( music )
December 1. 8pm. N.C. Symphony Concert. Aycock Auditorium. UNCG campus. Come check out this performance featuring works by Lindberg, Berg, and Mahler. The program will feature soprano Christina Pier and violinist Brian Reagin. For more info and tickets, call 336.334.4849
December 2. 7:30-9:30pm. Sweet Swing For the Holidays. The Sweet Shop. 631 S Elm St., Greensboro. Come enjoy a free evening of live jazz and swing dancing. The Sweet Shop will also feature fabulous dessert selections, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa for purchase . For more info, visit www.sweetshopnow.com
December 3. 7:30pm. Aycock Auditorium. The UNCG Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” back-to-back with Duke Ellington’s arrangement of the classic for jazz band at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in Aycock Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $6 seniors, $4 students and $3 UNCG students. For more info, call 336.932.4009
December 3,4. Christmas with the Winston-Salem Symphony. Old Salem, Winston-Salem. The WS Symphony will be joined by the Symphony Chorale with guest soloists for this holiday concert filled with many familiar works. For more info and tickets, visit www.oldsalem.org
December 4. 4pm. A&T University Holiday Concert. Metropolitan United Methodist Church. 1701 E Market St., Greensboro. The choir, which is directed by Travis Alexander, will perform excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Christmas Anthems and Negro Spirituals. The concert is free and open to the public. For more info, call 336.285.2010
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December 4. 6pm. “Tis the Season” Holiday Concert. Community Arts Cafe. 411 W Fourth St., Winston- Salem. Well known triad jazz vocalist, Cle Thompson, returns from Los Angeles for a special holiday concert. The evening will feature songs from her critically acclaimed CD ‘Tis the Season” a beautiful, classic collection of holiday songs. For more info and tickets, call 336.793.8000
December 4. 7:30pm. “Winter Starlight” Jazz Concert. Dana Auditorium, Guilford College. 5800 W Friendly Ave., Greensboro. The College Choir will begin the concert with a Renaissance motet for double chorus by Tomas Luis de Victoria. Other selections will be “Chinese Melodies: two songs on love and nature”; “Autumn,” a contemporary a cappella work by Finnish composer Jussi Chydenius; and a new setting of “Sure on This Shining Night” by American composer Morten Lauridsen. The choir will finish with “The Star” – a miniature Christmas scene centered on Carl Sandburg’s poem Special Starlight. Guest narrator Jack Zerbe, professor of theatre studies, will recite the poem, which is accompanied by three “star-themed” carols. For more info, call 336.316.2335
December 6. Skillet Fried Chicken and Songs for a Southern Kitchen. Lucky 32. 1421 Westover Terrace, Greensboro. Come enjoy the Americana/Roots of Angela Easterling, musician straight from Greenville, South Carolina. For more info, call 336.370.0707 or visit www. lucky32.com/greensboro.htm
December 6. 7:30pm. HPU Annual Holiday Choral Concert. Pauline Theatre, Hayworth Fine Arts Center. HPU Campus. ‘Tis the season for sharing the gift of music – and High Point University hopes to do just that by hosting its annual Holiday Choral Concert, which will feature performances from the university’s choral ensembles, accompanied by a full orchestra made up of students, faculty and guests musicians. For more info and tickets, call 336.841.9209
December 6. 8pm. Winter Concert. Triad Stage @ The Pyrle Theater. 232 S Elm St., Greensboro. Join in a Winter Concert with Laurelyn Dossett, Rhiannon Giddens, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, and Jason Sypher as they perform the music of The Gathering, and Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity. For more info, visit www.gatheringsongs.com.
December 10, 11. 7:30pm (fri), 3:30pm (sat). Ghosts of Blues. Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center. 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. Angela Tripp writes and directs We Are One Cultural Arts Project in a play featuring Blues greats, Billie Holliday, Ma Rainey, Ledbelly and Muddy Waters. For more info and tickets, call 336.373.5881, or visit www.city-arts.org
December 10. 8pm. Manadou’s Fantastic Band. The Green Bean. 341 S Elm St., Greensboro. $3-5 at the
door, 5 piece original traditional african music led by Mamadou Tama from Senegal. For more info, visit www. greensborobean.com or call 336.691.9990
December 11. 5pm, 6pm. Piedmont Chamber Singers Candlelight Concert. Historic Bethabara Park. 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston-Salem. Hear traditional carols sung inside Historic Bethabara Park’s 1788 Gemeinhaus by the solf glow of candlelight. Following the concert, guests are invited to the Visitor Center where they can partake of refreshments or browse the gift shop. For more info, visit www.BethabaraPark.org or call 336.924.8191.
December 16. 5-9pm. Crossroads @ SECCA. SECCA. 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts (SECCA and Foothills Brewing are proud to present Crossroads @ SECCA #003, the third and final installment of the new concert series’ inaugural season. For more info, visit www.secca.org
December 17. 6:30pm. A Christmas Cabaret. The Community Arts Cafe Underground Theatre. 411 W Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Come visit for an evening filled with Christmas spirit in a 3-part concert featuring flutist, Sharon Fogarty, and the Celtic music group, Immigrant’s Daughter. For more info, visit www.communityartscafe.com
( new age )
Every Monday. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Meditation Techniques and Contemplative Practices. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall, Greensboro. Park opposite the church. For details call 379-1000.
Tuesdays. 7-8:15pm. Movement & Mobility Yoga Classes. The Yoga Gallery. 366 N Trade St., Winston-Salem.
Increase range of motion, heighten coordination with joint and muscle isolation techniques. Improve balance, develop super core strength. For more info and registration, call 336.725.4119 or visit www.yogagallery.net
( kids/teens )
November 28-Dec. 1. 6-8:15pm. Basketball Skills Clinic. Warnersville Center. 601 Doak St., Greensboro. This clinic is open to boys and girls, ages 5-10. Participants will learn basic skills, defense, and teamwork.
Registration is going on now through Nov. 22. $10 per child. For more info, call 336.373.5871.
December 1. 9:30am. Hibernation: An Environmental Education Class. Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center @ Bur-Mil Park. 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. All kinds of animals take a long nap during the winter months. Learn about these animals and find out why hibernation is so important. Class is part of “The Little Hands Nature Series.” For more info, call 336.373.3802 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/leisure
December 3. 10am. Wild Symbols of NC: An Environmental Education Class. Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center @ Bur-Mil Park. 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. Learn about the wildlife used for symbols of North Carolina. Learn about the state bird, mammal, reptile, fish, amphibian, tree, flower, and insect, and make a craft to take home For more info, call 336.373.3802 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/leisure
December 3. 5:30-8:00pm. Four Christmases For Children. Historic Bethabara Park. 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston-Salem. Participants will delight as they partake of four unique Christmas celebrations. Memories will be created as attendees gather around a blazing bonfire to hear Scots-Irish settlers relate holiday customs; while participating in a Moravian children’s lovefeast re-enactment; playing eighteenth-century games; enjoying music, dancing, refreshments and more. For more info, visit www. BethabaraPark.org or call 336.924.8191.
December 13. 6:30pm. Recycling in Greensboro: An Environmental Education Class. Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center @ Bur-Mil Park. 5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro. Class stresses the importance of recycling, what happens to the recyclable materials when they leave the recycling center, and how every resident can contribute to a cleaner city. For more info, call 336.373.3802 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/leisure
( leagues/clubs )
November 29. 5:30-7pm. CenterPoint Annual Community Forum. Old Salem Visitor Center. 900 Old Salem Rd., Winston-Salem. Be on hand to discuss matters such as yearly accomplishments, budget updates, what’s coming up and Medicaid Waiver. For more info, visit www.cphs.org
Ongoing. Support Group Meetings. Mental Health Association in Greensboro. 330 S. Greene St., Suite B12. For a complete schedule of meetings call 336-373- 1402 or visit www.mhag.org.
Ongoing. 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 www.triadmentalhealth.org. 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.
Fourth Tuesday of every month. 12:00 p.m. Brown Bag Monthly Lunch Series. YWCA of Greensboro, 4002-E
Can Cheap-o had like the Blue maybe X´s. Cheap-O-Video (336) 1640
Spring Garden St. (between Wendover & Market) Presenting provocative, relevant discussions on issues important to women. For more information call 273-3461.
Fourth Tuesdays. 7 p.m. Herbal Thyme Guild. Guilford Co. Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Visitors welcome. For more information, call 685-9135.
( sports )
December 3. Rivers/Goodwin Boxing Event. Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 1921 W Lee St., Greensboro. With an unblemished seven wins and no losses, Richie Rivers again enters the ring to defend his record against Corey Goodwin. For more info, visit www. greensborocoliseum.com
Tuesdays, Now through Dec. 20. 9:30-11:30am. Pickleball and Chair Volleyball Clinics for Seniors. Greensboro Sportsplex. 2400 16th St., Greensboro. Sessions are free and designed for all levels of ability. Pre-registration is not required. For more info, call 336.373.3272 or visit www.greensborosportsplex.com.
October 28-March 26. 7:30am-4pm. All Sports Teacher Workday Camps for ages 6-12. Greensboro Sportsplex. 2400 16th Street. Held on designated teacher workdays, these camps will include a variety of sports, as well as ageappropriate agility training. $25 per child per day. For more info, visit www.greensborosportsplex.com.
( etc. )
November 24. 1-5:30pm. Capitol Christmas Tree Display. Davie St., adjacent to the Piedmont Winterfest Ice Rink. The US Capitol Christmas Tree will be making a quick stop in Greensboro this year. The tree, en route Washington, D.C. from the Stanislaus National Forest in California, will be on display for a limited time. For more info, visit www.capitolchristmastree2011.org.
November 26. 8pm. Winston-Salem Shuffle. Krankie’s Coffee. 211 E 3rd St., Winston-Salem. Monthly multimedia talent contest of original composition or public domain material. Admission is $5 and winner gets half the gate, minus expenses. For more info and rules, call 336.745.6660 or visit www.ws-shuffle.org
Rights. Women’s Resource Center. 628 Summit Ave., Greensboro. This workshop will include topics such as property coverage, rights, filing complaints, and who to contact for help. Attendees such as renters, homeowners, housing advocates, etc are welcomed to join. For more info and registration, call 336.275.6090
November 29. 7:30-9pm. The Bryan Series Presents Dr. Sanjay Gupta. War Memorial Auditorium. 1921 W Lee St., Greensboro. Sanjay Gupta is senior medical correspondent at CNN and chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. He has covered some of the era’s biggest stories. For more info, visit www.guilford.edu/bryanseries.
November 30. 5:30pm. Celebrity Bartender Night. Lumina Wine and Beer. 152 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Randolph Arts Guild Executive Director, Derrick Sides; Gallery and Shop Manager, Claudia Ainsworth; and Program Director, Les Caison will be behind the bar beginning at 5:30pm to lift your creative spirits. All tips to the bartenders go to support more fun, creative, and educational art opportunities at the Guild. Stop by and join us as we share in a song or two with pianist Jack Gorham more info, call 336.629.0399
December 1. 6-9 p.m. Moravian Peg Rack. Single Brothers’ Workshop, Old Salem, 600 S. Main St., Winston- Salem. Use hand tools to construct a traditional Moravian peg rack for a wall or entry way. To register or learn more, call 1-800-441-5305 or visit www.oldsalem.org.
December 1. 6:30-9pm. Youth Engagement Summit. Council Chambers, Melvin Municipal Building. 300 W Washington St., Greensboro. The Youth Engagement Summit is designed to help establish ways the City can engage the youth of Greensboro. The summit will include a presentation on the City, along with how the youth can get involved with the City, and provide attendees with a chance to meet and greet with City officials. For more info, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov
December 1. 7pm. High School Drop-out Rate: What Does it Mean? Winston Salem State University’s Dillard Auditorium. 88.5 WFDD, the Piedmont Triad’s NPR® affiliate, which is licensed to Wake Forest University, will host a Community Conversation on the topic of the high school drop-out rate. The event is the
third Community Conversation produced by WFDD and is presented in partnership with Winston-Salem State University and with support from American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen. There is no charge to attend the event and reservations can be made online. For more info, visit www.wfdd.org
December 4. 1-4pm. High Point Museums 28th Annual Holiday Open House. High Point Museum. 1859 E Lexington Ave., High Point. It’s a day filled with special reenactments, music, demonstrations, refreshments and hands-on activities. Admission and all activities are free. For more info, call 336.885.1859 or visit www.highpointmuseum.org
December 9. 7pm. The Bottom Line: A Show of Interior Furnishings. Studio B. 520 S Elm St., Greensboro. Join Designers Adrian Boggs and Adam Gregory as they demonstrate and promote sustainability with this showcase of unique furnishings made from High Point’s leftovers. The goal of the event is to cultivate a dialogue among Triad-based designers and citizens regarding resource responsibility, the topic of sustainability within the industry and community. For more info, visit thebottomlineshow.blogspot.com
December 10. 10am-5pm. Moravian Christmas Annual Celebration. Old Salem Museums & Gardens.
600 S Main St., Winston-Salem. Join in for the annual celebration of Moravian Christmas traditions. Salem Christmas is a full day of fun and festive activities sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The day will conclude at 5:15 p.m. with carol singing and the lighting of the 16’ traditional Moravian Christmas pyramid on Salem Square. For more info, visit www.oldsalem.org.
December 18. 6-8pm. Drive-Through Nativity. Lutheran Church of Our Father. 3304 Groometown Rd., Greensboro. Witness six beautiful live scenes with live animals from the christmas story. Donations of canned and non-perishable food will be accepted for Our Father’s Food Pantry, which helps to feed the needy in our community. For more info, call 336.299.4271
February 27. Salute to Heroes. Carolina Theatre. 310 S Greene St., Greensboro. Award recipients will be honored at the 2nd annual Salute to Heroes Event. For more info, visit www.GuilfordHeroes.org
Second and Fourth Tuesdays. 7:30 pm. Comedy at the Café. The Underground Theatre in the lower level of Commerce Plaza, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston- Salem. A stand up open mic comedy night for amateur and professional comedians. For more information, call 336-793-8000 or visit www.communityartscafe.com.
Fourth Tuesdays. 7:30 p.m. Poetry and Literature Open Mic. Underground Theatre of the Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Poets and writers of all kinds are encouraged to bring their works to the stage for readings. Kevin Watson of Press 53 emcees. For more information, call 336-793-8000 or visit www.communityartscafe.com.
( animals )
December 3. 6-10pm. Annual Holiday Bonfire & Chili Dinner. 245 Cedar Ridge Lane, High Point. Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement invites you to their annual fundraiser benefiting the rescue horses of SHERR, which helps abused and neglected horses in the Triad and surrounding areas. The Holiday Bonfire and Chili Dinner will help to raise funds for SHERR to continue their rescue efforts for these majestic animals. The horses and barn will be adorned in the Christmas spirit.For more info, visit www.sherrnc.com
January 20. “Dog-Gone Good Time Party”. WinMock in Kinderton. `Third Tuesdays. 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Pet Loss Support Group. Highland Presbyterian Church Activities Bldg, 2380 Cloverdale Ave., Winston-Salem. Sponsored by Forsyth Humane Society. For more information, call 721.1303 or 777.1070.
Daily. 11:00 a.m., 1:30, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. Animal Discovery Keeper Talks. Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. One-on-one interaction with highly trained zoo professionals gives visitors a very real and personal glimpse into the lives of the keepers and animals alike. For more information visit www.natsci.org.
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November 29. 11am-Noon. Free Nutrition Classes for Seniors. Warnersville Center. 601 Doak St., Greensboro. Free classes for seniors 55+. Topics to be discussed will include food label facts, dealing with diabetes and hypertension, and how to age will grace and gusto. Class is limited to 20 participants, so early registration is encouraged. For more info and registration, call 336.373.5871.
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