Eight great things to do in the Triad: April 5-7
1. From April 5-7 in Winston-Salem, travel to a 3D blacklight wonderland with Debi Cable’s “Beyond the Looking Glass” art exhibit at ARTC Theatre, located at 110 W. 7th St. Friday and Saturday starting at noon and on Sunday starting at 10 a.m., “participate and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind adventure down a 21st century rabbit hole,” states the Facebook event page. This family-friendly art exhibition is appropriate for all ages. “Debi’s artwork becomes a photogenic lovefest for all who enter her world of color and fantasy, thru the use of hand-painted murals, blacklights, and her signature 3D glasses.” Tickets start at $15 (ages 13 and up), $5 (ages 5-12), and ages 5 and under are free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.
2. On April 6 in Winston-Salem, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., step back in time at Old Salem Museums & Gardens’ Salem Saturdays. Located at 600 S. Main St., history comes alive at Old Salem. “The sun is out, and the winter chill is lessening,” the Facebook event page states. “Grab your family and friends and walk the sunny streets of Salem. Salem Square will be awakening with new green leaves, flowers, and the fun sounds of school children on field trips.” For more information about Salem Saturday attractions, and to buy tickets, visit the website.
3. On April 6 in Winston-Salem, head to Muddy Creek Music Hall, located at 5455 Bethania Rd., for the Annie’s Hope Thrify Spring Fashion Show. According to the Facebook event page, models will be showing off some of the spring looks obtained from Annie’s Hope Center. “All proceeds from this event will help build the home for survivors of domestic violence in support of Annie’s Hope Center.” Lunch will be available for purchase and a 50/50 raffle will be held on the day of the show. Tickets start at $12. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On April 6 in Greensboro, celebrate Triad History Day at the Greensboro History Museum, located at 130 Summit Ave. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., learn more about the history of the area and the people who have preserved it. Attendees can learn about local archives,museums, libraries, and other historical organizations in the “history hall,” which includes “displays from history organizations, a series of lightning round talks focused on local history, as well as booths focused on oral history, preservation advice, and digitization of community materials,” the Facebook event page states. Visitors are welcome to bring some of their own pieces of history (photographs, documents or other records) to be scanned and added to the collection. “An oral history booth will allow participants the opportunity to record a 15-minute interview about an interesting story related to the Triad region. Interviews may involve two friends having a conversation, a family member interviewing a family member, or an individual being interviewed by UNCG graduate students serving as an oral history facilitator. Interviews would be made available through the TriadHistory.org digital collection portal.” For more information about all of the participating organizations, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On April 6 in Greensboro, ArtsGreensboro is holding Tour des Art (Greensboro Public Art Scavenger Hunt) from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, re-discover Greensboro’s popular street art and historical markers. “Each participant will receive a special link to download and unlock our custom ‘Tour des Art‘ app-curated just for this event. The ‘Tour des Art’ app is interactive and helps us keep up with your progress. And YES… we have awesome prizes for those that complete the most challenges, earn the most points or take the best photos!” This event starts with a light Art Brunch at Cafe Europa and ends at Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company. Tickets for the scavenger hunt start at $20 and all proceeds go toward ArtsGreensboro’s 2019 ArtsFund. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.
6. On April 6 in Greensboro, head to the campus of UNCG (1400 Spring Garden St.) for its annual International Festival, held at the Kaplan Commons (Elliott University Center Lawn). According to the Facebook event page, the International Festival (I-Fest) has been going on at UNCG for 37 years. “I-Fest is one of UNCG’s largest and longest running events that brings together the campus and surrounding communities for a celebration of culture and global learning. This vibrant community event features dance and musical performances, cultural booths and activities, and food vendors. Take your passport around to each booth and collect stamps to be entered for a raffle prize. This event is free and family-friendly. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On April 7 in Greensboro, Ballet Folklorico: Fiestas y Bodas de Mexico is coming to the Carolina Theatre, located at 310 S. Green St. This event is presented by the Carolina Theatre and Casa Azul. According to the Facebook event page, “Ballet Folklorico will take us on a journey to Mexico through its traditional dances, music, festivals, and wedding ceremonies. With its colorful and traditional dresses, norteña and banda music the audience will travel to the states of Hidalgo, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, Chihuahua, and other beautiful places of Mexico.” Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (ages 60 and up), $12 students (ages 11-19), and $10 for Children (ages 3-10). For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On April 7 in Winston-Salem, Twin City Comic Con hosted by Ssalefish Comics is back for its second year! From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., families can walk through the decorated Millennium Center, located at 101 W. 5th St., and buy comics, souvenirs, and participate in a cosplay contest at 4:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $10. For more information about special appearances and to buy tickets, visit the website.