Eight great things to do in the Triad: April 12-14
1. From April 12-13 in High Point, don’t miss the opening night of the High Point University Department of Theatre and Dance production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, located at 1 University Pkwy. The community is invited to this free play. According to the Facebook event page, “Two young couples run off into a dark forest trying to solve their relationship problems where they encounter Puck, a fairy who loves to create chaos. Throw in the Queen of the Fairies falling in love with a donkey and a play-within-a-play guaranteed to bring the house down.” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
2. On April 12 in Greensboro, the rescheduled First Friday drum circle will happen from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. at Center City Park, located at 200 N. Elm St. Presented by Downtown Greensboro and ArtsGreensboro, this event is free and open to the public. “No drum? No problem, there are loaners you can use. No experience needed, everyone is welcome,” the Facebook event page states.
3. On April 13 in Greensboro, head to McLaurin Farms, located at 5601 N. Church St., for an Easter Spring Fling from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt, cattle car rides, hayrides, a playground, face painting, glitter tattoos, and free cell phone photos with the Easter bunny. According to the Facebook event, food specials will be available for an additional charge. The price is $15 (cash only, no ATM on site) and the ticket booth closes at 1 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On April 13 in Greensboro, head to Tate Street for an Easter egg hunt! Stop by Boba House, 332 Tate St., at noon for a brief meeting before the hunt. According to the Facebook event page, “All ages are welcome! There will be different levels of difficulty, so the hunt will be fair. Each child participating must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult participating must bring their A game.” Treats and prizes will be provided by Boba House Restaurant, Sisters Jewelry & Gifts, and Tate Street Coffee House after the hunt. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On April 13 in Winston-Salem, join the Winston-Salem Dash in celebrating their opening weekend and 10-year anniversary at BB&T Ballpark, 962 Brookstown Ave., with a Food Truck Festival from 4 to 8 p.m.! During the Dash’s game against the Potomac Nationals (starting at 6 p.m.) enjoy food from notable food trucks such as The Heights Dominican, Taste Jamaica, Flite Time Wings, Pacific Rim, Camel City Grill, and Kona Ice. The BC Bombers will perform at left-field patio near the Foothills Brewpen from 4 to 5: 45 p.m. Lawn tickets are $5 in advance. VIP tickets are $25 and include two drink vouchers, a Dash Mason Jar, and 15-minute early access. “The Dash’s Chick-fil-A Special, which includes a ticket, along with a Dash hat and a Chick-fil-A sandwich voucher, will be available in advance for just $8 by calling (336) 714-6892,” the Facebook event page states.
6. On April 13 in Winston-Salem, celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at the Delta Arts Center, located at 2611 New Walkertown Rd. From 7 to 10:30 p.m., Jazz & Jambalaya JAM will be featuring live jazz by Joe Robinson, quartet dinner provided by NOLA Catering, and art sale featuring works by Owens Daniels, Bobby Roebuck, and Leo Rucker. According to the Facebook event page, “In alignment with the Smithsonian, we invite all jazz fans and appreciators to look beyond the music to the dynamic ways jazz has explored diversity, identity, diplomacy, and innovation around the world. Our featured JAM artist this year, Nat King Cole, who pushed the racial, cultural, and political boundaries through his music and performances. The poster this year features other artists who pushed boundaries of innovation, race, politics, and music.” Tickets start at $35. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On April 13 in Winston-Salem, RiverRun International Film Festival, Mast General Store and the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter present a family day free screening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in Bailey Park, located at 445 N. Patterson Ave. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. “Make sure to come early to take fun photos in Mobile Photo’s free photo booth, play interactive games and crafts with Kaplan Early Learning Company, and enjoy food and beverages for sale from Twin City Hive, Hoots Beer Company and our food truck partners,” the Facebook event page states. “Swingset will provide live music–so come, hang out, socialize, eat and join us for a very special evening!” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On April 14 in Greensboro, head to PorterHouse Burger Company, located at 4608 W. Market St., from 10:30 to 6 p.m. for a Drag Brunch hosted by Stonewall Sports and Greensboro Drag Brunch. There will be a show at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. and will be hosted by Anjelica Dust. According to the Facebook event page, there will be breakfast and non-breakfast items on the menu, drink specials, drag performances, contests, prizes, and raffles. All the entertainers will be donating their time as 100 % of the proceeds go to benefit Stonewall Sports. The event is open to all ages and tickets start at $15 on the Greensboro Drag Brunch website.