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by Jordan Owens

Sat., Oct 1 — Go expo

Benton Convention Center; 301 W. 5h St., Winston-Salem; 336.727.2976;; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; FREE

Attend the Triad’s largest sustainability exposition to learn how you can go green. Stop by exhibits of the latest sustainable products, explore energy-saving ideas for your home and even test-drive a fuel-sipping “green” car. The day is also packed with workshops on topics including gardening, recycling, solar energy and electric vehicles.

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.

 Thu., Sep 29 — THE 39 STEPS

Open Space Café Theatre; 4609 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.292.2285; www.; 8 p.m.; $10-$20

Hitchcock meets hilarious in this 1935 mystery/thriller turned riotous comedy. Four actors give an overthe-top performance in Patrick Barlow’s adaptation from the Alfred Hitchcock classic. The show runs through October 9 as part of 17 Days, the collaborative celebration brought to you by the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro.

Fri., Sep 30 — Ultimate Comic Challenge

The Idiot Box; 348 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.274.2699; www.; 8 p.m.

The Idiot Box and YES! Weekly proudly present the 4 th annual Ultimate Comic Challenge. This comedy competition brings the best regional stand ups together to compete for a $1,000 top prize. The challenge continues every Friday through Nov. 11.

Sun., Oct 2 — Perform @ SECCA: ETAERNUS VITA

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; 750 Margeurite Drive, Winston- Salem; 336.397.2109;; 3 p.m.; $8-$12

Etaernus Vita, or “eternal life” is a visually compelling contemporary dance work performed by the Alban Elved Dance Company. The performance incorporates movement-capture technology worn by the dancers and investigates technology’s impact on the the human desire for selfawareness. Seating is first com, first seated.


Piedmont Music Center; 212 N. Broad St., Winston-Salem; 336.724.9612; www.; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Few pianos are as famous as the Steinway that pianist Vladimir Horowitz took to Russia for a concert in 1986. This historic instrument is currently in residency at the Piedmont Music Center. It is available to play by appointment through 5 p.m. today. You can even record your performance to CD using the embedded professional recording system.

Tues., Oct 4 —The General

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.; 7:30 p.m.; $4-$6

The 1926 Buster Keaton silent comedy classic plays tonight at the Carolina Theatre, accompanied by Ron Carter on organ. When Union spies steal an engineer’s beloved locomotive, Keaton’s character Johnnie Gray pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Wed., Oct 5 — Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory

High Point Library; 901 N. Main St., High Point; 336.883.3631; www.nccivilwar150. com; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; FREE

The traveling exhibit of Civil War photographs visits the High Point Public Library this month. Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory illustrates the difficult Civil War period through images of historic figures, artifacts and documents from the battlefront to the home front. See the display in High Point through October 29.