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by Jordan Owens

Temple Grandin

a/perture cinema; 311 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.0050;; 7:30 p.m.; FREE

may 15

a/perture, the iCan House and the Autism Society of Forsyth County promote film awareness with a free screening of Temple Grandin. The biopic presents the story of Grandin, an autistic woman who becomes a top scientist in the humane livestock handling industry. Seating is limited and first come first serve. Donations for the film’s sponsors will be collected at the door.

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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 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.

Thurs., May 12

Man of la Mancha

Open Space Café Theatre; 4609 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.292.2285; www.; 8 p.m.; $10 – $20

Follow the trials of Don Quixote in this comedic and touching musical presented by the Open Space Café Theatre. Based on Cervantes’ classic adventure novel, the musical will follow Quixote’s pursuit of love, honor and an impossible dream. The show runs through May 22.

Fri., May 13

Greek Festival

Annunication Greek Orthodox Church; 435 Keating Dr., Winston-Salem; 336.406.0705; wsgoc. org; 10 a.m.; $1 entry

Winston-Salem’s annual three-day Greek Festival returns today, complete with the Agora Greek Marketplace, traditional music and dance and a mouthwatering selection of authentic Mediterranean foods. Order full-course meals like Moussaka and Souvlaki, or choose gyros, calamari or Greek pastries from their a la carte menu. Be sure to get a taste before the festival wraps up on Sunday night.

Sat., May 14

Jaycees Paintball

Paintball Central; 6106 Burlington Rd., Sedalia; 336.379.1570; www.; 9:30 a.m.; $40, $20 for members

Join the Greensboro Junior Chamber for paintball and a guaranteed adrenaline rush.

Registration begins at 9:30 and includes all equipment as well as lunch (with vegetarian options available).

Take out your aggression on the paintball fields while mingling with local leaders and young professionals.

Mon., May 16

Monday Night Poetry

Central Library; 219 N. Church St., Greensboro; 336.373.2471; www. greensborolibrary. org; 7 p.m.; FREE

Celebrate the rhythm and rhyme of poetry with open mic night at the library. Share your best verses on the mic the third Monday of each month. New participants are always welcome.

Tues., May 17

Tobacco History

Walkertown Branch Library; 2969 Main St., Walkertown; 336.671.6455; www.; 6:30 p.m.; FREE

Learn about the local tobacco industry as it relates to the history and culture of the Triad. Clarke Stephens, a Walkertown Area Historical Society member and avid tobacco memorabilia collector, will discuss our area’s tobacco industry and share related artifacts dating back to the early 1800s.

Wed., May 18

Horticulture Therapy

Old Salem Museum & Gardens; 900 Old Salem Rd., Winston- Salem; 800.441.5305;; 5:30 p.m.; FREE

The benefits of gardening extend well beyond beauty and food. Join horticulture therapist Lea Nading, for a workshop exploring the pleasure, relaxation and rehabilitation that can come from tending a garden. Space is limited, so call ahead to register.