Daily Beat: May 5, 2014

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Today:

Taqueria El Azteca and Bandito Burrito battle for Cinco de Mayo bragging rights in a food-truck shootout at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Today’s meeting of High Point City Council officially begins at 5:30 p.m., but the most candid discussion about city policy almost always transpires at the finance committee meeting at 4:30. Chaired by Councilman Britt Moore, the finance committee is comprised of every single member of city council and it takes place in the more remote sanctum of the city manager’s conference room.

The meeting is open to any member of the public who bothers to show up, but limited seating discourages observation. It’s worth attending if only to watch Councilwoman Becky Smothers practically climb over Councilman Foster Douglas to get to her seat.

Tonight:

High Point City Council meets in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 5:30 p.m. Agenda here.

Tina Yarborough Liggins leads funk aerobics at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Toastmasters meet at Lone Star Steakhouse, located at 3025 High Point Road in Greensboro, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Kris Ferris performs at Scuppernong Books, located at 304 S. Elm St. in Greensboro, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Winston-Salem City Council meets in the Council Chamber at City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 7 p.m. Agenda here.

The Girlfriends, Dumpster and Daily Planet celebrate Cinco de Mayo just cos at New York Pizza at 8 p.m. Also the significance of a Winston-Salem band (the Girlfriends) being included on a bill with two Greensboro acts at a Greensboro venue should not be overlooked. Let’s hear it for Triad unity, y’all!

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