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may 26

12th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival Tanglewood Park; 4201 Manor House, Clemmons; 336.778.6300; www.; 12 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $20

The “Original” 12th annual North Carolina Wine Festival offers the opportunity to meet wine makers, vineyard owners, taste and compare offerings from over 30 North Carolina Wineries, all in the same place and on the same day in one festive summertime atmosphere. This year’s festival will also feature food, craft and art vendors, and, of course, great music!

Wed., May 23

A Conversation with Roy Nydorf

Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.7460; www.; 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; FREE

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. He has published four highly regarded books on the American Gilded Age including A Summer of Hummingbirds, which won the 2009 Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa. At this event, Benfey will interview renowned artist and printmaker Roy Nydorf regarding his work, influences, and other insights.

Thur., May 24

Community Forum for Citizen Engagement Regency Room, Elm Street Center; 203 S. Elm St., Greensboro;; 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.; FREE

The Greensboro Performing Arts Center Task Force is holding several citywide forums, as well as forums in individual City Council districts, to update Greensboro residents on the process and to gain valuable community feedback on the need for a downtown performing arts center. Your participation is essential.

Fri., May 25

NCShakes Final Friday NCShakes Spirit Center; 807 W. Ward Ave., High Point; 336.841.2273; www.; 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10

Final Friday, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s new monthly entertainment series, continues with a performance by the Winston-Salem improv comedy group Nekkid Feet. The event is limited to ages 18 and up. Admission is $10 at the door, with beer, wine and other refreshments available for purchase.

Sun., May 27

Magnolia Baroque Festival UNC School of the Arts; 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.1945; www. magnoliabaroque. com; 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20

This concert, Plucked, features Joseph Gascho and John Lenti performing music for harpsichord, lute and theorbo.

The Magnolia Baroque Festival, featuring some of the most beloved music of all time, is a biennial Festival providing a unique opportunity to experience a remarkable series of concerts by gifted musicians from all over the world.

Mon., May 28

Dash Vs. Frederick Keys BB&T Ballpark; 951 Ballpark Way, Winston- Salem; 336.741.2287;; 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $5+

Come out and enjoy some peanuts, cracker jacks and beer while you’re very own Winston-Salem Dash take on the The Frederick Keys, the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Tickets are cheap, and the fun is completely free.

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

Tues, May 29

Guilford Minority Student Exhibition African American Atelier, Greensboro Cultural Center; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.333.6885; www.africanamericanatelier. org; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

The Minority Student Exhibition showcases the creativity and talents of African Americans and other ethnic art students in our local schools.The program provides students who are talented in art, drama, music and vocal presentations, a professional venue to showcase their work. For 20 years the African American Atelier has partnered with DST to host the finest art created by Guilford County students.

Wed, May 30

The Legacy The Barn Dinner Theatre; 120 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro; 800.668.1764; www.; 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $40+

The Legacy take you back to the days of The Drifters, The Coasters, The Jacksons, Earth Wind & Fire, The Temptations, & so many more legendary icons! Featuring high energy dancing & singing, you will be transported back to one of the most influential periods in American Musical History.