The Weekender kicks off with a mention of everybody’s favorite pumped-up American, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Fun facts:

  • The Rock won a national championship with the University of Miami football team in 1991.
  • His 2000 autobiography, The Rock Says…, debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
  • His signature move as a professional wrestler was the People’s Elbow.
  • He frequently advises friend and foe alike to “know your role.”

Can you smell what we’re cooking here?


  • Center City Cinema @ Center City Park (GSO)
    A free screening of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson begins at dusk.
  • Claire Holley @ Mack and Mack (GSO)
    Former Chapel Hill resident Claire Holley left Chapel Hill for LA right at the turn of the century. She returns for this Triad Acoustic Stage presentation at the downtown dress shop, which begins at 8 p.m., with songs from her new album, Time in the Middle. Find tickets at
  • Cookout @ Reanimator (W-S)
    The Reanimator cookout is back, with hot dogs, beer and a little bit of an edge. Action begins at 6 p.m.


  • Early American games @ High Point Museum (HP)
    The Third City has the classics — stilts, hoop-rolling, graces and more — on the museum lawn at 10 a.m. See for more.
  • Christmas in July @ Bailey Park (W-S)
    Twin City Santa entices adults to eat, drink and dance in the name of Christmas — and to provide school supplies for kids who need them. Live music from Fat Cheek Kat, Souljam, Caution the Gray and Justin Morris begins at 5 p.m.

That’s all for this week, jabronis.

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