The Weekender: Get Off Your Bum Edition

2016 High Point Rowing Festival

While the weather around town may be settling down the cities of the Triad are pumping like the summer is still rocking. Take in the fresh air, romp around in the leaves, practice downward facing dog with a cow, appreciate the artistry behind abandoned buildings and support, support, support. Just bring some galoshes just in case.


Read-in @ beginning at LeBauer Park (GSO), 8 p.m.

In solidarity with demonstrators and activists in Charlotte, the Queer People Of Color Collective, Black Lives Matter Greensboro and Elsewhere host a series of “out-loud” readings in public spaces, starting with the occupation of Lebauer Park. Detailed information about the demonstration route can be found on the Read-In: #BlackLivesMatter event Facebook page.


Rowing festival @ Oak Hollow Festival Park (HP), 8 a.m.

It’s the small things, like a gigantic inflatable rubber ducky, that can make or break an event, and the 2016 High Point Rowing Festival will have said duck. Enough said. Pictures of the great duck and pertinent details of the rowing regatta can be found on the High Point Autumn Rowing Festival event page.

Yoga by the Barn @ Salem Tavern Meadow (W-S), 9 a.m.

Is it wrong to imagine barn yard animals in yoga gear or class being taught by a well-known insurance duck when the words “yoga” and “barn” are mentioned in the same sentence? Okay, so that may not happen but the whole “Yoga by the Barn” theme still sounds pretty picturesque. For more information, contact Tabatha Renegar at or at 336.721.7352.

Radish investigation @ Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (GSO), 10 a.m.

Budding sleuths between the ages of 6 and12: The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market has the perfect excuse for you to wake your parents up very early on a Saturday morning. (Just don’t tell them you saw it in Triad City Beat.) Corben Harris from the YMCA’s Camp Weaver teaches the kiddies all about roots and radishes. For more information and to register mosey on over to

History Rocks! @ High Point Museum (HP), noon

The High Point Museum pulls out all the stops for its sixth annual Historical Society Fundraiser. With Pokestops and Pokegyms, local bands, K9 demonstrations by the High Point Police Department, bake sales and games, there is a little something for the whole family to enjoy. Complete event details can be found on

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival @ Wake Forest University (W-S), 1 p.m.

The students of the Wake Forest Asian Student Interest Association bring the Chinese Mooncake Festival to Winston-Salem. The association invites the community to take a break from the busy work week to indulge in a variety of flavorful mooncakes, Asian-inspired cuisine, traditional festival performances and quality time with friends and neighbors. More information can be found on the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Facebook event page.

Bearded Goat soft opening @ 116 E. Lewis St. (GSO), 6 p.m.

Self-described as a classy yet “artistic dive”, the Bearded Goat is calling on all friends and fam to help partake in their pre-opening night of celebratory fun. RSVP on the Bearded Goat’s Facebook page or with the dudes known as Seth, Matt and Mike.