Thur., Oct. 8
AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS
Greensboro War Memorial Auditorium; 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro; 336.373.7400; www. greensborocoliseum.com; 7:30 p.m.; $30-$60.
No one tells a story quite like David Sedaris. He brings his wry wit to the War Memorial Auditorium Thursday hot on the heels of the release of his New York Times No. 1 bestselling book, When You Are Engulfed in Flames. The event is described as “an evening of engaging recollections and readings” and marks Sedaris’ first visit to War Memorial since his sold out show two years ago. Sedaris penned the bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. He is a regular NPR contributor. His Greensboro visit is a one-night-only affair so don’t miss it.
Fri., Oct. 9
IRVING BERLIN’S I LOVE A PIANO
Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St.; Greensboro; 336.333.2600; www.carolinatheatre.com; 8 p.m.; $24.50-$26.50 American composer Irving Berlin is often credited with defining American music. On Friday, the Carolina Theatre will offer a tribute by using 64 of Berlin’s hits in a show that spans 70 years of American popular music. I Love a Piano will present the musical genres of ragtime, sentimental songs of wartime and songs that evoke the optimism and hope of the 1950s.
Sat., Oct. 10
FALL FESTIVAL AT BUR- MIL PARK
Bur-Mil Park Wildlife Education Center; 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro; 336.373.3800; www.ci.greensboro.nc.us; 10 a.m.; FREE On Saturday, Bur-Mil Park will host its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free with lots of activities for children, including hay rides, carnival food, face painting, a petting zoo, children’s crafts, a pumpkin patch, an inflatable playground and live music. There’s really no better way to kick off fall with your family than attending the Fall Festival.
Sun., Oct. 11
DANCE ON SECOND SUNDAY
Skateland West; 200 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro; 336.852.0515; www.carolinaheartland.org; 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 On Sunday, Carolina Heartland continues its Dance on Second Sunday series with a dance extravaganza at Skateland West. The program will feature ballroom, Latin, and swing music with a 45-minute dance lesson from a professional instructor.
Mon., Oct. 12
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER
Twin City Stage; 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston- Salem; 336.748.0857; www. twincitystage.org; 8 p.m.; FREE Paper Lantern Theatre, along with another 150 theatres around the nation, will present a reading of the play, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later at Twin City Stage in Winston-Salem. The Laramie Project was penned by by MoisÃ©s Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project after the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard. The murder is considered a hate crime and the Matthew Shepard’s name has been attached to hate crimes legislation that would expand the 1969 United States federal hatecrime law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s sexual orientation.
Tues., Oct. 13
NOON @ THE “SPOON”
Weatherspoon Art Museum; 500 Tate St.; Greensboro; 336.334.5770; weatherspoon.uncg.edu; 12 noon; FREE Weatherspoon Art Museum invites the public to go on a 20-minute guided tour of the art gallery located at 500 Tate Street on the UNCG campus. Noon @ the Spoon tours begin at 12 noon each second Tuesday of the month. The social gathering will be in the Association Room on the first floor, following the gallery tour. Admission is free.
Wed., Oct. 14
SCULPTURE BY ALEXIS JOYNER
Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St.; Winston-Salem; 336.723.5890; www.artworks-gallery.org; 10 a.m. – 7p.m.; FREE Artworks Gallery, located in Winston-Salem’s downtown arts district, invites the public to check out African-inspired works of Elizabeth City State University Art Chair and Professor Alexis Joyner. Joyner will speak about her inspiration in creating the life-sized sculpture and mixed media pieces during a reception at 3 p.m. at the African-American Atelier in Greensboro.
Go to yesweekly.com for a full listing of happenings around the triad.