The Weekender, Feb. 13-15: The Liza Minelli edition

Life is a cabaret, old chum.

Lotsa theater this week, including two from Triad Stage, ladyparts in Greensboro and a sequel in Winston-Salem. But for photography reasons we’re focusing on Cabaret at UNCG this weekend, where a young Liza Minelli fully emerged from under her mother’s shadow. But that was a pretty long time ago


  • The Vagina Monologues, raw, beautiful and real, has become a Valentine’s tradition. The Stephen D. Hyers Theater runs its rendition Thursday through Saturday, with proceeds benefiting the Sherri Denise Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. (GSO)
  •  Triad Stage has a couple plates in the air. Dirty Blonde, a rumination on Mae West, finishes its run in Greensboro at the Pyrle Theatre. Meanwhile, Other Desert Cities begins its residency at Hanesbrands. (GSO/W-S)
  • Come hear the music play as UNCG’s theater department premieres its staging of the classic anti-fascist musical, Cabaret. They’re kicking things off with a “pay what you can” preview on Thursday at 8 p.m. The show runs through Feb. 19. (GSO)



  • Tiffany Chaney created Green Door Wheel Works‘ first art show of 2015 features, with pieces dubbed “whimsical” and “passionate” on the Facebook event page. Things get going at 5 p.m.  (HP)
  • The Empire Room hosts KINK: A Queer Night. It’s a mixer, a dance party and a pleasure center from the Queer People of Color Collective. Sex and relationship games, sexual education and other delights await. April Parker at has the details. (GSO)
  • In a first for the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the museum offers advanced-purchase admission for the opening of one of its exhibits: American Buffalo, George Catlin’s series of paintings of the American West, centralized around the king of the prairie, the bison. (W-S)
  • Written by Bruce Norris in 2010 as a mirror companion to A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park tells the story of the white family who sold the Youngers their house. It enters its second weekend at the Stained Glass Playhouse with 8 p.m. showings on Friday and Saturday and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday afternoon.
  • Forget V-Day, Diamond Lotus and Joe Blevins take note of the date — Friday the 13th — for the theme of this one-off at the Garage. (W-S)
  • Father and daughter Dean & Riley Driver bring the DooDad vibe to Common Grounds, Dusty’s coffee shop on the corner, where a little live-music scene is heating up. It starts early, 8 p.m., for the neighborhood crowd. (GSO)
  • Now, here’s a grab bag: Corporate Fandango, Greensboro’s manic ska miscreants, and Damn Frank, a Philadelphia-Greensboro punk-rock transplant, celebrate the release of their new CDs. Add Hotdog, the new project of Josh King and other House of Fools alumni. Then throw in the experimental hip-hop crew Dildo of God. Oh, and I think it’s someone’s birthday. Show starts at 9 p.m. at the Crown.

SATURDAY (Valentine’s Day)