8 Great Things to do in the Triad Oct. 2-4

by Rebecca Harrelson

What: Create & Caffeinate

When: Thursday at 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Urban Grinders-116 N Elm St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

Urban Grinders proudly presents our first ever CREATE & CAFFEINATE!!Create & Caffeinate is like Drink and Draw but better!! What better way to get the creative juices flowing than pairing it with some amazing coffee!Our Create & Caffeinate will be hosted by the amazingly talented Tristin Miller a local Greensboro Artist

What: Old Heavy Hands @ Corner Bar

When: Thursday at 10pm

Where: Corner Bar- 1700 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403

Come rock out with the guys of Legacy Irons! Support your local tattoo artists and your local music scene all in one fail swoop!

What: First Friday Housing Hangout at CHCS

When: Friday at 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Where: Center for Housing and Community Studies- 3605 MHRA Building, 607 Forest Street, UNC Greensboro

“Yet, we know this to be a persistent issue in our community. At this hangout, we will discuss homelessness answering such questions as how pervasive the issue is, who are the chronically homeless, what resources we have in the community to address the issues, what we still need in terms of resources and policies to house everyone.” – Stephen Sills (Director)

What: Molly McGinn – Postcards from the Swamp

When: Friday at 7pm

Where: Doodad Farm- 4701 Land Rd, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406

There are moments when seasons are changing, and you feel in your soul you just need a night of beautiful peaceful music. This is the night for you to relax and enjoy your week ending. Come away with us! You will not be sorry!

What: Laverne Cox at Wake Forest University

When: Monday, October 5at 7:00pm

Where: Wait Chapel- Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106

Transgender actress and advocate, Laverne Cox, currently seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, will lecture at Wake Forest University on Monday, October 5, 2015. Cox is the first transgender person to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine, and the first transgender actress to receive an Emmy nomination.

The lecture will be held in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest Campus and will begin at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for students, faculty, and staff – you must show your Wake Forest ID. Doors will open to the general public at 6:30 pm and close at 7:00 pm to avoid disruption of the speaker. The event is free and open to the public. Following her lecture, Cox will answer questions from the audience.

What: Art on Tap 2015

When: October 3 – October 4

Where: Westerwood Tavern- 508 Guilford Ave, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

Art on Tap, an outdoor art and beer fest complete with art demos and activity stations, live music, food trucks and BEER. Come one, come all people of all ages to Westerwood Tavern on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 4 – 7pm (indoor after party 7 – close.) $5 admission (kids are free) with complimentary raffle ticket.

There will be local artists creating works of art to be entered into the raffle. Jewelry, street art, ceramics, and a kids zone (that is sure to make the adults jealous). Also there will be a photo booth!

What: Center City Park Fall Festival

When: Friday at 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Center City Park- 200 N Elm St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

Come out to Center City Park on Friday, October 2nd and celebrate the coming of Fall! We’ll have live music, food trucks, beers, games for kids & adults and more! Proceeds benefit the FREE seasonal programming in Center City Park!