Eight great things to do in the Triad: Jan. 25-27
1. On Jan. 25 in Winston-Salem, head to The Ramkat, 170 W. Ninth St., for a Silent Disco from 8 until 11:45 p.m. Silent Discos are the ultimate quiet clubbing experience. Grab a pair of Silent Rhino headphones and dance to tunes that DJ SK, Jon Kirby, and Bruno DC will be spinning for the evening. Admission starts at $7 and includes the use of one headset. For more information and to buy tickets, visit The Ramkat’s website.
2. On Jan. 25 in Greensboro, check out Stand Up and Strip: A Night of Burlesque and Comedy at Vintage to Vogue, 530 S. Elm St. from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Performers include Cabell Wilkinson (Winston-Salem), Shirley Sweet (Charlotte), Ella Minnope (Asheville), Stage Slave Gavin (Greensboro), and Margarita Moonshine (Greensboro). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. followed by a meet-and-greet until 8:30 p.m. when the show starts. Tickets are limited and cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door. There are also VIP tickets available for $20, which includes seating, five raffle tickets and must be purchased at Vintage to Vogue. Ages 18 and up are allowed to attend and ages 21 and up are allowed to drink. Raffle proceeds go to Greensboro Pride. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. On Jan. 25 in Greensboro, head to The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden St., at 8 p.m. for the SoapBox Arson Reunion Show with Trailer Park Orchestra, Something Clever, and Through All This Time. Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased through the website. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On Jan. 26 in Winston-Salem, Capricorns and Aquarians will come together from 10 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. to celebrate each other for CUSP: Capricorn/Aquarius Celebration at Monstercade, 204 W. Acadia Ave. There will be a DJ set by Longchild and this dance party will “celebrate the unification of Aquarius & Capricorn on a night of merrymaking laced with debauchery. Join us for a crazy little thing called CUSP,” the Facebook event page states. The cover is $5 for ages 21 and up.
5. On Jan. 26 in Winston-Salem, RiverRun Retro presents Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., from 7 to 10 p.m. (Read more about Hedy Lamarr in Mark Burger’s story in this week’s issue.) Actor Hedy Lamarr was a leading lady back in the Golden Age of Hollywood, but “behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology,” the Facebook event page states. Filmmaker Alexandra Dean will be present and will participate in an on-stage discussion before the screening. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Jan. 26 in Greensboro, head to On Pop of the World, 1333 Grove St., for a show with Velvet Devils, Saucer, Cheveron, and Nathan Arizona and the New Mexicans. The show starts at 8 p.m. and goes on until midnight. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Jan. 26 in Greensboro, head to Scuppernong Books, 304 S Elm St., for Stonewall Sports’ monthly installment of The Queen’s Storytime! From 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., local drag queen Fuscia Rage will be reading “The Saga of Baby Divine” as Bette Midler and the reading will be followed by free arts and crafts. Children of all ages are welcome to attend and according to the Facebook event page, this event is “meant to promote love and acceptance, celebrating one’s differences. To children, Drag Queens & Kings appear as something out of fairy tales. Both children and drag queens enjoy a shared interest in dressing up, wrapping themselves in all things shiny and glittery, and using their imagination.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Jan. 27 in Greensboro, at The Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., it is ladies night! Join host Darren Brand for a night of laughs with social media comedians, some coming from the hit show “Wild N’ Out.” The Ladies Night Comedy Show takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. and features performances by BSimone, Watch Jazzy, Erica Duchess, Toya Turnup, and Pretty Vee. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased from The Carolina Theatre website.