One word describes the events laid out in this edition of the Weekender: Fancy! We’ve got opera, literature, fine art, spoken word, Mozart… and also professional wrestling and bourbon.
Which naturally brings to mind the famed 1940s grappler Gorgeous George, whose catchphrase was, “Get your filthy hands off me!” and who had an appreciation for high culture that rivaled his fondness for his own reflected image.
It would not be inappropriate to raise a toast to the gorgeous one this weekend.
- Books, Bars and Baristas @ Scuppernong Books (GSO), 7 p.m.
Part of the Greensboro Fringe Festival, playwrights in the area will have readings of new plays at the downtown shrine to the written word.
- Jon Pardi and Brothers Osbourne @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center (GSO), 7 p.m.
California native Jon Pardi works the stage of the CDEC through storytelling and music. Brothers John and TJ Osborne will perform live.
- January Salon Series @ New Winston Museum (W-S), 5:30 p.m.
Bryan Dooley, Winston-Salem resident and national disability advocate, will begin the series with Institution to Revolution: The Dark Days, a review of life before the Americans with Disabilities Act and a personal account of his family’s journey as early beneficiaries of the ADA.
- It’s All About Hue @ Greenhill (GSO), all day
An exhibit with four artists who explore color and gesture in works that utilize variations of hue to ravish the eye. Participating artists include Donald Martiny, Carolyn Nelson, Margie Stewart and James Williams. The Gallery at Greenhill is free and open to the public.
- Bourbon and Wine Dance @ 1618 Wine Lounge (GSO), 10 p.m.
Sarah Poole and DJ Jessica Mashburn host food, bourbon cocktails and a night of dancing from music of the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and present.
- Seed Swap and Potluck @ Old Salem (W-S), 11 a.m.
Slow Food Piedmont, with support from Old Salem Horticulture and Forsyth County Master Gardener volunteers, holds its annual Seed Swap and Potluck which includes a pot luck lunch. This event is free and open to all. This is the fifth year that Slow Food Piedmont has held the Seed Swap at Old Salem. For more information, email [email protected].
- Met Opera Live @ SECCA (W-S), 12:45 p.m.
Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic slave girl Liù. Marco Berti sings Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for Turandot’s hand, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk sings Timur. Paolo Carignani conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s 1987 production.
- AML Wrestling @ W-S Fairgrounds (W-S), 6 p.m.
AML Wrestling comes back for wrestling performances, with an early meet and greet and featured performers AML Wrestling Champion Greek God Papadon, King Shane Williams, Caprice Coleman, Vordell Walker, Washington Bullets, Damien Wayne, Zane Dawson and other special guests.
- Mozart Birthday Concert @ UNCSA (W-S), 2 p.m.z
UNCSA faculty artists come together in a program of chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in celebration of his 260th birthday.
- Community Arts Day @ Centennial Stations Center (HP), 2 p.m.
High Point Arts Council are presenting its community arts day featuring ballet and concert performances, plays, exhibits and more. Free and open to the public.
- Amor Brujo Postmoderno @ UNCSA (W-S), 2 p.m.
Famed Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada leads to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Manuel de Falla’s masterwork, El Amor Brujo, with music curated by Oskar Espina-Ruiz; costumes by Ruiz de la Prada; and original sets, lighting, animation, choreography and dance.