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Almost time to wake us up

The Green Day slumber is about to be over — September is ending, witches! It's time to wake up and smell the pumpkin chai spice candle. And if you're not into that, what's wrong with you? we get it. We're just here for the boos.

Forward this to someone who's hitting snooze.



A fairy good time to be had by all

Hockey season might be about to start, but there's only one Puck we're interested in watching and he's a mischief-making fairy who dwells in an enchanted forest. Celebrate 100 years of UNCG's School of Theatre with its production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Mya Brown. Don't sleep on this classic play that is the OG rom-com, full of love, marriage, and beguiling games of fantasy and hilarity. After all, "The course of love never did run smooth." Catch it on stage at Taylor Theatre at 7:30 p..m., Sept. 30–Oct. 1 and Oct. 12–15, and at 2 p.m., Oct. 2. 

Save the drama for your mama everyone

All y'all: Community Theatre of Greensboro presents OnStage & Inclusive, a performance showcase featuring adults and children with a wide range of disabilities, at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2.

Seymour plays

High Point Community Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors, Sept. 30–Oct. 2. Just make sure you're well-fed before planting yourself in a seat.

Witch 'boro? Asheboro

Let the gourd times roll at the Asheboro Fall Festival, Oct. 1–2. Carve out a moment for shopping local vendors, eating tasty treats, taking in live demonstrations and performances, and sipping at the beer or wine garden. How does one grow wine in a garden?

Pick o' the litter

Move over Supermarket Sweep. Greensboro Beautiful's Big Sweep is back, Oct. 1–16. Pick up supplies from 10 a.m.–noon, Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Greensboro Arboretum, and then just pick up.

Running up that GreenHill

Bring the kiddos to GreenHIll Center for NC Art on Wednesday evenings from 5–7 p.m., beginning Sept. 28. Family Night fills those pre-bedtime — aka witching — hours with free fun.

Bookmark this event

Save the date for a wedding –– themed book. Our big brother, O.Henry magazine, is bringing North Carolina author Kristy Woodson Harvey to Revolution Mill to discuss her latest novel, The Wedding Veil, over drinks and snacks. Get your tickets now for the Nov. 3 happening.



Late night chalking

It's a p-art-y in the U.S.A. in Greensboro this week with lots of inspired creative affairs not to be missed:

  • PRESENCE artists Roy Nydorf and William Paul Thomas give a dual talk — not to be confused with a duel talk — from 5:30–6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at GreenHill Center for NC Art.
  • From noon–5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, stroll through Greensboro Beautiful's Art in the Arboretum, an outdoor gallery of local artists featuring live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, and creative activities. Just don't go breaking our 'art.

Scup, cutie?

Paging all lit peeps! Check out these happenings at Scuppernong Books:

  • Just a Steel Town boy on a Friday night . . .  at 6 p.m., Sept. 30, William J. Miller shares his look at Steel City: A Story of Pittsburgh.
  • At 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, Black Voices Mixer features three emerging writers and artists in a town hall type discussion  — minus the complaints about traffic from the elders.

Chiming in

The temps are dropping — and so is the beat. Take in a fall concert this week in Greensboro:

  • Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with norteño band Los Tigres del Norte at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Hear them roar!
  • At 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, hit the Carolina Theatre for United Way of Greater Greensboro's 100 Years of Good Vibes Concert featuring hip hop legend KRS-One. We'll take good vibes over solitude any day.
  • In the Crown at the Carolina Theatre catch the artist whose name and music sounds a little witchy at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. Could be named after a Meredith Brooks song of yore.
  • Bacon heals whatever ails you. And so does the music of Dr. Bacon. Catch it at Flat Iron, 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30.
  • Michelle Cann — we cannot — play the piano like "a compelling, sparkling virtuoso." Find her at the keys at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Tanger Center. Plus, she'll be performing with members of the Greensboro Symphony at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2.
  • Dark Knights are coming — with lead singer Chris Meadows — and a few other performers to the Carolina Theatre at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1.
  • This Bell doesn't ring, but it does play the strings. Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell fiddles around on the UNCG Auditorium stage at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3.

Say trees!

Stroll the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville with director Adrienne Roethling at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, to learn about its unbe-leaf-able trees.

Auction-ally, we'd love to

Every (silent) auction has an equal and opposite reaction. And we hope your reaction is to bid, eat and drink with She ROCKS to support the fight against ovarian cancer from 6–11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at Summerfield Farms.



So glad to live in a world with Octo-beers

Pull out that lederhosen from the back of your closet — OK, ours is front and center — because it's Oktoberfest season. Bratwurst? Nope. It's brat-best.

  • From noon–10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, SouthEnd Brewing willkommens you to its Oktoberfest, an event as German as Arnold Schwarzenegger — um, he's Austrian — featuring a pop-up market, local breweries, games, live music and food vendors.
  • Red Oak Brewing invites one and all to its Oaktoberfest from noon–10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1. If you're looking for authentic Bavarian fun, you could visit the Pretzel Cafe in the mall. Or you could party in Red Oak's biergarten.
  • The Brewer's Kettle in Kernersville keeps the fun and beer flowing all weekend with its Oktoberfest celebration, Sept. 29–Oct. 2.

Do you know one of Santa's elves?

Our big brother, O.Henry magazine, is looking for people who are extra generous with their time and resources, embodying the spirit of Christmas. And no, putting the spirits of Christmas — as in holiday glögg — in the body does not count. Perhaps your neighbor's decorations rival Clark Griswold's. Or maybe your best friend bakes treats for all of the service people across the city or crochets hats for the homeless. Whatever it is they do that enhances the magic of the season for others, we want to know. Reply here or email with your nominations. 



When Harry met Harry

Judd Apatow is at it again and we're snagging our tix to his latest film, coming out Friday, Sept. 30. The creative genius behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up and all of our other fav funny flicks, brings us Bros, a brom-com starring Luke McFarlane and Billy Eichner. Pass the Mike & Ikes, plz.

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