September is National Mushroom Month! The US Department of Agriculture uses this month to advocate for the fungi, stressing its health benefits. Mushrooms contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help cleanse the body. They’re great sources of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Other kinds of mushrooms can be a source of a good trip if you’re into that kind of thing. The types of mushrooms are vast, ranging from white button to shiitake, commonly found in East Asian cuisine. Mushrooms can be eaten cooked or raw and used in just about any dish you can think of. Incorporate them into your diet as a pizza topping, or try stuffed portobellos, then check out what’s going on this weekend in the Triad.

THURSDAY Sept. 9

Making the Connection: Exploring the Intersectionality of Social Justice and Addiction Care @ Wake Forest School of Medicine (W-S) 8 a.m.

Until Sept. 11, participate in multiple virtual conversations with guest speakers as part of Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Addiction Research and Clinical Health Symposium. They’ll discuss care, health disparities and addiction treatment and care in the medical community. To view more information and register, visit school.wakehealth.edu.

GDPI Kids’ Klub: My Park Placemaking Fun @ LeBauer Park (GSO) 10 a.m.

GPDI park ambassadors invite you to come out on Thursdays and Saturdays for activities, games and scavenger hunts designed to help children connect with the park, the community and more. Register on Eventbrite.

Sensory Friendly Night @ Greensboro Science Center (GSO) 5:30 p.m.

The Greensboro Science Center invites you to enjoy science at your own pace during this after-hours event features activities designed for those with sensory-related challenges, Autism and more. future event dates on the event page on Facebook.

FRIDAY Sept. 10

Black Luxe Expo Vendor Event @ High Point Theatre (HP) 2 p.m.

Don’t miss the chance to shop with your favorite local Black-owned businesses during this vendor expo, enhanced by food trucks and a DJ.

Fiesta 2021 Concert Under the Stars @ the Drive at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds (W-S) 5 p.m.

Instead of their usual indoor fiesta, the Hispanic League Board of Directors is hosting an outdoor drive-in concert with a lineup that includes Mariachi Los Galleros, Takiri Folklor Latino, West End Mambo and more. Find more information on the event page on Facebook.

Decorating Time Record Release Party @ Legitimate Business (GSO) 8 p.m.

Greensboro musician James Gilmore invites you to the release party of his album Decorating Time, created in partnership with Butler Knowles and Kassem Williams. Masks are required at this event. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

SATURDAY Sept. 11

Exalt & Illuminate: Shining A Light on Mental Health @ Gallery on Main (HP) 7 p.m.

In observance of mental health awareness, Tomi invites you to view her art exhibit dedicated to celebrities, musicians and cultural icons who struggled with mental health. Parental discretion advised for triggering content. Visit the event page on Facebook for more information.

North Carolina Comedy Festival @ Marketplace Cinemas (W-S) 7:30 p.m.

The North Carolina Comedy Festival is hosting stand-up shows at multiple locations in the area, including Brewer’s Kettle High Point, the Idiot Box and Comic Dimension. For more opportunities to laugh and purchase tickets at nccomedyfestival.com.

SUNDAY Sept. 12

Strike Up the Band, Again! @ Incendiary Brewing Company (W-S) 6 p.m.

Head to the Coal Pit at Bailey Power Plant and join the Piedmont Wind Symphony for an evening of marches, movie soundtracks and more. The best part is admission is free! Learn more from the event page on Facebook.

Winston-Salem Food Truck Festival (W-S) 1 p.m.

Enjoy eats from food trucks from around the state! Drizzle D’s, the Naked Empanada and more will be lined down Liberty Street ready to serve you. The festival will also include live music and a kids’ chalk art contest. Find more information at winstonsalemfoodtruckfestival.com/.

TUESDAY Sept. 14

She Can, We Can: Be an Entrepreneur Everywhere @ UNCG Elliot University Center (GSO) 8 a.m.

As part of UNCG’s series, “She Can, We Can: Beyond the Women’s Suffrage Centennial,” the university is hosting a series of events, discussions and performances designed to make you think, “what political advances and compromises resulted in the passage of the 19th Amendment, and how have these shaped issues of equity in our own time?” Learn more at provost.uncg.edu/shecanwecan/.

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