A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
Friday, December 11th
>>Driftwood x Krankies Dinner: Chef Jon Roberts of Driftwood takes over Krankies tonight for an extra special oyster and lamb dinner. Jon is a Virginia-based chef and founder of Driftwood, a traveling wood-fired kitchen that hosts pop-ups across the country. His cooking has been featured at Border Springs’ Lambstock, Floydfest, and the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. Find more here
(7p / purchase tickets here)
>> Now Playing – Room: Nominated for multiple Golden Globes and voted nationally as one of the Top Films of the Year, this drama “tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. However, they are trapped in a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” As Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.” See the trailer here.
@ The Garage
>> A Concert by Jeffrey Dean Foster & The Yes Men to benefit The Shalom Project: Local favorites Jeffrey Dean Foster and The Yes Men will headline the show with a VERY special opening performance by Winston-Salem’s own, Peter Holsapple. Proceeds benefit the clothes closet at The Shalom Project, a local non-profit based out of Green St. United Methodist Church that feeds, clothes and gives medical attention to the community in need. The goal is to help the organization prepare for the cold weather ahead of us. Anyone that brings a pack of two or more pairs of warm socks will get into the show half price. Winter gloves and hats are also appreciated. Find more here
(9p / $12 OR $6 with socks, gloves, hats, winter gear donation)
Saturday, December 12th
@ Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
>> Dixie Classic Farmers Market
(6a – 1p)
@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Salem Christmas: This annual celebration of Moravian traditions will feature hearth cooking, mule-drawn carriage rides, carol-singing, historic trade demonstrations, 19th-century decorations, lighting of the traditional Christmas pyramid plus more. Details
(10a – 5:30p / purchase tickets here)
>> Anniversary Lovefeast at St. Phillips: Consecrated December 15, 1861, St. Philips African Moravian Church is the oldest African American church standing in North Carolina. A Christmas Lovefeast will be held to commemorate the first service held in the African Moravian brick church on that day. The brick church replaced the African Moravian Log Church that was built in 1823. The Lovefeast will include special Christmas music by The Voices of God’s Children and the serving of the Lovefeast buns and tea.
>> Saturdays with St. Nicholas: Enjoy the beautiful historic neighborhood accented by holiday decorations and special programming for children and the young at heart. Meet St. Nic and receive a souvenir photo capturing the joy, or fear :), shot by a professional photographer. Plus holiday shopping, more children’s programming and holiday treats from Winkler Bakery.
(10a – 3p / $8 per person+tax for ages 3 and up)
@ Downtown / 874 N. Liberty Street
>> Pokez Holiday Flea Market: Loads of festive quirkiness in store for this two-day, homegrown indoor holiday flea market featuring vintage, collectibles, handmade and repurposed goods. Over 50 vendors will be on hand, plus pictures with ‘Santa’, a live auction, performances and raffles. Hoots will keep the beer flowing and food trucks will be posted out front so you can refuel as you shop. This market is brought to you by the folks from Hoots Flea. Same market, new name. Please consider bringing donations for The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission to the event. Read the story behind this popular local market here.
(Saturday 11a – 5p / Sunday 11:30a – 4p / $2 entry fee)
@ Foothills Tasting Room
>> Bend N Brew Yoga: A great way to ease into your Saturdays this holiday season. For a modest $5 fee, Deanna Dyzbon of RockWater Yoga leads you through a playful, all-levels one-hour yoga class followed up by a locally-brewed beer of your choice. Expect relaxation, groundedness, new friends and lots of laughter.
(11a / $5)
@ UNC School of the Arts Stevens Center
>> The Nutcracker presented by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts: It’s opening weekend for this beloved ballet which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Winston-Salem! Experience “the lush score, vivid sets and costumes, and extraordinary performances” that have made this a cherished local holiday tradition. The ballet will be at the Stevens Center for nine performances, Dec. 12-20.
For inside scoop, check out these ten things you probably didn’t know about the production from Winston-Salem Monthly
(Saturday, 2p & 7:3op / purchase tickets here)
Sunday, December 13th
@ HanesBrands Theater
>> Triad Stage presents “A Christmas Carol”: Ebenezer Scrooge’s last chance is one night and three spirits. It’s a life-changing ride through past, present, and future as he discovers what it means to live graciously. Triad Stage brings Dickens’ classic story to life in a dazzling production brimming with bold acting, daring design, and breath-taking special effects. A Christmas Carol is a ghostly tale of Yuletide cheer, gracious redemption, and heart-warming hope for the entire family.
(Sunday: 2p | show runs through December 24th, 2015 / times vary by day / see performance calendar and purchase tickets here)
(photo courtesy of Foothills Brewing / Salem Baking)