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by Jordan Owens

Fri., Aug 12

Summer Sounds Krankies Coffee; 211 E. 3rd St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.3016;; 9 p.m.; $6

Tonight’s show at Krankies features a line-up of summer fun starting with intimate and psychedelic folk sounds from Brian Doub, followed by the irresistibly dance-inducing rock of Greensboro’s Jenny Besetzt and wrapping up with Winston-Salem’s fun and fuzzed-out indie rockers Estrangers.

Wed., Aug 10

Tattooing Around the World

Tattoo Archive; 618 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.4422;; noon-8 p.m.; FREE

This week Winston-Salem’s Tattoo Archive presents a new exhibition on tattoo history. The practice of decorating the body reaches back to the days of the caveman — even before the discovery of fire — and has since spread around the world. This display examines some of the major areas where tattooing was practiced and where it advanced into an art form. The exhibition runs through Dec. 30.

Thu., Aug 11

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

The Hanesbrands Theatre; 209 N. Spruce St., Winston- Salem; 336.747.1414;; 8 p.m.; $10

Werner Herzog’s breathtaking new documentary is first in the line-up for this month’s Music and Art Film Series hosted by the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The film follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known human-kind. It’s a fascinating and unforgettable cinematic experience.

Sat., Aug 13

Community Day @ SECCA

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston- Salem; 336.725.1904;; 12-5 p.m.; FREE

SECCA welcomes the community to get inspired and stir up imaginations during its Second Saturday Community Day. Visitors can create works of robotic art, enjoy live performances and produce hand-carved sculptures inspired by the current exhibitions on view: The People’s Biennial, Alex Hubbard and American Gothic.

Sun., Aug 14

Ballroom Dance

High Point Elks; 700 Old Mill Road, High Point; 336.852.0515;; 5 p.m.; $3-$10

Put on your dancing shoes and join Carolina Heartland for a Sunday evening of ballroom dancing. Beginners take note: The fun begins with a 45-minute lesson led by a professional dance instructor, and admission is free for first- time guests. The night continues with ballroom, Latin and swing music in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Mon., Aug 15

Extending the Harvest

Kathleen Clay Edwards Library; 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro; 336.373.2923;; 6:30 p.m.; FREE

Although the August heat make it easy to forget, fall is fast approaching. At tonight’s gardening workshop, learn how to maximize your yield and extend your harvest. With season extenders, you can keep your garden growing fresh fall food well past the first frost.

Tues., Aug 16


Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 7:30 p.m.; $5

In this romantic zombie comedy, Simon Pegg’s character Shaun decides to turn his life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend and reconciling his relationship with his mother, all while dealing with an apocalyptic uprising of the living dead. The Carolina Theatre presents Shaun of the Dead as part of their Summer Film Festival Tuesday night comedy series.

Wed., Aug 17


Enrichment Center Gateway Gallery; 1006 S. Marshall St., Winston-Salem; 336.777.0076;; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

New on view in the Gateway Room is an exhibition of mixed media work by Dempsy Calhoun and Jan Detter. Dempsy is showing his ink and color pencil drawings along with his Thriver Survivor series made from wind tower blades. Detter displays a series of mannequinsized figures crafted from found materials including vintage buttons, ceramic shards and marbles. The show runs through Sept. 16.