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Au-gust of wind instruments

Don't put away that Balenciaga bikini just yet. A whole month's worth of Balenci-ussies awaits. It's about damn time to turn up the music and celebrate the last full month of summer. Baby, how you feelin'? Hot Tired Good as hell. (Psssst . . . We've got a wild giveaway in this newsletter.)

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Say goodbye to summertime, summertime sadness and hello to melon cauli — and much more produce! Celebrate International Farmers Market Week, Aug. 7–13, at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. From 7:30 a.m.–noon, Saturday, Aug. 13, shop local farm goods, artisanal foodstuffs and handmade crafts. Turnip the beet with folksy Mark "Buddy Ro" Harrison while relishing in hand-dipped ice cream and fresh coffee. Scoop up the season's bounty, taste samples and enter giveaways. The market runs year-round on Saturdays. Plus, catch the mini-market Wednesdays from 8 a.m.–noon. Market on your calendar!

Wake us up when September comes

Have you exhausted all ideas for keeping the little ones productively occupied? Are you currently screaming into the void? No, just us? The City of Greensboro has your back with a calendar full of offerings to keep the kiddos, ages tot to teen, busy until school starts.

Clay, lady, clay

Learn how to make faceted pieces from thrown pottery at Art Alliance's Clay Geometry 2-day workshop, Aug. 6–7. No actual math skills required — that's the angle, at least.

Catch Wyndham this!

Golf figure! Teeing off on Wednesday, Aug. 3, the Wyndham Championship plays on at Sedgefield Country Club through Sunday, Aug. 7.

Police on the scene, ya know what we mean

NNO — we aren't stuttering— National Night Out, an evening of camaraderie between neighborhoods and the police departments that serve them is happening on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Check your neighborhood for details. And if you're in High Point, click here.

First quencher

We're flying first class — up in the, up-up in the — into First Friday. Downtown Greensboro will be bumpin' with activity during the evening of Aug. 5:

  • You can fly away with Activate Entertainment Project Friday night at 5 p.m. when they'll be levitating higher than Dua Lipa with circus tricks and dance moves, plus theatrical and musical performances, at LeBauer Park.
  • At 6:30 p.m., Downtown Greensboro Parks invites you to take a beat and circle back with its drum circle, get your creative juices flowin' with Art in the Park, and spice up your life — people of the world — by groovin' with Noche Latina at the Park.
  • GreenHill Center for N.C. Art makes its PRESENCE known on First Friday with an opening reception of its latest exhibit, plus a dance performance by Tristan Walsch, inspired by PRESENCE, from 6–8 p.m.
  • From 6–10 p.m, SouthEnd Brewing fizzes with the sounds of freshly poured beers and WristBand. Support local vendors as you shop its pop-up market until 9 p.m. It's a parking lot party, y'all.



Don't stop the music

From A to ZZ Top, the Gate City has your musical tastes covered with this week's live performances and concerts:

  • June Star orbits again, returning to Common Grounds on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with its folk-fluenced blend of guitar and aching vocals.
  • Lookin' to get folk-ed up? At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, Greensboro native Libby Rodenbough and Blue Cactus take the stage in the Crown at the Carolina Theatre.
  • Grape balls of fire! Southern country duo Muscadine Bloodline brings its mix of guitar, unfiltered authenticity and harmony to Ziggys.Space at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4.
  • You won't break our soul, but these guys might make it combust. The Southern Soul Summer Explosion — featuring Lebrado, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Pokey Bear, Tucka, Lenny Williams and Sir Charles Jones — erupts onto the stage at Tanger Center, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.
  • Graymatter — a little folk-rock meets The Brady Bunch — has been playing music inspired by the '50s, '60s and '70s since before you were born. Check them out at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at the Carolina Theatre. Can we put in a request for "Sunshine Day?"
  • You've got "Legs" — and a "Tush" — and you know how to use 'em. Allow them to carry you to the Greensboro Coliseum at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, for ZZ Top's Raw Whisky Tour. Dress sharp and give 'em all your lovin'.  
  • Doobie or not Doobie? That is the question. Doobie Brothers' John Cowan teams up with national fiddle champion Andra Zonn to form The HercuLeons. Join this duo at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Carolina Theatre to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Fellowship Hall, Inc., a local alcohol and drug treatment center.
  • You'll be in "Good Hands" at Steel Hands Brewing when Johnny & Heidi take on Nashville Nights at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. Look out, Johnny & June. The next country power couple is on the rise.
  • At 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, host Demeanor welcomes Maia Kamil and Apollo Knight to the Carolina Theatre for Studio 176, a unique music collective that allows artists to unabashedly be themselves. Not to be confused with Studio 54 — go-go boots optional.
  • Doby a dear and fetch us a hot dog from Hot Diggity Dog — parents, IYKYK —while taking in the groovy sounds of funk and soul from doby from 6–7:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, at Keeley Park.

Will run for tacos

Taco Mama welcomes runners of all paces to its Margaritas Run Series, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2. A word of advice: Save the refried beans for after the run. It is run, singular — not runs.



Abbey Road

Come together, right now, over beer . . . at Greensboro's newest brewery, The Abbey Taphouse. Find fresh brews, sparkling beverages and snacks all under one no-nun-sense roof.

Whiskey? Yes, you May

Dram & Draught welcomes you to a night of sampling, stories, munchies — and wait, distill so much more! L.C. May, grandson to the legendary Clyde May, will be on site, spilling tea and pouring bourbon, 6–8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3.

3 days of IPAs & music

Feeling groovy? Drive your magical mystery machine — with interior shag carpeting, of course — over to Steel Hands Brewing for its own version of Woodstock, Aug. 5–7. Make your inner hippie hoppy with peace, love, live music and beer.



We bought (you) a zoo (membership)

Tired of all the summer giraffe-ic jams? Escape into the wild — the safely-tucked-behind-a-fence variety — of the N.C. Zoo. We're giving away two family memberships to two lucky email subscribers. To enter this contest that's sure to be neck-and-neck, reply to this email and tell us which animal is most like you and why. Winners will be notified by email and announced in next week's newsletter.



Read hot summer

When you need to escape, but can't get away, books are there. And when you don't have time for an entire book, O.Henry magazine's summer reading issue is there with three short stories from North Carolina authors Lee Smith, Clyde Edgerton and Ron Rash. Grab your copy today!

Sammich to say

We finish each other's — sandwiches! August is National Sandwich Month, a celebration of the best thing since sliced bread. Whether it's grilled or chilled, on whole what or rye, loaded with veggies or meat, we hope you toast to this creation. Lettuce give thanks to its inventor John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich.

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