Eight great things to do in the Triad: June 8-10
- From June 8-10 in Winston-Salem, don’t miss Twin City RibFest, sponsored by Salem Smiles, held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds(421 27th St NW), located at Gate 7 Shorefair Drive NW. This four-day (beginning June 7) rib festival features ribs from Off The Bone (based out of Columbus, Ohio), Gullah Low Country BBQ (Spartanburg, South Carolina), Mac’s Speed Shop (Greensboro, North Carolina), Killer Q (Matthews, North Carolina) and Fine Smoke (Columbus, Ohio). According to the website, there are other attractions including Zorbs, inflatables, a mini arcade and other vendors. The main stage concerts (sponsored by RTSR) features The Freeway Revival on Friday at 5:30 p.m., The Sunday Special at 7:30 p.m. and Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold at 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, Bigdumbhick plays at noon, Higher Ground plays at 2:45 p.m., Luxuriant Sedans plays at 4:30 p.m., Cooper Alan plays at 7 p.m. and Bad, Inc. will close out the night at 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, Matt Irie Band will play at 12:30 p.m., Possum Jenkins will play at 2:30 p.m. and Cowboy Mouth will play at 5 p.m. According to the website, free admission is available before 5:30 p.m. on Friday and tickets cost $8 at the door for adults, seniors and active military are $6 and children age 12 and under are free. By bringing in a canned food item you can receive $2 off admission. The event is rain or shine; folding lawn chairs, pets, coolers, recording devices, drones or weapons are not allowed.
- On June 8 in Winston-Salem, Old Salem Museums and Gardens (located at 600 S. Main St.) is hosting an 18th-century baking demonstration at the Miksch House. According to the Facebook event page, the demonstration goes from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and features Sister Hillary demonstrating how Sister Henrietta Miksch historically baked her gingerbread to sell to customers for a period of 30 years. Attendees are invited to sit, ask questions and enjoy the immersive atmosphere of the Miksch House. The demonstration is held every Friday until Sept. 21. To buy tickets to visit Old Salem and the Miksch House, visit the website.
- From June 9-10 in Greensboro, join Geeksboro Coffee & Beverage Company for “The Room Trilogy.” “In 2003, Greg Sestero collaborated with Tommy Wiseau on a cinematic venture that would take them through the depths of mockery and ridicule all the way to cult celebrity and even The Golden Globes and the Academy Awards,” the Facebook event page states. “15 Years Later, actor, writer, producer Greg Sestero will return to Geeksboro to host the first ever screening of ‘The Room TRILOGY’ featuring ‘The Room,’ ‘The Disaster Artist’ with live commentary, and Greg and Tommy’s final cinematic bow, ‘Best Friends.’” Tickets are available for each screening or attendees can purchase a $25 ticket for all movies both nights and extremely limited tickets for a meet-and-greet with Sestero (includes photo op, cake and a drink) for $45. On June 9 at 7 p.m. the first screening is of “The Disaster Artist” with live commentary by Geeksboro’s owner and creative director Joe Scott and Sestero, individual tickets for this screening are $10. On June 9 at 10 p.m., a screening of The Room will take place followed by a Q&A with Sestero, individual tickets for this screening are $13. On June 10 at 7 p.m. a screening of Sestero’s and Wiseau’s film Best F(r)iends Vol. 1 followed by a sneak peek of something Geeksboro can’t legally advertise but assures will be “exclusive” and “satisfying,” individual tickets for this screening are $7. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the website.
- On June 9 in Greensboro, from 1 to 5 p.m. stroll down E. Lewis Street for the Downtown Taste N Tap, hosted by Downtown Greensboro in partnership with Triad Brewers Alliance. According to the Facebook event page, there will be Triad brews for sale, food trucks and live music by Balkun Brothers, J. Timber and LOWBORN. Entry is free, but the $15 tickets get attendees access to the Downtown Taste N Tap VIP Terrace, where Triad breweries and downtown restaurants pair exclusive beer with a bite-size snack. “The only catch is that the brew must include this year’s randomly chosen ingredient – lemon,” stated the Facebook event page. “You hold the token to vote for your favorite pairing. The winning pairing will be announced on stage at 3 p.m.” For more information visit the Facebook event page.
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- On June 9 in Greensboro from noon to 5 p.m., The Dunleath Historic Neighborhood (located at 114 Cypress St.) will once again turn its porches into performance venues for the second annual Dunleath Porchfest. There will be 34 bands, musicians and storytellers spread throughout the neighborhood for guests to stroll from house to house enjoying local music and entertainment. According to its Facebook event page, the family-friendly event will culminate in a single performance held at Sternberger Park at 4 p.m. to conclude the festival. “Admission is free and open to the public,” the event page stated. “There will be food vendors, fun stuff for kids, T-shirts for sale, and to generate even more community goodwill, we’ll collect canned goods for the One Step Further food pantry. All are invited to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of our neighborhood, and the richness of local performing artists in our community.”
- On June 9 in High Point, from 6 to 9 p.m. at BBJ’s Blue Bourbon Jacks, located at 1310 N. Main St., join BBJ’s along with the Theatre Art Galleries, High Point Arts Council, Viva la Arts and Brian Davis Studios to “BRING THE LIZARD TO LIFE!” According to the Facebook event page, “in efforts to promote the public art campaign in High Point, Brian Davis Studios is continuing to paint the town, one blank wall at a time.” All direct donations collected along with 10 percent of BBJ’s sales from the event will kickstart this project and will help make the city’s uptown and downtown a tourist destination. Direct donations are tax-deductible and can be made out to “High Point CVB Foundation noting “Lizard” in the memo line of personal checks. “ Support a local business and the arts community by having a cold drink, food from Manna’s Food Truck and enjoy live music by Radio Revolver. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
- On June 10 in Greensboro, the second City Sushi Brunch with Anjelica Dust will take place at Sushi Sapa, located at 223 S. Elm St. The event is open to all ages and there will be sushi and non-sushi items on the menu. According to the website, there are two seatings: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and the participating queens include Fucia Rage, Brandi Stevenz, Crystal Frost, Kitty Litter, Paisley Parque, Xtassi and KayKay Lavelle. According to the Facebook event page, there will be contests, prizes, raffles, drink specials, performances and more. Triad Pride Men’s and Women’s Chorus will receive 100 percent of the proceeds and all entertainers are donating their time. Tickets range from $15-$20 depending on seating. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website or Facebook event page.
- On June 10 in Winston-Salem, from noon to 8 p.m. enjoy local crafts and craft beers at Hops & Shop: A Camel City Craft Fair’s BrewStock. BrewStock is held at Foothills Brewing, located at 3800 Kimwell Dr., and includes over 100 local and regional vendors selling high-quality handmade antique, vintage and repurposed goods. According to its Facebook event page, BrewStock includes food trucks, live music and kids activities. It is encouraged to bring a chair or blanket for the live music at this community-driven event. From noon to 2 p.m., James Vincent Carroll Music will be playing; from 2 to 4 p.m., Gipsy Danger will take the stage; from 4 to 6 p.m. doby will follow and from 6 to 8 p.m. Kevin Maines and The Volts will finish up the evening. The food trucks that will be on-site are Bahtmobile, Camel City Grill, Hunger Flames, Food Freaks and Goodtimes Bar-B-Que. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.