8 great things to do this weekend: Jan. 3-5
1. On Jan. 3 in Greensboro, spend First Friday with Trailer Park Orchestra from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Bessemer Billiards, located at 1207 E. Bessemer Ave. Opening for Trailer Park Orchestra is Flavor, and Skulls & Whiskey. Music starts at 9 p.m., and there is no cover charge. According to the Facebook event page, there will be drink specials such as $5 pitchers.
2. On Jan. 3 in Greensboro, make and take your own vision board/calendar from Reconsidered Goods, located at 2805 Patterson Ave. From 5 to 8 p.m., “Start 2020 off with a kick of creativity! Set your goals, intentions, and dreams for the new year with a collage vision board calendar,” the Facebook event page states. Tickets are $10 per maker, and all supplies will be provided. To learn more about Reconsidered Goods and this event, read all about it in this week’s issue of YES! Weekly.
3. On Jan. 3 in Greensboro, dance the night away at Print Works Bistro’s Pop-Up Dance Club! Head to 702 Green Valley Rd. and “shake your groove thing,” as DJ Jessica Mashburn spins dance tunes from 10 p.m.– 1 a.m. There is no cover charge. For more information, visit the website.
4. On Jan. 3 in Winston-Salem, don’t miss Natural Wonder, a Stevie Wonder Tribute concert from 8 to 9:30 p.m., at The Ramkat, located at 170 W. 9th St. Tickets range from $17 to $30 and are available online. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On Jan. 4 in Winston-Salem, check out Triad Salsa and Art For Art’s Sake’s Saturday Salsa Social. Come learn how to dance to Salsa and Bachata “with a hint of Merengue” music from 7 to 11 p.m. on the second floor of the Arts for Art’s Sake building, located at 630 N. Liberty St. (entrance is on 7th Street). According to the Facebook event page, the cover charge is $10.50 with credit cards—”Also, we accept apps like PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, Cash App. Please do not bring cash. The door opens at 6:50 p.m.” There will be 50-oz. waters for sale at $3.09, but attendees are allowed to bring their own water bottles for free.
6. On Jan. 4 in Winston-Salem, at 11 a.m. or noon, practice 30 minutes of mindfulness at Bloomful Bliss‘s New Year Meditation Session! This event is held at 4ever Health & Wellness, located at 1969 N. Peace Haven Rd. According to the Facebook event page, “Learn the basics of Meditation, Breathwork, and how to sit with your own Power for Healing and Mindfulness. Click the link to reserve your spot and receive $5 off for signing up in advance. Also, if it’s your first session, use CODE: FIRSTCLASS to take advantage of my Birthday Special with 15% off! Bring your own mat or use one of ours for your space. We are excited for the New Abundant year 2020 and Manifest all that we want! Complimentary Infused Water and CBD Available for Purchase!” Registration starts at $15.
7. On Jan. 4 in Greensboro, don’t miss Healing Vibes by Lana’s Heartfelt Yoga Benefiting the IRC. From 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at the Glenwood Recreation Center, located at 2010 Coliseum Blvd., take a free yoga class and donate to the Interactive Resource Center. According to the Facebook event page, “The Positive Yogi and I believe that yoga is more than just about connecting to ourselves. It’s also connecting to our community and giving back. Join us for a heart-opening, flowy yoga class where we can find gratitude for what we have & give back to those who may not. Class is free, with donations taken for the Interactive Resource Center‘s Warming Shelters. All monetary donations will go directly to the IRC & we will also collect socks, packs of men’s underwear, and blankets to help with their White Flag Warming Center Operations. If you have your own mat, please bring it, but if you don’t, no worries! We have plenty for you to borrow! Families are welcome! Children must be 5 years of age or older, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All ability levels are welcome! We will be offering a seated chair yoga version of the class to anyone who may need it.”
8. On Jan. 4 in High Point, check out The Gatsby Affair presented by Uncle Cheesecake at 98 Bistro‘s new 98 Event Center, located at 1800 N. Main St. From 8 p.m. until 1 a.m., “join us for a party unlike any other as we celebrate the new decade! This iconic 21+ event is sure to bring out the Triad’s finest. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, music, drinks (full bar operated by 98 Asian Bistro), and more! Semi-formal dress required; 1920s attire preferred. A portion of proceeds will benefit the High Point Downtown Arts District,” the Facebook event page states. Tickets start at $35. For more information, visit the website.