Kids hate jackets. And no one knows why.
But they’ve been loving it the last few days and through the weekend, as a warm December front gives us all a reason to leave the house.
But you should bring a jacket. It’s December, for crying out loud.
The Weekender believes in being prepared.
- Railroad corridor public meeting @ Action Greensboro Offices (GSO) 4:30 p.m.
Action Greensboro and the city want your input as they plan railroad crossings at key intersections and various “enhancement areas” along the Downtown Greenway corridor. Don’t be one to complain after the change has happened; voice your opinion now.
- Candle tea @ Old Salem (W-S) until 8:30 p.m.
The sounds of caroling accompany a 1797 Tannenburg organ as participants sip Moravian coffee and nibble sugar cake. Volunteers demonstrate how the beeswax candles are made, the ones used on Christmas Eve during the Moravian lovefeasts. Experience all the joys of Christmas in Old Salem like it was in the 18th Century, before big-box stores put their stamp on the holiday of love. Visit oldsalem.org for more information.
- Amplifier final release show @ New York Pizza (GSO), 8 p.m.
It’s the final print issue from Amplifier, maybe Greensboro’s most beloved ’zine. The Bronzed Chorus and Black Squares/White Islands play the soundtrack to a night of farewells as the publication moves from print to online-only format. Triad bands 1970s Film Stock and LeBaron play as well. Be sure you’re on time — only 50 print copies available. Find the Facebook page for more information.
- The Shalom Project Benefit Show @ the Garage (W-S), 9 p.m.
Jeffery Dean Foster & the Yes Men are playing the Garage for the right reasons. This show is a fundraiser for the Shalom Project, a nonprofit providing food, clothes and medical services to community members in need. The Yes Men, a Triad supergroup with members from Bandway, the Alternative Champs and Snüzz are playing. Winston-Salem’s Peter Holsapple makes a special appearance as well. Visit the-garage.ws for more details.
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Starr Theatre (GSO), 7:30 p.m.
This Community Theatre of Greensboro production features six terrible kids, the kind of kids who are already smoking cigarettes, drinking jug wine and shoplifting. And somehow the little hedonists were chosen for a role in the church’s production of the Christmas Story. Brace yourself for hilarity.
- The Secret Garden @ the Crown (GSO), 8 p.m.
As artists in residence at the Crown, the Open Space Café Theatre breathes new life into the old Broadway classic The Secret Garden. It’s the story of a young girl living in British-controlled India who travels to Yorkshire where she finds a passion for gardening. That’s just the gist of it — it sounds much more colorful when it’s done musically.
- In Motion @ Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO), noon
Museumgoers move through this motion-based exhibit inspired by the Weatherspoon staff’s collaboration with the UNCG Department of Kinesiology. Optical illusions, psychological movement — all that counts.
- Shine a Light on Hunger @ corner of Doune Street and Cascade Avenue (W-S), 4:30 p.m.
Sunnyside Ministry hosts carriage rides and encourages neighbors to illuminate their houses (they even provide instructions on how to make a light-up ball) for a holiday food drive. Carolers and refreshments are on hand and cans of food pay for carriage rides.
- Pokez Holiday Market @ 874 N. Liberty St. (W-S), 11 a.m.
Pokez Holiday Market auctions off repurposed, vintage and handmade home furnishings. But it’s more than that. It’s a party with Hoots Roller Bar serving the drinks and an array of food trucks. If you liked Hoots Flea Market you’ll love Pokez Holiday Market — it’s the same market with a different name. The market happens all weekend so if you miss today’s event you can find it again on Sunday.
- Foxture, AnimalWeapon and Lavier @ Delurk Gallery (W-S), 8 p.m.
Winston-Salem’s math-y indie rockers Foxture are playing with Animalweapon and Lavier at the Delurk collective space. Animalweapon is an electronically oriented band from Raleigh whose sound is as danceable as it is petrifying. And Lavier, the one-man band from Boone, think soulful trip-hop with a jazz infusion. Find the event page on Facebook for more information.
- Second Saturday @ 205 Collaborative (GSO), 10 a.m.
The artisan space on Lyndon Street is opening their doors to the public as part of their monthly open house. Check out what the collective has been working on behind closed doors. You can make friends with the wood and metal workers, or buy something.
- Saturdays with Saint Nicholas @ Old Salem (W-S), 10 a.m.
Old Saint Nick is ready for a photo shoot. The Old Salem Visitors Center is hosting a reading of “’Twas The Night Before Christmas” with a whole lot of old-timey snacks. Bring the whole family, they’re sure to find a Christmas gift or a pastry from the Winkler Bakery.
- Always Music Release Concert @ SECCA (W-S), 7 p.m.
Collin Allured plays his new album Always Music, an eclectic mix of styles ranging from rhythmic and harmony-driven to downright classical. Allured is a UNCSA graduate and a master of classical fingerpicking. He also knows how to write a catchy song.