EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
3 CARRIE UNDERWOOD
WHAT: Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstars three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, who just released her fifth studio album, Storyteller, will launch a new arena tour in 2016 to take her new music on the road. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 West Lee St Greensboro. MORE: $46-$76 tickets.
WHAT: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! We’re revving up to an exciting first show of the new year in Winston- Salem. VROOOMMM! is a fast-paced action comedy set on the big-time race tracks of NASCAR and in small-town karaoke bars. This supercharged show by playwright and UNCG professor Janet Allard was originally performed in NYC. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Hanesbrands Theatre. 209 N. Spruce St Winston Salem. MORE: $10.68-$49.70 admission.
5 SUAH AFRICAN DANCE THEATRE
WHAT: Join us this First Friday for live performance by the SUAH African Dance Theatre from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. SUAH is a Gio name from Liberia, West Africa, which means One with a new idea or a new beginning. SADT is composed of nine very talented dancers, all with professional dance and theater backgrounds. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Greenhill. 200 N. Davie St. Greensboro. MORE: Free admission.
5 LUAU PARTY: 2016 KICKOFF
WHAT: Baby, its cold outside, but not in here! Break out your best Hawaiian shirts and hula wear and join us for drink specials, games and door prizes. For only $10, you can enjoy all-you-can-handle beer, wine and signature cocktails from our designated menu. Drink specials run from 7-9 p.m. or while supplies last. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Second & Green Tavern. 207 North Green Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: $10 admission. 21+
5 JIMMY WEBB: THE GLEN CAMP- BELL YEARS
WHAT: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb were an unexpected pairing: a multi-platinum recording artist arch conservative and a child prodigy stoner songwriter. Yet, they became one of the most successful musical collaborations of all time. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: High Point Theatre. 220 E Commerce Ave., High Point. MORE: $25-$30 admission. Call the box office at 336-887-3001.
6 FAT SATURDAY MARDI GRAS FEST
WHAT: Enjoy authentic Cajun Zydeco band Bayou Diesel alongside delicious New Orleans style cuisine from Mae’s Creole Kitchen food truck. Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine, personal piece of king cake, parking and entertainment. WHEN: 11 a.m. WHERE: RayLen Vineyards 3577 Highway 158 Mocksville MORE: $5 in advance, $10 at the gate. Purchases can be made at http://www.tempotickets.com/fatsaturday2016
6 THE STYLISTICS
WHAT: At their peak, the Stylistics were perhaps the most consistent hit makers in Soul Music. With back to back hits like Youre A Big Girl Now, You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly Wow, Stop Look Listen and People Make the World Go Round they rocketed up the Pop and Soul charts, making the Stylistics the most sought after Soul balladeers.WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Reynolds Auditorium. 301 North Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. MORE: $39.50-$59.50 admission.
WHAT: A warm summer day in 1953 finds the Hines family Burt, daughter Josie, and housekeeper Clemma awaiting the arrival of Burts ex-wife for a visit to their cabin in the Poconos. When Josies old boyfriend and Clemmas estranged husband show up at the same time, romantic entanglements ensue for one delightfully funny and poignant afternoon. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Twin City Stage. 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. MORE: $23.42 admission.
7 THE PIANO LESSON
WHAT: It is 1936 and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but has to come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: Stained Glass Playhouse. 4401 Indiana Ave., Winston-Salem. MORE: $16.00 – adults, $13.00 – seniors 60+, and $11.00 for students and children.
9 THE BIG EAT
WHAT: The Big Eat is an annual event held on Tuesday nights in January and February during which participating downtown restaurants offer signature dishes at up to 50% off. WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Winston-Salem. 4th Street, Winston-Salem. MORE: Free event.