Eight Great Things to Do in the Triad: Jan. 26-28
By: Jocelyn Jones
1.On Jan. 26 in Greensboro, for all the ’80s music fanatics out there, the Breakfast Club (80’s tribute band) will be at The Blind Tiger, located at 1819 Spring Garden St. The doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “The Breakfast Club is the longest running ’80s tribute band in the country. The band was formed in 1993 with a simple mission: create an entertainment group that encompassed the spirit of music and live performances of the 1980s MTV generation. The Breakfast Club band perform covers of songs from the 1980s while wearing authentic clothes from the 1980s and have performed with musical legends from the ’80s like Hootie and the Blowfish, Whitesnake, the Romantics, Poison, and many others.” For more information visit the facebook event page.
2. On Jan 26 in Greensboro, the Chad Eby Quintet will be at the Carolina Theatre at 8 pm. Check out our music writer’s article on Eby a couple weeks ago here. The Chad Eby Quintet features local musicians Brandon Lee on trumpet, Ariel Pocok on piano and vocals, Steve Haines on bass, and Daniel Faust on drums. According to the event page, the concert will focus on music that was passed down to Chad from his parent’s musical collection. For more information visit the Facebook event page.
3. On Jan. 26 in Greensboro, celebrate with Pound Cakes by Margaret Elaine as they host their first Friends and Family Business Launch Party. According to the Facebook event page, there will be live music and samples of fresh baked goods and discounted specials. Located at 3008 Spring Garden St., this event will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. RSVP by emailing email@example.com to reserve your spot. For more information visit the Facebook event page, or send an email with any questions.
4. On Jan. 27 in Greensboro, get ready to eat, drink and create. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Reflectionz Eventz Center, located at 206 A&B Westgate Dr. There will be a vision board luncheon where the goal is to eat, drink, and create. According to the Facebook event page, this luncheon is to elevate your vision so it can be manifested into 2018. This is a kid-friendly event with a kids sections and an assisting adult to help the kids. Adult tickets are $10, and kids 16 and under are free. For more information call or text (336) 342-8619 or visit the Facebook event page.
5. On Jan. 26 in Winston-Salem, get ready to practice looking foolish in the mirror as the Monstercade (located at 204 W. Arcadia Ave.) presents an Air Guitar Showcase. According to the Facebook event page, get ready to “wow” the crowd with your signature “Tongue Licks” and win some prizes. Afterward, get ready to party like its 1989, with Mauve Angeles DJing an all-metal set! Sign up starts at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30. Costumes welcomed. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Jan. 27 in Winston-Salem, the at the Kaleideum Downtown, Friends of Peppercorn and the Winston-Salem Symphony come together to explore the Sounds of China. According to the website, “There will be a short presentation of an exciting children’s book, Summoning the Phoenix by Emily Jiang, which explores different poems and Chinese musical instruments. There will be an Instrument Petting Zoo, to see and hear the different instruments of the Chinese orchestra and the traditional Western orchestra. For more information call (336) 723-9111.
7. On Jan. 27 in High Point, Calvin R. Boyd The Comedian is hosting the best comedy show starting the year off right at the Radisson Hotel, located at 135 S. Main St. According to the Facebook event page, “This comedy show will be one of the ones to be talked about for years to come featuring some of the funniest comedians in the comedy world. #FFCS and Wild ‘N’ Out star Chico Bean, Eli Southern, DJ Pryor and #Goofcamp leader Jiwan Kapp. You know we had to let the funny man himself, ALREADY Walker set it off by hosting as well as live broadcasting from TRIAD LIVE Brandon L. Smith. If you miss this, shame on you!! Crazy funny comedy, good food and reasonable vendors to shop with is an experience worth coming to.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Jan. 28 in High Point, for all the lovers of the arts, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Centennial Arts Station, according to the website, the High Point Arts Council and the five affiliate organizations will be hosting a free event featuring six performances presented by the High Point Arts Council, High Point Ballet, High Point Community Theatre, Carousel Theatre, Piedmont Artist, and the High Point Community Concerts Association. Light refreshments will be available at this event. For more information contact (336) 889-2787.