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by Jordan Owens

Fri., Feb 18

Eating Raoul Theatre Alliance Playhouse; 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem; 336.403.8840; www.wstheatrealliance.org; 8 p.m.; $14-16

This campy, unconventional play follows Paul and Mary, an average couple looking for cash to open a restaurant. They come up with a devious money-making plan to rob and kill “weirdos” whom they lure into their apartment. Trouble arises, though, when it comes time to dispose of the corpses. Find out what happens when the heat — and body count — rises.

Wed., Feb 16

Lunch at the Piccadilly

Festival Stage of Winston-Salem; 209 N. Spruce St., Winston- Salem; 336.747.1414; www.festivalstage.org; 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 bestselling book by noted North Carolina novelist Clyde Edgerton. The original songs are by Mike Craver, another North Carolina native. Don’t miss this unforgettable musical experience, which runs through Feb. 20.

Thurs., Feb 17

Winter Clearance Sale

Bargain Box; 122 N.Elm St., Greensboro; 336.273.6349; www.bargainboxofgreensboro.org; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; FREE

The downtown thrift store operated by the Junior League of Greensboro is holding its huge annual winter clearance sale to make way for new spring fashions. Every item in the store costs just $1! It’s a great way to stock up on winter clothes while investing in our community.

Sat., Feb 19

The Listening Room

Triad Stage Upstage Cabaret; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160; www.triadstage.org; 8 p.m.; $15

With her new album, Peace or Drama, Eve Fleishman embarked on a unique journey, enlisting artists to interpret her songs through painting. The resulting work will be on display during her Listening Room performance. After enjoying the music, audience members are invited to place bids on the paintings and a portion of the proceeds will benefit artists in developing nations.

Sun., Feb 20

Kickball

Greensboro Arboretum Baseball Fields; 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro; 336.379.0821; www. synerg.org; 2 p.m.; $20

Come out for the greatest playground pastime ever: kickball! SynerG, Greensboro’s network of young professionals, is hosting a six-week season of everyone’s favorite childhood game. Register alone or with a team and join in for a practice game at the Arboretum fields this weekend.

Mon., Feb 21

Monday Night Dance Party

Artistika; 523 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.271.2686; wuag.net; 9 p.m.; FREE

WUAG presents the Budos Band coming from the premiere funk/ soul label Daptone Records. The 11-member group combines elements of instrumental funk, psychedelia and afrobeat. They’ll be kicking off the week with pure dance grooves along with local DJ Legend Harley Lyles, who will be spinning rare funk and soul 45s all night long.

Tues., Feb 22

Green Drinks

Krankies Coffee; 211 E. 3 rd St., Winston- Salem; 336.403.8840; www.greendrinks.org; 5:30 p.m.; FREE

Walk, cycle, carpool or bus to mingle it up at Green Drinks. Sponsored by the Yadkin Riverkeeper, Green Drinks is a monthly networking event open to anyone in the community looking for fun, gossip, inspiration, business or pleasure. Grab a drink, walk up to someone and say “Are you green?” and you’ll be made welcome.

Wed., Feb 23

Scarification from Around the World

Tattoo Archive; 618 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.4422; www.tattooarchive.com; 12-8 p.m.; FREE

Learn about the traditional art form of scarification at Tattoo Archive’s newest exhibition. Scarification from Around the World features photos and illustrations from Africa, Australia and beyond, chronicling the long history of this body-modifying art form as it existed in many cultures around the world.

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