Ten things to do for free in the Triad, Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

by Dani Vanderboegh

Southbound 49

You workhard all week long, and here at YES!Weekly we know that you want to spend your free time doing fun andinteresting things without spending a lot of dough. So we scoured the interwebsto find you 10 things in the Triad that you can do for free. If you hitup any of these events, take some pics, and when you post them on social media,tag YES! Weekly. You could win aprize. When you tag your selfies for the tenth event, don’t forget us “” there’snothing we love more than judging selfies.

Lee Zacharias & Michael Gaspeny Reading

ThursdayJan. , 2015

1.Knuckles Deep

When: 7 p.m.

Where: SouthernSmoke Eatery and Tavern,3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

More: Check out the Knuckles Deep sound.

2.Lee Zacharias & Michael Gaspeny Reading

When: 7 p.m.

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

More: Both authors willgive readings from their work followed by a q-and-a session. Zacharias will bereading from “Buzzards,” a personal essay included in her book The Only Sounds We Make. Gaspeny, aretired HPU English professor, will be reading selections from his book ofpoetry Vocation. He will also readfrom other poems that were inspired by his time at HPU.


FridayJan. 30, 2015


When: 8 p.m.

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

More: Check out Bak@Ya on their Facebookpage.

Exhibit: Fritz Janschka’s Portrait Museum and Self-Portraits by NC Artists

SaturdayJan. 10, 2015

4.Winter Blast Craft and Artistry Bazaar

When: 10 a.m.

Where: TheFactory in Downtown Kernersville,N. Main St., Kernersville, N.C. 27284

More: This bazaar willinclude on-site massages, live music, coffee bar and free wine tastings andprofessional on-site catering plus a gift for first 75 shoppers. New this show,there will be a raffle drawing every half hour. You can earn raffle tickets foreach purchase made during the show, and for every donation you bring such as newspapersfor puppies, pet food, pet toys, etc.

5.Grand Opening

When: 3-5 p.m.

Where: BottomsUp Beverage,5715-D W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27409

More: Bottoms Up Beverage is a brand newbeverage store with a massive beer cave. For the grand opening, radioshow105.7 The Buzz personality Matt Pencola will be doing a remote radio show.Come out for food, prizes, beer tasting and more.

6.South Bound 49

When: 8 p.m.

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

More: Check out South Bound 49 on their Facebook page.

7.Exhibit: Fritz Janschka’s Portrait Museum and Self-Portraits by NC Artists

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

Where: Greenhill,200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: A dual exhibitionthat explores contemporary approaches to self-representation in painting,sculpture, photography, video and installation. Fritz Janschka’s PortraitMuseum presents 50 recent paintings by Fritz Janschka in which he has emulatedthe styles and techniques of famous artists he has admired during his lifetime.Self-Portraits by NC Artists will present works by 33 North Carolina artistswho explore self-perception in traditional and conceptual self-portraits.

Water’s Extreme Journey Exhibit

SundayFeb. 1, 2015

8.Water’s Extreme Journey Exhibit

When: 7 a.m.

Where: SciWorksScience Center400 W. Hanes Mill Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27015

More: This fully interactivemaze experience engages visitors through play, scientific inquiry, art andaction as they transform into raindrops traveling to the sea; they will learnhow to contribute to healthy, safe water in their community and beyond. Thisexhibit is free with regular museum admission.

9.3rd Annual Hooper Bowl

When: 4 p.m.

Where: MapleSprings United Methodist Church,2569 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106

More: Join us forhula-hooping, a mini Hoopdio class, music and fun with Monkey Hooper. Therewill also be hula hooping contests and prizes. Hoops will be provided. Pleasebring canned food donations for the Maple Springs Food Pantry. For moreinformation contact Monica Casey at or Mary Taylor Setliff at

TuesdayFeb. 3, 2015

10.Take a Selfie #1512SelfiePortrait

When: All day

Where: Greenhill,200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

More: Starting at thePublic Opening, viewers are invited to help mark the 1512 Fritz Janschka’s Portrait Museum andSelf-Portraits by NC Artists is up by submitting a selfie throughInstagram or Twitter by using hashtag #1512selfieportrait to @greenhillnc.Printed versions of the self-portraits will be on display in Greenhillthroughout the exhibition.