Eight great things to do in the Triad: Feb. 8-10
By: Chelsea Daniels-McGirt
1. On Feb. 9 in Greensboro, join the community for the Love Your Local French Toast Brunch with MELT Kitchen & Bar. Hosted by the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, the chefs from MELT Kitchen & Bar will be serving tasty Market Fresh French Toast. With a combination of farm-fresh eggs from Massey Creek Farms and sourdough bread from Piedmont International Bakery, all bellies are bound to be full and satisfied. Each breakfast plate will accompany two pieces of french toast with choice of toppings, and Neese’s Country Sausage or bacon can be added for an additional $2. Located on 501 Yanceyville St., live music will also be provided by local musician Elliot Humphries. Music begins at 9 a.m.. and brunch will begin from 8 until 11:30 a.m. A simple $5 donation is encouraged, and all benefits will go to the Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc., for more information visit the Facebook event page.
2. On Feb. 9 in Greensboro, the Greensboro History Museum will be honoring Black History Month with a series of events. According to the Facebook event page, The Lifted Voices: African American Living History program will feature the truths of people and stories of Greensboro’s past. A few portrayals of the gallery include Civil rights leader Dr. George Simkins, Bennett College president Dr. Willa Player, and educator Charles Henry Moore. Located at 131 Summit Ave., the doors will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. This journey through history will be a free event, kid-friendly, and a great opportunity to participate and learn more about Black History Month.
3. On Feb. 9 in Greensboro, join the fun at The Blind Tiger for some great music on a new level. Cosmic Charlie-Dark Side of the Dead, will be a hybrid show of both the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd combined. Behind the sound of this classic combination will be the Cosmic Charlie “big band” which features four keyboards, two drummers, a saxophone and backup singers. Cosmic Charlie is a Dead cover band out of Athens, Georgia, with its own balance and creativity built on tradition and edge. Located on 1819 Spring Garden St., the show is set from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This is one show you don’t want to miss! For more details and ticket info, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On Feb. 9 in Greensboro, North Carolina Friends Historical Society will host a kickoff event for the bicentennial year of the first known Underground Railroad activity in Guilford County. There to share and provide more information on the UGRR will be Adrienne Israel and James Shields of Guilford College. This will be an exciting and interesting historical event, with tours of the Quaker graveyard, as well as the New Garden woods. The event is open and free to the public and will begin at 1:30 and end at 4:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, the event will begin at 801 New Garden Rd. Join in on the local history of Guilford County, and the special national history of Black History Month.
5. On Feb. 10 in Winston-Salem, grab your special person or even just a friend and head on down to the Second Annual Love Market. The Love Market at Foothills Brewing (Tasting Room), located at 3800 Kimwell Dr., the Love Market will be open and ready for business! Hosted by Camel City Craft Fair, the Second Annual Love Market will offer over 50 handmade vendors to help each participant to choose that special gift. There will also be various couple activities such as complimentary fortune telling and caricatures, as well as couple massages. Goodtimes BBQ, Inga’s Apples, and Mojito Mobile Kitchen will be the food trucks in attendance to bring the grub. According to the Facebook event page, the shower of love will rain from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and this event is free and open to the public. So grab your valentine, or even Galentine and make your way to the Love Market this Sunday!
6. On Feb. 10 in Winston-Salem, Singer-Songwriter Sunday will be going down at Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall Bethania. Located at 5455 Bethania Rd., music will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Gracing the stage will be country, blues, and folk music from the passionate Ashley Heath. Also giving ranges from sincere romanticism to outlaw rebellion, the Corey Hunt band is ready to take over the room. Giving the feels from Durham, North Carolina, is Emily Musolino whose creativity blends smokey jazz and acoustic blues, she is one performer who is known to bring the heat. Lastly, from Denver, North Carolina, is storyteller Tyler Hatley whose stories tell the memories of his friends, family and all the things that matter. If you enjoy the versatility of music, this is one live show that is calling for you. Tickets begin at $8 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information on the performers and the show to come, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Feb. 10 in Greensboro, the time has come for the Scuppernong Books’, located at 304 S. Elm St., Monthly Sunday Wine Tasting from 2 to 4 p.m. Scuppernong Books invites a local expert every Second Sunday of the month to help with a fun experience of tasting wine. This month will be Bryan Hendershot from MIMS Distributing. The cost is only $5, and there will be four distinctive wines available for tasting. In addition to 15 percent off wine purchased that day, 10 percent off copies of Wine Folly, and snacks will also be provided. For any additional information, please visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Feb. 10 in Winston-Salem, Authoring Action will be hosting a free event at the Delta Arts Center, located at 2611 New Walkertown Rd., from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Authoring Action’s Outreach Ensemble will be honoring the 29th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. The Authoring Action teen authors will also deliver recent works on Resilience. For more information on a brief history of Nelson Mandela’s release, and to RSVP for free tickets, please visit the Facebook event page.