Eight great things to do in the Triad: March 29-31
1. From March 29-31 in Winston-Salem, back by popular demand is Gary Taylor’s “Metropolis.” Performed by the Winston-Salem Festival Ballet, “Metropolis” explores the inter-connectivity of the city and its inhabitants. This ballet performance was written, choreographed and produced by Taylor, and features original musical score and compositions by Chris Heckman, Eric Schwartz, John Wilson, and Tracy Thornton. (Read more about “Metropolis” in Terry Rader’s article in this week’s YES! Weekly.) The performance takes place at the Hanesbrands Theatre, located at 209 N. Spruce St. on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $30, and for more information, visit the website.
2. On March 29 in Greensboro, have dinner at The Barking Deck, located at 106 S. Walnut Circle Unit B, from 7 to 8 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “We’re going to start hosting a monthly community dinner, featuring different restaurants around us. We’re huge pizza fans, and Nostra Pizza is fantastically delicious! So, that’s where we are starting.” The cost is $10, which includes two slices of pizza and a draft beer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
3. On March 30 in Greensboro, go to Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 120 W. Lewis St., for a Tie Dye Patio Party from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is sponsored by SweetWater Brewing Company and the first 100 participants will receive a free white T-shirt (preferred sizes not guaranteed) to dye. Participants are encouraged to bring their own shirts or merchandise to dye. This event is dog-friendly and for those ages 21 and up. There will be SweetWater brews on sale and a chance to go fishing in the SweetWater fish tank to win prizes. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On March 30 in Greensboro, The Queen’s Storytime, Stonewall Sports – Greensboro’s free monthly drag storytime hosted at Scuppernong Books, will be led this month by Kitty Litter. There will be free crafts for children of all ages after the story. According to the Facebook event page, “This event is meant to promote love and acceptance, celebrating one’s differences. To children, Drag Queens & Kings appear like something out of fairy tales. Both children and drag queens enjoy a shared interest in dressing up, wrapping themselves in all things shiny and glittery, and using their imagination.”
5. On March 30 in Greensboro, Shiners, located at 5638 Mapleleaf Dr. will be hosting its monthly Fetish After Dark, and this month’s theme is Sideshow Carnival. This event is open to ages 18 and up with a cover fee of $5, and ages 21 and up are free, and there will be a vendor raffle that benefits Triad Health Project. According to the Facebook event page, “attendance does not require themed attire, although it is encouraged. Wear what you want!” Attendees are not required to participate to attend, all parties are welcome, participation is encouraged on stage, and participation REQUIRES consent by all parties present, no exceptions.
6. On March 30 in Winston-Salem, Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company, 727 Trade St. NW, will be hosting “Hope on a Half Shell,” an annual oyster roast benefitting the Parenting PATH. The oyster roast is from 2 to 6 p.m. and features local Fiddlin’ Fish brews and live music from Quiet Forte, and Lisa and the Saints, and catering by The Slanted Shed. “This fundraising event benefits local children in our community. Your ticket includes oysters, Brunswick stew, and a pint from Fiddlin’ Fish. Come on out and help families and children in Forsyth County,” the Facebook event page states. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
7. On March 31 in Greensboro, head to the WAMRev Gallery at Revolution Mill, 1250 Revolution Mill Dr., for Comics Life from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, Lord Retail and Find & Trust Events are presenting this event which is “not a typical comic convention,” as YES! Weekly’s Ian McDowell writes. There will be booths, comics for sale and of course, costumes as well as panels, workshops and presentations. Panel discussions and workshops will be led by prominent comic book artists and writers such as Barrett Stanely, Michael Moreci, Emmett Helen, Rob Clough, and Jeremy Whitley. Tickets are $12 and for more information about this event, visit the website.
8. On March 31 in High Point, watch some roller derby as the Mad Dollies take on the Elm Street Nightmares at Skate South, 208 W. Fairfield Rd., from 7 to 9 p.m. This is the first home team bout of the season for Greensboro Roller Derby. Spectators are strongly encouraged to bring their own non-marking chairs as well as canned goods for GSORD’s nonprofit partner the Out of The Garden Project. Tickets are $10 at the door (ages 16 and up), children 6-15 are $5, children 5 and under are free, and $8 at the door for students with ID, Military with ID, and Seniors 55+. Concessions will be available, and parking is free! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.