Eight great things to do in the Triad: Father’s Day weekend
1. From June 15-17 in Winston-Salem, Wise Man Brewing and Ma’ati Spa are teaming up for a Father’s Day Weekend special event held at Ma’ati Spa, located at 707 N. Main St. Friday through Sunday bring your dad in for a deep tissue shoulder and back massage, Wise Man Brewing beer tasting event and a cigar bar. All individuals, fathers, small and large groups are welcome. Tickets each day are $75 per person, visit the spa’s website to buy tickets online. The Wise Man beers include Scoop Dog (dry, pilsner, malt, cream ale), Week’s Work (nutty, chocolate, toffee mild malt), Blissed Out-Mango Tangerine Milkshake IPA (citrus, mango, sweet IPA) and Merry World Breakfast Stout (Krankies House Roast, dark chocolate, toasty malt).
2. From June 15-17 in Greensboro, don’t miss the Community Theatre of Greensboro’s production of “The Little Mermaid.” This play is sponsored by ArtsGreensboro, Well•Spring, A Life Plan Community, and Piedmont Natural Gas. The show will be held at the Carolina Theatre, located at 310 S. Greene St., and showtimes are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. This G-rated show is sure to be a family favorite at the Carolina Theatre!” Tickets range from $10 to $44 depending on seating and to purchase tickets call the box office at (336) 333-2605, or stop by in-person Monday-Friday from noon-5 p.m.
3. On June 15 in Greensboro, join the Crooked Tail Cafe, located at 604 S. Elm St., for a Mewvie Night featuring Jurassic Park. The screening of the “mewvie,” the original Jurassic Park, starts at 6:30 p.m. and will end around 8:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, tickets are $15 and includes popcorn and a drink. For more information, visit the event page.
4. On June 16 in Greensboro, don’t miss City Sunsets presented by Undercurrent Restaurant: Dance Mixer at Center City Park, located at 200 N Elm St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Live music, food trucks and lawn games will be at City Sunsets and “offer perfect time for families and visitors to relax and enjoy Center City Park in downtown Greensboro.” This Saturday, there is a dance mixer by Marcus B. Smooth. UNDERCURRENT sponsors this event and Greensboro Downtown Residents’ Association is the community sponsor. According to the Facebook event page, “Marcus B. Smooth has hosted many dance mixers in the downtown parks, and we love seeing people of all ages having a great time dancing, laughing, and making new friends. Join us!”
5. On June 17 in Greensboro, enroll you and your dad in Little Brother Brewing, located at 348 S. Elm St., Father’s Day Beer School. According to the Facebook event page, this “fun, tasty and educational” session includes four beers pairings and in between sips and bites you and your dad will learn anything from beer styles to how to pour the perfect pint. The beer school is hosted by Little Brother Brewing head brewer Stephen Monahan and the food will be prepared by 1618 Downtown. There will be two dates for the beer school with the first taking place on Father’s Day and the next taking place on June 24. Both sessions are from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Live music with Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix will follow the school on Father’s Day and Alan Barnosky will take the stage after the school on June 24. Tickets can be purchased from bartenders at Little Brother Brewing for $30 (cash or credit) or you can buy tickets online at Eventbrite with a $4.41 service fee. This event is limited to 20 people. For more information visit the Facebook event page or shoot Little Brother Brewing a Facebook message.
6. On June 17 in Winston-Salem, join Monstercade, 204 W. Acadia Ave., for Ian’s Hour of Nonsense & Friends: Who is Your Dad? at 7 p.m. This live game show encourages attendees to “bring your dads or just blow them off altogether” for some T.V.-style live entertainment and “other stuff too, we dunno.” According to Ian’s Hour of Nonsense Facebook page, this show is spearheaded by both Ian Dennis and Ian Killea. For more information, you’ll just have to check it out for yourself.
7. On June 17 in Winston-Salem, join Reboot Arcade, located at 534 N. Liberty St., in spoiling dad with free arcade games, old-fashioned cocktail specials and whiskey flights from 1 to 4 p.m.
8. On June 17 in High Point, the High Point Arts Council Art Splash Concert Summer Series will kick off with the Carolina Soul Band (R&B/soul ) at the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, located at 220 E. Commerce Dr. This free outdoor concert series starts this weekend and ends Aug. 12 and takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “This year’s series features eight concerts splashed all over town in various locations with different genres to better ensure a greater representation of the arts and to make the arts easily accessible to everyone in our community.” The next concert series is June 24 featuring Betsayda Machado (Venezuelan Tambor) at High Point University Amphitheater. For more information, visit the High Point Arts Council’s Arts Splash website.