July and August offer a variety of interesting, exciting and one-of-a-kind events for families to experience in and around the Triad. Here are some of the top offerings to consider:
Horses and the Human Experience
Jan. 22-Dec. 6
Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University
For thousands of years, humans and horses have had a unique partnership. Horses depend on humans for care, feeding and protection. Humans rely on horses for speed and strength. This student-curated exhibit focuses on areas where horses have transformed the human experience.
The American Experiment: Nineteenth Century Prints
Feb. 26-Aug. 4
Reynolda House Museum of American Art.
Tickets $18, children free
This small exhibit features important issues of the time: religion, politics, race, gender and modern life. Featured artists include: Caton Woodville, George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hovenden.
At the Old Ball Game
April 23-July 7
High Point Museum
This exhibit highlights baseball in High Point. Area newspapers have documented baseball in the city since the 1880s.
Warm Water: New Works by Charles Williams
June 8-August 11
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem
Charles Williams is a contemporary artist from Georgetown, S.C. This exhibit tells the story of five black teens and what reportedly caused the death of Eugene Williams in Chicago. “Warm Water” is a collection of re-narrated works based on the event that sparked the Chicago Race Riot of 1919.
Winston-Salem Dash Fourth of July Extravaganza
July 4, 6:30 p.m.
Against Fayetteville Woodpeckers Tickets $8-$15
After some exciting baseball, watch a great fireworks display.
Martha Bassett Show: Claire Holley
Reeves Theater in Elkin
Martha Bassett welcomes featured performer Claire Holley. Holley writes songs that are literary, playful, meditative, earthy – and deceptively simple.
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
It’s 1962 in Baltimore. Tracy Turnblad has one desire: Dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” After her appearance, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. “Hairspray,” The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family friendly musical with plenty of laughs and romance.
D.R.E.A.M.: The Tour
July 16, 7 p.m.
Greensboro Coliseum Tickets $39.50-$69.50
Jojo Siwa, a Nickelodeon superstar and YouTube (1.7 billion views) personality, is a singer, dancer, social-media influencer and a star on Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties.” Siwa has had a number of hit singles: “Boomerang,” “Kid in a Candy Store,” “Hold The Drama,” and “High Top Shoes.”
A Kernersville Christmas in July
July 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tours of Korner’s Folly $10: An opportunity to shop local vendors for woodworking, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and more. Food trucks will be on location.
Tickets start at $66
Lionel Richie, with an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammys and a Kennedy Center honoree, is a music icon.
July 26-Sept. 8
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro
This exhibit features eight emerging artists from North Carolina: Megan Bostic, Michael Clapp, Julie Anne Greenberg, Eric Knoche, Karmimadeebora McMillan, Kenny Nguyen, Katie St. Clair and Matthew Steele. Each will have 500 square feet to showcase their work.
Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss: Together Live
Willie Nelson, a country music legend, and Alison Krauss, a 27-time Grammy winner, will be appearing together on 13 dates in June, July and August.