The Weekender: Mother’s Day Edition

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Sunday is Mother’s Day so we want to give a special shoutout to all the mothers and women caregivers doing their thing, but also to all the folks who find Mother’s Day difficult.

Thousands of mothers and caregivers are sitting in jail cells today simply because they cannot afford bail, and we can take action to change that painful circumstance! Southerners on New Ground, a queer liberation organization, is coordinating a regional Black Mama’s Bail Out action. Please learn more and consider making a donation here.

We wish the best to you and yours this weekend, and hope you’ll take advantage of some of these opportunities to spend time in community.

 

THURSDAY
Power to Heal @ International Civil Rights Center & Museum (GSO), 6 p.m.
Power to Healexplores the historic struggle to gain equitable access to healthcare, particularly the adoption of Medicare. David Smith, author of The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America’s Health Care System, joins a panel discussion with local healthcare professionals before a book signing. Refreshments provided. Find the event on Facebook.

Band Together for Housing @ the Public GSO, 6:30 p.m.
Commemorate the 50thanniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act with the Greensboro Housing Coalition and the Aaron Matson Nonet, a jazz band comprised of dynamic North Carolina musicians. Learn more at greensborohousingcoalition.org

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective @ Parkway UCC (W-S), 7 p.m.
This feature-length documentary focuses on solutions to environmental degradation in rural, suburban and urban regions through permaculture, an ecological design process rooted in our growing understanding of ecosystems. Find the event on Facebook.

 

FRIDAY
Derek Hess @ Delurk Gallery (W-S), 7 p.m.
Artist Derek Hess screens his award-winning documentary Forced Perspectivebefore a question-and-answer session. Hess hangs back to sign his latest book, 31 Days in May: A Visual Journal of Mental Illness and Addiction. Learn more at delurkgallery.squarespace.com.

Spring rave @ Krave (GSO), 8 p.m.
The Krave Rave series moves to the outdoor patio in celebration of warm seasonal shift. That means fire-spinners return, and hoopers, dancers and flow artists are encouraged to join. Resident DJ FM turns up ’til the late, late-night. Find the event on Facebook.

Megan Jean & the KFB @ OPOTW studios DIY space (GSO), 9 p.m.
Folksy-punk four-piece the Wild opens for Americana outlet Megan Jean & the Klay Family Band who will debut new songs. Find the event on Facebook.

 

SATURDAY
Carolina Brewsfest half marathon & 5k @ Mendenhall Transportation Terminal (HP), 8 a.m.
All is custom and craft at this boozy run: custom finisher medals, custom race shirts and two North Carolina craft brews for those of age. Learn more at carolinabrewsfest.com.

Spring Retrospective @ Authoring Action (W-S), 2 p.m.
Young authors present the best of their 2017-2018 pieces on trauma, transformation, race, class and power. Learn more at authoringaction.org and catch the encoreat 7 p.m.

Spring for Art @ Milton Rhodes Arts Center (W-S), 6 p.m.
This one-night only art sale benefits educational programming throughout the year and features a silent and live auction, live music dinner, drinks live art demonstrations featuring Owens Daniels, Linda Weaver and Karl Bostwick. Learn more at associatedartists.org/sfa/.

Lunafest @ Revolution Mill (GSO), 7 p.m.
This year, the traveling film festival screens nine award-winning short films by, for and about women. Catch live acoustic music from the Alley Rabbits before programming begins. Find the event on Facebook.

Simply Three @ Reynolds Auditorium (W-S), 7:30 p.m.
String trio and YouTube sensation Simply Three joins the Winston-Salem Symphony and Maestro Robert Moody for his farewell Plugged-In Pops concert. Together they’ll perform music by John Williams, Cole Porter, Tchaikovsky and some of Simply Three’s own compositions. Find the event on Facebook.

Kaleta & the Super Yamba Band @ Van Dyke Performance Space (GSO), 9 p.m.
ArtsGreensboro presents Brooklyn-based afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band and experimental electric guitarist Mdou Moctar of Niger who celebrates the psychedelic sounds of 1970s dance parties in the coastal town of Cotonou. Find the event on Facebook.

Ships in the Night @ Monstercade (W-S), 9 p.m.
Winston-Salem’s gothic dream-pop group Vampiros complements Alethea Leventhal’s atmospheric, synth-filled solo project Ships in the Night. Electronic group VIA stops in from Asheville. Find the event on Facebook.

 

SUNDAY
Sunday Songwriter Sessions @ Muddy Creek Music Hall (W-S), 2 p.m.
Sam Tayloe, Jordyn Pepper, Big Ron Hunter and Abigail Dowd bring all the bluesy, rootsy, folksy goodness anyone can ask for in a Sunday afternoon. Find the event on Facebook.

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