Our cover story this week tells you exactly where to find the best boba tea in the Triad. Boba or bubble tea is a tea-based iced drink that contains tapioca balls at the bottom of the cup. You’ve heard of tapioca, but what even is it? It’s a starch taken from the roots of the cassava plant native to the north and central-west regions of Brazil, and it’s most commonly used in tapioca pudding, a combination of tapioca balls, sugar, milk and vanilla extract. It’s pretty nutritious, too, being a great source of calcium and iron. Think about that while you enjoy your refreshing bubble tea, then check out what’s going on this weekend in the Triad.

THURSDAY July 22

Raman Bhardwaj Exhibit @ Forsyth County Public Library (W-S) 10 a.m.

Greensboro-based artist Raman Bhardwaj currently has 16 paintings, featuring mythical creatures and deities, on display on the 2nd floor of the Forsyth County Public Library. Learn more about Bhardwaj by visiting www.artistraman.com.

MusicConnects Series @ Winston-Salem Symphony (W-S) 12 p.m.

Join vocalist Jason McKinney and conductor William Henry Curry during Winston-Salem Symphony’s MusicConnects program, designed to bring people together through music. It features a series of free conversations about race, power and equality leading up to Bill Barclay’s The Chevalier: A Play with Music. To register for the Zoom webinar, visit www.wssymphony.org/musicconnects or follow Winston-Salem Symphony on Facebook to view live.

Dance From Above Presents: GRANT @ 306 Orville Wright Drive (GSO) 7 p.m.

For their first in-person event in over a year, Dance From Above invites you to what they call the Track Yard for an evening of music and dance with DJ Grant. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

FRIDAY July 23

Single Day Art Camp: Paint and String Art (AR Workshop) GSO 1 p.m.


During this paint party perfect for children ages 7-14, they’ll create paint and string art on a 10×10 canvas. Participants can choose from AR Workshop’s vast array of paint colors. Visit www.arworkshop.com/greensboro to register.

Art Show Reception @ Ambleside Gallery (GSO) 5 p.m.

Jessica Yelverton is excited to announce that several of her watercolor collections are on display at Ambleside Gallery. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while asking Yelverton about her craft. Learn more about Yelverton by following her on Facebook at HighBrow Hippie.

Green Day’s American Idiot @ Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance (W-S) 8 p.m.

Follow the tale of friends Johnny, Tunny and Will as they find the meaning of life post 9/11, heightened by each song from Green Day’s American Idiot album. The show is rated R for drug use, sexual content and adult language. Find more information and purchase tickets at www.theatrealliance.ws.

SATURDAY July 24

Reynolda Sidewalk Sale @ Reynolda Village (W-S) 10 a.m.

Young families enjoy Reynolda Village of Wake Forest University in the first weeks of September 2015. Image copyright Lauren Olinger for Red Cardinal Studio

Shop with your favorite local business during Reynolda’s Sidewalk Sale. Hours vary by merchant. For more info and a list of participating merchants, visit www.reynoldavillage.com/sidewalksale.

High Point Food Truck Rodeo @ Downtown High Point (HP) 4 p.m.

Indulge in craft beer, wine and meals from various food trucks such as Baconessence and Brick City Kitchen during High Point’s food truck rodeo. Live music will be provided by Turpentine Shine and Bad Romeo. Visit the event page on Facebook for more information.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 @ Spring Hill United Methodist Church (HP) 8 p.m.

Grab your blankets and chairs and head to Spring Hill United Methodist Church for a free screening of The Secret Life of Pets 2. For more info, visit the event page on Facebook.

SUNDAY July 25

Cat5Band @ Baxter’s (GSO) 3 p.m.

Enjoy the open air at Baxter’s with live music provided by Cat5. Cover charge is $10. Learn more about Cat5 by visiting their Facebook page.

Kink Paint Party @ Club Orion (GSO) 6 p.m.

Whether it’s BDSM, leather or a fetish, everyone has a kink. Are you bold enough to put yours on a canvas? Prove it at Club Orion’s Kink Paint Party. All materials needed will be supplied.

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