Eight great things to do in the Triad: Nov. 16-18
1. From Nov. 16 until the end of December in Greensboro, shop for loved ones while giving back to the community with Givesboro 2018. According to a press release sent out by Jenn Graf, owner of Vintage to Vogue, this holiday season small businesses of downtown Greensboro will be offering discounts and will be donating a portion of their sales to the Interactive Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that assists neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty reconnect with their own lives and with the community at large. “The initiative is “Communities coming together, giving back in Greensboro” during the Buy Local Season (Nov. 15th-Dec. 31st) sponsored by Triad Local First,” the Facebook event page states. There are several ways to give back with Givesboro. Shoppers can purchase a $10 discount card; they can donate loose change and businesses can come up with their own creative way to give back (i.e., rounding up sales). For a full list of participating businesses, visit the Facebook event page.
2. From Nov. 16-18 in Summerfield, don’t miss the Vintage Market Days Holiday Event. This weekend starting at 10 a.m., visit Summerfield Farm, located at 3203 Pleasant Ridge Rd., for three days of upscale vintage “art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings & more,” the Facebook event page states. Tickets are no longer available online but can be purchased at the door ($10 on Friday and $5 on both Saturday and Sunday). For more information, visit the website.
3. On Nov. 17 in Winston-Salem, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Old Salem, located at 600 S. Main St. Salem Saturdays is perfect for the whole family during the hectic holiday season. Take a stroll down Main Street, and take in the sights and smells of a traditional Moravian Christmas. “Learn how this remote part of Carolina created an environment of celebration and reflection in the solitude of this rural landscape,” the Facebook event page states. For more information and ticket prices, visit the website.
4. On Nov. 17 in Winston-Salem, celebrate 15 years with Silver Moon Saloon, located at 632 N. Trade St. Silver Moon Saloon was voted as the Triad’s Coolest and Small Bar in this year’s annual YES! Weekly reader’s poll. On Saturday, it will celebrate 15 years of business with $1 PBR specials, Tullamore Dew promotions and live music by Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk at 7 p.m. and Spirit System at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On Nov. 17 in Greensboro, celebrate Local Comic Shop Day with Acme Comics, located at 2150 Lawndale Dr. From 1 until 5 p.m. artists and colorist of “Bitter Root” Sanford Greene and Rico Renzi will be there for a meet-and-greet and will be signing comics for free. According to the Facebook event page, “Bitter Root” is set during the Harlem Renaissance and follows the Sangerye Family “as they hold the line against insidious supernatural threats! Talk with Sanford and Rico about their experiences and process.” EERIEFACE Enamel Pins will be making their debut with limited-edition pop culture enamel pins and stickers. Greensboro’s own Barrett Stanley, creator of the Heartbreak Quadrant graphic novels, will be in attendance with his materials starting at noon. “Local Comic Shop Day variant edition comics and graphic novels are extremely limited in productions runs and are available first come-first served at 10 a.m. Reservations are not possible,” the event page states. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6.On Nov. 17 in Winston-Salem, for a night of live music with local singer/songwriters head to the Winston-Salem Public House, located at 400 S. Greene St. “Formerly hosted at Kleur, this is an intimate evening of music with featured area songwriters who will share a bit about their process in between sharing their own songs or songs that have influenced their own writing,” the Facebook event page states. Kicking off this event on Saturday is Molly Grace and The Collection’s David Wimbish. “The Public House is a small, sweet space perfect for these close-up, intimate sorts of things. From 9-11 p.m. only, there will be a focused hush as these two songwriters respectively play a set and have these meaningful conversations with the crowd. Questions and dialogue encouraged.” For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Nov. 17 in Winston-Salem, celebrate the life and birthday of Winston-Salem matriarch Katharine Reynolds. The Katharine Brasserie and Bar, located at 51 E. Fourth St., (aptly named after Reynolds herself) will be celebrating with champagne and cake from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Katharine will also be revealing artwork from the Reynolda House’s archives and new additions to the dining room at The Katharine. Reynolda House representatives will be giving guided tours, and sharing details and background about each work of art. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Nov. 18 in High Point, don’t miss the High Point Holiday Festival Parade, presented by the Guilford Merchants Association. From 3 to 5 p.m. in downtown High Point, find the perfect spot to watch over 100 parade entries including marching bands, beauty queens, floats, clowns, Santa Claus and much more. This year’s sponsors include Wake Forrest Baptist Health – High Point Medical Center, Cone Health MedCenter High Point, and Ilderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. According to the Facebook event page, the parade will begin on “Green Drive and travel North on Main Street to Montlieu Avenue.” Parking is available in the decks or at businesses along the parade route and bleacher seating is limited and available at the corners of Main & High and Main & Gatewood Streets. There is a reserved area for the disabled and wheelchair users in front of Sheraton Towers at 400 N. Main St. For more information, visit the website.