Daily Beat: May 15, 2014

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Today:

Fast-food workers are striking in Greensboro — and around the country — this morning.  Workers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and KFC are meeting at 2343 Randleman Rd in Greensboro at 6 a.m.

Check this out from the UNC School of the Arts: “A film by students at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts could earn a $5,000 donation for the School of Filmmaking. Because We Have To is one of six finalists for the Sprite Films competition.” Voting at sprite.com/films/ ends today.

Early College students at Guilford College are graduating today, beginning high school graduation season in the county.

P. Allen Smith — who has a PBS show, a book and several gardens —will be giving a lecture at a luncheon at Old Salem today. Click here for details, but you’ll have to call or email to get the exact time because it isn’t listed.

Series subscriptions for next season’s Bryan Series — Guilford College’s programming that will feature speakers including Margaret Atwood and Anderson Cooper — are available starting today at bryanseries.guilford.edu.

Tonight:

This one’s interesting: The UNCG board is meeting in closed session today at 4 p.m. to discuss “personnel actions — vice chancellor for business affairs.”

The Piedmont Triad Council for International Visitors’ annual dinner is tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Zaytoon Mediterranean Cafe in downtown Greensboro. The topic, with the restaurant’s owner Annah Awartani, is “Beneath My Veil, God Bless America.”

Congressman Howard Coble is   speaking at the Institute of Political Leadership’s annual dinner at Sedgefield Country Club at 6 p.m.

City Market in downtown Greensboro, originally scheduled for tonight, was moved to next Thursday due to weather forecasts for the evening. Maybe it’s time to snuggle up with a book at home. Or go to this:

The first planning meeting for an Open Air African Market “to promote economic power, entrepreneurship, cultural expression, social activism, wellness and unity within the black community and downtown Greensboro” is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Chavis Branch Library in Greensboro.

Brother Wolf continues at Hanesbrands Theater in Winston-Salem tonight, and this weekend, too.

The News & Brews monthly Triad media drinking night is this evening at 8 p.m., and if you work in the local media scene, you should be there! Contact [email protected] for details.

Acme Comics and Geeksboro are presenting the 2014 version of Godzilla tonight at 7 p.m. Meanwhile at Glenwood Coffee & Books, Bryan Cahall, Lowland Hum and Aleks B. aka the Fugee perform music and spoken word. And over at Studio B, Casa Azul presents Noche Caribeña with art, music and food, but you can find the details here or in the print issue of Triad City Beat!