8 great things to do in the Triad: Sept. 20-22
1. From Sept. 20-21 in Greensboro, don’t miss the Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival at RED Cinema, 1305 Battleground Ave. According to the Facebook event page, “Wreak Havoc is a highly curated showcase of local and international shorts and feature films from all over the horror genre. This year we’re expanding the festival to two screens to give our audience more options, and we’re incorporating Virtual Reality films. This festival is shaping up to be our best one yet!” (To learn more, read about this year’s festival in a recent article by Mark Burger.) Tickets range from $8 to $24, visit the website to learn more.
2. On Sept. 20 in Winston-Salem, celebrate the start of Winston-Salem Fashion Week with the opening night reception starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Winston Cup Museum Special Events Center, located at 1355 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. According to the Facebook event page, “Winston-Salem Fashion Week is a multicultural community event that provides an opportunity for, but not exclusive to, local designers, artists and professionals in the apparel industry (as well as sponsoring business owners and partners) to showcase their collections and talents while expanding their brands.” Come dress to impress and walk the red carpet an enjoy an evening mingling with “designers, models, special guests, celebrity guests, fashion and art influencers,” Mayor Allen Joines will give the welcome address, and there will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided Rooster’s A Noble Grille, Dewey’s Bakery and Foothills Brewing. RSVP required, and the dress attire is “Fashion Forward, Edgey Couture, Glamor, Semi to Formal NO JEANS, NO FLIP FLOPS.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. On Sept. 21 in High Point, come support Greensboro Roller Derby at YES! Weekly‘s third annual Triad Margarita Wars, presented by The Treasure Club of Greensboro, ROCK 92, WKZL 107.5. From 1 to 5 p.m. at the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, located at 220 E. Commerce Ave. This fundraiser will include over 15 specialty margaritas from different restaurants and bars across the Triad and attendees will enjoy an unforgettable fall day of tasting some of the Triad’s best-concocted margaritas from competitors battling it out to be voted as “The Triad’s Best Margarita.” Restaurants and bars on-site with each serving one signature margarita and ticket holders will vote on their favorite. VIP admission is $40 and includes a laminated VIP pass, seven drink tickets, early entrance (at noon) and a Triad Margarita Wars margarita sampler glass. General admission is $25 and includes four drink tickets. For more information, visit the Triad Margarita Wars Facebook event page.
4. On Sept. 21 in Greensboro, head to Chemistry Nightclub for DJ MaCray and Mrz. Ivy Carter‘s White Party Birthday Celebration. There will be performances by Ivy Carter, Giselle Carter and Auguste Phillippe. White attire is encouraged, and the cover is $5 for standard members and $7 for express members, and there are shows at 10 p.m. and midnight.
5. On Sept. 21 in Winston-Salem, check out the grand opening of the new McKay’s location at 745 Jonestown Rd. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. See the new space, shop for your McKay favorites and enter to win $500 of trade credit. Burger Supreme food truck will be there, in case you get hungry while shopping, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Sept. 21 in Winston-Salem, head to SECCA, located at 750 Marguerite Dr., from 6 to 8 p.m. for an evening of art, food and new friends with Art Bites! Fearless Winston-Salem and SECCA have partnered to host a night of networking, “conversations with a local artist, delicious food by a local food entrepreneur, and leave with an original work of art created by the guest artist of the evening.” This is a monthly event that brings in different artists and food entrepreneur, “as well as a dynamic group of community members looking to support the city of arts and innovation, one artwork at a time.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Sept. 22 in Greensboro, head to the Artist Bloc, located at 1020 W. Gate City Blvd., for Reignbowfest, a festival celebrating LGBTQ+ art community, presented by the Haze Artist Collective. “Combining activism with artistry, Reignbowfest highlights the “Arti-vism” that thrives within the queer community of Greensboro, N.C., and surrounding areas,” the Eventbrite page states. “Raw passion, fierce performances, and a damn good time are what you’ll find at #Reignbowfest2019. Come out and vibe to the sounds of change and the waves of progression. Reignbowfest is intended to be an influence and safe space to spread the message that the LGBTQ+ community matters. Through influence, only can you expect change!” Tickets range from $10-$45 on Eventbrite.com.
8. On Sept. 22 in Winston-Salem, head to Footnote Coffee & Cocktails, 634 W. 4th St., for its True Crime Trivia Night! Put your true-crime knowledge to the test at this themed trivia night. There is a suggested $5 donation entry fee that will go toward the DNA Doe Project, which is a “nonprofit humanitarian initiative created to help identify Jane and John Does and return them to their families.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.