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by Erica Katz

Pajama Party

Mary’s of Course Caf’; 301 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem

Mary’s Of COurse will hOld its last sunday brunCh tOday! everyOne has tO wear pajaMas tO be able tO eat! help say gOOdbye tO Mary’s after a great 10-year run. the new restaraunt will be at 723 trade st. a grand Opening will be held On june 4. this is yOur last ChanCe until june tO experienCe Mary’s deliCiOus Menu iteMs suCh as eggs, tOfu speCialties, CinnaMOn frenCh tOast and MuCh MOre!

Wed., May 19’Steve RotheRyguitaR clinicAsheville Music and Art; 607-CHaywood Road, Asheville;828.258.0721;; 6:30 p.m.; $25This is a once-in-a-lifetimeopportunity for fans, guitaristsand other musicians to learn morefrom one of the music industry’smost acclaimed and respected artists.Steve Rothery, guitarist of theEnglish rock band Marillion, willbe giving a guitar clinic today inAsheville. He’ll give another oneon May 22 at the Community ArtsCaf’ in Winston-Salem, along witha live jam. Tickets are just $25per event and can be purchasedthrough paypal (to or at the door. Visit the websitelisted above for more informationon Rothery’s Winston-Salemappearance.Thurs., May 20cuRatoR’S talk & RoundtablediScuSSionThe Enrichment Center; 1006S. Marshall St., Winston-Salem;336.777.0076, ext. 238;; 7 p.m.;FREETonight the Southeastern Centerfor Contemporary Art (SECCA)is hosting a curator’s talk androundtable discussion in conjunctionwith the upcoming exhibition,People’s Biennial. Curators HarrellFletcher and Jens Hoffmann willprovide an overview of their practicesand discuss their motivationsfor organizing People’s Biennial.This is the public’s opportunityto participate in the projectby expressing their thoughts,opinions, recommendations andfeedback. It will be an eveningof free-flowing conversation andbrainstorming.Fri., May 21bike to woRk dayGreensboro;; 7 a.m.; FREEToday is Greensboro’s officialBike to Work Day! During themorning commute, several “refuelingstations” will be locatedthroughout the area where riderscan stop to rest, enjoy some freerefreshments, win some giveawaysand talk to other bikers. Visitthe above link to find out wheretheses stations will be. Then at 5p.m. stop by Old Town DraughtHouse to enjoy food and beverageswith other people who bikedto and from work. Bike to WorkDay is part of an effort to get usto recognize the importance ofsharing the road with cyclists. ThePiedmont Authority for RegionalTransportation (PART) will alsoallow anyone who rides a bike tothe PART bus stop a free ride.Sat., May 22the launch StaRRingcommon and biz maRkieLotus Lounge; 120 W. LewisSt., Greensboro; 336.272.2297;;10p.m.-2a.m. $20 generaladmission VIP $30Hip-hop artist/actor Commonalong with the original beatboxerBiz Markie will be celebrating therelease of Commons latest movieJust Wright and the release ofHennessy Black. 21 to enter, but25 is preferred. Gentlemen andladies are encouraged to wear theirfinest to party all night Hollywoodstyle with DJ MC of 102 Jamzon the turntables. Advance ticketsare available at DTLR in FourSeasons Mall.Sun., May 23the boRdeR andgReenSboRoNew Creation CommunityPresbyterian Church; 617N. Elm St., Greensboro;336.379.0037. ext. 1;; 6:30 p.m.; FREETonight at New CreationCommunity Presbyterian Churchthere will be a screening of thedocumentary, Dying to Get In:Undocumented Immigration at theUS/Mexico Border. It’s producedby a student at Elon University.Following the film, there will bea discussion on immigration thatwill be facilitated by a group ofstudents and community memberswho recently visited Arizona andthe US-Mexico Border. Coffeewill be provided by Caf’ Justo,a Mexican coffee co-op formedto address the root cause of labormigration from Mexico to theUnited States. You won’t want tomiss this though-provoking documentarythat offers a first-handlook at the reality of today’s bordercrossing.Tues., May 25SpRing fling & ageingconfeRenceLawrence Joel VeteransMemorial Coliseum (LJVM);2825 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem; 336.761.211;; 9 a.m.; $25 to $150It’s the two-day Spring Fling &Aging Conference. The event willkicks off today with Spring Fling,an event that incorporates healthscreenings, information booths andentertainment for older adults andfamily caregivers. Spring Flingwill be followed by the start of theaging conference, which is open toanyone interested in issues, practicesand current trends that impactthe giving and receiving of care forolder adults. For more informationand to register visit From the health screeners andentertainment at Spring Fling tothe diverse schedule of speakersand workshops that are sure tomeet a wide variety of needs andinterests, there is something foreveryone at this event. Don’t missthis opportunity to celebrate healthand wellness!Wed., May 26hundRed-dollaR henhouSe hoot’nannyIron Hen Caf’; 908 CridlandRoad, Greensboro;336.617.7105;;5 p.m. $100It’s Iron Hen Caf’’s firstannual Hundred Dollar Hen HouseHoot’nanny, benefiting the ALSAssociation of North Carolina.(ALS is most commonly knownas Lou Gehrig’s Disease.) Ahoot’nanny is a country word forparty, and that’s just what thiswill be! Iron Hen Caf’ and otherlocal food vendors will provide anall-you-can-eat chow and a beerand wine garden while you enjoythe live music. Admission costincludes four drink tickets. Therewill also be food and games forthe kids. Come out to Iron Hen’sparking lot and support this greatcause while having fun!