Eight great things to do in the Triad: March 2-4
By: Jennifer Zeleski
- On March 2 in Greensboro, First Friday festivities in downtown will take place from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Attendees are welcomed to explore new art exhibits, listen to live music and dine at local restaurants. Antlers and Astronauts, 534 South Elm St., will be offering light refreshments and 10 percent off purchases. Little Brother Brewing, 348 South Elm St. will be hosting a fundraiser for Reading Connections, where $1 from every beer sold between 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. will go to central North Carolina’s largest adult and family literacy program. There will be several locations to find ongoing art projects from resident artists, as well as a live, student-led performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Community Theatre of Greensboro. Tickets are available online or at the box office and range from $5 – $9. First Friday is a monthly event that is co-hosted by Arts Greensboro and Downtown Greensboro.
- On March 2 in High Point, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. the High Point Arts Council at the Centennial Station Arts Center, located at 121 S. Centennial St., will host a free Open Mic Night for all ages. The event will showcase nine performances for 20 minutes each, and performers are welcomed to play any genre of music as long as it is family friendly. The Centennial Bar will be open for the event with specials on craft beer and wine.
- On March 2 in Winston-Salem, the Downtown Arts District Association will host the First Friday Gallery Hop, featuring the Alice in Wonderland theme and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the First Friday Gallery Hop back in 1998. Attendees can stop by DADA’s office for a “Mad Hatter Tea Party,” have their picture taken, meet your favorite Alice in Wonderland characters and have the chance to claim a prize for the “We’re all a little mad here,” hat contest. Parking will be available at 6th and Cherry Street for $2.
- On March 3 in Greensboro, start the weekend with Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal at Geeksboro Coffee & Beverage Company, at 2134 Lawndale Dr. from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The line up includes Scooby-Doo, Chip ’n Dale Rescue Rangers, Sailor Moon, Justice League and Adventure Time. Admission is free, but bowls of cereal are $2.50 each or $5 for a bottomless bowl.
- On March 3 in Winston-Salem, Brasstown Chocolate, located at 1151 Canal Dr., and West End Mill Works will host Simran Sethi for a book signing of Bread, Wine Chocolate; The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, a guided tasting event and a free chocolate and wine marketplace afterward. The tasting event will take place from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and has a $5 admission fee. Sethi will share her knowledge of bread and chocolate while participants sample items from several local bean-to-bar chocolate makers and bakers.
- On March 3 in Greensboro, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The Greensboro Public Library, located at 1420 Price Park Dr., will host Jo Proria, the director of women’s programming from GET: OUTDOORS, for Women and Water, where Proria will discuss how women can get started paddling, stay safe and enjoy the sport. She will also share her favorite places from her book, Piedmont Lakes: A Practical Guide for Boating in the North Carolina Piedmont and other destinations statewide.
- On March 3 in Greensboro, Triad Stage, located at 232 S Elm St., will hold the Poetry Out Loud State Finals from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., featuring poetry readings from high school finalists from across the state, as well as a guest reading by the North Carolina Poet Laureate. Students will be competing for cash prizes, and money for their schools to purchase books. The state winner of the event will advance to the national round of competition in Washington, D.C.
- On March 4 in Greensboro, The Greensboro Know-It-Alls will host their annual Oscar Party at the Lawndale Drive-in, located at 2156 Lawndale Dr., from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early enough to fill out their Oscar ballot and pick up their bingo cards for a night filled with popcorn, candy, fun and games.