The Weekender, Dec. 5-7, 2014: Sad clown edition

Hoots Flea postponed until next week, cue the sad trombone.

Man, Hoots Flea Market is rescheduling until next week. You’ll have to wait until then to get your Triad City Beat T-shirt. Plenty to do until then.


  • Greensboro Ballet brings The Nutcracker to the Carolina Theatre,  the first of the ubiquitous Nutcracker performances of the year, with music by the Greensboro Symphony, this weekend and next. See for tickets and showtimes. (GSO)
  • Dying For It, the story adapted from Nikolai Erdmann’s Soviet farce The Suicide that was banned in the 1920s, hits UNCSA Patrons Theatre this weekend. The adaptation by Moira Buffini concerns Semyon, who must either learn to play the tuba or end his own life. (W-S)


  • The Festival of Lights, the Gate City’s annual winter carnival, features live music along Elm Street, the Indie Market on Lewis Street, al the First Friday festivities, ice skating at the Railyard, a winter wonderland at Hamburger Square and a tree-lighting and singalong at Friendly Avenue and North Elm Street. (GSO)
  • Call it an “after-work social” all you want — Twin City Santa’s Miracle on Fifth Street is a big holiday party for people with jobs that takes over the Millennium Center  at 7 p.m. Bring a toy, and tell ’em Smitty sent ya! (W-S)
  • Southern Culture on the Skids backs the trailer up to Ziggy’s later on, with openers the Malamondos. (W-S)


  • Take in the thoroughfare for the High Point Holiday Stroll on North Main Street in the Furniture City, with shopping, performance, dining, horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa and his elves and more along the way. The fun begins at 10 a.m. (HP)
  • The Jaycees’ annual Greensboro Holiday Parade  kicks off at 11 a.m. (GSO)
  • The Holiday Parade thrown by the Jaycees in Winston-Salem  is an evening affair, set to roll at 5 p.m. (W-S)
  • Geeksboro’s got a holiday toy show, heavy on the sci-fi, video-game and comic-book stuff, that begins at 9 a.m. (GSO)


  • Made 4 the Holidays Market brings food trucks, live music, a sidewalk café and the work of 100 artists and craftsmen to the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.  “Shoppers will find unique and beautifully handcrafted gifts for anyone on their shopping list from gardener to sports fan to foodie,” according to a press release, from 1-4 p.m. (GSO)