Ten things to do for free in the Triad, Dec. 24–31

by Dani Vanderboegh

This time of year is allabout the holidays. With this being a special holiday week and all, we compiledthe best, and by best we mean free, ways to ring in 2015. As always if you goto one of these events, be sure to snap some selfies and tag YES! Weekly onFacebook.

FridayDec. 26, 2014

1.7 Day KwanzaaCelebration

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Bethel AME Church,200 N. Regan St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: The Greensboro Kwanzaa Collective has planned a great lineupof inspiring, family-friendly and culturally rich events for the entire Seven-DayCelebration Season. There will be the customary libation and candle-lightingceremony, storytelling, drumming and dancing along with opportunities forcommunity building and sharing, an African Marketplace, arts and crafts for thechildren, face painting, delicious food tasting and much more. The celebrationcontinues on Saturday at 5 p.m.

SaturdayDec. 27, 2014

2. TCU

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Deck at River Twist,118 E. Main St., Jamestown, N.C. 27282

More: Find out more about TCU on itsFacebook page.

3. The Merch Holiday Dance Party

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Cat’s Cradle,300 E. Main St., Carrboro, N.C. 27510

More: DJ One Duran will be bringing you music for the night socome out for the holiday dance party.

WednesdayDec. 31, 2014

4.New Year’s Eve

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Stumble Stilskins,202 W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: New Years Eve with My BrotherSkyler

5.New Year’s EveConcert

When: 7 p.m.

Where: United Church of Chapel Hill1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514

More: This ambitious 4 piece band has emerged with a sound all itsown a mix of vocals, mandolin, guitar, bass and drums that is nothing less thanacoustic music at its best. On NYE it will cover titles by artists such as CarrieNewcomer, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Bob Dylan and others. Anydonations given will benefit the Inter-Faith Council of Churches.

6.Second & GreenTavern: New Years Eve

When: 8 p.m.

Where: The Official Second & Green Tavern,207 N. Green St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105

More: Ring in the new year at Second& Green Tavern

7.Burke St Pub: NewYears Eve DJ & Dance

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Burke Street Pub,1110 Burke St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: Expect DJ, dance and debauchery.

8. Darkwater Redemption

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Buckhead Saloon,1720 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27408

More: Find out more about DarkwaterRedemption on its Facebook page.

9.A Noble’s New YearsEve

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Noble’s Grille,380 Knollwood St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103

More: Andrea Templon & Friends will ring in 2015 with avariety of Jazz, Swing, R&B and Dance music, so be ready for an evening ofdining and dancing plus party favors as the ball drops.

10.New Years Eve Party

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Old Winston Social Club,1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: It’s a New Years Eve party with DJ Eric and a champagnetoast at midnight.