The Weekender, Oct. 17-19: The Stay Gold Edition

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Twin City Stage takes on "The Outsiders" this weekend only. Nothing gold can stay.

The autumn sunlight in North Carolina is spun from pure gold. And like Johnny told Ponyboy in The Outsiders, “Nothing gold can stay.” No better reason than that to get out and engage with your city this weekend.

Do it for Johnny, man.

WEEKEND

  • There’s certainly something to celebrate at Winston-Salem Pride Weekend. The kickoff party begins tonight and rolls through the weekend with food trucks, dance parties, a drag brunch crawl, live music, a Mr. Pride 2014 pageant and more. (W-S)
  • High Point rises for the International Home Furnishings Market this weekend, which should drop  enough cash into the city  to get through the holidays. If you’ve never seen the streets of the Furniture District teeming with busy people, you should go down there and check it out. (HP)
  • Twin City Stage brings the classic SE Hinton novel and dreamy ’80s movie The Outsiders to the stage through Sunday. This is fantastic news. The film starred Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon… and the other guy. In recognition of this, I will likely be calling people “Ponyboy” and telling them to “stay gold” all weekend long. (W-S)

FRIDAY

  • Converge South began 10 years ago as a strange assortment of bloggers, technophiles and media visionaries has matured into “the region’s premier technology and creativity for business conference.” Speakers include Chad Nance of the Camel City Dispatch, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan and Greensboro native Bob Knorpp of “The BeanCast” marketing podcast. (W-S)
  • The Bad Raccoons is supergroup of sorts featuring the preternatural Fiddlin’ Faye Petree and mystic banjoist Andrew Eversole. They bring “hillbilly jazz” to one of downtown Greensboro’s alternative venues, the Mack and Mack fashion boutique. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. (GSO)
  • Amplifier ‘zine’s newest issue comes launches Friday night at the Green Bean with sets by Estrangers, Black Squares/White Islands, R Father and one of the final appearances of Jews & Catholics. (GSO)
  • Roseland, an Americana outfit that Jordan Green compares to CSNY and Tom Petty, formed from the remnants of House of Fools. They hit the Blind Tiger tonight with Amigo of Charlotte. (GSO)
  • At the Garage, John Howie Jr. & the Rosewood Bluff  and opening act Loudermilks re-enact the scene from The Outsiders where the soc’s clash with the greasers. Or maybe they’ll just make some great music. Who’s to say? (W-S)

SATURDAY

  • Pork and apples are the name of the game at Harvest Day, this annual Old Salem autumnal celebration, which begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be lessons and demos and tastings and other traditional Moravian offerings, including a puppet show for the kids and sausage stuffing for the adults. (W-S)
  • The Greensboro Marathon, a fairly self-explanatory event, starts at Center City Park and then thousands of runners take over the city streets. Look for former Greensboro mayor and pro runner Robbie Perkins in the lead pack. (GSO)
  • Voyeur Love is a sexy, sexy art show at Uptowne Artworks. (GSO)
  • Reanimator brings three Google-proof acts — Carlos Bocanegra, Muave Angeles and Joe Blevins — to the shop. Hence no links. (W-S)
  • Our pals at the People’s Perk picked a perfect point to celebrate one year in business. They’ll be making coffee in old-school percolators to commemorate the occasion. (GSO)

SUNDAY

  • Pretty Birdie‘s Stephanie Trippe makes clothes from bamboo, hemp and other organic materials. Her new fall designs from her sustainable clothing line, made right here in Greensboro, debuts on Sunday at Vida Pour Tea at 4 p.m.
  • Movies, music and food highlight Sunset Flicks at Winston Square Park, which spans three Sundays in October. This second installation features tunes by the Dan River Girls and a 7 p.m. screening of Rudy, which was pretty good, but it’s no Outsiders. (W-S)