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Tea swift in the house

Summer is officially here, though it seems to have unofficially made itself at home weeks ago. Did you know that June is National Iced Tea Month? We like ours twisted, spilled or direct from Long Island. We hope you like yours spilled, too, because it's comin' in hot cold right now.

Forward this to someone who knows how to par-tea.



Up your curb appeal

This little piggy is headed to Greensboro Farmers Market’s Curiosities at the Curb! It’s time to unlearn those antiquated phrases, and let your curiosity get the best of you as you wander the maze of upcycled artisan wares and vintage goodies from noon–3 p.m., Saturday, June 26. Enjoy this treasure trove of one-of-a-kind unique pieces and sale-sational finds with free entry, or invest $2 in a first look with the early-bird special at 11 a.m. After facing the daddy of all yard sales, curb your hunger with a scoop — or five — of Homeland ice cream or a hot dog. With hula-hooping, face painting, shopping, munchies and caffeinated delights, you’re in the market for some high-energy fun.



Magic carpet pride

Some cities pride themselves on their beaches. Others, mountains. Greensboro prides itself on . . . well, Pride! A month-long affair of drag queens, rainbow attire and support for the LGBTQ+ community has us locals bursting at the sequin-pant seams with pride.

  • Stuff your face with pride at Undercurrent’s Pride Takeover. This restaurant is making waves for more than its delicious cuisine. Eat your way to greatness all month long, but especially from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 22.
  • Join the Greensboro Grasshoppers for a hoppin’ good time at 6:30 p.m, Thursday, June 23, for Pride Night. Plus, drink for a cause. $2 for every ticket will be donated to the Guilford Green Foundation!
  • It might be hot, but we have a brrr-illiant way to beat the heat: Pride Skate at the Greensboro Ice House! Dress to impress in your most sparkly and colorful attire and show off your cooler-than-ice-cold skating moves Saturday, June 25 from 8-10 p.m.
  • Your high school days might lie somewhere over the rainbow, but relive one awkward awesome night of fun with Innovative Event Center’s LGBTQ+ Adult Prom at 8 p.m., Sunday, June 26th. Embrace that single moment for $25, or couple up for $40 tickets. O.Hey, maybe you’ll even be crowned the queen you know you are. (21+)
  • Coming in at 7 feet tall, it’s Brendaaaa the Drag Queen! Wigs will be flying as you enjoy an evening of singing and shade-slinging comedy, plus Brenda-themed booze at Boxcar Bar + Arcade’s Drag Queen Meet and Greet. A portion of cocktail sales goes to the Guilford Green Foundation, so day-drink away from 2–5 p.m., Sunday, June 26.
  • Chai there! Soul Tribe Sessions invites you to a night of empowerment, personal wellness, tea-sippin’ and spillin’ Head to the Guilford Green Foundation from 6–8 p.m., Tuesday, June 28 for Vulnerabilitea, a quali-tea discussion with ourselves and the communi-tea.
  • These boots were made for walking marching, and that’s just what they’ll do at GSO’s Pride March to Remember. Learn more about the history of the Gay Rights Movement while honoring the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots at 6 p.m, Tuesday, June 28. Get those steps in and march on.
  • Hit the jackpot with this year’s Green Queen Bingo Fundraiser at Piedmont Hall. A night of hilarity, drag and a chance to win prizes awaits you at 6 p.m., Friday, July 1. Take advantage of that free space and mark your spot for just $10. Tiara optional.
  • Greensboro’s Annual Pride Festival is anticipated to be one of the hottest events of the year . . . hopefully without the scorching temps. Take some time to cool down before enjoying the rainbow of vendors and entertainers from 11 a.m.–6p.m., Sunday, September 18.
  • Can’t catch a break this month? Share the love all year long and “taste the rainbow” at these LGBTQ-owned restaurants: 1618 concepts, Crafted, Parkside Pull-Up, White and Wood, Big Gay Food Truck, Little Light Bread & Soup Co. and Rascal's Tavern.

Fund-amentally speaking

Applications are now open — through September 9 — for Future Fund 2023. Nonprofits looking to stuff their mental bank accounts should apply. Those accepted will earn a wealth of experience and, possibly, money toward their endeavor.

We must have done something good

Our lonely goat heard that Creative Greensboro is bringing The Sound of Music to Well-Spring's Virginia Somerville Sutton Theatre, June 23–26. Meet us after the show for crisp apple strudels.



24 carrot magic in the air

Despite its name, Vegfest is not an all-day lounging-on-the-sofa-in-your-jammies sesh. Nope, the Triad Vegfest celebrates all things veggies with food trucks, "vegucation," music and fun for the whole family from 11 a.m.–4p.m., Saturday, June 25, at Center City Park.

The 'art of the family

Pardon the mess — we're making memories. For free. From 5:30–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, bring the whole fam-bam out to Family Art Night at Xperience @ Caldcleugh.

Hank you very much

This country boy has survived and thrived. Join Hank Williams Jr. plus all his rowdy friends at 8 p.m., Friday, June 24, at the Greensboro Coliseum.

This art will blow you away

All ages, from tiny bubblers on up, are welcome to the Little Red School House at the High Point Museum for a drop in bubble painting class from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday, June 25. 

Our fav nation is pollination 

Get a little buzzed (on life) at Celebrate Pollinators Day from 9 a.m.–noon, Saturday, June 25, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension at 3309 Burlington Rd. in Greensboro. Learn how to bring all the bees — and butterflies  — to your yard. Spoiler: milkshakes milkweed.

Who you callin' Miss?

Don't miss it when a new Miss North Carolina is crowned at the High Point Theatre on June 25, exactly two months after our perfect date. IYKYK. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show.

Funny girls

She who laughs last laughs loudest probably missed the joke. From 8–10 p.m., Saturday, June 25, giggle with ya girls at Elsewhere during My Sister and Her Friends Comedy Show. We're preparing by sporting a pair of Depends.

Ahoy, mutty

Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure sails into the Tanger Center this weekend, June 25–26. Join the pups as they follow a treasure map that — we hope — leads to treats. No bones about it. 

We like to movie, movie

If your fav summer activity is sitting in the darkness, consider plopping yourself down to watch an outdoor flick on Friday, June 24.

  • At 8:40 p.m. — after sunset — In the Heights rolls onto the screen at LeBauer Park. In the heights money is tight, but even so, when the lights go down we blast our movie, yo.
  • Bring your blanket, chair and cape to Superhero Night at Summerfield Farms, featuring Spiderman: No Way Home. Gates open at 8 p.m. for all you ordinary people, but we'll be swinging in with the help of our web-shooters.

We can name that beer in one sip

We're teaming up with Greensboro's newest brewery, Steel Hands Brewing, to bring you a beer-naming contest. Pop onto our instagram page after 5 p.m. today to toss out your suggestion for its New England IPA. If we could enter, we'd go with "Hoppy as a Clam." The contest will run for 24 hours and winner will be announced on Thursday. May the odds beer in your favor. 

Can we kick it? Yes, you can

The only thing we're good at kicking is our broken appliances. But perhaps your skill set involves kicking moving objects. If so, gather up your squad for Greensboro's adult kickball league. Register your fall team now through July 22.

'Taters gonna tate

Oh, the salad days of summer. Nothing says backyard BBQ like a gelatinous, lukewarm potato salad doing doubly duty as a flytrap. Looking to spice up your tasteless tubers? Don't be salty: the UNCG library's volume of One Thousand Salads — from over 100 years ago — features 64 recipes dedicated to taters. However ya slice it, this spud's for you.

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