90+ Activity Ideas for Quarantined Families

Mar 26th, 2020 | By

With an escalating pandemic, a Shelter-In-Place order recently issued, and county-wide virtual schooling, many families in Greensboro and the Triad are grasping at straws to stay entertained. I’ve compiled this list of ideas, mostly just for families and the young at-heart, with the help of my 12 year old daughter.

A New York Night

Jun 23rd, 2015 | By

ShareTweet This Friday was all about New York. The plan was to go to my friend Avalon’s going away party at 7 (she’s moving to NY) and then attend Jonah Parzen-Johnson’s show at New York Pizza around 10 pm. Jonah is the baritone saxophonist from Brooklyn I interviewed awhile back. I even borrowed my mom’s
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Fall Dances 2014

Dec 4th, 2014 | By

ShareTweetBy John Sanford Friedrich The decision to merge the departments of music, theatre and dance into a single school was not without controversy. This year’s Fall Dances, however, shows that collaborative fruit has been borne under the new arrangement. “The Globe and Cosmos: Celebrating 450 years of Shakespeare and Galileo” has been an overarching theme
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Prime Movers 2014

Nov 17th, 2014 | By

ShareTweetBy John Sanford Friedrich Nobody pursues modern dance as a way to get rich or even famous outside the arts community. Thus it comes as little surprise that the students of UNCG’s Department of Dance organize their own organization to present dances outside of the classroom. The club ‘Prime Movers’ offered 14 different performances beginning
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8 Points. Busking Is Not Panhandling/ Let ‘Em Play

Jan 14th, 2013 | By

ShareTweetThe City Council will be modifying the ordinance concerning busking (playing music, performing, dancing, etc for tips on the sidewalk- but not blocking the sidewalk) downtown.  Before you get all riled up, everyone wants this to happen.  It is a great thing for our city, as well as the arts and music scene. In my
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Hurricane Relief Via Beers & Vinyl

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
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ShareTweetThe loudest city in North Carolina has heart. Max Benbassat, founder of Campaign For a Better Greensboro (CFBG), used to call Queens, NY home. After Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast, Max decided to donate 25% of all beer & record sales to a relief effort made by In Good Company. The donations will be used to help
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GPAC Charrette – What’s Your 2 Cents?

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By
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ShareTweetEven though it won’t help the city pay for the controversial $60mil Greensboro Performing Arts Center, the GPAC task force wants Greensboro’s 2¢ about the proposed venue.  It is hosting a charrette – sort of like a forum for the community to get together and talk about construction and architecture projects. There have already been
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CFBG’s Summer Music Series

Jun 5th, 2012 | By
CFBGs record store

ShareTweetThis is more than slightly exciting, fellow GSO residents. This is badass. CFBG (Campaign For a Better Greensboro) is hosting a series of summer music shows, starting June 6th. Yes. Greensboro’s favorite vinyl hot spot is going to be your new favorite Wednesday night hot spot. This Wednesday, June 6th, DJ Bonzani, Harley Lyles, and
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Lazy Cat Benefit Round II

May 11th, 2012 | By

ShareTweet A dear friend and fellow artist is in need of surgery…. which he’ll now be getting thanks to the wonderful folks who either invested their time or donated cash to help an artist and strengthen our community. It all went down Wednesday night at the Green Bean. The man of the hour, Chris Lubinski, created
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Avant on Air

May 10th, 2012 | By
Avant On Air

ShareTweetTonight marks the first night of Avant on Air, Avant Greensboro’s radio counterpart. It’ll be on WUAG from 7-9PM and this will be a regular occurrence. This week, it’ll be me (Avalon), Rae, Katei, and Keith spinnin’ tunes and talking to you about issues, music, and more happenings in Greensboro. Tonight’s featured guests are Ed
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