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Fri, Oct. 22

Jon Reep

High Point Theatre; 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point; 336.887.3001;; 8 p.m.; $25/$30

Hickory native Jon Reep made his name as the winner of “Last Comic Standing”’s Season 5, but after his one-man special on Comedy Central he’s better known to his fans as “Metro Jethro.” Reep, who now calls LA home, will make a one-night stand at High Point Theatre. There will be truck jokes.

Wed., Oct. 20

UNCSA Chocolate Festival

Eisenberg Social Hall, UNC School of the Arts, Winston- Salem;; 10 a.m.; $10 ($7 students) For the fifth year in a row, the School of the Arts holds a Chocolate Festival to benefit the NC affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Choose six pieces of chocolate with paid admission, and know your sweet tooth is helping a good cause.

Thur., Oct. 21

The Monti

UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro;; 336.272.0160; 8 p.m.; $12 The Monti, a literary organization out of Chapel Hill/Durham, “invites interesting people from the community to tell personal stories in front of a live audience,” according to the organization’s website, The Greensboro event is themed Fres Starts, and features storytellers Jeff Polish, Ayesha Oglesby, Sandra Hughes and Traci O, Connor.

Sat., Oct. 23

Aycock Pecan Harvest Festival

Sternberger Park, Greensboro; 4 p.m.; FREE This is the first-ever Aycock Pecan Festival, so we won’t sully the thing by making a bunch of nut jokes. The fest includes live music from the Radials, barbecue with sides, games, prizes, contests and vendors. Also, there will be pecan bars and a nut hunt.

Sun., Oct. 24

Triad Parade of Homes

Triad-wide;; 1 p.m.; FREE This is the last day of the second weekend of the Triad Parade of Homes, which showcases more than 80 homes over five counties utilizing all the newest styles and layouts. Visit the website to plan a day of “homeowner tourism” in a neighborhood near you.

Mon., Oct. 25

Fitness by the Fountain

Center City Park, Greensboro;; 6:30 p.m.; FREE If you’re looking for a way to avoid packing on the pounds as fall approaches, remember that every Monday Action Greensboro sponsors Fitness by the Fountain for one hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. featuring all manner of exercise regimens. This week it’s salsa with Pedro Montoya. Wear something comfortable and bring your own water.

Tues., Oct. 26

David Brooks

War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro; www. guilford. edu/bryanseries; 800.745.3000; 7:30 p.m.; $43.10 The New York Times columnist will be on hand as part of Guilford College’s Bryan Lecture Series. His topic, “What Will Be the Impact of the Midterm Elections?,” is the second in the series. Brooks has written a biweekly column for the Times since 2003 and is the author of Bobos in Paradise: ‘The New Upper Class and How They Got There.

Wed., Oct. 27

Little Shop of Horrors

Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Greensboro College; www.; 7 p.m.; $10 ($8 students, FREE for Greensboro College students) The strange story of plant-shop worker Seymour and Audreys I and II incorporates doo-wop music, offbeat comedy and outrageous puppetry in the comedyhorror genre. The production, originally by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, is directed by GC senior Benjamin McCarthy, the first student to direct a musical in the Theater Department’s history.