8 great things to do in the Triad: Dec. 27-29
1. On Dec. 27 in Greensboro, Scuppernong Books, located at 304 S. Elm St., and the Triad Storytelling Exchange will host its last Story Slam of the year from 7 to 9 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “Story Slams are ~5-minute personal stories that are closely related to the monthly topic, evaluated by audience selected judges. Awards are given to the top three storytellers from part of the proceeds!” This month’s topic is: “Best Present Ever.” Admission is $5 and $3 for TSE members.
2. On Dec. 28 in Greensboro, help solve a “meow”der mystery at the Crooked Tail Cat Cafe, located at 604 S. Elm St., with the Crazy Cat Ladies of Drag! From 7 to 9 p.m., “It’s time to play Sherlock, so bring along your best Watson,” the Facebook event page states. “You’ll spend a fun-filled evening with the cats guessing who-done-it at a party hosted by our resident drag queens, Regina Kelly and Roseanna Thorne. The ‘purr’patrators won’t get away with murder if you’re on the case!” Sign up for your spot to get your character assignments (sent via email). Even though dressing up isn’t required, it is strongly encouraged. Spots are limited, and tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online. This event is for ages 18 and up.
3. On Dec. 28 in Greensboro, head to Common Grounds, located at 602 S. Elam St., for a “raucous night” with The Charles Hanson Family for Enter the Erogenous-The Male Grafenberg Spot in E minor. From 8 to 11 p.m., according to the Facebook event page, enjoy a night of “musical storytelling, dirty dancing, and spontaneous combustion. Enter the erogenous for a night to dismember; I mean to remember and leave your troubles at the door as we take you on a musical journey through the evening. Safe spaces will be crossed, triggers will be pulled, and prizes will be given throughout the night, culminating with the crowning of Number One Superfan. Bring your ass out and party with us for a night you will not easily forget. Wear your best kinky shit.”
4. On Dec. 28 in Winston-Salem, celebrate three years of Nite Moves at Monstercade, 204 W. Acadia Ave., with a Third Anniversary Holiday Blowout! From 10 p.m. until 2 a.m., don’t miss the “Most Savage Dance Party For The Masses,” the Facebook event page states. “There’s gonna be some surprises, some merriment and some freaks on the floors. Merry Nite Moves to all.” This free event (donations welcome) for those age 21 and up.
5. On Dec. 28 in Winston-Salem, celebrate comic legend Stan Lee‘s 97th birthday party at Ssalefish Comics, located at 3232 Silas Creek Pkwy. According to the Facebook event page, “Join us at Ssalefish Comics as we take time to reflect on Stan Lee, who would’ve been 97 this year and the joy he brought to the masses by spreading a little comic joy of our own this coming Saturday, December 28th, the day our Generalissimo was born!” Back issues, toys/statues, and paperbacks/hardcovers will be “buy two get the third free.” Regularly priced Funko POPs will be $6. “Additionally, we will have select True Believers comics and Star Wars Comics, free with purchase while supplies last! Additionally, each purchase will earn you a chance to win a FREE Stan Lee Funko POP!”
6. On Dec. 28 in Winston-Salem, celebrate Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) and Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) with The Kwanzaa Experience at Adore The Holistic Venue, located at 205 Ricks Dr. There will also be a vendor market as well as a community clean up at the Winston-Salem Local Chapter of the NAACP, 4130 Oak Ridge Dr., from 9 until 11 a.m.
7. On Dec. 28 in High Point, celebrate the Scottish tradition of Hogmanay at the High Point Museum, located at 1859 E. Lexington Ave., from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.! According to the Facebook event page, “‘ Although Scots did not celebrate Christmas in the 18th century, they DID – and still DO – celebrate Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) in a very big way! Join our Ulster-Scots/Lowlander families in early North Carolina as they prepare for the end of the year celebrations. Scottish fare will be featured with recipes for Whiskey Cake with Whiskey Sauce. Enjoy Scottish music and practice ‘First Footing‘ to get ready for the Big Celebration beginning Dec 31. Hear the story of Robert Burns’ ‘Auld Lang Syne’ (ca. 1788) and take home a copy of the lyrics with you! Presented by Ruth and Frans Verbunt. Free and open to the public.”‘
8. On Dec. 29 in Greensboro, check out Rainbow Brunch at Southern Lights Bistro, located at 2415 Lawndale Dr., and hosted by Heidi N Closet(NC Entertainer of the Year F.I. 2019). From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., enjoy a brunch buffet, cocktails, and drag performers! According to the Facebook event page, “All Drag Entertainers will be donating their time and talents. Please clap, cheer and whistle along with tipping the amazing entertainers as all are performing on a volunteer basis. There will be raffles, trivia prizes, and more!” Tickets are $20 each or $15 each for a group of 4 people or more… A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Greensboro Pride Board, including raffles sales.