The Weekender, Jan. 23-25, 2014: ‘Let It Go’ edition

A Frozen celebration begins at the Greensboro Central Library on Saturday afternoon. Can't hold it back anymore.

The cold doesn’t bother me anyway.



  • If you’re the parent of a young girl, it’s possible you might have heard of the film Frozen and can maybe even sing along with the hit song from the film… what was it called again? The party begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Central Library with a snowball fight, icicle obstacle course and a “Let it Go” sing-along. (GSO)


  • If you can stomach chili at 8:30 a.m., then the Chili Challenge is the event for you. Nine local restaurants, farms and chefs have batched up their best recipes for this juried competition at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. (GSO)
  • The New Winston Museum screens Zero to 50, a piece of historical theater honoring the UNC School of the Arts 50th anniversary, at 6 p.m., written by and starring UNCSA student Andrew Manning. (W-S)
  • Black Violin captures the value proposition of Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, a South Florida duo of classically trained violinists whose beat-laden music is anchored in the urban idiom while melding jazz, hip-hop and funk, with a glancing nod towards bluegrass. Show starts at 8 p.m. at the High Point Theatre. (HP)
  • Space Bear, a Greensboro trio that plays deliciously gritty garage punk, celebrates the release of it new demo at the Green Bean. Everyone who shows up gets a code for a free digital download. With Dildo of God, Someday Rumble, Magpie Thief and Renee is a Zombie. Show starts at 7 p.m. (GSO)
  • The hip-hop collective Turquoise Jeep rolls into the Garage, with cross-genre assistance from local ambient-guitar-damage purveyors Must Be the Holy Ghost and Primovanhalen. Show starts at 8 p.m. (W-S)


  • Movable Feast , a Bookmarks Festival offshoot now in its third year, is like a speed-dating event with 10 authors rotating through the tables in 10-minute increments to talk about craft and story. It’s at Wake Forest Biotech Place, there will be food and wine from local vendors starting at 3 p.m., and people who love books. (W-S)
  • Nexus, a professional touring percussion ensemble, comes to the School of the Arts for a 5 p.m. show. The concert is the conclusion of a weekend’s worth of percussion action. (W-S)