8 great things to do in the Triad: Oct. 18-20
1. From Oct. 18-20 in Winston-Salem, celebrate Pride! The Pride Winston-Salem kick-off party is on Friday at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, located at 401 N. Main St., and will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $45/person or $80/couple in advance or $55/person at the door. The Pride WS Festival and Parade is from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with the parade starting at 11 a.m. During the festival, there will be a variety of performances by local entertainers and the headlining act will be Shawn Sounds of The Voice. Later that day, the official after-party will take place at the Ramkat, from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. with a performance from the Indigo Girls, a battle of the DJs and an appearance from the 2019 Mr. and Miss Pride WS. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. On Sunday, the Katharine, 51 E. 4th St., will close out the weekend by hosting a drag show and its first-ever “Miss Katharine” walk-off at noon. The walk-off will be judged by RuPaul Drag Race judge and fashion expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Carson Kressley. For more information, check out the YES! Weekly cover story about Pride WS in last week’s issue, visit the Facebook event pages hyperlinked above or visit the Pride WS website.
2. On Oct. 18 in Winston-Salem, head to Foothills Brewing (Tasting Room), located at 3800 Kimwell Dr., for Scary Movies in the Brewery! There will be a screening of the cult classic Beetlejuice from 7 to 10 p.m. This movie night is free to attend and will include free popcorn. According to the Facebook event page, the movie will be shown on the big screen with all the lights turned off and it is encouraged for attendees to bring their own chairs. There will be food available from West Coast Wanderer LLC. and this event is open to all ages.
3. On Oct. 19 in Winston-Salem, show your support for female-fronted bands and raise money for Winston-Salem Family Services by attending FemFest VI! Head to Monstercade, located at 204 W. Acadia Ave., starting at 2 p.m., and see COLD CREAM, L.A. DIES, P-90s, Mama, Bob Fleming & the Cambria Iron Co, and True Lilith perform! According to the Facebook event page, “FemFest is an annual benefit show to raise awareness against domestic violence and sexual assault. All bands are female-fronted, supported or dominated to showcase music as a healthy outlet. 100% of the proceeds go directly to our local women’s shelter via Winston-Salem Family Services.” (Read more about it in Katei Cranford’s article in this week’s issue.)
4. On Oct. 19 in Greensboro, check out the Tate Street Festival from 1 to 7 p.m. along Tate Street. There will be craft vendors as well as live music by Lowercase (f) at 1 p.m., Vaughn Aed at 2 p.m., Rich Lerner & the Groove at 3 p.m., Matty Sheets & the Nervy Bees at 4 p.m., Corporate Fandango at 5 p.m., and IRATA at 6 p.m. This festival is free to attend and for more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On Oct. 19 in Greensboro, spend the day at Revolution Mill for the 2019 Mill Day celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “Mill Day is a celebration of Revolution Mill and Greensboro’s rich textile heritage. This year we will have The Wildflowers – A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 3-5 p.m., tours of the mill, oral history with former Mill workers & Greensboro History Museum, “Made at The Mill” bandana dyeing workshop, scavenger hunt throughout the Mill with giveaways, free face painting, local N.C. beer & wine including Little Brother Brewing, Medaloni Cellars, Bull City Ciderworks, Incendiary Brewing Company, and more!” Admission is free and for more information, visit the website.
6. On Oct. 19 in Greensboro, Scuppernong Books, located at 304 S. Elm St., and Stonewall Sports will hold its monthly “The Queen’s Storytime” from 11 a.m. until noon. According to the Facebook event page, Mrz. Ivy Carter will be reading a story and following the story is a free craft. This event is open to children of all ages, and this event is meant to “promote love and acceptance, celebrating one’s differences. To children, Drag Queens & Kings appear as something out of fairy tales. Both children and drag queens enjoy a shared interest in dressing up, wrapping themselves in all things shiny and glittery, and using their imagination” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Oct. 20 in Winston-Salem, from 2 to 6 p.m. the Halloween edition of Flea Monster VII will take place at Monstercade, 204 W. Acadia Ave. According to the Facebook event page, “Southside’s original haunted flea market is back, and it still stinks of the ground you buried it in! Join a slew of local artists and vendors for a spooky fall afternoon of haggling over designer toys, vintage apparel, videos, records and cursed monkeys’ paws.”
8. On Oct. 20 in High Point, Greensboro Roller Derby will be hosting a “Heroes V.S. Villains” roller derby bout at Skate South, 208 W. Fairfield Rd., from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a doubleheader with Greensboro Counterstrike taking on Smoky Mountain starting at 4 p.m., and the Battleground Betties will be going up against the Elm St. Nightmares at 6 p.m. The after-party will take place immediately after the second game across the street at Sidelines Sports Bar, 309 W. Fairfield Rd. Tickets are $8.50 online, $10 at the door for ages 16 and up, children 6-15 are $5 and children 5 and under are free! Those who dress up as a hero or villain will receive $2-off admission and there will be a costume contest during the first bout’s halftime. During the second bout’s halftime will be a special collaboration with the members of Greensboro Arm Wrestling League (GRAWL) taking on members of Greensboro Roller Derby in an arm-wrestling match! There will be a raffle for BOOM! Studios roller derby comic books as well as a photo booth available for folks to snap some fun pictures of their costumes. For more information, visit the Facebook event page and to buy tickets online, visit Eventbrite.