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by Jordan Owens

Sat., Sep 10

Run 4 the Greenway Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.379.0821;; 3:30 p.m.

Run, walk or party for the Downtown Greenway this afternoon in Center City Park. A one-mile walk/run and 8K will feature an urban loop route. Meanwhile, the party in the park will feature live music from Evan & Dana as well as food, beer, wine and plenty of activities for children and adults.

Wed., Sep 7

Salsa Dancing Rev’s Coffee House; 3793 Samet Drive, High Point; 336.339.9715;; 8:30 p.m.; $8

Meet new people, get some exercise and improve your skills on the dance floor in tonight’s introduction to salsa class. The hourlong group class is for total beginners and dancers who want to work on their fundamental steps. No partner is required to give salsa dancing a try.

Thu., Sep 8

The Big Uneasy Weatherspoon Art Museum; 500 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.5770;; 6:30 p.m.; FREE

The first documentary by longtime “mockumentarian” Harry Shearer, presented as part of the Sustainability Film Discussion Series. The Big Uneasy follows three remarkable people as they reveal the true story of why New Orleans flooded, and why such a disaster could happen again in communities across America.

Fri., Sep 9

ReLocations Reception Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460;; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; FREE

In Green Hill Center’s fall exhibition, 12 artists interpret the urban experience through painting, printmaking, mixed media installations, photography and video. At tonight’s opening reception, examine the experience of city spaces and the ways in which they affect culture and inform community identity.

Sun., Sep 11

Carolina Cup Greensboro Country Park; 3902 Nathanael Greene Drive, Greensboro;; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; FREE

North Carolina’s oldest bicycle race, the 39 th annual Carolina Cup, is a fun day of racing and camaraderie for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Join bicycle enthusiasts from across the country and compete for big cash prizes. This year’s event is dedicated to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

Mon., Sep 12

Titus Andronicus Wake Forest University Barn; 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem;; 8 p.m.; FREE

Wake Forest University hosts the highly-acclaimed New Jersey indie/punk band Titus Andronicus for a free show at the new WFU Barn. Local fuzz-pop six-piece Estrangers and experimental psychedelia one-man act Bolmongani open the show.

Tues., Sep 13

A Salute to Lafayette High Point University; 833 Montlieu Ave., High Point; 336.883.3022; www.; 7 p.m.; FREE

Historian Marc Leepson will speak tonight at High Point University’s Philips Hall about his recent book, Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General. All history enthusiasts are invited to this salute to Marquis de Lafayette, an icon of American and French history.

Wed., Sep 14

Phuzz Phest Elliott’s Revue; 701 N. Trade St., Winston- Salem; 336.722.3016;; 9 p.m.; FREE

Phuzz Phest is a four-night celebration of some of the Triad’s finest artists. Night one at Elliott’s Revue features a free show with Mutant League, Adam Thorn and Drag Sounds, as well as a sneak preview of the second annual Krankies music compilation. The official comp release show will be tomorrow night at Krankies.