Even though we’ll lose an hour of sleep, there’s plenty to look forward to when Daylight Saving Time comes around. The late light portends the coming of summer and the opportunity to spring forward into more intentional outdoor lives. Though those warm weather events haven’t quite arrived for this edition of the Weekender, they seem just around the corner.
While your inner clock still matches the digital ones around you, make it out to some of these events. (And make sure you set those clocks forward for the Sunday options.)
- Revolution: New Art for a New World @ Aperture Cinema (W-S), 8 p.m.
Join Aperture for a one-night special event presented with Art Nouveau Winston-Salem. The feature documentary Revolution: New Art for a New World tells the story of artists during the Russian Revolution who created and pushed the boundaries of the Russian avant-garde. More info at aperturecinema.com.
- Abigail Dowd @ Tasting Room (GSO), 7 p.m.
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Abigail Dowd brings her bluesy, fingerpicking style to Greensboro. The show is one of several March tour dates in North Carolina and Virginia, promoting her debut album Don’t Wake Me, which was released in January 2017. More info at abigaildowd.com.
- Community food drive @ Church of God of West High Point
The congregation, along with the national nonprofit Move For Hunger, asks Triad residents to donate nonperishable food items including peanut butter, tuna fish, pasta, cereal, rice, canned fruits and vegetables and more to help provide meals for the 97,000 people in Guilford County who face hunger every day. More info at moveforhunger.org.
- Pedagogy of Survival @ the International Civil Rights Center & Museum (GSO), 2 p.m.
Karen Meadows narrates the hardships and successes of desegregation pioneers, including Josephine Boyd Bradley, who integrated Greensboro’s Grimsley High School. The event is a part of the museum’s weekly Saturday Storytelling, which invites students and parents to hear community leaders and educators narrate stories and interact with participants. More info at sitinmovement.org.
- Yappy Hour @ LeBauer Park (GSO), 3 p.m.
Bring your four-legged friends to the park this weekend to check out new toys, treats and activities. Dog and humans mix, mingle, meet old friends and make new ones. More info on the Facebook event page.
- Swamp Sistas songwriters circle @ SECCA (W-S), 5 p.m.
Beth McKee — a Gulf Coast singer, songwriter and pianist — leads Greensboro’s Molly McGinn, New Orleans artist Lynn Drury and Momma Molasses of Carthage, NC, in a collaborative showcase of female entertainers of the South. An “art social” featuring Skunk Trunk, Winston-Salem native Madalyn Wofford’s mobile art gallery, kicks off the event. More info at secca.org.
Pick of the Week (Arts)
- Lucinda Devlin @ the Weatherspoon Art Museum (GSO), Thursday, 5:30 p.m
An internationally-recognized photographer who now lives in Greensboro, Lucinda Devlin discusses aspects of her creative process, including photographic methods, techniques and strategies. Her photographs examine issues such as personal rights, the death penalty and agribusiness. More info at weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
Pick of the Week (Food)
- The Biscuit Breakfast Bar @ the Greensboro Farmers Market, Saturday, 8 a.m.
Chef Jay Pierce from the Traveled Farmer serves fresh, made-from-scratch biscuits with locally grown and milled Lindley Mills flour. Sweet and savory toppings include Neese’s County Sausage products, Sweet Morning Farms jellies and jams, Quaker Acre Apiary honey, Goat Lady Dairy goat cheese and Real Catering pimento cheese. The market’s Harvest Café hosts the event, proceeds from which benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. More info at gsofarmersmarket.org.
Pick of the Week (Music)
- The Greensboro Concert Band @ Guilford College (GSO), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Evan Feldman, the Greensboro Concert Band performs its annual Winter OPUS concert in the Dana Auditorium. The program includes pieces by Franz von Suppe, Brian Sadler and Benoit Chantry. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. More info at city-arts.org.
Pick of the Week (Sports)
- The Greensboro Swarm @ the Greensboro Coliseum, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
The Swarm, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, hosts the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Friday and the Windy City Bulls on Saturday. Greensboro looks to climb back into contention in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division. For more info and ticket purchasing, visit greensborocoliseum.com.