Ten things to do for free, Nov. 5-11

by Dani Vanderboegh

Moshe Shai

Thursday Nov. 6, 2014

1. “Soul Sparkles”-Poetic Imagination in Watercolor

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Irving Park Art and Frame,Ӭ2105 W. Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro

More: Marjorie Kearns Smith is an artist and thought explorer. Open to the wisdom of new perspectives, Marjorie allows the fluid nature of watercolor to reveal itself. She then uses these creations to express her thoughts, memories, life journeys and self-awareness with poetic imagination.

2. Etgar Keret Reading

When: 7 p.m.

Where: High Point UniversityӬ833 Montlieu Ave High Point

More: Keret will give a reading from his work followed by a Q&A session. Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories. ‘Suddenly a Knock on the Door’ and his three earlier collections are bestsellers in Israel and have been published in more than thirty languages. More than 40 short movies have been made based on his stories, one of which won the MTV Prize.

3. Environmental Movie Speaker Night

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Temple Emanuel Ҭ201 Oakwood Dr. Winston-Salem

More: The City Dark is a feature documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night sky. Professor of Physics and Astronomy Dan Caton will speak at the event. If you have any questions, please contact Gayle Tuch 766-2767 or

(Credit: Melissa Rodriguez)

Friday Nov. 7, 2014

4. First Friday Greensboro

When: 6–9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Greensboro

More: Greenhill’s will have the “Threads: Fiber Art and Drawing” exhibit, and The Triangle Improvisation Collective will play live music. The Bargin Box will be participating and stay open until 9 p.m. Kat Lamp’s solo art show, “Are You Kitten Me,” will be at Common Grounds Coffee, and Jeff Beck’s “The Warehouse Diaries” will be at 611 S. Elm St. And of course, many eclectic shops, art galleries, studios, museums and alternative art venues will showcase local artists, musicians and various other artistic endeavors.

5. First Friday Gallery Hop

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Arts District Association,ӬTrade Street, Winston-Salem; Trade & Liberty Street, between Fifth and Seventh streets.
More: An ultra-hip area of downtown, DADA, is an eclectic collection of working studios, galleries, shops, residences, restaurants, and nightlife.

6. Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Presents: Eroica

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: High Point University,Ӭ833 Montlieu Ave., High Point

More: For more information call 336-841-9209, or

7. Larry Hutcherson and Band

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store,Ӭ39 West St., Pittsboro

More: Check Larry out at:

8. Chad’s Chai Party
When: 7 p.m.

Where: Big Winston Tobacco WarehouseӬ732 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem

More: Enjoy free chai and live music as Chad’s Chai celebrates the opening of their new space, a shared location with Black Mountain’s Chocolate Factory.


Saturday Nov. 8, 2014

9. A Day in the Life of a Cheesemaker

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Old Salem Museum & GardensӬ600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem

More: The ancient skills of artisan cheese making come back to life one Sunday at a time in the life of a cheesemaker. Learn about different kinds of cheeses and how they are made in Piedmont North Carolina. For more information or to pre-register, please email or call 336-721-7357.

10. History of the American Soldier

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Ҭ2332 New Garden Rd., Greensboro

More: This Veteran’s Day program will give visitors an opportunity to learn about several periods of this nation’s military history from the early European settlement to the recent era. Visitors are urged to interact with the soldiers to learn about their uniforms, equipment, and weaponry, and the period that they represent.