every day something cool. by Justin Jackson

may 20

Hand-to-Hand Hand Market

The Blind Tiger; 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro; 336.272.9888; www.; 1-6 p.m.; $3 The Hand to Hand Market features hip, handcrafted goods, underground art and vintage finds from some of the best regional artists, designers, crafters, and collectors the Southeast has to offer. This one day, indoor/outdoor designer craft market is sure to have something for everyone: DJs, demonstrations, hands-on craft table, fine art, apparel, vintage goods, jewelry, accessories, housewares, paper goods, music and more. We will also have two food trucks from Durham visiting for the day.

Wed., May 16

2012 UNCG Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Weatherspoon Art Museum; 500 Tate St., Greensboro; 336.334.5770; www. weatherspoon.uncg. edu; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

The 2012 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition features work by five artists in the UNCG Department of Art graduate program. The artists in this graduating class use a variety of media and focus on an array of issues. Their MFA exhibition demonstrates the energy and commitment of the artists, who engaged in numerous critiques by faculty, visiting artists, and their peers to develop significant bodies of work.

Thur., May 17

Altar Boyz Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance; 1047 W. Northwest Boulevard, Winston-Salem; 336.723.7777; www.; 8 p.m.; $14+

A foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national Raise the Praise tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. With their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, the Altar Boyz will delight your audiences.

Fri., May 18

Center City Cinema presents: Raiders of the Lost Ark Center City Park Lawn; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.1222; www.; 8:30 p.m.; FREE

Nothing beats a outdoor movie during the summertime! Gather in Center City Park with family & friends and enjoy our summer series of classic movies! Don’t miss the season opener, a classic Spielberg film about Indiana Jones, an ambitious archaeologist and adventurer who’ll stop at nothing to see to it that the Nazis don’t get their hands on the lost Ark of the Covenant and all of it’s powers.

Sat., May 19

26th Annual Carolina Blues Festival Festival Park; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.; 1-10:30 p.m.; $20/advance, $30/day of

The longest running blues festival in the Southeast returns Saturday May 19 as YES! Weekly presents the 26th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, Saturday, May 19th at Festival Park, downtown Greensboro. Join us for a day of blues under the big tent, rain or shine, featuring national, regional and local blues acts.

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Mon, May 21

Monday Night Poetry Central Library; 219 N. Church St., Greensboro; 336.373.3617;; 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; FREE

Join in for this poetry open mic session, celebrating rhythm and rhyme every third Monday, which is this date. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Greensboro Public Library. This group is a network of versifiers and writers who meet face to face as by means of open mic programs, workshops or other types of gatherings with the objective of promoting poetry in the Piedmont Triad area. It also overlaps activities with other art forms to expose people of all ages to other types of artistic expression.

Tues, May 22

Green Drinks Winston Old Winston Social Club; 1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.0060; www. oldwinstonsocialclub. com; 5-7:30 p.m.; FREE

Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. There will be a lively mixture of people from NGO’s, academia, government and business. Everyone invites someone else along, there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network. Join is for Green Drinks this week.

Wed, May 23

Mary Blackwell- Chapman, Mitzi Shewmake Exhibit Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St., Winston- Salem; 336.723.5890; www.artworks-gallery. org; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

A two-person sculpture exhibit by Mary Blackwell-Chapman, “Fairy Tales”, and Mitzi Shewmake, “Forms and Figures.” Chapman has created ceramic figures from fairy tales — Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and others. Shewmake uses clay and a surface bonding cement over styraform. She is showing pots and two terra cotta reliefs: One has to do with the Earth and the other makes a political statement about current life.