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by Gus Lubin

Wednesday, Jan. 28 For the Bible Tells Me So

Dillard Auditorium; Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem; 336.750.3153; www.wssu.edu; 6 p.m.; FREE What does God say about homosexuality? And why do so many people care very much? The fiery cross point of sexuality and religion is explored in For The Bible Tells Me So, an awardwinning documentary presented tonight by the WSSU Gay/Straight Student Alliance. Local ministers will join several characters from the film for a panel discussion following the screening. Come learn what’s happened to gays in America in the forty years since Milk.

Thursday, Jan. 29 Black Pearl Sings!

Pyrle Theater; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160; www. triadstage.org; 7:30 p.m.; $10-$42 Back in the Great Depression, song collector John Lomax discovered a living archive of old songs in a Louisiana prison, in singer Leadbelly. That blues backstory is the inspiration for the tale of Susannah Mullally and Alberta “Pearl” Johnson in a play by Frank Higgins. The Triad Stage production is directed by Benny Sato Ambush and runs through Feb. 15. Tonight is opening night, with a free pre-show lobby party.

Friday, Jan. 30 Brian O’Sullivan

Idiot Box; 348 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.274.2699; www. idiotboxers.com; 8 p.m.; $10 One-time local Brian O’Sullivan plays guitar and tells jokes, kind of like Jimmy Fallon on Weekend Update, or like his Myspace influences, Weird Al, Bloodhound Where the Triad Gang and Tenacious D. His songs    Comes to Laugh! include “Sarah Friday Palin” Jan — 23 “she looks like Tina Fey/ in that chubby uncool way” — to Brian O’Sullivan has already had the tune of “Get 3 SOLD Low” OUT SHOWS by Flo in NC this month!!! Rida. O’Sullivan returns to Jan 8th @ The Idiot Box SOLD OUT Jan 15th @ Comedy Worx (Raleigh) SOLD OUT Greensboro after Jan 17th @ DSI earning Comedy (Chapel Hill) SOLD a OUT Jan 23rd @ The Idiot Box BFA in Acting Tickets from available UNCG in Call for Jan 30th @ The Idiot Box 2007. Tickets available Reservations! Get your tickets NOW while they’re still available! PLUS!!! Comedy THIS Weekend! rd at 8pm & Friday Jan 30th at 8pm

Saturday, Jan. 31

Fri 10pm & Sat 8 & 10pm

Wynton Marsalis 274-BOXX (2699) www.idiotboxers.com 348 S. Elm St., Downtown GSO Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium; Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem; 336.750.3220; www.wssu.edu; 7:30 p.m.; $47 in advance, $55 at door Coming this February Wynton Marsalis is more than the biggest name in jazz today. He’s the lead promulgator of the biggest jazz names in history. Marsalis has worked to establish a jazz canon by performing compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and many others. Don’t be surprised that he’s coming to Winston-Salem: Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra tour and play everywhere from concert halls to churches, jazz clubs to class rooms.

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Sunday, Feb. 1 Super Bowl Party R

ider’s in the Country; 5701 Randleman Road; 336.674.5111; www.myspace.com/ridersinthecountry; 4 p.m.; FREE The unique and number-one feature of Rider’s Super Bowl party will be a scooter give-away from YES! Weekly. Our staff uses these sweet little rides to get around the Triad fast and cheap, from interview to interview and bar to bar. But apparently we had a spare one lying around, and we’re giving it away. Also enjoy a fantastic Super Bowl party at Rider’s in the Country, with burgers, beer, big screen TVs and a Springsteen halftime show.

Monday, Feb. 2 Groundhog Day Natural Science Center; 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro; 336.288.3769; www.natsci.org; 10 a.m.

If the Woody the Groundhog comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If there’s no shadow? Get out your bathing suit. Make sure you’re on hand to witness the forecast, and feel free to influence the marmot by cheering or by shining a really powerful flashlight or holding up a large umbrella. Your spring break travel plans depend on it. A ticket to the weather show includes admission to the Natural Science Center, where you can visit other animals like wolves, tigers, gibbons and meerkats.

Tuesday, Feb. 3 Mamma Mia!

War Memorial Auditorium; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 336.373.2632; www.greensborocoliseum.com; 8 p.m.; $50 – $60 The Broadway version of Mamma Mia! doesn’t have Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep, but then it does have performers who can actually sing and dance. The songs of 1970s super-hit band ABBA are the real stars of this show. Marvel as the romantic comedy wedding story moves seamlessly from “Money, Money, Money” to “Dancing Queen” to “SOS” to “Waterloo.” The hit musical will be in Greensboro through Feb. 8.

Wednesday, Feb. 4 YES! Weekly networking event

Hutch and Harris Pub; 424 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.1336; hutchandharris.com; 5:30 p.m.; FREE Couldn’t make it to Greensboro for our last social? Hit up Winston-Salem and hang with the YES! Weekly staff and other Triad young business professionals. There’ll be free food, free drinks, schmoozing and handshakes. Chances are high that you’ll meet a future employer, life partner or Facebook friend. As always, the first 100 through the door receive an extra free drink voucher.

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