Ten things to do for free, Nov. 19-25

by Dani Vanderboegh

It’s been a long week and the weekend is calling again. And because we here at YES! Weekly care deeply about your entertainment (and ours), we’ve compiled some events around the Triad that are sure to be different and fun, not to mention free. There is a variety of events including tailgating, readings, festivals and a documentary. 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.

WednesdayNov. 19, 2014

1.Garth Brooks Tailgate

When: 5 p.m.

Where: The Bunker at Natty Greene's Brewing Co.,1918 W. Lee Street Greensboro N.C. 27403

More: Natty Greene's is opening it'stasting room, The Bunker, for pre-gaming each night of the Garth Brooksconcerts. They will supply thegrills and beer, but guests are welcome to bring their own meat and sides.Wednesday, Thursday and Friday The Bunker opens at 5 p.m., and Sunday TheBunker opens at 3 p.m.

2.From the Back of theLine

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Leak Room, Duke Hall,

Guilford College, Greensboro,N.C. 27410

More: View an enlightening documentary detailing the immigrationprocess featuring interviews of people who have experienced deportation.

ThursdayNov. 20, 2014

3.Phoenix LiteraryFestival: Nathaniel Mackey Reading

When: 7 p.m.

Where: High Point University,833 Montlieu Ave High Point, N.C. 27262

More: High Point University's Department of English will hostAmerican poet and novelist Nathaniel Mackey for its 44th annual PhoenixLiterary Festival. Mackey will hold a book signing and give a reading from hispoetry, which is strongly influenced by jazz.

The Southern Experience Band

FridayNov. 21, 2014

4.The Science Behindthe Search for Extraterrestrial Life

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Greensboro Science Center,4301 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, N.C. 27455

More: The Greensboro Astronomy Club will host Associate Professorof Physics at Elon University Dr. Crider who will speak about the sciencebehind the search for extra terrestrial life and experimental methods.

5.Third Friday Sip& Shop

When: 8 p.m.

Where: One17 SofaBar & Lounge,117 N. Greene Street Greensboro, N.C. 27401More: Admission isComplimentary, but registration is strongly suggested to win sponsored prizes.Support Local Triad Area Businesses and RSVP now.

6.Southern ExperienceBand

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Johnny & Junes Saloon,2105 Peters Creek Pkwy Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104

More: Check out the Southern ExperienceBand's sound here.

SaturdayNov. 22, 2014

7.Open Heart CookingDemonstration

When: 10 a.m.

Where: High Point Museum,1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262

More: Come watch costumed interpreters cook a traditional fallharvest meal over an open hearth in the Hoggatt House.

8.Mebane's AnnualHometown Holiday Celebration

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Downtown Mebane, N.C. 27302

More: Visit downtown Mebane for a night full of fun andcelebration with Santa, carriage rides and a snow slide.

9.Turkey Hoop Shoot

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Hall Gymnasium,1400 W. Bank St. Salisbury, N.C. 28144

More: The Turkey Shoot tests your skill and accuracy in a basketballfree throw competition, but you must pre-register to enter and possibly win afree Thanksgiving turkey. Visit this website for more info.

10.Washington Street 5thAnnual Unity Festival

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Washington Street,Washington Street, High Point, N.C. 27262

More: Come out to the Unity Festival with live bands featuringnational recording artist Bone Crusher & Story Tellah, local talent fromPenn Griffin and more plus vendors, huge health fair, kids zone, food trucks, aclassic car show, local artists; this is a family friendly.