8 great things to do in the Triad: July 19-21
1. From July 19-21 in Winston-Salem, see the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance‘s production of “Hairspray” at 1047 Northwest Blvd. Based on the book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell, and movie by Roger Waters, this story of the underdog and desegregation is still relevant today! According to the Facebook event page, the cast is as follows: Jessie Stewart as Tracey Turnblad, John C. Wilson as Link Larkin, Gray Smith as Edna Turnblad, Neil Shepherd as Wilbur Turnblad, Heather Jaynes as Velma Von Tussle, Taylor Bechtold as Amber Von Tussle, Jalik Roberson as Seaweed, and Dee Curry as Motormouth Maybelle. Tickets range from $16-18 and the shows start at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance website. (Check out the publisher’s review of the musical in this week‘s issue.)
2. On July 19 in Greensboro, celebrate World Jump Day at Skyzone, located at 1572 Highwoods Blvd., from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., “buy a 60, 90, or 120-minute open jump ticket (at regular price) and get a free jump coupon for the same duration, to use on a return visit,” the Facebook event page states. From 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Skyzone will also be benefitting Greensboro Roller Derby by donating 20% of ticket sales. merchandise and concessions to the nonprofit organization when guests mention “Greensboro Roller Derby.” For more information, visit the Skyzone website and Greensboro Roller Derby’s fundraiser Facebook event page.
3. On July 19 in Greensboro, Greensboro Parks and Recreation presents Adult Recess from 6 to 9 p.m. at Barber Park, 1500 Dans Rd. According to the Facebook event page, “Adult Recess is a free event that will feature all your favorite nostalgic playground games like four square and tetherball, life-sized foosball, sidewalk chalk, adults-only ‘sprayground’ access, and music from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.” Attendees should bring their own bathing suit and there will be beer from Preyer Brewing and food from Carolina’s Finest and Off the Hook. Water will be available for free, but no outside food and drinks will be allowed. This event is for adults ages 21 and up only with a valid ID. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On July 19 in Jamestown, head to Wrenn Miller Park, 101 Guilford Rd., from 6 to 10 p.m. for a Movies In The Park screening of ET, Zumba by Ragsdale YMCA, and food and drink vendors, such as Four Saints Brewing Company, Big Mouff, Gassan’s, Cakes by B’s Blue House Bakery and Kona Ice of Greensboro. The food and drink vendors will be there from 6 to 8 p.m. and Zumba starts at 6 p.m. This event is free to attend, family-friendly, and the movie starts at sundown. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On July 20 in Kernersville, celebrate Christmas in July at Körner’s Folly, 413 S. Main St., from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hosted by the Aixa Maria’s Gift Baskets, this craft fair will feature various vendors set up on the lawn, selling their handmade wares. After, take a guided tour through historic Körner’s Folly house. The craft fair is free, but admission for the tour is regular priced adults ($10), children ages 6-18 ($6) and children under age 6 are free. Tickets to tour the house will be available the day of the event or on the Facebook event page.
6. On July 20 in Greensboro, it’s time to do the Time Warp! Head to RED Cinemas, located at 1305 Battleground Ave., from 11:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. for a live shadow cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show by the Hot Patooties. Tickets are $7.50 and include popcorn and a soda. Prop bags are available for purchase or attendees can bring their own, according to the Facebook event page.
7. On July 21 in High Point, celebrate summer outdoors and with live music every Sunday at a different location in High Point until Aug. 11 with the High Point Arts Council‘s annual Arts Splash Concert Series. This Sunday, jazz/soul artist Shana Tucker will be performing at Washington Terrace Park (101 Gordon St.) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The concert is free to attend and attendees are encouraged to “bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. No alcoholic beverages are permitted at any of the concert locations. If there is a threat of rain, call (336) 889-ARTS after 4 p.m. on Sunday to get the latest update about the concert.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On July 21 in Greensboro, Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., and Greensboro Zine Fest (on July 28) will be hosting the workshop “How-to-Zine: A Free Community Zine Making Workshop” from 2 to 4 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “The Greensboro Zine Fest is celebrating International Zine Month by offering a free community Zine-making workshop!” Attendees will learn more about zines and will learn how to make their own beginner zine. All materials will be provided by John Neal, and this workshop is open to pre-teens, teenagers and adults. Space is limited and all attendees must pre-register by July 20. To save a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop begins promptly at 2 p.m., so it is encouraged to arrive early. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.