A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
Thursday, March 17th
@ Various Spots
>> It’s Saint Patrick’s Day: Time to rock the green, drink the Guinness and enjoy the craic. Looking for a place to pickup a pint? Finnigan’s Wake is a no brainer. Always an epic time. The fun kicked off today bright and early with Irish breakfast buffet at 7am and they’re not slowing down until the wee hours. This year Small Batch Brewing is also hosting a Paddy’s Day par-tay including the debut of their new dry stout, $5 Jamison shots, a little Irish fare + March Madness on the TV. Over at Muddy Creek Cafe you’ll find classic corned beef reubens, hearty potato soup, lot’s ‘o beer + tunes from The Morris Family, too. Want more? Lucky for us, the folks over at Nu Expressions put together this handy St. Patrick’s Day rundown.
@ St. Peter’s Church and World Outreach Center
>> Poverty Thought Force Meeting: In 2014 more than 24 percent of the citizens in Winston-Salem lived in poverty, based on their household income. These residents cannot provide themselves with adequate medical care, education, housing, food, and other resources. The consequences of poverty impact everyone: social workers, employers, church-goers and church staffs, law enforcement officers and court officials, teachers, students and school staffs, employees of local government, merchants, lenders – everyone. The Winston-Salem Poverty Thought Force is a community wide collaboration, formed in October of 2015, spearheaded by the city of Winston-Salem. They seek to identify steps both feasible and impactful to reduce the number of residents living in poverty. Tonight they are hosting a public meeting to solicit input. All are welcome. Space is limited.
(6:30p – 7:30p/ click here for RSVP info)
Friday, March 18th
@ Winston-Salem Theater Alliance
>> Opening night for Jesus Christ Superstar: “It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.” ~ Winston-Salem Theater Alliance
(8p // purchase tickets here)
Saturday, March 19th
@ The Chatham Building (305 West Fourth Street)
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market – Winter edition : Cobblestone’s Indoor Winter Market comes to an end this Saturday, folks. So get out to stock up on local produce, live plants, baked goods, cheeses, a range of happy meats plus much more. Cobblestone’s outdoor market reopens in Old Salem on April 9th. Check their Facebook page for the latest updates (and check out this awesome yoga event we’re co-hosting on the outdoor market’s opening day!)
(9a – 11a)
@ Reynolda Church, EPC
>> Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration: 10,000 Easter eggs. You read that right. 10,000 eggs. Plus a petting zoo, “Touch a Truck,” bounce house and games. Did we mention 10,000 eggs? Talk about epic. Your kids are going to love you for this.
(Event begins at 10am, hunt begins at 11a // FREE)
@ Foothills Brewing Tasting Room
>> Yoga(mmunity) : Enjoy a 60 minute all levels yoga class that is all about connecting your movement with your breath through a variety of asanas (poses) amidst repurposed barrels, rows of kegs + glistening fermenters. The potpourri of hops + sweet malt fills the air. Afterwards enjoy a pint of one of the 28 locally crafted beers on tap at Foothills Brewing Tasting Room. Enjoy it all for a modest five bucks.
(11:00a // $5)
@ Reynolda House
>> Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light: Featuring perhaps the best-known photographer in American history, this breathtaking exhibition assembles nearly forty of Ansel Adam’s landmark works. These works have never been on view together and Reynolda House is the exhibition’s only venue. This world-class exhibit runs through July 17th and will include a compelling lineup of events to celebrate its run. Check their calendar of events for more
(Saturdays: 9:30a – 4:30p // find full museum hours and ticket info here)
@ West End Coffeehouse
>> Pi(e) & Pi(nts) event presented by Winston-Salem Jaycees: “Pi Day, after the mathematical irrational constant π that represents the ratio between a circles circumference and diameter, is celebrated annually world-wide on March 14th due to its rounded value of 3.14.”
Ok, just typing that made my brain hurt.But this next part makes our hearts happy.
In belated celebration, the Winston-Salem Jaycees are throwing a pie competition, and you are invited to come taste-test the sweet, savory and fruity for a modest $10 fee. All proceeds benefit their Outstanding Young Leaders (OYL) Scholarship. The OYL Scholarship Program awards and recognizes emerging youth leaders by providing scholarship awards to celebrate the achievements of 10 outstanding high school seniors who attend and reside in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County.
Eat pie to support passionate people. Sounds like a delicious time to me.
(1p – 4p // $10 )
P.S. pie bakers – there is still time to enter the contest to reap the rewards:
click here for deets
@ Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
>> 12×12 Endia Beal: SECCA’s 12 x 12 artist salon series presents 12 artists from North Carolina, the 12th State. First up, Winston-Salem-based photographer and activist, Endia Beal. Beal’s current body of work, “Am I What You’re Looking For” is presented as a photo installation. Through a series of striking portraits, the project explores aspirations and challenges faced by college-age African-American women hoping to enter professional and corporate space. 12 x 12 gives artists from across North Carolina a public platform for continued artistic development and recognition in the place where they live and work, and beyond. At the same time, the series aims to push conversation around contemporary art forward and to consider the significance of localism as a curatorial framework.
(Saturdays: 10am – 5pm // FREE / see full hours of operation here)
Sunday, March 20th
@ The Great Outdoors
>> Happy Spring, Townies! Get out and savor it. We recommend biking around Salem Lake, hiking Pilot Mountain, taking the pups out to the Tanglewood Dog Park, running the trails at Reynolda Village and Gardens, grabbing a FREE pink lemonade cake square from Dewey’s and having a picnic at our great local parks … the list goes on and on. How about you?
SAVE THE DATE!
Yoga by the Barn
April 9th / 11am
Brought to you as a community partnership between Old Salem Museum & Gardens, Rock Water Yoga and Townies, this all-levels yoga class will be held in the Salem Tavern Meadow adjacent to the Tavern Barn. The lovely Deanna Dzybon of Rock Water Yoga will lead you in this unique, relaxing class. The event is free, however a donation to Old Salem Museums & Gardens is requested to participate (minimum $5 donation suggested). No registration is required.
All participants have a chance to win a year-long family membership to Old Salem.