Around Town :: January 29th – 30th, 2016

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

Friday, January 29th

@ The Olio 
>> Hot Salon Series : Tonight The Olio is kicking off their new Hot Salon Series which will include monthly glassblowing demonstrations highlighting different regions of the world, including food, music and other cultural and historical facts. This month’s focus is on the glass and culture of Sweden. Bring a themed dish to share Potluck-style and BYOB. ABBA will be playing on the iPod.
(6p-8p, FREE!)
In case you missed it, check out our conversation with The Olio’s founder Rebeccah Byer right cheer



@ Foothills Brewing (Downtown at 638 W. Fourth)
>  Queue up kicks off – 10th Anniversary Bottle Release of Sexual Chocolate: She’s baaaack! Folks come from far and wide to wait in line, in January, overnight for a chance to score up to six bombers (22 oz. bottles). Yes it is that respected, that sought after, and that damn delicious. Lucky us, Foothills is right here on our home turf and we can enjoy the chocolate stout goodness on tap, around the corner for a limited time. Townies for the win! But if you want to score a limited release bottle and some good stories, you can start queuing up outside the brewpub after they close up tonight at 2:00am. Heads up: DO NOT start lining up before they close. (Violators will be sent to the back of the line and force-fed leftover Zima). Portable restrooms will be in the back parking lot (’cause I’m sure you were wondering). Bottle sales begin Saturday morning at 9am. Find more scoop below and the full run of events here.



Saturday, January 30th

@ The Chatham Building (305 West Fourth Street)
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market – Winter edition : Winston-Salem’s favorite market has headed indoors for the Winter and will be in The Chatham Building Saturdays through March 19th. Expect local produce, live plants, baked goods, cheeses, a range of happy meats plus much more. Check their Facebook page for the latest updates.
(9am – 11am)
Did you know? The Cobblestone Farmers Market is one of North Carolina’s very few completely vetted, sustainable, producer-only farmers markets offering customers the guarantee that all vendors meet the sustainable, naturally-grown, and humane practices required by the market. All beef, lamb, and pork products are certified Animal Welfare Approved, which has the most rigorous standards for animal welfare in the U.S.


Foothills Brewing (Downtown at 638 W. Fourth)
>  10th Anniversary Bottle Release of Sexual Chocolate: Starting at the glorious hour of 6:30am(ish), all of the brave, passionate souls that camped out on 4th will receive their fancy wristbands to purchase their bottle (or six). At 8am pub doors open; Sexual Chocolate will be tapped and waiting (as will 14 other beers – viva le variété).  Breakfast will be available for purchase and bottle sales begin at 9am. Find the full run of events here.


@ Old Salem Visitors Center
>> Seed Swap & Potluck: Slow Food Piedmont, with support from Old Salem Horticulture and Forsyth County Master Gardener will host their fifth annual (and much anticipated), annual seed swapping event for both new and long-time heirloom seed growers. A potluck lunch is a part of this event of fun, swap & share – you are invited to bring a dish you love to make from your garden bounty or from a favorite family recipe. This event is FREE and everyone is welcome. For more info, email
(11am – 2pm)
@ Paz Studios
>> Community Yoga Class to benefit Kleur: As some of you know Kleur Shop was broken into on December 20th right before the holidays. The three lovely ladies Emma, Amanda, and Molly that run this shop and put on workshops for our downtown community have since been scrambling to keep their heads above water.  For the theif/theives we offer our understanding and compassion, but we also thank you for the oppourtunity to come together as a community and hold out a hand for a fellow neighbor.  Paz Studios is happy and excited to host a community for a cause yoga class to help raise money for Kleur and help them regain some of what was lost. All levels vinyasa with all proceeds going to Kleur.
(1pm / $5 (welcome to donate more if you can!))

@ Watson Music Hall – UNC School of the Arts
>> Mozart’s 260th Birthday Concert: Since 1978, the annual Mozart Birthday Concert has been among the most popular of UNCSA’s offerings. UNCSA faculty artists come together in a program of chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in celebration of his 260th birthday.
(7:30p / purchase tickets here)


@ Hanesbrands Theater
>>Vrooommm! presented by Triad Stage: The cars are fast, the trash talk faster, and the boy’s club is about to be blown wide open. Holly “Legs” Nelson is on the move as the first female NASCAR driver. But, of course, all the men say she’s cheating. It’s fast-paced action that swerves and spins around the driving competition, the endearing loyal fans, and the back-road karaoke bars. See it all unfold as a cast of six women play everyone from the announcers to the drivers and a surprise racing legend all in the pursuit of high-octane glory.
(showtimes vary by day; Saturday: 8pm // see calendar & purchase tickets here)


@ The Garage
>> Foxture: Foxture started as a solo project and has since expanded into a 4 piece indie rock/alternative/ambient/math-pop/indie pop band and hails from right here in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In an interview with People of Winston-Salem, Marlon from Foxture said, “How does Winston differ from the other places you’ve played?” …”The crowd investment and dedication is unreal. Typically if you talk to people about music you can gauge an overall category of someone’s stylistic tastes however, people in Winston are very open to various types of music from many different backgrounds and I think that is gorgeous.”


Sunday, January 31st

@ Agnes de Mille Theatre – UNC School of the Arts
>> Amor Brujo Postmoderno: Famed Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada leads a multidisciplinary UNCSA Special Event in collaboration with the schools of Music, Design and Production, Film, and Dance to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Manuel de Falla’s masterwork, El Amor Brujo, with music curated by Oskar Espina-Ruiz; custumes by Ruiz de la Prada; and original sets, lighting, animation, choreography and dance.
(7:30p / purchase tickets here)



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