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by Brian Clarey

Tues., March 16

Indestructible a/perture Cinema; 311 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem 336.722.8148; www.aperturecinema.com; 8 p.m.; $750

Indestructible is the story of one man’s battle against ALS — otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. After his diagnosis, filmmaker Ben Byer began to document his three-year journey resulting in this documentary. It has special resonance with the Often Awesome Army, who are following a similar path with Greensboro artist and filmmaker Tim LaFollette. All proceeds from this screening go to the ALS Film Fund, which focuses on research and education

Wed., March 10

MEAC 2010 Tournament High School Day

LJVM; Winston-Salem; www. ljvm.com; 10 a.m.; $16 and up The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference holds its annual tournament at the Joel this week. Events include a cheerleading contest, a college fair, live jazz, a gospel brunch and yeah, there will be some basketball. Get in on the action by going to the website.

Thur., March 11

The Thing Carousel Luxury Cinemas; 1305 Battleground Ave., Greensboro; 336.230-1620; www.carouselbattleground. com; 7:30 and 10 p.m.; $4 Kurt Russell is everywhere, people. He cannot be avoided. John Carpenter’s 1982 freezefest features Mr. Goldie Hawn leading a cast of unknowns — with Wilford Brimley along for the ride in the days before the dia-BEET-us caught up with him. It’s got alien monsters, bodysnatching and tons of fake snow.

Fri., March 12

Citified/Free Electric STATE/Mutant League

Westerwood Tavern; 508 Guilford Ave., Greensboro; 336.274.4410; 9 p.m.; $5 One of the last great neighborhood bars in town throws a rock show tonight with three local crews. Rest assured, there will be plenty of PBR and angst.

Sat., March 13

Antiques appraisal fair

Lewisville Library auditorium; Lewisville; 336.703.2940; www. forsythlibrary.org; 10 a.m.; two items for $10 This annual fundraiser for Friends of Lewisville Library is kind of like an episode of “Antiques Roadshow,” only without the TV cameras. Bring in your antiques, pop-culture artifacts, stamps, baseball cards and jewelry to see what they’re worth. It’s definitely worth a trip to grandma’s attic beforehand.

Sun., March 14

ACC finals

Greensboro Coliseum; Greensboro; www.greensborocoliseum.com; 1 p.m.; The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament culminates in this championship game, which tips off at 1 p.m. today after a morning-long Fan Fest in the parking lot. I’m saying Clemson and Wake Forest, but what the hell do I know? Tickets are unavailable to the general public, but an enterprising parking-lot hound can probably score a couple from dispirited fans early in the week.

Mon., Mar 15

Trivia night

The Celtic Caf’; 924 S. Marshall St., Winston-Salem; 336.703.0641; www.thecelticcafe.com; 7 p.m.; FREE Who was the first Major League pitcher to record a win in Canada? What was Martin Scorsese’s first film? How many US states begin with the letter M? What is the fastest land animal? You get the picture. Trivia night at the Celtic Caf’ is just like that, but at a bar. Also: prizes.

Wed., March 17

St. Patty’s Block Party

The Pour House; 360 Federal Place, Greensboro; 336.333.2226; 10:30 a.m.; $5 It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so call in sick to work and get to drinking! Seriously, though, the action begins at the Pour House block party at 10:30 a.m. with Irish food, and rolls all night long. The music — with J. Timber, House of Fools, After the Crash, PlaneJane and Envision — begins at $8 p.m. Erin go bragh, y’all.

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