8 great things to do in the Triad: April 26-28
1. On April 26 in Greensboro, Queensboro is back at Vintage to Vogue Boutique, 530 S. Elm St., for Birds & Queen Bees of Queensboro. From 8:30 to 10:45 p.m., join host Mrz. Ivy Carter for over-the-top drag performances by local drag queens. This event is for ages 18 and up (21 and up to drink), doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets in advance are $14 (online) or $20 at the door (cash only). For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
2. On April 26 in Greensboro, Green Queen Bingo is back for its second installment from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum, located at 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. The theme of this bingo is celebrity impersonations and will be hosted by Fuscia Rage. “Green Queen Bingo is a unique event combining bingo, drag performances, and witty banter,” the Facebook event page states. “Proceeds will support both Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center and Alternative Resources of the Triad (Greensboro Pride).” Humor is appropriate for ages 15 and up, and there will be drinks and snacks available for purchase. Tickets range from $15-$20, and more information can be found on the Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center website.
3. On April 26 in Winston-Salem, stop by the Winston-Salem April Firefly Market, 636 W. 4th St., from 5 to 9 p.m. This open-air market will set up on the fourth Friday of each month (except December) and will feature live music, vintage/repurposed items, handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry made by high-quality and unique vendors. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On April 26 in Winston-Salem, head to Monstercade, 204 W. Acadia Ave., for We Out Here 4: the 2019 Winston-Salem Rap Round Robin from 8 to 11 p.m. Hosted by Speak N Eye, this event includes three soundstages, two emcees, 36 songs, and an audience surrounded by local rappers OG Spliff, Qvan Ledon, Grant Livesay, Twinn Zues, Samurai. Yola, and Speak N Eye. There will be a special performance by Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk at 9 p.m., and the Rap Round Robin starts at 9:45 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On April 27 in Winston-Salem, Bookmarks, 634 W. 4th St. #110, will be holding a Drag Queen Storytime from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. featuring Miss Pride Winston-Salem 2018 Malayia Chanel Inman. Bookmarks will also be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day the same day. According to the website, there will be children’s activities, food trucks, face painting, Pop-Up Book Trivia, and book recommendations. For more information, visit the website.
6. On April 27 in Winston-Salem, chuck some axes at Wise Man Brewing with Axe Club of America’s ax-throwing pop-up from 6 to 9 p.m.! According to the Facebook event page, Axe Club of America will be opening across the street at the Winston-Salem Junction this spring. “Take turns tossing tomahawks towards targets, then enjoy some beer in the taproom,” the Facebook event page states. “Flite Time Wings, LLC will be here for dinner in case all that ax-throwing makes you hungry!”
7. On April 27 in Greensboro, celebrate Korean culture in Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., at the 2019 Korean Festival hosted by 그린스보로한인회 Korean-American Association of Greater Greensboro. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., there will be traditional cultural performances, experiences, food vendors and K-Pop competitions. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On April 27 in Greensboro, get ready for some good vibrations at the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra’s Beach Boys Celebration at Westover Church, 505 Muirs Chapel Rd. Starting at 8 p.m., according to the Facebook event page, “surf the greatest hits of the legendary Beach Boys, including their critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds album in its entirety, plus classics such as ‘Kokomo,’ ‘Surfin’ USA,‘ ‘Barbara Ann,’ and ‘California Girls‘ in the perfect summer sendoff concert!” Tickets range from $34-$36 and can be purchased online.