The Weekender: The April Showers Edition


As soon as the Triad begins to teem with graduations and plans to endure the sweltering summer, we’ll miss these soggy April weekends. It’s only the cruelest month when seen through the rear-view mirror on a 100-degree day.

Even if the rain holds up, there are plenty of indoor events to enjoy this week:


SEE ME: Looking with In(ten)tion exhibit opening @ High Point Museum, 10 a.m.
The High Point Museum and High Point University partner to bring the SEE ME: Looking with In(ten)tion exhibit to the museum. Fourteen HPU juniors and seniors enrolled in a documentary photography class under the direction of Benita VanWinkle. On Thursday, students conduct a presentation on the resulting exhibit, which focuses on immigrants in High Point and the impact they have on the community. More info at

Sustainability short-film competition @ Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO), 6:30 p.m.
The Weatherspoon Art Museum, the UNCG Office of Sustainability and the Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program present the 8th annual sustainability short-film competition in conclusion of a year-long documentary film and discussion series. Judges score based on relation to sustainability as well as concept, cinematography, acting, production quality, costuming and writing. More info at

Jeffrey Dean Foster @ the Barn at Reynolda Village (W-S), 8 p.m.
Jeffrey Dean Foster has been bringing his Americana, folk and rock style to North Carolina for more than 20 years, including the tour of his latest album The Arrow. The Dead Tongues, a project of songwriter, guitarist and producer Ryan Gustafson, adds a solo set ranging from twangy and bohemian to melancholy and meditative. More info at


Arts & Craft Beer @ Sawtooth School (W-S), 5:30 p.m.

The fourth annual Arts & Craft Beer fundraiser event combines craft beer tasting, art demonstrations, art making and live music with all proceeds benefiting the Sawtooth school’s scholarship fund. Area craft brews include Foothills, Hoots, Wicked Weed and more. Guests can create their own screen-printed tote bag and make a pair of earrings from beer bottle caps. More info at


Bookmarks groundbreaking and celebration @ 634 W. Fourth St. (W-S), 10 a.m.

Bookmarks celebrates National Independent Bookstore Day with a groundbreaking and celebration for its new bookstore and gathering space in downtown Winston-Salem. The free event includes remarks by Councilman Jeff MacIntosh, a construction-themed storytime with children’s author Megan Bryant, book sales and a look at Bookmarks’ new gathering space and nonprofit independent bookstore. More info at

People’s Picnic @ City Center Park (GSO), 1 p.m.

In the spirit of International Workers Day on May 1, join people from across the Triad to enjoy food, music, games and story sharing. The event includes karaoke and activities for adults and kids of all ages. People are welcome to bring their best dishes to share. For more information, including an upcoming International Workers Day action, visit the Facebook event page.

Pick of the Week (Arts)

Christine Marshall, Ross White & Michael McFee @ Scuppernong Books (GSO), Saturday, 7 p.m.
The UNCG MFA program and Unicorn Press host a Christine Marshall, Ross White and Michael McFee poetry reading. Marshall teaches at Davidson College and has work appearing in Best American Poetry, while White and McFee — professors at UNC-Chapel Hill — read from new collections published in 2017. The event is free and open to the public. More info at

Pick of the Week (Food)

Tater Tots & Beer Festival @ LeBauer Park (GSO), Sunday, 3 p.m.
Come out to the travelling Tater Tots & Beer Festival and sample dozens of domestic, imported and craft beers, as well as food boats filled with many different tater-tot recipes. Ticket reservation is required. For more information, visit

Pick of the Week (Music)

À la Carte @ First Presbyterian Church (GSO), Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
À la Carte, a new concert series in Greensboro, hosts its second concert of various genres and styles. Directed by Clara O’Brien  (a UNCG voice professor) and Lance Hulme (a professor of music at North Carolina Central University) À la Carte presents an array of ensembles and artists performing classical repertoire, jazz, world music and more. For this concert, nine performers play music by Strozzi, Brahms and others. More info at

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