A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
Friday, March 4th
@ Visitors Center at Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> 250 Years of Chocolate-Dipped History | A Sensory Tasting Experience: Enjoy a night of unique, savory, and sweet chocolate samplings and desserts from select local restaurants and caterers including California Fresh Catering, Carolina Vineyards & Hops, Catering by Simple Elegance, Diamondback Grille, Five Loaves Catering, Holly Tate Fine Catering, Mozelles Fresh Southern Bistro, The Flour Box Tea Room & Cafe, The Tavern in Old Salem, Savory Spoon, and Willow’s Bistro. Adult beverages, coffee, and live music from The Paper Crowns will top off the evening. In addition, attendees at 250 Years of Chocolate-Dipped History will receive a free gift.
(7p – 9:30p / Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at the door)
@ Hanesbrands Theater
>> Helen Simoneau Danse presents Land Bridge: This premiere by Helen Simoneau, a choreographer to “keep an eye on” (Washington Post), investigates heritage and identity, examined abstractly through the lens of caribou. The show features eight performers and an original score by Nathalie Joachim, known for her “unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming” (The Wall Street Journal). P.S. We had the opportunity to attend last night, friends and let me just say this : Definitely go and see.
(7:30p / purchase tickets here )
Saturday, March 5th
@ 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.
@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Chocolate-Dipped History | Celebrating Coffee, Tea, and American Heritage Chocolate: Drinking coffee, tea, and chocolate was popular all over early America, including Salem. Be a part of Chocolate-Dipped History and explore how chocolate is made, sample AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, make (and taste) historic chocolate treats, tea, coffee and more! Activities include: chocolate-making demonstrations, from the cocoa pod to the melted chocolate; tasting foods made from early recipes using American Heritage™ Chocolate; observing Salem’s potters make reproductions of authentic chocolate pots and chocolate cups; tasting historic coffee and tea; making a tea bag with herbal tea to take home.
(9:30a – 4:30p / find all-in-one ticket info here)
@ Arts Council Theater
>> Twin City Stage presents The Outsiders: Teen rivalry in a small Oklahoma town is seen through the eyes of young Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life. When a territorial battle between the underprivileged Greasers and the rich-kid Socs goes wrong, Ponyboy and his friends have to grow up quickly, holding on to their friends and their hope.
(7p / find ticket info here / only one public performance)
(Shout-out to our buddy, Beau Renegar, err, we mean PonyBoy. Knock ’em dead, bud!)
Saturday, March 6th
@ The Great Outdoors
>> Spring is springing, Townies. Get out and savor it. We recommend our many public parks, Salem Lake and Reynolda Gardens.