8 great things to do in the Triad: Nov. 22- Nov. 24
1. On Nov. 22 in Greensboro, head to Twist Lounge, 435 Dolley Madison Rd. Suite M, for its first-ever drag king show, Twisted Kings! There are two shows (at 10 p.m. and midnight), and the performers include Andy Drodge, E.M. Shaun, Que West-Carter, and yours truly as Roy Fahrenheit. The cover charge for the show is $5. For more information, visit the Twisted Kings Facebook event page.
2. On Nov. 22 in Greensboro, Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., and the Triad Storytelling Exchange will be hosting Story Slam from 7-9 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, Story Slam “~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 week’s topic is “Family Feasts.” The cost is “$5 admission $3 TSE members not to be confused with Meetup members or Facebook members,” and attendees should meet in the back of the store. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. On Nov. 22 in Winston-Salem, join Healing Vibes by Lana for Heartfelt Healing Flow for the Roses, a benefit yoga class held at Fearless. According to the Facebook event page, “Thanksgiving is a time to find gratitude in our hearts for all we have and to spread our love and light to others. Join me for this special, one hour and 20 minutes, all-levels Vinyasa style yoga flow to open your heart and invite in gratitude, taught in a body-positive, trauma-informed, affirming approach you’re used to from Healing Vibes by Lana. All proceeds will be donated to our Fearless Community Members Lynn Rose and Laura Rose, to help them as Laura battles a serious form of aggressive cancer.” The suggested minimum donation is $10, and for those that can’t make it but still want to donate, visit GoFundMe.
4. On Nov. 22 in Winston-Salem, head to the monthly Firefly Market, 636 W. 4th St. (the breezeway beside Design Archives). From 5 to 9 p.m., check out this open-air market full of high-quality and unique vendors selling handmade arts, crafts and jewelry, as well as other vintage, handmade, repurposed, or antique items. There will be live music by Ryan Johnson. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. From Nov. 22-Nov. 29 in Winston-Salem, Tromploy‘s “Alice in Winstonland” installation is open to the public! Head to 418 Marshall St. NW #100 (The Winston-Salem Sentinel building) for an art exhibit like no other. This immersive, interactive art installation is a trip down the rabbit hole and features the work of NEVETS, WYNOCEROS, XOSK, Megz, Christine Toole and Carlos Bocanegra. This weekend, there will be DJ HEK YEAH on Friday night and a performance from Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk on Saturday night. During the week, the exhibit is open from 1 to 10 p.m. General admission is $15, $13 for military and seniors, $8 for students ages 8-17, and free for children under 7. For more information, read our cover story in last week’s paper or visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Nov. 23 in Winston-Salem, take a stroll in Reynolda Village to kick off the holiday season. According to the Facebook event page, “Stroll the sidewalks, galleries, and gardens of Reynolda surrounded by beautiful decorations, carolers, and merriment at this annual kickoff to the holiday season. Take a carriage ride through the Village, see the 1917 bungalow after-hours, and escape to the greenhouse in Reynolda Gardens to see the orchid display. Plus, look for photo spots throughout Reynolda, perfect for your own holiday cards.” From 2-6 p.m., grab a warm hot chocolate for Christmas card making, and after, join in for caroling in the museum’s Reception Hall. No musical abilities are needed, just a love for the holidays! For more information, visit the Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s website.
7. On Nov. 24 in Greensboro, the Forge, 219 W. Lewis St., is hosting a Make, Bake & Take Raku Ceramics class! This class has two sessions. In session one, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., learn the basics of wheel throwing, slab building, and/or coil construction. Then, come back on Dec. 2 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to learn about the glazing processes, types of glazes, and safe equipment operation to finish your one-of-a-kind pieces in the Forge’s Raku kiln. According to the Facebook event page, “There must be at least three participants for this class to occur. If three are not signed up, refunds will be initiated by the organizer no later than the Monday after the scheduled class date. *Be advised that the second session occurs partially outdoors and dates may be subject to change due to unpredictable NC weather!*.” Admission per person is $55. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Nov. 24 in Winston-Salem, check out the Whimsical Women Art Show at Crossnore School, 1001 Reynolda Rd. According to the Facebook event page, the Whimsical Women are a diverse group of artists that come together once a year to share their passions with the community for the Whimiscal Women Show. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be music, food, and “love & laughter like no other. Our hope is that our art show leaves you with great art, newly-made friends, and excitement for the next year’s show!”