It’s primary election day. Polling places open across the state at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. For Republican voters, there are important contests to determine the party’s nominees for US Senate and the 6th Congressional District being vacated by Howard Coble, while Democrats will select their nominee for the 12th Congressional District formerly occupied by Mel Watt. Voters across the state will narrow the field for one of the seats on the state Supreme Court.
In both Guilford and Forsyth counties, there are state legislative, county commission and judicial seats up for grabs. In Guilford County, Democrats will select their nominee for sheriff and clerk of superior court. In Forsyth County, a Republican primary will determine who serves as sheriff for the next four years, while Democrats will select their nominees for at-large and District 1 seats on Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board, and Republicans will establish their slate in District 2.
See Triad City Beat’s voter guide for help making your selections.
Tracy Lindenthal’s solo exhibit, Alien Landscapes, opens at Delta Arts Center, located at 2611 New Walkertown Road in Winston-Salem.
New urbanist pioneer Andres Duany speaks at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the campus of High Point University for an Ignite High Point presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Greensboro city council members and staff employee hold a budget-planning meeting for District 2 residents at Peeler Recreation Center, located at 1300 Sykes Ave., at 5:30 p.m.
Mike Duggins pays homage to a bygone African-American hairstyle with “Great Conks of the 20th Century,” his art show that opens at Earshot Records, located at Silas Creek Shopping Center in Winston-Salem. The opening, from 6 to 8 p.m., will include a mix of songs by the musicians depicted, including Muddy Waters and Little Richard.
Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp and the Rough & Tumble deliver a one-two punch at the Creative Center, located at 900 Sixteenth Street in Greensboro, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Isaiah Foote leads cardio kickboxing at the Spring Garden trailhead of the Downtown Greenway in Greensboro from 6 to 7 p.m.
The EthNosh Noshup lands at Thai Corner Kitchen, located at 2600 High Point Road in Greensboro, at 6 p.m.
The polls close at 7:30 p.m. Go vote. Then, according to your party preference, go find an election party and celebrate or commiserate, depending on how things go.
The Forsyth County Democratic Party holds a to-do at Foothills Brewing, located at 638 West Fourth St. in Winston-Salem, at 7:30 p.m. The Guilford County Democratic Party hosts a watch party at party headquarters, located at 2300 W. Meadowview Road, Suite 110 in Greensboro, at 7 p.m.
Robert Moody and Matthew Troy conduct the Winston-Salem Symphony in a concert highlighting early 20th century masterpieces by George Gershwin and Maurice Ravel at the Stevens Center, located at 405 W. Fourth St., at 7:30 p.m.
As always, Matty Sheets hosts an open mic at New York Pizza, located at 337 Tate St. in Greensboro, at 9:30 p.m.