Eight great things to do in the Triad: March 30 – April 1
By: Jennifer Zeleski
1. On March 30 in Winston-Salem, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Salem College, located at the Salem Elberson Fine Arts Center, 500 E. Salem Ave., will be hosting an invitational exhibition that brings together women printmakers who are active in the Winston-Salem community. According to the Facebook page, “The event is inspired by the original five Winston-Salem printmakers: Anne Kesler Shields, Sue Moore, Virginia Ingram, Ann Carter Pollard, and Martha Dunigan. This exhibition celebrates traditional and nontraditional forms and techniques in printmaking. Participating artists include Mona Wu, Alix Hitchcock, Terri Dowell-Dennis, Terry Schupbach-Gordon, Amy Kincaid, Emily Drew Mash, Woodie Anderson, Barbara Mellin, Leslie Smith, Ellen Heck, Lea Lackey-Zachmann, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the event link here.
2. On March 30 in Winston-Salem, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, located at 750 Marguerite Dr., will host the final week of the Tohoku: Through The Eyes of Japanese Photographers exhibit. According to the Facebook event page, “This exhibition of photographs of Tohoku, a region of Japan ravaged by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant failure in March of 2011, does not attempt to document the damage or recovery of this region. Instead, this exhibition uses photography to show the natural and cultural environment of Tohoku, its people and their way of life, as well as the renewed interest in their spiritual traditions.” The exhibition was curated by Kotaro Iizawa and is composed of the work of nine generationally diverse individual and group photographers who have worked and lived in Tohoku. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the exhibit link here.
3. On March 20 in Greensboro, the Guilford College Cline Observatory will host a guest speaker and a full-dome planetarium movie for their Observatory Open House: Astronomy of the Incas and Maya event. According to the Facebook event page, “these pre-Columbian empires had their own set of stories and beliefs about the sky, which were almost wiped out by the waves of European invasion, but are being reclaimed by the descendants of these civilizations today.” Following the presentation, they will host a viewing of the sky through the observatory’s telescopes, weather-permitting. This event is kid-friendly and open to the public. Find more information here.
4. On March 31 from noon to 4 p.m., World of Beer, located at 1310 Westover Terrace #112, will celebrate Break the Chain Kennel Kru’s second anniversary, where visitors can meet Diesel and other BTCKK dogs, and help raise funds for the organization. Break the Chain Kennel Kru is known for assisting families with local anti-tethering ordinances by providing no-cost, chain-link kennels, with a tarp that allows their pet to remain in a safe and secure enclosure. They also provide education on spay and neutering within the piedmont triad. Find out more here.
5. On March 31, from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Mike Clark of The Mill Entertainment Complex and LeBauer Park, located at 208 N. Davie St., will host a Spring Fest, starting with an egg hunt promptly at 11 a.m., along with face-painting, bounce houses, bubble sports, crafts, live music and more! Food will be available from Café Europa and Ghassan’s Fresh Mediterranean Eats. Visitors are suggested to RSVP on Eventbrite.
6. On March 31 in Greensboro, from 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., The Comedy Zone, located at 1126 S. Holden Rd., will host Greg Morton, frequent headliner at Planet Hollywood, as well as well-known resorts and casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City according to his website. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, and RSVP here.
7. On March 31 in High Point, join The 512 Collective in painting pollinators signs for Homegrown Heroes‘ upcoming community Pollinator Parade on April 21. According to the Facebook event page, “Come connect and create art with the community as we paint pollinator signs to the story of community growth, and learn more about the big buzz happening in High Point!”
8. On April 1 in High Point, there will be several Easter egg hunts at various churches around town.
- From 10 a.m. to noon, according to the Facebook event page, Visit High Point (located at 1634 N. Main St.) will “host Easter Holiday activities to include an egg hunt with prizes, coloring and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Photo opportunities with the bunny will be throughout the event: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.“
- From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., according to the Facebook event, Hope Church (located at 2800 Westchester Dr.) will be hosting a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt. According to the Facebook event, “Elevation Station will be celebrating Easter with a Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday morning, April 1st at both the 9:30 and 11:15 services. There will be an Easter service along with cupcakes, juice and the fun Glow-in-the-Dark egg hunt.”
- From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pandora’s Manor and String & Splinter Club is hosting an Easter brunch and egg hunt. According to the Facebook event, “Join us and the Easter bunny for our annual Easter brunch followed by our egg hunt! $29/ adult, $14.50/kid 7-12, $7.25/ kid under 7.” The first egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. and the cost is $5/kids ages 5 & under in Market Square. The second egg hunt begins at 1:30 p.m., the cost is $5/kids ages 7-12 at Pandora’s Manor.