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nov 17

Mixed Tape presents: Flash Gordon

Carolina Theatre; 310 S Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.; 7:30 p.m. ; $5

Don’t miss your chance to catch this 1980 big-budget classic of a football player and his friends who travel to the planet of Mongo, and find themselves fighting Ming the Merciless in a battle to save Earth with a soundtrack by Queen.

Wed., Nov 16

Hooping and Fire Dancing Presentation.

High Point Public Library; 901 N Main St., High Point; 336.883.3646; 6 p.m.; FREE

Patika Starr will discuss the art forms of hooping and fire dancing and give two performances. Audience members will have the opportunity to join in and try some hooping.

Fri., Nov 18

christmas by candlelight (opening night) Herbst House; 511 S. Main St., Winston- Salem; 1.800.441.5305;; 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m.; $20/adult, $15/child

Take a guided tour by candlelight through the Historic District where the customs and traditions of an 18th century Salem Christmas will be brought to life through all of your senses. The evening will include music, games, food and drink, and interacting with our staff to create your own special memories.

Sat., Nov 19

Toy, hobby and sportscard show (first night)

Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center; 1921 W. Lee St. Greensboro; 9 a.m – 5 p.m.; 336.373.7456; www. greensborocoliseum. com; $6 adults, FREE 15 and under

This two-day show will feature over 150 dealers from several states selling, trading and buying on over 300 tables of merchandise. You’ll be able to find anything from modern collectible toys to vintage and new sportscards to sports memorabilia, diecast & collectibles: Barbie, diecast, comics, Hallmark, Western toys, pressed steel, 1st Gear, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tin Windups, Yu-Gi-Oh, Transformers, Beanies, TV character toys — just to name a few. This show will also feature some of the best antique toy dealers in the nation.

Sun., Nov 20

ham it up for the hungry

Old Winston Social Club; 1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.0060; www. oldwinstonsocialclub. com; 4 -11:30 p.m. $7 advance/$10 at door.

If you like good music and want to help the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, attend this special benefit. The event will include food, raffles, a cash bar, surprise guests and will feature numerous bands and performers who are donating their talent for the cause such as Laurin Stroud & the Drafthouse Band, Shades of Blue Band, Matt Kendrick, Tammie Davis and more. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Mon., Nov 21

monday night poetry

Central Library; 219 N. Church St., Greensboro; 336.373.3617;; 7-9 p.m.; FREE

View and participate in “Poetry from a Season of Writing” celebrating rhythm and rhyme every third Monday. Writing group participants Sage Chioma, Karol Neufeld, Susan Seawolf Hayes and Vanzetta Whittaker share poetry from their manuscript projects. Also features limited open mic with one poem allowed per reader. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Greensboro Public Library and the Fractured Writer Workshop Series (Home of the Loving Boot Camp for Writers).

Tues., Nov 22

Lilly McElroy Exhibition

SECCA; 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem;;

Lilly McElroy is a young, Arizona-born artist who playfully, but poignantly moves between poles of aggression and intimacy in video performances. Ms. McElroy stops people on the street to see how people react to one another. Among the art works displayed is a series of photographic stills called “I Throw Myself at Men.”

Wed., Nov 23

aqua zumba

Smith Senior Center; 2401 Fairview St., Greensboro; 336.375.2237; 6:45- 7:45 p.m.; $5

A Latin dance fitness class held in the shallow end of the pool, which enhances the workout. Have some fun, and get a great workout in the process. Open to adults, ages 18 years and older.

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