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by Jordan Owens

Sat., Apr 16

Planet Party 2011

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds; 421 W. 27th St., Winston-Salem;; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

Catch a bus, share a car or ride your bike to the annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair. Over 100 exhibitors will offer entertaining and informative environmental activities for the whole family. Enjoy all-natural food and drinks, live music, scavenger hunts, demonstrations, recycling drop-offs and more. Visit them online for tips on finding Earth-friendly modes of transportation to the event.

Wed., Apr 13

The Bookup

Bin 33; 324 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.609.1833; (find The Bookup); 6 p.m.; FREE

Join a new social reading experience inspired by the popular Silent Reading Party in Seattle. Bring a book and enjoy food and drinks from Bin 33 while you read to yourself. There’s no talking, no discussing and no charge — just a room full of engaged imaginations. The organizers will be collecting voluntary donations of money and books to benefit the Greensboro Public Library.

Thurs., Apr 14

Balvollus In 3D

The Broach Theatre; 502 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.378.9300;; 8 p.m.; $15

This original feudal age farce will transport you to Chandaraux, a mythical matriarchal empire full of love, longing and bloody revolution. Follow Balvollus and a group of revolutionaries one one side; the Queen Augustember and the Royal family on the other. The characters blend Shakespearian dialogue with contemporary slang, topped with funnily-inappropriate punch lines for a play of epic proportions.

Fri., Apr 15

Play City: City Restaurant

Elsewhere Collaborative; 606 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.549.5555; www.; 8 p.m.; $1

Greensboro’s local living museum is hosting a public performance and filming of a pretend restaurant serving real food. Participate in the collaborative fiction and re-imagine the museum as a bustling restaurant.

Sun., Apr 17

Benefit Concert

Artistika; 523 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.271.2686;; 7 p.m.; $5 donation minimum

Area musicians are banding together against domestic violence. Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, The Numbers and Israel Darling are just a few of the performers playing this benefit concert to help raise money for the Clara House Women’s Shelter. Come enjoy a great show and give what you can for victims of domestic abuse.

Mon., Apr 18

Healthy Active Adults Day

Kernersville Family YMCA; 1113 W. Mountain St., Kernersville; 336.993.4521; www.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; FREE

The Kernersville Medical Center and Kernersville Chamber of Commerce are hosting a health fair to encourage a healthy and active community. They’re offering free health screenings, health information, nutritious food and good-for-you giveaways.

Tues., Apr 19

The Cobblestone Farmers Market Opening Day

Corner of 3 rd Street and Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem; 336.723.7189;; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; FREE

The Cobblestone Farmers Market (formerly known as Krankies Farmers Market) is opening for its third season offering all-local, sustainably-produced foods. The market will now be held on the cobblestones across from Krankies, where it will serve up hot lunches, local music and cooking demos in addition to fresh, healthy fruits and veggies.

Wed., Apr 20

Brian Clarey Book Reading

The Flatiron; 221 Summit Ave., Greensboro; 336.272.7774; 8 p.m.; FREE

YES! Weekly editor Brian Clarey will be at the Flatiron this week reading from his book, The Anxious Hipster and Other Barflies I’ve Known. He’ll be accompanied by the talented Tim Betts on guitar for what’s sure to be an auditory combination to please. Be sure to pick up a signed copy!