The Weekender, April 24-26: The Reanimator Edition

Reanimator is like a live wire this Friday afternoon.

Posting up at Reanimator between meetings, meals and events to bring this edition of the Weekender. With me are Rebecca Woodcock and Ian Dennis, who finally get their pictures on the internet!

There’s a bunch of young professionals playing touch football in the field across the way, by the tibacco waehouses. If you had told me that 10 years ago I’d have thought you were nuts.


  • It’s the last weekend for RiverRun, with a full slate of films and events. See our website for a tremendous list of reviews of films as they debut. (W-S)
  • The Gerald Freedman Theatre hosts UNCSA’s Spring Dance, a weekend of classic and contemporary dance with performances Thursday through Sunday. (W-S)


  • “HYPHEN,” a new music composition for saxophone by UNCSA forth-year student Kenneth M. Florence, highlights Composing the City at the New Winston Museum this evening music and art that begins at 7:30 p.m.  (W-S)
  • It will be hard not to shout lines from Sixteen Candles while former teen Molly Ringwald star plies the crowd with torch songs and jazz standards at UNCG’s Aycock Theatre. Oh sexy girlfriend! (GSO)
  • Ultimate Painting 40, three-round painting competition charges artists to make 20-minute masterpieces, with the ultimate winner moving on to the national tournament. It starts early — 6 p.m. — at  the Center for Visual Artists. (GSO)


  • Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Solo Challenge Winner Peter May highlights Gritty Blues at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market with music, shrimp and grits beginning at 8 a.m. (GSO)
  • Deep Roots Market celebrates Earth Day with demos and displays, an open mic, healthy food and local crafts at 11 a.m. (GSO)


  • Groovin’ in the Garden at Gateway Gardens features a jazz set with Chris Murrell, the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra and music students from area schools kicks off at noon amid food vendors, a petting zoo and more at the city’s newest public space.  (GSO)
  • Music from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein’s classic retelling of Romeo and Juliet fills out the bill for this Winston-Salem Symphony production that begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens Center. (W-S)