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by Gus Lubin

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Freakonomics Lecture Cone Ballroom; Elliot University Center, UNCG; 336.334.4849;; reception and dinner at 6 p.m.; lecture at 8 p.m.; $55 with dinner, $12 for lecture only Journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Levitt made economics interesting with their 2005 bestseller Freakonomics. Thebook answered entertaining and meaningful economic questions, like “Whydo drug dealers still live with their moms?” Faced with the currenteconomic crisis, they may also answer questions like, “What the*&^$ do we do now?”

Thursday, Feb. 26

A Secret Regal Grande Cinemas; Friendly Shopping Center, Greensboro; 336.852.5433;; 7 p.m.; $10 A Secret isone of six films coming to Greensboro as part of the Triad Jewish FilmFestival. The movie tells the story of a scrawny boy in WWII France whouncovers secrets about heritage, family and the doppelgänger ghost boyof his dreams. Also check out The Bubble on Saturday night, which tellsthe story of young love in Tel Aviv. Buy tickets early for both, asmany of the festival movies have sold out.

Friday, Feb. 27, Saturday, Feb. 28

Cash Bash 7 The Garage; 110 W 7 th St, Winston-Salem; 336.777.1127;; 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday; $12 CashBash is the best Johnny Cash show around. The twonight festivalincludes fourteen rockabilly and alt-country bands playing Cashtributes. The first night features Sidna Allen, the Tremors, John HowieJr. & Rosewood Bluff, the bo-stevens, Truckstop Preachers andStraight 8s. The second night features Hick’ry Hawkins, Jem Crossland& the Hypertonics, Hearts and Daggers, Tommy Ray & the Rayguns,Gojira X and the Defilers. The show is hosted by Winston-Salemhonky-tonk band the bo-stevens.

Saturday, Feb. 28

Mardi Gras of the Carolinas Castle Mcculloch; 3925 Kivett Drive, Jamestown; 336.887.5413;; 6:30 p.m. nobility dinner, 8:30 p.m. general admission; $60 nobility, $10-30 general admission Thefifth annual Venetian masked ball at Castle McCulloch kicks off 9 p.m.with fireworks, followed by a whole parade of jugglers, belly dancersand tarot card readers. All the while you can eat, drink, dance and bemerry. For a bit extra cash, you can dine at 6:30 with the snobbyCapulets or the rowdy Montagues. The nobility ticket comes with amedallion that pays off during the dance party, as commoners mustaddress you as “My Lord” or “My Lady.”

Sunday, March 1

Love Overboard War Memorial Auditorium; 1921 W Lee St, Greensboro; 336.373.7433;; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; $32.50 – $38.50 Another musical romantic comedy that takes place on a boat? Hot on the heels of Mamma Mia, Je’Caryous Johnson’s new play Love Overboard givesGreensboro another shot at love on the high seas. The show offerJohnson’s response to rising divorce rates and failed love storiesacross the country. His response is: sex, song and laughter. The playstars R&B singers Avant and Keke Wyatt and actors Miguel Nunez,Carl Payne and Karen Malina White.

Monday, March 2

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Greensboro Children’s Museum; 220 N. Church St, Greensboro; 336.574.2898;; 9:30 p.m.; $6 Onthis day in 1904, Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel was born. Celebrate theoccasion and introduce your kids to the progenitor of the Grinch, theLorax, Horton and Whoville, Yertle and many other cartoon celebrities.The Greensboro Public Library will join the Children’s Museum for Seussreadings and crafts, as well as a visit by The Cat in the Hat.

Tuesday, March 3

Ken Mickey The Garage; 110 W 7 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.777.1127;; 7:30 p.m.; $5 HighPoint musician Ken Mickey is the latest headliner in the Garage’sexcellent American Music Showcase Series. Mickey and the Rock and RollCombo also features local musician Jack Gorman. The two men werefeatures in a Nov, 5, 2008 article in YES! Weekly. Mickey is a39-year-old singer songwriter, who sings wry romance and playsstraight-forward twang guitar. Mickey will be playing from his newalbum, The Stand.

Wednesday, March 4

Irish tenors Aycock Auditorium; UNCG, Greensboro; 336.334.4849; www.; 8 p.m.; $28-35 Secondonly to U2 among Irish touring acts in the United States, the IrishTenors are an event of tearful beauty. The group is composed ofIreland’s Romantic Singer, Finbar Wright; Ireland’s Best Living Tenor,Anthony Kearns; and Ireland’s Sweetest Tenor Voice, Karl Scully. Theirrepertoire includes classic numbers like “Danny Boy” and Titanic’s “My Heart Will Go On.” With St. Patrick’s Day less than two weeks away, it’s time to bring out the clover.