The Weekender: Aug. 8-10, Kind of a Big Deal edition

He's kind of a big deal.

It’s late, I’ve been writing all night and I’ve decided to slap a picture of Ron Burgundy on the Weekender. No big deal.


  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance has a cool, one going on Friday and Saturday: John and Jen, a Staged Concert set against the relationship between a mther and her son during the tumultuous period of American history between 1950 and 1990. (W-S)
  • The Garage hosts the Revival, 10 bands over two days. It’s kind of a big deal. (W-S)



  • It’s no big deal that the Tomato Appreciation Day and BLT Cookoff at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market was my idea. It’s thanks enough that I get to be a judge. (GSO)
  • Greensboro Roller Derby: also a big deal. Watch them throw down in a doubleheader as the B-team Greensboro counterstrike takes on the Dayville Vixens and the Gate City All Stars tackle the Carolina Rollergirls from Raleigh in a first-ever matchup. (GSO)
  • The thing about Daddy Issues, the ladyband from Greensboro hitting the small-stage circuit, is that they’re not that good… yet. But they write good songs and they’re easy on the eyes, which is considered a big deal in some part. Watch them open up for Free Clinic and Misawa at the Green Bean tonight. (GSO)


  • The best band name of the week goes to Spider Bags, a Merge Records product, headlining against Winston Facials at Krankies.
  • And Joseph Wilkerson of Uptowne Artworks is kind of a big deal in the neighborhood he named. His Second Sundays event has been bringing life to this district to the northeast of downtown Greensboro. It’s an afternoon affair, so get there early.

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