Hurricane Joaquin’s gonna bust up a perfectly good weekend with about a foot of rainfall over the cities of the Piedmont Triad when it makes landfall. Lots of cancellations in the works, so please double-check these events, especially the outdoor ones.

Meanwhile, don’t bother washing your car.

The Weekender follows…


  • Herbs Inside and Out @ Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center (GSO), 6 p.m.
    Learn how to grow your own herbs indoors or outdoors. You can try some herbal treats and check out a plentiful herb garden.
  • First tree-lighting ceremony @ Government Plaza (GSO), dusk
    The Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women is dubbing October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout October, they will be lighting a tree each night.


  • Oktoberfest Party @ Hoots Roller Bar (W-S), 4 p.m.
    Hoots celebrates its two-year anniversary with a new brew. They’ll have special beers from last year, like the Krankies Coffee stout, as well as the Oktoberfest brew. Facebook has more..
  • First Friday @ Downtown (GSO/W-S), 6 p.m.
    If you like energy, culture and learning about new things and people in your community then first Friday is always the best Friday. Hope for good weather.
  • Tastings and tours @ Sutler’s Spirits (W-S), noonish
    A new state law allows Sutler’s Spirits boutique distillery to sell one bottle of its flagship gin to each person who takes a tour or tasting, beginning this weekend. Sign up at the website or the Facebook page.


  • Rainbow Run 5K @ Washington Park (W-S), 9 a.m.
    An award goes to the best male and female attire at this 5K run hosted by Pride Winston-Salem. You can register at or in person at the event.
  • The Artist’s Garden opening @ Reynolda House (W-S), 9:30 a.m.
    Take a look at gardening in the United States during the turn of the 20th Century. Reynolda House’s new exhibit depicts American gardeners being influenced by Europeans, urban gardens, artists’ gardens and gardens in the winter.
  • HIV Testing @ Washington Terrace Park (HP), noon
    Triad Health Project estimates that about 6,500 people in North Carolina are living with HIV and don’t know it. That’s why they’re offering free and confidential HIV/STD screenings to the public.
  • History Rocks! @ High Point Museum (H-P), noon
    To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the High Point Fire Department, High Point Museum throws a family-fun event. Three bands, food trucks and activities for children are some of the things the museum has planned.
  • Art on Tap @ Westerwood Tavern (GSO), 4 p.m.
    The Center for Visual Arts hosts its 2nd Annual fundraising event at the Westerwood. A “maker’s space” churns out jewelry, street art and pottery to be raffled off. The event is family friendly and will have food and beer for purchase.


  • Community Conversations @ Corner of Bragg and Arlington streets (GSO), 11 a.m.
    LGBTQ-centered ’zine I Don’t Do Boxes hosts a series of conversations based on the “lunchroom phenomenon.” They’ll converse on what it means to be a contemporary artist of color in the community. Conversations will be recorded, transcribed and archived.
  • Art in the Arboretum @ Greensboro Arboretum (GSO), noon
    The Greensboro Arboretum hosts a juried art show with jewelry, pottery, mixed media, photography, wood and clothing. The Downtown Greensboro Animal Hospital leads dogs in paw printing.

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