The Weekender: Revolutions, Recreation, and Raising Cane Edition


Let’s face it. It is hot as heck and there is no sign of the weather showing any mercy regardless of how often the elements con us with intermittent rain or a slight drop in temperature. None-the-less, who wants to stay in the house? So grab the SPF 1000, your 10-gallon fancy dandy water bottle, and hit the town.


Revolutionary Mothering Book Talk with co-author Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs and QPOCC @ Scuppernong Books (GSO), 11 a.m.

The concept of “revolutionary mothering” involves the belief that the fight of queer feminists is the same many mothers encounter and that marginalized mothers of color are the force for change that the world needs in order to positively transform from its current destructive state. Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs and members of QPOCC will hold a discussion at Scuppernong Books to discuss the anthology, “Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines”. Detailed information for the affair can be found on the event’s Facebook page.


Cinema Under the Stars: Labyrinth film showing @ Reynolda House Museum of American Art (W-S), 7:30 p.m.

“Dance magic, dance … Jump magic, jump!” Sound familiar? No? Well Reynolda House will school you with their showing of the enchanted film “Labyrinth” featuring the notorious goblin king, Jareth, played by the iconic David Bowie. Puppy dog tails, floating orbs, and lost babysitters are optional. More information can be located on Reynolda’s Facebook page.

Breed and The Permanent Press/Izzy True @ Urban Grinders (GSO), 8 p.m.

A clash of tech sound that include synthesizer and talk-box components, are combined with vocal jungle-soul to help form the band known as “J. Breed and The Permanent Press”. The edgy group, said to be powered by “love”, will be appearing live once again at Urban Grinders. For detailed information see the Urban Grinders event page on Facebook.


Penman Sip: Freedom of Speech @ Be Natural Fitness (GSO), 3 p.m.

Artistic beings come together to share their gift for one common purpose, the freedom of expression. DJ Damu will be performing spiritual drumming that will touch the soul. Alternative R & B artist, Irie Child, will be crooning away with his distinctive island sound and Jonathan Santos will also be in the house performing his lyrical acoustic works. For more information, check out the event page for Penman Sip on Facebook.


GSO Roller Derby: Star Wars Double Header with BADD @ the Greensboro Coliseum Complex (GSO), 2 p.m.

It’s Double header time! The ladies of the Greensboro Roller Derby will be facing off against the Beckley Area Derby Dames. Star Wars attire strongly encouraged but not required, but who doesn’t want to be a Star Wars character? Check out full details on the Star Wars Double Header with BADD Facebook page.

KnockerBall @ LeBauer Park – South Lawn (GSO), 4:00 p.m.

What happens when soccer and plastic bubbles combine? You find yourself entrapped within a huge freaking bubble tumbling around! As part of LeBaurer Park’s grand opening week of celebratory events, KnockerBall will be a part of the festivities. In these hot times in the city, sunblock and water bottles shouldn’t be an option. Put on your game face and visit LeBauer’s Facebook page for more information.

Arts Splash 2016 with Dom Flemons @ GTCC High Point Campus (HP), 6 p.m.

Dubbed “the American Songster”, Dom Flemons graces the stage of the GTCC Amphitheater with his smooth old-time folk music inspired tunes. The Grammy award winning artist, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, is sure to play at least a few of the multiple instruments he has learned to master. Stroll on over to the High Point Arts Council event page for detailed information regarding Flemons appearance at Art Splash.