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by Jordan Owens

Fri., Apr 22

Dessert for Dinner

Elsewhere Collaborative; 606 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.549.5555;; 8 p.m.; $20

Savor sweets for supper at this special Elsewhere dinner. Local guest Chef Charlie Headington and Elsewhere visiting artists will prepare and serve the delicious desserts. RSVP is required, and members pay only $10 to enjoy the treats.

Wed., Apr 20

4-20 with Brian Clarey and Tim Betts

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 on everyone’s favorite unofficial holiday!

Thurs., Apr 21

Earth Day Celebration

UNCG; College Avenue and Foust Park, Greensboro; 336.334.3664;; 10:30-4 p.m.; FREE

UNCG is partnering up with Sustainable Greensboro to celebrate Earth Day 2011. Stroll between activities and information tables where you can pet a baby goat, tour a hybrid bus, sample local produce, help plant a tree, learn to fix a bike and more. Later, celebrate into the evening with an after party at Natty Greene’s.

Sat., Apr 23

The Love Language

The Blind Tiger; 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro; 336.272.9888;; 8:30 p.m.; $12

The Love Language, the highly-celebrated lo-fi pop outfit hailing from Raleigh, are wrapping up their April tour with a North Caroliina homecoming performance at the Blind Tiger. Local staple Adam Thorn & the Top Buttons will open the show, followed by Greensboro’s new nostalgic pop/ rock darlings, Jenny Besetzt.

Sun., Apr 24

Arts in the Park

Winston Square Park; 310 N. Marshall St., Winston-Salem; 336.918.2555; 3-5 p.m.; FREE

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a showcase of poets, singers, dancers and more. The Winston- Salem Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring this public performance to allow local grassroots-level artists to share their talents with the public.

Mon., Apr 25

Monday Morning Forum

Central Library; 219 N. Church St., Greensboro; 336.373.2471;; 10 a.m.; FREE

Kick off the week with a literary discussion at the Greensboro Central Library. The Monday Morning Forum meets every Monday in April to read and discuss short stories, essays, travel, food writing and more. New members are always welcome to join in.

Tues., Apr 26

Green Drinks

Hutch and Harris; 424 W. 4 th St., Winston- Salem; 336.403.8840;; 5:30 p.m.; FREE

Join this months’ Green Drinks host, the Creative Cooridors Coalition, for mingling and conversation. Green Drinks welcomes all kinds of people to their organic, self-organizing and ever-evolving network. It’s a great chance to catch up with people you know (from environmental groups, business, government, academia and more) or make new contacts over drinks.

Wed., Apr 27

Transient Transfer Greensboro

Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460; www.; 5:30 p.m.; FREE

Tara Sandercock of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro will lead a public discussion about the recent community project conducted with artist Fatimah Tuggar at Green Hill Center. Attend the open forum and share your thoughts about the process and outcome of Transient Transfer Greensboro.