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 discordiadaysbirlesquefest.com 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 wsdash.com 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.