The Weekender, Feb. 27-March 1: The Cancellation edition

Not everything is canceled...

Looks like every event in the Triad for the past two days has been canceled due to this last gasp of winter. But the ice is melting as I type, so these events should be a go. Please click on the links to make sure everything is happening as it’s supposed to.

And buck up — It’s supposed to be 60 degrees on Monday.


  • Triad Stage wraps up its Winston-Salem production of Other Desert Cities, regarding a wayward daughter and her scandalous family memoir, this weekend at the Hanesbrands Theatre. (W-S)
  • Combining the old with the new, UNCSA’s Winter Dance recital features a classic Royal Ballet piece along with two world premieres. Pretty sure this one is still on for tonight, but check the website for updates. (W-S)
  • Friday night’s Cash Bash show at the Garage skews to more traditional country music in this annual ode to the Man in Black, while Saturday night acknowledges that Johnny Cash was a badass. (W-S)


  • Podcast divas Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire of “The Brad & Britt Show” come down from their high horses long enough to have beer with the common people at the corner of Elm and McGee streets and flog their Little Rush event, coming in April. Action starts at 6 p.m. (GSO)
  • Wahyas, Lilac Shadows and Nest Egg bring it to New York Pizza. (GSO)


  • Old Salem gives us Chocolate-Dipped History, an event that celebrates coffee, tea and chocolate from 9:30 a.m. on, with tastings, demos and more tasty goodness. (W-S)
  •  Joss Whedon made just one season of his cult show “Firefly,” a sci-fi nerdgasm with spaceships, gravity drives, aliens and futuristic weapons. Watch the whole thing at Geeksboro today beginning at 10 a.m. (GSO)
  • Aperture Cinema goes old-school with a screening of The Muppet Movie, a 1979 classic from Jim Henson and Co. featuring crazy cameos and lots of muppetry. Showings Saturday and Sunday morning at 10 a.m.
  • It’s never too cold to get a spanking from a tattooed burlesque performer! Looks like the Mardi Gras of the Carolinas is a go for Saturday night at the castle in, um, High Point. (HP)
  • Guilford Green, the Poetry Collective and Unity in Greensboro Church bring performing poet Buddy Wakefield for a noon workshop and 7 p.m. performance at the Community Theatre of Greensboro. (GSO)

That should be enough to keep you warm through the weekend. And hey — there’s always Monday.