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by Jordan Owens

Sun., Jan 9


Works from the Rosenblum Collection

Weatherspoon Art Museum; 500 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.5770;; 1-5 p.m.; FREE It’s your last chance to view works by 20th century greats Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein, currently on loan to the Weatherspoon from the Robert Rosenblum Family. Be sure to catch a glimpse of these pop art icons before the exhibition closes at 5 p.m. today.

Wed., Jan 5


The Amherst Writers and Artists Method

Forsyth County Public Library; 660 W. 5 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.473.8777; www.wswriters. org; 7 p.m.; FREE The Amherst Writers and Artists philosophy is a simple one: Every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn and develop their craft. Learn more about the method created by Winston-Salem Writers guest Pat Schneider at this special video presentation. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Thurs., Jan 6


The Jazz Loft Project

Community Arts Café; 411 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.505.9752;; 7 p.m.; FREE Witness author Sam Stephenson’s multi-media presentation about the making of The Jazz Loft Project. The book documents the New York City jazz scene in the mid-20 th century through a collec tion of photographs and tapes from 821 6 th Avenue. Legendary jazz drummer Ronnie Free and his trio will perform immediately following the presentation, closing the set with a community jazz jam.

Fri., Jan 7


Grayscale Opening Reception

Center for Visual Artists; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7485;; 6 p.m.; FREE A First Friday exhibition of unframed black and white drawings, paintings, photographs and sculpture. Everything is affordably priced under $100, so come ready to buy and support local artists. The show runs through January 17 in the CVA gallery on the second floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center.


Sat., Jan 8



Muddy Creek Greenway; 201 Meadowlark Dr., Winston-Salem; 336.996.6531;; 9 a.m.; FREE Join the Audubon Society of Forsyth County for their Second Saturday Birdwalk, traveling this week along Winston-Salem’s Muddy Creek Greenway. Wear your walking shoes and bring your binoculars to spot Wild Turkey, American Pipit, sparrows and more. The Birdwalk begins in the parking lot of Meadowlark Drive at 9 a.m. sharp.

Mon., Jan 10


Piedmont Winterfest

Festival Park; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.852.1515;; 4-9 p.m.; $6-$8 Don your rental skates for outdoor ice skating at Festival Park. A ticket purchase includes skate rental and 90 minutes on the rink. If you’re a little shaky on the ice, beginner lessons are available, too. The downtown rink is open daily until Piedmont Winterfest ends on January 22.


Tues., Jan 11

Where Eagles Dare

The Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; $4-$6 Snack on soda, popcorn or beer in the historic Carolina Theatre while enjoying a screening of the 1969 classic, Where Eagles Dare. Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood star in this World War II action flick about commandos charged with freeing a US general from an Alpine fortress. Catch either the evening screening or the matinee.


Wed., Jan 12


Japanese Beer Tasting

Sushi Republic; 1929 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.698.3785;; 6:30 p.m.; $20 Sushi Republic is hosting a beer tasting at their newest location. Munch on appetizers while you taste a selection of unique Japanese beers, including Hitachino Nest Red Rice, Baird Angry Brown Ale and Espresso Stout. If you’re 21 or older, reserve your spot now!