The Dixie Swim Clubpaddles ashore at the Broach Theatre in Greensboro on Wednesday. Theshow, about a group of Southern women who forged their friendship on acollege swim team, plays this weekend and next. A newinitiative, the Summer Acting Collaborative, started in Winston-Salemlast week. It works like this: Actors seeking a space to hone theircraft register by Friday for class the following Tuesday. Professionalsfrom universities and theaters in the Triad will conduct the classes.Write Amy da Luz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Saturdayis Free Comic Book Day. That means you can go to a participating storein the Triad to watch artists draw and assemble comic books for free.Empire Video Games and Comics and Salefish Comics in Winston-Salem willparticipate, as will Parts Unknown and ACME in Greensboro, ClassicComics in Clemmons and Silver Bullet in Kernersville. Triad Stage opens From the Mississippi Delta Thursday. There will be celebration and snacking. Anew show, Modern-Abstract-Daring, takes its place on the walls of theMarshall Gallery in Greensboro on Thursday. The opening receptionstarts at 6 p.m. The St. Petersburg Ballet performs Romeo andJuliet at UNCG on Thursday. Russian ballet companies don’t come to theTriad every day, so reserve tickets soon by calling the university boxoffice. Winston-Salem’s Press 53 celebrates the release of SusanWoodring’s short story collection Springtime on Mars on Saturday. Theparty starts at 3 p.m. at the Drexel, NC community center. Krankieshosts a springtime crafts fair this weekend in Winston-Salem. Craftersfrom the Camel City will display their wares beginning at 5 p.m. onFriday. Kat Lamp, Lawrence Holdsworth and Robbin Baker have anart show at Mary’s Of Course that opens Saturday. Music will beprovided by DJ Ikowitz. Party starts around 7 p.m. TheWeatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro screens After Life on Thursday at6:30 p.m. It’s the final film in the Lining of Forgetting series andwill be followed by a discussion. Artmongerz in Greensboro opens its latest exhibit this Friday – which is First Friday. Stop by while you’re gallery hopping. Here’sanother one: Heart of Living Home Gallery unveils a new show by artistDerec Roach on Friday in their new location on South Elm Street. Undergraduatedance students at UNCG cap their college careers with a thesis concertthis Friday at the Dance Theatre. Art students will be doing the same -except with art – at the Gateway Gallery. Gallery 115 inGreensboro changed its business hours last month to be open byappointment only on Saturdays. Please note this in your date book andtake this number, 336.856.0815, to use in making that appointment.