The Weekender: The Black Hole, Pizza & Ira Glass Edition

Photo by Douglas Barnes

Welcome to the weekend! Hopefully you’re already out of work and don’t have to show your face again until Monday, but regardless here is an assortment exciting things that you could squeeze into your schedule this evening and weekend.



  • Racquets for the Cure @ Pinetop Sports Club (GSO)
    Before cancer is fought in the lab, it’s fought on the tennis court. The Racquets for the Cure tournament is returning to raise money for researching the cure to breast cancer. Join the tournament by going to
  • The 7th Annual World Cultural Festival @ Wake Forest University (W-S)
    Sometimes the most effective way to understand a different culture is by tasting its food and dancing its dance, at least that’s the philosophy of this festival. It’s a free-to-the-public globally inclusive party. You can visit the event page at for more details.
  • Super Massive Black Holes and Galaxy Formation @ Greensboro Science Center (GSO)
    Join the Greensboro Astronomy Club to discuss the essence of nature’s most perplexing phenomena: black holes. It’s a humbling discussion on the mysterious forces at work in the world beyond the Triad. Go to for more information.
  • Drag Bingo Night @ Elm Street Center (GSO)
    The Guilford Green Foundation hosts a superhero-themed bingo night to support the LGBT community in Guilford County. Visit for more information.


  • Opening @ Carmine’s 901 Grill (W-S)
    Carmine Farina is a native of Naples, Italy and the owner of Carmine’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. Now he’s also the owner of Carmine’s 901 Grill, which opens Saturday. To celebrate the opening Farina is selling nine appetizers, nine pizzas, nine pastas, nine salads and one creation of the day, each for $9.01. You can find Farina at his grill on 901 Reynolda Road.
  • Apple Fest @ Historic Bethabara Park (W-S)
    Apples go way back in Bethabara history. When the Moravians arrived in 1753, one of their first matters of business was planting apple seeds they carried from Europe. The Apple Fest is a way to commemorate those apple-loving Moravians with apples, music, tons of vendors and the Hogway Speedway, which is like motor racing but with pigs. To find more information about this family-friendly festival visit
  • Tailgate potluck party @ Camel City Yoga (W-S)
    With a slip and slide, pickup truck swimming pool, cornhole and old-time band, Camel City Yoga is far from your mother’s yoga studio. You’re going to want to bring a good dish and follow them on Facebook for more updates.
  • An evening with Ira Glass @ Carolina Theatre (GSO)
    There are not a lot of people that can spin a good yarn like Ira Glass. This guy has been telling stories as the host of WBEZ’s now famous radio program “This American Life” since 1995. He’s going to demonstrate how he does it on stage, and then play back some of the most memorable clips from the show’s 20-year running. It’s like seeing the man behind the curtain. You can find your tickets by visiting
  • Farmer Appreciation Day @ Greensboro Curb Market (GSO)
    You’re going to need one of these guys three times a day as the old saying goes, and the folks at the Greensboro Curb Market know it. They’re inviting local chef Alex Amoroso to prepare breakfast — a heavy, Southern breakfast. Neese’s sausage, eggs from Massey Creek Farm, Old Mill of Guilford grits, Biscuitville biscuits and Sweet Morning Farms jam is all on the menu. You can find more information by going to
  • Groove Jam @ Doodad Farm (GSO)
    What is a “groove jam?” I don’t know, but you’ll know it when you feel it. But know that this jam is held on Doodad Farm and proceeds are going to benefit Greensboro Urban Ministry. You can see who’s playing at