Libras, it’s your season! According to astrology, the sun transits this sign from approximately September 23 to October 23. Interestingly, Libra is the only zodiac sign represented by an object as the rest are represented by an animal or mythological creature. The scales, which emphasize Libras preference for balance, are based on those of Themis, the ancient Greek Titaness of divine law and custom. This fixation on balance and order make Libras great decorators, stylists or judges. While Libras are praised for being fair and avoiding conflict, their need to weigh all the pros and cons of a situation tends to backfire on them. Their indecisiveness can lead to no decision made at all. Famous Libras include Will Smith, Fran Drescher, John Mayer and Kim Kardashian.
THURSDAY Sept. 23
GDPI Kids’ Klub: Storytime in the Park @ LeBauer Park (GSO) 10:30 a.m.
Greensboro Public Library invites you to this family-friendly, interactive event. Children will listen to short stories and participate in activities to get them excited about reading. Find more information and future dates on the event page on Facebook.
Run Club @ SouthEnd Brewing Co. (GSO) 6 p.m.
Join SouthEnd every Thursday for Run Club, where 1, 2 and 3+ mile routes are available for all abilities and paces. $4 beer specials for Lightest Thing We Have Pilsner are also up for grabs. For more info, visit the event page on Facebook.
Men on Boats @ Scales Fine Arts Center (W-S) 7:30 p.m.
Wake Forest University Department of Theatre and Dance presents Men on Boats, the story of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition of the Green and Colorado Rivers. To find more information and purchase tickets, visit theatre.wfu.edu.
FRIDAY Sept. 24
PJ and Paint Party @ Distractions (HP) 8 p.m.
Distractions invites guests age 16 and up to wear your favorite set of PJs and join their late-night paint party, with snacks provided. Throughout the night, enjoy bisque, painting and the chance to win a $100 gift card in a raffle drawing. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Distractions’ website.
Something Rotten @ Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance (W-S) 8 p.m.
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents a weekend performance of the musical comedy Something Rotten. The Renaissance-era play follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom as they try to write the world’s first musical. To purchase tickets, visit theatrealliance.ws/box_office/.
SATURDAY Sept. 25
Southern Guitar Festival Competition @ UNCSA (W-S) 10 a.m.
This two-day event features concerts, workshops, lectures and competitions between guitarists of various experience levels. For schedules, tickets and more information, visit southernguitarfest.com.
Jazz Night at the Kettle @ The Brewer’s Kettle (HP) 7 p.m.
Bask in a night of jazz at The Brewer’s Kettle with the Brandon Mitchell Four Piece. Find more events on The Brewer’s Kettle’s Facebook page.
UNCSA Wind Ensembles: Across the Pond @ UNCSA (W-S) 7:30 p.m.
UNCSA’s wind ensembles will perform several works by British composers of wind bands, such as Howard Blake’s Sinfonetta for Brass performed by Bergston Brass and “Suite in E flat” by Gustav Holst, played by the UNCSA wind ensemble. For additional performances, more information and to purchase tickets, visit UNCSA’s website.
SUNDAY Sept. 26
Poses N Pours @ Paddled South Brewing Co. (HP) 11:30 a.m.
High Point Yoga School invites you to a morning of yoga, with live music provided by Tim Fogarty. After the class, which is open to all levels, enjoy a complimentary beer from Paddled South Brewing. Admission is $10 and can be paid upon arrival. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.
Monster Jam @ Greensboro Coliseum (GSO) 11:30 a.m.
Get ready for an action-packed afternoon featuring some of the biggest and best monster trucks! Greensboro Coliseum will be home to extreme competitions judging speed and skill. To purchase tickets, visit monsterjam.com.
Bookmarks Festival Keynote Closing with Yusef Salaam @ Forsyth County Central Library (W-S) 4 p.m.
Bookmarks in partnership with Forsyth County Public Library is hosting a conversation with Yusef Salaam, who was one of the five teenage boys wrongly convicted and sentenced to prison in the 1989 Central Park Jogger case. He’ll also be discussing his memoir, Better Not Bitter, where he recounts his experience. The event is free, but registration is required and can be done on Eventbrite.
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