Eight great things to do in the Triad: Dec. 15-17
1. On Dec. 15 in Greensboro, celebrate the launch of I Don’t Do Boxes vol. 5: #OUTlaws, an independent magazine for and by queer youth, with a big queer party at Elsewhere Museum, located at 606 S. Elm St.
According to the Facebook event, activities throughout the night will share the insights and experiences generated through QueerLab (youth-led media program centering queer youth). This event is open and free to queers of all ages and LGBTQ+ accomplices/allies. Please be prepared to center the needs and narratives of LGBTQ+ youth (ex. using correct pronouns!). For accessibility questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit: idontdoboxes.org goelsewhere.org/queerlab. QueerLab is funded in part by the Lincoln Financial Foundation.
2. On Dec. 15 and 16 in Kernersville, experience Körner’s Folly decorated from floor to ceiling in holiday lights, garland, and decor. According to the Facebook event page, “This special holiday event features self-guided tours of the house beautifully decorated in the evening hours. Meander through all 22 whimsically decorated rooms at your own pace.” Volunteers from Kernersville Little Theatre will be in the house dressed in period costumes, greeting and caroling. The tours are from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on both days and the last tour leaves at 8:30 p.m. Adults are $12 and children (ages 6 to 8) are $8 and children under 6 are free. For more information, visit the website.
3. On Dec. 16 in High Point, head down to Brown Truck Brewery, located at 1234 N. Main St., for a good, ol’ fashioned ugly Christmas sweater party. According to the Facebook page, wear your ugliest sweater and join Brown Truck for beers, live music by Davis Tucker, Bandito Burrito Truck and a good time. The party starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. Prizes awarded to the ugliest sweaters, so pull out the tackiest sweater you have! First place $25 gift certificate, second place $15 gift certificate, third place $10 gift certificate. Winners will be announced at 10 p.m.
4. On Dec. 16 in Winston-Salem, join Krankies Coffee for another fun-filled craft fair from noon to 5 p.m. The fair will be held at the Wake Biotech Place, located at 575 Patterson Ave. According to the Facebook event page, there will be over 70 handmade vendors, a coloring room, food trucks, Krankies Coffee, Chad’s Chai, Hoots Beer and a festive atmosphere. The fair is free to attend. Make sure to follow the signs to the Hustle W-S section for even more amazing vendors. According to the Facebook event page, visitor parking will be available in lots P2, P5, P7, and P8 the day of the event for free. Lots P2 and P5 both have handicapped parking available, with the most convenient spots in P2. Enter Lot P2 at the intersection of 6th and Patterson. Enter Lot P5 from 7th, just east of Vine St, or from Research Pkwy. Enter Lot P7 from 3rd st, P8 from Research Pkwy. Note: If you park in lots P5 or P8, take sidewalks up 6th or 7th streets to enter BioTech Place, follow signs.
5. On Dec. 16 in Greensboro, be sure to visit Geeksboro Coffee & Beverage Company for the return of the Found Footage Festival. Read YES! Weekly’s write-up of this event here. According to the Facebook event page, lawsuits couldn’t stop them, this insanely hilarious and stoppable festival begins at 9:30 p.m. It is a final part of Geeksboro Coffee & Beverage Company‘s month-long Fifth Anniversary Celebration! The Found Footage Festival was founded in 2004 by Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher who travel the world, hitting up garage sales, thrift stores, and even garbage dumpsters in search of highly rare, insanely weird VHS videotapes. They then cut the best, funniest, and most bizarre moments into one of the most entertaining two hours a person could spend in a movie theater. Tickets are $12 each and will be available via an exclusive online ticketing window provided by Found Footage Fest. Stay tuned for the release! NOTE: This event contains objectionable content and is geared towards adult audiences only.
6. On Dec. 16 in Greensboro, everyone is invited to Little Brother Brewing‘s first Holiday Give Back to benefit Toys for Tots and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Little Brother Brewing is located downtown at 348 S. Elm St. According to the Facebook event page, this is an all-day event that will be “full of delicious beer, holiday cheer, silly contests, prizes, and good friends coming together to give back to the community.” $1 from each pint of beer and each glass of wine will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank (Every $1 provides 7 meals for families in need). Little Brother Brewing encourages everyone to dress for the season– tacky sweaters welcome, or evening formal wear. Little Brother Brewing also asks that everyone that attends brings a toy for Toys for Tots or makes a cash donation. “Despite all the naughty adults out there this year, there’s been a lot of good kids, so we want to make sure all the good kids are rewarded for their efforts.”
7. On Dec. 17 in Greensboro, don’t miss out on Shiners’s kinky bar party presented by Shiners & Zoo City Fabrication. Come dressed as a sexy Santa or a sexy elf. According to the Facebook event page, there will be naughty hot chocolate and nice performances. “You can play with our professional mistresses and masters on a full dungeon playspace.” People 21 years and up are free and there is a $5 cover charge for people ages 18-20 with unlimited soda. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Dec. 17 in Winston-Salem, back by popular demand is “A Very Mary Holiday Brunch” Drag Brunch presented by Pride Winston-Salem and held at Mary’s Gourmet Diner, located at 723 N. Trade St. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. According to the Facebook event, “Our performers will be performing to popular holiday tunes, while attendees will be enjoying great food from Mary’s. We will even have a performance from a special performer: Mary herself. This was a blast last year, so we are bringing it back better than ever. Bring your dollars to tip the performers.” According to the event, this will be a tasty and entertaining way to celebrate the holidays.