The Weekender: The LoFi Edition

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LoFi, before Preyer and Crafted came in.

The downtown corner formed by Battleground Avenue and Eugene Street, where Deep Roots, Preyer Brewing and the Crafted Street restaurant converge, has been activated by new businesses, residences and the incoming greenway, reinvigorating the south end of Fisher Park.

We’re want people to get on board with calling it Lower Fisher, or LoFi.

Neighborhoods are named by developers — like Marty Kotis’ Midtown — neighborhood associations — like New York City’s TriBeCa, the Triangle Below Canal Street — and, sometimes, journalists.

So help us out by referring to this little slice of Greensboro in conversation and commerce as LoFi.

It’s not like we’re trying to make “fetch” happen.

THURSDAY

  • Israeli musicians’ recital @ Temple Emanuel (W-S), 7 p.m.
    To thank the Winston-Salem Jewish community for their support of his education at UNCSA, Avital Mazur is performing a violin recital along with his friend and pianist Benjamin Goodman.
  • Film screenings @ SECCA (W-S), 7:30 p.m.
    “A Sense of Place” is the theme for this night of short and feature-length films at SECCA. Joshua Gibson screens two of his short films, one on cultures of the American South and another on West Africa. And Elisabeth Haviland James screens her feature film In So Many Words, a part-documentary drama using multiple storytelling mediums. A Q&A with the directors follows. Visit secca.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • Oyster happy hour @ Krankies Coffee (W-S), 4 p.m.
    Krankies Coffee, which stepped up their food game in 2015, dishes out oysters until they’re gone. Cocktails and other drinks are pouring as well. Find the event page on Facebook for more information.
  • Taste of Art @ Sawtooth School for Visual Arts (W-S), 6 p.m.
    Using clay as the medium, participants in this workshop make their own beer steins at the Sawtooth.  It’s a real chilled-out kind of environment and bottles of wine and snacks are encouraged.
  • Exploring the Red Planet @ Greensboro Science Center (GSO), 7:30 p.m.
    The Greensboro Astronomy Club explores Mars with Matt Funke, a former educator and solar system ambassador. Funke explains to space-nerds and all those interested what we on Earth can learn through studying the red planet.
  • Bent @ Theatre Alliance (W-S), 8 p.m.
    After being sent to a concentration camp in Nazi-era Germany, a homosexual German finds a better chance of survival playing Jewish in this dramatic play opening at the Theatre Alliance.

SATURDAY

  • Investigative reporting class @ Nussbaum Center (GSO), 1 p.m.
    The editors at Triad City Beat demonstrate how to dig up the dirt that matters. Students learn how to track campaign finances, determine if someone voted in previous elections, figure out who owns property among other skills required to hold the powerful institutions responsible.
  • Black Snow Ball II @ Krankies Coffee (W-S), 7 p.m.
    Masks are encouraged at this classy get-together. Winston-Salem-based Estrangers headline a set of local musicians as Krankies pours cocktails and serves dinner. Secretive Winston-Salem Ancient Accepted Order of the Black Lodge offers a prelude and benediction to the night of revelry.
  • Strutter @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center (GSO), 8 p.m.
    The self-proclaimed longest running KISS tribute band Strutter plays all the hits with pyrotechnics, smoking guitars and all those KISS-type things. Local zombie-themed AC/DC tribute band AC/Deceased is a special guest.
  • Remembering Stolen Lives @ International Civil Rights Museum (GSO), 3 p.m.
    Carl Dix, co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, offers his words to the ICRCM as members of the community reflect on police-related killings that have sparked protests across the nation. Find the Facebook Page for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Chili Cook-off @ Old Winston Social Club (W-S), 2 p.m.
    The Winston-Salem Jaycees host a chili cook-off to raise money to support a cottage for homeless and estranged young girls. The competition is divided into categories and one ticket means access to all competitor’s chili.
  • MLK GospelFest @ Wake Forest University (W-S), 3 p.m.
    At 26 years old, Jonathan McReynolds is a young guy on the gospel music scene. But as he demonstrates along with the WFU Gospel Choir, he can create the kind of atmospheric melodies that raise spirits. Other gospel performances are booked as well for this celebration just one day before the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Rock and Roll Pajama Party @ Kohinoor Hookah Palace (GSO), 8 p.m.
    Blanket forts and pillows are the theme of this show at perhaps the most confusingly named venue in the Triad. The very danceable and twangy New York City-based band the Due Dilligence plays with Greensboro acts Secret Position and Matty Sheets & the Stone Cold Rollers.