St. Patrick’s Day leads us into a gorgeous weekend filled with beer, basketball and the imminent arrival of spring. Despite tradition, some will choose not to wear green on Friday, hoping that one of the many pinches they receive might wake them up from a political nightmare.
Whether or not that works, there are always plenty of great Triad events to enjoy:
- Anthony Braxton @ SECCA (W-S), 7 p.m.
SECCA opens its SoundSeen: Remix exhibit with a live performance by legendary jazz artist Anthony Braxton. SoundSeen: Remix presents the musical compositions of three artists — Braxton, John Cage and Christian Marclay — in which drawings, diagrams and images replace the musical notation to become a “graphic score.” More info at secca.org.
- Mr. Gaga @ Aperture Cinema (W-S), 8 p.m.
Helen Simoneau Danse and Aperture Cinema co-present a screening of Tomer Heymann’s film, Mr. Gaga. The documentary tells the story of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin, who invented the form of dance and “movement language” known as Gaga. More info at aperturecinema.com.
- Art Chantry @ High Point University, 11 a.m.
A graphic designer from Tacoma, Wash., Art Chantry uses analog techniques to observe the arcane and obscure. He has designed more than 200 record covers, as well as T-shirts, posters, products and walls at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The free event takes place in the ballroom at the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce. More info at highpoint.org.
- The 2017 Greensboro Odyssey @ 200 N. Davie St. (GSO), 11 a.m.
Known as “a car show of the future,” the Greensboro Odyssey gives visitors the chance to see the latest in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, as well as talk with local experts. The Triad Electric Vehicle Association showcases some of the newest electric and hybrid cars, including the Tesla Model S, in addition to electric motorcycles, hybrid buses, homebuilt experimental vehicles and more. Further info at tevanc.org.
- “Where We Met” sculpture raising @ LeBauer Park (GSO), 7 p.m.
LeBauer Park hosts the first annual “spring blooming” of Janet Echelman’s aerial sculpture. After being taken down for the winter to avoid icy weather, the fiber net sculpture returns to its place above the park’s lawn. The family-friendly event features live music, dance and art classes from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More info at greensborodowntownparks.org.
- Battle of Guilford Courthouse reenactment @ the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (GSO)
Beginning on Saturday morning, the Guilford Battleground Company sponsors an event honoring the 236th anniversary of the battle. Activities include music by the Guilford Courthouse Fifes & Drums, a Carolina Colonial Dancers performance, a small arms demonstration and a guided battlefield walk. More info at guilfordbattlegroundcompany.org.
Pick of the Week (Arts)
- Helen Simoneau Danse @ Hanesbrands Theatre (W-S), Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
In its seventh season, the dance company presents three pieces that explore human connection and conversation across disciplines. The evenings feature live music by Must Be the Holy Ghost and the visual art of Weapons of Mass Projection. More info at helensimoneau.com.
Pick of the Week (Food)
- Black Brunch @ Emma Key’s (GSO), March 19, 10 a.m.
Every third Saturday, Black Lives Matter Gate City hosts a gathering to break bread with members of the community and support a local black business. Emma Key’s newly added breakfast menu ends at 11 a.m. More info on the Facebook event page.
Pick of the Week (Music)
- UNCSA’s Symphony Orchestra @ Gerald Freedman Theatre (W-S), Saturday at 7:30 p.m., March 19 at 3 pm.
The orchestra presents Antonin Dvorak’s engaging 8th Symphony, along with a performance by the winner of the 2017 Concerto Competition. Music Director Christopher James Lees conducts. More info at uncsa.edu.
Pick of the Week (Sports)
- Port Huron Prowlers vs. Danville Dashers @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Before the inaugural season of the Carolina Thunderbirds in Winston-Salem this fall, the Fairgrounds Annex hosts a neutral-site game between the Prowlers and the Dashers of the Federal Hockey League. More info at carolinathunderbirds.com.