WED July 4
JULY 4TH CELEBRATION & NATURALIZATION CEREMONY
Old Salem Museums & Gardens; 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem; 226.721.7300; www.oldsalem.org; 9:30 a.m.; FREE
Old Salem, home of America’s first July 4th celebration, is hosting a Naturalization Ceremony on Salem Square and full day of Independence Day-themed family activities including rifle firings, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, puppet shows, patriotic music, a jazz concert, games, fire drills and more.
THURS July 5
EMF FRINGE: THE KRUGER BROTHERS
Triad Stage; 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.333.7450; www.easternmusicfestival. org; 8 p.m.; $25
Join the EMFfringe Series for a “classical” evening with the Kruger Brothers. Born and raised in Europe, the Kruger Brothers were introduced to American audiences in 1997 where their talent and unique take on the American songbook have made them a fixture in the acoustic music world. Their original music, composed by Jens Kruger, is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh.
FRI July 6
A COLLECTION OF BAWDY BROADS
Dye Pretty Salon & Art Gallery; 621 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem; 336.917.6004; 7 p.m.; FREE
Come down to Dye Pretty during the Gallery Hop to view this exciting art opening featuring paintings by New York native Tiffany O’brien and local artist Daniel VonSeggen.
SUN July 8
1776, THE MUSICAL
Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; www.carolinatheatre. com; 3 p.m.; $23.50
The musical 1776 is a light-hearted re-telling of the Founding Father’s efforts to write and ratify the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in the hot summer of 1776.
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MON July 9
‘THE X FACTOR’ PERFORMANCES
Greensboro Coliseum; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 818.295.2700; www.greensborocoliseum.com; 1 p.m.; FREE
“X-Factor” is coming to the coliseum on Sunday through Tuesday, July 10 and the community is invited to be part of a live studio audience. Join Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and LA Reid as they search for the next big star in Greensboro!
TUE July 10
The Community Arts Cafe; 411 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem; 336.793.8000; www. communityartscafe. com; 8 p.m.;
Get a belly full of laughs! Stand up comedy provided by local comics and improv provided by Winston- Salem’s own troupe: Nekkid Feet!
WED July 11
JIM GEMMA AND MONA WU EXHIBIT
Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St., Winston- Salem; 336.723.5890; www.artworks-gallery. org; 11 a.m.; FREE
James Gemma’s work is intended to be interactive with the viewer to allow for changing interpretations and shifting perceptions of the visual relationships among shapes and colors. Mona Wu is showing linocut prints which are a playful rendition of vegetables, with their elegance and complexity and her aquatint prints are influenced by her trip to New Zealand with its ferns and fiddleheads.