The Weekender: Rattling the Cage Edition


The coolest thing about the changing of the seasons is the type of events that come with the climate change or maybe the weather has nothing to do with it at all and October is really the culprit behind all of the macabre themed events that seem to be surfacing during the harvesting season. In any case, take advantage while you can because as we all know Christmas will be taking over next week.


Hornets vs. Celtics @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex (GSO), 7:30 p.m.

The Boston Celtics come to town to play against North Carolina’s own Charlotte Hornets in a preseason battle of skill and technique. Tickets can be purchased through, and Ticketmaster outlets, or at the Greensboro Coliseum box office.

Bible Reading @ First Friends Center (GSO), 6:30 p.m.

Wess Daniels and William Rogers embark on a four-week Bible study group that will take a look at how poverty, oppression and empire intersect in the Bible. The first session in the seminar is “The Religion of Empire.” For complete details on the seminar, see First Friends Center’s’ Facebook page.


Pottery pop-up @ Center for Visual Artists (GSO), 6 p.m.

The Cultural Arts Center pays homage to the potters responsible for the uniquely designed bowls utilized in the Urban Ministry’s annual Feast of Caring. For the opportunity to engage with the artisans who help feed the soul through aesthetics, visit the Pottery Pop-up for the feast’s Facebook page.

Creature themed art show @ Tattoo Revival (W-S), 7 p.m.

Behind every good tattooists lies artistic skill that goes beyond the needle. Tattoo Revival turns its walls into a gallery space for 17 local artists that have created 17 fascinating creatures for a different type of art show sure to blow the mind. Additional information can be found on Tattoo Revival’s Facebook page.

Necro Nectar @ Delurk Gallery (W-S), 7 p.m.

Just in time for the season where the macabre is appreciated, the Delurk Art Gallery hosts an exhibit that explores the realms of hell, the beauty of darkness and exposes the mind to images once used to evoke fear that are now presented for admiration. More information about the event can be found on


BLM against HB2 @ International Civil Rights Museum (GSO), 4 p.m.

QPOCC presents “Toilet Training,” a video documentary collaboration between transgender video maker Tara Mateik and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project that exposes the travesties endured by those who choose to use bathrooms based on their identified gender. For more information on the presentation that will share the stories of queer and trans people suffering and fighting against NC HB2, visit the BLM against HB2: Documentary and Screening Facebook event page.

Birds in a Row @ the Garage (W-S), 8 p.m.

Amplifier presents the eclectic musical stylings of Birds in a Row from France, accompanied by Frameworks of Florida, Durham’s own Greaver, and Weak Wrists of Asheville at the infamous Garage. For more information, check out the Garage’s Facebook page.

Slasher @ Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance (W-S), 8 p.m.

What happens when a mom goes psycho and tries to ruin her daughter’s movie debut in B-level slasher flick due her feminist beliefs? Several cliché situations that will probably make this comedic horror and awesome must-see staged reading. For more information about the event, check out


Pet spook fest @ Northwood Animal Hospital (HP), noon

While kids are just beginning to hunt for that perfect costume, parents of those cute and cuddly pets have been planning the perfect Yoda and Princess Leia-inspired costumes since last year (speaking from experience). Join the Northwood Animal Hospital for its animal festival and show off those crazy costumes while simultaneously helping homeless fur babies. More information can be found at