The Weekender: Chicken Soup Edition

Good for what ails ya...

It’s cold out there, and it’s only gonna get colder. So here’s some free advice: Lay in some good chicken stock for the winter, and pull a bunch to make a big pot of chicken soup, which should help fight off any seasonal illness.

Then go out and do something. The culture cannot survive without you.


  • First Toast @ Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO), 5:30 p.m.
    It was 75 years ago on this exact day that the Weatherspoon Art Museum opened its doors and to celebrate the museum’s organized this night of swing dancing and drinks. Folk musician Martha Bassett plays, and the Piedmont Swing Dance Society swings their stuff. Visit for more information.
  • The Slow Loss of the Foods We Love @ Temple Emanuel (W-S), 6:30 p.m.
    Journalist and environmentalist Simran Sethi discusses her book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of the Foods We Love. Sethi’s book chronicles the major agricultural changes that are homogenizing foods throughout the world.
  • Photography workshop @ Sawtooth School for Visual Art (W-S), 5:30 p.m.
    For those who have a camera but haven’t quite grappled the process of picture taking the Sawtooth hosts a photography workshop. Both DSLR’s and point-and-shoots are welcome.
  • Emily Yacina & More @ Revolution Cycles (GSO), 8:30 p.m.
    Four music groups from Virginia, New York and across North Carolina meet up in the bike shop for a night of especially fine post-CD internet-indie music. Emily Yacina, growing in popularity after her collaborations with Alex G, headlines. Find the event page on Facebook for more information.


  • Wicked Weed tap takeover @ Beer Co. (GSO), 6 p.m.
    Wicked Weed Brewing makes a coup d’état on the taps of the downtown craft beer store. They pour some favorites and some new ones. There’s a couple of sour ales, the Puer Green Tea Saison (new) and more. Find the event page on Facebook for more information.
  • Monster Jam @ Greensboro Coliseum (GSO), 7:30 p.m.
    The biggest names in monster trucking rip up a custom-designed course at the coliseum. Some would say it’s cathartic to watch these giant colorful trucks smash things.


  • Alice in Wonderland @ Hanesbrands Theatre (W-S), 11 a.m.
    It’s been 150 years since little Alice first tumbled down the rabbit hole. To commemorate the journey Winston Salem Festival Ballet is throwing Alice in with their Fairy Tale Series at Hanesbrands. This one-act production features fairy tale giants like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Ugly Duckling.”
  • Art Show and Life Celebration @ Urban Grinders (GSO), 5 p.m.
    When Chris Lubinski passed away, he left behind a legacy of photographic history and memories. Lubinski took it upon himself to document musicians and performers in Greensboro. Tonight Lubinski’s work and life is remembered with live music and his own photos and art. Find the page on Facebook for more information.


  • Obnox @ the Garage (W-S), 9 p.m.
    Cleveland’s Bim Thomas delivers some real heavy hip hop-punk as his one-man project, Obnox. It’s grungy, driving and has plenty of rhythm. Cleveland art punks X _X headlines this show at the Garage, which also gets support from Greensboro dream-punk band Cucumbers.
  • The Pope, Paris and Climate Change @ Scuppernong Books (GSO), 3 p.m.
    As a journalist Justin Catanoso has covered the last two UN climate change summits. And as a Catanoso he is related to Saint Gaetano Catanoso, which is the focus of his book My Cousin the Saint. Both of these topics and more intersect in this discussion at Scuppernong. Visit  for more information.
  • 2016 Golden Globes @ Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema (GSO), 8 p.m.
    Geeksboro hosts a screening of the Golden Globes Awards ceremony. Ridicule the absurdity or appreciate the show. Comic-heavyweight Ricky Gervais hosts the awards ceremony.
  • Piedmont Blues Preservation Society @ the Blind Tiger (GSO), 7 p.m.
    North Carolina musicians call on the community to support a trip to Memphis to compete in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. It’s a fundraiser at thew Blind Tiger featuring winners of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s solo, duo, band and youth categories.

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