Eight great things to do in the Triad: Jan. 11-13
1. On Jan. 11 in Greensboro, Guilford Green Foundation and Greensboro Pride present the first date of Green Queen Bingo 2019 from 6 to 11 p.m. on the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum, located at 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. Green Queen Bingo is hosted by Fuscia Rage and blends bingo and drag performances with witty banter and audience participation. There are 10 games of bingo where winners of each game will take home a cash prize, and the highest cash prize is $100.69. For more information, check out our article about it in this week’s issue and to buy tickets ($15 general admission and $12 with student or government I.D.) visit the GGF website.
2. From Jan. 11-Jan. 13 in Winston-Salem, visit Delurk Gallery, 207 W. Sixth St., for Present: TENSE hosted by Authoring Action, Delurk Happenings and Delurk Gallery. Present: TENSE is a winter art exhibition for Authoring Action’s Outreach Ensemble and the featured artist and installation of the month is Rachel Siminoski’s BARRIERS. According to the Facebook event page, “Stop by and spend a little time to learn more about what is inspiring our teens as we focus on resilience in a world where if you are mentally present, it can be a challenge to be relaxed and open to listening to others.” Attendees are encouraged to leave bits of poetry or message about their most pressing or present emotion. This show made possible by an Artist in Residency Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. On Jan. 11 in Winston-Salem, head to Monstercade, 204 W. Acadia Ave. for a good ol’ fashion chili cookoff at FartFest 2019. Come taste and judge 10 different chef’s chilis “on levels of Taste, Heartburn, and Flatulence,” according to the Facebook event page. DJ Gaseous Clay will be spinning records, and there will be an afterparty with performances by Luna Light, Tia Corine, Hershe, and Lizxanne. The chefs who will be presenting their chili include Chef Dolly Sharton (Laurie Ruroden), Chef Mourning Azzburn (Richard Kidd), Chef Emeril LaGassy (Cheyenne Covington), Chef Gaseous Clay (Jon E. and Jess McClure), Chef Boyigotthedee (Carlos Bocanegra), Chef Kim Kardashtothecan (Christine Toole), Chef Larry Buttburner (Thomas Thorpe), Chef Lil Shidee (Anthony J, SavVas, Cort R.), Chef Ass Ketchup, and Misty P (Will C. and Nancy E.). Donations are accepted and for more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. From Jan. 12-13 in Greensboro, don’t miss Greensboro Comicon! The rescheduled Comicon takes place at the Marriott Downtown (304 N. Greene St.) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. According to the Facebook event page, “Prepare for an action-packed weekend full of comics, cosplay, toys, gaming, and more! Featuring your favorite local creators, professional guests and the best pop culture vendors around! With fan-inspired panels, interactive events, and an all-inclusive cosplay contest, it’s a brand new show like no other!” For more information and to buy tickets (ranges from $10 to $35), visit the website.
5. On Jan. 12 in Winston-Salem, from noon to 6 p.m., it is tabletop game day at Washington Perk Southside, located at 228 W. Acadia Ave. Open to all ages, the Winston-Salem Gamer’s Guild has decided to change locations, and make their home at Washington Perk Southside. Anyone interested in spending the day playing board games just needs to show up, be ready to have fun and make new friends. A variety of games will be provided, and any special requests can be made in the Facebook event page.
6. On Jan. 12 in Winston-Salem, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., it is 2nd Saturday- A Family Art Making Event at SECCA, located at 750 Marguerite Dr. According to the Facebook event page, this month’s free, family-oriented event is inspired by the “spontaneous creativity of Lonnie Holley, the artist featured in our latest solo exhibition, ‘Somewhere in a ‘Dream I Got Lost.’” Holley creates art out of garbage and assembles small sculptures from whatever he finds lying around. “We will be using found materials and everyday objects to create small sculptures that can installed on a special fence in the SECCA galleries, or in places around your home and community.” It is strongly encouraged for attendees to bring their own stuff “just lying around at home” to incorporate in their sculptures. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Jan. 13 in Greensboro, don’t miss the Triad Pride Women’s Chorus open rehearsal at Well Spring Retirement Community, located at 4100 Well Spring Dr. from 5:30 to 8 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “Come join the Triad’s MOST FUN chorus for treble voices! We are growing, and we want YOU to come sing with us! Anyone who can sing on the treble clef is welcome, regardless of gender identity. Our next rehearsal is open to anyone who wants to join us, and we look forward to meeting you.” Triad Men’s Chorus will hold open rehearsals on Tuesdays in January from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 N. Davie St., in room 121. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Jan. 13 in High Point, check out the free, weekly plant-based brunch at Dharma Farm Animal Refuge, 5881 Old Poole Rd., at 11:30 a.m. According to the Facebook event page, the brunch is free to those who make a $15 minimum donation to visit the refuge. “Come meet the resident alpacas, goats, donkeys and roosters and learn about why we have this refuge. There will also be live music during the event. For the meal, people are seated at long communal dining tables, so you are sure to make some new friends,” the Facebook event page states. “After the meal, you may like to go for a nice walk around the park-like property where you can observe the variety of animals and nature.” Children ages 2-12 are half-priced ($7.50), and all proceeds go toward supporting the Dharma Farm Animal Refuge, a nonprofit micro sanctuary. All the food is prepared and served by volunteers. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.