8 great things to do in the Triad: Aug. 2-4
1. From Aug. 2-4 in Greensboro, check out Gate City Acres Mini-Golf at the Center for Visual Artists, 200 N. Davie St. From noon to 8 p.m., stop by the CVA and play nine holes of an artist-designed mini-golf course. According to the Facebook event page, tee times are on a first-come, first-serve basis and adult admission is $9 and children ages 5 and under are free. “Each of the nine holes has been designed on the theme of ‘Summer’ by a different artist team: HOLE 1: Michael Clapp, HOLE 2: SEAWELL /BLACK, HOLE 3: Andrew Duke + Derrick Dickens, HOLE 4: Janie Ledford + Phil Fuentes, HOLE 5: Tommy Alderson, Eric Hughes, Erin Villareal, Emily Clancy, and Annemarie Tankersley (Pace Communications), HOLE 6: Rose Field, HOLE 7: Mark Dixon + Tom Dawson, HOLE 8: Sebastian Lindquist + Brittney May, and HOLE 9: Karen and Bob Niemczyk.” There will also be concessions available at the Pro Shop and for more information, visit the Facebook event page, or check out the article by Terry Rader in last week’s issue of YES! Weekly.
2. On Aug. 2 in Greensboro, from 6 to 9 p.m. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., will be hosting Spellbound- A Wizard/Witch-themed Murder Mystery Event. According to the Facebook event page, “Join us in an enchanted evening of magic, mayhem, and mystery! You will be in the middle of the action, and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden, and survive Spellbound? It’s up to you.” Check-in starts at 5:45 p.m., and tickets are $35 in advance only, which includes admission and one beverage (coffee, beer, wine). For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. On Aug. 2 in Greensboro, Strictly Social will be hosting their First Friday dance party from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the Silo Entertainment Complex, 816 S. Elm St. According to the Facebook event page, “This month, we are adding something different into the musical mix: Durham DJ and producer Treee City has been blazin’ up the electronic music scene for over a decade. Whether you catch him playing at Durham’s own Party Illegal or somewhere across the state, his unique, live electronic sets are straight-up sensational.” Strictly Social resident DJs Freddie Fred, Alvin Shavers, Kingthings, and Jonathan Vizcuña, will provide support. There will be a $10 cover charge, drink specials, and this event is for ages 18 and up.
4. On Aug. 3 in Greensboro, see The Clanky Lincolns play at Pig Pounder Pavilion, 1107 Grecade St, from 7 to 10 p.m. The Clanky Lincolns are a funk, rock and dance cover band that regularly plays at Pig Pounder, usually on the first Saturday of the month. According to the Facebook event page, there will be “food trucks, great beers, and Clankin’ tunes.”
5. On Aug. 4 in Winston-Salem, it’s Pride Night with the Winston-Salem Dash and Pride Winston-Salem! Join Pride Winston-Salem from 2 to 5 p.m., at the BB&T Ballpark (951 Ballpark Way) to watch the Dash take on the Carolina Mudcats. Tickets are at a discounted rate of $11 and can be purchased in advance only. After the game, the Facebook event page states, children will be allowed to run the bases. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Aug. 4 in Winston-Salem, after the Dash baseball game head to Blu Velvet Lounge, 915 Brookstown Ave., for the Summer Tea Dance Party. From 5 to 9 p.m., chill out with cold drinks and drag performances by the Triad’s LGBTQ Living Legend Paisley Parque and Aria Russo. This event is a fundraiser for Pride Winston-Salem, so the cover cost is $5, and this event is for ages 21 and up. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Aug. 4 in Greensboro, Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 120 W. Lewis St., is hosting a Pride Dance Party & Drag Show from 8 p.m. until midnight. The party will be held in Boxcar’s event space, and the event partner is Tullamore Dew Whiskey. Admission is free, and there will be drink specials and “free swag.” DJ Cohiba will be spinning live for the performing local drag queens (TBA). This event is for those 21 years and up. For more details and information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Aug. 4 in High Point, Greensboro Roller Derby is holding a back-to-school-themed doubleheader at Skate South, 208 W. Fairfield Rd., from 4 to 8 p.m. See the Gate City All-Stars take on Upstate South Carolina Roller Derby at 4 p.m. and then immediately after, watch the Mad Dollies take on the Elm Street Nightmares. Teachers with IDs will get a $2 discount at the door, and GSORD will be collecting donations for the Guilford County Schools Teacher Supply Warehouse. There will also be a special guest appearance by Ms. U.S. United 2019, and an after-party will be held at Skate South. There will be beer for sale for those 21 and up, and tickets for this game are $8.50 on Eventbrite. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.