Eight Great Things to do in the Triad: Jan. 12-14
1. On Jan. 12 in Greensboro, Above Board Skatepark and Skate Shop will be hosting an all-night skate session from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. The cost is $10 to skate all night. According to the Facebook event page, there will be various contests and games depending on the number of people who attend: Best Trick, Game of SKATE, Longest Powerslide, Highest Ollie, etc. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
2. On Jan. 12 in Greensboro, national recording artist Tony Terry and renowned DJ Triple J will kick off the Second Fridays GSO launch at 9 p.m. at One17 Sofa Bar and Lounge, located at 117 North Green St. According to the press release, Terry is known as a soulful, hit-making crooner whose voice has garnered him multiple Billboard chart-topping hits such as “With You,” “Forever Yours,” and “Everlasting Love.” This event is hosted by 97.1 F.M. midday radio personality Delyte, each Second Fridays GSO event will also include live jazz, rhythm & blues, soul and poetry performances. For more information and tickets, visit the website.
3. On Jan. 12 in Winston-Salem, Sciworks and Peppercorn Theatre will be hosting “Raise The Moon” by Becca Drew Ramsey and directed by Lina Chambers, 2:30 p.m. at the Kaleideum North, located at 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd. This event is recurring and runs until Jan. 28. According to the Facebook event page, “Once there was a girl who was tied to the moon… and a boy who pulled in the tide. The girl longed to swim in the sea, and the boy longed to dance in the stars. But they knew, too, that the stars and the sea might raise a storm.” This story is told through dance, poetry, and live music and is specially designed for babies and toddlers. “Raise the Moon” is recommended for ages 0-5 and caregivers.
4. On Jan. 13 in Greensboro, GRAWL and Gibbs Hundred Brewing Company will be hosting GRAWL 2018 season preview from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, GRAWL is partnering with Gibb’s Hundred for their 2018 season and to celebrate, they’ll have an open arm wrestling table and an exhibition of the league’s best wrestlers battling it out. This event will help GRAWL decide which wrestler to send to the Collective of Ladies Arm Wrestler’s national competition, aka SuperCLAW, in February. To challenge one of the arm wrestling ladies or a friend at the arm wrestling table make a donation to GRAWL’s SuperCLAW-or-Bust Travel Fund. Admission is free but support Gibbs Hundred by buying an adult beverage.
5. On Jan. 13 in High Point, The Carl Chavis Memorial Branch YMCA will be holding their 17th Annual MLK, Jr. Parade from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The parade route will begin at Green and Meredith Streets and travel west ending at the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal on Hamilton and Commerce Streets. For more information, visit the Facebook page.
6. On Jan. 13 in High Point, ChristStyle Entertainment will be hosting “Laugh it Up With The Queens,” from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The event will take place at Christ’s Community Church, located at 901 W. English St. According to the Facebook event page, this event is for, “sista’s coming together to bring laughter to the world, to laugh with one another, to love on one another and to support one another.” Some of the featured comedians are Cathy Picardi, Crazy Carla, Shorti Flo, Sista Chyna and mimes, Unheard Ministry. This event is hosted by B Tina B. Tickets are $10 (or $11.42 when bought on the Facebook event page).
7. On Jan. 13 in Winston-Salem, CycleBar, located at 400 W. 4th St. will be hosting “Rock Your Ride” starting at 5:30 a.m. and ending on Jan. 28. According to the Facebook event page, “Get ready to have a blast at our grand opening celebration when you take advantage of a free ride at CycleBar.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Jan. 14 in Winston-Salem, say goodbye to Johnny N Junes with one more show by HedTrip at 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, this show will raise funds for local race car driver Bobo Brown in his fight against cancer. “Sadly, this is likely our last show on Johnny N Junes magnificent stage before they close in the near future. Come help us rock for a great cause and in celebration of a great venue!”