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feb 26

Winter Dance

Stevens Center; 405 W. 4 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.1945; www.uncsa.edu/performances; 2 p.m.; $12

In the world of dance, names like Tchaikovsky and Balanchine need no introduction.

This year’s University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Winter Dance concert aims to highlight the work of these masters while showcasing two world premiere works and an exciting collaboration with company-in-residence Hubbard Street 2 (HS2).

Wed., Feb 22

Learn to Dance Salsa Rev’s Coffee House; 3793 Samet Drive, High Point; 336.339.9715; www. greensborosalsadance.com; 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; $10

These are group classes for all of you who always wanted to learn how to dance Salsa. Experience is not necessary and partner is not required. See you all on a dance floor.

Thur., Feb 23

Live Original Local Showcase Artistika; 523 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.271.2686; www. liveoriginallocal.com; 9 p.m.; FREE

Join in for this free show and showcase for Live Original Local: music, arts & crafts, business. Live music provided by Hammer No More the Fingers, The Brand New Life, and Casual Curious. Additionally, there will be art and craft vendors selling their awesome handmade goods inside the club. You can also check out a few Experimental Films from UNCG students. Finally, DJ Bonzani will be closing things down after the bands, as well as kicking things off at 9 p.m.

Fri., Feb 24

Black History Month Finale Show Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center; 601 S Church St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.2600; www. salem.edu; 7:30 p.m.; $5/advance, $7/door

The Black History Month Finale Show is the culmination of several programs held throughout the year. Families and the community are welcome to celebrate black history through historical presentations, dance, song, skit, spoken word and much more. A Southern-style dinner immediately follows. Come to celebrate.

Sat., Feb 25

12th Annual Polar Plunge Wet & Wild Emerald Pointe; 3910 S Holden Road, Greensboro; 336.641.3611; www. emeraldpointe.com; 1:30 p.m.;

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office will host the 12th Annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Plunging begins at 1:30 p.m. Lunch provided by Logan’s Roadhouse for all plungers. This year’s event hopes to be the biggest and best yet. In 2011 this event had 180 registered plungers and raised over $50,000 for Special Olympics athletes. Minimum doantion to jump is $50, but you are encouraged to raise more and quailify for great incentive prizes.

Mon., Feb 27

Laughter in the Dark Series presents: Boudu Saved from Drowning Greensboro School of Creativity, RM 213; 900 16th St., Greensboro; 336.617.3328; www. greensboroschoolofcreativity.com; 7 p.m.; FREE

Laugh the Monday blues away with darkly funny films. Many are new to most viewers, while others are worth revisiting. Educational discussion will follow each film. Check out this week’s choice, a 1932 French film about a downtrodden man who is rescued from a suicidal plunge into the Seine by a local bookseller, only to shake the bookseller’s household to it’s foundations.

Tues., Feb 28

David McCullough Speaks RJ Reynolds Memorial Auditorium; 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem; 336.727.2180; www. bookmarksbookfestival.org; 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; $30+

Noted historian and two-time Pulitzer prize winning author David McCullough will give a talk presented by Guilford College. Mc- Cullough’s latest book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, will be the topic of his talk. A book signing will follow the program.

Wed., Feb 29

Artist Talk with Vicki Essig Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460; www. greenhillcenter.org; 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; FREE

Vicki Essig’s intimate works are the size of a small book page. The artist’s use of fragile natural materials (pine needles, feathers) attached to a semi-transparent hand woven silk matrix into which individual lines of text cut out from a 19th century memoirs are interwoven all contribute to a sense of the ephemeral in her work.

Go to yesweekly.com for a full listing of happenings around the triad.

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