Greensboro’s annual 17 Days arts festival begins on Friday September 9 with the opening of the 76th National Folk Festival. It continues through Sunday September 25. Five festival events are scheduled in College Hill:
- Collage 2016
Saturday September 10, 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium on Tate Street
A concert to kick off the academic year’s “War and Peace Imagined” collaboration within the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
- “Capture/Rapture/Rupture” Reception
Wednesday September 14, 6 p.m., Greensboro College, Cowan Art Building
An exhibit focusing on imagery of vanishing species of birds, simians and higher-order species that can be seen as “like us.” The exhibit will be on display during regular gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 14. Admission is free.
- Artist Talk: Hank Willis Thomas
Thursday September 15, 7 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum
Visiting Artist Hank Willis Thomas will discuss his exhibit Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915-2015, and place the series in the context of his other projects that address race and social action. The talk is free but ticketed.
- Brass Roots Trio
Friday September 16, 7:30 p.m., Greensboro College, Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center
The Brass Roots Trio — trumpet, French horn and piano — create symphonic sounds that melt into sultry jazz.
- Tate Street Festival
Sunday September 18, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tate Street Business District
Music, food and more than 60 vendors, selling jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, organic health and beauty products, handmade clothing, hats, fine crafts, vintage clothing and furniture, stained glass and unique works of art. And the official College Hill T-shirt.
Don’t forget the regular Tuesday events
- In*Spire Meditation group
Tuesdays, noon, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 South Mendenhall Street, in the Sanctuary. The meditation period is less than an hour and is open to the public.
- Noon at the ‘Spoon
Second Tuesday each month, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Spring Garden Street at Tate Street, a 20-minute exploration of a new exhibition. This month: the WAM sculpture garden.
- Taco Tuesday Beginners Bike Ride
Tuesdays, rolling at 6:30 p.m., ReCycles, 908-A Spring Garden Street
A social ride, an opportunity to meet new riders who wish to get outside and maybe work up to longer rides over the course of the summer. Initially, the ride will be averaging around 6-10 miles, no-drop, at a pace averaging around 10+, then building through the summer. Afterward, the Bandito Burrito Food Truck is at South Mendenhall and Spring Garden on Tuesdays.
- Tuesdays at the Trailhead Free Fitness Class
Tuesdays (May-September), 6 p.m. Morehead Park, Downtown Greenway at Spring Garden Street