On Saturday, Krankies Coffeein downtown Winston-Salem will host Winston-Salem Shuffle, a talent contest for musicians, poets, dancers and spoken word artists. The first 20 people who sign up will compete to the top prize: half of the gate receipts. Contestants will perform an original composition or public domain material. Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. while the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. For further info, e-mail: info@ws-shuffle. org, or call 336.745.6660.
On Tuesday, March 29, Wake Forest University and Salem College present Hands on the Freedom Plow, a women’s history of the Civil Rights Movement featuring the voices of 52 women. The performance will be held at Winston-Salem State’s Dillard Auditorium at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Old Salem Museums and Gardens presents Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware, a pottery exhibit opening this week. The exhibit explores the work of 18th century North Carolina artisans and their creations of “vessels of practical utility, astonishing beauty, and cultural significance.” The exhibit runs through Aug. 14.
For further info, call 336.721.7300.
Associated Artists of Winston-Salem will hold a watercolor workshop led by artist Koreen Damellio on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 301 W. 4 th St. in downtown Winston-Salem. Enrollment fee is $45 for non-members and $40 for members. For further info, call 336.722.0340.
The Hemphill Branch of the Greensboro Public Library presents Art Discovery, a hands-on learning experience for children, every Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Vance Chavis Branch of the Greensboro Public Library presents a teen poetry exchange on Wednesdayfrom 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Teens are encouraged to work together, create poetry, and exchange their creations with local seniors.
Finally, the Hanesbrands Theatre presents an evening of dance works with award-winning choreographer Helen Simoneau with performances on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. A number of University of North Carolina School of the Arts alumni will join Simoneau onstage during this unique performance. For further info, call 336.747.1414.