Eight great things to do in the Triad: April 6-8
1. On April 6 in Greensboro, this First Friday celebrate the people with the University of North Carolina Greensboro Art Truck and The People’s Perk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. According to the Facebook event, the People’s Perk will be hosting a dance party and the owner, Karen Archia, will exhibit her abstract paintings. There will also be an opportunity to create a portrait for the People’s Perk portrait wall.
2. On April 6 in Winston-Salem, head to Studio 7, located at 204 W. Sixth St., for “Into The Light” a Ruby Sisters Production art exhibition from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This exhibition features paintings by Tammy Baldwin Willard and Ginger Bryant as well as photographs by Carrie Lilly. According to the Facebook event, the opening reception will be held at McNeely Gallery/Studio 7 and will coincide with Winston-Salem Gallery Hop and First Friday.
3. On April 7-8 in High Point, The 512 Collective and C. Perry Studios will be hosting Colorshow Photo Showing Party part two from 2 p.m. on April 7 to 6 p.m. on April 8. According to the Facebook event page, the event comes from the success of eliQQn – Portraits of Gavin Glass, C Perry Studios (Chad Perry) presents the Kaleidoscopic Flimflammery Colorshow of Tomfoolery and Shenanigans featuring Maggie Story. This show will be a celebration of “ultra vibrant colors.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On April 7 in Greensboro, 1618 Midtown, located at 1724 Battleground Ave., is celebrating its two favorite “W”s: Whiskey and Women. Come out and taste several different whiskeys (featuring Old Grand-Dad’s Bonded, Old Grand-Dad’s 114, Basil Hayden’s and Basil Hayden’s Dark Batch Rye) curated and led by the restaurant’s new Certified Specialist of Spirits, Emma Smith. Tickets are $20, or $25.35 on the Facebook event page website, and the tasting begins at 3 p.m.
5. On April 7 in Greensboro, The Somewhere Else Tavern, located at 5713 W Friendly Ave., will host its second annual SPCA Metal Benefit from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. The lineup includes Abstractionist, Blackwater Drowning, Dragged By The Neck, Five Mile Radius, The Cult Classics, Written In Gray, Grim Details, Cold Collision, Kairos. ,The Reticent and Annabel Lee. The cover charge is $8 and there will also be $1 raffles for merchandise from the various bands. All money raised will go to the SPCA in Greensboro.
6. On April 7 in Winston-Salem, the sixth annual Burke Street Food Truck Festival presented by PMG Research will be going on from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival will take place on Burke Street and West Fourth Street in Winston-Salem. The festival is rain or shine and is free for all ages. All proceeds from the festival will go to HOPE of Winston-Salem, a nonprofit that prepares and brings nutritious weekend meals to Forsyth County’s 40,000 children who are at risk for hunger. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On April 7 in High Point, “Unnecessary Farce” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Guilford Technical Community College’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre, located at 901 S. Main St. According to the Facebook page, “In an economy motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. In the room next door, two undercover cops are supposed to catch the meeting on videotape. But there is some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s watching the video, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.” Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door and the cost is $15 for adults and $5 for students.
8. On April 8 in Winston-Salem, Ssalefish Comics will be hosting its first-ever Twin City Comic Con from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Millennium Center, located at 101 W. Fifth St. Michael Bragg of the Winston-Salem Journal wrote in an article that the proceeds from every ticket purchased will go toward comic books for Title-I, or “school with high percentages of children from low-income families.” For tickets and more information, visit the Facebook event page.