Its official, the sun went into hiding for one day and the winter-boots and scarves started showing up, indicating that it will start snowing next week. So to celebrate why not eat up all the ice cream left over from the summer cookouts to make room for the crock-pot concoctions, third generation chili recipes and holiday gatherings that are about to fall upon us. But while you are waiting for school closings and such, here are a few events to enjoy before we become barricaded in our homes.
Sweeney Todd @ High Point Theatre (HP)
What would October be without the riveting tale of Sweeney Todd and his infamous meat pie recipe? The High Point Theatre presents the eerie penny dreadful from Thursday to Sunday. Be forewarned this play is not for the wee little ones or faint at heart. More information can be found online at highpointtheatre.com. The free haircuts and mustache trims have been postponed at the moment due to a faulty barber chair.
Adolescent Suicide panel discussion @ Old Salem Visitor’s Center, James A. Gray Auditorium (W-S), 6:30 p.m.
Suicide can be a tough subject to tackle for anyone alone and Mental Health Association in Forsyth County wants people to know that they are not alone. Join the association as they bring a panel of professionals to discuss the subject of suicide and its prevalence in teens and young adults. For more information, contact the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County at 336-768-3880.
Agents of Change @ UNCG’s Ferguson auditorium (Rm 100). (GSO), 4 p.m.
UNCG, in conjunction with NC A&T and the Greensboro Counter Stories Project, host a discussion with film maker Abby Ginzberg, Ed Whitfield, local civil rights activists and historians on the movement around social change on college campuses of the past and present. The discussion will also include the screening of the 2016 award-winning documentary Agents of Change. More information can be found on UNCG’s Agents of Change Facebook page.
The Aycock Legacy @ UNCG Auditorium (GSO), 3:30 p.m.
With the recent removal of Governor Aycock’s name from the campus auditorium the dust is still a bit unsettled revolving around the controversy. Join historians as they offer insight on the Governor, history of African Americans on the Greensboro campus and arising controversies on NC campuses. Additional discussion will take place regarding how to remember Aycock in the building that once held his name. More information can be found on the Wrestling with Governor Aycock and His Legacies Facebook page.
Zombie Apocalypse @ Greensboro Public Library (GSO), 6 p.m.
The Greensboro Public Library opens its doors to the un-dead for a night of ghoulish activities and zombie pampering. So if you need a little help achieving that perfect macabre look or just want to get your monster groove on, the library is waiting for you. More information can be found at greensborolibrary.org. (Unfortunately demon hounds are not allowed at this event; last-year they kept burying all of the skeletons.)
Cinema Under the Stars: The Martian @ LeBauer Park (GSO), 7:20 p.m.
What could be more romantic than watching a movie about an astronaut stranded on Mars while lying underneath a night sky full of stars. Then again, being marooned on a strange planet may not be the most romantic thing one has ever heard of, but it makes for an awesome movie. For more information on the showing of The Martian in the park, check out LeBauer Park’s Facebook page.
Old Salem Harvest Day @ Old Salem Historic District (W-S), 9:30 a.m.
Old Salem may have the weekend on lock with its Harvest Day celebration. From cheese making demonstrations and pumpkin fritter samplings to red wine-infused goat cheese and craft beer tastings the festival may prove to be the place to be for the true fall enthusiasts. More information contact [email protected] or 336-721-7300.
Pride festival @ Trade St. art District (W-S), 10 a.m.
It’s that time again beautiful people and Winston-Salem is not holding back. This year’s annual Pride celebration will include an epic festival with a parade and food truck rodeo. So get those show-stopping outfits ready and request some extra time off of work because no-one is sleeping tonight. More information can be found on pridews.org.
Two Year Anniversary @ Gibbs Hundred Brewing Co. (GSO), 12 p.m.
Gibbs Brewing is turning two and inviting you to share in the festivities. Of course, the food trucks will be on deck, and for your beer drinking pleasure Gibbs plans on having 12 beers on tap, including a new release and some oldies but goodies. The musical stylings of Analog Crash will be on board for your musical pleasure along with DJ L in Japanese on the ones and twos. More info can be found on Gibbs Facebook page.
Citywide Mass Voting Meeting @ Bethel AME Church (GSO), 3:30 p.m.
Several Greensboro organizations combine efforts to convey the importance of voting by holding a mass meeting for the entire Greensboro community. The Beloved Community Center, Democracy North Carolina, Black Lives Matter, QPOCC and Ignite NC are just a few co-sponsors of the event. Free non-partisan voter information can be retrieved from The Beloved Community Center.