Daily Beat: April 24, 2014

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Today:

-Joseph Mills is reading from “Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet,” his newest collection of published poetry, at noon at the Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem.

-The city of Greensboro is hosting the first in a series of district budget meetings at 5:30 p.m. at the Adams Farm Swim & Tennis Club.

Tonight:

-Here’s one for the history buffs at 6 p.m.: the New Winston Museum hosts “Front and Center: The Jewish influence on the development of Winston-Salem’s downtown business district.”

-John Beerman is discussing his landscape paintings at the Gallery at Greenhill in Greensboro at 6:30 p.m. It’s free, plus there will be light refreshments and a reception after.

-Wake Forest professor Charles Kennedy is giving a lecture on Israel and the U.S. at 7 p.m. in Room A102 of the Scales Fine Arts Center. Grab a copy of Triad City Beat on the ground floor of the building when you go!

-Speaking of schools, UNCSA is hosting its Spring dance concert, and you can find details in our print issue.

-At UNCG: the fifth annual Sustainability Short Film Competition will screen submissions at 6:30 p.m. at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

-At Elon Law: there’s also a film screening, but this one put on by the Fund 4 Democratic Communities. Watch Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street, a documentary about the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston at 6 p.m. (I read a book about this and it’s actually really awesome so I bet this film is legit).

-Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium will host legendary singer Tony Bennett is playing at the War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum at 7:30 p.m.

-Besides that, tonight’s most expensive event (and probably the most enticing) is Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar’s monthly event at 7 p.m., “Cooked, Corked and Poured,” a four-course dinner featuring Foothills Brewing Company as part of NC Beer Month. I recently went to one of these fancy monthly dinners (a whiskey pairing), and if you can afford to go, I highly recommend it.

There’s more happening today and tonight — some of which is listed in Triad City Beat in print — but this is a curated list of some of the most interesting events according to me. Share this with your friends who say there’s nothing happening in town and see if they have a comeback.