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by Jordan Owens

Sat., Aug 27

The Bronzed Chorus EP Release Party

The Blind Tiger; 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro; 336.272.9888; www.theblindtiger.com; 10 p.m.; $8-10

The Bronzed Chorus is celebrating the release of its third record, Gleaning, tonight at the Blind Tiger, with original founding member Brennan O’Brien sharing the stage in a double-drum arrangement. They’ll be joined by mathy rockers and Hello Sir Records founders Cinemechanica as well as labelmates Manray, both traveling from Athens, Ga. Loop-based artist Matt Northrup opens the show.

Wed., Aug 24

Tigers’ Birthday Bash

The Natural Science Center; 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro; www.natsci.org; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; $7-$8

Axl and Kisa, the twin tigers at the Natural Science Center, are turning seven! Help celebrate their birthday by watching them tear into meat-filled gifts, signing their giant birthday cards, making tiger crafts, and listening to special tiger Keeper Talks. The birthday bash activities are included in the price of general admission.

Thu., Aug 25

The Big Lebowski Rock n’ Bowl

The Carolina Theatre & Brunswick Triad Lanes; 310 S. Greene St. & 21 Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.carolinatheatre.com; 7:30 p.m.; $15

A movie and allyou-can-bowl event presented by the Mixed Tape Film Series and WUAG 103.1 FM. Sip White Russians and see a screening of the Coen Brother’s cult classic, The Big Lebowski. Immediately after the film, travel to Brunswick Lanes to knock some pins with a live DJ set by none other than Jack Bonney.

Fri., Aug 26

Rejoice & Shout

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

This jubilant journey through gospel music history is packed with evocative photos, rare audio recordings and stirring performances from the crème de la crème of gospel music. The film, presented in association with Authoring Action, traces the evolution of the musical style through blues, soul and hip hop and examines its connection to African- American culture.

Sun., Aug 28

First in FIGHT!

Greensboro Sportsplex; 2400 16 th St., Greensboro; 336.373.3272; www.greensbororollerderby.com; 5 p.m.; $8-$10

See the Greensboro Roller Derby’s all-star team, the Gate City Roller girls, take on Raleigh’s Carolina Bootleggers in the last bout of the 2011 season. This will be the GSORD’s first time hosting a bout in their new hometown space. Visit their website to get your tickets in advance because First in FIGHT! is expected to sell out fast!

Mon., Aug 29

Zumba

Deep River Rec Center; 1529 Skeet Club Rd., High Point; 336.883.3407; www.highpointnc.gov; 7 p.m.; $5

Skip the workout and join the party. Instructor Dawn Lloyd leads an evening Zumba class twice per week, combining Latin dance with lively music to help you burn calories, improve endurance and tone muscles. You’ll dance yourself fit and learn some new moves in the process.

Tues., Aug 30

All about art-o-mat

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem; 301 W. 4 h St., Winston- Salem; 336.722.0340; www.associatedartists.org; 3:30 p.m.; $25

Art-o-Mat, the quirky cigarette-turned art-vending machines, originated in Winston-Salem and now dispense tiny works of art in 100 locations nationwide. Founder Clark Whittington will present a workshop on creating prototypes for the machines. If you have hopes of becoming an Art-o-mat artist, this event is your opportunity to learn how.

Wed., Aug 31

Business Luncheon

The Piedmont Club; 200 W. 2nd St., Winston-Salem; 336.478.2305; www.whartongladden.com; 11:30 p.m.; $15- $20

Wharton Gladden, an investment banking firm, is hosting a luncheon at the Piedmont Club to address questions on the national and local economies. Managing director Algenon Cash will deliver a talk entitled “The US Economy: Trends and Future Outlook.” Hear Cash’s expert opinions and gain valuable insights on current economic trends and future prospects. Pre-registration is required.

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