The Weekender: Autumn Edition

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It’s fall y’all — the sun is rising later and leaving us earlier. Make the most of these last few warm afternoons and spend the chillier autumn hours cuddled up with your latest copy of Triad City Beat.

THURSDAY
Living Landscapes @ Old Salem Visitor Center (W-S), 7 p.m.
Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Forsyth Audubon Society host author Doug Tallamy, a professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, in the James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium. Tallamy describes how to design garden habitats with native plants to better support local wildlife like birds, bees and butterflies. Sip on organic wine from Carolina Heritage Vineyards and Foothills beer during the book signing and reception, featuring food with native plants like elderberry, sunflower, persimmons and pawpaw. Learn more at oldsalem.org.

Panel discussion @ Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO), 7 p.m.
Weatherspoon Director Nancy Doll moderates a discussion entitled “Feminism and Gay Women’s Lives” in conjunction with the exhibition Louise Fishman: A Retrospective. Developer and former educator Dawn Chaney; retired English professor Sydney Gingrow; and Addison Ore, former executive director Triad Health Project and a former freelance columnist for the News & Record, join in conversation about the professional and personal obstacles gay women face. Learn more at weatherspoon.uncg.edu.

FRIDAY
Día de los Muertos Festival @ Central Library & LeBauer Park (GSO), 6 p.m.
Casa Azul celebrates Día de los Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. The festival begins in the Nussbaum Room of the Central Library, where attendees explore colorfully decorated, traditional ofrendas (“offerings”) on exhibit. Local artists created ofrendas to honor deceased loved ones, community members or significant public figures. At 7 p.m., cultural performances commence in LeBauer Park. Learn more at casaazulgreensboro.org.

Let Justice Sing Down music festival @ First Baptist Church on Fifth (W-S), 7 p.m.
Wake Forest School of Divinity, several local congregations and the Hymn Society host a two-day music festival called Congregational Songs of Our Times, uniting choirs, clergy and laity in the Winston-Salem area around issues of social justice through worship. Friday evening kicks off with the theme “From Racism to Grace+ism: Through Spirituals, Hymns and Songs of Social Justice” with James Abbington, D’Walla Simmons-Burke, and the Winston-Salem State University Singing Rams. The festival continues Saturday at 9 a.m. Learn more at divinity.wfu.edu.

Now, Voyager screening @ SECCA (W-S), 7:30 p.m.
RiverRun International Film Festival presents filmmaker Monika Henreid, the daughter of Paul Henreid, a director and actor blacklisted during the McCarthy era who is best known for his roles as raconteur Victor Laszlo in Casablanca and as Jerry Durrance in Now, Voyager. She discusses her father’s career with film professor Dale Pollock before the screening of the 1942 film. Learn more and find tickets at secca.org.

Foxture album release @ ARTivity on the Green (W-S), 8 p.m.
Take a break from the gallery hop on Trade Street to support Winston-Salem indie rock band Foxture as they debut their newest EP, Eden. Trip-pop artist Animalweapon of Raleigh joins them for the free outdoor show. Find the event on Facebook.

Ghost Tour @ High Point Station (HP), 9 p.m.
Ethereal Crack presents “Forgotten High Point: The High Point Ghost Tour” highlighting mysteries of a haunted bridge, the ghosts of High Point University and the haunted City Hall. Tours run hourly from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Learn more and find tickets at eventbrite.com.

SATURDAY
Local Author Book Festival @ High Point Public Library (HP), 11 a.m.
More than 10 local authors converge in the Morgan Community Room and Lobby to tell readers about their works, which will be for sale. Authors writing fiction, non-fiction, spirituality and life coaching will attend and a free book-writing and publishing workshop begins at 1 p.m. Learn more at highpointnc.gov.

Glenwood Fall Festival @ corner of Glenwood Avenue & Grove Street (GSO), 2 p.m.
The Greater Glenwood Neighborhood Association and the Grove Street People’s Market present an afternoon festival featuring local food, face painting, crafts, games and a petting zoo offering pony rides. Ask all your gardening questions during a pruning workshop, peruse the bookshelves aboard the Boomerang Bookshop bus and explore Tiny Houses Greensboro’s prototype tiny house on site. Find the event on Facebook.

Diwali celebration @ Niel Bolton Home & Garden Building (W-S), 5 p.m.
The Indian Association of Carolinas presents a celebration of Diwali, a traditional celebration of lights, at the Winston-Salem Fair Ground. Enjoy a multi-course dinner, delicious snacks, and dance to a live DJ before a firework show. A variety of cultural performances begin at 6 p.m. Learn more at indianac.org.

Full moon celebration @ LeBauer Park (GSO), 7 p.m.
Meet underneath Janet Echelman’s “Where We Met” sculpture for an evening of storytelling from local leaders, dancing and live music from Fredd Reyes. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Find the event on Facebook.

SUNDAY
Triad VegFest @ Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (GSO), 11 a.m.
This all-vegan festival offers education about adopting a vegan diet and lifestyle with cooking demonstrations and access to a marketplace of vegan clothing, cosmetics, baked goods and meat substitutes. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win vegan gift baskets

Chili Cookoff @ Porch Kitchen and Cantina (W-S), 3 p.m.
Winston-Salem’s five local breweries — Fiddlin’ Fish, Foothills, Hoots, Small Batch and Wise Man — face off in a chili-cooking contest at the Porch. Attendees sample and vote on each brewery’s chili. The finished product must incorporate one of the brewery’s beers. While the cooks are at work, sip on some beer and enjoy yard games and live music out back. Find the event on Facebook.

Planetarium show @ Guilford College Cline Observatory (GSO), 7 p.m.
Professor Don Smith gives a presentation on nebulae — interstellar clusters of dust and gases — where stars form and which mark their demise, in the Bryan Jr. Planetarium during an observatory open house. Weather permitting, Smith will point out examples of nebulae in the night sky. Find the event on Facebook.