A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
Friday, October 23rd
@ The Stevens Center of UNCSA
>> Opening night for Verdi’s Rigoletto, presented by Piedmont Opera: Considered one of Verdi’s breakthrough operas, Rigoletto stunned composers including Franz Liszt with its brilliance. But be warned: Behind the musical dazzle is a drama of political and sexual corruption so shocking that Victor Hugo’s Le roi s’amuse, the play on which it is based, was banned for 50 years after one performance.
@ Muddy Creek Music Hall
>> Dan River Girls: From Camel City Dispatch: “The Dan River Girls, a trio of three young sisters, make their home in Winston Salem and are already starting to make their mark. The Girls consist of the Burdette sisters, Fiona(16), Ellie,(14), and Jessie(12). Sticking to their roots, they play a southern mixture of bluegrass, traditional American and Celtic music.” Read more here and catch them live tonight over at Muddy Creek Music Hall in Historic Bethania.
(show starts at 8p)
Saturday, Oct. 24th
@ Redeemer Church in the Historic Ardmore Neighborhood
>>Ardmore Run Against Hunger (RAH) / 10K-5K-Fun Run-Food Drive: RAH! stands for Run Against Hunger because it’s a food drive with all net proceeds to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, which assists food insecure and at-risk families and children right in our own neighborhoods. Find details here.
(8a – 11a/registration available onsite)
@ Salem Square at Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Halloween Pumpkin Carving: Calling all kids! Come out and participate in Old Salem’s annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest. They will provide a complimentary pumpkin (while the supply lasts) that children can carve for a chance to win a prize in several different categories. Find out more here.
(10a – 3p)
@ Maple Springs UMC
>> Pumpkin Patch: The Pumpkin Patch at Maple Springs, one of Winston-Salem’s favorite harvest-time traditions, is celebrating its 37th year! Since its inception, funds raised from the sale of pumpkins each year have been used to support ministries at Maple Springs. All shapes, sizes, colors and varieties available.
(times vary by day / Saturdays: 12p – 7p)
@ 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)
@ Muddy Creek Music Hall
>> Performance by Martha Bassett : Martha Bassett was raised on the bluegrass and gospel of her native West Virginia farmland. Classically trained, Martha is blessed with a crystalline tone, a remarkable range, and sultry delivery. Her performances are known for their emotional honesty and visceral impact, making everyone in the room feel she’s singing directly to them. Her musical inspiration moves effortlessly through swing, jazz, folk, country, and rock guaranteeing playful variety at her live shows. Mixing originals with choice covers, she navigates sexy torch songs, rip-your-heart-out ballads, and slinky groove tunes with ease supported by a band equally comfortable in acoustic and electric settings.
//Read more about the show and Martha over on Relish from The Winston-Salem Journal
(Doors at 7p / $10 cover / all ages welcome!)
Sunday, Oct. 25th
@ Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve
>> Fall Celebration & Family Day!: Head on down the peaceful country roads to Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve for their Fall Celebration & Family Day! There will be craft demonstrations, games, live old time music and nature crafts for the kids. Hot soups and salads made by some of the best local chefs around, using produce from Minglewood & other local farms! Topped off with a variety of homemade desserts. Everyone is welcome! Woodland hikes offered throughout the day.
Read more about the mission and good folks of Minglewood here.
(11a – 4p / $15 each, family of 4 /$50, or donation of your choice)
@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Trick or Treat in Old Salem!: For its sixth year, Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host its popular trick-or-treating event! Children can trick-or-treat at the doors of the historic buildings along Main Street between Salem Square (600 South Main Street) and the Frank L. Horton Museum Center (924 South Main Street) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Volunteers will be stationed at the doors of the historic buildings, giving out candy while the supply lasts. Some Old Salem residents will also be participating.
Check their website for more details!
(6:00pm – 7:30pm)
@ a/perture cinema
>> Daydreams&WeirdFacts: A senior at Parkland High School, Noni Egbuna is having her first public screening of her feature film on teenage true love, Daydreams&WeirdFacts. The film was produced by local non-profit Authoring Action, and is the feature film written and co-directed by an Authoring Action teen author. Go Noni! Limited seats available. Details here.
SAVE THE DATE!
Glassblowing, Tacos, Craft Beer, Local Gin, Karaoke + One of the Funkiest Spots in Town
Join Us for our first
#TowniesWS Makers Mixer
at West End Mill Works
Thursday, October 29th
6p – 8p
featuring our friends from
The Olio + Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co. + The Porch Kitchen and Cantina