Eight great things to do in the Triad: Aug. 17-19
1. On Aug. 17 in Winston-Salem, check out the Friday Night Music Club at The Southside Beer Garden & Bottle Shop, located at 2108 S. Broad St. This installment of FNMC will return back to its original format, showcasing singer-songwriters. According to the Facebook event page, Kate Evans, Chris Smith, and Joshua West will be performing at FNMC. “Each songwriter will be paired with a small band, and they will be performing a set of their original tunes AND some covers that have inspired those tunes,” the event page states. The nonprofit that will be benefiting from the event is Normalize Compassion. “Team Normalize Compassion is a devoted group of riders, volunteers, small businesses, and other local ventures who are working together to raise $30K for Bike MS and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
2. On Aug. 18 in Kernersville, celebrate the honey bees and buzz on over to the Kernersville Honeybee Festival. The free festival is from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the place to “bee” is at Fourth of July Park, located at 125 E. Bodenhamer St. According to the website, “Mary’s Family Fun Hive will feature several different bounce houses, water tag, balloon launchers, dunk tank and much more! The main stage will have several class acts perform throughout the day! There will also be face painting, games, bounce houses, blacksmiths, a live beehive, on-site demos and of course–who could forget the HONEY!?!” For more information and to see all the participating vendors, visit the website.
3. On Aug. 18 in Winston-Salem, celebrate National Honey Bee Day with Colony Urban Farm Store, located at 492 West End Blvd. Colony Urban Farm Store is celebrating and honoring honey bees because they are responsible for producing more than one-third of the food we eat. “We take this opportunity to celebrate honey bees and recognize their contribution to our everyday lives as a means of protecting this critical species for future generations,” the Facebook event page states. “We also pay homage to beekeepers, whose labors ensure we have bees to pollinate our crops.” This event is free and is an opportunity for participants to taste honey and special desserts and observe local beekeeper hives. There will be live music, treats, kids activities and more. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On Aug. 18 in Winston-Salem, attention Monsterbabes: Head to Monstercade, located at 204 W. Acadia Ave., for MONSTERDRAG. The doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m. “Join us for a grand old time with Monsterlush slays by Derelict, Ruby Liqueur, Vyki LaRoxx, Elle Diabla, Lola VonDee and Ms. Gyna Lee Michaels.” DJ SMYLEE will be spinning music and there will be drink specials by New Amsterdam and Taaka vodka. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On Aug. 18 in Greensboro, head to LaRue Elm Restaurant, 403 N. Elm St. from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. for the HouseCandy Back To School Drive. According to the Facebook event page, join House 90.1 FM for a night of soul, Afro and classics featuring James Leake DJ Pangean ( DANCEGRUV RADIO), DJ Alvin Shavers ( Strictly Social ), House90.1FM Residents: Juwan Helm DJ Darkcyde, Spin City Conglomerate, DJ Fire Que,Tomie B aka DJ Real, and Anthony Taylor DJ Anthology. The cover is $5 with a donation of school supplies or $10 without donations. The dress code is casual, relaxed and comfortable so you can “be ready to dance.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Aug. 18 in Greensboro, check out Krave’s Saturdazed 3 rave, located at 202 Exchange Pl. The rave starts at 10 p.m. and goes all the way to 3 a.m., but will “stay later if people are still grooving.” All flow artists, dancers and hoopers are encouraged to attend this free event. According to the Facebook event page, The Magic of Steven Dixon will be performing again because “he really blew us away at our last rave and we can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve this time! Catch him with Imagine Circus later this year!” Also performing is Krave’s resident DJ, DJ FM, who just appeared at Miami Music Week in March. “Listen to his latest track ‘Halo feat. DJ Jules (Noel Sanger Music Remix).’”
7. On Aug. 18 in Greensboro, it is getting to be the time of year for folks to start watching Rocky Horror Picture Show! From 11:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m., come and watch the Hot Patooties, Greensboro’s RHPS Shadowcast troupe at RED Cinemas, located at 1305 Battleground Ave., perform for Rocky Horror Renaissance Night. According to the Facebook event page, attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their best Renaissance attire, “Traditional Renaissance clothing, fairies, witches, or even dress as a character from a Renaissance style movie!” Tickets are $7.50 and the price includes a drink or popcorn. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Aug. 19 in Greensboro, relax and unwind from a busy weekend with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s ‘60s Music Night at Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park, located at Greensboro Country Park, 3905 Nathanael Green Dr. This event is hosted by the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts. According to the Facebook event page, “Come enjoy all your Beatles favorites and visit the UNCG table for giveaways and information about our interdisciplinary series of events- ‘The ’60s: Exploring the Limits.’” At 6 p.m., Warren Bodle & Allen will perform folk tunes and will be followed by Wonder Wall The Tribute, a Beatles cover band at 7:15 p.m. This concert is free and made possible by the “generous support and sponsorship of UNC Greensboro and Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.”