The Weekender: The Reality Edition

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College basketball season has come to an end. Even Tar Heel fans’ euphoria will wane as time passes, and reality creeps back in.

“Can you imagine what it would be like around here, if people didn’t have [basketball]?” comedian and UNC-graduate Lewis Black once said. “It would be terrifying.”

As our real-world madness replaces the one in March, use some of these events to help keep you sane.

FRIDAY

  • Mend-It Night @ Forge Greensboro, 6 p.m.
    Whether you’re looking to mend or alter a favorite shirt, jacket or pair of pants, Forge Greensboro can show you the steps. The Forge provides inexpensive access to a workshop area and a collaborative space, including access to equipment not commonly available. While most of the mending can be done by hand, Forge Greensboro has sewing machines for the heavier jobs. More info and registration at forgegreensboro.org.
  • Huff family pop-up art gallery @ Winston-Salem Urban League, 6:30 p.m.
    For First Friday Gallery Night, Jasmine Huff hosts a pop-up gallery to display and honor her parents’ art careers. Since 1972, James and Earnestine Huff created art in Winston-Salem that depicted the African-American figure, African-American life and African-American history. Some pieces have been exhibited in museums across the world. Admission is free but registration is preferred. More info at wsurban.org.
  • Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands @ the Blind Tiger (GSO), 8 p.m.
    Local musicians come together to raise money for Matty Sheets, a Greensboro artist whose MS fundraiser benefits from the show’s proceeds. Other acts include Jonny Alright, Nathan Weeks, Sanders Davis, Santos and Georgie Harris. More info at theblindtiger.com.

SATURDAY

  • Open house @ Forsyth Tech (W-S), 9 a.m.
    The open house at the Oak Grove Center on Forsyth Tech’s main campus offers the opportunity to learn about the career and college transfer programs available at FTCC. In addition to workshops on financial aid, campus life and career options, representatives from local companies speak with prospective students about potential careers after graduation from Forsyth Tech. The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to complete the required pre-registration, visit forsythtech.edu/openhouse.
  • Spring fling and egg hunt @ Glenwood Recreation Center (GSO), 10 a.m.
    Celebrate early spring as the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department hosts a free, Candyland-themed event. The fling includes a bounce house, an obstacle course, a DJ, prizes, games and — barring scheduling conflicts — the Easter Bunny. Children can participate in contests for best and silliest dressed. More info on the Facebook event page.
  • Blacksmith demonstration @ the High Point Museum, 10 a.m.
    As part of the North Carolina Science Festival, the High Point Museum presents “Fire and Iron: The Art & Science of the Blacksmith’s Forge.” Members of the North Carolina Artist-Blacksmith’s Association craft various iron pieces throughout the day, and discuss the science involved in turning raw materials into everyday objects. All ages are welcome at the free event. More info at highpointnc.gov.

Pick of the Week (Arts)

  • Spring pottery festival @ Leonard Recreation Center (GSO), Saturday, 10 a.m.
    Potters of the Piedmont holds its annual pottery festival, showcasing more than 50 potters from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Artists sell a selection of handmade functional and decorative pottery. The event is an opportunity to meet some of the most accomplished regional potters. More info at pottersofthepiedmont.com.

Pick of the Week (Food)

  • The Burke Street Food Truck Festival @ Burke St. (W-S), Saturday, 3 p.m.
    The 5th annual festival showcases 65 food trucks from around North Carolina, representing a variety of cuisines and offering vegetarian and gluten-free options. The festival includes art vendors, two music stages, table seating, beverage stations and more. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Pick of the Week (Music)

  • Joe Robinson Quartet @ the Delta Arts Center (W-S), Saturday, 7 p.m.
    Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month as the Delta Arts Center honors local musician Joe Robinson for his lifelong contribution to jazz. The evening features dinner in the Simona Atkins Allen Gallery, live music from the Joe Robinson Quartet and an awards presentation. Food provided by Nola Catering. For more information and tickets, visit deltaartscenter.org.

Pick of the Week (Sports)

  • Wake Forest spring football game @ BB&T Field (W-S), Saturday, 3 p.m.
    Wake Forest football holds its annual spring game, an intrasquad scrimmage between black and gold teams. Admission is free. The Deacons open the 2017 season at home against Presbyterian on August 31. More info at wakeforestsports.com.
  • Owen Schmidt

    Clip art of BYU’s arena in Provo, Utah? Were you banned from using a photo of a basketball arena in NC because of HB2 or something?