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by Amy Kingsley

The Garage in Winston-Salem is kicking off its Tuesday Night Film Series with the movie Air Guitar Nation at 9 p.m. Tuesday’s flick follows the travails of a Finnish air guitar champ as he tries to defend his title against a slew of upstart Americans. The series will continue through the fall, and will feature art and music documentaries, independent features and short films. All screenings are free.

Local playwrights and drama enthusiasts will gather Thursday through Sunday for four evenings of short plays at the Greensboro Cultural Center. Each play revolves around a holiday – either real or fictional – and all were written by North Carolina writers and are being presented courtesy of the Greensboro Playwrights’ Forum. The event is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged.

On Friday, the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art is opening an exhibition by Durham artist Max Rada Dada. Max’s art is, as you might have guessed, a little on the absurd side. Nonetheless, a very serious reception for the show will be happening Friday starting at 5:30 p.m.

Auditions for a theatrical adaptation of the children’s literary classic Charlotte’s Web will be held on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Greensboro Cultural Center. No experience is necessary, and anyone in grades four through nine interested in acting or working backstage is welcome. For more information call Rosina Whitfield at 336.373.2728.

Triad Stage opened The Little Foxes last week, and on Thursday, audience members can gain an insider perspective on the production through the theater’s PostScript Series. Actors and members of the artistic team will be on hand to speak and answer questions about the play after the evening’s performance.

New York City gallery owner Luise Ross will stop at Wake Forest University on Tuesday to lecture about her work. Ross’s gallery focuses on the work of self-taught artists. The event is happening at 12 p.m. in room 102 of the Scales Fine Art Center.

Senior Resources of Guilford County is now registering participants for its second annual Senior Spelling Bee slated for Sept. 25. Call Tammy Martin at 336.373.4816 to register; space is limited so those who are interested should register early.

High Point artist Keith Gallimore, owner of the FlounderN company, has introduced a new T-shirt, called Flounder Earth, to benefit local efforts to clean up the water supply. A portion of the purchase cost of each Flounder Earth T-shirt will benefit the Piedmont Environmental Alliance. Visit floundern.com for more information.

The Greensboro Public Library now offers its in-house patrons access to genealogy software that includes volumes of census information, vital records, immigration collections and everything else you need to trace your crazy family’s history down to the gnarled, gnarly roots.

Steven Box has joined Triad Stage in the new position of Director of Sales and Marketing. Steven comes to Greensboro directly from New York City where he managed the marketing efforts of several Off-Broadway plays as well as productions for New York City Opera, The New Victory Theater and New York Theatre Workshop.

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