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We ain't lion

In case your Leo friends don't tell you — which they will — Leo season kicks off on Saturday, July 23. Be prepared for energy that's bigger than Latto's and more sequins than RuPaul's Drag Race. Move over, side character summer. It's time to bring back main character season.

Forward this to your fav supporting side character, like Emmy-winning.
 

IMAGE VIA GREENHILL CENTER FOR N.C. ART

 

OK, we like it, Picasso

"PRESENCE", a major survey exhibition, is drawing crowds — and other figurative works — with beautiful pieces sure to pull at your art-strings. It's easel-y accessed at the Greensboro Cultural Center from July 23–November 5. Ready, set, Gogh!

Drippin' in fin-esse

It’s every Jaws lover’s favorite time of year: July 25–30, Shark Week resurfaces at the Greensboro Science Center with a line-up of bloody fin-tastic, jaw-dropping events. (Cue John Williams' soundtrack.)

These boots were made for rockin'

Honky-tonkin’ Nash-Vegas might be known for its brews and tunes, but you'll have a Grand Ole time here in G-Vegas, too. Steel Hands Brewing brings Music City's singer-songwriters to the 336 with Nashville Nights each Saturday through Aug. 13.

Grandma, what big dentures you have

Little red ride on over to the Community Theatre of Greensboro for a musical interpretation of childhood favorite, Little Red Riding Hood, July 23–24. Bring your grandma for a howlin' good time.

 

Just Bust-er Moon (If you want it, you got it)

IYKYK and if you don't, it’s about time you see the ever-optimistic koala take the stage. Friday Flicks at LeBauer Park brings the best of the uber-realistic singing animal trope with a free showing of Sing 2. Opens for seating at 5 p.m., Friday, July 22.

More sculpted than Chris Hemsworth

Weatherspoon welcomes you to a discussion of the curating process behind its sculpture exhibit, "Ostensibly So." Take a crack at — but please don’t break — uncovering the hidden humor and wit inherent in each creation at 12 p.m., Thursday, July 21.

Madder than the Hatter

Disney’s timeless classic miiight have been inspired by some questionable psychedelic experiences, but Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch Library’s Alice in Wonderland Tea Party is sure to have you smiling wider than the Cheshire Cat, shrooms aside. Experience the insani-tea, 2–3 p.m., Saturday, July 23.

Bullet journal with butterfly wings

An entry a day supposedly keeps the doctor away, but even journalists don’t know how to organize our ricocheting thoughts. Take pen to paper while learning from pro Tristin Miller at 1 p.m., Monday, July 25, at Art Alliance's Basics in Bullet Journaling

What teachers really want to say

Know someone whose kid-friendly filter has them entrapped in a nasally "teacher voice" octave? Call for a sub and free them of their duties at 8 p.m., Friday, July 22, for Eddie B’s hysterically uncensored Teachers Only Comedy Tour at the Tanger Center.

The rest is still unwritten

This is where your book begins! Put an end to your writer's block and join other aspiring authors for Glenn McNairy Branch Library’s Creative Writing Workshop at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 23.

It's your civil duty rights

Commemorate the 1960 Woolworth’s desegregation with the Civil Rights Museum's 2022 Gala, 6 p.m., Monday, July 25. Recognize trailblazing figures and activists alike as the year's Honorees are named — even VP Kamala D. Harris intends to show the Boro’ some love.

Turn a page

If you missed the summer reading issue of O.Henry, we’ve got an issue with you. JK . . .  but maybe it’s time to trade in the hours scrolling Instagram Reels for some quality time getting lit — as in literature — at Scuppernong Books.

  • Give your go-to karaoke song a break and drop the mic with an original piece of writing for NCWN Greater Greensboro’s Open Mic night, 6–7 p.m., Thursday, July 21.
  • Cult classic? Maybe. Read A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark, about a secret brotherhood dedicated to the most famous men in history and join the Science Fiction Book Club discussion, 6 p.m., Thursday, July 21.
  • The philosophical memoir, The Tao of Hoop by Ann Humphreys, will have you hoopin’ and hollerin’ about the transformational nature of the humble hula-hoop. Explore a circular discussion, 4 p.m., Saturday, July 23.
  • Hey, Quizmeisters! Stop yelling at your TV screen when Jeopardy! comes on and take your trivia skills elsewhere — like to Scuppernong’s Trivia Night with Jordan Hart at 2 p.m. every 4th Sunday.
  • We’re done feeling embarrassed by our Harlequin book covers. To thine own shelf be true— and join other hopeless-romantics at Scuppernong’s Romance Book Club as they dive into the first of many steamy reads at 7 p.m., Monday, July 25.

All we need is music

Tune in, Greensboro, because we're dropping live music happenings below:

  • We don't complain — we wine. Enjoy the soothing sounds of Dave Fox and Jessica Mashburn while sipping vino at Lewis & Elm, 7 p.m., Thursday, July 21.
  • Run for Ranford Almond in the Crown at the Carolina Theatre, 8 p.m., Friday, July 22. This young singer-songwriter is full of soul, no nuts about it.
  • Blues and brews are the perfect combo, and Little Brother Brewing is bringing you both with a live performance from Banjo Earth, 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 22. They come from Appalachia with a banjo on their knee.
  • The artist formerly known as "Young" Jeezy — we feel ya, old Jeezy — hits the Tanger Center with K. Michelle and Lloyd at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 23. Hip-hop on over.
  • Bianca Jade's star is rising faster than our homemade sourdough loaf. Catch this Miami native in the Crown at the Carolina Theatre at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, July 23.

 

This is how we row

We’re keeping our arms in shipshape this summer with Lake Brandt’s Night Paddles. Submerse yourself in the experience as you enjoy a relaxing moon-lit escape at 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 19.

ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF OUR DOG GETTING IN ON THE ACTION

 

Pass us a puff

You've heard of chicken-of-the-sea, but how 'bout CBD-of-the-sea? Fun fact: Dolphins will play with pufferfish to make the little guys inflate like a ball. They'll then toss 'em around, taking in the tetrodotoxin they secrete, which gives the dolphins a nice little high. No wonder dolphins always look so happy.

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