Eight great things to do in the Triad: Feb. 15-17
1. From Feb. 15-17 in Winston-Salem, don’t miss A.R. Gurney‘s “Love Letters” at SECCA, located at 750 Marguerite Dr. Presented by the 40+ Stage Company, this play follows Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner‘s love for each other from their childhood to adulthood as each write love letters back and forth to each other and “makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.” On Friday, the show begins at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday the show begins at 2 p.m. in McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium. Tickets prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12.50 for students. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the website.
2. On Feb. 15 in Winston-Salem, Greensboro’s Strictly Social is branching out to Winston-Salem’s Blu Velvet Lounge, located at 915 Brookstown Ave. to host a dance party series, held on the third Friday of every month. According to the Facebook event page, “If you’ve ever been to a Strictly Social party in Greensboro, you know that spreading love through sensuous, vibrant dance parties is what we do. This Valentine’s Day weekend, we spread that love to Winston-Salem at the brand-new Blu Velvet Lounge.” DJs Freddie Fred, Alvin Shavers, and Kingthings will “bring a mix of house, techno, and soulful jams” accompanied by visual projections by thefacesblur. The party starts at 10 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. On Feb. 15 in Winston-Salem, check out Punks In Love featuring Jungle Blister, In Color, and Orphan Riot at Monstercade, located at 204 W. Acadia Ave. According to the Facebook event page, Jungle Blister is a Winston-Salem “improv punk” band that features 2/3 of The Girlfriends (Alex Bond and Dustin Dean) along with Zach McCraw. In Color hails from Apex and Orphan Riot comes from Burlington. The show starts at 9 p.m., and the cover cost is $5. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On Feb. 15 in Greensboro, don’t miss Queensboro‘s Cupid’s Crush drag show! Host Mrz. Ivy Carter along with local drag queens and kings will be performing at Vintage to Vogue Boutique, located at 530 S. Elm St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $14 or at the door for $20. The show is for ages 18, and up and ages 21 and up are allowed to drink. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On Feb. 15 in Jamestown, show your love for Greensboro Roller Derby and yoga with Love Your Buti Yoga at High Point City Lake Park, located at 602 W. Main St. According to the Facebook event page, “Bring your besties, derby wives, partners, family, friends or just yourself and show your love for Greensboro Roller Derby with an evening of great Valentines-themed rhythmic yoga! This class is open to the public, not just skaters!” Tickets are $15, and it is advised that attendees bring their own yoga mat, towel, and water. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Feb. 16 in Greensboro, celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day with Shari Blades and LaRue Elm, located at 403 N. Elm St., for the sixth annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Cover Show and Dance Party. “Calling all singles, the disenchanted and fed up! Just when you thought it was over, Valentine’s Day rears its ugly head once again. This year, find your safe haven at LaRue on Elm with an Anti-Valentine’s Day show. We guarantee there will be no cheesy, obnoxious romantic clichés…okay, well maybe a little cheese,” the Facebook event page states. From 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., “Booze, games, bands and general feelings of bitterness” will be provided along with a comedy set by Joey Baswell, a hip-hop set by Christian Sage Walker Sr., “Slide in the DM— A variety of styles including tap, belly dance, hip hop, contemporary and kathak“, and music by Time Machine Drive-By. (Katei Cranford wrote all about the Anti-Valentine’s Day show in last week’s issue. For more information, give it a read.)
7. On Feb. 16 in Greensboro, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. it is Free Make & Take Day at Reconsidered Goods, located at 2805 Patterson St. According to the Facebook event page, “The Make & Take Lab is stocked with items that have been donated from individuals and industry partners to be reused and remade into something creative.” Participants may craft whatever they want from recycled items such as plastic bottle caps, cardboard tubes, game board pieces, wood samples, plastic cones and more. This event is all ages, but children under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian supervision. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Feb. 16 in Greensboro, head to Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company, located at 504 State St., for GRAWL Brawl X: Cupid’s Revenge, hosted by Greensboro Arm Wrestling League and Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center. GRAWL Brawl is, according to the Facebook event page, “a ladies arm wrestling event to benefit the Guilford Green LGBTQ Center.” Doors open at 7 p.m. and the arm wrestling begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.