By: Ra’Shana Neal
1. On Feb. 21 in High Point, the High Point Museum, located at 1859 Lexington Ave., will be hosting its fourth annual Family Game Night. The event will start at 5 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy your night of fun with your family while playing card games, board games and a number of scavenger hunts. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
2. On Feb. 21 in Greensboro, head to Twist Lounge, located at 435-M Dolley Madison Rd., for Xposed: Love with a Twist from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. This live body painting event is brought to you by Shanndyland and The Carolina Body Paint Guild. According to the Facebook event page, the theme is UV: Love with a Twist. “Several artists will be live UV body painting and a big showcase with an audience vote at 10 p.m.” Admission is $8, which includes membership to Twist Lounge.
3. On Feb. 22 in Greensboro, The International Civil Rights Museum, located at 134 S. Elm St., alongside The Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation will host a screening of the film After Selma at 6 p.m. For more information on the event and film, visit the Facebook event page.
4. On Feb. 22 in Greensboro, head to Chemistry Nightclub, located at 2901 Spring Garden St., for The Sex Kitten Roundup with YES! Weekly‘s 2019 LGBTQ+ Living Legend Paisley Parque! According to the Facebook event page, special guest to the Sex Kitten Roundup includes Blair Williams “former Miss Gay America” and Dragula’s Monikkie Shame! Drag shows are at 10 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. On Feb. 22 in Winston-Salem, Drum Majors Alliance will be hosting a Freedom Ride for Black History Month. The Freedom Rides will last from 2-5 p.m. starting at the Old Salem Museum and Gardens visitor center, located at 900 Old Salem Rd. According to the Facebook event page, “The Freedom Ride is a local pilgrimage that explores & exposes both historic & present injustices in the City of Winston-Salem. It is a unique time of truth-telling, singing, and protest against every force that oppresses & divides our city.” Freedom Rides has a suggested donation of $15 per person and the funds raised will benefit “Lit City – a youth development initiative that builds in solidarity with students of our city.” Donations will be collected after the Freedom Ride and can be made in cash, credit, Cashapp or Venmo. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit the Eventbrite page.
6. On Feb. 22 in High Point, Tipsy’z Tacos Urban Cantina, located at 1345 N. Main St., is celebrating National Margarita Day! The new restaurant just recently had its grand opening and invites people to drink specialty margaritas, eat tacos and “HABA a good time.” The event also features live music by Shane Key starting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
7. On Feb. 22 in Greensboro, AVO Records Presents: AVO Unplugged at New York Pizza, located at 337 Tate St. This month, the LGBTQ showcase switches it up with live vocals/ instruments and performances by Murder By Melons, Devine Therapy, Por Ti, Debbie The Artist, Vale Cross, and Bryce Quartz. There will be art for sale and proceeds from some pieces will go directly to Triad Health Project. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the cover charge is $5. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Feb. 23 in High Point, The Public House, located at 1102 N. Main St., will be hosting A Taste of New Orleans: Mardi Gras Cocktail and Wine Brunch. The brunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 2:30 p.m. The restaurant will be decorated and catered with authentic New Orleans dishes by Chef Oliva Francis along with wine pairings by expert Andrew Alley. It is encouraged to make reservations by calling (336) 509-6438. Tickets $45 non-wine class members and $40 for wine class members. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.