Okay, Trump: We admit we weren’t taking you seriously as a presidential candidate. But after last night’s 95-minute meltdown — in which you invited audience members to stab you, opined that Mitt Romney “choked like a dog” in 2012 and questioned the intelligence of the entire population of Iowa (more than 3 million people, who incidentally play a big role in the election of the American president) — we never want you to stop.
Probably can’t say the same for the Cornhuskers. Or Buckeyes. Whatever it is.
Your Weekender awaits…
- NC Dance Festival @ Jan Van Dyke Theatre (GSO), 7:30 p.m.
The first night of Greensboro’s installation of the NC Dance Festival has veteran choreographers at the Cultural Arts Center, with more events running through the weekend.
- Taco Time @ Greensboro Children’s Museum (GSO), 5:30 p.m.
Don’t you think it’s time your tween learns to cook everything from scratch? This class is all about rolling up the sleeves and making flour tortillas, roasted green salsa, beans and vegetable fillings at the GCM.
- Leather Belt Making Workshop @ Centennial Trading Company
(W-S), 6:30 p.m.
Centennial Trading Company has branded itself as a place for well-built attire, the kind of stuff that ages like wine. There’s the complex relationship between light, skin oils and water that affects the aging process. There’s cutting the straps from a full hide, sizing it up and punching those holes. There’s a lot to take in and here’s a chance to learn belt-making from the professionals. Find the event on Facebook for more information.
- Friday the 13th @ every city, everywhere
Legends of the Knights Templar, tattoos and black cats; it’s that special day. This is the last Friday the 13th of the year — the next one occurs in May of 2016.
- Babes in Toyland @ Christ United Methodist Church (H-P) 7 p.m.
This play is in homage to one of Disney’s most beloved and bizarre Technicolor musicals, Babes in Toyland. It’s about Mary Quite Contrary and Tom the Piper’s Son who are about to get married when a real jerk, Barnaby, shows up in a jealous tirade. The story pans out in song, comic violence and dance. This live stage version features the High Point Community Theatre Youth Stage.
- Holiday Tasting @ 1618 Wine Lounge (GSO), 1 p.m.
With the New Year and holiday season creeping up it’s a good time to stock up on a sophisticated bottle of wine. It’s for that reason that 1618 Wine Lounge is hosting their annual Holiday Tasting. See what the connoisseurs have in mind for the season and get your snack on while you’re at it. Find the event page on Facebook for more details.
- 27 Views of Greensboro reading @ Greensboro Historical Museum (GSO), 3 p.m.
In a collection of essays and prose from some of the city’s most popular writers, 27 Views of Greensboro tells the story of a city nestled between mountains and sea with a long history of racial tension. Three contributing authors (Tina Firesheets, Logie Meachum and Jeri Rowe) will read their contributions and sign your copy. The reading starts at 3 p.m.
- Americans Who Tell the Truth opening @ International Civil Rights Museum (GSO), 6:30 p.m.
Chelsea Manning, Dwight Eisenhower and Rachel Carson are Americans who have told the truth. At least that’s what artist Robert Shetterly thinks. He’s painted more than 50 vivid, realistic and incredibly large portraits of all the Americans that he feels have told the truth. Union leaders, journalists, presidents and general truth-tellers are featured along with a quote and a short bio at the ICRCM.
- Reanimator’s three-year anniversary @ Krankies Coffee (W-S), 8 p.m.
When Reanimator hosts an anniversary show, you go. This year’s lineup is pretty inclusive with electro-punk, chanting weirdos and that raw rock-and-roll sound you love. If nothing else check out Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, the bestial drum and bass duo from Maryland known for their hair-raising live shows.
- Debate Watch Party @ Collab, Forsyth County Democratic Party HQ (GSO/WS), 8 p.m.
Bernie Sanders supporters have organized watch parties for the second Democratic Presidential Debate, which will be streamed from Des Moines Iowa. It’s either football or debate and you can guess which channel these folks will be on. Find your city’s watch party at go.berniesanders.com.
- Dead & Company @ Greensboro Coliseum (GSO), 7 p.m.(ish)
It’s the first tour of Dead & Company, the band with three of four remaining core Grateful Dead members. Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann are there along with John Mayer and Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers (standing in for Phil Lesh). Deadheads have been getting a lot of good things coming their way lately and Dead & Company coming to the Triad is kind of like the icing on the cake for this 50th year anniversary of the Grateful (not so) Dead. Tickets are still available through the coliseum site.
- Made 4 the Holidays Market @ Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (GSO), 11 a.m.
It’s best to get friends and family Christmas gifts with that “locally crafted” feel. With pottery, fiber art and handcrafted jewelry the Made 4 the Holidays Market is the place to get that shopping knocked out early. This market is like a living Etsy.com with live music and artisanal snacks.
- Mahler & More @ Stevens Center, UNCSA (W-S), 3 p.m.
The Winston-Salem Symphony is reverting back to its juvenile ways with three pieces meant to invoke the memories and visions of childhood. Mahler & More features Gustov Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, written to illustrate the experiences of a child in heaven, along with two compositions on childhood in the south: Rusty Air in Carolina and Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Maestro Robert Moody starts swinging the baton at 3 p.m.