Eight great things to do in the Triad: April 13-15
By: Jocelyn Jones
On April 13 in Winston-Salem, at the Meadowlands Golf Club, located at 542 Meadowlands Dr., from 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. the 18th annual Winston-Salem State University Golf Classic will take place. All proceeds from this event will benefit the WSSU Foundation General Scholarship Fund. There are various levels of sponsorship available. Both teams and individual players are encouraged to participate. For more information visit their website or contact them at (336) 750-2008.
On April 13 in Winston-Salem, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the University of North Carolina School of the Arts will be holding a concert for its award-winning jazz ensemble on campus at the Gerald Freedman Theatre Performance Place. The concert will include selections of different jazz styles including traditional swing, fusion, contemporary and much more. This performance will also include features from the group’s most talented jazz soloists, with highlights of different sections of the band. The cost of this concert is $18 for regular admission and $15 for students with a valid idea. For more information contact (336) 721-1945.
On April 14 in Greensboro, University of North Carolina Greensboro will be holding its 36th annual International Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at the UNCG Elliott University Center Lawn, located at 507 Stirling St. This event features dance and musical performances, booths and activities from different cultures around the world, as well as food trucks. This event is kid-friendly, free and open to the public. For more information, visit their website.
On April 14 in Greensboro, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, located at 1420 Price Park Dr., there will be an Earth Day Celebration. This annual celebration will include live animals, hayrides, a mobile tiny house, scout activities, nature walks, face painting, nature exhibits and much more. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information visit their website.
From April 13-15 in High Point, the High Point Furniture Market (formerly the International Home Furnishings Market and the Southern Furniture Market) is back in town. On Saturday and Sunday evenings, the market will host Stars Under The Stars. Con Brio will be playing Saturday, doors open at 7 p.m. at the Center Stage across from the Transportation Terminal. On Sunday evening, Lee Ann Womack will be playing, doors open at 7 p.m. at the Center Stage across from the Transportation Terminal. For more information, visit the website.
On April 14, from 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., the O. Henry Hotel, located at 624 Green Valley Rd., will hold a Jazz series featuring Jazz artist Roberto Orihuela. Enjoy craft cocktails, and tapas as you listen to the sounds of various contemporary jazz artist with no cover charge. The hotel offers the O. Henry Jazz Series Package, which includes one night’s accommodations, seating at the Jazz series, $30 voucher, and more. For more information visit their website.
On April 14 in Greensboro, at Acme Comics (located at 2150 Lawndale Dr.) Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will make an appearance to promote his new graphic novel series and to meet fans. The event takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Participants can get one personal item signed for $25, but if you buy his comic from Acme, the autograph and a picture is free. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
On April 15 in Kernersville, from 2 p.m. the Muscle Dystrophy Association will be holding a Muscle Walk. This event is meant to empower people across the country to raise not only awareness but funds for muscle-debilitating diseases that weaken muscle strength and mobility. For more information, visit the Facebook event page. To participate, and to help in the fight against muscle disease, contact Callie Allen at (336) 856-1591, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.