OLEANNA BY DAVID MAMET
OLEANNA BY DAVID MAMET
Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.272.0160 www.triadstage.org; 8 p.m.; Tickets: $30-$42
Describedas “what begins as a simple meeting behind closed doors leads tomisinterpretations, accusations and a high-stakes struggle for power.”This power play presents the struggle between an unusual professor whoreaches out to help a female student who is failing his class andstruggling in school, leading to far more than either had expected orbargained for when it becomes a question of “he said, she said.”
Thurs., Oct. 29
IGOR AND THE RED ELVISES
Millennium Center; 101 W. 5 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.707.9188; www.redelvises.com; 8 p.m.; $10 Coming straight outta Russia via Santa Monica Blvd. this rockabilly group bills itself as Siberian surf rock. Headed up by Igor Yuzov and supported by an eclectic collection of musicians from around the world with a sense of humor, the tunes are top notch. The accompanying performances will give your ordinary Wednesday a little Soviet accent and your butt a reason to shake.
Fri., Oct. 30
Ramada Inn Convention Center; 2703 Ramada Road, Burlington; 336.229.2288; www. infernoinktattoo.com; $25 advance all weekend, $30 weekend, $15 one day pass Sponsored by a ton of cool companies, free tattoo giveaways and a killer music lineup including rockabilly, reggae and rock and roll, HallowInk is going to be a rip-roaring good time. Be sure to come ready for the fashion shows and costume contests to win some wicked prizes. Friday’s music lineup includes Sok Monkee, Jive
Mother Mary, Last Days Parade and DJ Polo. Come back Saturday for Anonymous Band, Selah Dubb, Me & My Monkey, Cornerstone, Holy Hell and the Hangovers and DJ Austin Scott.
Sat., Oct. 31
MILLENIUM HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
Millenium Center; 101 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.3700; Full Costume FREE, $10 all others The competition gets fierce when $300 is on the line for top prize in Best Costume. Costume categories are dead sexy, best couple, funniest and best overall. DJ Nick Peluso is spinning hot dance tracks and mixing it up with Halloween classics. The Ball is getting the mood for the night ready with multiple giant screens and special light effects. To push the debauchery into the next circle of Dante’s Inferno, there will be fire performers and burlesque dancers.
Sun., Nov. 1
AN EVENING OF HORROR PLAYS: STAGE FRIGHT
Greensboro Cultural Center; 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro; 336.335.6426 www.thedramacenter.com; $5 donation; 2 p.m.; not suitable for minors If you haven’t gotten your fill of fear for the season, closing night of Stage Fright should be what you’re craving to hold you over until next year. The performance will include eight original short plays by local writers that are sure to thrill and chill.
Mon., Nov. 2
EVENING NATURE HIKE
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library/Price Park; 1420 Price Park Drive, Greensboro; 336-373-2923; 6:30 p.m.; FREE Join other families and friends for a chance to encounter nightlife of the Carolinas in a whole new way. With the possibility of seeing owls and other nocturnal animals in the 98-acre park along the walking trails, wetlands and ponds, this is a familyfriendly event that will stir the imagination. Who knows, you might learn something. Don’t forget your flashlight.
Tues., Nov 3
PARKER STRING QUARTET
Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium; Winston- Salem State University 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem; 336.750.2530; www.wssu. edu; 7:30 p.m.; FREE As a part of WSSU’s Lyceum Cultural Events- Academie Series, the Parker String Quartet, who have been called “something extraordinary” by The New York Times, have won many awards and are internationally recognized. This event will be featuring pieces from Haydn, Bartok and Mendelssohn and original work. When you can fit this much talent into four people on one stage in Winston-Salem, for free of all things, it is a good idea to experience this in person..
Tues., Nov 4
BAND OF HEATHENS
The Garage; 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem; 336.777.1127; www.thegarage.ws; 9 p.m.; $10 in advance, $12 at the door Recognized by the Austin Music Festival as Best New Band in 2006/7 and nominated by the Americana Music Association for New & Emerging Artists of 2009, these guys have an Americana sound that reminds you of blue-collar America and the sweat this country was built on. Throw in some soul-searching and recklessness with a penchant for writing killer lyrics, you’ve got great music. With their fourth album One Foot in the Ether climbing the charts, catch these guys before your best bet are tickets are from a scalper.
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