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Don't hold the apple-ause

We've officially got one more week to finish off that summer bucket list we made in June when the young-and-hopeful versions of ourselves were unscathed by scorching and relentless heat. Instead of knocking it out, we're burning it in the flames of our favorite pumpkin spice candle. Time to make that fall bucket list!

Forward this to fall the girls you've loved before.



Dance, dance, we're falling apart

We'll take care of the falling apart and let National Dance Day GSO cover the whole dance, dance thang. Greensboro Downtown Parks Department has lined up a few events this weekend to get you dancing like no one is watching. Or, in our case, watching while everyone else is dancing – in a non-creepy way.

  • On Friday, September 17, at 7 p.m., NDDGSO kicks off with a premiere of A Wicked Silence, beginning in Carolyn's Garden at LeBauer Park. Artist in Residence Alexandra Joye Warrren, in collaboration with her dance company JOYEMOVEMENT, choreographed this performance that'll move you – physically and emotionally.
  • Bring your two left feet and get ready to groove on Saturday, September 18, from 2-9 p.m. on the great lawn at LeBauer Park. Culturally diverse professional dancers will teach and get down with those who are more, um, SYTYCD. Pairs well with two right feet.
  • To kick ball change off the NC Dance Festival, NDDDGSO invites you to join the movement – aka the movement wave. Nothing brings unity to the state like a massive human wave from the mountains to the shore.

Hobbies include ordering takeout

You can't solve every problem with food, but we'd sure like to give it a try this week during Chow Downtown, Greensboro's Restaurant Week. Now through September 19, snag specials for dine-in or to-go from some of your fav eateries. Your challenge: One week, 23 restaurants . . . and go!

Every day we're musclin'

If you're looking for a low-impact workout that will get you in shape while teaching you sexy moves you can probably use outside of class, don't miss Nia Dance's free classes at LeBauer Park. Jete over each Wednesday at 9 a.m., tomorrow through October 20.

Fam Jam > toe jam

If your kiddo has energy for days and won't let you sit down for even one freaking second – not that we know anything about that – bring 'em to LeBauer Park on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for Fam Jam with Dance Project, this weekend through November 6. They'll learn to move their feet to the beat. And if all goes well, they'll grapevine right into nap time. 

Don't let it go to your waste

This month, Greensboro Parks & Rec focuses on wasting less, with events such as Waste-Less Living for Beginners on September 17 and a Waste-Less Living Picnic on September 20. We've got waste-less eating down to a science. (Insert sound of plate-licking).

Thursdays with Story

The Greensboro Public Library invites your little to learn, listen, dance and sing at Storytime in the Park. Book it over to LeBauer Park for 30 minutes of educational fun with Mr. Pete. Re-Petes each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from September 16 through October 14. 



Scoring big time!

This Sunday, September 19, at 3 p.m., in an auditorium far far away (OK, UNCG), the North Carolina Brass Band will perform Brass at the Movies: The Music of John WIlliams. The set list includes musical scores featured in Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. Dun-dun, dun-duh-dun-duuuuun-dun . . .

A cow and a goat walk into a barn

Gather ya girls, blast your fave '80s boy band Manure-do and take a little drive out to Summerfield Farms for a taste of the country life this week.

  • We're all fans of farm-to-table, but have you tried farm-to-yoga-mat? On Thursday, September 16, at 6 p.m., loosen up those hammies (as in hamstrings – not bacon) with Goat Yoga, featuring Summerfield Farms' mini goats. We aren't kidding.
  • There's a time for playing it safe and a time for whiskey business. On Friday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m., enjoy a 5-course-meal and whiskey pairing at the farm's Autumn Harvest Whiskey Dinner. Pass the squash – let's get sloshed.
  • BYODog and say good boy good-bye to the season at Last Bark of Summer on Sunday, September 19, at 1 p.m. Enjoy live music, food trucks, pup cups and snuggling an adoptable golden retriever or two. Plus, a dollar from every featured drink sold will go to Triad Golden Retriever Rescue. Well, we're always looking for a cause to go with our drinking. 

Live musical enter-Tanger-ment

The Tanger Center is rockin' 'n' rollin' since recently opening its doors. This weekend, two concerts are lined up to get you groovin' in your seats and singing along behind your mask. Pro tip: masks hide the fact that you don't actually know the lyrics.

  • On Saturday, September 18, at 8 p.m, Motownphilly's back again, doing a little east coast swing. Boys II Men will make this night your night and they will do you right. Anyone else blushing right now? Whew.
  • Wrap up the weekend with the sensational Patti Labelle on Sunday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. If you asked us to, we'd be jazzed to go with you to see this Grammy-winning legend. Besides, no one should be singing along to On My Own on your own.

Please don't stop the music

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy concert tickets. The Greensboro Coliseum has two incredible live musical shows to turn this coming Saturday into Satur-yay! 

  • After being postponed due to COVID-19, we've waited almost 10,000 Hours for Dan + Shay to come to Greensboro. Now that they're finally coming, we're Speechless. Nothing a little Tequila won't fix.
  • It's Alright if you're not as into Big Head Todd & the Monsters as one of our staffers is. She'll be reliving her college years at this show, so Please Don't Tell Her if you're not a huge fan, too. BTW, the band will be celebrating 30 years of music at this show. We're just glad '90s fashion is back in so it'll feel like no time has passed at all.

The feeling's right

Grab the Rose to your Blanche, the Monica to your Rachel, the Six to your Blossom, the Kimmy to your DJ – or any other '90s television #squadgoals reference you can think of – and hit State Street on Thursday, September 16, from 5-8 p.m. for Ladies Night, an evening of sipping, strolling and shopping.



Beer is not cancelled

Originally scheduled to take place on September 19, 2021, Greensboro Pride Festival will hold off until 2022. But beer waits for no one. Little Brother Brewing, a sponsor of the event, released #GSOPride yesterday. While the sour news of cancellation is hard to swallow, this mango and passionfruit brew gose down easy. Rumor has it, it makes you burp rainbows.

Wiesn is the reason for the season

Dig out the lederhosen and come celebrate Oktoberfest with Joymongers this Saturday, September 18 from noon to midnight. They'll have live music, food trucks and festive brews – all the makings of a perfectly beer-tiful day.


Say yes to the mother-of-the-bride's dress

On Sunday, August 29, newly engaged Caitlin Davis joined her mother at the Carolina Wedding Show. She thought she was just there for the cake – and photographer, venue, florist, planner and jeweler – but was taken by surprise when mom strutted down the catwalk in a gorgeous crimson mother-of-the-bride floor-length gown as part of the event's fashion show. But the question we're all asking: Does it have pockets?

Thar she blows

Ahoy, ye scallywags. Because we care and we don't want you to be ill-prepared, here's a comprehensive list of pirate phrases to impress your saltiest friends on Sunday, September 19 – aka National Talk Like a Pirate Day. We're just here for the yo ho ho and the bottle of rum. Cheers, mateys.

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