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by Gus Lubin

Wednesday, March 4

Moonlight & Magnolias

Broach Theatre Co; 520 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.378.9300;; 8 p.m.; $20 Moonlight & Magnolias is a noir play about intrigue in early Hollywood. Set in 1939, a year legendary for the release of great films like Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the play imagines a frantic and secret five-day scripting session of Gone With The Wind. Showings continue through March 7 at 8 p.m..

Thursday, March 5

2nd Anniversary for Beard & Mustache Club

Grey’s Tavern; 343 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.617.5341;; 9 p.m.; FREE Two years of lip hair, cheek fuzz and neck locks culminate tonight at the anniversary party for the Beard & Mustache Club of North Carolina. The event is a facial hair fashion show. It is also simply a social group for beard wearers, an opportunity to douse the moustache in beer froth. The club is open to visitors and new members, and meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Friday, March 6

ACC Women’s Basketball Tourney

Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 336.373.2632;; games today at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m.; more games on March 5, March 7 and March 8; $10 per session, $99 for tourney March Madness starts this week with the ACC Women’s Basketball Tourney. In today’s quarterfinals, No. 4 North Carolina plays first; followed by No. 1 Maryland vs. the winner of yesterday’s match between NC State and Wake Forest; followed by No. 2 Florida State; and No. 3 Duke. Semifinals are Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and the final is on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 7

Blues dinner benefit

Hinshaw United Methodist Church; 4501 High Point Road, Greensboro; 336.299.6330; 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; $12 You can eat, do good and dance at the Blues Dinner Benefit. Not Dead Yet Blues Band plays the music and Hinshaw United Methodist Church serves the spaghetti at tonight’s event. The dinner is a fundraiser for the church’s annual youth trip to the Appalachian Service Project in Central Appalachia. Every summer kids from Hinshaw United Methodist work with ASP on construction and home repair for low-income families

Sunday, March 8

C&E Gun Show

LJVM Coliseum; 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem; 540.953.0016;; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $7 For all the local gun owners who fear that Obama will cut off the weapon supply, this weekend’s show is the latest chance to stock up on guns and ammo. While you’re there, consider stopping by the Native American Show, also at the Coliseum complex, and free from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.. Repeated games of cowboys and Indians may be held all day in the parking lot.

Monday, March 9

Fiddler Jamie Laval

Old Salem Tavern; 736 S. Main St., Winston-Salem; 336.748.8585;; 6:30 p.m.; FREE Winner of the 2002 US National Scottish Fiddle Championship, Jamie Laval plays a mean Celtic jig. Laval now lives in Asheville and tours around the US and Scotland. With springtime on the way, there may be no better place to be on a Monday night, than the Old Salem Tavern porch, listening to sweet fiddle music. Laval also plays on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, March 10

Burlesque Revue

Artistika; 523 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.271.2686; www.; 9 p.m.; $5 Local burlesque artists Tiger RoxXx and Selia d’Katzmeow Carmichael host tonight’s Feline Entertainment and Fanatique de Glam revue. The ladies will film all performances for submission to the Miss Exotic World competition. For those unfamiliar with burlesque, these performances feature risqué fashion, song and dance — all somewhat classy and very stylish.

Wednesday, March 11

Portals of Discovery: Opera 102

Reynolda House; 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem; 336.758.5150;; first of four Wednesday night sessions at 6:30 p.m.; $125, $100 members/students Want to learn more about the grandest of the arts? Opera 102 is a four-session course taught by Wake Forest University Professor of Music Peter Kairoff, UNC School of the Arts French instructor Michel Berta and Piedmont Opera Company Resident Conductor Jamie Albritten. The course gives an introduction to operas and a behind-the-scenes view into an upcoming production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. The course culminates with a trip to that opera.