The Greensboro municipal election — the only one in the Triad cities on odd-numbered years — has come and gone. And while there are no changes to Greensboro City Council, at least we in the newsroom can say we made it through another one.
For the political class, it’s time to put it in neutral until after the holidays. This week’s Weekender slate should help.
- Native American Heritage Celebration @ UNCG (GSO), 5 p.m.
With dances, stories and traditional dress, this event at the Cone Ballroom is all about Native American heritage. An art exhibition precedes a dance performance.
- Jack Becker lecture @ Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO), 5:30 p.m.
Jack Becker has been writing about and working in the field of public art for 30 years. If you’d like to make the Triad a place of great public art, you might want to hit the reception before the talk.
- Around the World Wine Dinner @ Marshall Free House (GSO), 6 p.m.
Chef Jay Pierce at Marshall Free House has spent a lot of time designing the perfect combinations for a culinary-wine trip to Portugal, California, Italy, Argentina and New Zealand. This menu is fresh, with pairings like a glass of Domaine Carneros Taittinger Brut with some Harker’s Islands oysters. Reservations can be made at the Marshall Free House website.
- Ang Li @ High Point Theatre (HP), 7:30 p.m.
Ang Li has come a long way since learning to play the piano by ear at age 1. She’s played in Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall and along with Texas’ Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Members from the Music Academy of North Carolina will accompany Ang Li’s performance at the High Point Theatre.
- Fall Book Sale @ Central Public Library (W-S), 3 p.m.
The Central Public Library is getting rid of thousands of books, magazines, CDs, records, DVDs and a whole lot more — and this stuff is cheap. The sale lasts three days and ends on Sunday with half-off deals. The sales will support the library and their Children’s Reading Program.
- Civicon 2015 @ HQ Greensboro (GSO), 6 p.m.
Code for Greensboro, a group of technology developers are holding a series of conferences and workshops at HQ Greensboro to conjure up some ways to make a more app-friendly Greensboro. It’s an event for software developers, urban planners and anyone in the community who wants to join the discussion.
- First Friday @ downtown (GSO/W-S), 7 p.m.
It’s First Friday, the day you can’t say nothing ever happens in the Triad. Put on your walking shoes and hit the streets for this month’s celebration. The happenings begin at 7 p.m. with events in Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
- Black Lunch Tables Community Potluck @ Corner of Bragg and Arlington Street (GSO), noon
“Black Lunch Tables” is artist Heather Hart’s way of connecting black artists with the larger artistic community. This installation of the Elsewhere project invites community members to join in a potluck and a step and spoken-word performance.
- Susan Starr @ UNCSA (W-S), 7:30 p.m.
Susan Starr has played with every major orchestra in the United States, all across the world and at the White House. Now she’s telling sharing her story of a life in the arts with the public. The conversation starts at Watson Hall on the campus of UNC School of the Arts at 7:30 p.m.
- ‘Across the Blue Ridge’ launch party @ Muddy Creek Music Hall (W-S), 3 p.m.
In the late 1980s a new radio show surfaced on WFDD, “Across the Blue Ridge,” exploring Appalachian music and cultural history in the Blue Ridge region of North Carolina. After a decade of introducing the world to Blue Ridge characters and showcasing live music the show disbanded. But now the host Paul Brown is raising money for a reboot at the Muddy Creek Music Hall. The party starts at 3 p.m.
- Designing a Tiny House @ Deep Roots Market (GSO), 3 p.m.
If you’re considering the move to a tiny house Audra Volpi might be your lady. She’s an interior designer with Tiny Houses GSO and she’s holding a workshop on making the ultimate floor plan, roofing, framing and all the things you’ll need to know about living tiny. Email Zora for more details.