Eight great things to do in the Triad: July 27-29
1. On July 27 in Greensboro, the Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., presents Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall from 7 to 10 p.m. This throwback to the 1980s according to the Facebook event page, is a “spectacular laser light show” and takes place in the science center’s OmniSphere Theater. Come listen and watch a light show to classics such as “Another Brick in the Wall Parts 1,2 and 3,” “Comfortably Numb” and “Mother.” The show lasts about 45 minutes and there are three showtimes at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. All evening shows have a minimum age requirement of 3 years old. Tickets are $5 each, visit the Greensboro Science Center website for more information and to purchase tickets.
2. On July 28 in Greensboro, celebrate the end of the Triad’s craft beer week with the annual 107.5 and Rock 92 Summertime Brews Festival presented by Bestway Grocery Company held at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., from 3 to 7 p.m. This festival allows attendees to sample over 500 craft brews from North Carolina and around the world. According to the Facebook event page, ticket sales benefit Animal Rescue & Foster Program. Live music will be provided by Cory Luetien & The Traveling Blues Band at 3 p.m. and Cassette Rewind, an “‘80s band” will be performing at 5 p.m. VIP tickets have sold out but general admission is still available for $40 plus fees when purchased online. To view the full beer lineup visit the website and to purchase tickets in-person, or online visit the website.
3. On July 28 in Greensboro, join Geeksboro Battle Pub, 2618 Lawndale Dr., from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for its annual tradition of celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday by hosting a screening of Brad Neely’s Harry Potter riff, “Wizard People, Dear Reader.” “What is Wizard People, Dear Reader?” The Facebook event page asks. “The answer is that it’s frequently strange, occasionally beautiful, and downright hilarious audio-visual experience that will change the way you look at Harry Potter for good. Featuring an audio track that was written and recorded by underground comic book artist Brad Neely, this spirited re-imagining takes the passable mediocrity known as Chris Columbus‘ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and warps it into a brilliant work of underground art.” Tickets are $7.50 each and include a free cupcake. Both regular and alcoholic versions of Geeksboro’s famous ButterBeer will be available for purchase. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the website.
4. On July 28 in Greensboro, Stonewall Sports will be holding its monthly “The Queen’s Storytime” at Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This month, Jean Jacket will be reading “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” by Jill Twiss. After the reading, children can participate in a free craft. The craft for this month is animal ear headbands. According to the Facebook event page, “This event is meant to promote love and acceptance, celebrating one’s differences. To children, Drag Queens 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.” Children of all ages are encouraged to attend this free and open to the public event.
5. On July 28 in Winston-Salem, don’t miss the SouthEast Crab Feast at Bolton Park, 1590 Bolton St. from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event, the Crab Feast offers the Low Country Coastal Heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood. This event offers all you can eat blue crabs, one side of fish and chips, and snow crab legs platter (optional). There will be music and a family-friendly environment. There is limited seating on a first-come-first-served basis. The Facebook event states that people can bring their own seating and condiments (such as dipping sauces, special seasoning and/or crab mallets). Large coolers, beverages, and large bags are not allowed in this event. Soda and bottled water will be on sale. “This event historically sells out early every year, therefore, we recommend that you secure your tickets ASAP. All advance ticket purchases will be held in the buyer’s name to redeem at Will Call on the day of the event. The buyer will need a valid ID to claim their tickets.” You are required to purchase a ticket to attend and all sale are final. Ticket buyers must be aware of their allergies and will not hold SouthEast Feast responsible for any allergic reactions. For more information and to buy tickets (prices ranging from $10 to $60) visit the Facebook event page.
6. On July 28 in Kernersville, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. enjoy the Körner’s Folly, 413 S. Main St., Puppet Show! The puppet show is open to children of all ages (and those who are young at heart). According to the Facebook event page, the puppet show is a fun and interactive way to learn about the Körner Family and the history of Körner’s Folly. The show is followed by a make-and-take sock puppet craft. “Puppet Show tickets are free when purchasing regular admission on the same day,” the event page states. “(Puppet show only: $2) Puppet Show begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. We recommend arriving by 10:15 a.m. Purchase tickets in Aunt Dealy’s Cottage, the white house adjacent to the parking lot.” The puppet show takes place in the historic Cupid’s Park Theatre on the third floor of Körner’s Folly.
7. On July 28 in High Point, from 10 a.m to noon, join the High Point Arts Council’s Pullman Poet Society for a poetry reading at Spring Garden Bakery and Coffeehouse, 1231 Eastchester Dr. #117. The reading is free and is open to all ages. According to the Facebook event page, writers who would like to share their work but aren’t apart of the PPS, is invited to read only if their works do not include expletive language. For more information about this event or the Pullman Poet Society, contact the High Point Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (336) 889-2787 ext. 26.
8. On July 29 in Greensboro, celebrate diversity and dance at GSO National Dance Day taking place at LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., from 6 to 11 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “Dance sets us apart and brings us together. If we can dance together, imagine what else we can do? The more we can DANCE together, the more we can LIVE together. With love for each other, we can make a change in this world.” There is no dance experience necessary, the only pre-exquisite is to come and be ready to have fun. According to the Facebook event, “Greensboro Downtown Parks especially thanks all of our community partners for this event: Wrangler, Weaver Foundation, ClubFitness Greensboro, Maria J Gonzalez, Dj MikeWawa, Otis & Wawa, Alexie Hernandez.” Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
Free parking is available in the Davie Street and Church Street parking decks.
The schedule for National Dance Day is listed below:
6 p.m.-6:15 p.m.: Line Dancing with Marcus B. Smooth
6:15 p.m.-6:25 p.m.: Rock ‘n’ Roll with David Fraccaro
6:25 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Bhangra-Bollywood mix (kids) with Live Chai
6:30 p.m.-6:35 p.m.: Shag with Marsha and Les Rose
6:35 p.m.-6:40 p.m.: Free Dance
6:45 p.m.-7 p.m.: Native American with Erika and Aiyana
7 p.m.-7:15 p.m.: Jazz and Tap with Royal Expressions School of Dance
7:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Worldwide co-ed Bachata Team, directed by Jose and Anna from JP Dance-Greensboro
7:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.: Hip-hop and Breaking by Nightmare Ent.
7:45 p.m.-8 p.m.: Ballet Folklorico Mexican Tradition of Julio Ruiz
8 p.m.-8:15 p.m.: Swing by Piedmont Swing Dance Society, Inc.
8:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Israeli Dance by Temple Emanuel
8:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.: Bhangra-Bollywood mix with Live Chai
8:45 p.m.-9 p.m.: Afro-Contemporary with Dance Project: The School at City Arts
9 p.m. -9:15 p.m.: Worldwide Ladies Bachata Team, directed by Jose and Anna from JP Dance-Greensboro
9:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Contemporary StreetDance by The BBoy Ballet
9:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m.: Ballet Folklorico Mexican Tradition of Julio Ruiz