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by Brian Clarey


City View After Work Social City View Apartments; 311 King St., Greensboro;; 5:30 p.m.; FREE Our boy Steve Czumaj brings his traveling networking event to downtown Greensboro’s Southside neighborhood and the apartments at City View. This is a pretty cool development with tons of amenities: a pool, a recreation center and, we’ve heard, a big party room in there somewhere. Music by Chuck Folds Five and Steve Willard at 6 p.m.


Third Thursday Studio B; 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.373.0811 x124;; 6 p.m.; $5 ($3 members) They’ve got the space, why not use it? Not content with limiting the celebration of local art to the first Friday of each month, Studio B adds another night to the monthly arts fare. This week features “visual stimulation” by performing artist Tom “TR” Roughton, experimental artist Max Shepard, “motion graphics designer” Martz and DJ Bowie. This one goes all night long, if you can hang.

FRIDAY, May 22

Revolve Music Night The Garage; 110 W. 7 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.777.1127;; 8 p.m.; $10 Fans of the jangle will not want to miss this one: The Making of REM’s Murmur: A Conversation with Producers Mitch Easter and Don Dixon, a treatise on one of the seminal works of the period. This is to be followed by a Lyrics 101 performance by Dixon, and turns by Easter, ’80s college radio stalwarts Magnapop, and Jew(s) and Catholic(s).


Spring Festival: Busy Bees Old Salem Museums & Gardens;; all day; FREE with regular admission Every good festival has a theme, and this year’s Spring Festival at Old Salem is no exception. The busy and helpful bee will be the focus of this daylong event at the gardens, featuring demonstrations, tastings, lectures, hands-on activities, a puppet show and all manner of bee products. Wear sunscreen, and remember: They’re more afraid of you then you are of them.

SUNDAY, May 24

Elon University School of Law charter class graduation

The Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Green St., Greensboro;; 3 p.m.; reserved seating Elon University School of Law’s charter class, which began in 2006, becomes the first generation of lawyers holding Elon educations, 107 strong. It’s a great day for the graduate and their people, for the university and also for the city of Greensboro, where the law school is located. They keynote speaker for this inaugural ceremony is David R Gergen, who acted as advisor to presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton.

MONDAY, May 25

Cornhole mania Wild Wing Café; 110 Hanes Square Circle, Winston-Salem; 336.794.9464;; 8 p.m.; FREE Before we moved to North Carolina, we thought “cornhole” meant something else! Apparently in this context it means a game of precision and skill using throwing bags filled with hard corn kernels. Whoda thunk it? While you’re out here, take advantage of the Sailor Jerry Rum special.


Winston-Salem Wort Hawgs Brew Club Foothills Brewery; 638 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem; 336.766.2012; www.; 6:30 p.m.; FREE If you are a Winston-Salem Wort Hawg — or if you aspire to be one — then show up at Foothills Brewery tonight and get your home brew on. Or, at least, talk abut it while sampling the small-batch brews at Foothills. For more information on the Wort Hawgs, send an e-mail to


Green Drinks Greensboro Elsewhere Artists Collaborative; 606 S. Elm St., Greensboro; w/; 5:30 p.m.; FREE Green Drinks Greensboro is a networking event for “all those who care about the environment, teach about and learn about the environment, work in an environment-related field, have interest in the environment, environmental products, sustainable building, environmental protection, eating local, ecological design, alternative energy…you get the idea.” That’s from the website, which also promises an agenda-free hour of socializing and, presumably, some alcohol.