be there

by Erica Katz

Wed., March 17

8th annual St. Patrick’s Day festival McCoul’s Public House; 110 West McGee St., Greensboro 336.378.0204;; 6 a.m.; $10

Party all day and night long with McCoul’s. The celebration starts bright and early and the entertainment lasts until the wee hours. There will be prizes, giveaways, drunk people and much more!’­

Thur., March 18

Open mic and spoken word night

High Point Public Library; 901 North Main St., High Point; 336.883.3660; www.meetup. com/triadpoetry; 6:00 p.m.; Free Come out and share your words or just listen to members of Triad Poetry. Here, people of any age and educational background can express themselves through poetry, music or storytelling without fear of being criticized.

Fri., March 19

Beer tasting

Christopher’s New Global Cuisine; 712 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem; 336.724.1395;; 5 p.m.; $5 Preview the beers that will be on the Spring Beer Garden menu. Hors d’oeurves will also be served. Nothing beats Friday at five o’clock except beer and food on Friday at five o’clock!

Sat., March 20

1st annual Save the Arts awards show

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 6 p.m.; $33.50 to $123.50 The Save the Arts awards show will acknowledge artists who have made major contributions to the art and design of our great nation by awarding painters, sculptors, architects and photographers. It will also provide an opportunity to increase the awareness of the arts culture from around the world and its vital importance in how it influences us all in our everyday lives.

Sun., March 21

“Wiley and the Hairy Man”

Taylor Theatre at UNCG; 450 Tate St., Greensboro;; 2 p.m.; $7 to $15 This will be your last chance to catch “Wiley and the Hairy Man,” a story of a young boy’s journey through the swamps of the Deep South. This performance is perfect for kids and is full of music, puppets, adventure and suspense.

Mon., Mar 22

Belly dancing class

Center for Holistic Healing; 1623 York Ave. Suite 103, High Point; 336.841.4307; center-; 7:45 p.m.; $10 Have fun while you work out! Kisaiya will teach you her unique belly dancing technique which is a fusion of cabaret and folkloric styles.

Tues., Mar 23

William Christenberry artist talk

Reynolda House Museum of American Art; 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem; 336.758.5150;; 5:30 p.m.; $8 to $12 The artist talk will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, “William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961-2005,” which includes 58 photographs, one sculpture and three signs. They chronicle the effects of the passage of time on the buildings, back roads and landmarks in rural Hale County, Ala., the artist’s hometown. This exhibition is an overview of the photographic component of Christenberry’s life’s work as he journeys on a personal investigation of both the American South and his own heritage.


Wed., March 24

PBPS Carolina Blues festival kickoff

Caf’ Europa; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.389.1010; 4 p.m.; Free The Carolina Blues Festival kicks off this afternoon at Caf’ Europa with the announcement of this year’s festival lineup, maybe some light hors d’oeuvres and a performance by 2009 PBPS Blues Challenge winner Charlley Ward. And no, that’s not a typo.