The Weekender: 13th Birthday Edition

13 is a lucky number.

Normally I send the Weekender out on Thursday, but it was my son’s 13th birthday so I opted to slack a little.

It’s a lucky number — one of possibility and change. And I sense big things on the horizon for this fine boy.

His chosen birthday dinner: the orange chicken at Panda Express. What are ya gonna do?

Now on to the Weekender, perhaps a day late but never short on events in the Triad’s three cities. Stay in the loop by clicking here.


  • Fourth Fridays @ Jackie’s Place/512 Collective (HP)
    The Historic Washington Street neighborhood sets the scene for this monthly arts-based gathering with food trucks, vending and Jack Bonney on the ones and twos. Action begins at 5 p.m.
  • Paddleboard yoga @ Salem Lake (W-S)
    It’s cardio yoga on the water at Salem Lake this week at 5:30 with the crew from the Breathing Room. Register at the website.
  • Dr. Strangelove @ Reynolda House (W-S)
    Learn to love the bomb at this sunset screening of the 1964 Cold War classic directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and James Earl Jones. Part of the Cinema Under the Stars series.
  • The Notebook @ Center City Park (GSO)
    Center City Cinema screens the Nicholas Sparks romance at sundown.


  • Cringe Con II @ Reanimator Records (W-S)
    Reanimator‘s “weirdo music festival” and costume party begins at 4 p.m. with Eugene Chadbourne and just degenerates from there. The theme is heroes and villains, and the slate, fluid at this point, looks to have 13 bands so far.  has more.
  • Calilina Pop-up Grill @ Cincy’s Downtown (GSO)
    They’re putting aside the chili and spaghetti tonight for a one-off pop-up featuring a melding of the cuisines of California and North Carolina art Cincy’s. Check the Facebook page — you might want to make a reservation.
  • Beth McKee’s Sugarcane Revival and Hurricane Party @ SECCA (W-S)
    New Orleans expat Beth McKee, who cut her teeth with Evangeline in the 1980s and ’90s, brings Tommy Malone from the subdudes and Jeffrey Dean Foster to remember Katrina — in a good way — followed by an extended jam based on her new album, Sugarcane Revival. It starts at 7 p.m. at SECCA.


  • Small Batch Songwriter Night @ Gibbs Hundred Brewing (GSO)
    A mellow Sunday evening at the downtown brewery kicks off at 7 p.m. with Fer. from Rio de Janiero and Dean Driver of the Doodad Farm. Facebook has more.