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jan 12

Mixed Tape Series Presents: The Royal Tenenbaums The Carolina Theatre; 310 S Greene St., Greensboro;; 336.333.2605; 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.; $6

Powered by a great soundtrack, beautiful art direction, fantastic performances, and the very last screenplay that Anderson co-wrote with Owen Wilson, The Royal Tenenbaums is a Salingeresque dramedy about a waning patriarch (Gene Hackman) who feigns terminal illness in a last-ditch bid to reconnect with his estranged wife (Angelica Houston) and eccentric children (Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Gwyneth Paltrow). Two screenings in 35mm!

Wed., Jan 11

Esse Quam Videri: Self Portraits by Bahraini Muslims Opening Reception

Guilford College Art Gallery; 5800 W Friendly Ave., Greensboro;; 336.316.2438; 5-7 p.m.; FREE

In response to the stereotyping of Muslims and in recognition that it is human nature to fear what we do not know, community based artist Todd Drake has worked with Muslims in North Carolina and Manama, Bahrain to create selfportraits that share real, rather than seeming, reflections of self to a wider audience.

Fri., Jan 13

The Little Dog Laughed Theatre Alliance Playhouse; 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem; www.; 336.723.7777; 8 p.m.; $14+

This uproarious play follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit big if it weren’t for one teensy-weensy problem. His fame chasing agent, Diane, can’t seem to keep him in the closet. “The comedy of manners, a theatrical form widely believed to be long extinct in the American theater, has actually resurfaced on Broadway with all its vital signs intact. The Little Dog Laughed is comic poetry.” -New York Times

Sat., Jan 14

Fiction Slush Fest Winston-Salem Writers; 380 H Knollwood St., Winston-Salem;; 336.473.8777; FREE

Debra Horton, experienced writing teacher, will critique work submitted anonymously by the audience and offer suggestions for improvement.

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Sun., Jan 15

Richard Mosse: Falk Visiting Artist Weatherspoon Art Museum; 500 Tate St., Greensboro; www. weatherspoon.uncg. edu; 336.334.5770; 1-5 p.m.; FREE

Photographer Richard Mosse has spent the last two years shooting a new series of work titled Infra in the eastern Congo. The artist is known for his restrained and highly aestheticized views of sites associated with violence and fear, such as his 2008 depictions of the war in Iraq, and his large-scale photographs of airplane crash sites and emergency drills.

Mon., Jan 16

Rockets & Robots Party Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem; 390 S. Liberty St., Winston- Salem; www.childrensmuseumofws. org; 336.723.9111; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $6/ members; $10/nonmembers

Create robot costumes, enjoy a storytime and make robot and rocketthemed crafts! Each child will receive a bag and this party includes pizza with dessert. Registration is required. All non-members will receive museum admission with their paid entry.

Tues., Jan 17

2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Aycock Auditorium – UNCG Campus; 408 Tate St., Greensboro; MLK/; 336.334.5090; 7-8:30 p.m.; FREE

This is the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro! This year our keynote speaker is none other than Ms. Elaine Brown, author, activist and the former Chair Person of the Black Panther Party.

Wed., Jan 18

Text Styles Anne Rudd Galyon & Irene Cullis Galleries, Cowan Humanities Building; Greensboro College Campus;; 336.272.7102; 815 W Market St., Greensboro; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

Text Styles, guest curated by Dr. Richard Crane, professor of history, examines how stories and narratives, memories and relationships to our clothing, our containers for food and other items that have been made by our mothers and grandmothers evolved in our art to reflect our connection to cultures and nature. Don’t miss this multidimensional art exhibit encompassing textiles and performance art.