(featured photo by Texas Military Department Flickr) Yesterday was the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Until Oct. 15, the accomplishments and contributions by Hispanic Americans to the United States are recognized. The observance began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 when it was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, expanding to a month in 1988. The significance of the start date, Sept. 15, is that five Hispanic countries, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month and find out how you can get involved at www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov, then check out what’s going on this weekend in the Triad. There will be several performances dedicated to various Hispanic cultures during National Dance Day you don’t want to miss!
THURSDAY Sept. 16
Thrift-A-Nista Tour @ Goodwill (HP) 10 a.m.
Triad Goodwill is excited to announce its 2021-22 Thrift-A-Nista tour, offering name-brand, vintage and designer items at affordable prices! For more information, visit triadgoodwill.org/thriftanista-tour.
Black Panther @ Bailey Park (W-S) 6:30 p.m.
Innovation Quarter and a/perture cinema collaborate to bring you a screening of Black Panther, the tale of Prince T’Challa who fights to protect his kingdom of Wakanda from his vengeful cousin Killmonger. Grab something to eat from Que Viva! Latin Street Grill food truck, followed by a drink provided by Incendiary Brewing Company. Check out the event page on Facebook for more information.
FRIDAY Sept. 17
Annual Pow Wow @ Country Park (GSO) 5 p.m.
Until Sept. 19, the Guilford Native American Association invites you to join its 44th annual Pow Wow including a dance and drum competition, traditional Native American food and arts and crafts. Find more information and purchase tickets at guilfordnative.com.
Creatio @ Paddled South Brewing Co. (HP) 6:30 p.m.
Indie artist Creatio is performing live at Paddled South Brewing Co., playing songs from various genres as well as a few originals. Food will be provided by Jamaica Coast Catering. Learn more from the event page on Facebook.
SATURDAY Sept. 18
Batman Day 2021 @ Eastgate Comics (HP) 10 a.m.
Eastgate Comics is throwing a Batman bonanza with half off Batman and Batman related comics. Don’t miss the chance to add to your Batman collection!
Nature Journaling Workshop with Carolina Corona @ Gateway Nature Preserve (W-S) 10 a.m.
Artist Carolina Corona invites you to learn more about how nature journaling is beneficial to your observation skills and curiosity. Participants may bring their own materials, but a sketchbook and drawing pencils will be provided. Find more information and register on the event page on Facebook.
National Dance Day GSO @ LeBauer Park (GSO) 2 p.m.
Get moving during this year’s National Dance Day GSO, with performances by Royal Expressions School of Dance, theBBoyBallet and more professional dancers. Food trucks and a vendor market will also be available for you to enjoy. Learn more at greensborodowntownparks.org.
SUNDAY Sept. 19
Hiring Event @ Clutch Coffee Bar (W-S) 12 p.m.
Clutch Coffee Bar is looking for new team members! Stop by and learn about open roles and position duties. You could even land a same-day interview. Don’t worry if you can’t make it! Apply online at clutchcoffeebar.com/apply.
TUESDAY Sept. 21
Dahlia’s for the Garden @ Reynolda Gardens (W-S) 12:30 p.m.
As part of Reynolda’s Tuesday gardening series, Jimmy Speas from the Carolina Dahlia Society wants to share his best tips and tricks for preparing, planting and caring for different varieties of dahlias. Get registered at Reynolda’s website.
The Way Down Wanderers @ The Ramkat (W-S) 7 p.m.
The Way Down Wanderers are stopping by the Ramkat and celebrating the recent release of their album More Like Tomorrow. The band is recognized for its unique blends of rock, folk, classical and more sounds. Buy tickets at theramkat.com/events.