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by Jordan Owens

Fri., Feb 25

WQFS Presents

Studio B; 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.373.0811; 9 p.m.; FREE

Guilford College’s community-run radio station is hosting a free show in downtown Greensboro. They’re bringing in Brooklyn-based new wave pop act Twin Shadow for some romantic dance grooves. Local favorites Casual Curious will open the show, followed by a soulful solo performance from Des Ark. Everyone and all ages are invited.

Wed., Feb 23

Scarification from Around the World

Tattoo Archive; 618 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.4422;; 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 bodymodifying art form as it existed in many cultures around the world.

Thurs., Feb 24

Rock the Runway

The Empire Room; 203 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.275.9801;; 6 p.m.; $25

Goodwill Industries merges fashion with philanthropy for this annual style showcase. They’ll highlight looks that are found daily in Goodwill stores. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception, where guests will enter on a red carpet and have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and T-shirts. All proceeds will go towards Goodwill’s mission of helping people obtain job training.

Sat., Feb 26

Record Show

Guilford Convention Center; I-40/ Bus. 85 at East Lee St., Greensboro;; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

Show Logic Productions brings its huge record and CD show to Greensboro. You can buy, sell or trade CDs, LPs, 45s, music memorabilia and more. Browse 1000s of titles in genres ranging from rock, blues, jazz and soul to country, alternative and metal. A portion of the proceeds benefit Alzheimers research, so you’ll feel extra good about buying those new tunes

Sun., Feb 27

Oscar Night Gala

O Henry Hotel; 624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro; 336.333.7470;; 7 p.m.; $100

The Community Theatre of Greensboro is bringing the glamor of Hollywood to the Triad with its annual black-tie Oscar night event. It’s the only party in town to be officially sanctioned by the Academy. The celebration includes food from Green Valley Grill and an auction of 10 reusable canvas tote bags decorated by local artists.

Mon., Feb 28

Free Monday Dance

Twisted Dance Studios; 315 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.303.8792;; 5:45-9 p.m.; FREE

If you’re looking for a new form of exercise and expression, Free Monday is the perfect opportunity to give dancing a try. Sample any or all of their Monday night classes for free. Come early for beginner-level hooping, stretch and relax with gentle yoga at 7, then stick around for highenergy hip hop at 8:15.

If you find a class you love, you’ll even get a discount for signing up.

Tues., Mar 1

Baseball at the Movies

Greensboro College; 815 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.272.7102 ext. 282;; 7 p.m.; $100

There’s a new class at Greensboro College that focuses on baseball movies and their reflections on our culture.

Join sociology professor Paul Leslie for peanuts, Cracker Jacks and lively discussion, as well as special guests from the baseball community. The non-credit course is open to the public and runs every Tuesday through April 19. Seating is limited, so call Leslie soon to reserve your spot.

Wed., Mar 2

Culture & Couture

Museum of Anthropology; 1834 Wake Forest Road., Winston-Salem; 336.758.5282; www.; 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; FREE

Clothing can be used to express gender, social status and standards of modesty in cultures around the world. This exhibition examines traditional costumes and garments from across the globe, revealing the impact of outside cultural influences. Visit to view clothing, accessories and images that explore these themes.