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by Jordan Owens

Sat., May 7

Juice Newton

High Point Theatre; 200 E. Commerce Ave., High Point; 336.887.3001;; 8 p.m.; $30-$35

High Point Theatre presents a performance from the Grammy award-winning Juice Newton as part of this year’s Flashback concert series. Newton’s career has spanned her early ’80s hit “Angel of the Morning” to her pop-country single “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me.” She’s sure to give a riveting performance in High Point this weekend.

Wed., May 4

Blue Gold

Krankies; 211 E. 3 rd 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.

Thurs., May 5

Book Sale

St. Francis Episcopal Church; 3506 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro; 336.288.4721;; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; FREE

At this enormous 53 rd annual book sale, all proceeds will benefit charitable groups in the community. The shelves will be stocked with more than 70,000 new and used titles for shoppers to choose from. The sale continues through Sunday at 1 p.m., so pick up some new reading materials and help fill local needs.

Fri., May 6

100 for 100

Center for Visual Artists; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7485;; 6-9 p.m.; $5

100 works of art from 100 local arists will hang in the CVA gallery for one night only. Each 10-by- 10-inch work will be available on a firstcome, first-choice basis for $100 apiece. The show opens up free to the public at 7:30 p.m., so arrive for early entry at 6 p.m. to get the best selection. All proceeds will benefit the CVA education programs and gallery exhibitions.

Sun., May 8

Arts on Sunday

Arts District; 6th and Trade streets, Winston-Salem; 336.413.6667;; 1-5 p.m.; FREE

Share an arts-filled afternoon with your family at this special Mother’s Day event in the Arts on Sunday series. The outdoor festival, presented by the Art for Art’s Sake Group, will feature arts, crafts and music. There will also be special treats for moms to celebrate the holiday.

Mon., May 9

Belle Meade Society Spring Meeting

Greensboro Historical Museum; 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro; 336.282.4555;; 6 p.m.; $20

Take a unique look at the city and learn about modernism in Greensboro with UNCG professor Patrick Lee Lucas. Following a cocktail buffet, Lucas will discuss the innovative work of Edward Loewenstein, a Greensboro architect from the mid-twentieth century. Current and prospective Belle Meade Society members are welcome, but RSVPs are required.

Tues., May 10

Film @ SECCA

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston- Salem; 336.725.1904;; 7 p.m.; $15

SECCA is hosting a screening of Race to Nowhere, a film that examines the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded schools and created unhealthy, disengaged and stressed-out kids. The screening, organized by the Montessori School, is part of a grassroots effort to raise awareness and challenge assumptions on how to best prepare American children for a bright and healthy future.

Wed., May 11

Curator’s Talk

Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460; www.; 12:30 p.m.; FREE

Green Hill Center’s curator, Edie Carpenter, will discuss the work of André Leon Gray and Shaun Richards currently showing in the gallery. Carpenter will discuss the inflences of advertising, identity, social constructs and Southern themes investigated by both North Carolina artists. The exhibition runs through May 29.