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Sweat Caroline, bum bum bum

We're creepin' up on summertime here in the Gate City and we've got one word for you: deodorant. That's right, soon you'll discover perspiration in places you didn't even know could produce sweat. Raise your hand if you've got a trusting relationship with your antiperspirant. And if not? Please, hands down.

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SPONSORED BY GREENSBORO FARMERS CURB MARKET

 

The time is ripe for waffles

Spring is the season for squeezing the juice outta life — and topping your waffles with it. If berries are your jam, skedaddle over to the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market for its Strawberry Celebration Day, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 21. Take in the soothing sounds of gypsy jazz music by the Minor Swing Band while Chef Denzel Berry (we couldn't make that name up if we tried) serves up two thick waffle wedges made with Massey Creek Farm eggs — and love — and topped with local, market-fresh fruit for a $10 minimum donation that goes towards hunger relief programs. Available add-ons include Neese's sausage patty or bacon, OJ, or bottled H2O. This stuff's so good you compote it down.

SPONSORED BY UNCG UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

 

We'd pause our game for this camp

Does your kiddo just want to push your buttons and play video games all summer long? If so, we've got the perfect solution to help them level up while stimulating the brain. UNCG introduces its inaugural Esports & Gaming Summer Camp for 9-14 year-olds, a win for parents and gamers alike. Starting in July, four one-week sessions will be held on campus in computer labs and the brand new 3,300 square-foot state-of-the-art Esports arena. Experts from Black Rocket gaming company and UNCG faculty will teach skills like coding, plus content and game creation. The only question now is, "Ready, camper one?"

This festival is lit

May 19–22, the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival returns in person, bringing together a community that is passionate about books, writing and reading. This four-day affair offers a diverse range of mostly free workshops — with the likes of Jason Mott, Amor Towles and Nikole Hannah-Jones — to help set you on the write path.

Quick to the Pointe, to the Pointe, no fakin'

Whether you're the type who likes to go with the flow or really make a splash, there's something for everyone at Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe, opening for the season this weekend. Suit up the kids and get ready to slip, slide and splash the day away. We have a sinking feeling you'll have a blast.

PHOTO VIA TRIAD HEALTH PROJECT

 

It's not all rainbows and unicorns

Put on your rainbow-est feather boa for QNO — queer night out! Triad Health Project invites one and all to support increased access to sexual health through an evening of For Play at Castle McCulloch from 6–9 p.m., Thursday, May 26. Prep for Pride 2022 with live performances from the Collection, Sunqueen Kelcey and Brenda the Drag Queen. Use code OHEYGSO for 50% off all ticket types through Sunday, May 22.

The season for bury bushes

From noon–1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21, take in a walking tour of Green Hill Cemetery's landscaping, focusing on shrubbery and trees. Don't worry — this stroll includes loads of final resting places.

For a small fee in America

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award-winning actress Rita Moreno, known for her work in both West Side Story films, speaks at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, at the Tanger Center. There's no stopping this fiery 90-year-old, who was the first Latina to earn an Oscar 60 years ago. (Fun fact: North Carolina's Ariana DeBose was the second, winning for the same role.)

We could be heroes

Just follow the glow of Green Lantern to the Glenn McNairy Branch Library. In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, from 2–3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, a screening of a discussion from the Library of Congress on Asian American Superheroes, featuring DC Comics artist and current CCO Jim Lee, will be played.

Our fav dance is the electric artistic slide

Encore, ONCAR! GreenHill Center for NC Art presents ONCAR — Open NC Art Review — from 10 a.m.–noon, Saturday, May 21. Using a Pecha Kucha format, artists will share work for review in a 3.5-minute slide presentation.

What a sweet ride

The only thing better than a food truck rodeo is an all-sweets food truck rodeo. Greensboro NC Sugar Rush cinnamon rolls into Commerce Place from 4–8 p.m., Saturday, May 21, giving a whole new meaning to rush hour traffic!

That'll do us

Comedian, actress and internet personality Chelcie Lynn drops into the Carolina Theatre with The Tammy Tour at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 19. Sorry, no RV parking available.

We're with the band

Get ready for some serious booty-shakin', head-bobbin' and soulful swayin' this weekend as Greensboro brings down the house with instrumentals and vocals that slay.

  • Saturday in the park — wait, no, make that Friday, May 20, at the Tanger Center, Chicago performs six decades worth of hits.
  • At 9 p.m., Friday, May 20, it's like vibrant and multi-colored hip-hop art for your ears when Drew Shamir Presents: The CLRTHRY Live Playlist at the Carolina Theatre.
  • The city of Greensboro transforms into Blues-boro on Saturday, May 21, as the Carolina Blues Fest thrums through LeBauer Park with the theme of "Young, Black & Blues."
  • If you've got that feeling and need sax-ual healing, Kenny G. delivers at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 21, at the Tanger Center.
  • Asking Alexandria is asking you to come hang for a night of British rock at Piedmont Hall, 7 p.m., Saturday, May 21. Don't let them be alone in a room.
  • Nosotros estamos con la banda. Catch Mexican musical sensation Banda MS at the Greensboro Coliseum, 8 pm., Saturday, May 21.
  • If you're into silly love songs, Paul McCartney pops into Truist Field at Wake Forest University to sing the tunes you know and love. Who knows? Maybe he'll be amazed at the way you help him sing his song.
  • On May 21 & 23, Bel Canto Company welcomes you to an organ-ic choir concert featuring Gate City Voices.
  • Greensboro's own Colin Cutler returns to the Carolina Theatre to jam out some tunes from his latest release, Hot Pepper Jam, at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 21. Pairs well with cream cheese and crackers.
  • Kick off the East of Nashville Songwriters in the Round series, hosted by Colin Cutler, at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 22, at the L'il Opry Carolina Theatre.
  • At 3 p.m., Sunday, May 22, at the UNCG auditorium, soak up some sassy and sax-y tunes as the North Carolina Brass Band Goes West. We don't know if they'll strike gold, but we'll take brass.
  • String your bestie along for a quick trip to Winston-Salem's Reynolda House. From 1–4 p.m., Sunday, May 22, the Fiddle & Bow Festival returns and, for three hours straight, its musicians won't stop their fiddling — just like our kids.

PHOTO VIA KERNERSVILLE BREWING COMPANY

 

Get in, palooza

If you're cruising for a brews-ing, why not head west to Kernersville for Brews-a-Palooza on Saturday, May 22? From noon–8 p.m., Kernersville Brewing Company welcomes you to its annual craft vendor and food truck festival. In just one stop you can eat, drink and shop!
 

Mary, Mary, quite . . . limber?

Every flower begins with flow. From 6:30–7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, May 17–June 21, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden will be full of lotus blooms as the YMCA of Greensboro leads a free Yoga in the Garden class. 

Can we phone a friend?

National Be a Millionaire Day Falls on May 20. A great way to become a millionaire is to:

  1. Find Blackbeard's treasure.
  2. Make smart stock investments.
  3. Marry one.
  4. Does it actually look like we know?
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