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January Calendar

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January 1

NEW YEARS HIKE. 9 a.m. Join the first of the Winter Holiday Hike Series on Nat Greene Trail (5.6 miles). Participants should meet in the Lake Brandt Marina’s parking lot. Free; registration required. 5945 Lake Brandt Rd., Greensboro. Info: greensboro-nc.gov (click on “events”)

January 1–2

FAREWELL WONDERLIGHTS. See the festive sights and sounds of the season before they’re gone! Tickets: $16.50+. Member rates and combo tickets available. Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. Info: greensboroscience.org/winterwonderlights.

COME FROM AWAY. Enjoy the final two evenings of the award-winning musical that tells the story of 7,000 stranded airline passengers and the town that welcomed them. Tickets: $25+. Steven Tanger Center, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

January 1–9 

LANTERN FEST. 6–9 p.m. Behold the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival, with more than 2,500 lanterns and 36 all-new displays showcasing the beauty and artistry of Chinese culture. Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. Info: boothamphitheatre.com.

January 2–February 16

WINTER ON THE HILL. GreenHill presents its 42nd annual WINTER SHOW, including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, wood and fiber works. Closed New Year’s Day. Free. 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Info: greenhillnc.org.

January 3

MINDFULNESS WALK. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Enjoy a reflective walk through Price Park while learning mindfulness practices. Complimentary journal provided. Free; registration required. Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Rd., Greensboro. Info: greensboro-nc.gov (click on “events”)

January 4–5

SHEN YUN. 7:30 p.m. The world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company takes the stage. Tickets: $80+. Steven Tanger Center, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

January 5

READING THE WORLD. 7 p.m. Join in a virtual discussion of the English translation of Go, Went, Gone by German author Jenny Erpenbeck. Free; registration required. Info: scuppernongbooks.com/event.

January 8 

NEW BOOK LOVERS’ CLUB. 1–3 p.m. Discuss new fiction with fellow members every month. Free. Vance Chavis Library, 900 S. Benbow Rd., Greensboro. Info: greensboro-nc.gov (click on “events”)

HIP HOP FESTIVAL. 8 p.m. Don’t miss Ludacris and Nelly alongside special guests CEELO Green and the Ying Yang Twins. Tickets: $60+. Greensboro Coliseum  Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro.
Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events.

January 8–April 30

BOTH/AND. On loan from the Brooklyn Museum, the first comprehensive overview of artist Lorraine O’Grady opens at WAM. Free. Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Info: weatherspoonart.org.

January 9

DOUG BAKER. 2 p.m. Greensboro songwriter Doug Baker joins Barry Gray, Mark Dillon and Zach Baker highlighting Navigating Life, Baker’s first solo album. Tickets: $15 advance ; $20 door. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Info: carolinatheatre.com/events.

January 14

PANTING. 7 p.m. Seasoned comedian Leanne Morgan’s Big Panty Tour stops in the ’Boro on her national tour. Tickets: $25+. Steven Tanger Center, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

STARLET SPEAKS. 8 p.m. Broadway and screen star Kelli O’Hara shares her career experience in a UNCG Concert and Lecture. Tickets: $5+. UNCG Auditorium, 408 Tate St., Greensboro. Info: vpa.uncg.edu/single-event/kelli-ohara/

January 15

TEXAS TENORS. 8 p.m. Dust off your 10-gallon hat and boots as The Texas Tenors ride into town. Tickets: $35+. Steven Tanger Center, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

HIP-HOP ORCHESTRA. 8 p.m. Combining classical music with hip-hop flair, join Thee Phantom and The Illharmonic for an energizing performance. Tickets: $20+. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Info: carolinatheatre.com/events.

January 15–16

MONSTER JAM. 7 p.m. (1/15) & 2 p.m. (1/16). Experience action-packed motorsports. Tickets: Pit Pass; $15+. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro.
Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events

January 15, 22 & 27

WRITING WORKSHOPS. 10 a.m. Winston-Salem Writers hosts three back-to-back Saturdays of Zoom workshops: “Turning Fact into Fiction” (1/15), “Mining Your Life Story for Memoir and Fiction” (1/22) and “Word Painting: The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively” (1/27). Cost: members; free, nonmembers; $25/session. Info: wswriters.org

January 15–April 2

PRESENTING PRESENCE. Artists’ work exhibited in Make My Presence Known challenges notions of identity via sculptures. Free. Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Info: weatherspoonart.org

January 16

NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE. 1–5 p.m. The Volunteer Center shares resources and information on how community members get involved in various service projects. N.C. A&T Student Center, 1403 John W. Mitchell Dr., Suite 368, Greensboro. Info: volunteercentertriad.org/program/mlkdayofservice

January 17

MLK JR. HIKE. 9 a.m. Hit the Piedmont Trail (6 miles) and clean it up on the second of the Winter Holiday Hike Series in observance of the National Day of Service. Meet at the trailhead parking lot on Lake Brandt Road. Free; registration required. Info: greensboro-nc.gov (click on “events”)

January 18

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. 9–11 a.m. This online professional development workshop provides educators with resources and tips on how to teach the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, guiding them through a sample lesson plan. Free; registration required. Info: greensborohistory.org

January 19

POETRY CAFE. 6–8 p.m. Josephus Thompson III hosts an open mic for children ages 10–18 to share poetry, music and art as part of the Youth Cipher Series. Free; registration required. Xperience @ Caldcleugh, 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. Info: greensboro-nc.gov (click on “events”)

January 20–22

THE CHINESE LADY. 7:30 p.m. Greensboro College Theatre presents Lloyd Suh’s dark and poetic story of 14-year-old Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman alleged to have set foot on U.S. soil. Free; tickets required. Greensboro College, Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, 815 W. Market St., Greensboro. Info: greensboro.edu/theatre

January 21 & 23

PORGY & BESS. 7:30 p.m. (1/21) & 2 p.m. (1/23). The Greensboro Opera presents Porgy and Bess, featuring Grammy-award winning musical artist and Greensboro native Rhiannon Giddens as Bess. Tickets: $40+. Steven Tanger Center, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events

January 21–30

THE HOBBIT. Bilbo Baggins leaves his large, roomy  home in the ground to recover an important treasure in Community Theatre of Greensboro’s adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s classic. Tickets: $10+. 520 South Elm St., Greensboro. Info: ctgso.org

January 22 

HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW The Guild and Junior Guild of Family Service of Greensboro hosts Big Hair Ball, a cocktail reception and a runway fashion show featuring larger-than-life hairdos by local designers. Tickets: $115. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro.
Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events

CAROLINA WEDDINGS. Noon–4 p.m. The Piedmont’s longest-running wedding show features numerous venues, caterers, cakes, photographers, planners and more including a fashion show hosted by David’s Bridal and Men’s Warehouse. Tickets: Advance; $10, $20. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro.
Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events

RAID THE CROWN. 7:30 p.m. The Pinkerton Raid, Colin Allured and Migrant Birds come together for one night only. Tickets: $10; advance, $12. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro.
Info: carolinatheatre.com/events

SHORT TRIP HOME. 8 p.m. American music masters Sam Bush, Mike Marshall and Edgar Meyer join George Meyer for a special bluegrass collaboration. Tickets: $25+. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Info: carolinatheatre.com/events

January 24

COLORFUL ADVENTURES.  7–8 p.m. Join in a Zoom discussion with writer Derick Lugo, author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey. Free; registration required. Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Rd., Greensboro. Info: greensboro-nc.gov (click on “events”)

January 25

BRYAN SERIES. 7:30 p.m. Live again, the Guilford College Bryan Series hosts former comedian and actor Steve Martin. Steven Tanger Center, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Tickets and info: guilford.edu/life/bryan-series

January 27

TRIFLES. 6 p.m. Poet Ross White joins The Sum of Trifles author Julia Ridley Smith for a reading, signing and reception. Free. Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Info: weatherspoonart.org

January 28

ILL INTENTIONS. The South Carolina punk rock band makes its debut in Greensboro; rock band Condado opens. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 advance; $15 door. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Info: carolinatheatre.com/events

January 29–30

TRAMPOLINE & TUMBLING. The Atlantic Coast Trampoline and Tumbling Invitational bounces, bounds and flies into the ’Boro. Tickets: $15+. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro.
Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events

January 29 

FANTASTIQUE! 8 p.m. Brahms, Chopin, Berlioz and more in GSO’s Symphonie Fantastique. Tickets: $35+. Steven Tanger Center, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events

January 30

BIG BAND. 2 p.m. CT presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra, one of the most sought-after big bands in the world for concerts and swing dance. Tickets: $25+. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Info: carolinatheatre.com/events

WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

SATURDAYS

HIT THE PAVEMENT. 7:30 a.m. RunnerDude Fitness invites runners and walkers of all paces to join in a group run/walk in a different area of Greensboro each week. Free. Info: runnerdudesfitness.com/group-runs.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET. 7:30–11:30. The foods are fresh and the cut flowers lovely. Greensboro Farmers Cub Market. 501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro. Info: gsofarmersmarket.org.

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