Eight great things to do in the Triad: March 23-25
By: Jocelyn Jones
1. From March 23-25 in Greensboro, from 10 a.m.-8: p.m. (11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday) the Greensboro Ideal Home Show will be at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The show will feature seminars, interior and outdoor design ideas, home improvement ideas, as well as DIY ideas. There will also be an opportunity for fans to meet “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” who will have presentations and share their story of farm life. There will also be tours taking place at the Belgard Gardens, local experts from Outdoor Living, Green Valley Landscaping, and Williamson Landscaping will also be there to inspire home ideas. Other features include the Tiny Home, Hero Day on Friday (which is free admission for all retired and active duty military, first responders and teachers with I.D.), and much more. Tickets are $10 for adults ($9 online), and free for children under 12. For more information visit the website.
2. From March 23-24 in Greensboro, the Bennett Players are teaming up with Grace & Inspiration Productions for the opening night performance of the play, “And You Thought YOUR Family Was Crazy” starting at 8 p.m. This play will take place at the Little Theatre at Bennett College, located at 900 E. Washington St. The play features original songs from original songwriter/vocalist William “Wril” Brown with the script by Ray Norman. Tickets for non-students are $20 in advance and $25. For more information visit the Grace & Inspiration Productions webpage.
3. On March 23 and March 25 in Winston-Salem, Piedmont Opera presents opening night of “The Pirates of Penzance” at the University North Carolina School of the Arts Stevens Center, located at 405 W. 4th St. According to the Facebook event page, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” is “the very model of a modern Major-General Stanley was simply trying to protect his daughters from the famed Pirates of Penzance. Now the police are involved – who knows how it will end! Gilbert and Sullivan take us once again to the land of Topsy-Turvy.” Tickets range from $20-$98 and can be purchased online, the show opening night starts at 8 p.m. The show on March 25 is at 2 p.m.
4. On March 24 in Greensboro, Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro will host the 3.21 Dash for Down Syndrome will be taking place at LeBauer Park from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. This will be a traditional 5k fundraiser, but participants can run an extra .11 mile to the second finish line for a 3.21-mile finish. This signifies the three-21st chromosomes that characterize individuals with Down Syndrome. For more information, or to register visit this website. “Would you to support the DSNGG by sponsoring this fun, inspiring race? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on sponsorships,” the Facebook event page states.
5. On March 24 in Greensboro, the March for Our Lives will take place from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The event is being hosted to protest the rise in gun-related violence in the past years, and most especially in the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. There will be guest speakers and performers, in addition to food trucks, vendors, and merchandise for sale. The march will start at Government Square and will end at LeBauer Park in Greensboro. For more information visit the facebook event page, or visit their website at marchforourlivesgso.org.
6. On March 24 in Winston-Salem, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. check out the Human Evolution exhibit at the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology, located on Wingate Road. The focus of the exhibit is on the “hot topics of Paleoanthropology” that are still being investigated. It includes information on fossilized bones, artifacts and how they hold clues on how ancient peoples walked, hunted, created tools and much more. Admission is free. For more information visit the museum’s webpage.
7. On March 24 in Greensboro, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. The Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours will host a tour of downtown, where modern culture and great food are combined with over 200 years of history. The tour includes visits to modern upscale restaurants, to hole-in-the-wall food spots, to amazing desserts. For more information, to register and for ticket information, visit www.tastecarolina.com.
8. On March 25 in Greensboro, from 3 p.m. -5 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church of Greensboro will be hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza for the whole family. There will be an easter egg hunt, puppet show, crafts and fun for everyone. This is a free event and will take place at the CUMC Fellowship Center, located at 410 N. Holden Rd. For more information visit the CUMC webpage.