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by Keith Barber

March came in like a lion, dumping four to six inches of snow on the Piedmont Triad earlier this week, but the thaw has already begun. First Friday Gallery Hop in the Downtown Winston-Salem Arts District on March 6 at 7 p.m. should heat things up for art lovers in the area. Patrons are encouraged to come visit the Arts District located between 5 YES! WEEKLY: MARCH 4-10, 2009 : 53 th , 7th and Trade streets in Winston- Salem to celebrate the lucky month of March. The event is sponsored the Downtown Arts District Association. DADA defines itself as a neighborhood organization of artist studios, residences and businesses that is dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture through education, entertainment, community interaction and trade. DADA has continued its brick campaign fundraiser through March. For more information, call 336.734.1864 or go to www.dadaws.org. The Arts Alliance of Greensboro invites you to escape the winter chill by attending its Salsa Workshop March 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the City Arts Dance Room 305 located at 200 N. Davie St. in Greensboro. Makitari dance company will instruct students at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Makitari will teach everything from basic steps and turns to body movement and hand shines. No partner is required. For further information, call 336.373.2727 or e-mail: salsaclass08@yahoo.com. Beginning on Friday, artist Charlie Brouwer will create an outdoor public art sculpture made of ladders submitted by members of the Winston-Salem community on the Tavern Meadow at Old Salem Museums and Gardens beginning from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brouwer said he should complete the sculpture by Sunday, March 8. Brouwer was selected by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art to kick off its Inside Out: Artists in the Community II series. SECCA officially closed for a yearlong renovation on Jan. 4, and simultaneously announced a series of public art installations planned for 2009. For further information, call 336.397.2107. The Arts Council Theatre, located at 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem, will hold an open call for singers, dancers and actors on Saturday, March 7 beginning at 11 a.m. All auditions must include a two-minute monologue, a choreographed dance piece and 32 bars of two songs, one up-tempo song and a ballad. One of the songs must be a pop or show tune. Auditions are by appointment only. For further information, call 336.723.2266. On Sunday, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts presents Undergraduate Opera at Thrust Theatre, Performance Place located at 1533 S. Main St. in Winston- Salem. Show time is 3 p.m. For further information, call 336.721.1945. On Tuesday, March 10, the Carolina Theatre will screen perhaps the most famous “spaghetti Western,” The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Director Sergio Leone’s 1966 masterpiece mixes myth with realism and features Clint Eastwood as “the man with no name,” Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef. Show time is 7:30 p.m. On the arts horizon, Community Theatre of Greensboro presents Chicago, the Musical March 20-29 at the Carolina Theatre. Currently enjoying its second triumphant run on Broadway, Chicago, a Roaring ’20s musical has been revived by CTG. Show times are 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on March 22 and 29. Ticket prices go from $10 to $30. For further information, call Bradley Smith at 336.333.7470, x204. Finally, Theatre Alliance in Winston-Salem will hold mega-auditions on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The artistic director will hold auditions for Theatre Alliance’s entire 2009 slate of productions including Sheila’s Class Reunion, Sordid Lives and Daughters of the Lone Star State. For further information, e-mail: thissideofoz@triad.rr.com.

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