by Jordan Green

Is everybody at the beach this week? The arts calendar — basically, whatever pops up on my Facebook page, lands in my e- mail inbox or catches my eye in my scan of about a dozen gallery websites — is notably thin this week. I want to be at the beach.

Artist in residence Greg Bloom facilitates a group reading and discussion of excerpts from Tragicomedy of the Commons at Elsewhere in Greensboro from 7 to 8 p.m. What does a reading group about civics and democracy have to do with art, you ask? If you have to ask, you obviously aren’t familiar with the axiom holding that if something transpires at Elsewhere it is, by definition, art. Elsewhere plays fast and loose with the concept of art, which is part of the magic.

Green Hill Center for NC Art holds its annual meeting on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. The annual meeting gives members and other guests an overview of the past year and a preview of the one to come. New board members will be elected. Following business, the gallery will hold a live auction with music provided by the Nutbush Ramblers, appetizers from the Fresh Market and a cash bar.

Greensboro College student Raven Brown’s senior thesis exhibit, Pools of Color, opens with a reception at the Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

Poet.she hosts the June Women Speak: Cover Edition at Glenwood Coffee and Books in Greensboro on Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Performers will cover their favorite woman writers, famous and otherwise. On the flip, in Winston-Salem, Men of Action present a night of poetry, spoken word, music and food to honor fathers at Delta Arts Center at 8 p.m. Call LaShun Huntley at 336.686.0680 for information about ticketing.

Art History: Redux, an exhibit exploring the connective tissues of inspiration, innovation and imitation in the arts, opens at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro on Saturday.