Eight great things to do in the Triad: Feb. 1-3
By: Chelsea Daniels-McGirt and Katie Murawski
1. On Feb. 1 in Greensboro, catch music by SIIDS, Mister, BOY LEGS, GoodNite, and Saef as well as visual art by Kelsi Chloe (@artbykelsichloe) and Logan Hamilton (@loghamilton) for A Less Than Family Affair at Smith & Edge, located at 422 N. Edgeworth St. Kick it at Smith & Edge for a night of lo-fi beats, good eats and drinks and “chilled out flows.” For more information about Less Than Family and the artists who will be performing, check out Katei Cranford‘s article in last week’s paper and visit the Facebook event page.
2. On Feb. 2 in Greensboro, head to Chemistry Nightclub, 2901 Spring Garden St., for a night of drag performances and UV body painting with “Xposed: Glow Body Painting Showcase.” From 6 to 9 p.m., come support the arts and watch body painters paint live under UV lights. After artists are done painting, they will show off their models and masterpieces in a showcase at 8:45 p.m. Drag performances will start at 10 p.m. The cost is $7 at the door and all entry money from 6 to 9 p.m. will go to the artists and models. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. On Feb. 2 in Greensboro, the cold of winter will be a little bit warmer with the mission of MultiPOPtural’s Pops! For Patients Fundraiser. What better place to host a fundraiser that brings joy to the lives of sick children than Boxcar Bar + Arcade, located at 120 W Lewis St. MultiPOPtural’s group of POP culture fanatics of all different cultures and backgrounds, join together with POPS for Patients to collect and donate toys to children’s hospitals all over the Carolinas. Starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m., donations will be taken and raffles will be given to brighten the lives of children in need. For more information on participating in donating for the raffle, toys for the cause, or interest in cosplaying, please visit the Facebook event page.
4. On Feb. 2 in Greensboro, have a laugh and support the Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center with the Idiot Box, 503 N. Greene St., for “Improv Comedy for a Cause,” starting at 7:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, the Guilford Green Foundation “creates unity through programming and philanthropy that advances equality and inclusion for LGBTQ communities. We do this by providing financial support for nonprofits and hosting programs and initiatives that advance this mission. We also serve as a resource for residents, through the LGBTQ Center, which serves more than 100 people every month. The LGBTQ Center provides a safe and affirming space for people to connect with their community and find resources.” Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.
5. On Feb. 2 in Winston-Salem, visit Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 600 S. Main St., for “Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Conference” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new “Hidden Town” initiative at Old Salem “to research and reveal the history of a community of enslaved and free Africans and African Americans who once lived in Salem,” the website states. “These histories involve the complicated use of slavery and enslaved people to build the town and their contribution to the mercantile prosperity of Salem. The Hidden Town Project will track the effects and legacy of enslaved people from the inception of Salem itself in 1766 through the Jim Crow Era and into the 21st Century.” For more information about this free event and its schedule, visit the Old Salem website.
6. On Feb. 2 in High Point, its time to prep your taste buds and come out to taste some wine! The Public House will be hosting a Super Bowl of Wine Tasting With Special Guest Andrew Alley, Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Public House is looking for some help to choose their Super Bowl wine; so it is time to put those taste buds to the test! The cost to taste is only $5, and tasty cheese along with other goodies will be alongside the wine to help the pairing experience be one full of fun and flavor. For any additional information, check out the Facebook event page.
7. On Feb. 2 in Winston-Salem, the Raleigh/Durham area will be gracing the Triad with its presence with some cool sounds from The Gravy Boys. Hosted by the Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall, located at 5455 Bethania Rd., the deep-rooted musical heritage of American Acoustics will flow throughout the Muddy halls for all to hear. The Gravy Boys are known to take vintage acoustics to tell their stories and tales while implementing their own unique spin with use of brother-duet vocals. All ages are welcome to bring their ears to listen from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are only $12 in advance, and $15 at the door and are available for purchase on the Facebook event page.
8. On Feb. 3 in Greensboro, it is Super Bowl Sunday! Bar hop or spend the evening at Fat Tuesday (120 Barnhardt St.), Dram & Draught (300 W. Gate City Blvd.), Shiners (435 Dolley Madison Suite M.), and Joymongers (576 N. Eugene St.) with drink and food specials. At Fat Tuesday, there will be $5 Ram and Patriot daiquiris. At Dram & Draught, there will be a projector for the big game and refreshments at half-time. At Shiners, there will be a “dip-off” where attendees bring their best and favorite dips to be judged and entered in to win a $25 bar tab. At Joymongers, Top Dawgs Mobile Grill will be there serving up “great game-watching eats” outside.