8 great things to do in the Triad: May 3-5
1. On May 3 in Winston-Salem, celebrate the life of The Monkees’ Peter Tork with the Downtown Arts District Association’s “Dancing in the Streets: A Tribute to Peter Tork” from 7 to 10 p.m. During May’s first Friday gallery hop, DADA celebrates the life of someone who spent a lot of time in the Winston-Salem area, The Monkees’ Peter Tork! “Film, memorabilia, a scavenger hunt with prizes, a dance contest, music, yoga, theatre vignettes, a family art area, dark chocolate, a lot of tie-dye, mismatched socks and a mauve tie or two will be in full force as some of Peter’s favorite things,” the Facebook event page states. For more information, visit the website or read more about the festivities in John Adamian’s article in this week’s paper.
2. On May 3 in Winston-Salem, as apart of DADA first Friday Gallery Hop, head to Delurk Gallery, 206 W. 6th St., for “Murmurs and Recollections: Tim French and Marc Roche.” From 7 to 11 p.m., explore modern surrealist art and enjoy music from Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk. “Much like the Surrealist, I use dream imagery and intuition to bring forth the irrational and sometimes dangerous aspects of my personality; but, unlike the Surrealist, my goal or desire is to examine, understand and positively integrate the rational and irrational aspects of my personality,” French states on the Facebook event page while Roche creates and uses “personal symbols and mythologies to take these experiences and process them through my mind’s eye into images and stories that are intended to express these perceptions. I also use experimentation with new media to create the feeling of unexplored territories where I have to fight against the medium to attain these images.”
3. On May 3 in Greensboro, Strictly Social celebrates two years at the Silo @ the Mill Entertainment Complex, located at 816 S. Elm St. From 10 p.m. until 2 a.m., enjoy music from DJs Strider, Kid Cola, Tomie B AKA DJ Real, Badala B, Jonathan Vizcuna, Alvin Shavers, Freddie Fred, and Kingthings. This second-anniversary party will include a silent raffle from local businesses and a special performance at 11:30 p.m. sharp by The BBoy Ballet. According to the Facebook event page, this will be the second party held at the Silo @ the Mill Entertainment Complex, and attendees who haven’t seen this space will be “in for a treat.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On May 3 in Jamestown, don’t miss Music at the Park at Wrenn Miller Park, located at 101 Guilford Rd. Food and drink vendors include Big Mouff CheeseSteaks Food Truck, Bandito Burrito Food Truck, Sunset Slush of High Point, Cakes by B’s Blue House Bakery, Pig Pounder Brewery, and music will be provided by The Finns. According to the Facebook event page, “This event begins our ‘First Friday’ series where we offer free music in the park every ‘first Friday’ from 6-10 p.m. (exception is in August, which is National Night Out!) Come and enjoy a night in Jamestown!”
5. On May 4 in Winston-Salem, check out the Bethabara Highland Games from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Historic Bethabara Park, located at 2147 Bethabara Rd. “Celebrate the Scots-Irish contribution to Bethabara. Enjoy live music from Góilín and Wake the Parson, watch extreme heavy athletic competitions, eat authentic Scottish foods, participate in the battle ax competition, experience sheepdog demonstrations, listen to bagpipe performances, and shop from local craftsmen,” the Facebook event page states. Admission to the games and parking are free, and there will be shuttles to take people from the parking lot to the main festival activities. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On May 4 in Greensboro, “May the Fourth be with you” on the downtown Greensboro Greenway for “Wheels on the Greenway.” The City of Greensboro, Lime, and the Greenway want to encourage folks to bring their bikes, roller skates, scooters-and anything that has wheels!- to spend the day with the community in the great outdoors. According to the Facebook event page, there will be a bike rodeo, Bling Your Bike, food, live music, vendors, and a Star Wars costume contest.” Friendly pets are welcome. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On May 4 in Greensboro, head downtown for the second annual from 2 p.m. until 12 a.m. This festival will be “rocking the block of West McGee Street between South Elm and Greene Street,” and celebrates the downtown Greensboro neighborhood. According to the Facebook event page, this festival is a collaboration among Little Brother Brewing, Jah Works, Inc., and Uncle John’s Bone, with the proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Jah Works, Inc. “whose mission is to create sustainable communities by ensuring people have access to clean water, healthy food, relevant education, and equitable job opportunities,” the Facebook event states. This festival is family-friendly and free to attend. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On May 4 in High Point, head to City Lake Park (602 W. Main St.) for the Greensboro Water Lantern Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. According to its website, the Water Lantern Festival combines friends, family, food, music, and beautiful twinkling lanterns on the waterfront for a night to celebrate life and the community. Participants will be able to design their own water lantern to release to the water from 8:30 to 10 p.m. The lantern launch is subject to weather conditions, and tickets to attend are $40 per person or $25 per person when purchased by May 3. For more information, visit the website.