Tuesday, June 10
Film: Blade Runner – Final Cut
Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; carolinatheatre.com; 336.333.2605; 7:30 p.m.; $5
Here’s a rare occasion: Harrison Ford on the big-screen in the reknown cult classic film, Blade Runner. Ford takes on androids, flying automobiles and a potential off-world colonization in the year 2019. He’s pretty tough in his active duty, and we have faith he’ll save us from this dark-sided future portrayed in Ridley Scott’s film. We’ll also advocate your screening of the film tonight. Sound like a deal?
Wednesday, June 11
Dave Fox at Center City Park
Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro; centercitypark.org; 11:45 a.m.; FREE
For a special lunchtime engagement, check out the smooth jazz from Dave Fox Group. You can picnic in the park, take off your shoes and groove to the music. We’re happy you’ll get to celebrate summertime in the heart of downtown Greensboro.
Thursday, June 12
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Godspell: A Rock Musical by Stephen Schwartz
Open Space Café Theatre; 4609 W. Market St., Greensboro; osctheatre.com; 336.292.2285; 8 p.m.; $10-$20
In the theatre production according to St. Matthew, “godspell” is the archaeic spelling of the word “gospel.” Godspell, the upbeat rock musical portraying Christ’s life, opened on Broadway in 1971 with the song “Day By Day” reaching number 13 on Billboard’s pop singles chart. Come on out and revel in the high-energy show with the Open Space Café Theatre and YES! Weekly crews. It will be rockin’, for sure.
The Texas Pete Twin City Ribfest
200 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem; twincityribfest.com; 336.707.9188; 11 a.m.; $6 per adult with free admission for children
It’s time for the annual Texas Pete Ribfest, boasting hot ribs, cold beer and cool music, just in time for Father’s Day. We suggest considering calling your pops and taking him out for barbecue from nationally acclaimed cooking champions ranging from Chicago, Texas and beyond. The festival is set to run from Thursday, June 12, with daily hours from 11 a.m. to midnight, through Saturday, June 14. Bonus: Entertainment will be provided by the everybodyfields, the New Familiars, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Foxy Moxy, Possum Jenkins and many more. For $6 a day, this is quite the deal.
Friday, June 13
Downtown Jazz series in Corpening Plaza
Corpening Plaza; Corner of 1st and Liberty streets, Winston-Salem; dwsp.org; 336.354.1500; 5:30 p.m.; FREE
The Downtown Jazz series in Corpening Plaza is on tap tonight, and it features Freeport with Vocals for your enjoyment. This series will be running all summer long in addition to Alive After Five on Thursdays and Summer on Trade on Saturdays. The website is a great resource for keeping up on lengthy artist line-up for all three series. Give it a go, bring a friend or two, and throw on your camel-pack if you’ve got one handy.
Saturday, June 14
Solaris’ 5-year Anniversary Party
Solaris; 125 Summit Ave., Greensboro; gettapas.com; 336.378.0198; 9 p.m.; FREE
Cel-e-brate good times, come on. Just like the song, Solaris is celebrating 5 years of good times with a big ole’ party this Saturday with complimentary appetizers, live painting by local artists featuring Benjamin Amberg, tunes from local bluegrass boys, Swampboat and a late-night dance party with DJ Augustus Leo. Come on out, and have a good t-i-me. There will be some music and laughter, too. We want to get down and party with you!
Sunday, June 15
Mo Lucas Father’s Day Cook Out
Blum Park; 2401 Ivy Aven., Winston-Salem; myspace.com/molucaskids; 336.997.8661; 3 p.m.; FREE
This cookout is so generous on one of our favorite holidays. It will cost you nothing but a fun afternoon with your family. Hosted by Mo Lucas, you’ll find free food, sodas and entertainment. Come on out. Sunday is a perfect day to hang in the park with the fam.
Monday, June 16
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Windsor Club at Joel Coliseum; 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem; ljvm.com; 336.724.0511; 8 a.m.; FREE
We’re letting you know ahead of time about this one, so you can eat plenty of iron-laden food items the day before. You’re doing a great thing by donating blood, especially to those with more rare blood types. The drive is going on from 8 a.m. to noon; feel free to stop by and make your donation.
Tuesday, June 17
Benefit: Which One?
The Garage; 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem; whichoneband.com; 336.777.1127; 8:30 p.m.; $5 donation
In support of the American Heart Association, local band Which One will be singing your favorite rock n’ roll songs. On their playlist is “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Bang a Gong” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” A $5 donation is suggested, and you’re presence is very welcome. If you’re workday has been packed, take a load off and tap to your hardworkin’ toes to “A Hard Day’s Night,” a Which One favorite.