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every day something cool. by Justin Jackson

dec 12

My Morning Jacket & Delta Spirit

War Memorial Auditorium; Greensboro Coliseum Complex; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 888.546.8561;; 8:00 p.m.; $47

Fresh on the heels of their performance at the Austin City Limits Festival this past weekend, My Morning Jacket are showing no signs of slowing down since the release of their latest album, Circuital. The band has announced a run of shows including a Dec. 12 date at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium with special guest Delta Spirit.

Wed., Dec 7

A Christmas Carol

The Broach Theatre; 520 S Elm St., Greensboro; 336.268.6759; www.broachtheatre. org; 8 p.m.; $10+

Back by popular demand! The ladies mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren’t), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal chords and feet around two original, show-stopping songs.

Thur., Dec 8

Climate Refugees

Weatherspoon Guild Gallery; 500 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.5770; www. weatherspoon.uncg. edu; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; FREE

Following where An Inconvenient Truth (2006) leaves off, Climate Refugees, a 2010 film directed by Michael Nash, looks at how climate change has become a national security risk and the term climate wars is being talked about in war-room-like environments in Washington DC.

Fri., Dec 9

The Bottom Line

Studio B @ the Broach Theatre; 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 919.608.1642; www.; 7 p.m.; FREE

A one-night-only exhibit celebrating locally designed and built contemporary furnishings.

Join designers Adrian Boggs and Adam Gregory to see what they’ve created from countless dives into the dumpsters of North Carolina’s furniture industry. Also check out the original paintings supplementing this display from Greensboro artists Erik and Charlotte Ström. Support local art and sustainable design and have a great time.

Sat., Dec 10

Holiday Concert to Benefit the Salvation Army 

Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum; 2825 University Parkway, Winston- Salem; 336.464.0145; www.wssymphony. org; 7:30 p.m.; FREE w/ non-perishable food donation.

The Winston-Salem Symphony will perform a concert of holiday favorites, including The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, a selection of songs from beloved holiday movies, selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Sleigh Ride, a carol sing-along, and much more.

Sun., Dec 11

Christmas Ballroom Dance

High Point Elks Lodge; 700 Old Mill Road., High Point; 336.852.0515; www.; 5-7:30 p.m. FREE for first-timers, otherwise $3-$10

Come get versed in ballroom, Latin and swing dance. Free refreshments will be offered. Includes a 45-minute dance lesson by professional instructor. Free for first-time guests, otherwise $3 to $10. Bring a new unwrapped child’s toy for a Salvation Army toy drive.

Tues., Dec 13

Recycling in Greensboro: An Environmental Education Class

Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center @ Bur-Mil Park; 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro; 336.373.3802; www.greensboro-nc. gov/leisure; 6:30 p.m.; FREE

This informative class stresses the importance of recycling, what happens to the recyclable materials when they leave the recycling center, and how every resident can contribute to a cleaner city.

Children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Wed., Dec 14

Carolina Classic Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2600; www.carolinatheatre. com; 7:30-9:45 p.m.; $6

George Bailey is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up saving his own guardian angel who then shows George what his town, friends, and family would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds over the years. Will his guardian angel be able to convince George to return to his life and family?

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