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Ferally we roll along

In just two days, the calendar officially flips to fall. Get ready for pumpkin-carving, leaf-jumping, PSL-clutching, flannel-wearing days. But wear that plaid shacket open over a leather bra because, according to InStyle, we're headed into Feral Girl Fall and she wildin'.

Forward this to someone who's ahead of the feral trend.



For whom the Bell plays

The fact that he's playing second string in the UNCG Concert & Lecture Series doesn't mean a thing. Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell has a career that spans over four decades — longer than many of you have graced the planet with your presence. He's performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor and Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He's performed for presidents, the Supreme Court and millions of other less important people. To put it mildly, this guy is Gibson Stradi-very awesome! Watch as Joshua Bell takes a bow — to his violin — at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, at the UNCG Auditorium. We'll be there with Bell on.



Dance fall days

You can't spell choreographer without Oreo and the North Carolina Dance Festival, presented by Greensboro's own Dance Project, delivers the cream of the cookie crop throughout three special events this season. After you kick-ball-change things off in Charlotte on Sept. 24, pirouette back to Greensboro for the rest of the fest. From 7–8:30 p.m., Oct. 6–7, at Greensboro Project Space, NCDF Trailblazer Awardee Tommy Noonan presents the U.S. premiere of "Assembly," a visual installation and performance event that will have you thinking outside the box step. Lastly, from 7:30–9 p.m., Oct. 8, catch new and recent works from five choreographers from across N.C. on stage at the Van Dyke Performance Space. We heard through the grapevine that tickets are on sale now.

Go shorty

Not to be confused with Martin Short, Manhattan Short is a film festival that plays in over 500 venues across the globe to audiences who will view and judge the next gen of filmmakers. Catch it at High Point Theatre, Sept. 22–23.

You may be wrong, you maybe write

Bookmarks in Winston-Salem hosts its Festival of Books & Authors from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. Check out the happenings in the festival's prologue and epilogue, too, before closing the book on this year's event. While in Winston, how 'bout them apples — at the Apple Festival?

Taco 'bout a festival

Eat, drink and be salty at the Greensboro Taco and Margarita Festival, returning on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the White Oak Amphitheatre.

Bluegrass + beer = BrewGrass

The Brewer's Kettle in Kernersville will be hopping with the sounds of Appalachia and sips of IPA, Sept. 23–25, at its first ever BrewGrass Music Festival.



Stay tuned

It'a always concert season in the Gate City. Here's your weekly line-up of live music:

  • At 8 p.m., fittingly on Wednesday, Sept. 21, Wednesday — a group that blends twang and '90s college rock style — performs In the Crown at the Carolina Theatre.
  • You'll have a howling good time at 93.1 The Wolf's Full Moon Concert featuring Parmalee at One Thirteen Brewhouse + Rooftop Bar from 7–9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21. All the weirdos will be out.
  • Don't be a Rascal Flatt and miss Mayberry. Find Jim Mayberry at Steel Hands Brewing from 6:30–10:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22.
  • At 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, catch Grammy-winning powerhouse — and our idol — Mandisa at Restoration Place Counseling's A Night of Restoration fundraising gala at the Carolina Theatre.
  • Come together for comedy, community and a concert during LoveFest at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Carolina Theatre.
  • Day & Dream, a duo that sounds like your fav warm, fuzzy blanket, cozies up In the Crown at the Carolina Theatre, 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. If our Snuggie could sing, the setlist would be its siren song.
  • Love Smokey Robinson? We second that emotion! Celebrate his music and story at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at High Point Theatre's Smokey & Me.
  • Can't swing that Epcot trip? The Tanger Center's bringing its music to you with Walt Disney World's Mariachi Cobre at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. Pre-show, hop through Downtown Greensboro's international restaurants and it'll be just like you went to Orlando.
  • East meets Country Western — and Southern rock and rap — at the Carolina Theatre. East of Nashville returns with three singer-songwriters, live at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25.

It's jam season

On Friday, Sept. 23, hit the court lawn at LeBaeuer Park for an outdoor showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. Food trucks will be around, but outside snacks are permitted as long as you don't dribble.

Play us like that

Living With Ruthie Mae, a hilarious spin-off of Mama's Girls, takes the stage at the Carolina Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. This show will have you laughing your pants off — please, not literally — while opening your mind around the topic of mental health.

Just Kellin time

We love you for senti-mental health reasons. The Kellin Foundation's Journey to Brave, featuring live music from Gipsy Danger, returns from 6–8 p.m., Sept. 22, at Center City Park, raising funds to provide free mental health care, victim advocacy and outreach to over 13,000 community members. 

Get clued in

Treat your kiddos to a live show of Blue's Clues & You at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Tanger Center. Said in our puppy-talking voice: Who's a good parent?

The handmade's tale

Makers gonna make and ciders gonna cide. Find 'em both at Bull City Ciderworks Makers Market from noon–5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. Blessed be the fermented fruit.

Let's make it offici-ale

Ring in the new season at Oden Brewing's Autumn Equinox Celebration, beginning at noon, Saturday, Sept. 24. Find food trucks, live music, beer, and — if we're lucky — maybe a fall breeze or draft.

Fall fashion trendspotting: kindness

Be Kind Kids talks the talk of inclusivity and this consignment shop is walking the walk with its Rainbow Runway, an inclusive fashion show in support of the Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro. Witness model behavior from 3–5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at LeBauer Park.

Preparation witch

It's all just Hocus Pocus — that is, until Hocus Pocus 2 drops in 10 days. We're getting ready by eating children on toast and rewatching the OG on repeat. Witch, please, who's your fav Sanderson sis?

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