WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1
Triad After Work Social at Finnegan’s Wake 620 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem; 336.723.0322; 5:30 p.m.; FREE This week’s networking event is presented by YES! Weekly, 336 events and the Winston-Salem Jaycees. Come out to mingle and enjoy some of the most delicious eats in the Twin City. The menu is pretty interesting, as Finnegan’s serves several veggie fare options like a vegetarian Reuben called the Rachel and a vegetarian shepherd’s pie. There’s also lots of traditional favorites on the menu as well like fish n’ chips, bangers and mash, and Scotch eggs. And don’t forget about all those wonderful taps. Guinness anyone?
THURSDAY, Oct. 2
Greensboro Fest at the Greenleaf Coffee Co-op at Mary Hobbs residence hall Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro; 8 p.m.; FREE Like the Greensboro indie music scene? Greensboro Fest is an annual showcase of the best of the bands that are producing innovative and original music in the Gate City. The series opens at Guilford College, and it is the first of four nights of musical bliss to come. The show features Guilford Alumni Tiger Bear Wolf and Adam Thorn, plus the Eggs, Ominbot’s Adventure and Computer Geek Salad. The complete Greensboro Fest schedule can be found on Kemp Stroble’s Lookalive Booking MySpace page: www.myspace.com/lookalivebooking.
FRIDAY, Oct. 3
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band at the Blind Tiger 2115 Walker Ave., Greensboro; 336.272.9888; 10 p.m.; $12 advance tickets (Call for D.O.S. prices) The rumors are true. This band is a big ball of chaos that produces a whirlwind kaleidoscope of jammy rock, booty dancin’ and crazy comedic stunts. We recommend you wear your ratty jeans and tees for this show, as it may get pretty out of hand. Plus, the Blind Tiger is the longest-standing rock institution in Greensboro, so get your booty out and support this show! For a taste of the Booty Band’s sound, check out their MySpace page: www.myspace.com/yomamasbigfatbootyband or their website, www.bootyband.com.
SATURDAY, Oct. 4
The Second City at Carolina Theatre 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.333.2605; www.carolinatheatre.com; 8 p.m.; $20.50 – $22.50 Improv comedy is definitely making a comeback. And internationally renowned comedy troupe the Second City is gracing the Gate City with their presence to prove this point true. They’ve got the skills, and they’ll provoke your mind with awesome visuals and crowd-created skits. Think we’re joking? This is the finest, smartest demonstration of comedy you’ll see around. Here’s the formula: Six actors a musical accompanist sound, lighting and songs sketch comedy improvisation = major laughs and satisfaction.
SUNDAY, Oct. 5
Art in the Arboretum at Greensboro Arboretum 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro; 336.292.2824; 1 p.m.; FREE Sunday’s festivities sound like a great way to finish off the weekend. This year’s Art in the Arboretum features a Fiesta Stage with Capoiera Dancers, Ritmos Peruanos, special guest Corporeus Danza Latinoamericana and more. You’ll also find a beautiful array of paintings, metal sculpture, wood, glass, fiber, pottery, jewelry, dolls, photography and mixed media. It’s an amazing opportunity to be wowed by local artisans, international dancers and Greensboro Beautiful’s devotion to keeping this event alive.
MONDAY, Oct. 6
Dixie Classic Fair at the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex 2825 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem; 336.727.2236; www.dcfair.com; 11 a.m.; $3-$8 You’ve got to make it out to one of NC’s biggest fairs this week. The Dixie Classic is running from Oct. 3-12, and surely your kids or significant other would be game for attending a fair of this caliber. Here’s a preview for today (hours are 11 a.m. to midnight): Bucky Covington at the Grandstand, a giant Kitchen Craft area, Les Statues Vivantes “Living Statue” and two contests at 7 p.m., for Fleischman’s Yeast Bake for the Cure and Best Batter for the Cure. Check out Dixie Classic’s site for the complete hour- to-hour schedule, and keep in mind that there are some pretty impressive rodeo and folly happenings in these parts.
TUESDAY, Oct. 7
Peter Takal exhibit at Weatherspoon Art Museum UNCGCampus, at the corner of Spring Garden and Tate Streets, Greensboro;336.334.5770; 10 a.m.; FREE This summer’s Latino exhibit blew us away,and Peter Takal’s drawings have a similar effect. Takal’s drawingscapture a superb intensity, and they focus on the vastness of deepmeaning, observation and inner spirit. Specifically, the late Takaldrew exquisite Parisian street scenes, plant-life linear fantasies andsurreal landscapes with a likeness to some of Picasso’s sketches.Weatherspoon’s current viewing hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridayfrom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdayand Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will be on display untilOct. 19.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8
Nina Storey presented by YES! Weekly The Idiot Box, 348 S. Elm St., Greensboro; 336.316.1231; www.yesweekly.com (click on “Y!W Concerts” tile); $15 advance, $18 D.O.S. Smoky,sultry, sassy, sexy… these are all accurate descriptions of jazz angelNina Storey. She’ll be performing at the Box’s new performance space,located where O’Kennedy’s used to reside on the corner of South Elm andMcGee streets. This installment of the Idiot Box’s Listening Roomseries will be quite a treat, as you probably won’t be able to get thisclose to Nina Storey again this year. People magazine says, “With avoice like hers, pyrotechnics would be redundant.” We say, “Ninacraftily blends ethereal jazz, earthy blues and fiery funk, withdelicate sounds similar to Norah Jones, Laura Reed and Erykah Badu.” Ithink you’ve got the drill. Go ahead and put it in your Blackberry as adefinite yes; taste a sample of her songs at www.ninastorey.com.