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every day something cool. by Justin Jackson

An Evening with Unknown Hinson

The Blind Tiger; 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro; 336.272.9888;; 8:00 p.m.; $15/ advance, $17/day of Looking somewhat like Dracula’s nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly. Raucous, theatrical and overthe-top, Unknown Hinson isn’t just for the trailer park set anymore!

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Wed., May 9

Refuge: A Place of Safety and Shelter

Sawtooth School for Visual Art; 251 N. Spruce St., Winston- Salem; 336.723.7395;; 9 a.m.- p.m.; FREE

Artists Po-Wen Liu, Joyce Teta and Benita VanWinkle bring you “refuge.” Po-Wen creates ceramic vessels that provide an interior space of spiritual refuge, Joyce explores the fabricated safety of story lines in ink and Benita shows us photographic stills indicating the silent refuge of movie theaters.

Thur., May 10

BB&T Beach Music in the Park kickoff concert Kathleen Price Byan Park (Festival Park); Davie St., Greensboro; 800.632.1400; 5:30- 8:30 p.m.; $7

The Budweiser Clydesdales will attend our kick off event on May 10! The 8-horse team is pulling the iconic red delivery truck into town to show their support of North Carolina children and families. Don’t miss the parade down Elm Street beginning at 4:30 p.m. The concerts will be held every Thursday from May 10 to June 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sat., May 12

12th Annual Bethabara Highland Games Historic Bethabara Park; 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem; www.bethabarapark. org; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

There will be a gathering of Scottish clans, pipe and drum bands, battle axe competitions, children’s events, border collie sheep-herding demonstrations and tartan-clad athletes throwing heavy hammers, cabers, and the likes. Join in for dancing demonstrations, live music on the main stage, and exhibitors offering food and crafts.

Sun., May 13

Downtown Urban Market 330 Block of Elm St. in the Elm-McGee surface parking lot across from the Green Bean coffeehouse; www.; noon-5 p.m.; FREE

A slice of urban sophistication celebrating local roots is coming to downtown Greensboro with the South Elm Urban Market, an outdoor farmers’ and artisans’ market featuring local craft vendors as well as gourmet vendors including Goat Lady Dairy, Massey Creek Farms, Cheesecakes by Alex, Donniesbrook Farm, Moon Hut Produce, Ingold Farms, Flora Ridge Farm, Foust Family Farm, the Arc of Greensboro, Providence Preserves, Seersucker Chef and more!

Mon., May 14

Opening at SECCA SECCA; 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston- Salem; 336.725.1904;; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

SECCA opens two outstanding shows — one covering art made from paper, the other a comprehensive review of two glass sculptors. Free. Light refreshments and music by DJ Marley Carroll. See 15 international artists work in delicate paper. See the major works of the Sculpture of Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. These shows are not to be missed.

Tues, May 15

Winston-Salem Writers’ Open Mic Encore; 411 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem; www.; 7 p.m.; FREE

During a WSW open mic, members and future members read brief excerpts from their prose and poetry. Others attend just to socialize. The purpose is to give writers and poets greater experience in presenting to a live, friendly, and receptive audience. Unlike the process at a “slam,” there’s no judging.

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Wed, May 16

Hatchetman Hanesbrands Theatre; 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem; 336.747.1414; www.; 7:30 p.m.; $6.50

Get ready for slamming doors, mistaken identities, double entendres, rapid-fire office banter, and a marathon of physical comedy. It’s all here, in this frenetic farce about the staff of a golf magazine named Putts. Putts has fallen prey to a corporate takeover, and the band of misfits who work there are now working overtime…to keep their jobs! This sizzler takes office hysteria to a whole new, laughfilled limit.