The Weekender: July 25-27, 2014


I spent part of Thursday evening watching author and former News & Record columnist Bill Morris read from his newest work, Motor City Burning, at Scuppernong Books. From what I gather, it’s about baseball and justice. Bill’s great — smart and funny, guy still writes with a typewriter.


  • Irving Park Art & Frame hosts Art & Bark, a weekend of folk art starting with an artists reception on friday night at 6 p.m. with the work of Tim and Lisa Kluttz — yeah, that’s a real name. They make pet-themed folk art. Then, on Saturday, the Art & Bark party kicks off at 11 a.m. — a lot party with raffles, vendors and a food truck. Proceeds benefit Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network.


  • A lot more goes on in the Breathing Room than its name suggests. Tonight, for instance, there’s Acoustic Potluck — bring your guitar or drum (or what have you) and a covered dish and be ready to share.
  • I’m not sure what, specifically, inspired the We Just Can’t Let Them Win Fest at the Carolina Theatre tonight, but it sounds deliciously subversive. Under the banner of “arts, unity and resistance,” it’s got dance, comedy, spoken word, live art, activism and the debut of Remember 7, a very, very strange film. Kudos to the Carolina Theatre for hosting something different.
  • Juice Newton, aka the “Queen of Hearts,” fronts Exile at the High Point Theatre. Do yourself a favor and click on the link to see the one of the finest expressions of the 1980s video-music machine in existence. It’s perfect.
  • And hey: Ty Bru is coming home to the Blind Tiger as part of DSB—16, a producer battle Ed E. Ruger & the Iconoclast Crew. Bru’s been in China working on his verbal kung fu.



  • We don’t usually move past the weekend here at the Weekender, but it’s worth noting that UNCG’s radio station WUAG holds its 50th Fest at Glenwood Coffee & Books today at 3 p.m.

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