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every day something cool. by Justin Jackson

mar 15

Mixed Tape Series presents: The Dark Crystal

The Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.; 7:30 p.m.; $6 Before traveling to the “Labyrinth” with David Bowie, Muppets creator Jim Henson directed this surreal fantasy epic with an all-puppet cast of characters. The Dark Crystal is the tale of a small creature known as a Gelfling who must embark on a quest to find a magical crystal that will restore balance to his dying world.

Wed., Mar 14

M4 Competition (Mobile Media Mini Movies) SECCA-Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; 750 Margeurite Drive, Winston- Salem; 336.725.1904;; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

Presented in partnership with a/peture Cinema, NC Piedomont Triad Film Commission and Wake Forest University’s Film Studies Program, M4 aims to explore the creative and expressive potential of today’s most widely owned film medium- the mobile phone. The M4 Competion invites our community to embark on a video journey. With a mobile phone, anyone can be a movie maker!

Fri., Mar 16

Process & Assemble Opening Reception Center for Visual Artists; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7485; www.; 6-9 p.m.; FREE

Process & Assemble is a CVA Gallery invitational featuring extraordinary artworks and assembled design from James Williams, Jonathon Anderson, Roymieco Carter, Matt Jones, Felicia Dean, Jack Kennedy and Laura Kimmel. The exhibition showcases a dialogue among furniture, art and design from its visual appeal to its functionality.

Sat., Mar 17

HPU Contemporary Dance Concert & Showcase Pauline Theatre, Hayworth Fine Arts Center; HPU Campus; 833 Montlieu Ave., High Point; 336.841.9055;; 7:30 p.m.; FREE

The performance will feature an evening of contemporary dance performed by students of the new dance minor program in the HPU Theatre Program. It will feature music by HPU faculty Nathan Daughtrey and Cara Hagan, instructor of dance at HPU, as well as choreography by Hagan.

Sun., Mar 18

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: a musical Odell Auditorium, Huggins Performance Center; Greensboro College Campus; 815 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160; www.thedramacenter. com; 2 p.m.; $5-$10

The City Arts Drama Center’s Greensboro Children’s Theatre presents a comic musical version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, a slightly unconventional and hilarious version of the classic story.

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Mon., Mar 19

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Wrecking Ball Tour 2012 Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 800.745.3000; www. greensborocoliseum; 7 p.m.; $35, $68, & $98

The first U.S. leg of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 2012 Wrecking Ball world tour will play Greensboro Coliseum, the tour’s only date in the Carolinas and Virginia. Last weekend, the Wrecking Ball tour sold more than 192,500 tickets for just 14 dates that went on sale Jan. 27 and 28. The March 19 concert will mark Springsteen’s eighth appearance at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Tues., Mar 20

Civic Threads & Hand-to-Hand present: The People’s Tour Civic Threads; 527 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.833.5857;; 7 p.m.; FREE

Civic Threads & Hand-to-Hand Market are hosting a meet and greet with the Nomads from LiNK (Liberty in North Korea), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing an end to the human rights crisis in North Korea. The night will include pizza, a documentary and craftivism provided by Hand-to- Hand. Bring your hearts and your hands and be ready to be moved.

Wed., Mar 20

Night Sky Program Piedmont Environment Center; 1220 Penny Road, High Point; 336.883.8531;; 7-9 p.m.; $10/PEC Members; $15/Non Members

If you sit in one place long enough, the entire universe will pass before your eyes. On no other night is this truer than on March 21. Beginning early in the evening, one can observe all the constellations visible from our latitude and plot the position of four planets within one night. Join a PEC Naturalist for an evening of how to navigate around the night sky and observing planets, stars and star clusters through the Celestron telescope.