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September Calendar

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September 1 

WALKING TOUR. 6:30–8 p.m. Explore the grounds of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park though the lens of a bona-fide historic preservationist. Walking shoes recommended. Tickets: $5. Corner of New Garden and Old Battleground roads. Info/registration: preservationgreensboro.org.

READ ALOUD. 7–8:30 p.m. Free public reading of Convenience Store Woman, a novel by Sayaka Murata. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Info/registration: scuppernongbooks.com/event.

September 2

PEN PALS. 2–3:30 p.m. Writers and lovers of free expression: join the Piedmont Chapter of PEN

Across America Prompt Party, a collaborative writing experience. Free. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Info/registration: scuppernongbooks.com/event.

ODE TO O. HENRY. 7–8:30 p.m. Join author Ben Yagoda and O.Henry’s founding editor, Jim Dodson, at Scuppernong Books for a free and engaging evening about America’s master storyteller, William Sidney Porter, better known as O. Henry. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Info and registration: scuppernongbooks.com/event.

GIDDY FOR GIDDENS. 8 p.m. Acclaimed musician Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs; Grancesco Turrisi opens. Tickets: $25+. Steven Tanger Center, One Abe Brenner Place, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

September 2–4

SPARTAN MUSICALS. World premiere of musical short film, One Week at Woolworths, streams on-demand. Info: uncgtheatre.com.

September 3

READY TO ROCK. 7–8:30 p.m. Gary Kenton and Parke Puterbaugh discuss Transmission and Transgression: The History of Rock ’n’ Roll on Television. Free. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: scuppernongbooks.com/event.

WORLDWIDE BEAUTIFUL. 7 p.m. Country music star Kane Brown with special guests Chris Lane and Restless Road. Tickets: $35+. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events.

PERCUSSION! STRINGS! 7:30–9 p.m. The JD Allen Quartet has been called a “bright light in today’s international jazz scene.” Find out why. Tickets: $6–$12. Tew Recital Hall, 100 McIver St., Greensboro. Info: vpa.unc.edu.

STILL ROCK & ROLL. 8 p.m. Greensboro Symphony Orchestra presents Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel. Tickets: $35+.  Steven Tanger Center, One Abe Brenner Place, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

September 3–12

KNOCK KNOCK. Who’s there? The NC Comedy Festival! Three hundred comics from across the United States bring standup, sketch and improv comedy to Greensboro venues. Sponsored by The Idiot Box Comedy Club. Tickets, venues and schedule: nccomedyfestival.com. 

September 4 & 5

SUNFLOWER MAGIC. Nothing like a backdrop of sunflowers for your next family photo op. Book private photo sessions at $50/hour (photographer not provided) or join the crowd. Sunflowers also available for purchase. General admission: $12; free for children under 2. McLaurin Farms, 5601 N. Church St., Greensboro. Info: mclaurinfarms.com.

September 4

WORDS WITH FRIENDS. 7–8:30 p.m. N.C. authors Krystal A. Smith and Isaac Hughes Green read excerpts from their latest works. Free. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: scuppernongbooks.com/event.

September 8

BEHIND THE ART. 4–6 p.m. Gallery hours with Rebecca Fagg and Jack Stratton, the artists behind Two Retrospectives. Green Hill Center for NC Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Info: greenhillnc.org/two-retrospectives.

September 9

HOW DO I LOOK? 4–4:45 p.m. Faculty from the UNCG School of Music help attendees uncover new ways of viewing Art on Paper at the Weatherspoon. Free virtual event; registration required. Info: weatherspoonart.org

September 10

MUSICA VILLA TOSCANA. 6:30–8 p.m. Chamber music concert featuring UNCG School of Music student Stephanie Schmidt on Blandwood’s restored pianoforte. Blandwood Mansion, 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro. Tickets: preservationgreensboro.org.

TIGHT-LIPPED. 7 p.m. Master ventriloquist Darci Lynne brings her talent to the stage. Tickets: $25+. Steven Tanger Center, One Abe Brenner Place, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

September 10–12 & 16–19

LITTLE THEATRE. The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem opens their 87th season with A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia. Tickets: $12+. Hanesbrands Theatre, 419 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Info: LTofWS.org.

September 10–12

COOL AS FOLK. The NC Folk Festival returns to the Triad. Free admission. Full schedule: ncfolkfestival.com.

September 10–19

CENTRAL CAROLINA FAIR. Fair rides, funnel cake and fun. Greensboro Coliseum Parking Lot, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events.

September 11

RAINCHECK. 7 & 9:30 p.m. Comedian Nate Bargatze, the “greatest average American,” on tour. Tickets: $31+. Steven Tanger Center, One Abe Brenner Pl., 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

September 14

COMPETITION FOR A CAUSE. 5:15–8:45 p.m. Future Fund 10 LIVE is an innovative philanthropy pitch competition that gives 10 nonprofits a stage to present their program ideas for a chance to win a grant from the Future Fund Endowment. Think Shark Tank meets American Idol. Tickets: $35; includes refreshments. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Info: carolinatheatre.com/events.

September 17

PREMIER PERFORMANCE. 7–9 p.m. Immerse yourself in the personal stories of the history and impact of the Eugenics program in North Carolina with the premier performance of A Wicked Silence. Free. LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Info: greensborodowntownparks.org/calendar.

TEX-MEX MUSIC. 8 p.m. Intocable is described as a fusion of Tejano conjunto music, Norteño folk rhythms, pop ballads and rock. Tickets: $49.50+. Steven Tanger Center, One Abe Brenner Place, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

TOM PETTY TRIBUTE. 8 p.m. Petty lovers: Full Moon Fever will blow you away. Tickets: $44+. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Info: carolinatheatre.com/events.

September 17–18

GET UP AND DANCE. Interactive performances and activities in celebration of International Dance Day. Free. LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Full schedule and info: greensborodowntownparks.org.

September 17–19

POW WOW. The Guilford Native American Association hosts its 44th annual Pow Wow. Free admission. Greensboro Country Park, 3808 Jaycee Park Drive, Greensboro. Info: guilfordnative.cm.

September 18 

VIVA LA LATIN. Noon–7 p.m. Veinte Veinte Latin Festival honors National Hispanic Heritage Month with live entertainment, dancing and food. Free admission. Barber Park Amphitheatre, 1500 Barber Park Dr., Greensboro.
Info: rosa-foundation.org.

ALL ABOUT THAT BRASS. 3 p.m. Brass at the Movies: the Music of John Williams features favorite scores from Star Wars, Harry Potter and more. Tickets: $20 (student discount and free admission under 12). Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem. Info: ncbrassband.org.

GOOD THINGS. 7 p.m. The (Arena) Tour featuring Dan + Shay with special guests The Band CAMINO and Ingrid Andres. Tickets: $39.50+. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events.

MONSTER NATION. 8:30 p.m. Big Head Todd & the Monsters celebrate 30 years together with the release of their eleventh studio album, New World Arisin’. Tickets: $40/advance; $45. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events.

THIS SWEET DAY. 8 p.m. The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra presents Boyz II Men, aka B2M, and their sweet vocal harmonies. Tickets: $45+. Steven Tanger Center, One Abe Brenner Place, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

DAY AT THE MUSEUM. Celebrate the final day of Pieces of Now, an exhibit featuring summer protest street art. Free. Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro. Info: greensborohistory.org.

September 19

BORN THIS WAY. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Celebrate the LGBTQIA community with a variety of family-friendly activities and vendors along South Elm Street in Downtown Greensboro at the 15th annual Greensboro Pride Festival. Info: GreensboroPride.org.

WRITERS UNITE. 2–3:30 p.m. The North Carolina Writers’ Network of Greater Greensboro presents sci-fi author Jorge Cortese. Free. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: scuppernongbooks.com/event.

BRASS ENCORE. 3 p.m. Brass at the Movies: The Music of John Williams round two. UNCG Auditorium, 408 Tate St., Greensboro. Info: ncbrassband.org.

LABELLE LIVE. 7:30 p.m. Experience one of contemporary music’s living legends, Patti LaBelle. Tickets: $35+. Steven Tanger Center, One Abe Brenner Place, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: tangercenter.com/events.

September 22

BEHIND THE BEAUTY. 4 p.m. Author Jan Bardsley presents “The Story Behind the Beauty: Geisha, New Women and Social Reformers.” Free virtual event; registration required. Info: weatherspoonart.org.

September 23

ENCHANTED. 7–8:30 p.m. A reading of Under the Spell, the first novel by Benjamin Hardin. Free. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: scuppernongbooks.com/event

September 24

ON THE RUNWAY. 6:30 p.m. Triad boutiques and retailers showcase their fall fashions. Show begins at 8:15 p.m. Tickets: $60+; $40 (virtual). Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Info: carolinatheatre.com/events.

SHE CAN, WE CAN. 8 p.m. UNCG’s Concert and Lecture Series features author Margaret Atwood. Program includes collaborative art inspired by Atwood’s writing and a conversation with the author. Tickets: $60+; $5-10/students. UNCG Auditorium, 408 Tate St., Greensboro. Info: vpa.uncg.edu/all-events.

BACK TO ABNORMAL. 8 p.m. The Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah stops in Greensboro. Tickets: $65+/reserved, $35/lawn. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events.

September 24 – 26 & 29
– October 2

SHAKESPEAREAN SONG. 7:30 p.m. The 90-minute musical adaptation of As You Like It. Taylor Theatre, 406 Tate St., Greensboro. Tickets and Info: (336) 334-4392 or vpa.uncg.edu/theatre.

September 25

KEY PERFORMER. 8 p.m. Russian-American pianist Olga Kern performs Tchaikovsky and Beethoven favorites. Tickets: $35+. Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, One Abe Brenner Place, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: greensborosymphony.org/events.

September 26

SWEET SERENADE. 4 p.m. Rice Toyota/Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber. That means a Beethoven Serenade, a Debussy String Quartet and a Beethoven Sonata. Tickets: $32. UNCG School of Music, Tew Recital Hall, 100 McIver St., Greensboro.
Info: greensborosymphony.org/events.

September 28

NO ROLE MODELZ. 8 p.m. J. Cole and 21 Savage perform with special guest Morray. Tickets: $29.50+. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events.

ONE CROW, TWO CROW . . . 7 p.m. Counting Crows perform live. Tickets: $85+/reserved; $35/lawn. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events.

September 29

IN THE FORECAST. 1 p.m. The Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs hosts WXII 12 Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope. Free. Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro. Registration: thegreensborocouncilofgardenclubs.com.

STRATTON SPEAKS. 5:30–6:30 p.m. Artist talk with Jack Stratton. Green Hill Center for NC Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Info: greenhillnc.org/two-retrospectives.

IN THEIR ELEMENT. 8 p.m. World-renowned band Earth, Wind & Fire performs. Tickets: $59.50+/reserved; $32.50/general admission. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: greensborocoliseum.com/events.

September 30

POETRY DOUBLE FEATURE. 7–8:30 p.m. Readings by poets Sam Barbee and Michael Gaspeny. Free. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: scuppernongbooks.com/event.

SCANDALOUS. 7:30 p.m. Greensboro College presents School for Scandal, a comedy in five acts. Free; tickets and masks required. Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, 815 W. Market St., Greensboro. Info: greensboro.edu/theatre.

MUSIC AT THE CROWN. 7:30 p.m. The Pinkerton Raid is joined by Colin Allured and Migrant Birds. Tickets: $10/advance; $12. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Info: carolinatheatre.com/events.

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