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by Jordan Owens

Fri., Apr 1

First Friday Indie Market Downtown Gallery Hop; 505 S. Elm St., Greensboro;; 4-9 p.m.; FREE

The Indie Market is back from its winter hiatus to provide local handmade and vintage goodness. While you’re downtown celebrating First Friday, stop by the corner of South Elm Street and MLK to browse art, crafts, jewelry, clothing and more from a group of talented makers and artisans.

Wed., Mar 30

Wine Tasting Benefit

Wine Merchants; 205 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem; 336.765.8175; www.; 5-8 p.m.; $10

Sip wine and beer while doing your part to help animals in Forsyth County. Wine Merchants is offering up tastes of wines from all around the world along with beer from New Belgium Brewing. You can also enjoy hors d’oeuvres and take your chance in the raffle for a big bottle of wine. All proceeds benefit the Forsyth County Humane Society.

Thurs., Mar 31

Wayne’s World

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 7:30 p.m.; $5

The Mixed Tape Film Series presents Wayne’s World in 35 mm on the big screen. See Mike Myers and Dana Carvey headline the classic 1992 “SNL” movie as rockers Wayne and Garth. They play the stars of a public access TV series who must fight the urge to sell out when a network executive tries to take their show to the big time.

Sat., Apr 2

“Hop” on the Carousel

Carousel Luxury Cinemas; 1305 Battleground Ave., Greensboro; 336.230.1732;; 1-8 p.m.; FREE

To celebrate the release of Hop, the Carousel Cinema is hosting a day of family fun and games. Kids can toss rings and bean bags, guess the number of jelly beans in a jar, and try their hand in a coloring contest. There will be fabulous prizes, temporary tattoos, free photos with the Easter Bunny and more. To see the film, standard admission rates apply.

Sun., Apr 3

Race into Spring

Bur-Mil Park; 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro; 336.373.3800;; 10 a.m.; $7

Bur-Mil Park is hosting a 5K run and walk to celebrate warmer weather and the return of spring. The race kicks off between the Wildlife Education Center and the Dairy Barn and closes with an awards ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Adults, children and leashed dogs are welcome to join in. Fill out a registration form online or be there at 9 a.m. to sign up. Spectators are also welcome.

Mon., Apr 4

Growing Mushrooms

Carver School Road Library; 4915 Lansing Drive, Winston- Salem; 336.703.2852;; 2 p.m.; FREE

Learn the basics of growing mushrooms in your home garden. This workshop will focus primarily on shiitake, but will offer tips on other types of mushrooms as well. Watch a demonstration of growing shiitakes presented by a master gardener and get inspired to enjoy fresh mushrooms from your own home landscape. Registration by phone is required.

Tues., Apr 5

Songwriters Open Mic

Community Arts Café; 411 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.793.8000;; 7:30 p.m.; FREE

Musicians are invited to share their songs on the Underground Theatre stage for an evening of music and networking. Bring your instrument and share your new material, or just come ready to join the audience and enjoy work from local songwriters.

Wed., Mar 30

Video Musics II: Sun Wu Kona

Salem College Shirley Recital Hall, 601 S. Church St., Winston- Salem; 336.721.2600;; 7 p.m.; FREE

National touring artist Alexis Gideon will present his new one-hour multimedia video opera at Salem College. The project combines talents from a supergroup of contemporary animators and musicians to create an aural and visual experience that transcends both media. Whether you consider it film or music, high art or pop, you don’t want to miss your chance to see Sun Wu Kona free on the big screen.