Eight great things to do in the Triad: Feb. 2-4
1. On Feb. 2 in Greensboro, party with Trailer Park Orchestra at their monthly installment at Bessemer Billards, located at 1207 E. Bessemer Ave. from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. According to the Facebook event page, this will be a “high-energy” event with Bridge to Breakdown along with local favorite The Hypnotic Conquest. There is no cover and there will be beer and house whiskey specials. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
2. On Feb. 2 in Greensboro, join Mike Clark at The Mill Entertainment Complex, located at 816 S. Elm St. for a “rebirth” of first Fridays. According to the Facebook event page, “First Fridays were always a grown folks favorite and out goal is to bring it back bigger & better!!” Doors open at 9 p.m. and features: A live band from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., TezTheDj from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., two bars and dance floor. The VIP features: a champagne fountain, complementary food, exclusive VIP area and a full bar. To RSVP, buy Tickets and a VIP package visit 1stFridaysTheMill.eventbrite.com.
3. On Feb. 3 in Greensboro, catch “The Story of Hansel and Gretel” book by Vera Morris and music by Bill Francoeur at The Community Theatre of Greensboro, located at 520 S. Elm St. According to the Facebook event page, “Sent into the woods, Hansel and Gretel meet up with a number of peculiar characters. A fiery troll guards his little wooden bridge while an articulate owl, a forest sprite, and two hobgoblins are in the service of an evil (but extremely funny) witch. She locks poor Hansel in a cage and feeds him nothing but cake! Everyone will cheer Gretel as she outwits the crone and sets free all the children who have been turned into cookies! Sweetened delightfully with music, all will enjoy the fun of songs like ’Gingerbread Witch’ and ’Apple Muffin Goblins.’” The show is 2 p.m. and is a student-directed production. It is sponsored by: New Garden Friends School & Mitchell, Bartlett and Bell Orthodontics. For more information visit the Facebook event page, and to purchase tickets visit the website.
4. On Feb. 3 in Winston-Salem, RiverRun International Film Festival and a/perture cinema (located at 311 W. Fourth St.) will present an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” by 2015 RiverRun Master of Cinema honoree Stanley Nelson and 2015 RiverRun juror Marco Williams, edited by RiverRun alumnus and Wake Forest Documentary Film Program graduate Monica Berra. According to the Facebook event page, “’Tell Them We Are Rising’ explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. A panel discussion will follow the screening.” The showing starts at 10:30 a.m. For tickets and more information, visit the RiverRun website.
5. On Feb. 3 in Winston-Salem, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. the Cobblestone Farmers Market will be holding its Winter Market! According to the Facebook event page, follow your favorite vendors indoors to the Cobblestone Winter Market at the Chatham Building, located at 305 W. Fourth St. “10 weeks of downtown locally grown goodness before heading back to Old Salem on April 7.”
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For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Feb. 3 in High Point, head to The Vino Shoppe (located at 3800 Tinsley Dr. Ste. 103) from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. for a Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Tasting event. According to the Facebook event page, “We will sample Girl Scout Cookies that are perfectly paired with wines! Who doesn’t love cookies and wine?”
Lemonades/ Tommasi Pinot Grigio
Shortbread/ Calling All Angels Chardonnay
Thin Mints/ Leyda Pinot Noir
Peanut Butter Sandwich/ Reverly Merlot
Peanut Butter Patties/ Gerard Bertrand Cabernet Sauvignon
Caramel deLites/ High Note Malbec
Thanks-A-Lot/ Vina Pomal Rioja
Girl Scout Cookies will be available for purchase at the wine at the tasting. A representative from the Girl Scouts, or a sign-up sheet, will be present to fill all your cookie needs.
7. On Feb. 4 in Winston-Salem, come watch the Superbowl on the giant screens at The Millennium Center, located at 101 W. Fifth St. From 4 p.m. until midnight, there will be “delicious food and great drinks available for purchase.” According to the Facebook event page, it is asked that attendees register all in your party so the center can reserve tables for your whole group. Any special request please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages welcome. No oversize bags allowed, no outside food and drink allowed, no illegal substances or weapons. For information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Feb. 4 in Jamestown, join The Deck at River Twist, located at 118 E. Main St. for Super Bowl Sunday. According to the Facebook event page, there will be food, drinks, and everything else for “the perfect game day viewing party.” This event is for all of the family and is fur baby friendly! According to the event pae, there is plenty of T.V.s, large projection screen, and seating. Rock N Grill Mobile Food will be on site to provide all your game day food needs. There will also be Sam Adams IPA and Angry Orchard Beer specials and giveaways. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.