It sure is a nice one this morning. Got the back door open as I knock out the Weekender, and I let my oldest skip his last day of middle school. Man, I love Friday the 13th.
- Downtown Winston-Salem’s Summer Music Series begins Friday with Downtown Jazz at 6 p.m. in Corpening Plaza with Jazzen and Marcus Anderson. Summer on Trade is Saturday at 7 p.m. with the Family.
- The Carolina Panthers roadshow hits Greensboro’s Center City Park this evening at 5:30, featuring players Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert; the Top Cats cheer squad and Sir Purr.
- It’s Food Truck Friday at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro at 6 p.m., featuring – Carolina Corn Roasters, Frog’s Toadly Good Eats, the Great Escape Catering Co., Hickory Tree Turkey BBQ, the Ice Queen, King Creole, My Dream Cakes, Taqueria el Azteca, Truckin’ with Tipsy’z and Urban street grill.
- And later at the Carolina Theatre, it’s the Classless Reunion, a Boomer bash for anyone who went to high school in the 1970s or saw the movie Dazed and Confused. You don’t have to go, but it’d be a lot cooler of you did.
- Start your Saturday at the Cobblestone Farmers Market, here Atelier del Valle patisserie returns with the sweet stuff. The line forms at approximately 9 a.m. in Old Salem.
- Or, you know, hit High Point for the Uptowne Market in the library parking lot. Details are pretty thin, but it’s an open-air deal, with food and crafts and whatnot. If you go, get pictures.
- Krankies Coffee perpetuates its cool factor with a motorcycle show at noon.
- The Triad Pride Men’s Chorus makes a Winston-Salem appearance at Hanesbrands Theatre with Deja Vu, a tribute to the music of the 1980s, at 8 p.m.
- The Camel City Thrashers hold their Zombie Prom at the Garage at 9 p.m.
- Vince Gill makes an appearance at the White Oak Amphitheatre of the Greensboro Coliseum.
- And New York Pizza may have the show of the week, with Greensboro and Winston-Salem bands sharing the tiny stage. Feverdream meets Jews & Catholica and the Kneads on Tate Street at 9 p.m. Jordan Green calls it “a rare and beautiful thing.” He also likens Jews & Catholics guitarist Eddie Garcia’s playing to “the aural equivalent of ripping the entrails out of a beast.”
- It’s Father’s Day. Spend some time with your dad.
As always, feel free to pass the Weekender around to your friends. Tell ’em they can get it for themselves by signing up here.