8 great things to do in the Triad: April 19-21
1. From April 19-21 in Greensboro, the Community Theatre of Greensboro presents: Jesus Christ Superstar. This play is loosely based on the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. This musical explores personal relationships among Jesus, his disciples, Mary Magdalene, Judas, and the Roman Empire. According to the Facebook event page, “The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theatres and professionals alike, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.” Shows on Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased on CTG’s website.
2. From April 19-21 in Winston-Salem, check out the 11th annual Winston-Salem Light Project: “Lines,” which according to the Facebook event page, “explores the impact of urban development and gentrification on individuals and neighborhoods.” The public art exhibition can be seen from sunset to sunrise April 12-25 at the intersection of South Main Street and Waughtown Street. This art exhibition was conceived, designed and built by the UNCSA School of Design and Production. “Lines” explores the 1940s Belews Street mix-raced, working-class neighborhood that was destroyed in the early 1950s to build U.S. 52. “The art installation includes scaled homes constructed three-dimensionally of light to represent the ghosts of communities that have been demolished for a variety of urban renewal projects,” the event page states. “Designers were inspired by the work of Italian artist Massimo Uberti, who is renowned for his minimalist sculptural light installations.”
3. On April 19 in Winston-Salem, celebrate Reefer Madness at Monstercade, 204 W. Acadia Ave., with Ragbag Productions, Elevated Weirdo and a performance by T.V. Sunset! The evening will also feature a burlesque show by Bette Machete, comedy by Cabell Wilkinson, and of course an Elevated Weirdo Game Show. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $7 and cash only. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On April 19 in Winston-Salem, head to Blu Velvet Lounge, 915 Brookstown Ave., for Strictly Social‘s night of house, techno, bass and boogie from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. This night will feature DJs Freddie Fred, Alvin Shavers, and Kingthings. The show is open to everyone ages 21 and up and there is a $5 cover charge. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On April 19 in Greensboro, it’s Brews, Reviews & Game Night at Gate City Growlers, located at 1724 Battleground Ave. Ste. 103. From 6 to 8 p.m., join MultiPOPtural, J. Timbre, and Amor Artis Brewing for a night of games, pop culture and beer reviews, and a live cast starting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On April 19 in Greensboro, head to Common Grounds, 602 S. Elam St., for In the Round: Nicholas Bullins, Emily Stewart, and Eddie Atkins. These songwriters will be performing some of their original music from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Following them will be Vaughn Aed and Laura Boswell starting at 9:30 p.m. For more information about these songwriters, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On April 20 in Greensboro, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. see Easter eggs fall from the sky at Hickory Creek Farm, located at 1489 Burnette’s Chapel Rd. This first-annual Helicopter Easter Egg Drop and Spring Craft Fair will feature an Easter egg hunt like no other, food trucks, games, craft vendors, pony rides, and more, according to the Facebook event page. Admission to the farm is free, but the Easter egg hunt costs $10 per child. There will be two egg drops, the first will be at 10 a.m. and the second will be at noon and limited to 200 children ages 2-12 per event. To buy tickets online visit the Hickory Creek Farm website.
8. On April 20 in Winston-Salem, from noon until 4 p.m., celebrate Earth Day with ARTivity on the Green and Art For Art’s Sake. According to the Facebook event page, “We will highlight activities and kids’ projects that focus upon fun, creative, and easy ways to make useful art out of recycled items. For Earth Day AFAS will have tables set up in the park, along with fun and games. Special guest artists will be at the Red Dog Gallery using upcycled and natural materials in their artistic creations.” There will be egg dying (real eggs and paper mache eggs), making crushed-can characters, and making a vase/planter from a recycled bottle. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.