A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
Friday, April 1st
@ Downtown Arts District (6th, Trade & Liberty Streets)
>> First Friday Gallery Hop! presented by the Downtown Arts District Association (DADA)
Gallery Receptions, live artist demonstrations, music, theatre, dance and loads of creative energy. Streets are closed so you can stroll as you please. Parking is available in surrounding lots. Tasty food and drinks are available in the Art District’s local restaurants like Mission Pizza, Finnigan’s Wake, Atelier on Trade and Sweet Potatoes. And after you hop, pop into The Garage for a free “Music Gallery” performance by Tyler Nail and friends.
(7p -10p // FREEEE!)
Psst…Help support DADA keep these free monthly events going with a financial donation here
@ Sawtooth School
>> Arts and Craft Beer: Art. Beer. I mean… what could be better? Head over to Sawtooth to sample some of the area’s best craft brews and ciders, enjoy live music by Royal House along with Francois Byers and Special Guests in the Gallery, watch live art demos and try your hand at jewelry-making, screen printing and more. Participating brewers include Bull City Ciderworks, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Foothills Brewing, Green Man Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, and Howard and White Street. Must be 21 and up, kids. All proceeds benefit the Sawtooth Scholarship Fund. Presented in partnership with Winston-Salem Jaycees and Stella Brew.
(5:30p – 9p // tickets $22 at door)
>> Del McCoury and David Grisman: Crossroads @ SECCA begins its fifth season tonight with a doozy of a duo. From the mouth of our buddy and Crossroads’ curator, Andy Tennille, “this show is the perfect way to kick off the fifth season of the Crossroads @ SECCA concert series, because it’s exactly the kind of concert we envisioned presenting when we started the series five years ago: engaging musical performances from world-class musicians in one of the most intimate venues in the Triad. Del McCoury and David Grisman are bluegrass legends and THE elder statesmen of the genre out playing today. These duo shows are rare and draw on their 50-year-plus friendship. SECCA is far and away the smallest room these guys will play on their entire tour.” Read more about the show and this storied friendship over on Relish.
(6p & 8p // $55 general admission / purchase tickets)
>> The Genuine: The heartfelt sounds of Winston-Salem’s own, The Genuine have topped my playlist all week and tonight they return to the Krankies stage. Woop woop! The band began as a project of husband and wife Mathew Allivato and Katelyn Allivato née Brouwer and has since grown into a four-piece group including electric guitar, piano and percussion. You can give ’em a listen here. Tonight’s show also includes performances by Young Mister and High Divers – all for a modest ten buck cover.
(9p // $10 at the door)
Saturday, April 2nd
@ Foothills Brewing Tasting Room
>> Yoga(mmunity) : Join our girl, Deanna Dzybon of Rock Water Yoga for a 60-minute all levels yoga class amidst rows and rows of kegs and glistening fermenters. No experience? No problem. She’ll show you how to connect your movement with your breath as she takes you through a series of asanas (poses). Inhale and exhale while a potpourri of hops and sweet malt fills the air. Afterwards you can take your limber and loose selves over into the Tasting Room to take pleasure in a pint of one of Foothills’ locally crafted beers on tap.
(11a // $5 for class + pint)
@ West End Millworks
>> Pokez Flea Market: The funked-out flea formerly known as Hoots Flea is back ya’ll, and it’s returned to West End Millworks. You know the drill…vintage-antiques-repurposed-hand crafted items- live auction-beer- food trucks- pie and watermelon eating contests – party! Find the full rundown here. Meet the man behind it all right cheer.
(11a – 4p // FREEEE!)
@ Fairgrounds Skate Park
>> Grand Opening Day!
It’s officially official. Winston-Salem has a permanent, legit, dedicated skate park and it opens to the public on Saturday. It offers 15,200 square feet of ramps, quarter pipes, grinding rails, bank ramps, a 325-foot-long “pump” track and more for skateboarders of all abilities. The first 24 skaters with appropriate safety gear (you know…helmet, elbow pads and knee pads) will receive a “unique” Skate Park T-shirt. Get more deets over at Camel City Dispatch.
(11am / FREEEE!)
*** HEADS UP!***
Our original posting listed the date for The RiverRun Community Screening of “Jumanji” as April 2nd; please take note that this fantastic event is happenin’ NEXT SATURDAY, April 9th @ Bailey Park / Apologies on the oversight – thanks Hannah for keeping us straight! 🙂
Sunday, April 3rd
@ Salem Creek Greenway
>> Forsyth Creek Week: This weekend kicks off nine days of fun, hands-on activities for all ages designed to help folks understand and appreciate the importance of our local waterways. Enjoy discounted segway tours from Triad EcoAdventures, guided bike rides, family fishing, and more. Swing by their site to see all the fun.
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.