October 1–November 5 OUTSIDE THE BOX/17DAYS. Renzo Ortega puts the art in carton in his exhibit of collages made from boxes at Two Artists/One Space. GreenHill, 200 North Davie St., Greensboro. Info: greenhillnc.org.
October 1–November 5 SEE WHAT?/17DAYS. The familiar becomes distorted in Observational Abstraction, in which artists paint the physical world through the genre of abstraction. GreenHill (InFocus Gallery) 200 North Davie St., Greensboro. Info: (336) 333-7460 or greenhillnc.org.
October 19, 20, 21 & 22 ROTSA RUV/17DAYS. Fifty runaway brides with 50 angry, grooms in hot pursuit. See UNCG Theatre’s Big Love, a thought-provoking take on The Supplicants, by Aeschylus. Pam and David Sprinkle Theatre, 401 Tate Street, Greensboro.Tickets: theatre.uncg.edu.
October 21–29 MOTION PICTURES/17DAYS. Watch the art of dance on film from professionals, students and 13 different countries at Greensboro Dance Film Festival. Times vary. Greensboro Project Space, 219 West Lewis St., Greensboro. Info: greensboroprojectspace.com.
October 22 AUTHOR, AUTHOR. 2 p.m. Meet novelist Paoul Paul Boorstin, author of David and the Philistine Woman. The reading is co-sponsored by the Jewish Book Council. Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm St., Greensboro. Info: (336) 763-1919 or scuppernongbooks.com.
October 24 AUTHOR, AUTHOR. 7 p.m. Meet novelist Greg Fields, author of Arc of the Comet. Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm St., Greensboro. Info: (336) 763-1919 or scuppernongbooks.com.
October 25 HEY MON! 9:30 p.m. Catch some New York– style reggae courtesy of New Kingston. The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 272-9888 or theblindtiger.com
October 27–Nov. 12 INVASIVE SPECIES/17DAYS. A plant with a thirst for human blood? Yup. Little Shop of Horrors delivers the laughs. Performance dates and times vary. Community Theatre of Greensboro, 520 South Elm St., Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 333-7469 or ctgso.org.
October 27–31 WAR AND PEACE. English and German soldiers in World War I take a break from combat to celebrate Christmas in Silent Night, a production of Piedmont Opera, adapted from the film Joyeux Noël. Performance times vary. Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Tickets: piedmontopera.org.
October 27 TIME WARPED. 9 p.m. Just a jump to the left . . . and you know the rest. Let’s do the Time Warp again at The Rocky Horror Picture Show. CarolinaTheatre, 310 South Greene St., Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 333-2605 or carolinatheatre.com.
October 28–January 8 HUMAN VESSELS. Ceramic figures inspired by vessels of the Huastec peoples of present-day Mexico are the focus of Kukuli Velarde: Falk Visiting Artist. Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Info: (336) 334-5770 or weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
October 28 POWER OF THE PRESS. 7 p.m. Press 53, that is. Celebrate the local boutique publisher’s anniversary. Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm St., Greensboro. Info: (336) 763-1919 or scuppernongbooks.com.
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