The Weekender: Eat, Play, and Get Married Edition


Yep, it’s still hot outside and bugs are thick in the streets. However, so are elusive Pokémon, international and street cuisine, love, anime connoisseurs and artists running a muck. So find your herd and get doing whatever it is you guys do.

All Weekend

Street Food and Wine Pairing @ the Public House (HP)

Chef Steve Hollingsworth creatively blends street cuisine with a worldly gourmet flair to elevate your taste buds to uncharted heights. This two-plating weekend extravaganza will take place on Friday and Saturday, and is accompanied by wine specially chosen for his five plate presentation. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page and tickets purchased at


Pokémon the Movie 2000 @ Marketplace Cinemas (W-S), 8:20 op.m.

Marketplace Cinemas goes old school with a free viewing of the Pokémon the Movie 2000 on its giant drive-in screen. Teams Mystic, Valor, and Instinct, grab your “go-bags”! The Cinemas is a Pokémon stop and rumor has it that a Snorlax has been spotted on the grounds. Pertinent information can be found on Marketplace Cinemas Facebook page.


OTAKU Speed Dating and Mixer @ Little Akihabara anime Shop (GSO), 4:30 p.m.

Speed dating in an anime shop. Drops mic and walks off stage RSVP via

Two-year anniversary @ the Artist Bloc (GSO), 9 p.m.

The Artist Bloc celebrates its two-year anniversary with the merry band of artists, musicians, and performers that helped to make it all possible, red carpet style. The hybrid artist supply store, performance venue and coffee shop also provides a sneak-peak of its current renovations and plans for the future. For more information head on over to TABs Eventbrite page.


Montagnard Cuisine Tasting @ Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (GSO), 9 a.m.

The herbs and vegetables used in the demonstration will be made available to the public for purchase. For more information, check out the Fresh Flavors of Montagnard Cuisine Tasting Facebook Page.

Magic PPTQ Dublin @ Gaming Underground LLC, (HP), 11 a.m.

All you players out there looking for an in-store preliminary pro tour qualifier event, Gaming Underground has got you covered. The Underground is offering a chance for you to start your competitive play journey in their gaming metropolis. Detailed gaming information can be found on the Gaming Underground LLC Facebook event page.