EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
15 DEER RUN DRIFTERS
WHAT: The Deer Run Drifters is a full band with 200 shows and an album under their belt. With one half of the band influenced by the sounds and lyrics of Alt-Country, and the other half deeply rooted in a more modern folk, The Deer Run Drifters have quickly carved themselves out a perfect spot in Americana music. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Foothills Brewing, 638 W Fourth St., Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event.
16 THE CITY MARKET
WHAT: The Greensboro City Market is on every third Thursday through October. Live music, local artisan vendors, food trucks, Kidszone and more — and it’s free. Bring your family, bring your dog, bring yourself. WHEN: 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Rail Yard Parking Lot, 106 Barnhardt St., Greensboro. MORE: Free event.
16 DAVID KOECHNER
WHAT: Actor, writer and producer David Koechner is best known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind from “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Turn to page 34 for an interview with David Koechner. WHEN: 8 p.m. | 10 p.m. WHERE: Laughing Gas Comedy Club, 2105 Peters Creek Pkwy., Winston-Salem. MORE: $10 tickets.
17 SOUTH FORK 23RD ANNUAL LOGGER DAYS FESTIVAL
WHAT: South Fork celebrates the area’s culture and history during the Logger Days Festival. Events and competitions taking place throughout the weekend. Crowdfavorite competitions include chainsaw carving, the ax throw, the two-man cross cut, plunge cut, and pole climb. WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: South Fork Community Center, 4403 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event.
17 WEST SIDE STORY
WHAT: The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theater’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern day New York City, as two young lovers find themselves caught between tow warring street gangs , the ‘American’ Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Stained Glass Playhouse, 4401 Indiana Ave., Winston-Salem. MORE: $16.00 for adults; $13.00 for seniors 60+.; $11.00 for students and children.
What: Best known as the Emmy-nominated makers to the hit FX drama Justified, Gangstagrass is now back with its fourth official album, the aptly-titled, American Music. Gangstagrass has since become a commercial and critical success. Its music has been celebrated by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, TV Guide, and NPR. When: 9 p.m. Where: Ziggy’s Rock House Tavern, 170 West 9th Street, Winston-Salem. More: $10-$12 tickets.
18 REBEKAH TODD & THE ODYSSEY
What: Fusing elements of rock, soul, blues, and folk, Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey is a group of well-rounded musicians hailing from eastern North Carolina. Front woman Rebekah Todd is an accomplished singer/songwriter whose sultry voice, catchy hooks, and powerful lyrics captivate audiences and leave them yearning for more.When: 9 p.m. Where: High Rock Outfitters, 13 S. Main Street, Lexington. More: $8 admission.
19 TAKE ONE STEP
What: Take One Step is a fast-paced, fantastical, modern, musical retelling of the Pied Piper story, set in a big city with a big problem. When the Pied Piper comes to town to help the children of Metropolita rid their city of a rat invasion, the citizens learn to value relationships and trust over money and greed. When: All day p.m. Where: Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. More: $8-$14 admission.
20 EASTERN CHAM- BER PLAYERS
What: The Eastern Chamber Players featuring Eastern Music Festival Faculty and collaborative artists perform Bach, Poulenc, and Franck. When: 8 p.m. Where: UNCG School of Music, 100 McIver St., Greensboro. More: $29 admission.
21 SMASH MOUTH
What: “We’ve got so many hits on this new record it’s ridiculous” says Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell. Harwell oughta know a thing or two about hit songs. His band has charted more hits than a World War || battleship. Smash Mouth, the band that’s given you such memorable songs as “All-Star,” “Walkin’ on the Sun,” and “I’m a Believer,” is back for more season-of-thesun fun with their vibrant new CD “MAGIC”.When: 9 p.m. Where: Ziggy’s 170 West 9th Street, Winston-Salem. More: $25 admission.