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by Jordan Owens

Sat., Sep 17

Rock the Block Downtown Winston-Salem; 336.747.7360;; 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; FREE

Winston-Salem’s biggest end-of-summer street party returns, presenting free music on four stages throughout downtown. Sample from rock, country, bluegrass, beach, smooth jazz and the teen battle of the bands. BMX bikers, fire dancers, street performers and vendors will fill the streets. Rock the Block kicks off Friday at 6 p.m., and from 11 to 11 today.

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.

Thu., Sep 15

Plant Swap

Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden; 205 S. Main St., Kernersville; 336.996.7888;; 7 p.m.; FREE for members / $10 for non-members

Bring plants or seeds to share with fellow gardeners. You can also bring unidentified plant samples for identification. Light refreshments will be served, and you will leave with a new plant to add to your garden.

Fri., Sep 16

Persona: A Body in Parts

Weatherspoon Art Museum; 500 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.5770;; 6-9 p.m.; FREE

Attend an Artist Talk and Opening Reception in celebration of the Weatherspoon’s new exhibit, Persona: A Body in Parts. Work by six artists examines the human body “as a plastic surrogate form from which multiple and complex identities can be defined.” Tonight’s event includes a talk with artist Kate Gilmore, followed by a live performance of her artwork Wall Bearer.

Sun., Sep 18

Wolves in the Throne Room / Mount Eerie

TBA; Greensboro; 336.316.2352;; 8 p.m.; $5-8

Guilford College’s WQFS 90.9 FM presents Wolves in the Throne Room (ecoalchemic atmospheric black metal) and Mount Eerie (multiinstrumental lo-fi folk/ pop, formerly the Microphones), both traveling from Washington state to play for you. Megaton Leviathan and Nicholas Krgovich open the show starting promptly at 8 p.m.

Mon., Sep 19

Beats, Rhymes, and Life

a/perture cinema; 311 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.8148;; 8 p.m.; $8.50

a/perture cinema and Blurt magazine present tonight’s screening as part of the rock & reel film series bringing music to the silver screen. Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest is the first music-focused documentary showing in the series. The film examines the turbulent career of progressive hip-hop outfit a Tribe Called Quest and plays through Sept. 22.

Tues., Sep 20


Delta Arts Center; 2611 New Walkertown Rd., Winston- Salem; 336.722.2625;; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; FREE

Self-taught nature photographer John Totten documents the mood and season changes of the Foothills in the exhibit opening today. During his roamings through Forsyth, Surry and surrounding counties, Totten has captured the beauty of Pilot Montain in snow, sun and leaves. Enjoy this collection of seasonal nature photos in anticipation of fall.

Wed., Sep 21

Museum Guild Meeting

High Point Museum; 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point; 336.883.3022;; 10 a.m.; FREE

Meredith Michener, creator and donor of Meredith’s Miniatures, will discuss the precise 1:12 scale rooms she donated to the High Point Museum at this morning’s Museum Guild meeting. The collection of miniature rooms, which is one of the largest in the country, is currently on display in the Museum.