Eight great things to do in the Triad: Sept. 21-23
By: Sebastian Pellejero
1. From Sept. 21 through Sept. 23 in Winston-Salem, the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will be performing Calendar Girls at the McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium, located at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, located at 750 Marguerite Dr. Based on a true story, Calendar Girls tells the tale of Annie, a recent widow who, in looking to fundraise for a hospital, gathers a group of friends to pose au naturel for a calendar. Annie’s initiative soon goes awry, with the group finding themselves revealing more than originally intended. Tickets to this inspiring and comedic play start at $21.50 and can be purchased at the Little Theatre’s website. On Friday and Saturday, the show will start at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For those unable to make it this weekend, the Little Theatre will be performing more shows next Thursday to Saturday. For more information, visit the show’s page on the Little Theatre website.
2. On Sept. 21 in Winston-Salem, unleash your inner rocker at The ABCs of Rock & Roll, a concert of classic rock ‘n’ roll hits taking place at the Hanesbrands Theatre, located at 209 N. Spruce St. Put on by the Spring Theatre, this show will feature songs by legendary rock artists, including the Jackson Five, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Journey, The Eagles and more! The 26-song setlist is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $20, including taxes and fees, and can be purchased on the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts website. For more information, visit the event’s page on the Miller Rhodes Center for the Arts website.
3. On Sept. 21 in Greensboro, The GreenHill Art Museum, located at 200 N. Davie St., will again host its Masterpiece Friday event at 11 a.m. A combination of story time, art making and a “lollipop tour” of GreenHill’s current exhibition, this week’s installation will feature the children’s book Big Little by Leslie Particelli and have the children make big body tracings. For just $6, your kids will be exposed to stimulating exhibitions of local art featured at the GreenHill, including “Analog,” a collection of photographs enlisting different techniques to capture “fleeting moments out of time and space,” and “Beyond Ornament,” a survey of North Carolinian jewelry makers. For more information, visit the event page on the GreenHill website.
4. On Sept. 22 in Winston-Salem, Notre Dame’s nationally ranked football team is in town to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in what should be an eventful game of football. Expect the Demon Deacons to come out eager to avenge last week’s loss at home against Boston College, while eighth-ranked Notre Dame looks to improve their win streak to four. The matinee will start noon at BB&T Stadium on 411 Deacon Blvd. Remaining tickets available through Wake Forest start at $95, but presale tickets can be found on StubHub starting at just $25. Those unable to watch in person need not fret, as the game will be broadcasted nationally on ABC. For more information, visit the Wake Forest football team page.
5. On Sept. 22 in Greensboro, N Joy the Rush, the event planning firm operated by partners Joy Harley and Kristin Rush, will be hosting its Second Annual ovHERcoming Obstacles event at the Craft Recreation Center, located at 3911 Yanceyville St. Aimed to “teach [young girls] the importance of networking and building relationships,” as well personal finance and etiquette skills, the day is composed of various events, including a mix and mingle with vendors and local female entrepreneurs; a panel discussion, hosted by Roxie from 102 Jams; a keynote speaker, and more. Starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until midday, this free event is meant for girls in grades 7 to 12, but mothers are also encouraged to join. Those intending to participate are required to register at the N Joy the Rush website. For more information, visit the event page.
6. On Sept. 22 in High Point, check out the Electric Motor Club of High Point‘s electric car show at the Deep River Friends Meeting, located at 5300 W. Wendover Ave. From 2 to 6 p.m., take a ride in electric vehicle models such as a 2014 Toyota Rav4 EV, 2016 Nissan Leaf EV, 2017 Chevy Volt PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric) and of course, a 2018 Tesla Model 3 EV. Co-founder David Allen hopes people will come out to the car show so they can see the benefits of driving an electric car for themselves. For more information, check out the Spotlight we wrote in last week’s issue.
7. On Sept. 22 in High Point, give summer the proper send-off at this weekend’s Second Annual End of Summer Bash, hosted by the parks departments for both Archdale and Creekside in High Point. Head to Archdale Parks, located at 200 Park Dr., from 6 to 9 p.m., to enjoy music, local cuisine and more. Dance the night away (on the basketball court turned dance floor) to classic rock, country, and blues performances by the Southern Chill Band and Fabulous Flashbacks, while your kids enjoy the balloon animals and magic show hosted by Captain Jim. Food trucks will be stationed throughout the park for dinner, the list of vendors include The Chill Shak to Sunset Slush to Zeko’s and more. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
8. On Sept. 23 in Winston-Salem, The Arts on Sunday Festival series, hosted by Art for Art’s Sake, will have its second-to-last event starting at 1 p.m. Liberty Street, between Sixth and Seventh streets, will be closed off for the four-hour event, which will host the work of AFAS-backed artists. Admission is free to the public, and the festival boasts live music and a kid’s corner for crafts and activities. In an ode to the upcoming change of season, this week’s theme is “Harvestfest: Raincheck.” For more information, visit the event’s page on the AFAS website.