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by Jordan Owens

Sat., Feb 12

Art of Wellbeing Expo

The Sanctuary; 900 16th St., Greensboro; 336.333.1682;; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; FREE

Escape the winter blues and enjoy a day of natural health and well-being services. Bring your health-related questions for a caring community of natural health practitioners. Experience a series of free lectures and demos include aromatherapy, aura photos, astrology, energy therapy, foot reflexology and much more.

Wed., Feb 9

On the Reel

Krankies; 211 E. 3 rd St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.3016;; 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.

Thurs., Feb 10

Anxious Hipster Party

The Green Bean; 341 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.691.9990;; 8 p.m.; FREE

YES! Weekly’s own Brian Clarey will be at the Green Bean reading from his new book, The Anxious Hipster and Other Barflies I’ve Known. It’ll be an entertaining evening with a soundtrack by Tim Betts and other special guests. Brian will be ready with a pen in hand, since you’ll definitely want a signed copy of your very own.

Fri., Feb 11

Gate City Get Down

CFBG; 930 S. Chapman St., Greensboro; 336.462.0649;; 10 p.m.; FREE

Greensboro’s monthly dance party is at a new location, packing out CFBG house party style. Prez and DJ Bonzani will be spinning nothing but vinyl funk, soul, hip hop and reggae to get your hips shaking. Come one, come all and get down!.

Sun., Feb 13

Purse Drive

Next Step Adoption Center; 705 Milner Dr., Greensboro; 336.323.0850;; 12-5 p.m.; FREE

Do a little bit of early spring cleaning for a good cause. The Animal Rescue and Foster Program is collecting gently used purses, wallets, book bags and luggage for their Mega Pocketbook, Handbag and Purse Sale to be held on February 19. All proceeds from the donated bags will help homeless cats and dogs find loving homes.

Mon., Feb 14

Crafty Date Night

The Mad Platter; 2921-A Battleground Ave., Greensboro; 336.540.9823;; $5-$65

The Mad Platter is crafting up a unique and special Valentine’s date to impress the one you love. Spend the evening painting pottery with your sweetie and enjoy complimentary snacks, beer and wine while you flex your creative muscles. Call to reserve your spot now!

Tues., Feb 15

Start a Nonprofit

Wake Forest University Worrell Professional Center, 1834 Wake Forest Rd., Winston-Salem; 336.724.2866;; 6 p.m.; $10

Starting a nonprofit isn’t easy, but this workshop can help guide you through the process. Topics will include working through legal requirements, writing business plans, identifying funding sources and developing a board of directors. They can also direct you toward further resources to help make your big idea and potential nonprofit successful. Registration is required, so call to sign up today.

Wed., Feb 16

Lunch at the Piccadilly

Festival Stage of Winston-Salem; 209 N. Spruce St., Winston- Salem; 336.747.1414;; 7:30 p.m.; $20-24

The fiery residents of the Rosehaven Convalesence Center are changing the world one rocking chair at a time in this warm, funny musical full of local talent. The story about a group of senior citizens on a mission is based on the best-selling book by noted N.C. novelist Clyde Edgerton. The original songs are by Mike Craver, another N.C. native. Don’t miss this unforgettable musical experience, which runs through February 20.