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by Jordan Owens

Sat., Apr 30

Hometown Treasures

Guilford College Art Gallery; 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro;

800.444.7534;; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; FREE

Discover the stories behind your personal treasures. Gather family artifacts and heirlooms and bring them to Guilford College for examination, evaluation and preservation recommendations. Conservators will be on hand to review books, prints, photographs, ephemera and more. You never know what kind of history you might uncover.

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.

Thurs., Apr 28

The America Play

Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 8 p.m.; $18

Triad Stage presents The America Play, an upside down history through the eyes of an unnamed African- American gravedigger with an uncanny resemblance to Abraham Lincoln. Arrive at 7:30 p.m. and join YES! Weekly for a pre-show reception (with yummy desserts!).

Fri., Apr 29

FABweek Vintage & Young Designers

Center for Visual Artists Gallery; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.449.5153;; 7 p.m.; $10-$35

Tonight’s Vintage & Young Designers fashion show is just one event in the lineup for GSO FABweek, a full weekend celebrating Fashion and Beauty in downtown Greensboro. FABweek kicks off April 28 with Makeup & Martinis at Bin 33, and wraps up with a Finale Show in the on April 30. Visit FABweek online to see the full schedule of fashion shows, beauty mixers, swag bags and after parties.

Sun., May 1


Roger L. Stevens Center; 405 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.1945; www.; 2 p.m.; Tickets start at $43

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! tells the timeless story of a handsome young cowboy falling for a beautiful, headstrong farm girl. This all-school production presented by UNCSA faithfully restages the original 1943 Broadway production, down to the original choreography and stage design. Don’t miss the funny, romantic and innovative play that changed musical theatre forever.

Mon., May 2

Fitness by the Fountain

Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.379.0821;; 5-8 p.m.; FREE

The beginning of May brings the return of Fitness by the Fountain, a series of workout classes to get you moving in the park. This week’s kickoff event celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Guilford County’s Health Department with Jazzercise, African Dance, Zumba and Boot Camp. All you need is a water bottle and comfortable clothing to join in and get fit.

Tues., May 3

Hope du Jour

Crisis Control Ministry; 200 E. Tenth St., Winston-Salem; 336.724.7875;; 6 a.m -11:30 p.m.

Eat out for a good cause today. 130 participating restaurants in the Forsyth County area will donate ten percent of the day’s sales to benefit the Crisis Conrtol Ministry, a local emergency assistance organization. For a full list of restaurants joining in for the cause, visit

Wed., May 4

Blue Gold

Krankies; 211 East Third St., Winston- Salem; 336.722.3016;; 7 p.m.; FREE

The FREE Collective (Friends Repurposing Everything Everywhere) presents Blue Gold: World Water Wars, a documentary about the worldwide fight for the basic right to water. The film kicks off FREE Collective’s new film series, You Reely Should Know. Every Wednesday in May, they’ll be screening a film to make you think.