be there

by Jordan Owens

Thurs., Jan 13

Garbage Dreams Greensboro College’s Mane Stage; 1015 W. Market St., Greensboro;

336.272.7102;; 7 p.m.; FREE

You’re invited to a free screening of Garbage Dreams, an award-winning documentary about the world’s largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The film offers thought-provoking lessons on environmental science, international business, sociology, ethics, social justice and cinema. Enjoy free popcorn and drinks while you watch and learn.

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 its 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!


Fri., Jan 14


Looking for Normal

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance; 1047 W. Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem; 336.723.7777;; 8 p.m.; $10-$14

The Theatre Alliance presents a play that explores the complexities of marriage and family while deconstructing the notion of love. Watch what happens when after 25 years of marriage, Roy and Irma go to their pastor for marriage counseling and encounter a life-altering change.


Sat., Jan 15


Pet Adoption Fair

Fat Dawg Productions; 2928 N. Main St., High Point; 336.880.5431;; 10 a.m.; FREE

You might find your furry new best friend at Ruff Love Rescue’s pet adoption fair. Stop by to meet some dogs who are looking for good homes. Save a life by adopting a homeless pet!.


Sun., Jan 16


Twin Peaks

Coffeeology; 423 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.274.7282;; 4 p.m.; FREE

Mixed Tape’s TV Club is hosting a free showing of David Lynch’s hit TV series Twin Peaks. The murder mystery lampoons prime-time ’80s soaps with a cast of oddball characters in a small, Mayberry-esque town with a dark side. Coffeeology is offering free coffee refills during the event, so enjoy a bottomless cup of joe while you dig into the pilot episode this weekend. More episodes will be shown every Sunday afternoon.

Mon., Jan 17


Monday Night Free Jazz

Krankies Coffee; 211 E. 3 rd St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.3016;; 7:30-10 p.m.; FREE

Join hosts Jason Bacinski, Daniel Seriff, John Ray and Joshua Tillman for a night of freewheelin’ jazz at Krankies Coffee. Bring your own instrument if you’d like to join in, or just grab a drink, kick back and enjoy the show.


Tues., Jan 18


Martin Luther King Day Celebration

UNCG Aycock Auditorium; 408 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.5090;; 7 p.m.; FREE

Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, will be the keynote speaker at UNCG’s 2011 Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Roberts was a 15-yearold junior when he entered Little


Rock Central High School in Arkansas, after the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision struck down segregation in public schools. The inspiring program is free and open to the public.

Wed., Jan 19


End Days

Triad Stage’s UpStage Cabaret; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 8 p.m.; $10

The Paper Lantern Theatre Co. presents End Days, a rapturously funny, satirical dark comedy that poses the question: if the rapture was on its way this Wednesday, who amongst your loved ones would truly be saved? This highly-acclaimed and award-winning play by Deborah Zoe Laufer officially opens on Jan. 20, but you can catch a preview performance tonight for only $10. The play runs through Jan. 30.