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by Gus Lubin

Wednesday, March 11

Revolutionary War lecture Guilford Courthouse National Military Park; 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro; 336.288.1776;; 7 p.m.; FREE with reservations Days away from the March 15 anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse — about which Lt. General Cornwallis said “I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons” — you can get your revolution fix with a lecture at the courthouse. The topic is “Redcoats on the River: Southeastern North Carolina in the Revolutionary War” by historian and Appomattox Park Ranger Robert Dunkerly.

Thursday, March 12

High School Musical 2, live on stage Masonic Temple; 426 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.333.7469;; 7:30 p.m.; $15

For a surreal experience, come see a teen musical based on the hit movie about a teen musical. High School Musical 2 tells the story of Troy, Gabriella and friends in the summer after junior year, as they love, work, compete and constantly sing. The cast is made up of local teens, including Northwest Middle School student Jimmie Jeter as heartthrob Troy. Performances continue on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Friday, March 13

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at Club Oasis Club Oasis; 2105 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem; 336.724.0546;; TBA; $15 The famous MILFs of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be at Club Oasis, and so will the cameras. NeNe, Sheree, Lisa and Kim are the stars of the reality series on Bravo, produced by the people who made “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and “The Real Housewives of New York City,” and probably inspired by “Desperate Housewives.” Don’t know why the Atlanta housewives are going to Winston- Salem, but dress classy.

Saturday, March 14

Breakdance competition Krankies Coffee; 211 E. 3 rd St., Winston- Salem; 336.722.3016;; 8 p.m.; $7 Do you ever watch movies like You Got Served and wish you could see a real street dancing competition? Tonight’s showdown at Krankie’s is the real thing. Four three-person crews will compete in the National Breaking League playoffs, and the winner will be flown to Phoenix for a shot at the National Championship and $5,000. Also, 16 two-person teams will compete for $750 in the Ram 2 Finale. Beats dropped by DJ SPCLGST.

Sunday, March 15

ACC Basketball Championship (Georgia Dome) Raycom/ESPN; 1 p.m.; FREE Another exciting season of ACC basketball comes to an end today. Fans will want to watch games all weekend, starting on Thursday. Friday’s quarterfinals feature No. 1 North Carolina at noon; No. 4 Florida State at 2 p.m.; No. 2 Wake Forest at 7 p.m.; and No. 3 Duke at 9 p.m. Saturday’s semifinals are at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. March Madness continues at the NCAA tourney on Mar. 19.

Monday, Mar. 16

The Myth of the Model Minority Salem Fine Arts Center; Salem College, Winston-Salem; 336.917.5313;; 7 p.m.; FREE Sociologist Rosalind Chou will discuss her new book The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism. Chou disputes the idea of the “model minority,” which says that Asian Americans have adapted easily to America and faced little racism. In my opinion, she has a fair point.

Tuesday, Mar. 17

St. Patty’s Day at the Pour House The Pour House; 360 Federal Place, Greensboro; 336.333.2226; thepourhousegso; 11 a.m. until late; FREE Get your green beer and car bombs at any bar celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. One of the best parties is at the Pour House in Greensboro. Show up very early (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) for traditional

Irish food. Then party all evening, with drink specials and four bands: After the Crash, Stereotype, Rollin’ Highway and Suckerpunch.

Wednesday, Mar. 18

Creativity symposium

Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem; 336.758.3383;; all day Wednesday through 1/2 page Friday; – $615$235 for three days, $125 for one day Though immense and expensive, the three-day creativity symposium at Wake Forest University Get features our 26 week an interesting rates, variety of events related to creativity. Today’s a 30% DISCOUNT highlights include a lecture on “non-haptic gesture-based interactive display for just 3 weeks of advertising!!!! systems” and a performance by a student comedy troupe. Thursday includes a performance of free-form minimalist masterpiece for strings, “In C.” Friday Cal has 316.1231 a for lecture more information on Mark Twain. Registration is at Scales Fine Arts building from 2 to 5 p.m. Issue dates: Feb. 25, Mar. 4 and Mar. 11 on Wednesday, and at 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.