This weather’s got us melting so we’re smooth like butter. Let us clarify: Not no Parkay, not no margarine. Strictly butter, baby. Strictly butter.
Maybe the heat’s messing with our heads, too.
Anyway. We got the crazy game, yo. And if you don’t believe it, check the Weekender below to prove us wrong.
Grand Opening: Boys & Girls Club Learning Center @ the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club (HP), 11 a.m. A High Point Community Foundation grant provided the means to open this computer learning center. There’ll be a ribbon cutting (classic) and a tour of the new facility. Go for the comedically big scissors; stay for the social change. Find the event on Facebook for more info.
Fringe on Film series presents James Castle: Portrait of an Artist @ Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO), 6 p.m.
Accompanying the museum’s main traveling exhibition showing five self-taught artists, this hour-long 2008 film by Jeffrey Wolf traces the beginnings of one of those artists — perhaps the strangest of the bunch — a deaf man born in rural Idaho whose used soot and spit to make art expressing his otherwise uncommunicated private world. The film is likely as haunting as his work, which you can see after the screening. Details at weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans @ Winston-Salem Dash (W-S), 7 p.m. The Pelicans broke the Dash’s heart last year in the Carolina League playoff semifinals, but the remnants of that Winston-Salem squad seem out for blood. Pitcher Jordan Stephens shut out Myrtle Beach in his six innings on Monday, so the finale of this four-game home stretch should prove interesting. For more info, visit the Dash page on milb.com.
Something Like Seduction with Lovely Budz @ Bulls Tavern (W-S), 9 p.m. This three-piece reggae outfit hailing all the way from Arizona stops in Winston-Salem for their Lunar Lander tour. Equal parts spliffy garage band and Jamaican vacation soundtrack, it’s hard to tell if they’re serious or seriously silly. So go find out for us. Check the band’s Facebook page for ticket info.
Peppercorn Theatre’s Flor to Somewhere debut @ the Children’s Museum (W-S), 11 a.m.
This kid-friendly play by Christina Quintana features a superhero named Flor and her invisible rocket ship. (Think Dora the Explorer but without so many awkward pauses.) The Facebook description makes sure to explain the show is appropriate for ages “7 to 107” so make sure to leave your 108-year-old great-grandma at home. There’s also a 2 p.m. show; see peppercorntheatre.org for matinee times scattered throughout the rest of July.
Housing Hangout @ UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies (GSO), noon In room 1607 of the Moore Humanities and Research Administration building, listen in on a discussion about issues in immigrant housing. The expert squad of panelists include April Richard of the Greensboro Housing Coalition, Andrew Young from the Bonner Center for Community Service & Learning, Holly Sienkiewicz with Center for New North Carolinians and Franca Jalloh from Jalloh’s Upright Services of North Carolina Inc. Find the Center on Facebook for more info.
An Easy Evening @ Artivity on the Green (W-S), 8 p.m. Eddie Atkins, an Americana musician out of Sandy Ridge, brings music for the June bugs, fireflies and free spirits (his words, not ours). Douglas Moore Jr. will open. The event page on Facebook invites you to “come let our chords melt away the discontent easily enabled by this modern world’s discord.” Sounds delightful. See the event page for details.
Revision Vintage July Pop Up Shop @ Revision Vintage (GSO), noon Get on your vintage-licious vibes at Revision Vintage’s second pop-up shop event, where you’ll find a current take on the fashions and furniture of yesteryear. Paisley ties not guaranteed. Plus, Cast Irony throws down dinner starting at 7 p.m. (reservations necessary). To save your space track down Revision Vintage on Facebook.
Break the BOX! Live Music+Tribute Dance Party: Prince vs. Michael Jackson @ the Blind Tiger (GSO), 8 p.m. HUMbl Media Services out of Winston-Salem presents a night of live tribute bands followed by a dance party for a full-on battle of the pop stars. Whether you side with the Purple One or the King of Pop, the event organizers promise you’ll dig this celebration of American musical royalty. Bring your slickest and most sparkly attire. Also, don’t forget your critical lenses on entertainment and celebrity. Search the event on Facebook for more info.
Beer and Cheese Pairing with Triad NC Girls Pint Out @ Foothills Brewing (W-S), 3 p.m. Milk and cookies. Peanut butter and jelly. And now, beer and cheese. Like the cool urban cousin of the stuffy wine and cheese standard, let the Girls Pint Out crew coach you through different pairings to test your palate. You’re invited to stick around for jazz and dinner after. Details on the Foothills Facebook page.
High Point Arts Council presents Arts Splash Concert @ Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, 6 p.m. Keep your weekend groove going at the High Point Arts Council’s first-in-series Arts Splash show. BYO seating and eats to hear the Legacy Motown Revue crank out soul tunes. Bring your funky Motown moves, but you’re asked to leave your booze at home. For rain plans and more info, visit highpointarts.org or call 336.889.2727.