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Around Town

A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).

Friday, October 9th 

The Olio
>>Glassblowing Demo Night: Experience the Murrini technique
(6pm – 8pm, FREE)

@ The Garage
>> 2nd Annual FemFest 2015Tonight The Garage kicks off the two-night benefit show to raise awareness against sexual assault and domestic violence. All proceeds go to Family Services. Check their Facebook page for tonight’s lineup. Can’t make it but want to support? Visit the FemFest GoFundMe page.

@ Reanimator Records
>> Cold Salem 3: Halloween Art Show!: opening night with performances by SHIPS IN THE NIGHT (Charlottesville, VA ) and MAUVE ANGELES (WS). Find more here.

Saturday, October 10th

@ Old Salem
>>Cobblestone Market 
(9am – noon)

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
>> Dixie Classic Farmers Market
(6am – 1pm)

Tanglewood Park
>> Tanglewood Park Farmers Market
(8:30am – noon)

@ Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
>> Dixie Classic Fair : Did you hear the fair is in town?? 😉 Yep, it is. And this is the final weekend to eat lots of fried everything, ride things that make your head spin, check out the best creations from local crafters and farmers… oh, and people watch. That’s pretty fun too.
(Saturday: 9am – 7pm. Sunday: 11am – 7pm)
// Discount Alert! Saturday & Sunday are Winston-Salem Journal Family Days > Bring the special coupon located in the Winston-Salem Journal and receive FREE admission for up to four kids ages 11 and under with one paid adult.  Also, kids age 7 and under can ride all of the Strates Shows Kiddieland Rides for just $10.
// Parking: Park for the fair at Senior Services Friday through Sunday until 11 P.M. and help Meals-on-Wheels! 2895 Shorefair Drive

@ HanesBrands Theater 
>> Wit / a story of courage : Presented by Triad Stage and Wake Forest Baptist Health
With humor and heart, Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores the human soul and celebrates what joins us together as one community. Dr. Vivian Bearing, an English professor and renowned John Donne scholar, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is admitted to an experimental chemotherapy program at a teaching hospital. As she journeys through the medical system she begins to reassess her life and reinterpret her work. From doctors and nurses to friends and family, Vivian is transformed by those who help her navigate the challenges she must face.
(8pm / Buy tickets here.)

Sunday, October 11th

@ Muddy Creek Music Hall
>> Primal Sounds with John Shanton Wilcox: {Get your zen on} With Primal Sound, you are enveloped in a stream of freeform “root” sounds from indigenous instruments from around the world. The vibrations allow you to enter a restful, right-brain state of awareness, similar to meditation, and to go deep within.  Relax into this meditative state while he takes you on a journey to the field of infinite possibilities.

@ The Farm at The Children’s Home
>>The Home Maze and Pumpkin Patch : All proceeds benefit The Children’s Home of Winston-Salem. Activities include a Sorghum Maze, toddler hay maze, pumpkin patch, cow train, pumpkin chunker, parent hangout, photo cutouts, concessions, and more! Click this link for details.
(times vary by day/ Sundays: 12pm – 6pm)

@ Corner of Fourth & Cherry Streets
>> Second Sundays on Fourth : This is the final FREE block party of the season! This month’s headliner is Kansas City’s own, Making Movies. These guys are the face of the new generation of Latin American immigrant kids in America who soak up influences as diverse as Dire Straits, Talking Heads, and traditional Afro-Panamanian percussion; and most importantly, they will make you dance! And who doesn’t want to dance! Opening act, Towers. More details here.
(show starts at 3pm; festival 3pm – 6pm / FREE)


Townies is proud to be a sponsor of ..

photo courtesy of race organizers
photo courtesy of race organizers

The 5th Annual
Boos & Brews 5K 

Sunday, October 31st
BB&T Ballpark

benefiting Winston-Salem Homeless Shelters and Big Brothers Big Sisters
hosted by Twin City Santa & City Dash of Winston-Salem

More than just a race, it’s a downtown costumed chase!
The 5th Annual Boos & Brews 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take runners throughout beautiful downtown Winston-Salem and West End. Participants are encouraged to run in their Halloween costumes (not required, but it sure is fun!). Start and finish are located at BB&T Ballpark. Prizes will be awarded for fastest times and best costumes…plus a festive family-friendly bash following the race! 

 Register Now! 

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