Eight great things to do in the Triad: Sept. 28-30
By: Chelsea Daniels-McGirt
1. On Sept. 28 in Greensboro, come and check out one of the most popular laser light shows around! Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon laser light show will be shown at the Greensboro Science Center, located on 4301 Lawndale Dr. The light shows will begin at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in the Omnisphere Theater. The Facebook event page states feature tracks will include “Money” and “Great Gig in the Sky” from the classic album Dark Side of the Moon. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at the website.
2. On Sept. 28 in Greensboro, join the Crooked Tail Cat Cafe, located at 604 S. Elm St. for “Mewvie Night: Hocus Pocus.” The movie takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and ages 5+ are welcome to come and watch the Halloween classic. Popcorn and drinks are included in the ticket purchase, and ticket prices are $15 on the website. Walk-in tickets are also an option when available. For more information visit the Facebook event page.
3. On Sept. 28 in High Point, come on out and join Brown Truck Brewery, located at 1234 N. Main St., for its Oktoberfest Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. Brown Truck Brewery will be raising money for Hurricane Florence victims starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. There will be live music from Turpentine Shine, paired with grub from Two the Top food truck. Alongside its Oktoberfest beer release; Brown Truck Brewery will donate $1 from every purchase of the beer! There will also be donation boxes for those wanting to give more to the cause. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On Sept. 29 in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, head to 1607 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro and 115 Oakwood Dr. in Winston-Salem, to enjoy McKay’s Customer Appreciation Day. With over 10,000 square feet of space, McKay’s offers the community used books, music, movies, electronics, video games, action figures, textbooks and more! Both locations’ Facebook event pages states, “Thank you so much for supporting us–now it’s time for us to show how much we appreciate you!” Join the fun at both locations from 11 a.m., until 5 p.m. for free food, food trucks, kid activities, games, giveaways and more!
5. On Sept. 29 in Greensboro, superheroes will unite for a special cause. The Little Brother Brewing Block Party (located at Little Brother Brewing, 348 S. Elm St.) will be held in honor of fallen Greensboro Firefighter, Will Caviness. The Greensboro Fire Department, Greensboro Police Department, Junction 311, along with Caviness’s family and friends, join together for the ultimate superhero party. Family-friendly, free and open to the public, the block party is set to start at 7 p.m., and end at 1 a.m. According to the Facebook event page, Brother Bear Presents “3pc & A Biscuit” for musical entertainment, along with other tunes to be announced. There will be beer releases and beer available for purchase to those 21 + years of age. The Heroes Red & Blue 5k Kids Fun Run- Will Caviness Memorial kicks off at 6 p.m., and all proceeds from the run will go to the International Association of Fire Fighters Program and the International Burn Camp. For more information on the 5k run, visit the website.
6. On Sept. 29 in High Point, grab your cookbooks and your kids and head on over to High Point’s Farmer Market for “Culinary Creations with Chef Monkonjay.” Located on 901 N. Main St., the event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m., with a highlight at 10:30 a.m. by High Point’s Chef Daniel “Monkonjay” Gray, aka Uncle Cheesecake. There will be live music by Champagne & Kevlar, in addition to fresh produce, craft & food vendors, and kids activities such as bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and a photo booth. High Point Museum will be sharing some High Point history, along with the chance to register and win a gift tote bag full of goodies! This is one event you don’t want to miss! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Sept. 29 and 30 in Winston-Salem, fall is being brought in the local and handmade way. Hops & Shop: A Camel City Craft Fair along with Foothills Brewing present “Carnival Market”. Located on 3800 Kimwell Dr., at the Foothills Brewing Tasting Room, over 100 local and regional vendors provide high quality handmade, vintage, antique, and repurposed goods. There will also be live music, food trucks, kids activities and more! According to the Facebook event page, the event will last from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on both days.
8. On Sept. 29 in Winston-Salem, Head on over to the “new” Old Salem and check out its makeover at 600 S. Main St., for a “Salem Saturday in Autumn.” Hosted by the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, there is much to see and explore in this historic place. From the popular “Hands-On-Workshops” to the new kid-friendly “please touch” buildings and even a picnic in Salem Square; Old Salem is ready to greet you and your family. Doors are open from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information and ticket prices, check out the Facebook event page.