The Weekender: Chris Farley Edition

Chris Farley, gone but not forgotten, comes to the Geeksboro screen this weekend.

Remember Fat Guy Little Coat? That was awesome.

Hard to believe that funnyman Chris Farley has been gone for almost 20 years, but it’s true: He died in 1997 in Chicago. His short, absurd and kind of sad life is the subject of I Am Chris Farley, making its North Carolina premiere at Geeksboro on Friday night.

Sports, music, burlesque and more fill out the Weekender.


  • Discordia Days Burlesque @ Community Theatre of Greensboro (GSO)
    The Discordia Dames bring Discordia Days, a two-day tribute to the slap and tickle with more than a dozen performers and aficionados flooding South Elm Street on Friday and Saturday night. See for tickets and showtimes.
  • West Side Story @ Stained Glass Playhouse (W-S)
    When you’re a Jet, you’re a jet all the way… unless you fall in love. The Stained Glass players revive a Broadway classic in their boutique space through Saturday.


  • Conversations on Creativity @ the Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO)
    Longtime TCB friends and contributors Carolyn DeBerry and Harvey Robinson talk about film, photography and the elusive Monkeywhale at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and we hear there will be snacks.
  • Lynchburg Hillcats @ W-S Dash (W-S)
    After wrapping a three-game home stand against Wilmington, the Dash welcome the Lynchburg nine into the confines of BB&T Ballpark for another three at home. See for more.
  • HopFest Pre-Hustle @ Gate City Growlers (GSO)
    HopFest happens at the juncture where beer, cultural capital, public transportation and fellowship meet. The pre-party is a way to generate some enthusiasm for the big one, which happens Aug. 22. This one begins at 7 p.m.
  • Dance From Above presents Braille @ the Crown (GSO)
    Resident DJs, old-school 45s and a big shot from LA highlight this month’s installment of the dance series at the Crown. Be sure to hit la Rue for pho afterward. Showtime is at 9 p.m.


  • Paddleboard yoga @ Salem Lake (W-S)
    Engage your core while balancing on a paddleboard in Salem Lake with the instructors from the Breathing Room at 5:30 p.m.
  • I Am Chris Farley @ Geeksboro (GSO)
    The funniest big man — and the biggest funnyman — ever to grace the cast of ‘Saturday Night Live” is the subject of this biopic kicking off its North Carolina premiere week at Geeksboro tonight at 7 p.m.
  • Bingo/ drag show @ the Elm Street Center (GSO)
    Guilford Green’s Green Queen Bingo takes on a beach-blanket theme this week at 6 p.m., followed by a drag-show fundraiser at Limelight afterwards. Trans-dressing is encouraged, but please no alcohol on the bingo floor.


  • Uptowne Market @ High Point Library (HP)
    The Third City’s weekly food, craft and entertainment market begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Southern Constellations opening reception @ Elsewhere (GSO)
    Southern Constellation fellows Regina Agu and Iman Person discuss their work and light a ceremonial kiln at 8 p.m. at the living museum.
  • Rock show @ Reanimator Records (W-S)
    Marshmallow Coast out of Athens, Ga. joins Judy Barnes for a free show in the shadow of the Innovation Quarter, which has great acoustics and lighting at dusk. Show starts around 8 p.m.