8 great things to do in the Triad: Aug. 23-25
1. On Aug. 23 in Winston-Salem, head to the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, located at 2250 Reynolda Rd., for a free screening of The Great Gatsby (2013) as part of its ongoing “Cinema Under the Stars” Friday night series. According to the Facebook event page, “An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s seminal novel, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.” Picnicking is welcomed, and there will be beer and wine available for purchase, as well as food from the food trucks Cousins Maine Lobster, Burger Supreme, Cafe Gelato, and Popcorn Fanatic. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
2. On Aug. 24 in Winston-Salem, celebrate two years of Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company, located at 772 Trade St. From noon to midnight, enjoy live music, craft beer releases and more. “It’s hard to believe that we’re coming up on two years here at The Fish,” the Facebook event page states. “We’re very excited to announce the Blue Dogs will be our headlining act for the party and WristBand will also be performing! There will also be special beer releases, a free pig pickin’ with The Slanted Shed, supper with Goodtimes Bar-b-cue and Mojito Mobile Kitchen, an adoption fair with Stepping Stones Canine Rescue, a group ride with Cyclebar and much more!”
3. On Aug. 24 in Winston-Salem, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Downtown Summer Music Series presents Summer on Liberty returning to 6th and Liberty Streets this week with a performance by B String Allstars (Blues Guitar)! According to the website, “In 1998, the Summer Music Series program was created by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership to support revitalization efforts in Downtown Winston-Salem. In 2019, it will be the 22nd season. This effort has been instrumental in the resurgence of our downtown. The popular free concerts bring live music to downtown on Friday and Saturday nights from June through August. They have become a vital part of the fabric of the city, last year bringing people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds together in a spirit of celebration. Setting the concerts in the streets and parks of downtown has provided a relaxed and safe atmosphere, and the locations also serve to showcase the architecture, shops, restaurants, and galleries that are unique to Downtown Winston-Salem.” For more information, visit the website.
4. On Aug. 24 in Greensboro, don’t miss the Still The Days Fest at Gibb’s Hundred Brewing, located at 504 State St. From 1 p.m. until midnight, experience the first annual free, all-ages local music festival featuring 21 artists as well as craft beer and food trucks. (There is a suggested cash donation of $10 or pay-what-you-can to help cover the basic costs for putting on a festival.) According to the Facebook event page, “Live music will run continuously from 1 p.m. to midnight with each performer playing a 30-minute set. Still The Days Fest will bring together community and music in a one-day celebration. There will be food trucks, beer, and a little something for everyone’s musical palette.” (To see the full line up and schedule, visit the Facebook event page and check out the story that Katei Cranford wrote for this week’s issue.) For more information about Still The Days Fest, visit the website.
5. On Aug. 24 in Greensboro, Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., and Stonewall Sports will be holding its monthly Queen’s Storytime at 11 a.m. A local drag queen will be reading a story, and then children of all ages are invited to make a free craft afterward. “This event is meant to promote love and acceptance, celebrating one’s differences,” the event page states. “To children, Drag Queens & Kings appear as something out of fairy tales. Both children and drag queens enjoy a shared interest in dressing up, wrapping themselves in all things shiny and glittery, and using their imagination.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Aug. 24 in Greensboro, from 2 to 8:30 p.m., head to Culture Lounge, 1707 Spring Garden St., for the TasteMaker Festival, an interactive evening filled with cultural and culinary experiences with taste. This event is hosted by @wordplaydame and was curated to “create an environment where music, fashion, and culinary arts could thrive. It’ll be an interactive evening celebrating life and art in all facets with ‘Taste,'” the Facebook event page states. Tickets for this event start at $10 and can be purchased from Eventbrite.com. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Aug. 25 in Greensboro, from 3 to 9 p.m. check out the Greensboro Food Truck Festival in downtown Greensboro on Greene, Elm, and Market Streets. There will be 50 food trucks, craft vendors, beer, live music, and kids’ activities. The event is free, and no tickets are needed for entry. The festival is sponsored by Truliant Federal Credit Union, 98.7 Simon FM, Jerry’s Art Supply & Framing Wholesale Club, the City of Greensboro, the Downtown Greensboro Residents Association, and Downtown Greensboro Parks, Inc. For the full list of attending food trucks and for more information, visit the website.
8. On Aug. 25 in Winston-Salem, meet up at the red tent, 1:30 p.m. at Incendiary Brewing, 486 N. Patterson St., for a scavenger hunt of Winston-Salem organized by Twin City Track Club! From 2 to 4 p.m., explore downtown on foot and discover new places and hidden gems. “This is NOT a race, but merely a competition of smarts, navigating skills, and teamwork,” the Facebook event page states. “TCTC will provide water, Gatorade, and soft drinks at the tent. The event will take place rain or shine.” For more information and the complete set of rules, visit the Facebook event page.