January 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:
Winston-Salem Symphony Presents Béla Fleck Stevens Center
Tickets start at $24
Béla Fleck is a banjo legend who has received 14 Grammy Awards for his work in bluegrass, country, jazz, folk and more. Fleck is joining the Winston-Salem Symphony to perform his Second Banjo Concerto. This concerto will shine a light on an instrument that is rarely heard in a classical setting. The program begins with two favorites from Copland and a work by Kenneth Frazelle of Winston-Salem.
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
Jan. 11-12, 7 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Tickets start at $18
One of the most action-packed motorsports experiences in the world returns to Greensboro. This weekend will feature six different racing, freestyle and skill competitions on three different Monster Jam vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and Monster Jam Trucks.
Watson Brass: The UNC School of the Arts’ Faculty Brass Ensemble
Watson Hall on campus
Jan. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Watson Brass will perform a variety of solo repertoire and works written for a brass quintet. The program will feature the premiere of a student composition that has been written for the Watson Brass.
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the 1970s are front and center in Broadway’s hilarious homage to classic disaster films.
Making a Hearty Meal in the Historical Park
High Point Museum
Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity to see costumed interpreters make a winter meal of soup, baked bread and homemade butter in the Hoggatt House.
2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Tickets start at $5
For the third time in the last 10 years, Greensboro has been selected to hold the U.S. Figure Skate Championships. It is the nation’s most prestigious figure skating event. It is also the final step in determining the U.S. teams for the World Figure Skating Championships, World Junior Figure Skating Championships, Four Continents Figure Skating Championships and Olympic Winter Games.
Winston-Salem Symphony Concert for Community
Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University
Jan. 25, 3 p.m.
This yearly free concert is a nice way to warm your heart on a frosty January afternoon. And it’s a fun way to acquaint or reacquaint yourself with the symphony. The Youth Symphony, alongside the professionals of the Winston-Salem Symphony, create an inviting and enormous sound. The talented 2019 Peter Perret Youth Talent Search winners will also be featured.
Mozart Birthday Concert: UNC School of the Arts Faculty Artist Series
Watson Hall on campus
Jan. 26, 3-5 p.m.
Each year since 1978 the UNC School of the Arts’ faculty has presented a program of chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to celebrate his birthday. This year is Mozart’s 264th birthday.
Jurassic World Live Tour
Jan. 30-Feb. 2
Tickets start at $30
The Jurassic World comes to life for the first time in a touring arena show. As guests visit Isla Nublar, things take a terrifying turn when Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park. In addition, you and a team of scientists work to unravel a corrupt plan and try to save Jeanie, a new dinosaur, from a terrible fate. Throughout the adventure, you’ll see some of Jurassic World’s iconic dinosaurs: Blue the Raptor, Triceratops, Pteranodons and T. rex.