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by Jordan Owens

Fri., Jun 24

Nightdogs and Friends

Krankies Coffee; 211 E. 3 rd St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.3016;; 8 p.m.; $6

Nightdogs makes a homecoming trip from NYC for a night of melodic indie-rock grooviness at Krankies. The ex-members of your old favorite Winston-Salem bands (Autopassion and Sunlips) reunite with your current favorite local acts Bolmongani (experimental psychedelia), Estrangers (Fuzzpop) and Brian Doub (psychedelic noise folk) for a lineup not to be missed.

Wed., Jun 22

Pimp and Circumstance

Broach Theatre; 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 8 p.m.; Pay what you can

Tonight marks the world premiere of Pimp and Circumstance, a comedy by playwright and UNCG graduate Newton Neely. The play is set on the North Carolina coast and filled with laughs and surprises. Find out whether the characters’ Southern family relationships will survive an outlandish circumstance in tonight’s pay-what-youcan preview. The show runs through July 2.

Thu., Jun 23

Talk @ SECCA

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

Artist Alison Elizabeth Taylor will discuss her work currently on view in the SECCA exhibition, American Gothic.

During this insightful gallery talk, Taylor will describe her background and techniques, reflecting on how she has fused the Renaissance-era method of marquetry with contemporary content to create sobering and illustrative veneer “paintings.”

Sat., Jun 25


LJVM Coliseum; 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem; 336.793.7462; www.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; FREE

Juneteenth is an observation and celebration of the abolition of slavery in America. This year’s festival will include entertainment from African drumming and fashion shows to dance performances and spoken word. Tour historical sights and watch demonstrations to learn about African American history, and visit not-for-profit displays to learn how to get involved in your community today.

Sun., Jun 26

Roller Derby

Skate South; 208 W. Fairfield St., High Point;; 7 p.m.; $10

Watch as the Battleground Betties and Mad Dollies, two of Greensboro’s hometown derby teams, meet on the track for the very first time. Cheer for your favorite team as they go head to head in an intra-league battle of speed, strength and agility, all with typical GSORD charm. Who will overturn the other team’s perfect record? Buy your tickets online and be at the flat track to find out.

Mon., Jun 27

Art Camp

Center for Visual Artists; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7475; www.; 6-9 p.m.; $100-$115

It’s summer art camp for grown-ups. Beginning tonight, spend three days immersed in drawing and painting lessons to develop your techniques. Explore a variety of art materials and learn about portraiture, landscape, watercolor, mixed media abstractions and more. All materials are included. Register now to claim your spot.

Tues., Jun 28


Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery; 601 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem; 336.725.1516; www.; 6 p.m.; FREE

Wood artist Michael Brown will give a free chair-making lecture as part of the new Piedmont Crafstmen “How 2” series of informative artist discussions. Learn about making Windsor chairs the old-fashioned method, without the aid of power tools. Brown will present a slideshow about his elegant handmade chairs, followed by refreshments.

Wed., Jun 29


Festival Park; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460;; 7:30 p.m.; FREE

Pack a picnic and settle on the park lawn for an evening of North Carolina independent music and movies. Dan Brawley, Director of the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, will present a selection of film, video and animation shorts from the Cucalorus archives. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. and the Tar Heel Shorties get rolling at 8:30 p.m.