Halfway through brushing your 100-foot-long mane this Saturday, you’ll realize too late: God, I need to get out more. Because you’re not Rapunzel. You’re allowed to leave your house without worrying about a curse or your insane witch mother casting a spell on you. (Unless you are. Then you better call the Wiccan Emergency Hotline or something.)
Please, for our sakes, avoid staying inside doing pottery, ventriloquy or candle-making, and plan ahead to leave your ivory tower this weekend. No hairy jailbreak via nefarious theif-turned-prince required.
Amputee Coalition National Conference @ Sheraton at Four Seasons (GSO) No matter what craziness life serves up for you, there may be a thousand other people going through the same thing. Or at least that’s what this convention proves, with educational sessions, adaptive sports and bionics exhibitors for people with limb loss, their families and caregivers. To attend, register at amputee-coalition.org.
Proceed Moon: A Dream at Reynolda @ Reynolda House (W-S) In Harry Poster’s rewrite of the Shakespeare comedy staple for Peppercorn Theatre, a production of Midsummer in the age of the Reynolds family goes whimsically awry. Young Rosalie finds herself herself dreaming on her own. Magic ensues. Tickets at reynoldahouse.org.
WFDD Meetup @ Preyer Brewing (GSO), Thursday, 5 p.m. For fans of 88.5 FM, showing up and making a donation gets you a sweet “Radio for Thirsty Minds” glass filled up with the brew of your choice. It’s like a participation trophy, but with alcohol. Plus, meet the faces behind your morning commute and maybe pitch a Carolina Curious story to the crew. Info on the Facebook page.
Ramadan @ UNCG Faculty Center (GSO), 8:20 p.m. The UNCG Muslim community hosts iftars and dinners on weekdays for the all-Ramadan Insaallah. Evenings will consist of breaking fast, maghrib prayer and conversation. Make sure to RSVP a day ahead to [email protected] so they have a headcount for food. More info on the Facebook event page.
A Legacy Reunited opening reception @ Diggs Gallery (W-S), 5:30 p.m. Did you know Winston-Salem State is home to one of the top African and African-American art galleries in the county? The Gordon and Copey Hanes Print Collection on view until September features work by Pablo Picasso and Romare Bearden. Go to wssu.edu/diggs for more background on the importance of the gallery and directions.
Guided meditations @ Ohana Arts & Wellness Center (HP), 6 p.m. If you’re feeling less like going out and more like going inward, this free session offers peaceful punctuation to end your work week. All sects, denominations, religions and beliefs are welcome; Eduardo da Silva will lead. Find the Ohana Center on Facebook for details.
Children’s Fishing Tournament @ Lake Higgins (GSO), 10 a.m. It’s apparently National Fishing and Boating Week, or so says parks and recreation. Initiate your progeny into this art form fo’ free. Younger kiddos can have an easier go of it in Taylor Turner Hatchery Pond next to the marina. Bait and fishing poles will be provided. Sign-ups have a cutoff, so call 336.373.3739 to save a spot.
Watercolor workshop @ DeBeen Espresso (HP), 1 p.m. Never been able to quite get the hang of this nuanced medium? Or just enjoy splashing water on things? Either way, this one’s for you. No previous experience is required. Find DeBeen on Facebook for the fee and more information.
Triad Pride Men’s Chorus @ Salem College Fine Arts Center (W-S), 8 p.m. This “Stouthearted Men” themed concert will explore ideas of masculinity and gender identity through popular songs. The real unknown you’ll have to answer for us is, does this mean they’ll sing “I’ll Make A Man Out of You” from Mulan? Asking the tough questions here. Order tickets via triadpridemenschorus.org or by calling 336.589.6267.
Amplifier presents Wanderer @ New York Pizza (GSO), 8 p.m. Amplifier’s lineups don’t disappoint. Exhibit A: This weekend, get down with Greensboro’s BrainxToilet, Dogs Eyes and Wanderer. Greensboro’s DIRAC opens, and it’s their last show, so get there punctually to give them a proper sendoff. Deets on the Facebook event page.
Policing Town Hall @ Providence Baptist Church (GSO), 3 p.m. The Community-City Working Group, convened by Mayor Nancy Vaughan and the Rev. Nelson Johnson, has been meeting throughout the past year for conversations on racism’s impact on the city. The topic for this specially-called town hall is “Policing and Race in Greensboro: What Needs to Change?” The event announcement promises to decide on an action before the end of the night.