Eight great things to do in the Triad: March 1-3
1. On March 1 in Greensboro, Basement Life, Saucer, and Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk will be playing live music at Revolution Cycles, 1907 Spring Garden St., from 9 to 11:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, there is no cover for the show, and this is not a “bring your own beer” event, as there will be beer available on draft. Donations for the bands are highly encouraged, and there is no parking in the Spring Garden Diner parking lot.
2. On March 1 in Winston-Salem, follow the white rabbit and go “Through the Looking Glass” with the Downtown Arts District Association for the fourth annual Mad as a March Hare Hop, from 7-10 p.m. “Put on your craziest hat and join in the camaraderie,” the Facebook event page states. “Get your photo taken at DADA Headquarters and vie for a prize in our “We’re All A Little Mad Here“ hat contest! The winner will be featured on DADA social media & will win a print from our selected artist for the March Hop!” Stop by the DADA Office and Gallery at North Trade Street Arts for a tea party with all of your favorite “Alice in Wonderland” characters. Check out a series of “Alice in Wonderland”-themed artworks by Allison Hutchins in the DADA Members Gallery. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. On March 1 in High Point, Visit High Point is hosting a Mardi Gras Celebration! From 5 to 7 p.m. at the Regional Visitors Center, 1634 N. Main St. Suite 102, come earn some beads and celebrate Mardi Gras with food and drinks provided by The PepperMill Cafe and Brown Truck Brewery. For more information, visit the press release on YES! Weekly’s website.
4. On March 2 in Greensboro, check out a Hemp-infused Yoga Workshop by Chef Canna April and MaaticFlow Yoga. There are two sessions, one at 11 a.m. and one at 4 p.m., and two different packages: $20 basic passage (which includes an introduction to hemp, a 60-minute yoga session and an alkaline-infused meal) and $40 VIP package (which includes an introduction to hemp, a 60-minute yoga session, alkaline-infused meal, a chair massage, and a gift bag). All tickets must be purchased in advance, and according to the Facebook event page, “Go to ‘Optional Note’ section on the ticket page. Enter your email and ticket price($20) you will receive the address of private location after payment.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On March 2 in Greensboro, head to Kress Terrace, 212 S. Elm St., for The Bead Bash: An evening of Mardi Gras to Benefit Triad Health Project. From 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy an evening of merriment hosted by Miss Kitty Litter with performances by Greensboro queens Fuscia Rage, Crystal Frost, and Anjelica Dust, silent and live auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a Mardi Gras costume contest, and more. Proceeds from the event will go toward “compassionate care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS, and prevention services for those at risk,” the Facebook event page states. For more information, visit the website.
6. On March 2 in Winston-Salem, head to Wise Man Brewing, 826 Angelo Brothers Ave., for a Mardi Gras Day Party featuring The Empire Strikes Brass. Wear green, gold and purple and throw on some beads and dancing shoes for a “day party for the ages.” From 2 to 5 p.m., Asheville’s Empire Strikes Brass will be “bringing the bayou to the taproom” with horns, a rhythm section, and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Debrissa McKinney. Food trucks in attendance will be Almost Homecooking from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Slanted Shed (CRAWFISH BOIL!) from 1 to 6 p.m. and Mojito Mobile Kitchen from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On March 3 in Greensboro, join the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St. for a free community event, and an afternoon of song with the second annual This CommUNITY Sings! From 2 to 4:30 p.m., singers and lovers of songs at every skill level are invited to gather at The Carolina Theatre to sing three songs as a community. According to the Facebook event page, “This CommUnity Sings will feature more than 1,000 voices singing three songs, plus two warm-ups, with guest singers Lalenja Harrington and Nishah DiMeo!” This year’s songs are YMCA (The Village People), La Bamba (Ritchie Valens), Joy To The World (Three Dog Night), We Are The World (USA for Africa), and Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen). Doors open at 2 p.m., with a pre-show featuring the UNCG Spartones and The Gate City Ramblers. Singing starts at 3 p.m. “We’ll learn the songs together (with some help from the pros!), and then we’ll raise our voices as a commUNITY. Special thanks to our Musical Director, Wesley McCleary-Small, and to accompanist Christy Wisuthseriwong.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On March 3 in Winston-Salem, head to Foothills Brewing, 3800 Kimwell Dr., for the Triad Dessert Market. This free event is from 1 to 6 p.m. and will feature local bakeries and dessert shops offering their wares for purchase, and select bakeries will have gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free desserts options. According to the Facebook event page, “Vendors accept cash and card, please ask beforehand to make sure. Eat your desserts onsite or take them home; most vendors will have take-home boxes available.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.