be there

by Jordan Owens

Fri., Sep 23


Green Bean and Studio B; 341 and 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro;; 6:30 p.m.; FREE

Greensborofest is back in its 10th year, presenting four nights of free local music at some of the best venues in town.

Night two kicks off today at the Green Bean with Yank Your Blue Jeans, Estrangers, Swayze Jones, the Natural Science, Mutant League and Friend House. The jams continue down the street with Matt Northrup, Bolmangani, Jews and Catholics, Invisible and Burglar F**ker at Studio B. Visit GSOFest online to see the full four-day lineup.

Wed., Sep 21

Museum Guild Meeting

High Point Museum; 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point; 336.883.3022; www. highpointmuseum. org; 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

Thu., Sep 22

Erased James Franco

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

The Weatherspoon presents a screening of artist and filmmaker Carter’s 2008 film, Erased James Franco. In the film, the actor reenacts his past film roles and those of others including Julianne Moore and Rock Hudson. Denied interplay with other actors, Franco’s performance takes on a strangely flat affect, which Carter examines as a sort of cleansing process.

Sat., Sep 24

Historic West End ARTSfest

Grace Court; 931 W. 4th St., Winston- Salem;; 10-5 p.m.; FREE

The fifth biennial ARTSfest will again host thousands of art enthusiasts to charming Grace Court in the heart of Winston- Salem’s Historic West End. ARTSfest 2011 will feature 60 juried artists and crafters from across the state, musical entertainment, theatrical performances, kids activities and more.

Sun., Sep 25

Knit & Crochet Show

Joseph S. Koury Convention Center; 3121 High Point Road, Greensboro; 740.452.4541; www. knitandcrochetshow. com; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $10

Join fellow enthusiastic knitters and crocheters for everything fiber, stitching and needle arts related. The show begins Friday, offering classes, fashion shows, shopping and more. It wraps up today with one last chance to shop aisle after aisle of the best knit and crochet tools, patterns and books under one roof.

Mon., Sep 26

At-Large Candidates Forum

Greensboro College Royce Reynolds Center; 1015 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.274.0202; lwvpt. org; 7-9 p.m.; FREE

The League of Women Voters will host a forum for at-large city council candidates. Fourteen candidates are running for at-large seats, and they have all been invited to participate in this questionand-answer format forum. The program is free and open to everyone to encourage informed and active participation in local government.

Tues., Sep 27

The Write Stuff

Barnhills Books & Wine; 811 Burke St., Winston-Salem; 336.602.1383; www.; 6:30 p.m.; FREE

Attend a gathering of creative literary minds and get inspired tonight at Barnhills. At the beginning of the session, writers will receive a prompt. After writing time has been called, selected participants will have the opportunity to present their work to a group of like-minded individuals who share a love for writing.

Wed., Sep 28

The Threepenny Opera

UNCG Taylor Theatre; 406 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.4849; performingarts.uncg. edu; 7:30 p.m.; $10- $23

See a milestone of 20 th century musical theatre performed tonight on the campus of UNCG. In this opera “by and for beggars,” playwright and composer transform saccharine, old-fashioned opera forms while incorporating sharp political perspective and the sounds of 1920s Berlin. Performances continue through October 6.