Eight great things to do in the Triad: Aug. 10-12
- From Aug. 10-12 in Greensboro, don’t miss the 32nd season of 5 by O. Henry, where his stories come to life on stage at the Greensboro History Museum, located at 130 Summit Ave. “Don’t miss this year’s delightful panoply of tales from Greensboro’s own master storyteller, including ‘An Adjustment of Nature,’ ‘The Unknown Quantity,’ ‘Blind Man’s Holiday,’ ‘The Marry Month of May’ and ‘The Octopus Marooned.’” Performances showtimes on Friday and Saturday is 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday there is a matinee at 3 p.m.Tickets range from $14.50 to $17. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
- On Aug. 10 in Greensboro, don’t miss Gate City Cypher- The Next Generation at Shiners, located at 435 Dolley Madison Rd., from 8 p.m. to midnight. This event is presented by I.C. Shows and Crank It Loud. This event is hosted by Ed E. Ruger with music by Phillie Phr3sh and features performances by Blaze Belushi, Samson, Fam U, Chris Lewis, Coop, Kaylon Toure, Swanky Dank, Rashaad King, Tru Pain and 2 AM Bravo. Presale tickets are $8 and $10 at the door. This show is for ages 18 and up and there will be a $5 cover charge for attendees under 21 years old. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
- On Aug. 10 in Winston-Salem, “make your Friday dino-mite” with a screening of Jurassic Park in Bailey Park, located at 445 N. Patterson Ave., as a part of the Innovation & Cinema series. The Innovation & Cinema film series is presented in a partnership with a/perture cinema. The movie is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. and all screenings are free and family-friendly. “‘Doors’ will open at 7:30 p.m. with food for purchase from Hunger Flames and Zeko’s 2 GO Foodtruck’s & Catering,” the Facebook event page states. “Hoots Beer Co. will also be on hand with beer and wine for purchase. Be sure to stop by Mobile Photo for some photo booth fun and a/perture cinema for fresh popcorn before settling in to enjoy the show.” Before the movie, there will be movie-themed trivia presented by a/perture cinema. According to the event page, no outside alcohol is allowed in the park, dogs are allowed by must be on a leash and there is limited parking available in P7 lot (South of Bailey Park and accessible via Fourth Street). For more information, visit the Facebook event page. Visit Bitly.com/inn-cin for the full lineup of screenings for the rest of the year.
- On Aug. 11 in Greensboro, check out the Greenspurro Market at the Crooked Tail Cat Cafe, located at 604 S. Elm St. There will be 10 vendors present selling their wares while you can drink some $5 wine and hang out with some cool cats. “Ally Art will be there to vend and help us organize the event as well as our pawsome artists,” the Facebook event page states. Vendors that will be present at the market include:
– Merryn Kepchar– No Hard Felines Art @no_hard_felines_art
– Laura Overstrom- Sea Shell Illustrations @seashell.illustrations
– Michele Marlene Manderine
– Wren Wilson- @ JackalopeWren
– Tuesday Pope- Hibiscus Stitch www.hibiscusstitch.com
– Mireya Garcia- @mireyacg @bearanddoegeekery
– Caroline Weiss- Headfirst! buttons
– Brittany Roth (host of Crafting with Cats nights) https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrittsBlackCatCrafts
– Heather Stanley – Aura Moop, @aura_moop
There is also a raffle where Ally Art will paint a portrait of the winner and their feline friend in addition to Greenspurro Market swag and mystery prizes from other vendors. Raffle tickets are $2 and the proceeds will go to the cats at the cafe. There are still some ground rules for the market, according to the Facebook event page, “1. Our house rules and age limit is still in place – ages 5 and up only. No exceptions will be made. This is for the safety of the cats. 2. We will have a door attendant where you will have to sign in quickly. 3. This event is different from our normal Kitty Lounge experience. This event is centered on our vendors and the shopping experience. Our Kitty Lounge won’t be designed for sitting and relaxing as it normally is. 4. We will be doing crowd management to make sure we aren’t over-crowding the kitties.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
- On Aug. 11 in Greensboro, don’t miss the third installment of T-Mobile Presents LeBauer LIVE on the second Saturday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Watch Red Baraat perform songs from their new album Sound The People in LeBauer Park, located at 208 N. Davie St. According to the Facebook event page, Sound The People’s first song “Next Level” is a “wild and exuberant confluence of Bhangra music with anthemic, psyched-out twists.” Red Baraat is a Brooklyn-based band with a focus in South Asian culture “while firmly placing it within the context of a globalized generation as demonstrated by the diverse backgrounds of its members.” For more information, visit the event page or website.
- On Aug. 11 in Greensboro, Speakeasy Tavern and DJM Foundation are coming together for Speakeasy Party For A Cause from 1 to 9 p.m. at Speakeasy Tavern, located at 1706 Battleground Ave. The Speakeasy Party For A Cause is to help provide school supplies to local children in need. According to the Facebook event page, there will be live music, raffles, food and a cornhole tournament. The entry fee is $10 (all will be donated to the cause) or a bag of school supplies. There will be a chicken, steak and ground beef taco bar where a plate costs $6 (100 percent of the money from the taco bar will go to the cause as well). The live music performances will be by J. Timber and Joel Henry at 1 p.m., Matt Irie Band at 4 p.m. and Jukebox Revolver from 6 to 9 p.m. The cornhole tournament starts at 4 p.m. and entry is $10 per person with 1st and 2nd place prizes. There will be raffles all day with 100 percent of the ticket sales going to the cause. This event is kid-friendly until 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
- On Aug. 11 in Winston-Salem, check out Elevate: Mogul Fashion Show at Footnote Cafe & Cocktails, located at 634 W. Fourth St. Ste. 120. According to the Facebook event page, a portion of all sales will go to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide and Prevention. Mogul Clothing Co. started in 2017 and is a streetwear brand based in Winston-Salem whose mission is to “give portions of each sale to mental health programs and suicide prevention. We would love to introduce ourselves and also spotlight our mission along with other local businesses at this event.” There will be live screen printing by Machine Gun Graphics, cheesecake samples by DJ’s Cheesecakes. Hair and makeup for models is provided by AIR by AKALI. Sponsors of this fashion show include Foothills Brewing and Footnote Coffee & Cocktails, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Alkali Hair Studio and AIR by Alkali, Encore Events, Machine Gun Graphics, The Oval Office (of W-S) and Djs Cheesecakes. Also participating at this event is Lightwater Video Productions, On Target DJ and Christian Bartholomew Photography. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
- On Aug. 12 in Greensboro, there will be a free silent film screening with live piano accompaniment at the Greensboro Project Space, located at 219 W. Lewis St. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. catch The Lost World with accompaniment by Gil Fray. According to the Facebook event page, The Lost World is the first film adaption of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s classic novel, and essentially the silent film version of Jurassic Park. Fray has served as the accompanist at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts since 1974 and as well for its silent film productions since 1994. “Gil has also recently presented silent film screenings at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Greensboro.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.