• Neighborhoods throughout the Triad are celebrating National Night Out in partnership with municipal police departments to promote strong communities and to put criminals on the defensive. The festivities get started a little early in East Winston with neighbors gathering at 14th Street and Cameron Avenue from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for free hotdogs, free school supplies for children heading back to school, a gospel performance, inflatable bounce castle and vendors. 102 JAMZ hosts, and the Forsyth County Department of Public Health POSSE (Preventing Ongoing Spread of STIs Everywhere) will be on hand to educate the public. The city of High Point has a list of National Night Out events at 27 different location on its website. The city of Greensboro doesn’t publicly post National Night Out events because neighborhood residents got tired of people crashing them for free food. Your best bet is to check with a politically active neighbor to get the lowdown.
• Cinema Purgatorio, indie filmmakers Chris White and Emily Reach White’s chronicle of their attempt to meet Bill Murray screens at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema, located at 2134 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, at 7 p.m.
• Matty Sheets hosts open mic at New York Pizza, located at 337 Tate St. in Greensboro, at 9:30 p.m.