The Weekender: Summer’s (Not!) Over Edition

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You know it's still summer when you can do a can-opener off the side.

My college roommate, a total wet blanket, likes to make a call every year on July 5 to spread his gloom. “Summer’s over,” he always says. “Might as well pack it all in.”

Like just about everything else, he’s wrong on this too. Summer is just getting rolling, the events are stacking up and we’re all starting to get used to the heat.

Join me this weekend, won’t you, in proving my old college roommate wrong? And sign up for inbox delivery of the Weekender here.

THURSDAY

  • Avionics Open House @ GTCC Aviation Center II (GSO)
    GTCC is recruiting people to work in the field of avionics — something to do with airplanes, I think — today at 5 p.m. Email [email protected] for more info.
  • Conversations on Creativity @ the Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO)
    This series, running weekly through July, brings a creative couple to speak on art, relationships and the creative process. Tonight’s installment, featuring Mariam Stephan and Ibrahim Said, begins at 6 p.m. It’s free and open to the public, and there are snacks and drinks involved.

FRIDAY

  • Salvation Army Midsummer Concert @ Washington Park Corps (W-S)
    Students from the Salvation Army’s seven-week Summer Conservatory program perform at 6 p.m. for this free concert.
  • Center City Cinema: Empire Records @ Center City Park (GSO)
    A bunch of wacky kids try to save their record store in this day-in-the-life 1995 film starring Renéee Zellweger and Liv Tyler. Showtime begins at dusk for this free screening.
  • Music From Big Purple: Triangle Meets Triad @ Fisher Park (GSO)
    It’s a backyard concert featuring the Triad’s Molly McGinn and Sam Frazier with Triangle musicians John Shain and Wes Collins. All are welcome at 812 Olive Street. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

  • South Elm Field Day @ Elsewhere (GSO)
    Throughout July the Elsewherians have a field day including creative sports, team play and athletic weirdness. Saturday’s installment kicks off at the South Elm Street museum at 10 a.m. It’s free, but bring water and sneakers.
  • Crafts @ High Point Library (HP)
    Learn to make ink and write with a quill at 10 a.m. in this High Point artisan series.
  • West End Mambo @ Summer on Trade (W-S)
    Look for TCB Art Director Jorge Maturino and his wife at the center of the dance floor when West End Mambo hits the stage at 7 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and Trade streets.
  • Sideshow Saturdays @ Golden Flower Tai Chi (W-S)
    Art, dance, film and dreams are all part of Golden Flower’s Sideshow Saturdays project. Tonight’s episode begins at 8:30.
  • Raveclean @ the Community Theatre of Greensboro (GSO)
    No booze, no drugs, but plenty of music, visuals and dancing mark the first Triad RaveClean event in downtown Greensboro tonight. Six DJs, bodypainting, flow arts, live graffiti and food trucks add street cred. It begins at 9 p.m., and is free and open to the (sober) public.
  • Jeffrey Dean Foster @ the Garage (W-S)
    The Dean of Winston-Salem returns to a familiar stage tonight for a solo set with Amigo.

SUNDAY