Ten Things to Do for Free, Nov. 12-18
It’s been a long week and the weekend is calling. Every weekend there are the usual suspects in the way of activities: you can catch up on chores, you can hit the bars and you can always catch up on a little reading. But really, you can do all of those things in the dead of winter, which seems to be rapidly approaching now that it’s completely dark at 6 p.m. So instead of encouraging the norm or the boring, we’ve compiled some events around the Triad that are sure to be different and fun, not to mention free. If you have a group, head up to Geeksboro for board game night. If you want to soak up this last bit of warmth, head to Pilot Mountain State Park for a little astrology lesson. Or you could take in an art gallery or opera workshop and feel cultured. No matter what you choose, if you head to one of these events, post your pics on Facebook and tag YES! Weekly. Who knows, you might just win a prize.
Thursday Nov. 13, 2014
1. Opera Workshop’s HolidayOpera Buffet
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Greensboro College, 815 W.Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401
More: The college Opera Workshop’sHoliday Opera Buffet will include ‘Gift of the Magi’ and other holiday music,along with a buffet dinner. Reserve tickets by calling 336-272-7102, ext. 242,or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Nov. 14, 2014
2. Shiloh Hill
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Muddy Creek Cafe5455 Bethania Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106
More: Check out Shiloh Hill.
3. Happy 150th Birthday ClaribelCone
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Weatherspoon Art Museum,500 Tate St., Greensboro, N.C. 26170
More: Curator of Collections Elaine D.Gustafson will talk briefly at 2:30 p.m. about WAM’s Cone Collection whichClaribel (1864-1929) and her sister Etta (1870-1949) made possible with theirbequest. Several works from the Cone Collection will be on view in the Atriumfor this special event, and of course, there will be birthday cake.
4. Buy Some Cheer
When: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Gateway Gallery at TheEnrichment Center,1006 S. Marshall St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101
More: The event will feature smallworks of original art, fine crafts and affordable gift items priced for holidaygift-giving. A variety of hand-made ornaments may be purchased from a HolidayDedication Tree. The exhibition will include artwork by the Artists of GatewayStudios and their guests Woodie Anderson, Rebecca Dresser, Tamis Brewer, LouAnne Groce, Grace Kooken, Laura Lashley, Tracy Lindenthal, Amanda Sullivan,Daniel VonSeggen and Lauren White.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Deck at River Twist118 E. Main St., Jamestown, N.C. 27282
More: Check out Walrus.
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Stumble Stilskins202 W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401
More: Check out Norlina.
7. Board Game Night
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema,2134 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, N.C. 27408
More: Get your game on with theTriad’s biggest, weekly board game meet-up, with more than 100 games. Freeadmission to Geeksboro with drink purchase.
Saturday Nov. 15, 2014
8. Astronomy Program
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Pilot Mountain State Park1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd. Pinnacle, NC 27043
More: Come join members of theForsyth Astronomical Society as they provide a public observation to look atthe stars and other heavenly bodies not always visible by the naked eye atPilot Mountain State Park. Telescopes will be provided for public use.
9. Antique Clock and WatchConvention
When: Friday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to4 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Where: The Greensboro Coliseum Complex,1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro, NC 27403
More: The general public has freeaccess to numerous demonstrations on case rebuilding, marquetry, gilding,veneering, brass dial restoration and other topics. Free access to lectures andexhibits on Ball Watches, JC Brown Antique Clocks, Southern Grandfather clocksand more.
Sunday Nov. 16, 2014
10. Acoustic Battle
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Southern Smoke Eatery andTavern3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101
More: Eight duet and solo artists willbattle it out for a cash prize, an in-house trophy and the title of bestacoustic artist(s). There will be music from Double Down, Jack of Clubs, SeanMettler, Taylor Vaden, Leather & Lace, Khiana Meyer, Zack Burick & MarkMistysyn, Billy Creason & Alex Church.