When you’re looking for something fun to do each week, check our guide to what’s going on in Wilkes County and the area from Aug. 16-Aug. 20.

Friday, Aug. 16

Weaving Demo (Carol Patton) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Blue Ridge Artisan Center in Wilkesboro; free; recurs Aug. 17.

Woodstock Experience Festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Saloon Studios in West Jefferson; tickets $150-$250 or $19.69 for pay-per-view; lineup includes Jefferson Starship, Canned Heat, John Sebastian and more.

Family Free for All from 2-3:45 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free bingo, games, trivia, movies and science fun (2-3 p.m.); snacks provided; recurs Fridays until Aug. 23.

“Summer Charm” opening reception from 6-8 p.m. at Wilkes Art Gallery in North Wilkesboro; exhibit runs to Sept. 20 and features Tonya Bottomley, Laura W. Adams, Lucy Clark, Susan Jones and Shelly Hehenberger.

Back to School Bingo from 6-9 p.m. at the Wilkesboro Civic Center; $5 per card; benefits Humane Society of Wilkes.

Wilkesboro Concerts in the Commons from 6-10 p.m. with the Moore Brothers Band at 6 p.m., and “The Stranger,” a Billy Joel tribute band, performing at 8 p.m.; free; food trucks, vendors, kids’ activities.

XOXOK (Keenan Jenkins) performs from 7-9 p.m. at Talia Espresso in North Wilkesboro; tickets $8 at door.

The Gibson Brothers (feat. the Wildmans) play from 8-10:30 p.m. at Reeves Theater & Café in Elkin; tickets $20-$42.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Wilkes Antiques Roadshow from 10 a.m.-noon at Wilkes Public Library in North Wilkesboro; appraisal tickets $15; free for spectators.

Three Paintbrushes and a Canvas (Connie Ledford) runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Key City Antiques in North Wilkesboro ($40 for 16x20 canvas; pre-pay at 336-990-0711).

The Embers with Craig Woolard play beach music from 6-10 p.m. at Concerts on the Deck by Window World in North Wilkesboro; free; no coolers; leashed pets.

Broadway Babes Drag Show from 7-9 p.m. at Benton Hall Community Arts Center in North Wilkesboro; tickets $16; wine and concessions sold.

Candlelight ghost tours starts at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Wilkes Heritage Museum in Wilkesboro; $10 for a 90-minute tour.

Alex Key and the Locksmiths perform from 9 p.m.-midnight at Dodge City Steakhouse in Wilkesboro; $7 cover or $5 with restaurant receipt.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (2018, PG, 116 min.) is screened from 9-11 p.m. at the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons in Wilkesboro; free with concessions sold; kids’ games from 7-9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Brooke McBride plays from noon-4 p.m. at Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery in Ronda;

Bike Night from 3-8 p.m. at Dooley’s in Wilkesboro; live music, vendors; proceeds benefit area abused children via the High Country chapter of Guardians of the Children; recurs third Sundays through October.

Monday, Aug. 19

Cupcake Decorating Class (Alaina Grit) from 11 a.m.-noon at Dom Bakeries in North Wilkesboro; pre-pay $10 plus $2 per cupcake.

Imagination Café runs from noon-1 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free lunch for ages 18 and under plus learning; recurs weekdays until Aug. 23.

Give Me a Piece of Your Mind, hot-topic debates for ages 12-18, from 5-6 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free; snacks provided.

“Murder’s in the Heir” auditions (Wilkes Playmakers) from 6-8 p.m. at Benton Hall Community Arts Center in North Wilkesboro; recurs Aug. 20.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Book Club from 4-5:30 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; recurs third Tuesdays; for book information call 336-838-2818.

Chicks with Sticks meet from 5-6 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; recurs Tuesdays.

“400 Years of Slavery & Wilkes County,” a presentation by Effley D. Howell of Thankful Heritage Museum, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free.

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