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DEC 25

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

You or your family’s homes; Wherever that may be.

Wed., Dec 21

Bone-Crusher Unveiling

The Natural Science Center of Greensboro; 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro; 336.288.3769; www.; 1 p.m.; $8

Have you ever met anyone who was born in 1919? Now you can. The NSC will unveil its newest exhibit for its oldest new resident, Bone-Crusher, a 92 year old alligator snapping turtle. With a spiked shell (averaging two feet long), beaklike jaws, and a thick, scaled tail, this species is often referred to as the “dinosaur of the turtle world.” As his new exhibit will reveal, Bone- Crusher is a true survivor with battle scars to prove it. Holes and indentations in his shell from alligator attacks are clear indicators of the survival-based adaptations of the species.

Thur., Dec 22

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre

High Point Theatre; 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point; 336.883.3401; www.; 7:30 p.m.; $12

This 1940s “live broadcast” of Frank Capra’s beloved film takes us back to the Golden Age of Radio. The WVL studio’s “On Air” sign lights up and the heartwarming holiday classic comes to life through the bygone radio formula of a few hardworking actors, live sound effects — and a listener’s imagination. A favorite of Triad audiences since it’s debut in 2008, this poignant story returns to grace another holiday season with its powerful message that each life, no matter how insignificant it may seem, has more value than we can ever imagine.

Fri., Dec 23

Awake The White and Wint’ry Queen

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.carolinatheatre. com; 8:00 p.m.; $22.50

As the impending frost signals an end to the reign of the Autumn Queen, song and dance weave a tale that leads to the awakening of the Wint’ry Queen who must rule the time when the snow flies. Her slumber is at last at an end. On the longest, darknest night of the year she comes to reclaim her crown at the time of the return to the light. The dying Autumn Queen bestows the crown upon her in a final scene of coronation so that the seasonal wheel may turn again. This 23rd will mark the return of this seasonal winter-solstice concert unique to the Triad, written, composed and produced by Scott Fray.

Sat., Dec 24

Los Artistas

Greensboro Cultural Center; 200 N Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7475; www. greensboroart; 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; FREE

Los Artistas is a program designed for middle and highschool Spanishspeaking students that provides a creative environment to express ones identity and artistic voice through the visual arts. Students will expreriment and explore their artistic boundaries using a variety of materials and techniques.

Mon., Dec 26

Kwanzaa Celebration Kick-Off

Hayes-Taylor YMCA; 1101 E Market St., Greensboro; & Bethel AME Church; 200 Regan St., Greensboro;; 410.615.9795; 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; FREE to public; $20 for vendors.

Harambee! Kwanzaa time is almost here! Are you ready? Or have you never heard of Kwanzaa? Come experience it with food, live performances, speakers, children’s activities, and an African Market Sale featuring artwork, jewelry, clothing, books, and more. Whether you are a veteran to Kwanzaa or an eager novice, you are invited to celebrate Kwanzaa during Greensboro’s second annual week-long Kwanzaa celebration!

Tues., Dec 27

Lucero Live

Ziggys; 170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.5000; www.; 8 p.m.; $20

They’re a band that has been tagged as alt-country and punk country. They’re a band that has written plenty of songs about girls and guitars, about life, love and drinking, and life, love and drinking while on the road. Lucero prove themselves to be something much simpler than that: a tried and true American rock n roll band. Don’t miss your chance to see them live. You’re guaranteed to have a good time.

Wed., Dec 28

Winnie the Pooh

Glenwood Branch – Greensboro Public Library; 1901 W Florida St., Greensboro; 336.297.5000; www. greensborolibrary. org; 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; FREE

Join in for the new Winnie the Pooh movie. All ages are welcome as you travel to the Hundred Acre Wood with Christopher Robbin and the rest of the gang. Rated G, 63 minutes.