Eight great things to do in the Triad: Jan. 18-20
1. On Jan. 19 in Winston-Salem, it is throwback night with the Carolina Thunderbirds. According to the Facebook event page, the team would like to welcome former teammates, “Polar Twins, Mammoths, Ice Hawks, Parrots, Cyclones,” for a night to honor the “history of hockey” in Winston-Salem. The Thunderbirds will be facing off with the Watertown Wolves in a “hockey homecoming” event from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets range from $9 to $24 and are available for purchase on the website.
2. On Jan. 19 in Winston-Salem, the Cobblestone Farmers Market and Wise Man Brewing (826 Angelo Bros Ave.) are partnering for the indoor Winter Market that runs until March 23. According to the Facebook event page, all of your favorite Cobblestone vendors will be indoors at Wise Man Brewing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. selling “greens, fresh produce, pastured meats, cheeses, baked goods, honey, and more.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page or the Cobblestone Market Facebook page.
3. On Jan. 19 in Winston-Salem, Foothills Brewing and the Forsyth Humane Society will be holding a beer school at the Footnote( 634 W. Fourth St.) from 2 to 3:30 p.m., “Yes, you read that right—school. With beer.” According to the Facebook event page, Foothills will spend the afternoon educating attendees on the “subtle nuances of craft beer brewing,” lead a tour of the brewery and for the “final exam,” hold a beer tasting. It will be the “easiest ‘A’ you’ll ever get.” Proceeds from the beer school will go to the FHS, “to support our mission of increasing the save rate of shelter dogs and cats to 90 percent by 2023.” There will also be a raffle; attendees can enter the raffle for free by bringing items off the FHS wishlist. Free parking is located at 632 Holly Ave., and tickets are $25 per person. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On Jan. 19 in High Point, don’t miss Koresh Dance: Inner Sun & Other Works at the High Point Theatre, located at 220 E. Commerce Ave. from 8 to 10 p.m. According to the High Point Theatre website, “this Philadelphia-based dance company has developed a vast repertoire of work that ranges from explosive and passionate to intimate and restrained.” Koresh’s original dance pieces “break through the boundaries of traditional choreography, offering each audience an exciting experience.” Tickets range from $15 to $25 and doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the High Point Theatre website.
5. From Jan. 19-20 in Greensboro, don’t miss the grand opening weekend of the Triad’s first indoor dog park and pub, The Barking Deck, located at 106 S. Walnut Cir. Unit B. According to the Facebook event page, “All dogs must be fixed (if over 1-year-old), friendly, and vaccinated (rabies, distemper, bordetella) to access the off-leash park and bar areas (not required for on-leash bar). Please email your vet records to firstname.lastname@example.org before attending or bring a paper copy with you. Humans must be 21 and up. We are a CASH-FREE business, cards accepted only. Thank you! For specific information on requirements, please visit our website.” The 100 free play passes have sold out but single-day passes are available for $5 (plus $3 for additional dogs) at the Barking Deck’s website. (For more information about The Barking Deck, check out our story on it back in October 2018.)
6. On Jan. 19 in Greensboro, head to Geeksboro Battle Pub, 2618 Lawndale Dr., for Crafts on Drafts: Beers, Arts and Crafts Show at Battle Pub. This monthly showcase of North Carolina craft beers and ciders is from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “Crafts on Draft is a perfect way to meet the creators of your favorite regional ales and ciders and sample their wares. And while you are enjoying free tastes of some of your favorite drinks, we also have 18 vendors on site, showcasing art, crafts, and other wonderfully created wares for you to enjoy.” Admission is free, for more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Jan. 20 in Greensboro, don’t miss The Drifters, The Platters, and Cornell Gunter’s Coasters at the Carolina Theatre, located at 310 S. Greene St. According to the Facebook event page, this isn’t a concert, it is a party! This nostalgic evening salutes three of the world’s most beloved groups who were pioneers for rock-n-roll and doo-wop. “CORNELL GUNTER’S COASTERS (“Charlie Brown,” “Yakety Yak”); THE PLATTERS featuring four of America’s premier singers performing their greatest hits (“Only You,” “The Great Pretender”); and THE DRIFTERS, one of Rock-n-Roll’s founding vocal groups with their 50-year catalog of hits (“Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment”). This show has songs to please every palate, delivered just the way you remember them when you first heard them on the radio!” Tickets range from $29 to $59 (depending on location), and group prices are available for a group of 15 or more. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Jan. 20 in Winston-Salem, check out Vegan Brunch & Brush at Designs Vines & Wines, located at 1108 Burke St. from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Honor your New Year’s resolution by eating clean and taking a self-care day. “We are eating clean and painting mean!! Getting you ready for the work week and helping you stay focused on your goals with some delicious and nutritious plant-based vegan Happie Food, and with the help of some wonderfully talented artists that are ready to help you paint your masterpiece,” the Facebook event page states. There is open entry until 2 p.m. to paint and doors close at 3 p.m. for food and festivities. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through Eventbrite. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.