There’s lot’s going on this weekend. Try to keep up.
- All weekend long the Twin City Rib Fest takes over a portion of downtown Winston-Salem. Arts and crafts vendors, rides and games, libations and meat on the bone feature heavily. Over the weekend live music plays on two stages. I recommend the saloon that so scandalized Greensboro City Councilman Tony Wilkins at the last event.
- It’s First Friday in the arts districts of Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Act accordingly. We’ll be in Winston-Salem with some zombified rollergirls.
- Tonight at the Twin City Rib Fest we have Megan Jean & the KFB at 5:30 p.m. Bombadil and Seven Handle Circus follow.
- There’s more than just ribs going down in the City of Arts & Innovation. The W-S Festival Dance Center and the Lexington City Ballet collaborate for Salute: A Tribute to Our Armed Forces in three acts. The first celebrates World War II era music; the second features a balletic narrative about soldiers and their families; the third is a sampling of patriotic marches and anthems. Call 336.724.9977 for tickets.
- A night with Dexter Romweber will change your outlook on everything. The stalwart rocker has been holding it down in North Carolina since he was a teenager, continuing the thread between Link Wray and the White Stripes. He’ll be with his sister Sarah, formerly of Let’s Active, in the Dex Romweber Duo at the Garage with the Ghost Wolves, a husband-and-wife team out of Austin, Texas working the same dynamic in reverse.
- And Elsewhere in Greensboro hosts the launch of I Don’t Do Boxes, its local magazine “exploring LGBTQ experience.” Live music, readings and a dance party mark the occasion.
- The bohemes over at West End Mill Works host the Hoots Flea Market at noon in Winston-Salem. This week features a pie-eating contest.
- Veer into Greensboro for Geeksboro‘s inaugural Lawndale Drive-In series, featuring Hook at 9 p.m. in which Dustin Hoffmann brings just a little bit of Tootsie to his Captain Hook.
- At the Idiot Box, the Vaudeville After Dark crew pays tribute to Showgirls, in which Jessie Spano gets naked, with a slate of sketch comedy.
- And at the Rib Fest the music starts at 11:45 a.m. with Libby Kirkpatrick, followed by the Radials, doby, Jim Avett, the Damn Quails and headliner Whitey Morgan & the 78s.
- On an unusually busy Sunday, at 3 p.m. Hanesbrands Theatre screens Documented, the story of Phillippino journalist José Antonio Vargas who “came out” as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times in 2011.
- In downtown Winston-Salem, it’s Second Sunday on Fourth with griot Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba at 3 p.m.
- And Triad Stage kicks off All’s Well that Ends Well, the nest installment of the whirlwind 13th season.
- The rib fest holds a karaoke throwdown at 1 p.m.
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