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by Keith Barber

Wednesday, May 6

Waiting for Godot Elsewhere Collective; 606 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.549.5555; 7 p.m.; $1 Elsewhere Artist Collaborative presents a front window production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The show begins at 7 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to come early or stay late to participate with fellow art lovers in a program entitled “While you Wait,” a night of interactive experiences designed to complement the show. Elsewhere Artist Collaborative will also offer a salon-style discussion about the production and Beckett’s work held after each performance in the front window.

Thursday, May 7

Self-defense course Karate International, 5723 Country Club Road, Winston- Salem; 336.945.5063;; 6:45 p.m.; $99 Karate International presents a practical self-defense course that allows participants (age 16 and older) to learn how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and how to escape from the most common attacks. The karate studio’s flyer claims it offers its classes in a safe and fun environment led by expert instructors. This course is appropriate for men and women, as well as students in high school and college and no previous experience is required. Class meets at 6:45 p.m. at the Karate International studio located at 5723 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem.

Friday, May 8

North Carolina Wine Salute Kick-Off 4 th Street, Winston-Salem; 336.354.1500; www.; 6 p.m.–10 p.m.; Dinners cost $40-$50; After Party tickets: FREE

On Friday evening prior to the North Carolina Wine Festival, the restaurants along 4 th Street in Winston-Salem will offer collaborations between chefs and winemakers as a special addition to restaurant menus. For a complete listing of Winemaker Dinners, go to: You can purchase tickets while you’re there or pick them up at any Lowe’s Foods location. Winemaker dinner prices range from $40 to $50 but admission to the After Party, which features an array of beers from Foothills Brewing, is free.

Saturday, May 9

Ninth Annual Celtic Festival and Highland Games Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston- Salem; 336.924.8191;; 10:30 a.m.; FREE Celebrate the Scots-Irish contribution to colonial Bethabara at the Ninth Annual Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The event features pipe and drum bands, a gathering of Scottish clans, tartan-clad athletes and live Celtic music. The games begin at 10:30 a.m. at Historic Bethabara Park at 2147 Bethabara Road in Winston-Salem.

Sunday, May 10

UNCSA Spring Dance Concert Stevens Center 405 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.1945;; 2 p.m.; $12 adults/$10 seniors and students Celebrate Mother’s Day with the proud of parents of UNC School of the Arts dance students as the school puts on its annual spring dance concert at the Stevens Center at 2 p.m. The program will feature a new piece by faculty member Susan McCullough and Act II of the ballet classic Swan Lake, featuring Tchaikovsky’s memorable score. The performances will also include a contemporary work by a leading choreographer. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

Monday, May 11

The Last Child book launch Greensboro Country Club; 410 Sunset Drive, Greensboro; 336.574.2898;; 7 p.m.–10 p.m.; $150 A national book launch of The Last Child by local novelist and Greensboro Children’s Museum board member, John Hart, will be held Monday at the Greensboro Country Club. Hart will offer up a sneak preview of the book that will be officially released on May 12.

Tuesday, May 12

Noon @ the Spoon Weatherspoon Art Museum; 500 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.5770;; 12 noon; FREE During your lunch break, join the staff of the Weatherspoon Museum for a 20-minute gallery tour, with free beverages and baked goods. The event is sponsored by the Weatherspoon Association Board. Noon @ the ‘Spoon tours begin at 12 noon the second Tuesday of every month. A social gathering will take place in the Association Room on the first floor following the gallery tour. For further info, call 336.334.5770 or email:

Wednesday, May 13

The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160; www.; 7:30 p.m.; $10-$42 The Triad Stage production of the Robert Hewett comedy is nearing the end of its three-week run. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at Triad Stage’s Pyrle Theater tonight. Tickets range from $10-$42 depending on performance and seat location. Triad Stage is located at 232 S. Elm St. in Greensboro.