I think zombies eat brains because it’s the one part of their nervous system that gets shut down when the become zombified. Just one man’s theory, and a reminder that “The Walking Dead” starts on Sunday.
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- The state’s cyclists gather at UNCG for the third annual NC Bike Summit, the point of which is to “foster collaboration between North Carolina’s various bicycle movements, efforts, and endeavors; educate local government staff, bicycle advocates, and policy leaders; promote cycling as a valid form of transportation; and highlight North Carolina’s dedication toward becoming a premier bicycle-friendly state.” (GSO)
- Fourteen artists open their studios for free visits on Saturday and Sunday —for the ARTstock Studio Tour. Look for the red balloons. (GSO)
- Creepy art, heavy on the orange and black, and live music from Ships in the Night, Nevin Kight and Make Light, kickoff at 6:30 p.m. for the Cold Salem 2 Halloween Art Show at Reanimator. (W-S)
- Small Batch will be showing the USA vs. Ecuador soccer match, an exhibition but also Landon Donovan‘s last game with the team. Pre-game begins around 7. (W-S)
- Bruce Piephoff, the Bard of Tate Street, finds common ground at Scuppernong Books for a Friday-night show with David Childers. (GSO)
- Down the street at Mack and Mack, Jim Lauderdale will be the most stylish guy in the place, as it is wherever he goes.
- Horses, pumpkins, food trucks and music highlight the Fall Festival at the Farm, which raises money to help “children in need” for the Children’s Home of Winston-Salem. (W-S)
- Men Can Cook take over the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. Imagine: Men… cooking! Look for TCB Publisher Allen Broach and Editor in Chief Brian Clarey, in aprons of all things. (GSO)
- It’s the Last Great Winter at Elsewhere — the last one without heat in the building, anyway — with promises of penguins, ice fishing, polar-bear tours and a reverse coat-check. (GSO)
- Create Your Block has a fairly self-explanatory name, but the event has some counterintuitive twists including the launch of the People’s Transit nightlife trolley, which leaves around 11 p.m., but get there by 8 for beers and music. (GSO)
- The Gate City Chili Cook-Off takes over NewBridge Bank Park at 4 p.m.
- And Stained Glass Canoe performs an intimate set at the Crown & Cork on Fourth Street beginning at 8 p.m. (W-S)
- Arts on Sunday presents its Home Cookin‘ installation, a big, bohemian street mess on Trade Street with the Billie Feather All Stars and Khiana Noel Meyer providing the soundtrack. It begins at 1 p.m. (W-S)
- The menu of dishes on the Walking Dead Dishcrawl does not include brains. Pretty sure. But the location of the starting “camp” for this food crawl will be kept secret until the night of the event. From there, he group will lurch, zombie-like, through several area restaurants to taste “zombie-apocalypse- inspired cuisine” before watching the premiere of the AMC show at… well, that’s a secret, too. Email Kristi for tickets. (W-S)