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by Jordan Owens

Fri., Mar 18

Under the Influence’ 

Cone Ballroom; UNCG Elliott University Center, Greensboro; 336.334.4849; www.uncg.edu; 8 p.m.; $7-$15

Fashion design students at UNCG will showcase their creations on the runway at Under the Influence: Art, Music and Cinema in Fashion. The show explores the influences of the arts in fashion with original clothes inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s, pop artist Andy Warhol and Brit rock band Muse. There will also be a special surprise when the Make-A-Wish foundation helps make a 12-year-old girl’s dream of becoming a fashion model come true.

Wed., Mar 16

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“Ace of Cakes” Wake Forest University Brendle Recital Hall; 1834 Wake Forest Drive, Winston Salem; 336.758.5383; www.su.wfu.edu; 7 p.m.; $10

Geof Manthorne, one of the stars from the Food Network’s hit show “Ace of Cakes,” is visiting Winston- Salem. The dry-wit sous chef known for creating sugary sweet works of art at Charm City Cakes will speak about his incredible cake building and decorating skills.

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Thurs., Mar 17

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St. Patty’s Day Block Party The Pour House; 360 Federal Place, Greensboro; 336.333.2226; 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.; $7

Downtown Greensboro’s largest draft house is holding its 6th annual St. Patty’s Day celebration featuring live music and all-day drink specials. Wake up early for a “kegs and eggs” breakfast and stick around for a traditional Irish lunch. Live music in two tents will highlight the evening, featuring performances from Holy Ghost Tent Revival, House of Fools and Sleeping Booty.

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Sat., Mar 19

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Herman’s Hermits High Point Theatre; 220 E. Commerce Drive, High Point; 336.887.3001; www.highpointtheatre.com; 8 p.m.; $30-$35

Peter Noone, lead singer of the legendary sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits, continues to play soldout shows around the world. He’s bringing the band’s classic hits to High Point Theatre for what promises to be a legendary concert. Be there at 6:30 for complimentary refreshments including cheesecakes by Katie Norris at the YES! Weekly pre-show reception.

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Sun., Mar 20

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Soap and Water Fundraiser Coffee at the Summit; 623 Summit Ave., Greensboro; 336.471.7672; www.soapandwater2011.eventbrite.com; 11 a.m.; FREE

It’s the first day of spring and time to start spring cleaning. The Triad Youth Jazz Society is offering car washes and selling all-natural goat soap to raise money for tutoring, instruments and travel expenses. There will also be games, music and homemade ice cream to enjoy before the seasonal scrubbing begins.

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Mon., Mar 21

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Foreign Film Guilford College’s Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium; 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro; 336.316.2413; www.guilford.edu; 7 p.m.; FREE

From March 17-30, Guilford College’s international studies department is holding its annual film series with screenings of five foreign language films. Tonight’s film, The Lives of Others, is a German drama about secret police in 1984 East Berlin. Call 336.316.2413 for a full schedule of the series, including movies from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. All screenings are open to the public.

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Tues., Mar 22

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Keeping the Yadkin River Bethabara Park Visitor Center; 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem; 336.727.0734; www.forsythaudubon.org; 7 p.m.; FREE

Dean Naujoks, the Yadkin Riverkeeper, has been working for 20 years to protect rivers and wildlife in North Carolina. At this month’s Audobon Society meeting, Naujoks will talk about his job as well as current issues pertaining to keeping the river, which is so vital to our local environment, sustainable and clean.

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Wed., Mar 23

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Sustainable Book Club Elsewhere; 606 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.334.3664; www. uncg.edu/fac/sustainability; 6:30 p.m.; FREE

This new community book club explores issues of sustainability with guidance from an experienced discussion leader. The spring book selection is Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream. Pick up a used copy, borrow it from a friend or buy a digital download, then join in for lively conversation at Elsewhere this week.

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