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 & 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)

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

Tuesdays: 9:30-noon and 6:30-9p.m. Painting classes (all media) Red Door Studio/Gallery (3631 Redfield Drive GSO) Call for hours. 336.288.5415

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)

food & drink

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)


Sept 9- 13: Trinumeral 9 Music & Arts Festival. Performances by Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer, Conspiritor, The Glitch Mob, RJD2, Pretty Lights, and many more! Held at the Deerfield Music Park., Asheville, NC. Visit for more details.

September 11: 7:30 p.m. Lucy Wainwright Roche

with Jocelyn Arem! Local songwriter sets the scene and will be kicking off a series concerts for The ArtCenter being held at the University Mall in Chapel Hill $13, $11 ArtsCenter Members

September 12, 8p.m.: Missy Raines & The New Hip performing at Triad Acoustic Stage. Tickets are $20 in advance. Limited Seating. Email or call 336-643-8643. 220 S. Elm St. Parking at the City Parking Garage on the corner of Washington & Greene street.

September 13. 2-4:30p.m.: Lyn Koonce, along with local percussionist Raymond Brooks, to perform at Hanover Park Vineyard. Enjoy wine tastings, tours, and live music. Visit or call 336-689-0233 for more information.

September 13, 20, & 27: 2-6p.m. : Preservation Greensboro presents second annual Bluegrass @ Blandwood series. Music will be performed on the lawn of the Blandwood Mansion, 447 W. Washington Street in Downtown Greensboro. Admission is $10 for adults and children under 12 are admitted free. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Visit www. or call 272-5003 for more information.

Mondays: 7-9:30 p.m. – Women ages 16 meet at First Presbyterian Church of Kernersville to enjoy a four-part acapella harmony as a part of the Golden Triad Chorus. For details call 336.996.3251 or visit Guests are always welcome!

Wednesdays: Beginning Sept. 3 UNCG is offering weekly jazz to the community during the 2008-2009 academic year. Classes are offered from 5-6p.m. in the Collins Lecture Hall (Room 217) of the school of Music Building located at W. Market & McIver streets. For more information visit

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)

book it! email

High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association has open bluegrass jams every Wednesday. The 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday at the Cultural Arts Center (200 N.Davie St) in the rehearsal room from 7-10p.m. On the 2nd & 4th Wednesday at icoffee in Summerfield (intersection of 150 W & Lake Brandt Road) from 7-9p.m. For more information visit Thursdays: 6-9:00 p.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)

Thursdays: Brazilian samba dance classes . 6:30-7:3O 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.

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.

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.


September 11: 8-11p.m. Twin City Stage presents Old Hollywood Glamour Gala. Lite hors d’oeuvers, cash bar, ballroom dancing showcase, and more. Come dressed like your favorite Old Hollywood Star or in cocktail attire. $25/person. RSVP by calling 336-748- 0857. Event will be held in the main ballroom of the millenium center. (W. Fifth St. Downtown, W-S)

September 11: 9 p.m. join us at Artistika for Burlesk! Bak2skoo: Career Daze. The event will be featuring dazzling disciplinary performances by wellknown local and traveling magicians, musicians, and burlesque artists that are sure to teach you a thing or two! Call 336-271-2686 for more information!

September 15-16, $1 Adult Dance Classes! Come

try out an adult dance class at Royal Expressions School of Dance for $1. One week only. Tuesday, September 15, 5:30-6:30 Contemporary and 6:30-7:30 Ballet. Wednesday, September 16, 5:30-6:30 Ballet and 6:30-7:30 Jazz. Visit for the class schedule. Contact Princess at info@ for more information. 930-A S

Chapman St in CFBG Building beside Music Barn.

Mondays. 7-8 p.m. – Belly Dance Technique.

LewisRecreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Drive, Greensboro. For all levels.Great for beginners, but also good for experienced dancers who want topolish up on basics and learn new steps and combinations. Useof 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 ofmore props such as sword, cane, drum, candles, tambourine and more.Perform in a troupe for the public. $30 for 8 weeks. Ongoing. Call336.379.1712 or 336.455.5977

September 15-December 16. Royal Expressions School of Dance Adult Dance Series. Comeexperience dance and all the benefits of it. Offering ballet, jazz, andmodern dance classes for all skill levels on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Cost $10 per class or 10 Class Pass is $70. Students with college IDreceive 50% off. Visit for the class schedule. Contact Princess at for more information. 930-A S Chapman St in CFBG Building beside Music Barn.

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

Tuesday: 7-8 p.m. Belly dance class 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 dancewhile burning major calories. All fitness levels. $35 per session offour classes, $10 per class Call Sueli for more information at336.965.4572

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

Free Salsa Dance Lessons from 10-11 p.m. every Fridaynight with Instructor Raul. Mambo Latin Dance Party 3505 Tinsley Dr.#101 High Point. (Wendover & 68) 336.882.0066 inside Azteca.

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

new age

Every Wednesday. 2-6 p.m. Community Healing Clinicat The Seed of Light Healing Center. Healing clinic offers most of ourenergy modalities at a reduced rate, for those in the community whowant 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 (305N. Edgeworth St, Suite A GSO)


September 6-27: Triad Stage presents Picnic. Asummer romance written by William Inge, directed by Preston Lane.Performed at the Pyrle Theater. 232 South Elm Street, GSO. For tickets& showtimes, call 336-272-0160 or visit

Announcing Playhouse Acting Program for Pre-K through 12 grade. TheChildren’s Theatre of Winston-Salem and Twin City Stage will be holdingclasses and shows. Fall session lasts Sept 14-Nov 6th, Winter Sessionwill be Jan 11 – March 5, and Spring Session will be helpd March8-April 23rd. For more information contact Jeana Whitaker at336748-0857 x.204 or email

Free Acting Classes! The Community Out-reach Center of the Arts (C.O.C.O.A.) isholding Free Acting Classes at The Windsor Recreation Center. 1601 E.Lee Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Classes will be on a ongoing basisand will meet Saturday mornings (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) There is a $5registration fee and scholarships are available for those in need. Youmay want to attend if God has gifted you in the arts, you are interstedin learning more about acting, dance, and some vocal, if you areintersted in perfoming live on stage, if you are any where in ages from9 to 99, if you would like the meet and establish new friends, or ifyou see the need to help volunteer in some capacity. Register@ the Windsor Recreation Center Today! For more information, contactCharlene Duncan @ 336.681.8980 (leave message) Seating is Limited!

kids & teens

Sept ember 14: 7p.m.: A Storyteller, a Malaprop Moose, and a Night of Fun at UNCG. Maynardand Clafin, a writer, singer, and storyteller, will perform in theElliott University Center on the Campus of UNCG. The event is free andopen to the public. For details contact Barry Miller at 336-256-0112

Wednesdays. SciWorks. “Science Storybook.” Gather around as we read a popular children’s book and then make a craft based on the story. Sci

ence Storybook takesplace each Wednesday at SciWorks. Designed for preschoolers. We requestthat children be accompanied by adult guardian. Free with paid museumadmission. 400 West Hanes Mill Road. For more information: 336.767.6730.

leagues & clubs

Tuesdays – Thursdays: 7p.m.- 2a.m. Series 7 Poker League at Zion. Lots of fun and great food. Call Zion bar & grill for more info 336. 834.1899 (5601 Roanne Way GSO)

Every Tuesday: 6 p.m. The Twin City Cribbage Club meets atPolo Recreation Center. Ages 10-100 welcome, free play, dues uponmembership, 9-games, tournament style & 2-player cribbage. For moreinformation 336.887.9704 or (1850 Polo Road W-S)


September 12 : 8p.m. : US Open Tennis in the Ballpark. USTANC and WFMY News 2 present US Open Tennis at the GreensboroGrasshoppers NewBridge Bank Park. Gates open at 6p.m. for a prematchcarnival. Then at 8p.m., throw down a blanket in the outfield or grab aseat in the stands and cheer on the Women’s Final. For tickets andinformation, visit or call 336-852-8577.

September 11-December 11: TheGreensboro Chinese Association will offer a Beginner Taiji Class.Classes meat on Fridays from 7:15-8:15pm at the Glenwood RecreationCentr on 2010 Coliseum Drive in Greensboro. Taiji Exercise is known topromote general health through proper breathing practice andrelaxation. There is an $80 fee. For more information

call Mei-Lin Yu at 336-288-8077.

Join Out Burlington at the Country Club Lanes West and bowl the night away on Wednesday Nights. It’s GLBT Night Out. Starts at 6p.m. For more info call Eddie @ 336.350.0240 or email us at: or call Country Club Lanes at 336.524.9990.

Saturdays and Sundays: Hiking, kayaking, and socializing

withthe Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club. A volunteer nonprofit group havinga good time in the Triad area, since 1982. For more information checkout


Saturday, Sept. 12: Dog adoption fair: Findyour new best friend at Ruff Love Dog Rescue’s indoor adoption fairfrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. , at Dog Days day care, 705 Battleground Ave.,Greesboro. For more info, go to or call 336-880-5431.

Sunday, Sept. 13: Pooches in the Pool: Letyour dogs get wet and wild to celebrate the end of summer with RuffLove Dog Rescue’s canine and people party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday,Sept. 13, at Dave’s Mountain Tennis and Swim Club, 1988 Berkley Lane inAsheboro. Doggie swimsuit contest is at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $5 perperson (dogs free!) and includes a sandwich, chips and drink. Dogs getto go in the pool! All proceeds benefit Ruff Love, which finds homesfor homeless dogs. For more info, go to or or call 336-880-5431

All-a-flutter Butterfly Farm. 7850 Clinard Farms Rd., HighPoint. View monarch butterflies up close. Family Days Saturday 10 a.m.Tour includes a presentation and monarch butterfly viewing. Children$4, Adults $5. Questions 336.454.5651.


September 11: Wake Forest University School of Medicine willbe hosting a “lunch & learn” event at the Sticht Auditorium. Thetopic of thsi even is “New Proespective treatment options forAlzheimer’s Disease. The even is free but please RSVP (required due tolimited space) by calling 877-307-8839. Also

September 11-20: Chic Chateau, the Triad’s first Consignment Design Showhouse, debuts in Greensboro. Profitswill benefit four local non-profit organizations. It is located off ofNew Garden Road at Stratton Hills Dr and is open Fri & Sat10a.m.-6p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p..m. Tickeets are $5 in advance, $7 atthe door and donations of canned goods are also accepted. Moreinformation can be found at

Tuesday,September 15, 7 PM in the High Point City Hall, Council Chambers, 211S. Hamilton St. Duke Energy is seeking an 18% rate hike this year forresidential electricity customers. Over 13.5% would cover costs such as the Cliffside coal-fired power plant, now under construction west of Charlotte. Another4.5% increase has recently been approved for rising costs of coal.Attend public hearings to speak and show your opposition. Send comments– short or long – to NC Utilities Commission Chair Ed Finley: For more on the lack of need for Cliffside, see Broad Support for Revoking Coal Plant Certificate see

September 15: Join us at Massage Envy in Winston Salem for Massage for the cure from 8-10pm. Call 800-944-3689 for more information!

September 1 – October 4. Celebrating Shakespeare, a mini exhibit of Shakespeare dolls, willbe on display at the Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point, 101West Green Drive. The exhibit includes William Shakespeare, Bottom,Hamlet, Othello and Falstaff. Hours are 10 a.m. – 4p.m.Tuesday-Saturdays, and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 foradults, $4 for Seniors and students 16 and older, $2.50 for age 6-15,free for age 5 and under. 885-3655

Tuesdays and Thursdays. 12-1:00p.m. Water Aerobics atWest Forsyth Family YMCA. Come meet new friends, burn calories, and getin shape. For more information call 336.712.2000 (1150 South PeaceHavan Road CMS)

Thursdays. 6:30 p.m. Eight documentary filmsexploring issues from coal mining in Appalachia to access to watersupplies around the globe will be shown at The University of NorthCarolina at Greensboro. All films will be shown Thursdays at6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Weatherspoon Art Museum and are freeand open to the public. Complementary parking is available in the rearof the building. The film dates are as follows: 8/28, 9/25, 10/23,11/13, 1/29, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23. A led discussion follows each film. Formore information contact Sarah Dorsey at 336. 334.5610 or For information about sustainability at UNCG visit

Third Thursdays of each Month from 7-8 pm atthe Green Bean on South Elm St. in downtown Greensboro PFLAG Greensboroand GSAFE invite you to join YouthSAFE. YouthSAFE is a safe, welcoming,confidential social networking program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender, and Questioning youth in Guilford County. Teens, age 14-18, gather on the first and third Thursday evening each month to getto know and support each other, have fun and informally discuss topicsof interest to LGBTIQ youth