Eight great things to do in the Triad: June 1-3
1. On June 1 in Winston-Salem, check out an unconventional comedy show at Monstercade, located at 204 W. Acadia Ave. From 9 p.m. to midnight spend “One Night in Bangshock,” where the comedians are all wearing shock collars while performing their set while someone in the audience holds the clicker that controls the shocks. “Who has the clicker? Who knows? You’ll just have to come out and see for yourself mwoohahahaha,” stated the Facebook event page. According to the event page, “One Night in Bangshock” is hosted by Drew Harrison and Jack Nelson and will feature Mat Millner, Dejahzh Hedrick, Reid Pegram and special guests.
2. On June 1 in Winston-Salem, don’t miss the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop on Trade Street. According to the Facebook event page, from 7 to 10 p.m., celebrate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard in North Carolina with DADA’s annual “Summer’s Here Hop & Return of Trade Street Beach. ” There will be a pirate’s station located in front of the DADA Office/NTSA, at 604-A N. Trade St., where hoppers can pick up a “treasure map” and follow the clues to look for treasure. There will be a Blackbeard “head in the hole” for hoppers to take pictures with, as well as Pirate Captain Mudbone, his crew along with their ship and possibly mermaids. There will be games, dancing and activities for children. Food trucks such as Wings N Fins, Taste Jamaica and D’s Cakes in a Cup will be onsite and parking at Cherry/6th Street deck is only $2 for the weekend.
3. On June 1 in Greensboro, check out Trailer Park Orchestra at Bessemer Billards, located at 1207 E. Bessemer Ave., with Sixty Cycle Burn for June’s First Friday. There is no cover and there will be drink specials: $3 house whiskey and $5 pitchers. Due to a family emergency, Thundering Herd will no longer be playing, according to the Facebook event page. Instead, Angelic Steel will be playing in place of Thundering Herd.
4. On June 1 in High Point, don’t miss the First Friday in Uptowne. According to the Facebook event page, retailers/ merchants will have extended hours and restaurants/bars will have food and drink specials. According to the event page, at Brown Truck Brewery from 5:30 to 9 p.m. the Manna Food Truck will be there along with live music by Turpentine Shine. At JH Adams Inn/Cristina Gray’s Restaurant & Bar from 5 to 8 p.m., there will be half price wine and appetizer specials. At M. Shreve Studio- High Point Candle there will be a summer sale on candles, soaps and homemade fragrance products until 7 p.m. At the REAL Kitchen & Market and The REAL Bar, from 5 to 8 p.m. there will be half price wine by the glass. At Simon Jewelers from 4 to 6 p.m. there will be complimentary wine, cheese and jewelry inspection. At the WiFi Wine Bar and Shoppe from 7 to 10 p.m. there will be a “Limited Series” with Hotwax and the Splinters. Other merchants include Blue Zucchini & Company, Fixins’ : American Craft Eatery, Mayberry’s Ice Cream Shop, Longhorn Steakhouse, High Point Furniture Finds, Just Priceless, BBJ’s Blue Bourbon Jacks, Blue Rock Pizza & Tap, Queenie’s Boutique Consignment, High Point Jewelers and Fine Gifts, After Hours Tavern, Sunrise Books and The Public House.
5. On June 2 in Winston-Salem, the new Texas Pete Spirits of Summer Food, Wine, Beer and Music Festival will be happening downtown from noon to 6 p.m. The festival takes place on 4th Street and will feature wine and beer tastings, live music throughout the day in front of Foothills Brewing and local restaurants will be cooking on-site at Restaurant Pavillion for festival goers to purchase its best menu items. Local chefs will be performing demos at the Lowes Food Demo Tent. “This event offers a total experience that highlights the North Carolina wine & beer industry as well as the Winston-Salem food industry in a fun and festive setting. This festival is sure to be a crowd-pleaser,” stated the website. There will be an afterparty at Foothills Brewing from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. To view the complete list of attending wineries, breweries and restaurants visit the website.
6. On June 2 in High Point, the Brentwood Street Flea Market will be having a cookout with free hot dogs. According to the Facebook event page, this event is hosted by the Brentwood Street Flea Market and Treasure Junction Thrift Store & Furniture Outlet. The large indoor flea market will have face painting, games, a balloon toss, music, prizes and drawings. Local DJ Special Jordan will be spinning as well. Free hot dogs will be served from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On June 3 in High Point, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. check out the monthly craft shopping outdoor event at The Market, located at 141 W. Lexington Ave. According to The Market’s Facebook page, there will be live music, a cake walk and “awesome vendors inside and out.”
8. On June 3 in Greensboro, don’t miss Dance From Above Presents: Marley Carroll from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Head to The Mill Entertainment Complex, located at 816 S. Elm St. to see Marley Carroll (two sets) with support from Fifty Foot Shadows, thefaceblur, Niervash and Rahl spinning “house, boogie, disco, funk, soul and everything in between.” Bandito Burrito food truck will be on site. Donations are appreciated and this event was supported by Bandito Burrito, Smokey Shay’s, CareySound and The Mill.