTAINCenter City Park,Greensboro;; 6:30 p.m.;FREEI know we’ve been pluggingthis Center City Parkfitness deal a lot here inBeThere, but it’s a greatseries, and also like theonly thing that’s going onMondays. Today’s sessionis tai chi with Eric Weiss,and it should be a beautifulevening for it.Tues., Oct. 6WE SHOT THE MOONGreene Street Club; 127 N.Greene St., Greensboro;336.273.4111;; 5:30p.m.; $10 ($8 advance)Here’s an early-eveningshow for fans of all agesfeaturing We Shot theMoon, a four-piece out ofSan Diego, Calif. in supportof their new CD SilverLining. Also on the bill areLights Resolve, Destry,Ailyne and Belson. Trust us:The kids love ’em.Wed., Oct. 7HOW PEOPLE MAKETHINGSGreensboro Children’sMuseum; 220 N. ChurchSt., Greensboro;336.574.2898;; through Dec.26; $7 museum entry feeInspired by the factorytour segments from “Mr.Rogers’ Neighborhood”— a very informativeand calming show — theGreensboro Children’sMuseum features this 2,500square-foot traveling exhibitthat examines how thingsare made. It’s a hands-onexperience that shows howpottery, pizza, furniture,sweaters, drums, bread, bluejeans and more come to be.Go to yesweekly.comfor a full listing ofhappeningsaround the triad.