After a couple laps around the Thanksgiving spread, a coffee-and-dessert graze and then another go-round with the leftovers today, I feel that I am finally full. Don’t believe I could eat another bite. Maybe just a little a little frozen yogurt.
But it’s time to put the fork down. Thanksgiving weekend in the Triad is stuffed, turkey-like, with cultural events aplenty.
Be thankful you’re not in the sticks.
- Snow Queen is a Preston Lane/Laurelyn Dossett collaboration at Triad Stage that sees a young boy disappear into the Appalachian woods to discover a frozen kingdom. Tonight is the first performance, but the show runs through Dec. 21. (GSO)
- Watch the Wake Forest Men’s Basketball Team take on Delaware State at 7 p.m. at the Joel. (W-S)
- Reanimator‘s got a potluck — donations accepted — and live music with the Girlfriends, among others. (W-S)
- A/perture brings This Is Spinal Tap tonight and tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. Bring someone who’s never seen it. (W-S)
- At the Garage, Possum Jenkins enact what we hope will be an annual homecoming tradition, with guests Molly McGinn, Dave McCracken, Peter May and more. (W-S)
- Saturdays with St. Nicholas, an annual Old Salem tradition, kicks off in the historic neighborhood with holiday treats, puppetry, readings of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and that right jolly old elf. (W-S)
- It’s Small Business Saturday. Lots of opportunities to buy local today:
- Scuppernong Books celebrates local authors and independent bookstores with appearances by Fred Chappell, Drew Perry, Lee Zacharias, David Roderick, Ansel Elkins, Rachel Richardson, Linda Beatrice Brown, Holly Goddard Jones, Jo Maeder, Michael Gaspeny, Quinn Dalton, John York and more. Readings begin at 10 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. (GSO)
- The Hand to Hand Market takes over the Carolina Theatre for a one-off crammed with merch from local artisans and crafters. (GSO)
- Deep Roots has its Around We Go Indie Market, as it does every Saturday, in the parking lot. (GSO)
- Geeksboro has a Shop Local Craft Show. (GSO)
- Later, it’s the November Shuffle at the Community Arts Café: music, dance, theater, comedy and whatever else constitutes a live performance these days. (W-S)