be there

by Jordan Owens

be there

feb 04

Face to Face Next to Triad Stage; 230A S. Elm St., Greensboro;; 7-10 p.m.; FREE

This First Friday casual affair features a smorgasbord of analog activities for social engagement.

Send a valentine to a lover or stranger, pose for a naked caricature and get a haircut — all while enjoying Greensboro neighbors, live music and free beer. Get downtown and “fellowship your face off!”

Wed., Feb 2

Groundhog Day

Natural Science Center; 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro; 336.288.3769; www.; 10 a.m.; $7-$8

When is spring coming to Greensboro? Be at the Natural Science Center to watch Woody the groundhog make his annual meteorological prediction. If he can’t see his shadow, an early spring will surely be on its way. Come root for the prediction you want to see!

Thurs., Feb 3

Cinema Pub: Winter Shorts

Community Arts Café Underground Theatre; 411 W. 4 th St., Winston- Salem; 336.793.8000;; 7 p.m.; $12, $5 students

Engage with the local filmmaking community through a series of short films from the UNCSA School of Filmmaking archives. Each film ranges from one to 20 minutes in length, including favorites like the Krispy Kreme documentary, Life and Times of a Doughnut. Arrive early for a pre-show reception with complimentary beer and hors d’oeuvres and stay late for Q&A with a few of the featured filmmakers. The series continues on Feb. 17 and March 3.

Sat., Feb 5

Casino Royale Night

Piedmont Club; 200 W. 2 nd St. 19 th Floor, Winston-Salem; 336.413.8164; www.; 8-11:30 p.m.; $15-$20

The City-Dash brings the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas back to Winston-Salem for a second annual Casino Royale Night. Get polished up in your best semi-formal attire for prize-based casino games like black jack, roulette, craps and poker. The games are for a good cause — all proceeds benefit the Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem’s scholarship ticket fund. Good luck!

Sun., Feb 6

Souper Bowl Sunday

RagApple Lassie Vineyards; 3724 RagApple Lassie Lane, Boonville; 336.367.6000; www.; noon-6 p.m.; $10

Before the gameday beer-drinking and raucous cheering begins, indulge your slightly more sophisticated tastes at RagApple Lassie’s “Souper Bowl Sunday.” Sip wine, sample homemade soup and savor Belgium chocolates at the vineyards. You’ll make it back to your TV with plenty of time before kickoff.

Mon., Feb 7

Creative corridors Open House

Womble Carlyle Club at BB&T Ballpark; 951 Ballpark Way, Winston- Salem; 336.793.0477;; 4:30 p.m.; FREE

Winston-Salem locals are invited to learn more about Creative Corridors Coalition and its efforts to enhance the city’s bridges and roadways. At the open house, design consultants will present briefings, and attendees will have a chance to share their thoughts and voices. Join the community conversation about downtown Winston- Salem’s roadway infrastructure. RSVP to

Tues., Feb 8

Noon at the ‘Spoon

Weatherspoon Art Museum; corner of Tate and Spring Garden streets, UNCG Campus, Greensboro; 336.334.5770; www. weatherspoon.uncg. edu; 12 p.m.; FREE

Get a little culture on your lunch break. Noon at the ’Spoon is featuring a 20-minute tour of two current exhibitions: Judy Pfaff, Falk Visiting Artist and Stacey Lynn Waddell’s The Evidence of Things Unseen. Stop by the museum for a crash course overview on the fascinating work of both featured artists.

Wed., Feb 9

On the Reel

Krankies; 211 E. 3 rd St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.3016; www.; 8 p.m.; FREE

Krankies hosts a screening of the 1969 satire Putney Swope as part of their series, On the Reel: Significant Moments in Black Cinema.

This politically incorrect comedy satirizes stereotypes as it follows an advertising firm that accidentally elects its lone black board member as president. The series continues with Afrocentric films each Wednesday in February.

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