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every day something cool. by Justin Jackson

SUN jan 8

Bit Brigade, The Bronzed Chorus, Ahleuchatistas, Hi-Rollers Live The Blind Tiger; 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro;; 336.272.9888; 10:00 p.m.; $10

Athens, GA natives Bit Brigade return to the Triad to inspire gamers and musicians alike.

Don’t miss this stunning exhibit of what happens when musicianship and vintage gaming collide. Supporting acts include Greensboro’s own progressive rock duo, The Bronzed Chorus, Asheville’s psychedelic rockers, Ahleuchatistas, and Greensboro’s Hi-Rollers.

Wed., Jan 4

Triad After Work Social

Encore American Bistro; 2000 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem; www. triadafterworksocial. com; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; FREE

Come out to the After Work Social to meet new people, reconnect with other local professionals, or socialize with coworkers and friends. We provide a relaxed and fun atmosphere and a great excuse to start a night out. Exhibitors and prizes this week include Dickson Chiropractic Clinic, Rick Babusiak State Farm Insurnace, and more. Also beer, wine, and soda from Childress Vineyards, Budweiser Cheerwine.

Thur., Jan 5

Homage to Abstraction Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts; 251 N. Spruce St., Winston- Salem;; 336.747.1426; 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; FREE

The Enrichment Center, Reynolda House and The Arts Council are pleased to exhibit Homage to Abstraction: Artists of the Enrichment Center Respond to Modern Masters. Participating local artists include:

Shanthony Exum, Andrew Fansler, Matt, Groce, Laura Lashley, and Jason Lancaster, and Jae Pitt.

Fri., Jan 6

The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales Arts Council Theatre; 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem; www. childrenstheatrews. org; 336.725.4531; 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 noon; $8

Jack’s got more than a beanstalk to worry about! He’s got to use his wits to save himself from the terrible giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans — and then there’s that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants. Nothing is quite the same as you remember it in this play, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.

Sat., Jan 7

Family Financial Fair Greensboro Central Library; 219 N. Church St., Greensboro; www. greensborolibrary. org; 336.373.4559; 1:45 p.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

Teens and their families will learn about managing money, funding for college and services provided by community resources at this event. Presented by the Future Cents teen financial literacy program, this fair also features fun, food and prizes (two computers will be given away), and offers participants a chance to meet with community leaders and organizations that support families and empower young people.

Mon., Jan 9

Young Frankenstein War Memorial Auditorium; Greensboro Coliseum Complex; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro;; 336.373.7400; 7:30 p.m.; $45+

This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster – -but not without scary and hilarious complications. The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and threetime Tony winner Mel Brooks himself-, who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book, along with his record-breaking team from The Producers: five-time Tony-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and threetime Tony-winning writer, Thomas Meehan.

Tues., Jan 10

Our Spirited Ancestors: The Decorative Art of Drink Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA); 924 S. Main St., Winston- Salem; www.mesda. org; 336.721.7364; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; FREE

From imported Maderia sipped at mahogany tables to local whiskey sipped from stoneware jugs, antebellum Southerners drank to their health in the company of family, friends and strangers. This free exhibit explores the furniture, silver and ceramics that enlivened the days and nights of the early American South.

Wed., Jan 11

EBook Extravaganza Day High Point Public Library; 901 N. Main St., High Point; www.highpointpubliclibrary. com; 336.883.3093; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; FREE

Trained library staff will be available all day to answer your questions about using the North Carolina Digital Library (NCDL)-the library’s free eBook collection. Staff will also be answering any and all questions about eBooks, eReaders, tablets, and much more. Barnes & Noble will also be presenting their 2nd “NOOK at NIGHT” program from 6-7:30 PM.

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