The Weekender: The Aggie Pride Edition

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.