Be there

by Erica Katz

Fri., March 26

Third annual Reynolda Film Festival

Wake Forest University; 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem; 7 p.m.; Free to $5

Tonight Spike Lee, famed writer, director, actor, producer and author, gives a speech. He’ll discuss how no one, especially today’s youth, should let troubles from their past stand in the way of achieving their goals and dreams. The film festival lasts through Saturday, ending with the world premier of our own Keith Barber’s film, Any Given Friday. A question and answer session with Keith will follow. Visit the website for a complete list of speakers and screenings. Seating is limited.

Wed., March 24

PBPS Carolina Blues Festival kickoff

Caf’ Europa; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.389.1010;; 4 p.m.; FREE Don’t miss the 2010 Carolina Blues Festival Press Release party at Caf’ Europa. There will be light hors d’oeuvres and a performance by 2009 PBPS Blues Challenge winner Charlley Ward. Also, be the first to hear who’ll be there this year on May 8 at Festival Park in downtown Greensboro. Hint: we hear it’s the ladies’ turn to shine in the spotlight this year.

Thur., March 25

Cowboys and Indians theme party

Bender’s Tavern; 4517 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.292.0080; 8 p.m.; FREE Help the new Bender’s Tavern celebrate Thursday night with their first ever themed party. Come dressed in your best Cowboy or Indian gear. Prizes will be given to the best dressed. There will also be tons of drink specials. If you haven’t been to Bender’s Tavern yet, tonight is the perfect night to make your appearance.

Sat., March 27

ALS walk

Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.288.2899;; 9 a.m.; Donations accepted ALS, most commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. There is no known cure. Today, our community will join together in the fight against ALS and walk for those who can’t. A large portion of each dollar raised will go toward finding new treatments and, eventually, a cure.

Sun., March 28


Talent show

CFBG; 930 S. Chapman St., Greensboro;; 6 p.m.; FREE Center for a Better Greensboro (CFBG) is hosting a talent show. All types of people with all forms of talent are invited to participate. Singers, dancers, actors, comedians, musicians, hula hoopers, jugglers, groups, solo artists and anyone who has some hidden talent are welcome. If you don’t want to show off your skills, just come out to watch the show. A PA and CD player will be available. Bring your own music and props if necessary.

Mon., Mar 29

Visit the Easter bunny

Oak Hollow Mall; 921 Eastchester Drive, High Point; 336.886.6255;; 10 a.m.; FREE He’s just in time for Spring.

Visit the Easter bunny now through April 3 and receive a coloring sheet and a chance to win a mall gift card. Kids of all ages are invited. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around Center Court Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Professional photo packages will be available for purchase.

Tues., Mar 30

Only Skin Deep? Tattooing in World Cultures Exhibition Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University; 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston- Salem; 336.758.5282; www.wfu. edu/moa; 10 a.m.; FREE Have you ever wondered more about tattoos? Eight students at Wake Forest University did. They’ve researched tattooing traditions and put together an exhibit that is free and open to the public. Come examine various photographs, prints, implements and tattoo ephemera that are on loan from photographers, artists, collectors and museums to explore the various ways humans introduce pigments into the skin to mark identity. This exhibit will be on display through Aug. 28.

Wed., March 31

Book drive High Point Public Library; 901 N. Main St., High Point;; 9 a.m.; Donations accepted In other countries around the world, books are a luxury. That’s why the High Point Public Library is holding a book drive now through April 2 called the “7 Degrees of Change.” Books and funds that are donated will go to children in Tagaytay, Philippines and Macau, China as part of a mission to expose the less fortunate to learning and books. Check out the “7 Degrees of Change” website to learn more about this great cause.

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