Eight great things to do in the Triad: June 22-24
1. On June 22 in High Point, do yoga differently with Strictly Social and Jamie Forbes presents “Mind. Body. Rhythm.” at Yoga Mindset High Point, located at 205 Neal Pl #105. The Facebook event page asks, “Do you love yoga but sometimes need to shake your asana? Do you feel equally comfortable on a yoga mat and the dance floor? Do you love the relaxation of the practice, but also love to move your body?” This Vinyasa Flow yoga class is for all levels and is set to a live mix of collected dance rhythms from Strictly Social resident Freddie Fred. This is a limited-space class with only 30 slots available costs $15 per person to attend. To reserve your spot visit www.yogamindset.com or reserve tickets via Facebook.
2. On June 22 in Greensboro, celebrate the Summer Solstice with the Weatherspoon Art Museum, located at 500 Tate St., from 6 to 9 p.m. This will be the 14th year of food trucks, cash bar, art activities, face painting and a photo booth. This year, music will be provided by Cruize Control and there will be kids’ activities as well as a bounce house. WAM members will receive two free drink tickets. For more information, visit the Weatherspoon website or Facebook event page.
3. On June 23 in Greensboro, dust off your fairy wings and help usher in the summer of 2018 at the Greensboro Arboretum and Lindley Park annual Summer Solstice Festival from 2 to 10 p.m. This is the 14th year of this rain-or-shine, family-friendly celebration and brings over 9,000 people together on the longest day of the year. Admission is $5 (children 12 and under are free) and goes toward supporting local performing artists and musicians. As in past years, there will be musical performances, face painting, hooping, drums and dancing throughout the day, while “The Fire Finale” begins at 9 p.m. The Solstice Bazaar will be offering an “eclectic array of merchandise and services” for the whole family. Local vendors will be showcasing their “artistry, jewelry, clothing, and accouterments of all kinds.” There will be food and drinks available on both sides of the bridge and it is encouraged to bring a picnic blanket. For more information, visit the website or Facebook event page.
4. On June 23 in Greensboro, the Lawnchair Drive-In is back at the new Geeksboro Battle Pub, located at 2618 Lawndale Dr.! After a two-year hiatus, the Lawnchair Drive-In has returned to give moviegoers a chance to enjoy great films under the stars. Admission is $2 and Geeksboro will be selling soda, beer, cider, popcorn, candy and popsicles. Bring your own lawn chair or rent one from Geeksboro. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts at sundown. The first movie to kick off the Lawnchair Drive-In revival is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. “Lazy hipster Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart. Masterfully directed by Edgar Wright, the film is the perfect blend of kinetic action filmmaking, video game culture and slacker romance. Based on the hit series of graphic novels by Brian Lee O’Malley.” For more information and a full list of future movies and showtimes, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On June 23 in Greensboro, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. come support homeless and disabled veterans by enjoying beer and music at the Salute! Music and Brew Festival. This festival is The Servant Center’s biggest fundraising opportunity all year and the grassroots nonprofit organization has opened its doors to the community not just their donors like in years before. Gates open at Barber Park, located at 1500 Dans Rd., and at 10:30 a.m. 107.5’s Jared and Katie will emcee and help kick off the festival with Greensboro natives The Rob Massengale Band and The Mark Addison Chandler Band. At 1:30 p.m., headliner Dom Flemons, Grammy Award-winning founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops will be performing with Brian Farrow. At 3 p.m., 2 Guys Named Chris will take the stage to emcee the afternoon performances by Soul Central. At 4:45 p.m., headliner and South Carolina’s Dangermuffin will take the stage and to close out the night headliner The Mantras will close the evening with two sets at 6 p.m. Tickets for this festival are $40 in advance (parking included) or $45 at the door (parking not included). For more information, visit the Facebook event page, or read our write-up on the event from last week’s issue.
6. On June 23 in Winston-Salem, the Downtown Summer Music Series continues with “Summer On Liberty.” Every Saturday through August, there will be free live music on 6th and Liberty Streets from 7 to 10 p.m. This Saturday, the Phase Band will be playing Motown and variety. According to its website, the Summer Music Series was created by Downtown Winston-Salem Partnerships to support and revitalize downtown Winston-Salem. “They have become a vital part of the fabric of the city, last year bringing people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds together in a spirit of celebration. Setting the concerts in the streets and parks of downtown has provided a relaxed and safe atmosphere, and the locations also serve to showcase the architecture, shops, restaurants, and galleries that are unique to Downtown Winston-Salem.”
7. On June 24 in Winston-Salem, join Carolina’s Vineyards & Hops, located at 1111 Marshall St. SW, for Summer Sip ‘n Art from 3 to 5 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, the proceeds go to the Associated Artist of Winston-Salem, a 60+-year-old nonprofit organization supporting local artists. Space is limited and tickets are $25 plus tax. Tickets include a glass of wine or beer, plus a mini dessert bar. Tickets can be purchased in advance via Eventbrite or by calling CV&H at (336) 448-1284.
8. On June 24 in Winston-Salem, head to Wise Man Brewing, located at 826 Angelo Bros Ave., for a day of back-to-back events. Wise Man Brewing will be hosting a few events on Sunday including the Trolley Pub Winston-Salem’s grand opening. The Trolley Pub is offering free 10-minute rides from 6 to 7 p.m. and holding a raffle for tickets to a free tour. Also happening at Wise Man is its new, limited number of 500 ml bottles of Cosmic High Five from noon to 7 p.m. “This 100% Brett Grisette spent 9 months in chardonnay barrels before we added blackberries and Nelson Sauvin hops,” the Facebook event states. “Its rustic flavor profile and slight tartness work in perfect concert with the vivid fruity/funky flavors and aromas from its long stay in chardonnay barrels. This beer is seriously out of this world! Come early, since this LIMITED run of bottles won’t last long.” And finally, from 7 to 10 p.m., Souljam will be performing for Wise Man Brewing’s Summer Concert Series. Bandito Burrito will be parked at Wise Man from noon to 5 p.m. to offer its food truck fare. Johnny O’Taco and Bahtmobile will be there from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. for dinner. Attendees are encouraged to get to Wise Man early to secure a parking space, as it is set to be a busy day for the brewery. For more information, visit Wise Man’s website.