August 7. First Friday in Downtown Greensboro from 6-9pm. This tour of Greensboro’s Shops, galleries and alternative arts venues is this Friday! Participating galleries with extended hours will include: Cultural Arts Center (200 N Davie St), Basketdoodle (317 Martin Luther King Jr Drive), Elsewhere Artist Collaborative (606 &608 S. Elm St), Jules Antiques & Fine Arts and Jules Too! (530 &524 S Elm St), Lyndon Street Artworks (205 Lyndon St), Mack & Mack (220 S Elm St), Manny’s Universal Cafe (312 Martin Luther King Dr), The Yew Tree Gallery (604 S Elm), Tin Rooster (602 S Elm), Winter Light Galery & Art Studio (410 Blandwood Drive). Call 336-379-0060 for more information

August 4-29th The Artworks Gallery in Greensboro present Nancy Hayes and Jody Wakler. This two-person exhibit of collages titles “Eartch Creature” by Nancy Hayes and fused glass pieces titles “Layers by Jody Walker. This exhibit will be part of the Gallery Hop. There will be an opening reception August 7th from 7-10pm.

August 7 from 6-9pm August Art Oasis at the Greensboro Cultural Center. 200 N Davie St 336-333-7460. The event Features Music and Art– Street Art & Pottery demonstrations. There will also be Belly Dancing, Hip Hop dance, and Baseline DJ. This event also features the Gallery Nomads of Raleigh. Dreams in Motion will be performiing.

August 7 from 7-10pm join us for Peter G Spivak: Painting-Collage-Mixed media 1998-2007 this even is in association with First Friday Gallery Hop in Winston Salem. This will be located at the Urban Artware Gallery on 207 West 6th Street in Downtown Winston Salem’s Art District.

August 16 starting at 3pm the Greensboro Cultural Center will be presenting “Celebrating Creative Teaching: Art by locals & area Professors & Teachers. There will be a Gallery Opening reception Starting at 3pm. The exhibit runs through September 26th.

June 26-August 29. 200 N Davie St. 6 Raleigh Galleries setup camp at Geen Hill. The exhibition includes art from: Adam Cave Fine Art, Artspace, Bonded Llama Studios, The Design Box Gallery, Flanders Art Gallery and Visual Art Exchange. Call 336-333-7460 ext. 106 for more information or visit

How Japan influenced American Tattooing exhibit at Tattoo Archive, now until September 30. Artwork by Sailor Jerry Collins, D.E. Hardy, Kazuo Oguri, Masami Teraoka and others. Open Monday-Saturday noon until 8p.m. For more information call 336.722.4422 (618 West Fourth Street W-S)

Mondays. Acrylic painting classes for beginners to advanced, 3-5 pm. Learn, create and have fun! The Marshall Art Gallery is located at the Village at North Elm Shopping Center next to the Chop House Grille. $20 per two-hour class. Tracey Marshall, 336.545.8268

Mondays: 7-9p.m. Painting classes (Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic) Red Door Studio/Gallery Call for hours. 336.288.5415 (3631 Redfield Drive GSO)

Mondays & Thursdays. 6:30-9p.m. Oil and Acrylic Painting for Beginners to Intermediate. Six consecutive structured sessions to build skill in depicting 3D form in space and light. Work from still life and photographic references. Classes taught by area artist Jack Stone ( at The Art House For schedules, supply list, fee and registration contact Jack at 336-375-7568 or (600 N. Church Street GSO)

First Fridays — Lyndon Street Artworks and Artworks

Collective Gallery 205 Lyndon St., Greensboro, 336.370.0025, Mon-Sat, 9-5 p.m. Featuring over forty local artists’ working studios that are open to the public. Go to for directions or for more information. Join us on the First Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. during our extended hours, and keep an eye out for a variety of other special events going on at Lyndon Street Artworks. (July 3)

Sundays. 1-6p.m. Mad Platter Sundays. Bring your entire family for discounts and lots of pottery painting fun. 336.540.9823 (2921-A Battleground Ave. GSO)

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August 15&16 Join us and Expand your Palate with a Wine Education course from the Raffaldini Vineyards. The class starts at 2pm. Call 336-835-9463 for more information! Hope to see you there!

August 13 at 7pm. Join us for Wine and BBQ at Bib’s Downtown for an event featuring Skull Camp Wines of Dobson, Nc! The event is a pre-release of Skull Camp’s 2 newest wines: Infatuation and Confusion. The even is $15 but there will be limited seating. To RSVP call Robert at 336-399- 1169. Bib’s is located on 675 West 5th Street in Downtown Winston Salem.

Farm Fresh Fridays at Laurel Gray Vineyards the 3rd Friday of every month until October. This is a reservations only event beginning at 5pm and lasting until 7pm. The cost is $15.00 per person. Each guest will receive a glass of Laurel Gray wine paired with appetizers made from fresh organically grown herbs and vegetables as well as other local products. In addition, a guided tour of the vineyards and herb gardens will be offered. Gourmet Growers will provide fresh produce grown at Laurel Gray Vineyards. Herbs and vegetables will be available to purchase. For more info call 336.468.9463 (5726 Old US Hwy 421 West – Hamptonville)

Aug. 18. 5:30-8:30p.m. 21st Annual Hospice Taste of Town fundraiser at Showplace in downtown High Point. Taste of the Town features approximately 50 area restaurants, caterers, and beverage vendors sampling their best, live musical entertainment, children’s area, and a large silent auction. Entry tickets are $5 (children 6 and under enter free) and food tickets are $1 each. Tickets will be available for advance purchase in mid-July. For more information, visit, email, or call 336.889.8446. (211 E. Commerce Ave., HP)


Thursdays. 6-9:00p.m. Live acoustic music, featuring Keith Burkhat & Tom Rucker, at Salsarita’s. Beer specials, excellent margaritas and more. Free chips and salsa. For more info call 336.632.8877 (1602 Highwoods Blvd GSO)

Come out for Open Mic every Saturday from 9pm to 1am, and Karaoke every Tuesday from 9pm to 1am. Only at Ham’s at 201 N. Smyres Place, Greensboro. Call 336.272.6721 for more info.

Ham’s on High Point Road is boomin’! Karaoke twice a week, every Thursday and Sunday night, from 9p.m. to 1a.m. Full menu available! Ham’s, 3017 High Point Road, Greensboro. Call 336.854.5693 for more info.

Open Mic every Tuesday night in Downtown Greensboro at the Flatiron! Come on down and sing us a song or two! 221 Summit Ave, Greensboro. 336.272.7774.

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Wednesdays. Tunes @ Noon. Bring your lunch to Center City Park Wednesdays from 12-1:30 and listen to these local musicians: Wickerbach–formerly ABCND (7/29). Clay and Benjy (8/5). Kris Ferris (8/12). Donna Hughes (8/26)

FRIDAYS – Coffee at The Summit is looking for local talent for its Friday night open mic. If you have or know of someone who has talent ex. comedy, spoken word, musical talent, etc., please contact us at Coffee at The Summit. We can be reached at 336.275.0642 or 336.965.1548.


August 7th Dreams in Motion to Perform at August Art Oasis. It will be held from 6-9 at 200 N Davie Street. Call Liz Bush at 336-333-3460 for more information or email her at

August 12 from 6:30-7:30pm Hip Hop Marter class with Kentrell Newton. This class is hosted by th Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet located on 930-A S Chapman Street (CFGB Building next to th Music Barn). The class is $10 dollar. Call 336-404-2999 or visit for more information.

August 4 – August 12 Tuesdays and Wednesdays – Royal Expressions School of Dance Summer Adult Dance Series. Come experience dance and all the benefits of it. Offering ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes for all skill levels. Cost $10 per class or 10 Class Pass is $70. Students with college ID receive 50% off. Visit aspx for the class schedule. Contact Princess at for more information. 930-A S Chapman St in CFBG Building beside Music Barn.

August 9. Join us for Sunday Dance from 5-7:30 at Skateland USA West. Call 336-852-0515 or email

Mondays. 7-8p.m. – Belly Dance Technique. Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Drive, Greensboro. For all levels. Great for beginners, but also good for experienced dancers who want to polish up on basics and learn new steps and combinations. Use of props – veils and cymbals, graceful arms, shimmies and more. Performance opportunites for the more advance. $38 for 8 weeks. Ongoing. Also 8:15-9p.m. Choreography. Learn routines and the use of more props such as sword, cane, drum, candles, tambourine and more. Perform in a troupe for the public. $30 for 8 weeks. Ongoing. Call 336.379.1712 or 336.455.5977

Tuesday nights contra dance with Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers in the Dancers at the Vintage Theatre. Beginner lesson at 7:30p.m., dance from 8-10:30. no partner needed. Cost $7. For more information call 336.272.3245 (7 Vintage Avenue W-S)

Belly Dance classes FOUR nights a week, and occasional Saturdays at Studio 318 – your World Dance Oasis. Classes for beginning through intermediate levels as well as for advanced intermediates. Studio 318 (New location!) 4604 West Market Street, Suite 124, Greensboro. 336.547.9399.

Mindful Flow Yoga. An invigorating yoga practice with postures that build strength and train flexibility. Mindful Flow cultivates precise alignment, steadiness and ease. Taught by Kirtan Coan, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. 1223 W. Fourth St. 336.3655.7047, www.

The Piedmont Swing Dance Society holds two dances each month, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. On the 2nd Saturday we’re at the Vintage Theatre in Winston- Salem, and on the 4th Saturday we’re at the Oriental Shrine

Club on High Point Road. We offer a free lesson at 7:30 and the dance starts at 8:30. Dance for $10 if you’re not a member, or $8 for members for students. Thursdays. Brazilian samba dance classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Wanek Medical Center, 6 North Pointe Court, Greensboro. Learn the basic steps of Brazilian samba dance. $35 per session of four classes or $10 per class. Call Sueli for more information 336.965.4572. Tuesday. Belly dance class. 7-8 p.m. at Wanek Medical Center, 6 North Pointe Court, Greensboro. Let belly dance, a timeless dance, move you. Join us for a hip and fun introduction to this amazing dance while burning major calories. All fitness levels. $35 per session of four classes, $10 per class Call Sueli for more information at 336.965.4572

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Wednesday, August 5, 11:00am – 6:00pm – Intuitive Readings by Vicki. Readings are $30.00 for 20 minutes, $40.00 for 30 minutes and $80.00 for 60 minutes. One hour sessions taped upon request. Call EBN (336) 373-0733 to reserve your time with Vicki.

Friday, August 7, 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Bardic Circle. A casual, relaxed and informal “Open Mike Night” in a place where everyone can feel comfortable sharing their music, poetry, or stories. No advance sign up, just show up. Held at EBN2 on the first Friday of every month. No fees, donations encouraged. Contact Jennifer at morrighanssword@gmail. com with any questions. (Donation) For more information on other events visit Every Wednesday. 2-6p.m. Community Healing Clinic at The Seed of Light Healing Center. Healing clinic offers most of our energy modalities at a reduced rate, for those in the community who want services but can’t afford the whole price. Pricing starts at $15 & is on a sliding scale basis. For more info call 336.833.6932 (305 N. Edgeworth St, Suite A GSO)


SECCA Presents a spken word performance by artist Kianga Ford “The Story of this Place: Winston Salem.” Wednesday August 5th from 6-8pm at the Garage located on 110 West 7th Street. Call Ellen Wallace at 336-397-2107 or email her at for more information.

August 24 from 7-9 pm Auditions will be held for an Evening of Short Plays #21 (Guns & Alcohol). Held at the Greensboro Cultural Cewnter on 200 N Davie Street. Contact Stephen D Hyers, Drama Director for more information at 336-335-6436. Also visit

August The Winston Salem Theater Alliance presents “The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Dates: August 14, 15, 19-22 at 8pm. Aug 15 & 22 at 4pm. And August 16 & 23 at 2pm. Admission is $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 704-372-1000 or visit for more information.

Free Acting Classes! The Community Out-reach Center of the Arts (C.O.C.O.A) is holding Free Acting Classes at The Windsor Recreation Center. 1601 E. Lee Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Classes will be on a ongoing basis and will meet Saturday mornings (11:00AM – 12:30PM) There is a $5 registration fee and scholarships are available for those in need. Register @ the Windsor Recreation Center Today! For more information, contact Charlene Duncan @ 336.681.8980 (leave message) Seating is Limited!