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by Lindsay Craven

Wednesday, May 27

Tunes @ Noon Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.1222; www.; 12-1:30 p.m.; FREE For a change in your lunchtime monotony stop by Center City Park for some musical relief. This performance will feature Steven Willard and Chuck Folds, a laid back alternative duo. Think Jack Johnson. So go ahead and enjoy the great outdoors while you’re brown-bagging it this Wednesday.

Thursday, May 28

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, and the Tangerine Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG; 1000 Spring Garden St., Greensboro; 336.334.5770;; 6:30- 8:30 p.m.; FREE A documentary inspired by contemporary artist Louise Bourgeois will be shown at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Bourgeois was the first woman to be given a major restrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The film follows Bourgeois through her creative process at her studio as well as allowing her to tell her life story.

Friday, May 29

Jason Aldean in concert Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 336.373.7400; www.; 8 p.m.; $29.75 Add a little taste of country in your life this week with Jason Aldean. Touring to support his latest album Wide Open, the man responsible for songs such as “She’s Country,” “Hicktown” and “Amarillo Sky” will add a little red to the neck of the Greensboro area for one night only. It’s time to switch off CMT and go out and see some live country music tonight.

Saturday, May 30

9 th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival Tanglewood Park; 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons; 336.778.6320;; Noon-6:30 p.m.; $20 in advance, $25 at the door How about a little cheese to go with that whine? Okay, so that’s a bad joke, but this festival promises to provide some very refined entertainment for wine lovers everywhere. The event features 53 exhibitors, 38 vineyards and entertainment from the Allison King Band, Chairmen of the Board and the Plaids. You can buy tickets in advance at select Harris Teeter stores or just wait and buy them at the door.

Sunday, May 31

Blacksmithing demonstration High Point Museum; 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point; 336.885.1859;; 1-4 p.m.; FREE Take a trip back to a simpler time at the High Point Museum. A blacksmith in full costume will perform and create various iron pieces for a live audience in the museum’s historical park. Visitors can stop in at anytime during the performance and the show is great for children as well.

Monday, June 1

Fitness in the Park Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.1222; www.; 12- 1:30 p.m.; FREE It’s a dance, it’s a stress reliever, it’s a form of selfdefense. It’s Tai Chi and it’s taking place in the Center City Park. This fitness class will be led by instructor Eric Reiss. Reiss has practiced Tai Chi since 1973 and founded the Silk Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in 1999. So go work it out at the park with a pro and reach your inner peace in the great outdoors.

Tuesday, June 2

Beauty and the Beast presented by the Carolina Ballet Stevens Center; 405 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.1945;; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $35-$45 There’s just not enough dancing and singing cutlery, dishes, candlesticks and big hairy guys in theater today if you ask me. Luckily our prayers have been answered and Beauty and the Beast has been recreated by the Carolina Ballet. Belle, the Beast, Lumiere and Mrs. Potts will return in full glory, but a little classier than in their Disney treatment.

Wednesday, June 3

Ladies Night with Walrus & the Hall Monitors The Blind Tiger; 2115 Walker Ave., Greensboro; 336.272.9888; www.; 10 p.m.; Ladies Free Greensboro regulars Walrus & the Hall Monitors will take the stage once more at the Blind Tiger. For ladies who are short on cash and looking for something to do, the perfect opportunity awaits. This lively quartet performs both original pieces and cover songs. Go out and support some live music and take it easy on your wallet all at the same time.