The poet Axl Rose reminds us that it’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain. But it was the instrumentalist known as Slash who tore off his shirt and threw down the iconic guitar action in front of an abandoned church, casually smoking a cigarette and bereft of his trademark top hat.
This was back inna day, when there were still these things called “music videos.”
And if you’ve now got that song stuck in your head, I recommend watching the whole thing here. Warning: That sucker is 9 minutes of horrible indulgence, with every stupid glam-rock cliche in the book, and it will make you hate Axl even more than you already do.
- RAHliday Party @ Reynolda House (W-S), 4:30 p.m.
Reynolda After Hours is hosting a real laid-back celebration. Visitors can make prints, stroll the Artist’s Garden (a living garden presenting the history of American garden movements), and enjoy small plates and champagne.
- Dangerous and Dirty @ Delurk Gallery (W-S), 7 p.m.
The Delurk collective calls artists and musicians of all kinds to join in as they tap into some improvisational dark energy. They’re bringing out the inner savage and encourage participants to bring whatever it is they work with.
- Coffeehouse yoga @ Urban Grinders (GSO), 7:30 p.m.
Two instructors are leading a yoga class at Urban Grinders, the street-art coffeehouse. Bring a mat and join in an evening of stretches.
- Sisters in Flight @ the New Winston Museum (W-S), 5:30 p.m.
A panel of retired female aviators and a flight attendant from the defunct Piedmont Airlines discuss the early days of female aviation at the New Winston Museum. This is the last in a series of transportation-themed discussions. A historian from Wake Forest University moderates.
- Community meeting @ People’s Perk (GSO), 10 a.m.
The Greensboro Mural Project drums up support for its upcoming projects. They’re look for community-oriented people to roll up their sleeves and get involved.
- Photonapalooza @ Freedman Theatre, UNCSA (W-S), 7:30 p.m.
Student teams compete to win the audience’s vote with a themed light show in this friendly competition. Projections and multimedia use are encouraged. So put on your Pink Floyd shirt, maybe some sunglasses and vote for your favorite team.
- Krankies Craft Fair @ BioTech Place (W-S), noon
Krankies promises their biggest craft fair yet. Local crafters are lining up their works, food trucks are cooking as Krankies handles the drinks.
- Transyberiandorkestra II @ Krankies Coffee (W-S), 9 p.m.
The Krankies stage is transformed into a winter wonderland as Winston-Salem’s experimental doom-metal band, Primovanhalen, tell the story of Christmas as they know it, which could mean anything, really. Expect both a bizarre and touching play. Proceeds go to benefit the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation. Find more details at krankiescoffee.com
- Unknown Hinson @ the Blind Tiger (GSO), 7:30 p.m.
The hillbilly vampire singer returns to his home state for a night at the Blind Tiger. Unknown Hinson has acquired a sizable cult following for being the dark-comic of classic western troubadours. Is it hideous or hilarious? You be the judge.
- Mediocre Bad Guys @ the Garage (W-S), 8 p.m.
Mount Airy-based folk-rock band Mediocre Bad Guys play the Garage alongside Winston-Salem’s acoustic-pop band Lions & Liars and Greensboro’s alternative rockers Mark Kano and Mike Garrigan, formerly of Athenaeum.
- Manger Faces @ Green Street United Methodist Church (W-S), 7 p.m.
The church hosts an evening of both secular and sacred seasonal music and poetry. Jazz is the genre and the church has about eight musicians lined up, including a small horn section.