It’s Tuesday, and after the initial Monday work scramble, there’s room for something beyond the basics of survival. There’s also a literal thaw taking place, after last night’s sleet and snow storm.

Greensboro City Council meets in Council Chambers in the Melvin Municipal Office Building, located at 300 W. Washington St., at 5 p.m. The agenda includes a proposed memorandum of understanding between the city and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro on the Steven B. Tanger Center for Performing Arts.

News & Record Editorial Editor Allen Johnson and John Thompson co-pilot a discussion about community housing discrimination and white flight at the Kirkland Room in the Elliot University Center on the campus of UNCG from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

• Poet Elizabeth Alexander, who spoke at President Obama’s 2009 inauguration, gives the Bryan Series lecture at War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro at 7:30 p.m.

• Surfer Blood, Wake Up, Time Machine Drive-By and Space Bear play the Blind Tiger in Greensboro while Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem hosts “kamikaze karaoke” and a corn-hole tournament. Matty Sheets takes another tack altogether with his regular open mic at New York Pizza in Greensboro.

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