The Weekender: Pope Francis Edition

My man Pope!

Most of us who were educated by Jesuits never thought there would ever be a Jesuit Pope, mainly because we knew he would go out and say some of the things that Pope Francis was slinging when he spoke to Congress yesterday.

Protect what we’ve been given. Be good to one another. Remember that people are fundamentally good, and that we should act like it. Stay humble.

We haven’t seen Pope-ing like this in a long time.

Fulfill your own personal potential this weekend, with a slate of events that ranges from the artistic to the political. The Weekender awaits….


  • Show of Hands @ the Crown (GSO), 5:30 p.m.
    Show of Hands introduces young adult voters to their city’s candidates, registers them to vote and showcases five very different music groups. There’s going to be craft beer and other surprises.
  • Art + Dialogue exhibit opening @ Greensboro College (GSO), 6 p.m.
    The A + D collaborative project promises a more tangible understanding of racial tension in America, with juried art exhibit inaugurating the series.
  • Sustainability Series @ Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO), 6:30 p.m.
    Find out why the electric car never really made the splash it was meant to make. Who Killed the Electric Car? is the film of this Sustainable Film & Discussion Series. Find times and more information at .


  • Best of the School of Filmmaking Fall Screening @ UNCSA (W-S), 7:30 p.m.
    The School of Filmmaking screens 90 minutes of the best short films from their 2014-15 school year.
  • Triad Stand Down @ Westover Church (GSO), 8 a.m.
    Haircuts, hot meals and substance abuse services are a few of the things that volunteers from around the Triad are providing for veterans at Westover Church. You can find more information at
  • Africa Unplugged w/ Batuque de Terreiro @ Blind Tiger (GSO), 10 p.m.
    The funky and danceable six-piece Africa Unplugged plays with Afro-Brazilian band Batuque de Terreiro at the Blind Tiger.


  • Community Festival @ UNCSA (W-S), 10:30 a.m.
    The people at UNCSA want to give a big thanks to everyone in the community by hosting the Community Festival with live music and all kinds of food and entertainment. Find more information at
  • Fiesta 2015 @ Downtown (W-S), noon.
    The Hispanic League hosts their annual fundraising festival that includes lots of Latin cuisine as well as a beer and margarita garden. More information at
  • Tate Street Festival @ Tate Street (GSO) 1 p.m.
    The annual Tate Street Festival is back with lots of great food vendors. Find the Tate Street Festival page on Facebook for updates and details.
  • Inside the Artist’s Process @ Cultural Arts Center (GSO), 2 p.m.
    Find out what’s going through the mind of a choreographer, what a dance rehearsal is like and what it means to be a dance artist with Amy Beasley and the Van Dyke Dance Group. They perform as a part of the 25th NC Dance Festival. Find the group page on Facebook by searching Get to know the NC Dance Festival: Inside the Artist’s Process.
  • The Blackberry Bushes String Band @ Muddy Creek Music Hall (W-S), 8 p.m.
    The Seattle-based bluegrass and Americana band Blackberry Bushes String Band holds it down this weekend at Muddy Creek in Winston-Salem. Find more information at .


  • Sunset Flicks @ Winston Square Park (W-S), 7 p.m.
    Not much compares to watching a movie on the lawn on a Sunday afternoon. The B. Kin Band opens for the night’s feature film Back to the Future.
  • Dom Flemons Trio @ The Crown (GSO), 8 p.m.
    Dom Flemons builds a new sound from old-time folk music traditions. And he plays so many instruments. Watch him play the banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills as well as sing.