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by Jordan Owens

Thurs., Mar 3

Talk @ SECCA

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem; 336.725.1904;; 7 p.m.; FREE Join exhibiting artists Mathew Curran and Derek Toomes, the duo behind Parail, as they discuss their individual practices and collaborative work. Parail is featured in SECCA’s current exhibition North Carolina New Contemporary (NCNC), which celebrates young artists redefining the visual identity of our state.

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.

Fri., Mar 4

First Friday Grand Opening

The Studio and Gallery; 109 N. Cedar St., Ste. 2, Greensboro;; 7-10 p.m.; FREE There’s a new creative space opening in Greensboro, and it’s bridging the gap between the design industry and arts community. Browse work from this month’s featured artist Ron Culee alongside eco furnishings, contemporary rugs, upholstery and home accessories. Sample hors d’oeuvres and wine from Bin 33 while you celebrate the opening.

Sat., Mar 5

Flag of Hope

Greensboro Cultural Center; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.373.2731;; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.; FREE Add your handprint to artist Edwin Gill’s traveling Flag of Hope. The Charlotte-based Latino visual artist is documenting diversity in North Carolina by collecting handprints, signatures and places of birth from an estimated 20,000 people across the state. Your contribution will help complete the world’s largest diversity flag promoting hope, understanding and acceptance in the community.

Sun., Mar 6

Roller Derby

Skate South; 208 W. Fairfield Road, High Point; 336.434.2554;; 6 p.m.; $10 Cheer for the Gate City Roller Girls as they take on South Carolina’s URGE in their season opener. The bout includes a special Irish dance performance at halftime, and your ticket earns you free admission into the Often Awesome Benefit Concert (and bout afterparty) at Greene Street Club in downtown Greensboro. Find them on Facebook to learn more!

Mon., Mar 7

Swing Dance Class

Odd Fellows Lodge Hall; 422 1/2 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem; 336.923.4269; www.; 6:30 p.m.; $45 for 5 classes Coul Swing is the Triad’s home for authentic swing dance instruction. Their new session kicks off this week with Monday night progressive classes on the Jitterbug and Lindy Hop. No experience is required. Just find a parter and step onto the dance floor for a little East Coast swing.

Tues., Mar 8

Billy Bishop Goes to War

UpStage Cabaret; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 7:30 p.m.; $18 This hilarious and poignant play tells the story of unlikely war hero Billy Bishop. It’s a two-man show featuring a piano player who accompanies Billy’s tales of misadventure on the front lines of battle. The play runs through March 19, but join YES! Weekly tonight for cheesecake and a special reception before the 8 p.m. show.

Wed., Mar 9

The King’s Speech

A/perture Cinema; 311 W. 4 th St., Winston- Salem; 336.722.8148;; 8:30 p.m.; $8.50 If you haven’t yet seen the film that took home top honors at last week’s Academy Awards, don’t miss your chance to see it on the big screen of your local art-house theater. In the film, best actor winner Colin Firth portrays the newly crowned King George VI of England who makes an inspiring rise above his debilitating speech impediment.