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Oct 29

An Evening with David Sedaris

Roger L. Stevens Center; 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.6320; www.uncsa. edu/stevenscenter; 8 p.m. $40-$55.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Here is your chance to witness the humor of the man, himself.

Wed., Oct 26

Cinema Pub: Halloween Shorts 2011 Underground Theatre @ CAC; 411 W 4th Street., Winston- Salem;; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $6.

CAC presents a series of short films produced by local filmmakers Dan AR Kelly and Robert W. Filion, both highly accomplished filmmakers. There will be a Q&A after the screenings with both filmmakers. Tickets are $6 and the best costume of the night will win free admission to the next Cinema Pub and a complimentary popcorn and beverage.

Thu., Oct 27

Zoo Boo Bash Natural Science Center; 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro; 336.288.3769; www.; 5-7:30 p.m.; $5,$6.

Celebrate Halloween early at our annual Zoo Boo Bash! At this “scare-free” family event, kids (and parents) come dressed in costume to play SPOOK-tacular games, get their face painted, enjoy crafts and go trick or treating. Note, the NSC and Animal Discovery will close early at 3 p.m. to prepare for Boo Bash. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members ages 2 and up.

Fri., Oct 28

The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.; 9-11:30 p.m. $5.

Are you shivering with antici… pation? Fasten your garter belt: It’s time to come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab! A screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music, all rolled into one deliciously decadent morsel, the madcap, musical mayhem begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N- Furter, a transvestite mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation. With a large international cult following, it is one of the most well known movies of all time.

Sun., Oct 30

Blacksmithing Demonstration High Point Historical Park; 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point; 336.885.1859; www. highpointmuseum. org; 1 p.m. FREE

Come watch a costumed blacksmith in action as he creates objects by forging wrought iron and steel. All ages welcome.

Mon., Oct 31

Trotterville Horror Trotterville Horror Haunted Attraction; 6187 Poole Road, High Point; 8 p.m.; 336.861.4355; $15/ adults, $10/kids

Trotterville Horror returns for its fourth year of “thrills and chills” to scare all those who dare to enter. The walk-through, mile-and-a-half haunted trail has over 50 live actors and new scenes are developed every year to keep visitors coming back. This unguided tour of the darkest woods where freakish characters freely roam the grounds and lurk around every corner, will leave you wondering if it will ever end. Journey through the graveyard and the abandoned barns, where ghosts have been known to linger. Be careful you don’t take a wrong turn and end up where you don’t belong.

Tue., Nov 1

EO HILL AND ALIX HITCHCOCK EXHIBIT Artworks Gallery; 564 N Trade St., Winston Salem; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 336-723-5890; www.; FREE

Hill will be showing computer altered images of an abandoned Oldsmobile in the woods. Hitchcock is showing colored ink pieces either on Yupo paper or on embossed printed paper with images from the natural environment in an abstracted colorful space. This exhibit should not be missed. The reception is during Gallery Hop, Nov 4, 7 – 10pm.

Wed., Nov 2

Dia De Los Muertos Greensboro Cultural Arts Center (1st floor); 200 N Davie St., Greensboro; 336.373.7523;; 10am-8pm. FREE.

Casa Azul presents the first annual Dia de los Muertos Altar exhibit in the Greensboro Cultural Center on November 1st and November 2nd, 2011. The idea is to share the traditional celebration of the Day of the Dead from several Latin American countries, in particular from Mexico.

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