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You've got class

In less than one week, Guilford County Schools are back in session. Parents, stock up on all the necessities to make those adorable school lunches filled with grape caterpillars and vegan sandwiches more creative than Rival Dad's. But don't worry. When you lose your mojo, there is one person you can count on to deliver "a little slice of love," and that's the lunch lady. 

Forward this to someone who looks forward to sloppy joe day.



We don't need a lecture

We'll take our UNCG Concert & Lecture Series just like we take our mama's manicotti — seasoned, stuffed and highly satisfying. The 2022-2023 lineup is filled with six speakers and performances to inspire you to Live Your Live With Live Arts. Grammy-award winning violinist Joshua Bell and all-female band Seraph Brass are sure to be instrumental in your musical growth, Urban Bush Women will stir you to movement in your seat and beyond, and Shaun Leonardo and Winston Duke will expand your mind. Plus, making a stronger comeback than the '90s claw clip, Indigo Girls take the stage early next year. Right now, you can nab a season subscription for 10% savings over individual show tickets. We're no math major, but even we know a deal.



Do your home work

Just like Derek Zoolander, this model can be called "professionally good looking." From 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, swing by 4001 Leven Drive for a peep inside Garman Homes' first Greensboro-area designer model home in Montrose Village at Grandover. Sip a handcrafted coffee creation while drooling over patterned tile, modern builtins, gleaming light fixtures, playful wallpaper and handsome hardware hardware throughout cottage, paired villa and single family homes. All signs point to this house being one you could "live, laugh, love" in without even writing it on your walls. Go for the free fancy coffee, stay because it feels like home.

A Dahl-ing show

Nothing inspires back-to-school shenanigans like the witty and clever title character in Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr. Let the Community Theatre of Greensboro get under your nose with "The Smell of Rebellion" during its performances at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, and 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27.

Salvage, classy, bougie

Cheese, wine, David Attenborough . . . things that get better with age. Vintage Market Days is popping up at the Greensboro Coliseum, Aug. 26–28, with an indoor/outdoor shopper's paradise full of old and new finds for the home, hand-made creations and food truck treats. 



Home is where the 'art is

We canvassed the town to find what's happening in the visual arts world:

  • It's the staff that dreams are made of. Creative Aging Network-NC hosts a reception for its latest show, featuring works across media by teaching artists, staff and board members from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25. 
  • Simply the Best . . . iary. At noon on Wednesday, Aug. 24, hit the Weatherspoon Art Museum for a curator's talk regarding the current Bestiary exhibit.

Our fav oxymoron is "family fun"

Looking to keep those kiddos running anything but their mouths these last days of summer vacay? We got ya covered:

  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and we took the one less traveled — by kids. But for those with littles, from 10 a.m.–noon, Saturday, Aug. 27, hike the Company Mill Trail and learn about local flora, fauna and folklore.
  • This summer is history! Hit up High Point Museum's Historical Park for Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27. Play historic games, hula hoop, draw with sidewalk chalk and cool off with popsicles.

Feed us and tell us we're pretty

We are huge fans of "Lovefood" by the Cardigans, because we, too, love food. Check out these tasty events happening this week:

  • If you like your meat cute — not cured — head to Pig Pounder from 1–5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27. Southern Fried Vegan is popping up with a smorgasbord of vegan eats that are soy yummy!
  • Back that truck up — and park it at the Greensboro Food Truck Festival from 3–9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28. Nosh your average eats. 

It was just like a movie

Bring down your weekly screen time average by taking your eyes away from your phone to watch a movie:

  • From noon–6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, fin-agle a seat at the Glenn McNairy Library for its Shark Movie Double Feature. Reality bites, but so do Jaws and The Meg.
  • We've gotten ourselves in some "trouble" on the web so we can totes relate to Spider-Man: No Way Home. Watch it at LeBauer Park at 7:55 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26.

Hobbies include reading body language

We read regularly. Things like menus, TikTok captions and funny t-shirts. If you're on the hunt for some literary fun this week, look no further:

  • At 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, join Scuppernong Books online for its Romance Book Club's discussion of Jasmine Guillory's By the Book. All they wanns do is zoom-zooom-zoom-zoom. Sounds innocent enough?
  • Sci-fi your jam? At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, meet up with the Science Fiction Club inside Scuppernong Books to chat about 84K, a dystopian novel by Claire North — and also the cost of a used car right now.

A note from (anyone but) us

Music is not our forte, but if it was, you better believe O.Hey would arrive in a singing telegram format. Lucky for you, the Gate City has live music better than anything we can deliver:

  • If you remember the variety shows of the '70s & '80s, you're old. Also, you might enjoy The Ultimate Variety Show at the High Point Theatre featuring Vegas' top performers and impersonators. Catch it at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27.
  • Country singer Jamey Johnson, known for his song, "In Color" — and his recent use of colorful language — performs at the White Oak Amphitheatre at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28.
  • From 6–7:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at Hester Park, revel in the sounds of neo-soul and contemporary jazz as Emanuel Wynter and Freeport Jazz perform the final MUSEP concert of the season. We were told there'd be funnel cake.

Life is better with kids — as in goats

The highlight of the alphabet is MNO: Mom's Night Out. From 4–9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, shop, dine and eat with ya girls at Summerfield Farms.

Buckets of fun

We see you with your beautifully handwritten, Pinterest-worthy chalkboard wall featuring "Summer Bucket List" with almost every item checked off. We're over here knocking things out, too. Eat our weight in ice cream: check! Get Look outside: check! If you're feeling slightly defeated because you're behind on your list, here are 10 last-minute items to make you feel accomplished, too!

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