The Weekender: The Aggie Pride Edition

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This weekend the Greatest Homecoming on Earth takes over Greensboro. Get in it, or get out of the way!

Thousands of Aggies make their way to the NC A&T University campus this weekend for the Greatest Homecoming on Earth, a mishmash of parties, concerts, marching bands, a parade and a football game that has come to define autumn in Greensboro.

Film, dance, poetry and beer round out this week’s Weekender. Sign up for inbox delivery here.

Thursday

  • Young Frankenstein @ Bailey Park (W-S) 7 p.m.
    Businesses, departments and institutions associated with the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter were asked to pair a film with their current work. This week the director of medical device development at Wake Forest Innovations chose Young Frankenstein. There will be a pre-film presentation and popcorn is provided.
  • Dracula opening night @ Hanesbrands Theatre (W-S) 7:30 p.m.
    Winston-Salem Festival Ballet promises that this is Dracula with a contemporary musical twist. It’s the same lavish Count Dracula but they’ve touched it up with an original score.

Friday

  • Shelby Stephenson @ Scuppernong Books (GSO) 7 p.m.
    NC Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson introduces recipients of the 2015-16 NC Arts Council Fellowship in literature. There’s a mix of fiction-writers, screenwriters and a poet as well as refreshments.
  • Columbine Tragedy to Triumph @ BioTech Place (W-S) 7 p.m.
    Patrick Ireland became known as “the boy in the window” when the news cameras caught him crawling from a window into the arms of emergency personnel after being shot twice in the head during the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. Now Ireland is fully recovered and plans to pursue a career in forensics. He’ll be on hand to discuss Columbine, his career and more.

Saturday

  • Brew Basics Workshop @ Hudson’s Hill (GSO) 1 p.m.
    Learn how to make your own homebrew with the help of the brew-masters at XII Tribes Brewing Company at the downtown Greensboro denim shop. Food and live music are part of the process.
  • Annual Ghoulash @ Historical Museum (GSO) 2 p.m.
    The Greensboro Youth Council hosts Ghoulash, featuring a costume contest for the young goblins and ghouls. There are bouncy houses to be jumped in and costume contests to win.
  • Champagne De Telmont @ Undercurrent Restaurant (GSO) 6:30 p.m.
    Experience great champagne with special guests Bertrand L’Hopital and Philippe Manfredini of Champagne De Telmont. The pair leads a workshop on the history and making of champagne and there might even be a few tasters. Make reservations at the Undercurrent website.

Sunday

  • Sojourner Truth: The Legacy Lives On @ Genesis Baptist Church (GSO) 4 p.m.
    Witness the passionate story of the slave-turned-activist Sojourner Truth. Sandra Jones plays Truth to the sound of djembe and violin. The Melanin Foundation hosts the play. Find the Facebook page for more information.
  • Concerto competition @ UNC School of the Arts (W-S) 2 p.m.
    It’s the final round of UNCSA’s annual concerto competition. Emotions will be high since the winners get an opportunity to play with either the UNCSA wind ensemble or symphony orchestra.
  • DayDreams&WeirdFacts @ A/perture Cinema (W-S) 7:30 p.m.
    Non-profit group Authoring Action helped produce 16-year-old Nonnie Egbuna’s feature film on teenage true love, DayDreams&WeirdFacts.

Monday