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dec 19

Two-Person Exhibit by EO Hill & Alix Hitchcock

Artworks Gallery; 564 N.Trade St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.5890; www.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE Alix Hitchcock received her MA in painting from New York University in 1983, and her BFA in printmaking and painting from UNCG in 1973. Hill has a BFA from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla. 1967, and a MFA in Drawing and Design from the Instituto Allende, University of Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 1969.

Wed., Dec 14

Small Business Forum and Luncheon

Williams Memorial CME Church; 3400 Triangle Lake Rd., High Point; 919.956.8889; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.;

If you’ve been entertaining the idea of starting your own business, then this forum is for you. Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend this event, which is the first in a series of Business Development forums. Learn more about tax exemptions, tax credits, and penalties.

Thur., Dec 15

National Homeless Memorial Community Dinner

Showplace; 211 E Commerce Ave., High Point; 336.885.0191; 6:00 p.m.;

Every year Greensboro and High Point hold memorials to honor our friends and neighbors that experienced homelessness and passed away.

The memorials create an opportunity for us to pause and show appreciation for how our friends experiencing homelessness enriched our lives.

Fri., Dec 16

Santa’s Cool Holiday Film Festival

Hanesbrands Theatre; 209 N Spruce St., Winston-Salem; 336.747.1414; www. hanesbrandstheatre. org; 8:00 p.m.; $7

This delightful twohour show is chock-full of happy Christmas memories, two classic Max Fleischer Technicolor cartoons, wacky 1950’s shorts, a terrific bouncing ball animated sing-a-long to ‘Jingle Bells’ and much, much more. All this culminates with the restored version of the hilarious 1965 retro-favorite Santa Claus Conquers The Martins — in ‘space blazing’ color!

Sat., Dec 17

Winston-Salem Shuffle

Krankies Coffee; 211 E. 3rd St., Winston- Salem; 336.745.6660; www.krankiescoffee. com; 8-11 p.m.; $5

Come witness a multimedia talent contest of original composition and/or public domain material. Talents entered include music, poetry, dance, spoken word, and just about anything else you can think of. First 20 contestants get to play and the winner gets half the gate, minus expenses. Contestants sign-up at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. You can read the Shuffle rules at org.

Sun., Dec 18

Oldest Boy & Girl, Featuring Jay Smart of the Smart Bros, e-s guthrie & Jailbox

The Green Bean; 341 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.691.9990; www.; 7:00 p.m.; FREE

The Smart Brothers are one of NC’s most beloved regional groupsthe duo has performed everywhere from Asheville street corners to area music festivals. Now, Jay Smart hits the road accompanied by his younger sister with a brand new bout of charming sibling harmony in Oldest Boy & Girl. Opening acts include e-s guthrie and Jailbox.

Tues., Dec 20

The Santaland Diaries

Triad Stage; 232 S Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160;; 7:30 p.m.; $20

The UpStage Cabaret’s wildly successful production returns for a fourth smash season. Meet the quintessential elf gone bad as he relives a series of less-than-merry misadventures in David Sedaris’ hilarious antidote for holiday havoc. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. These shows are selling out quickly.

Wed., Dec 21

Carolina Classic Movie: Miracle on 34th Street

Carolina Theatre; 310 S Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.carolinatheatre. com; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $6

This 1947 original follows the misadventures of Kris Kringle as he gets a job playing Santa Claus at Macy’s department store in New York City. Natalie Wood is the little girl who tells him she doesn’t believe in Santa, and Maureen O’Hara and John Payne are the couple who help Kris through a trial in which he must prove he’s the jolly fellow from the North Pole. A true holiday classic.