WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17
Triad After-Work Social The Box Seat; 5006 E High Point Road, Greensboro; 336.297.0073; www.theboxseat.com; 5:30 p.m.; FREE C’mon…you don’t plan on getting any work done this week, do you? Besides, ofcourse, all the preparations for the looming holiday, I mean. Embracethe short time before Christmas by attending the YES! Weekly, 336 Events Triad After-Work Social, held this week in Greensboro at the Box Seat. Free drinks, y’all.
3 Doors Down
Greensboro Coliseum; www.greensborocoliseum.com; 7:30 p.m.; $25-$45 Ormaybe you want to jump into the week before Christmas by throwing downwith Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down, playing tonight at theGreensboro Coliseum with Switchfoot and American Bang. Or, you know,there’s no rule that says you can’t do both.
THURSDAY, Dec. 18
Tanglewood Festival of Lights Tanglewood Park; Clemmons; www.co.forsyth.nc.us/ Tanglewood; 6 p.m.; $10 (car) and up weeknights, $14 (car) and up weekends Don’ttell me you’re planning on passing Christmas in the Triad and youhaven’t been to Tanglewood park yet this year. Don’t tell me that. Justget in your car, drive out there and start making with the “ooh”s and“ahh”s. Sure, you’ve seen it all before, but that’s what makes it sowonderful.
FRIDAY, Dec. 19
Let the Right One In
Triad premier Carousel Luxury Cinemas; 1305 Battleground Ave., Greensboro; 336.230.1620; 10:45 p.m.; $TBA Thank our colleague Joe Scott and company for arranging the premier of Let the Right One In, a Swedish vampire drama that, according to Scott and our own Glen Baity (see page 40), makes Twilight look like American Pie. Let the Right One In also won best narrative feature at the TriBeCa Film Festival in New York City, so it comes triply well recommended.
SATURDAY, Dec. 20
Paleface and Holy Ghost Tent Revival
The Garage; 110 W. 7 th St., Winston-Salem; 336.777.1127; www.the-garage.ws; 9 p.m.; $7; 9 p.m. Aspart of its Catch a Rising Star series, the Garage presents Paleface,the NYC antifolk artist who taught Beck everything he knows. Orsomething. Sharing the bill are the Triad’s own Holy Ghost TentRevival, which share a similarly diverse DNA sequence.
SUNDAY, Dec. 21
Ice skating Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum; Winston-Salem; www.ljvm.com; 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.; $6 ($3 skate rentals) What’sthat, you say? You still haven’t strapped on a pair of skates and cutsome figure-eights at the Joel yet this holiday season? Well, today isas good a day as any, so you might as well load the kids in the car andget it over with. And if you prefer to stand by the sidelines and watchpeople who only strap skates on once a year go flailing across the ice,it only costs $1 to watch.
MONDAY, Dec. 22
Christmas Castle trail and holiday craft show
Castle McCulloch; 3925 Kivett Drive, Jamestown; 336.887.5413; www.castlemcculloch.com; 5 p.m.; FREE Are you kidding me? You haven’t been to the Christmas Castle yet this winter? Humbug, indeed. Headdirectly to Jamestown to purchase last-minute Christmas gifts or takethe trail, eat some elf-made cookies and sit on Santa’s lap. You bettergo now… tomorrow is the last night.
TUESDAY, Dec. 23
Lights off Friendly Ridgeway Drive, between Market Street and Friendly Avenue; Greensboro; dusk; FREE Inwhat has become one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions,the residents of this downtown neighborhood have transformed theirthoroughfare into a holiday wonderland, with multi-colored Christmasballs hanging from the high trees that draw hundreds of annualpilgrims. It defies explanation, so check it out for yourself.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve All over the world You’vemade it through the week, now celebrate by sitting by the fire, sippinga cup of egg nog (or any kind of nog, really) and enjoying the companyof your loved ones as Christmas draws nigh. Families with youngchildren will want to get to bed early before the fat man in the redsuit makes his appearance. Remember: He knows when you are sleeping.