by Erica Katz

( music )

August 5. 8:00 p.m. Red Bull EmSee: The Road to 8 Mile. N Club, 117 South Elm St., Greensboro. The area’s top lyricists will compete headto-head for the title of best emcee in North Carolina. Kaze, Treason, Tenacious, Seven, K.O. Kid, Fuzz Jaxx, Shef Seenya, and Killa Chris. For more information call 333-9300.

August 6. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday Night Live. Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Come lounge on the lawn and enjoy a free concert from local indie favorites Filtybird, Come Hell or High Water, and Citifid. Then stroll the Mischief Makers Handmade market for original art, handmade goodness and vintage finds. Crafty kids activities. For more information visit

August 6. 7:30 p.m. Mark Roberts & Breeze Concert. Blackmon Amphitheatre, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Tickets $10 or free with a Surry Arts Council Season Pass. This band plays the best in Motown, beach and rock n’ roll music. For more information visit or or call 786-7998.

Now through August 22. Tam Tam Mandingue: African Drum Classes. Golden Flower Tai Chi Center, 612 N. Trade St., Winston- Salem. Teaching traditional rhythms. No experience necessary. Drums provided. For more information call 774-3898 or visit

Now through August. Summer Music Series. Downtown Winston- Salem. Alive After Five, Downtown Jazz and Summer on Trade. Street festivals that bring live music to downtown ever Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information visit

Mondays. 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Open Jam. Walker’s Bar. 2116 Walker Ave., Greensboro. Bring your own instruments, PA and drums provided. Hosts Chris Carroll and Mark Harrison. For more information call 420-7711.

Wednesdays. 7:00-9:00 p.m. High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Open Bluegrass Jams. First, third & fifth Wednesdays at the Cultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro in the rehearsal room. Second & forth Wednesdays at icoffee in Summerfield, intersection of 150 W. & Lake Brandt Rd. For more information visit

Thursdays. Youth Music Lessons. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Free Fiddle, Guitar and Banjo Lessons for kids. Master musician Jim Vipperman of Vip’s Violins teaches fiddle at 5:30 p.m., and guitar and banjo at 6:15 p.m. No sign-up is required and instruments are available for use during the lessons. For more information call 786-7998.

Thursdays. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Live acoustic music featuring Keith Burkhat & Tom Rucker. Salsarita’s, 1602 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro. Beer specials, excellent margaritas and more. Free chips and salsa.

For more info call 632-8877.

Thursdays. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Weekly Jam Sessions. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Free, all ages welcome. Also held every Saturday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Downtown Cinema Theatre, 142 N. Main St., Mount Airy, followed by a live WPAQ radio broadcast of the Merry-Go-Round program. For information contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.

Sundays. Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP). Greensboro. For the entire summer schedule visit the official MUSEP website at

( kids/teens )

August 10. 12:00-3:00 p.m. “Cat Days Of Summer.” Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. August 7. 8:00 a.m. Clemmons Motorcycle, 2636 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd. Part of the sales to to the Bonnie Berry Cancer Fund (only Aug. 7). Michele Manderine will read from her book, “Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat” to children. Call 723-9111 or 766-4945.

Mondays. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Red Yellow and Blue Mondays. Green Hill Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Art making fun for the little ones. $5 per adult, $5 per child. Green Hill members free. For more information visit

Tuesdays. 3:30 p.m. Culture of Color Program. Greensboro Children’s Museum. 220 N. Church St. For more information call 574-2898 or visit

Wednesdays through August 11. 8:45 a.m. “Carolina Kids Club.” Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. July 28. “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.” August 4. “Antz.” Emcee Eric Chilton, magic, Natural Science Center’s favorite animals or scientific demonstrations. Tickets $5. For tickets call 333-2605 or visit

Wednesdays, Now through August 25. 3:00-5:00 p.m. Free Make & Take Classes A.C. Moore Stores. Kids can make their own cool, ageappropriate craft and take it home. Free while supplies last. For more information visit

Wednesdays. 3:30 p.m. Wee Little Kids on the Ball Program (ages

3-5 yrs). Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church st. Get your kids moving in a fun way using kid-sized exercise balls! No pre-registration necessary.

For more information call 574-2898 or visit

Thursdays. 3:30 p.m. Simply Story Time. Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. enjoy special story time in the Theater. For more information call 574-2898 or visit

Third Thursdays. 7:00 p.m. YouthSAFE Meeting. Green Bean, South Elm St., Greensboro. Teens, age 14 -18, gather each month to get to know and support each other, have fun and informally discuss topics of interest to lGBTIQ youth. For more information e-mail

Saturdays & Sundays. All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm Family Days. 7850-B Clinard Farms Rd., High Point. Adults $6, children and seniors $5. No appt. necessary. Cash and checks only. Call 454-5651 or visit for more information. save the farm from closing!

( leagues/clubs )

August 8-14. The Marine Corps League 87th National Convention. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro & around the Piedmont. To bring 3,000 former Marines from all over the United states together. Featured guests, pig pickin’, flag-raising, helicopter flyover and more. Contact Rich Brenner at 402-2909 or for details.

August 11. 5:30-8:00 p.m. synerG on Tap. The Summit Station, 125 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Join synerG for a night of professional and social networking. Meet old and new friends, grab a drink and get plugged

into Greensboro’s young professional community. For more information visit

August. Support Group Meetings. The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, Inc., 1509 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem. For a complete schedule of meetings call 768-3880 or visit Fourth Tuesday of every month. 11:00 a.m. Greater Greensboro Republican

Women’s Club meetings. starmount Forest Country Club, 1 sam snead Dr., Greensboro. Guests welcome. Optional lunch. Contact libby kendrick at 643-3066.

Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club. Hiking, biking, kayaking and/or social outings. since 1982. For more information, visit Wednesdays. Join Support 4 Your Dreams: Real Business Networking. Gabriel’s, 4312 Big Tree Way, Greensboro (off of Wendover across from Hilton Garden Inn). Free food and no cover charge.

Fridays. 7:45-9:00 a.m. Professional Women’s Network (PWN) Meetings. 3150 N. Elm St. (upstairs in the BBT/REMAX building), Greensboro. For more information visit or contact Ann Hardee at 327-8440 or

Last Friday of every month. 9:00 p.m. Women’s Final Friday for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and its supporters. studio B, 520 s. elm st., Greensboro. live DJ, $5 entry fee for non-members and $4 for members. For more information visit www.

( sports )

August 7. 8:00 a.m. 34th Annual Sickle Cell Golf Tournament. Shamrock Golf Course, 1722 shamrock Dr., Burlington. To benefit the clients of Piedmont Health services and sickle Cell Agency. The awards ceremony and lunch will be held immediately following play. entry fee is $55. Contact Gayland Brown for additional information at 227-3804.

August 6 & 7. 8:00 p.m. Gates 6:00 p.m. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem. Adults $10, children $1, children under 6 free. Free parking. Fan prizes. Fri. southern Modified Tour qualifying, 50-lap NAsCAR Whelen weekly series Modified race, legends and Bandoleros races. sat. 199-lap NAsCAR southern Modified Tour race; 40-lap sportsman race. Call 679-8118.

Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball. NewBridge Bank Park. For game times, tickets and more information visit

Ongoing. Greensboro REI Store Classes & Events. 3334 West Friendly Ave., Ste. 140. For more information call 323-3117. For a list of events visit

( etc. )

August 4. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Armed Service Blood Program. Special Events Center at the Greensboro Coliseum. Blood drive. For more information visit