Ten things to do for free in the Triad, Feb. 18-24

Magpie Thief

It’s been acold, snowy week here in the Triad. Tuesday was a cooped up kind of day, but wehave hopes that you will get out of the house this weekend, and when you do, wewant you to have a great time on less than a dime. Here are 10 events that arefun and free. If you hit up any of these events with or without your sweetie,take some pics, and when you post them on social media, tag YES! Weekly; you might win a prize.

American Denial

WednesdayFeb. 18, 2015

1. BlackHistory Month Celebration Features Slave Artifacts

When: 10 a.m.

Where: High Point Public Library,901 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. 27261

More: The artifacts are from the collection of George R. Bryant ofSouth Carolina, and contain such items as slave receipts, bills of sale from1829, slave handcuffs, a bill of sales for children, a list of slaves fromCaswell County in North Carolina, as well as other items related to slavery andAfrican American history. For more information about the display contact MaxineDays at 336-883-3671.

2. RiverRun’sFebruary ITVS Free Screening: American Denial

When: 7 p.m.

Where: WSSU Diggs Gallery,601 S. Martin Luther King Junior Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27110

More: American Denial delves into what 1944 Nobel LaureateGunnar Myrdal called an American dilemma: How could America’s belief in libertyand equality also enable the Jim Crow segregation? This documentary focuses itsattention on deep-seated prejudices that could be considered systemic andinstitutional, even in a country many might consider to be a post-racial democracy.Using archival footage, newsreels, nightly news reports and rare Southern homemovies from the ’30s and ’40s, AmericanDenial explores the underlying and often unconscious morals of modernAmerica, juxtaposed against past ideals illuminated by Myrdal’s landmark study.

3. UnderstandingOur Past, Shaping Our Future

When: All day Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to4:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of Anthropology, Wake ForestUniversity,Wingate Road, Winston Salem, N.C. 27105

More: This traveling exhibition focuses on Cherokee language andculture, using sound recordings as the basis for presenting a coherent story inwords and text. Major themes include Cherokee Homeland, Heritage Sites,Tourism, Family and Community Celebrations. The exhibit was designed to includecommunity input as a way to develop its content.

Thursday Feb. 12, 2015

4. JamestownPipes and Drums Open House

When: 3 p.m.

Where: United Methodist Church NC,403 E. Main St., Jamestown, N.C. 27282

More: This event is part of our continuing effort to provide freelessons to anyone interested in learning how to play the Highland Bagpipes orScottish Drumming. As part of our on going effort to give back to the communityand share our knowledge of this Scottish tradition, JP&D established this programto make sure anyone who has the passion to learn how to play the bagpipes hasthat opportunity. The Band will be giving performances of piping, Scottishsnare drumming, and Scottish Tenor drumming.

5. Carolina’sCowboy Band

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Southern Smoke Eatery and Tavern,3441 Myer Lee Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: Check out Carolina’s Cowboy Band.

6. ThrowdownThursday DJ Showcase

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Ziggy’s Rock House Tavern,170 W. Ninth Street, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: This is a free show featuring Rehab Rejects Mixtape Drop,Nghtowl, DJ Nati, Trvck Tevm with MC Polo Bear.

Khiana Meyer

Friday Feb. 20, 2015

7. KhianaMeyer -Acoustic

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Southern Smoke Eatery and Tavern,3441 Myer Lee Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: Check out KhianaMeyer on her website.


Saturday Feb. 21, 2015

8. FireflyFebruary: Artist Talk with Dan Dos Santos

When: All day; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday

Where: Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema,2134 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27408

More: Dan Dos Santos will take part in a special artist talk.There he will discuss his process for creating the artwork inspired by JossWhedon’s creation as well as artwork for popular video games and fantasy novels.He will answer questions and also participate in a live drawing. Admission forthis event is free with a drink purchase.

9. MagpieThief and Renee is a Zombie

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Muddy Creek Café,5455 Bethania Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106

More: As two captivating singer/songwriters enchanted by bringingeach other’s songs to life, Emily Stewart and Matty Sheets have been playingtogether in their respective bands for years. As Magpie Thief, they strip downtheir songs, forming a passionate, road-worthy acoustic duo. Magpie Thief isfolk music with heart and street smarts. Renee is a Zombie is folkmulti-instrumentalist and vocalist Renee Arozqueta’s one woman band. Branchingout from tradition, she interweaves numerous instruments with overdubbed vocalharmonies through a 3-track loop station, creating a dynamic visual performanceand a full singer/songwriter sound laced at times with minimal ambient feel.

Walking Dead

SundayFeb. 22, 2015

10. TVClub Presents: Walking Dead

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema,2134 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27408

More: The rest of season five of Walking Dead is now playing at Geeksboro. Free admission with drinkpurchase.