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Jan 23

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Aycock Auditorium, UNCG Campus; 408 Tate St., Greensboro; www.uncg. edu;336.334.4849; 8:00 p.m.; $25-$35

The American Shakespeare Center presents this Shakespeare classic for your viewing pleasure. One of Shakespere’s most well known plays, the comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” tells the inter-woven stories of the impending marriage of Theseus & Hippolyta, four Athenian lovers (Hermia, Lysander, Helena and Demetrius), a group of rough neck amateur actors, and the mischievous faeries who set into motion the comedy of errors.

Wed., Jan 18

Voices of a City: Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro Historical Museum; 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro; www.; 336.373.2043; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

“What would a city say if it could speak?” asked the writer O. Henry. Indeed, what would Greensboro’s generations have to say about the place, its people and events? Through Voices of a City: Greensboro North Carolina, you will discover new interpretations from more than 300 years of local history in a 8,000 square-foot exhibit. What may seem like ordinary objects tell extraordinary stories. Don’t miss the last week of this outstanding, highly interactive exhibit.

Thur., Jan 19

Greensboro Symphony Masterworks Concert

War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro Coliseum Complex; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; www. greensborosymphony. org; 336.335.5456; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $26.70+

Prokofiev Symphyony No. 1 “Classical,” Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccoioso for cello, Variations on the Rococo Theme for cello, Sergey Antonov Rachmaninov Vocalise for orchestra, and the Stravinsky Firebird Suite

Fri., Jan 20

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

Carousel Luxury Cinemas; 1305 Battleground Ave., Greensboro;;

Eleven Arts and Funimation Entertainment are bringing the feature length followup film to the Fullmetal Alchemist anime franchise to the Triad.

Sat., Jan 21

Next Fall

Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; www. paperlanterntheatre. com; 336.721.1310; 8-10 p.m.; $18

Premier of the 2010 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play — witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. This compelling new play forces us to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to.

Sun., Jan 22

Solvation: A Retrospective of Authoring Action’s 10th Year

SECCA; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art: McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium; 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem;; 336.749.1317; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; $10

SOLVATION wrestles with what it takes to flourish as human beings in the world today.

SOLVATION is an evocative engagement by teen authors featuring spoken word, interwoven with music, movement and three short films. The SOLVATION ensemble delivers a collective insight that calls the community to compassion, justice and care in a world of challenges.

Tues., Jan 24

Future Islands & Twin Sister Live

The Blind Tiger; 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro;; 336.334.5588; 9 p.m.; $8

Imagine the eccentric vocals of Modest Mouse delivered with the drama of Morrissey over the Killers’ synths. Put those musical qualities into a blender, and there you have the sounds of Future Islands. Twin Sister is more like if Feist were the female half of the XX. Chock full of playful pop tunes with hints of everything from galloping spaghetti Western to funked-out space disco. Interested? You should be.

Wed., Jan 25

Bunce Island Exhibition

Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, Inc.; 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem; 336.722.2625; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; FREE

Check out this exhibition of large photographs and a historical video dealing with the former slave castle located in the Republic of Sierra Leone, West Africa, to which many African- Americans can trace their ancestry. All in partnership with Winston-Salem State University and The Links, Inc. Winston- Salem Chapter.

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