October offers 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:
Every weekend in October
1615 Kersey Valley Road in Archdale
Tickets available in September
Billed as the “scariest haunted house in North Carolina,” Spooky Woods
, performed on a 60-acre “stage,” has all new sets this year and the first haunted train ride of its kind. The haunted attraction has been featured on the Travel Channel, in USA Today and many other publications.
THE BIRD GARDEN
October 10, 12-1 p.m.
BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville
Christina Larson, president of the Guilford Horticultural Society and owner of the Guilford Garden Center, will talk about developing a home garden with native plants that provides protein for birds and helps the survivability of baby birds.
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his motley crew did the time warp and they’re back for their annual revival at the Theatre Alliance. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience-participation props, this kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic is more fun than ever.
AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS
October 17, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina Theatre in Greensboro
David Sedaris, a best-selling author and NPR contributor, will inform and entertain as he slices through political correctness, cultural euphemisms and the news stories of the day. Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers of today’s human condition.
MANÁ: RAYANDO EL SOL TOUR 2019
October 20, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $49.50
Formed in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1986, the quartet has become a global sensation in the Latin Rock genre. Maná has sold over 40 million albums. In the U.S. they have nine #1 albums and ten #1 singles – more than any other band in the history of Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart.
October 24 - November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Pyrle Theatre in Greensboro
Tickets $15 to $40
Just in time for Halloween, Triad Stage is performing an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, “Dracula.” It’s a classic tale of vampires, blood thirst and a battle against the forces of evil. “Dracula” is more than a horror story; it’s about the unexpected darkness that can strike even the purest heart.
WIZARD OF OZ TEA
October 27, 2 p.m.
O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro
(Ticket includes admission to one of Community Theatre of Greensboro’s eight performances of “Wizard of Oz” in November)
There’s no place like the “Wizard of Oz” tea party as guests enjoy special treats, crafts and seating
at whimsically decorated tables. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Munchkins will join the festivities.
NATHANIEL MACKEY AND THE OUR TRUE DAY BEGUN SOON COME QU’AHTTET
October 29, 6 p.m.
Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University
Nathaniel Mackey is a poet – author of six books of poetry – and a prose artist. He will perform from his forthcoming collection, “Double Trio,” with musical accompaniment from the Our True Day Begun Soon Come Qu’ahttet.
October 18, 8 p.m.
Reeves Theater & Café in Elkin
Tickets $22 to $40
The Cleverlys are a one-of-a-kind comedy/music blend. They are from a remote part of the Ozark Mountains near Cane Spur, Ark. The group has performed at Stagecoach, Telluride, CMA Music Fest and the Grand Ole Opry. The New York Times wrote: “If Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton and Spinal Tap spawned a litter of puppies, it would be the Cleverlys.”
THE INDIGO GIRLS AND THE
October 19, 7:30 p.m.
R.J. Reynolds Auditorium
Tickets start at $24
The Indigo Girls, a Grammy Award-winning folk duo, will join the Winston- Salem Symphony. This is an opportunity to relive some of the hits during their 30+ year career: “Closer to Fine,” “Galileo” and “Power of Two.