Be there

by Erica Katz

Fri, Oct 1


‘­Downtown; Greensboro & Winston Salem,; 5 p.’­m.; FREE Fall is here and it’s time to celebrate October’s First Friday! Hop around Greensboro and Winston-Salem’s galleries to support local art. Check out and for a complete list of events. Print Works Bistro, located at 702 Green Valley Road in Greensboro, is holding another Late Night Live with the Eastern Music Festival. The Martha Bassett Band will perform at 10 p.m. Piedmont Opera, located at 235 N. Cherry St. in Winston-Salem, kicks off their season tonight with Il Trovatore at 7 p.m. Visit for ticket information. There’s so much going on tonight. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Wed., Sept. 29 PINK IN THE PARK Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.379.0060; www.newsrecord. com/pinkout; 10 a.m.; FREE Now through October 1 is Pink Out Week. It’s a week dedicated to breast cancer awareness and fund raiser events. Today is Pink in the Park, a free, educational event. There will be an art auction and sale. Proceeds will benefit local breast cancer foundations. There will be contests, prizes and lunch available for sale. Thursday’s event at Studio B is the Survivors in the City fund raiser. Center City Park will hold another event on Friday called Pink Out Greensboro. This is a great opportunity increase awareness, raise funds and learn about women’s health issues. Thur., Sept. 30 OKLAHOMA! Aycock Auditorium, UNCG; 408 Tate Street, Greensboro; 336.334.4849;; 7:30 p.m.; $10 to $20 UNCG Theatre’s season kicks off with Oklahoma! Performance dates are Sept. 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for children and seniors, $12 for groups and alumni, and $10 for students. Tickets are available by calling the number listed above or at Oklahoma! is a classic piece produced in celebration of the newly confi gured UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Sat., Oct. 2 SPCA MASQUERADE Embassy Suites; 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro; 336.462.5106;; 6:30 p.m.; $65 to $2,500 Support the animals tonight from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Greensboro for the SPCA Masquerade Ball fundraiser. Tickets are $65 per person and larger sponsorship opportunities are available. Cocktail hour music will be provided by the Greensboro Music Academy and Serendipity will play jazz music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. Prizes include luxury hotel packages, gift certificates, sporting goods and much more. Tickets are limited so visit to get yours now. Sun., Oct. 3 CABARET Theatre Alliance; 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston- Salem; 336.723.7777; www.; 2 p.m.; $14 to $16 Today is your last chance to see the multiple Tony Awardwinning musical Cabaret, which takes place in Berlin in the late 1920s. The show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for seniors and students and $16 for general admission. Call 336.723.7777 or visit for tickets. Mon., Oct. 4 PUMPKIN PATCH St. Mary’s Episcopal Church; 108 West Farriss Avenue., High Point; 336.965.0983;; 2 p.m.; $1 to $12 It’s time to pick a pumpkin! Head over to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in High Point. They have a patch with pumpkins for sale ranging from $1 to $12. All pumpkins are supplied by a local farmer. The patch is open until Oct.24. Hours are Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to dusk, Saturday from 10 a.m. to dusk and Sunday from 12 p.m. to dusk. Tues., Oct. 5 IL TROVATORE The Stevens Center of NCSA; 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem; 336.725.7101, ext. 100;; 7:30 p.m.; $7.50 to $70 Piedmont Opera’s season begins this year with Il Trovatore. Four acts make up the show: the Duel, the Gypsy, the Gypsy’s Son and the Torture. Tickets range from $7.50 to $70 and are available by calling the number listed above or at Performances will also be held at the Stevens Center on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Wed., Oct. 6 DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR Fairgrounds; 421 W. 27th St., Winston-Salem; 336.727.2236;; 11 a.m.; FREE Today’s your day! Bring five Lowes brands non-perishable food items and get into the Fair for free. Food gathered at the Lowes Foods Fair food drive will stock the food pantry of Crisis Control Ministry. National acts and entertainment, food, competitions, games, rides and animals make up the Dixie Classic Fair, going on now until Oct. 10. Visit for tickets and a complete list of events and special promotions.