Fundraiser jump starts new year

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Theater Alliance will mount a staged reading of “As Is” as a special fundraiser for the Adam Foundation in observance of its 25th year on Jan. 3-4, 8 p.m., at 1047 W. Northwest Blvd.

This Tony-nominated play by William H. Hoffman is set in 1985 in New York City. It tells the story of Rich and Saul, who, after breaking up, find out that Rich has AIDS. It is a poignant piece that is both humorous and moving as it traverses their tale.

The project is being funded by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth.

Though the admission is free, contributions will be accepted at the door.


ASO kicks off social event

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The AIDS Care Service will kick off its Dining for Friends event on Jan. 5, 2014, 5 p.m., at Sweet Potatoes, 529 N. Trade St.

Attendees will be able to gather ideas, obtain materials packets and meet with others who also will be planning meals.

The fundraiser will culminate with it signature Grand Dessert Finale on Feb. 8, 2014, 8 p.m., at Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Rd.


Follow the yellow brick road…

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” Pride Winston-Salem is hosting a Wizard of Oz dance party on Jan. 25, 2014, 8 p.m., at Ziggy’s, 170 W. 9th St.

A costume contest will take place at midnight.

Be on hand for the official announcement of the theme of the Pride 2014 event.

Admission is $10 at the door with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Pride.



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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.