Daily Beat: June 19, 2014

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GOLLY there sure is a lot of rad stuff happening today. Overwhelmed? Just wait til the weekend.

Today:

American Friends Service Committee is holding a press conference at 11 a.m. at the Greensboro governmental plaza downtown to announce the release of a Welcoming Greensboro Initiative report related to the city’s immigrant community. the 50-page report includes several pages of recommendations for the city about how to improve services and inclusion.

Today is Juneteeth, the celebration of abolition, and a luncheon will be held at noon at the Old Salem Museum & Gardens. Visit here for more info or call 1-800-441-5305 to make reservations.

Tonight:

Greenhill in downtown Greensboro is hosting its annual meeting and “artini” contest starting at 5 p.m. What’s an artini? Apparently it’s an “artistically inspired cocktails pleasing to both the eyes and the palate.” I think they made that up, but let’s go with it.

This month’s City Market in the Railyard [Don’t know what that is? Just pretend you do and start reading TCB more carefully] is focused on the theme of wheels, and will include BMX riders performing tricks. I was picturing the opening sequence of A Place Beyond the Pines, and while I’m way off, these guys are pretty dope.

Over in Winston-Salem, our editorial team will be grabbing drinks at Small Batch Beer Co. starting at 5:30 p.m. and we invite you to swing by and say hello. Our illustrious sports writer Jeff Laughlin plans to be around, too. He’s a funny guy.

“Southern Summer Supper with Nik Snacks: A Restaurant Takeover hosted by New Town Bistro,” starts tonight at 6:30 p.m., also in Winston-Salem.

Coal Ash Stories, an event including four short films about coal ash and related issues, is tonight at 7 p.m. in the Nussbaum room of Greensboro’s central library downtown.

But wait, there’s more: an art and music event at the Crown called Dance from Above 1.0 at 8 p.m. and a show starting at New York Pizza an hour later (both in Greensboro).