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by Erica Katz

Fifth annual Miles Davis jazz festival

Aycock Auditorium at UNCG 1000 Spring Garden St., Greensboro

336.334.4849 7:30 p.m. $10 to $15

UNCG presents its Fifth Annual Miles Davis Jazz Festival featuring the legendary alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. In the first half of the show Konitz and the UNCG Jazz Ensemble will perform parts of Birth of the Cool, Miles Davis’ 1957 compilation album. In the second half the UNCG Jazz Ensemble will perform Konitz originals which have been arranged and orchestrated by UNCG students. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see our very own UNCG students make music history with an incredible jazz icon.

Wed., April 14

Nice Nice performance

Artistika Night Club; 523 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.271.2686;; 9 p.m.; FREE WUAG presents Nice Nice, a live music electronic band from Portland, Ore. Nice Nice combines live drums and guitars with synths and electronics to put on a great show. Opening for Nice Nice will be Yardwork. They’re a six-piece energetic and upbeat band from Charlotte. This show is free! These bands don’t come around often, so don’t miss your chance to see them. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and you’ll want to get there early. Visit and to hear what they sound like.

Thurs., April 15

RiverRun International Film Festival opening night gala

Millennium Center; 101 W. 5 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.3700;; 9 p.m.; $16 It’s 2010 RiverRun International Film Festival’s opening night. Millennium Center will host a gala to welcome the filmmakers and guests from around the world. The celebration will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks at a cash bar. Cocktail attire is required. For a full film schedule and ticket information visit www. Film screenings, seminars and workshops will take place at various venues around Winston-Salem and the event lasts through April 25.

Sat., April 17

One year anniversary party

My Favorite Things Records, Bikes and Booking; 1408 Glenwood Ave., Greensboro; 336.402.4302; www.myspace. com/myfavoritethingsrecords; 3 p.m.; $2 My Favorite Things record store is having a party/festival to celebrate its one year anniversary and to commemorate National Record Store Day. There will be more than 10 bands throughout the day and night playing in the back of the store. There will be games, discounted records and special limited edition records. Some of the bands performing include Pinche Gringo, Israel Darling, Hidden Lake Park, Collector, Mutant League, Rocket Science, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Sugar High Gang, Secret Message Machine, Old One Two, Decoration Ghost and DJ interludes by DJ Bonzani. $2 gets you in and includes access to the kegs, the food and tons of fun!

Sun., April 18

Crier Tuck

City Arts Studio Theatre at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336. 335.6426;; 2 p.m.; $10 Today is your last chance to catch 3 rd Stage Theatre Company’s performance of Crier Tuck. It’s a story about James Tucker, a lazy writer whose girlfriend has just left him. The only way to win her back is to show he’s got some motivation. When a bag of fortune cookies and an inability to use spell check puts him and his small paper in the limelight, everything he’s hoped for starts to come true. Call for tickets or order them online.

Mon., April 19

Piedmont Wildlife Rehab, Inc. fundraiser

McAlister’s Deli; 1603 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro; 336.252.1000;; 5 p.m.; Donations accepted Tonight McAlister’s Deli (off New Garden Road near Bryan Blvd.) will donate a percentage of its profits toward Piedmont Wildlife Rehab, Inc. They are a non-profit organization that help injured and orphaned wildlife. There will be music by Andy Lindsay, Wanda Steele & Larry Wishon and Likewise Jazz Trio. There will also be a variety of hand-made crafted wildlife items for sale. Come out and show your support for our local wildlife!

Tues., April 20

Krankie’s farmers market

Krankie’s Coffee; 211 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336. 722.3016;; 10 a.m.

Krankie’s Farmers Market kicks off its second today outside of Krankie’s Coffee. Today will feature spring greens with a cooking demonstration by healthycooking advocate Lee Newlin. Market shoppers who buy any spring greens may enter a raffle for a Krankie’s Farmers Market canvas bag made from recycled cotton. The market sells locally and sustainably grown and/or produced foods, including vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs, pasture-fed meat and bread. It will be open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until the end of November.

Wed., April 21

From Cabaret to Stage

Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University; 833 Montlieu Ave., High Point; 336.841.4673; www.highpoint. edu; 7:30 p.m. Students FREE A one time showing of From Cabaret to Stage will feature High Point University music and theatre majors, along with a chamber ensemble, performing a semi-staged production of excerpts from the award-winning musical comedy The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Tickets are available to students, faculty, staff and the general public by contacting the HPU Hayworth Fine Arts Center box office at 336.841.4673. Come out and watch the story unfold as six young people find out that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.

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