Eight great things to do in the Triad: July 13-15
1. From July 13-15 in Winston-Salem, head to the Peppercorn Theatre at the Kaleideum, located at 209 N. Spruce St., to see “Learn to Speak Doll” by Angelica Cheri and directed by Nathan Ross Freeman. This play was inspired by the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou and is for a young adult audience. “After young Cadence moves from her home on the East Side of Winston-Salem, she finds herself in a new school with very different rules and very different classmates than she’s used to,” the website stated. “Feeling totally isolated, Cadence finds that the only person who can help her is a famous local poet in a magical tea room filled with talking dolls.” On Friday after the 3 p.m. show, there is a “PeppTalk, ” which is Peppercorn’s 30-minute post-show discussions with artists and experts about topics that connect to the plays and communities. Friday’s PeppTalk is Inspiring Young Voices with Authoring Action. On Saturday after the 11 a.m. show, there will be a behind-the-scenes Q&A session with the actors and artists. This play is 50 minutes long and is recommended for ages 7 and up. Showtimes Friday are 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Saturday the showtimes are 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. On Sunday there is one showing at 3 p.m. For more information, visit the Peppercorn Theatre’s website.
2. On July 13 in Winston-Salem, CH CH CH AH AH AH…will be the sound you hear when you visit Reboot Arcade for their Friday The 13th Part(y) 3. Join the arcade on the last Friday The 13th of 2018 to celebrate one of the “unluckiest” days of the year with arcade games, themed cocktail specials and a showing of “Friday The 13th Part 3” on the big screen. The party takes place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. On July 13 in Greensboro, join Scuppernong Books for a special Friday The 13th book talk from 5:30 to 7 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “Nora Gaskin Esthimer, editor of Carolina Crimes (the story anthology w/ Jeff Deaver’s intro) and author of the ‘The Worst Thing’ is thrilled to be in Greensboro at Scuppernong Books talking about elements of suspense…In ‘The Worst Thing,’ among the things that add up are a Louise Brooks haircut, an It girl, best friends from boarding school at a very young age living solo in The City, selfies, Google maps, a celebrity stalker working as a computer repairman. Albert Darwin a.k.a Ape muses: people, they think the worst thing will happen when they hit their computer reset button. Think again! Bring your good luck and your bad and join in the conversation on what makes a great crime novel and hear some of the hair-rising passages from ‘The Worst Thing’— Friday the 13th of July.” The book talk and reception are free and open to the public. The hosts of this show are Sisters in Crime, Murder We Write Chapter and Scuppernong Books. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On July 13 in Greensboro, the Best of the 2018 48-Hour Film Project will screen and award its film submissions for this year. From 7:30 to 10 p.m. come as you are or dress to impress for the screenings and awards at the Odeon Theatre inside the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, located at 1921 Gate City Blvd. According to the Facebook event page, “See these films in addition to the audience award winners, followed by the awards ceremony revealing the various recognitions in Oscar style.” Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door or on the website. The films that will be screened include:
- 4240 by Mendicants’ Delirium, Team Leader Tonya Pettigrew
- The Big Read by Sassafras Productions, Team Leader Kristen Korkowski
- Clean Kiss by MidnightSun Designs, Team Leader Elrich Mabry
- Chuck Drowned Last Night by Oh Shrimp Productions, Team Leader Brayden Roberge
- Daniel and the Squire by Triad Film Collaborative, Team Leader Peter Bodin
- Drowning by Layla Films, Team Leader Olivia Mungal
- Fowl Play by Bottom Shelf Films, Team Leader Andrew Mudgett
- “Happy” Anniversary by Twilight Productions, Team Leader Mark Holliday
- Pierre Poulet by FILM-FLAM, Team Leader Donna Marie Stone
- Point of Departure by Saturn Studios, Team Leader Isaac Dye
- PSL by Attempting Fate, Team Leader Brian Dowtin
- Scam by StumblePax, Team Leader Ken Randall
- Soop by Evocative Productions, Team Leader Olivia Mathai
- Splish Splash by AstroJane Productions, Team Leader Tony Prestwood
- Sunshine by PB&J Films, Team Leader Phillip Lehn
- Sweat Quest by General Pictures, Team Leader Rick Earl
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On July 14 in Greensboro, as a part of the Second Saturdays of the summer LeBauer Park, located at 208 N. Davie St., is putting on free concerts. This Saturday, The Mantras will be headlining and opening for the band is The Wright Ave. According to the Facebook event page, “The Mantras, a five-piece jam machine born of Greensboro, NC have been conquering crowds and melting minds all over the country progressively for over a decade. The band’s music can be described with all types of varying rock and roll terminology, but is absolutely best defined by each listener’s ear and, equally important, their experience.” The most recent album, “Jam Bands Ruined My Life” features Umphrey McGee’s Jake Cinninger on two songs and was recorded at Cinninger’s home studio. The Mantras have also collaborated with other well-known jam bands such as The String Cheese Incident, Tea Leaf Green and Perpetual Groove. The free show starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On July 14 in Greensboro, support Guilford County Schools with a Summer Parking Lot Party at Benders Tavern, located at 4517 W. Market St. According to the Facebook event page, Soul Central will be playing from 4 to 7 p.m., Eric and the Chilltones featuring Dana (from Sleeping Booty) will be playing at 8 to 11 p.m. and then there will be a DJ from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. “We have partnered with Guilford Education Alliance,” the Facebook event page stated. “50% of all entry fees will go to them. They will help with teachers, students and families impacted by the tornado that hit April 15th.” The parking lot party is for ages 21 and up, no outside food or alcohol is allowed and entry is $8. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On July 14 in Winston-Salem, OUT at the Movies International LGBT Film Fest will be holding a screening of the film “A Million Happy Nows” 7:30 p.m. at the University School of the Arts ACE Theatre Complex, located at 1533 S. Main St. According to the website, “Veteran soap opera actress, Lainey Allen (Crystal Chappell) is finding it harder to remember her lines. She decides not to renew her contract, and moves with her partner, Eva (Jessica Leccia), to the beach. The move highlights small changes in Lainey’s personality and mild depression. When Lainey starts to forget more than can be attributed to stress, Eva insists on seeing a doctor. ‘A Million Happy Nows’ chronicles Lainey and Eva’s changing relationship as they deal with the diagnosis of Lainey’s early-onset Alzheimer’s and the prospect of an indomitable woman’s future of dependence on the woman who was once in awe of her, became everything to her, and will now look after her.” The film is 80 minutes and will follow with a Q&A with screenwriter Marisa Calin and Crystal Chappell. Tickets are $8 in advance or $9 at the door. On Sunday, there is a special brunch planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to welcome Calin and Chappell. Tickets for the brunch are $35 (includes food and libations) and it is limited seating. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the website.
8. On July 15 in High Point, don’t miss the summer installment of the Food Truck Rodeo! The Food Truck Rodeo will be held at the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, located at 220 E. Commerce Ave. and takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. Food trucks that will be there include Fuzzy’s Empanadas, King-Queen Haitian Cuisine, Dusty Donuts, Cilantro Mexican Cuisine, LLC., Hickory Tree Turkey BBQ, The Heights Dominican Kitchen, Baconessence, PorterHouse Burger Company, Mr. Mongolian, Cousins Maine Lobster, Bebo’s Mac Shack, Homeslice Pizza and Homeslice Pizza truck, The Ice Queen, Sunset Slush of High Point, Strudelteig Food Truck, Ghassan’s Fresh Mediterranean Eats,Cherry On Top Funnels, Bites & Sticks Food Truck, The Grinder Cafe, Will & Pop’s and Buddhalicious Food Truck and Catering. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.