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Truliant’s Triad Picks for October

Contributed by: Heath Combs

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:
 
SPOOKY WOODS          
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            
Members Free;
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville
Non-members $2
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     
October 11-27

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance           
Tickets $18

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             
Tickets $59.50

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.

Greensboro Coliseum 
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.
 
DRACULA         
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 
Tickets $65

(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    
Free

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.

THE CLEVERLYS             
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.

WINSTON-SALEM SYMPHONY
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.
 

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