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The Dance Project will host Move Together Mini Marathon, an evening of interactive dance classes, performances and stories of how dance can transform hearts, minds and bodies.

The event will be livestreamed from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 22 on Dance Project’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, as well as the group’s website,

The fundraising events will include:

3-3:45 p.m. A Pre-Show Kick-Off Class at LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. West African Dance Class with Wesley Wiliams of Suah African Dance Theatre. Free to dance. $5 suggested donation. Masks required. Capacity on the lawn is limited.

5 p.m. Performance: Suah African Dance Theatre. Class: AfroRhythms with Vania Claiborne.

5:30 p.m. Learn the Community Dance: Dance Project Student Showcase Group 1. Performance: Perlizbeth De Leon.

6 p.m. Student Performance Company: “Re-Forming,” an homage to Jan Van Dyke’s “Five Short Forms.” Dance Project Staff Challenge: Who danced it best? Class: Korean Fan Dance with Jiwon Ha.

6:30 p.m. Dance Project Student Showcase Group 2. Exclusive interview with Ariana DeBose.

7 p.m. Dance Project Student Showcase Group 3. Performance: Breakdancing with Joshua “Link” Lanning and Eli Motley. Dance along with the Community Dance.


Play reading

Triad Stage in Greensboro will present a virtual reading of “Jekyll” at 7:30 p.m. May 20 on Facebook.

“Jekyll” is a feminist take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s sinister novella, featuring Triad Stage actors Laura Bess Jernigan and Lalenja Harrington.

Jane Utterson has an impossible choice to make. On the one hand, she wants to help the authorities catch the brutal and dangerous vigilante who keeps attacking corrupt men in the dead of the night. On the other hand, she has a terrible suspicion her best friend, Jekyll, somehow might be mixed up in this mess — maybe it’s related to Jekyll’s latest science experiment?

Watch the reading at You don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch.


Musical play

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance will present “Urinetown: The Musical” at 8 p.m. May 21-23 and 28-30 outdoors at 650 W. Sixth St. in Winston-Salem.

The musical is described as a story about “a Gotham-like city where a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.”

The play is 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission and is rated PG-13 for adult situations.

Tickets are $25 at 336-723-7777 or

Bring chairs or blankets. Wear a mask. Social distancing will be requested.

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Concert series

Summer Music Shindihg will be at 8 p.m. each Friday in June outside The Ramkat at 170 W. Ninth St. in Winston-Salem.

The schedule will be:

June 4: The Steeldrivers, a Grammy award-winning bluegrass band from Nashville, Tenn., with rising Western Carolina band Unspoken Tradition opening the show. $30 in advance. $35 the day of the show.

June 11: An Evening with Chatham County Line. $25.

June 18: The Vagabond Saints’ Society: The Music of The Rolling Stones. $16 in advance. $20 the day of the show.

June 25: Silent Disco Party. $10.

Tickets are for sale at


Radio plays

The Spring 2021 N.C. Radio Play Festival will run through May 29 on YouTube.

The festival is co-produced by the Cary Playwrights’ Forum and the Greensboro Playwrights’ Forum. The plays will be fully-produced on the CPF Radio Hour podcast site. Two plays will be premiered each week on CPF’s Facebook page and YouTube channel:

May 22: “Under the Sea” and “We’re All on Stand-By”

May 29: “The Schwake” and “Spring Fling”

Links to the premieres on the CPF Facebook page and YouTube channel will be added on or slightly before each date.

Viewing is free with no required preregistration. Donations are appreciated and can be made by clicking the “Donate” button at the CPF homepage.


Classic movies

Carolina Theatre has brought back its Carolina Classic Movie Series with a lineup of screenings.

Under current COVID-19 guidelines, the theater will be able to host audiences of up to 250 guests in the auditorium at 310 S. Greene St. Seating is general admission with social pods of two, four and six available. Guests will be required to wear masks, but the full line of concessions will be available.

Tickets are $7 at The box office doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for day-of purchases. Carolina Classic Movie Series passes also will be accepted at the door.

Upcoming films include:

7 p.m. May 21: “North by Northwest.” Stars Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau and others. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (1959)

7 p.m. May 26 and 28: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Stars John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and others. Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. (1975)

7 p.m. June 3 and 4: “Vertigo.” Stars James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbar Bel Geddes and others. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (1958)


Parks events

Downtown parks in Greensboro are offering outdoor classes and events for all ages.

Downtown Karaoke will be from 3-8 p.m. every Sunday through May 30 at Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro. DJ Energizer will lay down tracks for anyone willing to sing.

Group dog training will be from 4:30-5:15 p.m. every Sunday at LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Megan Blake, a pet lifestyle coach, will lead the classes.

Kids Klub will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday through Dec. 4 at LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. A rotation of programs includes storytime, Art in the Park, Storybook Yoga and Dance, Ultimate Fun and Fitness, Fam Jam Intergenerational Dance Class, Crafts & Conversations, Family Game Time, Creative Corner, and more.

First Friday Drum Circle takes place the first Friday of each month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The free event, hosted by Healing Earth Rhythms, is open to everyone. Extra drums will be available.

Programs are free, but registration is recommended. COVID-19 precautions will be required.



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