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feb 4

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk Live The Blind Tiger; 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro; 336.272.9888;; 8 p.m.; $12/advance, $15 day of

The project has since grown from a chance side-project, formed in 2003, into what is now widely considered to be one of New Orleans’ most prestigious modern funk ensembles. An offspring with a direct lineage to their fathers in the Meters and the Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk is a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre.

Wed., Feb 1

Drama Center Spring Classes

Greensboro Cultural Center, 1st Level; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.373.2728; www.thedramacenter. com; $75-$95 for an eight week class

Should you be on stage or on TV? Take advantage of these classes offering Musical Theatre, Characterization, Acting for the Camera, Broadway Dance, and Acting Techniques. Kindergarten through adults are welcome.

Thur., Feb 2

Mixed Tape Series Presents: Groundhog Day

The Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.; 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; $6

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you relive a certain day? Come out to the Historic Carolina Theatre and catch this early nineties Bill Murray classic about a self-centered and sour TV meteorologist who finds himself reliving the same day (Groundhog Day) over and over again in the town of Punxsutawney, Pa.

Fri., Feb 3

Triad Goodwill 3rd Annual Fashionable Fundraiser

Elm Street Center; 203 S. Elm St., Greensboro;,; 7-10 p.m.; $35

The Rock the Runway fashion show that presented to a sold-out crowd earlier this year is making a flashy return for its 2012 fashion celebration. Showcasing ensembles found on the racks of Goodwill retail stores, this year’s show will fuse even more Goodwill looks, music, great prizes and philanthropy. Wear your chic and fashionable best. Cute, dressy ensembles with heels for the ladies. Jackets and ties encouraged for the gentlemen.

Sun., Feb 5

A Raisin in the Sun

The Stained Glass Playhouse; 4401 Indiana Ave., Winston- Salem; 336.661.4949;; 3 p.m.; $15

Set in Chicago’s South Side during the 1950s, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams of and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. This powerful drama is built on sacrifice, heartbreak, trust, love and one mother’s heroic struggle to hold the family together.

Mon., Feb 6

Photography: Intro to the Camera

Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro Cultural Center; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7475; www.; 6-8 p.m.; $75/members, $90 non-members

This class is for you if you have a fancy DSLR camera that you still have not figured all the buttons on just yet or if you own a point-and-shoot digital camera. Students will learn the basics of camera functions, metering, using flash and more as well as practice taking photographs The class will finish up with a brief introduction to Photoshop.

Tues., Feb 7

Strictly Academic: Recent Works by WFU Art Faculty

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

This exhibition is the second of a series of presentations at the Womble Carlyle Gallery to showcase the recent works by the artists who teach in our area colleges and universities. Exhibition features work by Bryan Ellis, David Faber, David Finn, Page H. Laughlin, Jennifer Gentry, Leigh Ann Hallberg, Alix Hitchcock, Joel Tauber, Will Willner and John Pickel.

Wed., Feb 8

HPU Presents: Mike Rayburn

High Point University, University Center Extraordinaire Cinema; 833 Montlieu Ave., High Point; 336.841.9209; www.; 7 p.m.; Complimentary tickets available.

Mike Rayburn, CSP is a world-class guitarist, hilarious standup comedian, and one of the most innovative keynote speakers you’ll ever experience. Join him as he uses his astounding guitar creations, uproarious songs, and veteran presentation skills to encourage, challenge and inspire his audiences to leap beyond their perceived limitations in his popular presentation entitled “What if…?”