The Weekender: The Great Salt Lake Edition

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Salt Lake City. I hear good things.

I’m headed to Salt Lake City for the altweekly conference with Allen Broach, hoping to be accepted in this august body. While I’m there, I’ll be chilling with some old friends, making Mormon jokes and soaking up as much journalism knowledge as I can.

There’s plenty here in town to amuse yourself with while we’re gone.

THURSDAY

  • Ladies Night @ SECCA (W-S)
    The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art invites women to the space for networking, food from Jeffrey Adams and free tickets to the latest in its film noir series. The action begins at 6 p.m.
  • City Market: Transit @ the Railyard (GSO)
    This month’s City Market dwells on movement, with planes, buses and motorcycles at the fore, live music from Vaughn Aed and Magpie Thief and the usual bevy of food trucks and vendors.
  • Artist Talk @ Elsewhere (GSO)
    Elsewhere is transforming downtown Greensboro’s South Elm Street a few square feet at a time. Tonight the South Elm Project’s Colin Kloecker takes to the Elsewhere front window to elaborate on that vision. It begins at 8:30 p.m. See goelsewhere.org for more.

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

  • Krispy Kreme FanFest @ Bailey Park (W-S)
    The magic doughnut turns 78 this weekend with a free fan fest and classic-car show beginning at 9 a.m. at the Innovation Quarter. There will be plenty of coffee and doughuts.
  • Summertime Brews @ the Greensboro Coliseum (GSO)
    The original Triad beer festival is back, with acres of small-batch and boutique brewers along with some of the big boys of the industry. VIP passes are sold out, but you can get 4 p.m. admission tickets at Bestway or Ticketmaster.
  • Molecular Mixology demo @ the Marshall Free House (GSO)
    Myles Cunliffe speaks about craft cocktails, molecular mixology and whiskey at the British Midtown pub. It begins at 2 p.m., and tickets are at [email protected]
  • Summer on Trade: The Broadcast @ Sixth & Trade Streets (W-S)
    The party begins at 7 p.m. on Sixth & Trade, with the Broadcast’s brand of classic rock.
  • Vaudeville After Dark: Around the World @ Jackie’s Place (HP)
    Can the Washington Street crowd handle the antics of the Triad’s only improv burlesque troupe? Pretty sure they can. The early show starts at 9 p.m., with doors opening just after 8. Flow arts, a raffle and “naughty nibbles” are all part of the fun.