The Weekender, March 13-15: The Watercolor Edition

The American Watercolor Society traveling exhibition comes to Greensboro this weekend.

Winter is drawn in charcoal, dark and smudgy. Summer is colored with bright crayons. But spring is painted in watercolors, which makes the American Watercolor Society’s traveling exhibition even more appropriate. It makes its first Greensboro stop since it was formed in 1866.


  • The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament runs at the Greensboro Coliseum through the weekend. It’s the last year the ACC — which, incidentally, was created in Greensboro —brings its biggest show to the coliseum. And while it’s already been established that Wake Forest is the team for the discerning Triad ACC fan, this weekend we welcome boosters from every corner. Tickets can be tough, but you might get lucky during the later rounds. (GSO)
  • The annual Erin bacchanal that spills out of Finnegan’s Wake and onto Trade Street every St. Patrick’s Day begins this year with a traditional Irish wake on Saturday Morning and rolls through the weekend. You can get tickets on site. (W-S)
  •  Geeksboro calls to all film nerds this week with premieres of seven French films in seven days. It kicks off Friday night with Charlie Hebdo: It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks. Find them on Facebook for more details. (GSO)


  • Since 1866 the American Watercolor Society has been touring winners of its juried competition in New York City, but it comes to Greensboro for the first time this week, with an opening reception at the Ambleside Gallery tonight at 6 p.m. The exhibit runs to April 24. See  for more.
  • The People’s Assembly brings together diverse people in the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage at the Interactive Resource Center. They’ll gather at 6 p.m. to plan for an April 15 day of action. You can just show up for this one. (GSO)


  • For a traditional Irish breakfast not of the distilled type, the St. Paddy’s Irish Breakfast @ Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is putting out bangers, eggs, steel-cut oats, Irish soda bread and sliced tomatoes, which is a thing. It begins at 8 a.m., with Irish fiddlers starting at 10. (GSO)
  • Our friends at Elks Lodge 602 waited until winter had begun to recede before scheduling their Polar Plunge today at the pool off Lawndale Avenue. No fools, they, though it could have gone either way. All proceeds go to benefit Greensboro Urban Ministry, and the event begins at noon. (GSO)
  • The Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony put out a free one at 3 p.m. at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University, with some Rachmaninoff, a little Mendelssohn and selections from West Side Story. (W-S)
  • The radical drum corps Cakalak Thunder holds a Pi Day pie auction and drum workshop at People’s Perk off Tate Street from 6-8 p.m. (GSO)
  • The High Point Theatre is jamming this week, with a zydeco show from Terence Simien and a Celtic dance performance, but we’re spotlighting this one-off from Peter Yarrow, from Peter, Paul & Mary. Sure, he’s responsible for “Puff the Magic Dragon,” but he’s never veered from his activist roots. (HP)