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may 8

Carolina Classic Movie: Field of Dreams

Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro;; 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; $6 Don’t miss this Eighties sports cinema gem about an Iowa corn farmer who upon hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

Wed., May 2

Winston-Salem Studio: Ideas For An Enhanced Theatre District

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

Seventeen graduate students in architecture at VA Tech took an intense look at Winston-Salem’s emerging downtown Theater District. They choose locations and developed individual designs they believe would enhance the area around the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts by adding entertainment, cultural and arts-based venues.

Thur., May 3


Symphony Masterworks Concert “A Season of Winners” War Memorial Auditorium; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 336.335.5456 (ext. 224);; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $26.70

This concert will be featuring Richard Ollarsaba, bass-baritone & Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor, as well as Three Bass Arias, Madamina! Il catalogo, from Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Aleko’s Cavatina, from Rachmininoff’s Aleko; Come dal ciel precipita, from Verdi’s Macbeth. Also Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

Fri., May 4

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum Arts Council Theatre; 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem; 336.748.0857; www.; 8 p.m.; $18

Perhaps Broadway’s greatest farce, this show is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. It provides the perfect escape from life’s troubles. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave tries to gain his freedom as a reward for his struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master.

Sat., May 5

Downtown Home Tour Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160; www.; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; $12.50

Downtown Greensboro Inc., the economic development non-profit, has organized an all-day Downtown Home Tour to showcase twelve home sites. This bi-annual spring time tour includes a variety of unique architectural styles and beautifully decorated home sites that include urban dwellings, elegant traditional single family homes, work/live townhomes, new apartments, an exciting penthouse and even a bird’s eye view with sweeping views across Greensboro from a luxury skyscraper condominium site.

Sun., May 6

Spring Student Choreography End of the Year Celebration Drama Workshop, Salem Fine Arts Center; 601 S. Church St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.2831; www. 2 p.m.-3 p.m.; $5

Join Salem dance students as they celebrate their achievements in dance choreography training through performance. Sponsored by the Salem College Dance Company.

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Mon., May 7

Conversation with Charlaine Harris Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center; 601 S. Church St., Winston-Salem; 336.460.4722; www.; 7 p.m.; $30

Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author, is the prolific writer of The Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series, which serves as the basis of the wildly successful HBO series True Blood. Harris will be on tour for the hard cover release of “Deadlocked.”

Wed., May 9

Silent Treatment Inter_section Gallery and Art Space; 629 N. Trade St., Winston- Salem; 336.817.1248;; FREE

Over the years, Pam Griffin has chronicled, in photographs and numerous journals, different characters and scenarios that have chaptered her life. This series of collages evolved from these documentations and memoirs, and were enlarged in a digital format. Each piece revolves around a significant person in Griffin’s life and the incidents, recollections, and associations generated from that relationship.