A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
Friday, November 20th
>> Poetry Workshop:: Meditations on Coffee, Booze & Cigarettes / Head over to Winston-Salem’s newest lifestyle supply shop and makerspace tonight to taste some small batch gin from Sutler’s Spirit Co. , some brew from Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co. and some Krankies Coffee. Distiller Tim Nolan and Hoot’s co-owner Eric Swaim will be on-hand to talk briefly about what you’re tasting and how it’s made. Then, MFA poetry student Katie Kehoe (UNCG) will guide you through writing about what you’re tasting, how you usually feel when you taste it, and our complex relationship between our favorite vices.
(7pm / FREE! / must be 21 or older)
@ Corpening Plaza
>> Bethesda Center for the Homeless – Official SleepOut Challenge: Come out to the Official #BCHSleepOut and be sure to challenge others using the hashtag #BCHSleepOutChallenge to take part in the movement to end homelessness in our community. If you can’t make it out to the Official Sleep Out, then sleep out in your backyard, front yard, your car, or wherever you choose that’s not under your roof and post your photos using #BCHSleepOutChallenge to show your commitment to the movement. If you can’t sleep out at all or if you just want to help support the work Bethesda Center does to end homelessness in our community, make your $100 donation at www.bethesdacenter.org
(6pm – 8am / see event page for details)
Saturday, November 21st
@ Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
>> Remembering the Neighborhood: Do you have memories about the former tobacco district in downtown Winston-Salem? Come share your stories. Join in on this unique, interactive community event where you can learn about – and contribute to – the history of the neighborhoods in and around Winston-Salem’s former tobacco district.
(1pm – 4pm / check the event page for details)
@ Camel City Covet
>> Fall Fest: Head over to Holly Ave. for the debut of Camel City Covet’s 50 vendor flea market including live music by the talented Will Jones, food trucks and a variety of crafters, artisans, makers, and pickers.
(10am – 3pm / check the event page for more)
@ 2233 Vienna-Dozier Road, Pfafftown
>> 19th Annual Whimsical Woman Art Show: Featuring loads of whimsically unique art to decorate your life. Over 100 artists on display, featuring metal works, mixed media, fiber, glasswork, paintings, baskets, soaps and more. This year the Whimsical Women are supporting two important causes through the show: Warrior Service Dogs and the Malawi Project. Learn more about the show and both causes over on their blog. Be sure to note parking instructions for this popular event.
(10am – 3pm/ tickets: $1)
@ Downtown Embassy Suites Ballroom / Benton Convention Center
>> The 6th Annual Boutique, presented by The Junior League of Winston-Salem: Over 60 local, unique vendors will be on-hand for this annual shopping extravaganza in downtown Winston-Salem. Shop for everyone on your list, snap a pic with Santa while you’re at it and know that a portion of your dollars are going to a worthwhile cause. Funds raised through this specialty boutique event will be used to continue the JLWS’s mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Find more over on their site — or swing by local blog, Dashing Through Winston-Salem for more.
(9am – 4pm / tickets: $5 / adults (12 & up); $2 / kids (6-12) – purchase here)
@ Benton Convention Center
>> Piedmont Craftsman’s Fair: Continue on your local holiday shopping spree with a visit to the Piedmont Craftsman’s Fair also over at the Benton Convention Center. Quality craftsmanship and excellent design have always been the hallmarks of Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair. Held annually since 1963 by Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., the fair showcases the handwork of more than 120 fine artisans from across the southeast in a setting that allows shoppers to meet the crafts people, talk to them about their work, and view demonstrations of craft techniques.
(open Saturday & Sunday/ check their site for times & ticket info)
@ Reynolda Village:
>> Annual Holiday Stroll: Finish up your big day of shopping local with a visit to historic Reynolda Village for boutique shopping, dining, carriage rides, carolers, Santa and more!
(5pm – 8pm / check the event page for details)
Sunday, November 22nd
@ UNCSA / The Gerald Freedman Theater
>> The Drowsy Chaperone: From The Winston-Salem Journal — “The Drowsy Chaperone,” which won five Tony Awards, is a play within a play. The story is told through a narrator, whom the audience knows only as Man in Chair. He’s depressed, and tries to cheer himself up by listening to the soundtrack to his favorite Broadway musical, also titled “The Drowsy Chaperone.” As the music plays, the Man in Chair remembers his favorite scenes from that musical and dishes with the audience about the original cast members. “It’s hysterical,” Loehr said. “It’s a very broad musical that takes place in the 1920s, but you have the contemporary man who is playing the record of this show for us, so that’s how it comes to life.” Read the full article in The Winston-Salem Journal here.
(2pm / buy tickets here)