There’s way too much going on in the Triad during these warm spring months — far too may events for one person to process. That’s why the crew at Triad City Beat curates the massive pile of event listings, culling the best and most interesting for our readers to choose from. And even then we can’t fit them all, so not all great events make it to the Weekender, but if it’s on the Weekender, it’s definitely worth checking out.
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- Greensboro’s City Arts presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Greensboro Arboretum through Sunday, using kids for actors and the garden trails for a set. Find out more at www.city-arts.org or call 336.373.5881.
- Tia Fey’s first big scrips, Mean Girls, is 10 years old. Make fetch happen at Geeksboro on Saturday night, or at A/perture all weekend long. Amaze your friends with some Lindsay Lohan jokes before you do.
- The Shepherd’s Center of Winston-Salem holds its annual used-book sale through Sunday at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. They have a lot of books, and the prices get lower as the pickings get slimmer. Free parking and admission.
- And Triad Stage wraps up Pump Boys and Dinettes in Greensboro before packing up and shipping to Winston-Salem for Brother Wolf a few days later. Crazy business, the theater.
- All you really need to know is that it’s First Friday in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. A survey of events in both cities can be found here. But we encourage you to just get out there, walk around, talk to some people and maybe grab a bite. This is the kind of thing for which cities were built.
- It’s Free Comic Book Day across the nation. Every comic shop in the Triad will be doing something cool — the link has details — but Ssalefish in Winston-Salem and Acme Comics in Greensboro will have the mad action. Acme has set up a satellite event at the Greensboro Children’s Museum for those who wish to avoid the crowds of stormtroopers, caped crusaders and fanboys.
- B/Eats on the Street takes over the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter beginning at noon. Live music, great food, stuff for the kiddies and, presumably, a lot of smart people.
- Like the rock? Hit Earshot Records in the Camel City for an afternoon set by the Whigs, of Athens, Ga., a band Jordan Green describes thusly: “Scruffy and stylishly coiffed with a ’70s garage-poop sound that foists clearly enunciated vocals and bass, the means are a little deceptive but the result is delightful.”
- High Point rises with the opening of the Uptowne Market at 7:30 a.m. The farmers market and community event happens at the High Point Public Library this and every Saturday through August.
- More farmers market action in Greensboro, when the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market brings Made 4 Market, a showcase of local artisans with food trucks and such, at 11 a.m.
- Groovin’ in the Gardens is a jazz concert at the new Gateway Gardens at Barber Park in Greensboro. It’s a freebie, and it begins at noon.
- Further inside the city, the Green Living Arts Festival happens at 1 p.m. at Festival Park, with Crystal Bright & the Silverhands headlining.
- And in Reynolda Village, the Winston-Salem Crafts Guild begins its Spring Shop, which runs through May.
Me? I’m getting a jump on things so I can dive in at First Friday tonight. TCB staff and the Gate City Rollergirls will be working the streets. Stop us of you see us and say hello.