9 Indoor Weekend Events in the Triad

The prediction of a little rain doesn't have to keep families home all weekend.


Life After Death exhibit runs through December 9 at WFU's Museum of Anthropology.

Image courtesy of Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Hurricanes are unpredictable. Matthew might bring rain to the Piedmont Triad. Or it may head back out to sea. If bands of rain do dampen your weekend, here are 9 ways you can still enjoy some dry family fun. 

"A Little Princess," Mocksville

Come enjoy a performance of the play based on Frances Hodgson Burnette's book, "Sarah Crew."

Archdale Library Author Breakfast, Archdale, FREE

The meet-the-authors event is free and the public is invited. A continental breakfast will be provided by the Archdale Library Friends and Biscuitville. Call 336-431-3811 to reserve a spot.

Engineer It! at SciWorks, Winston-Salem

Participate in the Design-Build-Test cycle through hands-on discovery. Try out DaVinci’s interlocking bridge and the Exploration Table. Experiment with racetracks, paper airplanes and helicopters, gravity, and more.

Family Flick Friday, Kernersville, FREE

Enjoy a family-friendly movie. Free popcorn and drinks will be served while supplies last. Call 336-703-2930 to find out what movie will be showing.

"James and the Giant Peach," Burlington

Alamance Children's Theatre presents this classic tale. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach — and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, Director Wayne Leonard cast 27 area youth for this popular play.

Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico, Winston-Salem, FREE

The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead.  The exhibit’s centerpiece is a traditional ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage offerings, flowers, sugar skulls and photos of deceased family members. The colorful exhibit features a children’s ofrenda and a photo essay illustrating the celebration in San Miguel Allende. It also includes information on the celebration’s history and its unique skeleton-themed folk art. The exhibit presents text in English and Spanish. 

"Mr. Toad's Mad Adventures," Greensboro

A lively, rollicking version of the classic tale "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame.  Toad of Toad Hall is an eccentric but likable chap. His latest craze involves cars, which he smashes up as fast as he gets them. That means trouble. His friends Badger, Rat, and Mole do their best to help, but after an uproarious courtroom scene, Toad ends up in prison. This predicament pleases his enemies, the weasels, and they take over Toad Hall and trash the place. Meanwhile, Toad escapes and meets up with his friends to devise a clever scheme to recapture Toad Hall.

"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," Greensboro

Join Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher in the greatest summer adventure ever told in this imaginative, highly theatrical adaptation of Mark Twain’s incomparable classic. Featuring the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers that linger after an adventure gone very wrong and the unbridled joy at discovering real buried treasure, this story is for anyone who has ever been a kid and celebrates all that is grand and glorious about childhood.

"The Mystery of Irma Vep," Winston-Salem

A stylish and hilarious funhouse escapade featuring tour de force performances, lightning fast changes and hair-raising special effects. Vampires, ghosts, werewolves and a mummy wreak havoc in this raucous parody of Victorian morals and Hollywood horror by anarchic comic genius Charles Ludlam. From England’s mysterious moors to the depths of an Egyptian tomb, no one is safe from the terrors of bad puns and dueling dulcimers.

And if the weather holds out, check out our online calendar for tons of festivals and other outdoor family-friendly activities!

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