WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5
Mixed-Tape Film Series presents Rushmore Carousel Luxury Cinemas; 1305 Battleground Ave.; www.carouselcinemas.com; 7 p.m.; TBD Director Wes Anderson’s 1998 somber comedy pits an aging Bill Murray against teenaged Jason Schwartzman in a bizarre love triangle that highlights betrayal, extracurricular activities and handjobs. The event also features $1 beers and cheap snacks.
THURSDAY, Nov. 6
John Irving Aycock Auditrium, UNCG; www.uncg.edu; 336.334.5459; 8 p.m.; FREE (reservations required) John Irving published The World According to Garp in 1978, the strange story of a strange man, which created memorable roles for Robin Williams and John Lithgow when it made it to film. And for my money, A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of the best books of the 1990s. This event is sponsored by the UNCG MFA Writing program and The Greensboro Review.
FRIDAY, Nov. 7
EMF Fringe presents Over the Rhine with Julia Easterlin Dana Auditorium, Guilford College, Greensboro; www.easternmusicfestival.org; 8 p.m.; $15-$25 Named for a neighborhood in downtown Cincinnati, husband-and-wife duo Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler describe themselves as “post-nuclear, pseudo-alternative, folk-tinged artpop.” Opening act Julia Easterlin is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music and is currently studying at Guilford College.
SATURDAY, Nov. 8
Bow Wow & Meow Adopt-O-Thon Camp Bow Wow; 6207 Chimney Center Blvd., Greensboro; www.campbowow.com/greensboro; noon; FREE Why don’t you go ahead and get yourself a puppy? You know you want one, and today’s event makes it easy. The adopt-o-thon features artists and vendors, games and prizes, and all manner of furry friends who need homes. Feel free to bring leashed dogs or caged cats.
SUNDAY, Nov. 9
Visit Winston-Salem’s holiday open house Winston-Salem Visitor’s Center; 200 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem; www.visitwinstonsalem.com; 8:30 a.m.; FREE Today is the last day of Visit Winston-Salem’s open house, which begins on Friday. Today features a visit from Winston-Salem Journal columnist Kim Underwood, who will be signing copies of his book, His Dogness Finds a Blue Heart. Visit the gift shop or sample Moravian tea and cookies, or learn more about why the Camel City is a great place to visit.
MONDAY, Nov. 10
Happy Birthday USMC Okay, it’s true that there’s nothing really spectacular going on in the Triad today, but Nov. 10 is the birthday of the US Marine Corps, which began as the Continental Marines in 1775. Marines have served in every single American armed conflict ever, and there are a couple hundred thousand serving our country right now. Semper fi.
Oasis Club; 2103 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem; 10 p.m.; $20 ($15 advance) Checkitout: Crow and a few others from Ziggy’s have opened a joint in Winston-Salem, and there will be rock. Tonight’s show features Flaw, off the road from a tour with the Dreaming and Displaced, and the special guests are the 5 L’s and Three Quarters Dead. Tell ’em YES! Weekly sent ya.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12
Of a Revolution Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem; www.wfu.tickets.musictoday.com; 336.758.5697; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 (while available) Grassroots poster boys OAR perform at Wake Forest as part of the Campus Consciousness Tour, which aims to “educate, inspire and motivate students on the importance of environmental issues and make their campuses more ‘green.’” And seriously, you got something better to do?