Come out and celebrate Triad City Beat‘s third anniversary with friends, readers, well-wishers, donors and other culturati! The party at Kleur in Winston-Salem kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. — a free and kid-friendly event that includes music by a Reanimator Records DJ, free food and booze, a live painting and more. Visit our Facebook event page for more info.
- Dance From Above @ the Carolina Theatre (GSO), 9 p.m.
Dance From Above’s first event of 2017 features the soulful dance music of Seven Davis Jr. Organizers of the donation-based event hope to spread joy and underground dance music to new and returning attendees. More info on the Facebook event page.
- Community meeting @ Shekinah Glory Church (HP), 6:30 p.m.
Following decisions made at a monthly meeting of the High Point NAACP branch, Pastor Brad Lilley opens up his sanctuary to provide a space for constructive dialogue. The meeting’s organizers call on members of the police department, the police chief and the city manager to attend the meeting and address unanswered questions regarding violence, as well as policies and procedures.
- John Ronald’s Dragons @ Scuppernong Books (GSO), 11 a.m.
Geek out over The Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien under the guise of taking your kids to a children’s storytime event. Guilford College professor Caroline McAlister reads from her picture book biography John Ronald’s Dragons, which tells the story of a boy who searched for a world of dragons until he grew up to create one of his own. More info at scuppernongbooks.com.
- The Amplified Women’s Conference @ the International Civil Rights Center & Museum (GSO), 11 a.m.
Celebrate Women’s History Month at a conference for women of all ages that features a seminar with Chisa Pennix-Brown and a sisterhood panel discussion. Networking opportunities, as well as lunch, door prizes and a raffle, are included. The event is free and open to the public, though pre-registration is required. More info at sitinmovement.org.
- The Comedy Dance Collective @ Hanesbrands Theatre (W-S), Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Chicago-based Comedy Dance Collective — a group of current, former and almost dancers — brings its creative and goofy movement-based comedy to the Camel City. The evenings include an opening act by Winston-Salem’s Bunker Dogs Improv. More info at comedydancecollective.com.
Pick of the Week (Arts)
- Plenty of Time @ NC A&T (GSO), Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., March 26 at 3 p.m.
A&T Theater Arts presents a play written by John Shevin Foster and directed by Vanita Vactor. Plenty of Time tells the story of two unlikely lovers, a wealthy debutante and a Black Panther. The play — held at the Paul Robeson Theatre — portrays the lives and experiences of its two characters over a period of 33 years, as well as social and political changes for African-Americans during that time. More info at ncataggies.com.
Pick of the Week (Food)
- Community brunch and craft fair @ Deep Roots Market (GSO), March 26, 9 a.m.
Deep Roots hosts an all-day event that includes an extended brunch bar, an omelet-making station, mimosas, live music by Kelcey Ledbetter and a community craft sale. More info on the Facebook event page.
Pick of the Week (Music)
- Big Thief @ the Garage (W-S), Friday, 9 p.m.
The Garage and Phuzz Records present folk rock group Big Thief, who come through the Camel City as part of a national tour. Boston indie rock band Palehound and Winston-Salem’s Victoria Victoria join. More info at the-garage.ws.
Pick of the Week (Sports)
- Adaptive golf clinic @ Gillespie Golf Course (GSO), Saturday, 10 a.m.
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department and the Greensboro Elks Lodge offer a free adaptive golf clinic that teaches techniques to help make golf accessible for teenagers and adults with physical disabilities. No previous golf experience is needed to participate. More info at greensboro-nc.gov/mainstream.