Eight great things to do in the Triad: Dec. 7-9
1. From Dec. 7-9 in Winston-Salem, Triad Stage will once again present “A Christmas Carol” at the Hanesbrands Theatre, located at 209 Spruce St N. Showings for Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 2 p.m. The show lasts about an hour and a half and tickets range from $25 to $60. According to the website, “Celebrate the season. Scrooge and the Spirits are headed back for a holiday ghost story of hope and redemption. One night changes everything as the shadows of his past give Ebenezer one last chance for a future.” For more information about this timeless classic, visit the Triad Stage website.
2. Starting Dec. 7 and running until Dec. 22 in Winston-Salem, is The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem’s own rendition of “A Christmas Carol,” “An Old Salem Christmas Carol” will be showing at SECCA’s Dunn Auditorium, located at 750 Marguerite Dr. According to the website, “It’s 1887, and hard times have fallen on the people of Winston and nearby Salem. Tobacco rolling machines are replacing manual jobs, and bad rains have hurt farms. Making things worse is Ebeneezer Scrooge, a mortgage lender who has no holiday spirit. In the heart of Old Salem, can three spirits teach him the true meaning of Christmas?” This play was adapted by Stephen P. Scott, exclusively for The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem and is based on the classic tale by Charles Dickens. Showtimes for Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for students (which includes all taxes & fees), and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online and by phone at (336) 725-4001, and the box office is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m.
3. From Dec. 8-9 in Winston-Salem, head to The Wherehouse Art Hotel’s first bi-annual Winter Art Mart, located behind the bright red door at Krankies Coffee, 211 E. Third St. The Winter Art Mart is open to the public, and highlights local and regional artists chosen by Wherehouse curators. (Read more about The Wherehouse Art Hotel and its Winter Art Mart in our cover story two weeks ago.) According to the Facebook event page, “The goal is to introduce Winston-Salem to these talented artists and give the community an opportunity to purchase original and affordable works of art. Art is for the people, and it is one of the things which brings beauty to our day-to-day lives. Let us celebrate by sharing and enjoying two days of art!” For more information, visit the website.
4. On Dec. 7 in Greensboro, from 6-7 p.m, don’t miss the Faces of Diversity: Greensboro Project’s final reveal of Edwin Gil’s masterpiece, according to the Facebook event page, “containing hundreds of fingerprints from the community! The final piece contains 3 faces of Greensboro, celebrating the diversity of our community for years to come.” The reveal will take place at the Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 N. Davie St. “Colombian artist Edwin Gil is an avid social activist and uses his art to bridge cultures and diverse groups living in the U.S. Edwin has overcome numerous obstacles to become one of America’s premier Latino Artists. In his Faces of Diversity Project, Edwin shares his story of triumph and how it helped shape his idea of social awareness through art.”
5. On Dec. 8 in Winston-Salem, FemFest is back for its fifth year! This year, it will take place at Monstercade and the Southside Beer Garden, on West Acadia Avenue. All proceeds will go to the local women’s shelter via Winston-Salem Family Services, and this festival’s purpose is to raise awareness against sexual assault and domestic violence.
The lineup at Monstercade is:
4 p.m.- Ships In The Night
6 p.m.-Spirit System
7 p.m.- Reese McHenry
10 p.m.- PLEASURES
The lineup at Southside Beer Garden is:
3:30 p.m.-Rebecca Dresser
4:30 p.m.-Caitlynn Finney
5:30 p.m.-Molly Grace
The cost is $5 at each venue. (Read more about FemFest V in this week’s issue.)
6. Starting Dec. 8 and running until Dec. 16 in Greensboro, is Greensboro Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker.” From 3 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, catch the opening night performance at The Carolina Theatre, located at 310 S. Greene St. “Swirling snowflakes, giant mice, dolls that come to life and sweets from around the world are just some of the characters you’ll experience as you join Clara on her magical adventure. A perennial holiday favorite returns to the historic Carolina Theatre in an enchanting story ballet that will be treasured by every member of the family,” the Facebook event page states. Tickets are $37.50, $27.50, or $17.50, depending on location, and doors will open an hour before the show. “Students and children (ages 1-18 with Student ID) and seniors (60+) save $5 per ticket. Please call the theatre box office at 336-333-2605 for group discounts (10 or more). A $3 Theatre Facility Fee and sales tax will be added to each ticket. Everyone must have a ticket. Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket web fee for Internet purchases. Call 336-333-2605 to avoid those charges.” For more information, visit the website.
7. On Dec. 8 in Greensboro, don’t miss Stonewall Greensboro Holiday Party & Talent Show happening at Chemistry Nightclub, 2901 Spring Garden St. From 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., there will be drag entertainment, a talent show open to all and a chance to meet Stonewall Sports team members. According to the Facebook event page, “The shows will be hosted at 10:30 and 12:30 with the 12:30 show required (and 10:30 encouraged).” There is a free cover for all performers, and holiday-themed acts are encouraged but not mandatory. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Dec. 8 in High Point, The 512 Collective is having a “clear the gallery” holiday sale from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. “We’ve got big things happening in 2019! With our upcoming renovations, we are clearing out the gallery! You don’t want to miss this ONE-DAY event. Sale items will be 50 to 75 percent off. Art makes the best gift,” the Facebook event page states. There will be holiday vendors, including some of The 512 Collective artists, such as Jesse Rae Moncla, Beka Butts, Jason Stanley, Dana Holliday, Melanie Jarrett, Brian Davis, Tammy McDowell, Laurie Mendenhall, Chad Perry, and more. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.