8 great things to do in the Triad: May 24-26
- From May 24-26 in Winston-Salem, head to Bailey Park, 475 Patterson Ave., for the “biggest party on two wheels” the Gears and Guitars Festival. Gears and Guitars is a family-friendly annual music festival in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic races. There will be music by Trampled by Turtles, The Infamous Stringdusters, Songs From The Road Band, Drive-By Truckers, North Mississippi Allstars, Devon Gilfillian, Stone Temple Pilots, Dishwalla, and Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones. Tickets start at $35, and there is limited free parking available courtesy of Reynolds American at “the 6th St. and Church Street intersection in lots N, K, and B.” For more information, visit the website.
- On May 24 in Winston-Salem, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 636 W 4th St., the Firefly Market Winston-Salem will have live music by the Couldn’t Be Happiers and Jim Mayberry, and high-quality and unique vendors selling handmade arts, crafts, jewelry, vintage, antique, and repurposed items. “Beautiful, funky and fun-flashes of delight can be found in downtown W-S in the breezeway on 4th Street between Design Archives & Dominos,” the Facebook event page states.
- On May 24 in Greensboro, Ardent Entertainment and Nickel & Dime Entertainment present Black Stone Cherry will be performing at The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden St., with The Josephines and Trailer Park Orchestra. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
- On May 25 in Greensboro, the CATegory is: Crazy Cat Ladies of Drag! Join Crooked Tail Cat Café, 604 S. Elm St., for a night of trivia, music and mini-games hosted by drag queens Regina Kelly and Roseanna Thorne. “Compete to test your knowledge of kitty culture, biology, breeds and much more, all while supporting your favorite feline hangout. Be purrpared for anything; cat puns free of additional charge,” the Facebook event page states. “Our night promises to be one you won’t furget.” This event is for ages 21 and up and costs $15 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the games start at 7:30 p.m. “Snatch your ticket like it’s your wig; space is limited!”
- On May 25 in Kernersville, don’t miss the Spring Art Market at Gypsy Road Brewing Company, 1105 E. Mountain St., from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, there will be “over 30 high-quality and unique vendors setting up selling handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry,” as well as antiques and repurposed items. The market is family-friendly and will include food trucks, live music, and free parking and entry.
- On May 25 in Winston-Salem, say goodbye to Let It Grow with a farewell party from 6 to 10 p.m. at JuggHeads Growlers & Pints, located at 4843 Country Club Rd. According to the Facebook event page, “Our neighbors Let It Grow produce are closing their doors on May 25th. To show our appreciation for these wonderful years, we are throwing them a party! Come drink with us and the LIG staff!”
- On May 25 in Winston-Salem, join Foothills Brewing (Tasting Room), 3800 Kimwell Dr., for its Wes Anderson Outdoor Movie Series screening of The Royal Tenenbaums from 8 to 10 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, it is encouraged for participants to bring their own lawn chair. Camel City Grill food truck will be serving food from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
- . On May 26 in High Point, meet the resident alpacas, goats, donkeys, roosters and mini-cow at Arcadia Lodge & Dharma Farm Animal Refuge, 5881 Old Poole Rd., and enjoy a free plant-based Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, admission to the farm is $15, and the menu for the plant-based brunch includes burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit salad “and other fixin’s,” with a chocolate cream pie for dessert and “endless organic-fair trade coffee, tea, or juice.” (Read more about Arcadia Lodge & Dharma Farm in this week’s YES! Weekly.)