The Weekender, Sept. 26-28: Big Head edition

"Frank" begins its run at A/perture on Friday.

Greensboro’s got a lot going on with 17 Days, but they shouldn’t get a big head about it.


  • It’s 17 Days in Greensboro, with dozens of arts events throughout the city: theater, fine art, dance, music demonstrations and more. We’ll highlight a few here, but check the website for all the events. (GSO)
  • La Cage aux Folles seems sort of tame 40 years (!) after its French debut and 30 years after Harvey Fierstein’s Broadway run began. The Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance revives the gender-bending musical through Sunday. (W-S)
  • The O. Henry Hotel gets in on the 17 Days action with Savor the South, a culinary-themed weekend getaway loaded with opportunities to taste new and exciting dishes, caped with a five-course dinner each night. (GSO)
  • Tea Hugger‘s Tea Off & Bar Hop invites participants to hit a trail of Greensboro bars, each with a signature cocktail made with tea, and then vote on their favorites. It runs through five nights, with the winner announced at the end. (GSO)
  • I loved Frank, the British film about a rock star who wears a giant, cartoonish fiberglass head all the time. It begins its run at A/perture on Friday. (W-S)



  • The FEED Festival has your basic street-fest fare — music, arts and crafts, food trucks, a kids’ area and the like — but it’s for a purpose. It’s an acronym for Feed, Educate, Express, Design, and it explores the intersection of food, culture, politics and art. It’s at the Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center. (GSO)
  • Tate Street Festival takes over the UNCG thoroughfare in what has become an official rite of autumn. It’s linked with 17 Days this year, which should give it even more pizazz. (GSO)
  • The Winston-Salem Shuffle, a homegrown monthly talent show at Krankies, was created to nurture and empower a local music scene. But it’s opened up to include categories in dance, drama and spoken word, instrumentals and a capella. You better bring your A game: There’s money involved. (W-S)