For many, Easter marks the joy and birth of springtime — at least in the form of baby bunnies and candy hatching from colorful plastic eggs.
Whether you celebrate the Christian holiday, the earthbound spring or the eight days of Passover, here are some events to accompany you through the festive middle of April.
- Agents of Change @ NC A&T (GSO), 7 p.m.
A&T and the Greensboro Counter Stories Project host a screening of the 2016 film Agents of Change, which explores the racial tensions on college campuses that led to student protest in the 1960s. The film features Greensboro’s Ed Whitfield, who joins Claude Barnes and Stephen Ferguson after the screening to discuss the movement for social change at colleges. The film and discussion take place in A&T’s Academic Classroom Building, Room 108. More info at agentsofchangefilm.com.
- Modern Robot @ Carolina Theatre (GSO), 8 p.m.
Greensboro-based musician Ben Singer has written an original film score to the 1968 zombie movie Night of the Living Dead. As Modern Robot, Singer has created movie experiences with live music since 2010. Kris Hilbert opens the show with a solo set. More info at carolinatheatre.com.
- Duskwhales @ the Garage (W-S), 9 p.m.
The Duskwhales, a three-piece, psychedelic Virginia indie-rock band, take the stage in Winston-Salem along with Latina post-punk project Mama and hip hop and punk experimental duo Speak N’ Eye. More info at the-garage.ws.
- Easter activities @ Regional Visitors Center (HP), 10 a.m.
The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts the Easter Bunny in a day that includes an egg hunt with prizes, coloring, games, photo opportunities and refreshments. More info at highpoint.org.
- Playdate for Change @ LeBauer Park (GSO), 11 a.m.
Bring your kids and join other politically minded parents to learn about local organizations and projects working to create change. The first Playdate for Change centers around GSO Operation Transparency and the current case about Jose Charles and his mother, Tamara Figueroa. More info on the Facebook event page.
- Elder Ones @ Delurk Gallery (W-S), 7 p.m.
Elder Ones performs the compositions of New York City vocalist Amirtha Kidambi. Her collaborators include saxophonist Matt Nelson, bassist Brandon Lopez and drummer Max Jaffe, who have crossed paths as free improvisers in NYC clubs and concert halls. Influences range from hip hop to the avant garde. More info at delurkgallery.com.
- Winston’s Got Talent auditions @ 502 N Broad Street (W-S), Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 12 p.m.
Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods invites dancers, singers, comedians, rappers and other entertainers to showcase their skills to the community. Auditioners should be ready to perform with music or props. Groups with more than four members and bands will not be considered. More info at nbncommunity.org.
Pick of the Week (Arts)
- Right You Are (If You Think You Are) @ UNCSA (W-S), Wed-Sat, 7:30 p.m.
In Luigi Pirandello’s funny, philosophical play, the truth is twisted around as friends uncover the relationships of their strange neighbors. Laura Braza directs. More info at uncsa.edu.
Pick of the Week (Food)
- Opening day @ Grove Street People’s Market (GSO), Thursday, 6 p.m.
Come out to the corner of Grove Street and Glenwood Avenue for the first market of the season. The community market includes handcrafted, homemade and locally grown products, as well as garden supplies, body products and more. For additional information and to learn about the free vendor space, visit the Facebook event page.
Pick of the Week (Music)
- The African Children’s Choir @ Gospel Baptist Church (GSO), Wednesday, 7 p.m.
The African Children’s Choir, a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization, brings African songs and dances to Greensboro. The free performance features children’s songs and traditional spirituals. More info at africanchildrenschoir.com.
Pick of the Week (Sports)
- Winston-Salem Dash vs. Buies Creek Astros @ BB&T Ballpark (W-S), Thursday, 7 p.m.
The Dash play their home opener, beginning a seven-game homestand through April 19. Thursday’s game includes select beers for $1 through the seventh inning and postgame fireworks. More info at milb.com/dash.