• TCB sports columnist Jeff Laughlin has soaking up the back-and-forth at the Wake Forest Tennis Center all week in preparation for the Winston-Salem Open finals this weekend, which will likely not include John Isner. The only man who’s ever won the tourney is out with an injury. (W-S)


  • There’s more to High Point’s Washington Street than the fact that John Coltrane spent most of his childhood there. Case in point: Fourth Fridays, a monthly cultural jam with art, fellowship, music and more from the 512 Collective. It’s an afternoon affair. (HP)
  • The Blind Tiger‘s got a CD release party with the Family, and special guests Dirty Laundry. (GSO)
  • And New York Pizza‘s got Black Squares/White Islands debuting their new work. (GSO)


  • The Greensboro Cultural Center holds the early-afternoon Creation Celebration 2014, showcasing all of the many endeavors housed in the building with demos and classes and live performances. (GSO)
  • From the mind grapes of Ryan Saunders comes HopFest in the ‘Boro. More than just a beer blast or rock concert, this one brings in tactical urbanism, reclamation of cities and human capital into the picture. Plus, there will be a buttload of beer and a rock show. (GSO)
  • Rich Hill is a documentary depicting four buys coming of age in a poor, Missouri backwater that won the US Jury Prize, Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival last year. After its screening tonight at A/perture, director Andrew Dros Palermo. (W-S)
  • The Tour de Food is no mere eating binge. It’s a curated gastronomical journey through relevant culinary territory. This weekend’s Winston-Salem jaunt features no fewer than five stops, with enough walking in between to justify the gluttony. (W-S)


  • Lots of buzz in the Triad about Twin City Hive (ba-dum dum), the coffehouse with curated roasts, boutique sweets and Segways. On Sunday they hold their second artists market, which I understand is back by popular demand. Much like the Segway itself. (W-S)

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  1. John Isner being the only man to win the W-S Open would come as a surprise to Jurgen Melzer, who although was eliminated early in the week was last year’s defending champion.

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