Ten things to do for free in the Triad, Feb. 25 to March 3

by Dani Vanderboegh

It’s beencold and snowy again this week here in the Triad. Tuesday was a cooped up kindof day, but we have hopes that you will get out of the house this weekend, andwhen you do, we want you to have a great time on less than a dime. Here are 10events that are fun and free. If you hit up any of these events with or withoutyour sweetie, take some pics, and when you post them on social media, tag YES! Weekly; you might win a prize.

WednesdayFeb. 25, 2015

1 . PleaseRemain Standing

When: All day

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

More: This photographic exhibit contains over 40 of NorthCarolina’s vintage theaters featuring the works of Benita VanWinkle, a memberof the art faculty at High Point University. For over 30 years, documentaryphotographer VanWinkle has been crisscrossing the United States, searching backroads and farming communities to document hometown movie theaters built before1965. Her ongoing obsession has been to record vintage movie theaters across theU.S. With over 250 theaters photographed, including over 50 in North Carolinato date, she is now pursuing the publication of this series.

Mary Robinson

Thursday Feb. 26, 2015

2. MaryRobinson

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University,1834 Wake Forest Road. Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106

More: Mary Robinson,President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, a center forleadership, education, and advocacy in the struggle to secure global justicefor people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change but who are usuallyforgotten: the poor, the disempowered and the marginalized, will speak as partof WFU’s Voices od Our Time speaker series. Robinson’s address is beingpresented in conjunction with a two-day interdisciplinary symposium, ‘The HumanFace of Environmental Inequality.’ Robinson served as President of Ireland form1990 – 1997 and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from1997-2002. Robinson has received numerous honors and awards, including thePresidential Medal of Freedom.

3. CherokeeHandmade: At the Junction of Economic Development and Representation

When: 7 p.m.

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

More: Dr. Courtney Lewis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology atthe University of South Carolina and enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation,will present ”Cherokee Handmade:’ At the Junction of Economic Development andRepresentation.’ In 1997, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) openedtheir first Harrah’s casino. By 2010, the casino hosted 3.6 million visitorsand garnered $386 million that year alone. During this time, the EBCIgovernment also launched several programs to bolster their small businessstability and growth. Given the enormous success of the casino, why are smallbusiness viewed as critical elements on the Qualla Boundary? Dr. Lewis willexamine these founding businesses of the EBCI, their impacts on both theeconomy and cultural representation of the EBCI, and the specific challengesthey face as American Indian businesses.

4. AConversation with Yo-Yo Ma

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Memorial Hall Chapel Hill,114 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599

More: Yo-Yo Ma, one of the worlds most celebrated musicians, andmembers from the Silk Road Ensemble will give a free talk on the intersectionof arts and public life. As an appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace, Mahas organized teaching and mentoring programs, inspiring students across theworld to love and honor music. His collaborations go well beyond thetraditional boundaries of classical music; most notably with his Silk RoadProject, which celebrates the universality of music itself.

Friday Night Karaoke

Friday Feb. 27, 2015

5. AllBlack Everything Symposium

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Guilford College,5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27410

More: The All Black Everything Symposium will share culturalcelebrations of the Black Diaspora through presentations, workshops andperformances. Sudie Nallo, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work at theUniversity of South Carolina will be the opening keynote speaker. This event isopen to the Greensboro Community to enjoy. For more information contact JadaDrew at 336.316.2473 or

6. GCLive

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Greensboro College’s Odell Auditorium,815 W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: The Greensboro College School of the Arts presents ‘GCLive!,’ a performance by the college Jazz Ensemble and student vocalists of BigBand tunes. Donations will be gratefully accepted. For more information,contact Benjy Springs, 336-272-7102, ext. 5456, or

7. FridayNight Karaoke

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Legends Bar & Grill at The Clarion,415 S. Swing Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27409

More: Come and join for drink specials, fantastic food and DJENERGIZER bringing karaoke back to Friday nights.

Saturday Feb. 21, 2015

8. UFCFights

When: 7 p.m.

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

More: Come out and watch the fights and possibly win cash prizes.

9. “WinterHeat” Exhibit Warms Up the Welborn Gallery

When: All day

Where: Welborn Gallery,226 E. Main St., Yadkinville, N.C. 27055

More: Yadkin Cultural Arts Center’s Annual “Winter Heat” Exhibitwarms up the Welborn Gallery with stunning botanicals The Yadkin Cultural ArtCenter’s next exhibit will feature the work of award-winning naturephotographer, David Foster. David’s exhibit, entitled “Finding Delight,” willbring a welcome splash of nature’s color to uplift our spirits. It will beavailable for viewing through February 28, during regular Center hours.

MondayMarch 2, 2015

10. Author Charlie Lovett

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Clemmons Public Library,3554 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, N.C. 27012

More: New York Times best-selling novelistCharlie Lovett will visit the Clemmons Branch Library’s Book Lovers’ Club. Thebook club will be discussing Lovett’s book The Bookman’s Tale. This event isfree and open to everyone.