Get on your fanciest pants this weekend, loaded with classical music, theater and other highbrow offerings. Be like MC Hammer, though, and please don’t hurt ’em.
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- In Abundance, Triad Stage‘s Winston-Salem offering at the Hanesbrands Theatre, two mail-order brides arrive in the Old West and their lives become entwined through very different journeys. Runs through May 17 — see this week’s Stage & Screen story for more. (W-S)
- Preservation Greensboro leads the 2105 Historic Homes Tour through the historic Hamilton Lakes neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday, kicking off just after 10 a.m. at the Scales Mansion. (GSO)
- Southern Hospitality, a Southern comedy detailing the struggles of the Futrelle sisters as they try to save their small town of Fayro, Texas, finishes its run at the Stained Glass Playhouse. (W-S)
- The North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre brings The Glory of Gospel, a trip through the origins of gospel music, to the Arts Council Theatre. (W-S)
- The women of Harpeth Rising, all classically trained musicians with degrees from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, draw inspiration from Appalachia, bluegrass and rock. Touring in support of their fourth studio album Tales from Jackson Bridge and a new live album Live at the Dreaming Tree, they bring their show to Muddy Creek Café for an evening presented by the Fiddle & Bow Society. Show starts at 8 p.m. (W-S)
- Joseph and his crazy carnival of capitalism are back at the West End Mill Works for this month’s installment of Hoots Flea, with vintage junk, food trucks and Triad City Beat merch! Noon sounds good. (W-S)
- Like I told Barry Coe when he opened Beer Co. in downtown Greensboro last year: Beer sells itself — you just have to let people know where it is. The block party includes music, beer, wine and vending, and begins at noon on McGee Street. (GSO)
- Jackie’s Place, the coolest juke joint, on Washington Street, invites the Triad’s only burlesque improve troupe to take on the legacy of Berry Gordy. It’s Vaudeville After Dark: Motown in May. Show starts at 9 p.m.
- The Greensboro Children’s Museum’s Green Acres Gala, an annual fundraiser, remakes the space into a playroom for adults, with love music by Mipso and lots of food and drink. (GSO)
- The Homegrown Artisan Market hits the Blind Tiger today. You know the deal: local crafts, live music and food trucks beginning at noon. Pretty nice little Sunday. (GSO)
- This month’s installment of the Classical Revolution at Gibbs Hundred Brewing, Cello, Meet Marimba, begins at 8 p.m. at the South End brewery. (GSO)