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jan 26

Guilford Masonic Lodge presents: Star Wars Uncut The Carolina Theatre; 310 S Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605;; 8-10 p.m.; $10

Star Wars Uncut is an incredible achievement in community creativity that must be seen by any fan of the Star Wars movies. Winner of a 2010 Primetime Emmy, Star Wars Uncut is what happens when you divide the original film into 15-second pieces, and then have volunteers all over the country recreate, shot for shot, each of those pieces. The end result is nothing short of amazingly hysterical.

Wed., Jan 25

Gazing at the Contemporary World Exhibit

Museum of Anthropology Wake Forest University; 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston- Salem; 336.758.5282;; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; FREE

The Museum of Anthropology presents Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present. In its American premiere, this exhibit examines transformations in contemporary Japanese society and landscapes over recent decades by providing an overview of the diverse photographic expression that emerged during that time period. The exhibit features text in English and Japanese.

Fri, Jan 27

Downtown Snow and Sledding

Downtown Festival Park; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.207.5216; www. downtowngreensboro. net; 5-7 p.m.; FREE

In this grand finale event, WFMY News 2 Winterfest is bringing snow and sledding to Downtown Greensboro. Raleigh snow making company, Snow My Yard, will use an ice shipper and piping to blow three tons of snow on the Festival Park hillside for sledders to enjoy. Kids and adults are encouraged to bring their own sled to try out the snow slide free of charge.

Sat, Jan 28

CFBG Record & Art Co-Op Official Grand Opening

CFBG Record & Art Co-Op; 930 S. Chapman St., Greensboro; 336.446.9194; www.; 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; FREE

Come out and celebrate Greensboro’s newest record store and art co-op. Some of the day’s festivities include live DJs all day and pizza for lunch. Beer is also being served. Come check out the over 8,000 new and used records, as well as CDs by local independent musicians, and listening stations.

Sun, Jan 29

NC Baroque Orchestra Concert

James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium; Old Salem Visitor Center; 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem; 336.721.7300; www.; 3-4:30 p.m.; FREE

NCBO, founded in August 2011, provides exciting opportunities for performers interested in exploring baroque performance practice in the baroque chamber orchestra setting. Don’t miss this concert featuring the NC Baroque Orchestra, performing music from the 18th century, on Baroque period instruments. The program will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos 4 and 5, as well as works by Bertali, Schütz and Handel.

Mon, Jan 30

The Greatest Actor Alive

Greensboro Cultural Arts Center,1st Floor; 200 North Davie St., Greensboro; www.; 8-9:30 p.m.; FREE/donations encouraged

A farcical implosion of an ambitious and pretentious theater company.

It’s a week before opening night and the play is in trouble. The show’s diva made everyone want to quit…including her costar. Now the company must hold an emergency audition to replace him. They pray for an actor that can save the show… but God has a sense of humor.

Tues., Jan 31

Reddy Talkers Toastmasters Club

American Red Cross Building; 1501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro; 336.693.9727; www.reddytalkers.; 6-7:30 p.m.; FREE

Have you ever wanted to to improve your public speaking skills? Reddy Talkers Toastmasters Club is an organization that provides a supportive environment to improve public speaking, listening and leadership skills. All visitors are welcome to club meetings. Whether you’re an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations.

Wed., Feb 1

Sebastian Bach in Concert

Ziggy’s; 170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem; 336.722.5000; www.; 7:00 p.m.; $20/advance, $25/day of

Eighties metal fans unite! Sebastian Bach is best known as the energetic and enigmatic front man of seminal metal band Skid Row. Now he’s bringing the rock to the Triad in this soon-to-be memorable show for fans. He will be performing hits from his brand new solo album, Kicking and Screaming as well as Skid Row classics.

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