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by David McGee

CHADBOURNE AND NAKATANI

Mack & Mack 220 S. Elm St., Greensboro 336.275.6225 x 209 7:30 p.m $20, students $10

13 NOV
Dr.Eugene Chadbourne and Tatsuya Nakatani bring their combined sounds toElm Street for your auditory pleasure. With Nakatani’s percussion stylestraight from the Land of the Rising Sun and Chadbourne’s acousticskills on the banjo and guitar, the combination will be a cutting-edgeperformance that pushes the accepted understanding of what music canbe. Come with an open mind and it will be filled with fresh ideas and agreater appreciation for how music is made.

Wed., Nov 11

OPEN MIC NIGHT W/ HOST COUNTRY DAN COLLINS

The Garage; 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem; 336.924.5332; the-garage. ws; 8 p.m.; FREE For all the aspiring poets and musicians out there, come try out your skills in front of an audience. There is no cost to give it your best and see what you’re made of. First stop the Garage, next stop Madison Square Garden! Oh, and if performing isn’t your thing, come and clap or whistle along.

Thurs., Nov 12

STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON WITH NIGHT RANGER

Joel Coliseum; 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem; 336.725.5635; www. ljvm.com; 7 p.m.; $31.50, $41.50, $51.50 Considering everyone hears you singing their songs in the shower anyway, you should check them out live in concert where they’ll play all your favorites all night. How can you pass up on a chance to experience “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Renegade” and “Come Sail Away” all in the same night? With so many performances and hits between these groups, this will be one the last great concerts of the year.

Sat., Nov 14

SHOP LOCAL STREET FAIR

402 State St., Greensboro; 336.688.3870; 11 a.m.- 5p.m.; FREE Comeon out to see the exciting changes to State Street and support thelocal economy a bit this weekend where there will be more than 25 localartisans presenting handcrafted art, clothing and jewelry for sale.With everything from handmade soaps to quilts to hand puppets, this isa good chance to get a jump on your Christmas list. Food and music willalso be available in the al fresco so don’t miss out.

Sun., Nov. 15

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE

Brown Theater; 406 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.4TIX; boxoffice. uncg.edu; 2 p.m.; UNCG Student: $7; General: $15, Group: $9 Tryingto escape? How about spending the afternoon in Narnia? Ariana Mosesdirects this rendition of the classic children’s story and recentblockbuster. Written by CS Lewis, this story follows four siblings whostumble upon a fantastic kingdom that is under the terribleinfluences of an evil queen. It is up to them to save Narnia beforeit’s too late.

Mon., Nov. 16

WINSTON-SALEM DOCUMENTARY CLUB

Lewisville Public Library; 6490 Shallowford Rd. Lewisville, NC 27203; 6:30 p.m.; FREE Doyou get fired up over a good documentary? Tired of getting banned frommessage boards over it? Bring your passion to the next meeting of theWinston-Salem Documentary Club. The group meets once a month at theLewisville Library’s Auditorium for viewing and discussion. You mayhave missed this month’s film, Food Inc., at the RiverRun International Film Festival, but here’s your shot to see it again. Anyone 18 and over is welcome to join.

Tues., Nov 17

IDEA EXCHANGE

Center for Design Innovation; 301 N. Main St. Suite 2105, Winston-Salem; 336.727.4310; www.centerfordesigninnovation.org; 5:30 p.m.; FREE If you’re curious about the creation of musical instruments and what goes into getting them to sound and lookthe way they do, this is for you. Local musicians will be discussingwhat it takes to create violins, bowed dulcimers, solid-body basses andelectric guitars. What sets this apart is the perspectives for theinstrument construction will be coming from architects, physicists andsound designers. Bring your questions; this is the place for answers.

Wed., Nov 18

SAINT JOAN BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

UNCSchool of the Arts; 1533 S. Main St., Winston- Salem; 336.721.1945;www. uncsa.edu/performances; 8 p.m.; $12 adults/$10 seniors, students In this production of St. Joandirected by Gerald Freedman, Joan of Arc is in a modern setting andfaces off with the powers that are church and state. Always the rebelwith divine voices providing direction, Joan faces challenges andobstacles that have to be overcome if she is to do God’s will. Shaw’splay will leave you thinking and glad you don’t have St. Margaret, St.Catherine and the archangel Michael always chatting it up in your head.

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