A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
Thursday, April 7th
@ SECCA & Hanesbrands Theater
>> 2016 RiverRun Film Festival
It’s baaaaack!! One of the premier film festivals in the southeast kicks off tonight with two special screenings, Hunt for the Wilderpeople (SECCA, 7pm) and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Hanesbrands Theater, 7pm). RiverRun’s special screenings offer audiences a chance to catch an early glimpse of films destined for the multiplex. Find the full schedule of screenings + special events right here.
>> Book Launch Party for Joseph Mills’ Exit Pursued by a Bear
Join local author and UNCSA faculty member, Joseph Mills tonight for the launch of his latest book, Exit, Pursued by a Bear at ArtWorks, an artist-run cooperative gallery located in downtown Winston-Salem. Exit, Pursued by a Bear, published by Press 53, is a collection of poems inspired by Shakespeare’s stage directions. Mills, who has been referred to as “the David Sedaris of poetry,” reminds us with these poems that, 400 years later, the themes running through Shakespeare’s plays can still be found in our everyday lives.
Friday, April 8th
@ Millennium Center
>> RiverRun’s Opening Weekend Gala presented by PNC Bank
The good times continue tomorrow to celebrate RiverRun’s Opening Weekend with a gala featuring live music from Camel City Jazz, free photo booth by Mobile Photo, food + drink from area restaurants, and the opportunity to welcome filmmakers and industry guests from around the world!
(9pm / Tickets $18 / purchase here)
Saturday, April 9th
@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market: We are bursting with excitement that Cobblestone returns for another bright, bountiful season at Old Salem this Saturday. Grab your totes and head out to support our phenomenal local producers like Harmony Ridge Farm, Billy Place Farm, Winstead Farm/Caldero, Plum Granny Farm, Sanders Ridge, Shore Farms, Fair Share Farm & more! Plus Chad’s Chai will be on hand to keep you caffeinated, Camino Bakery has your fresh bread for the week, Village Juice Company will get you juiced up, and Atelier on Trade always promises the buttery, savory, and sweet. See you there!
(9am – noon / FREEE!)
SPECIAL NOTE: Our Yoga by the Barn community yoga fundraiser for Saturday has been postponed due to the chill. More details on a rescheduled date and time to come. Thanks to everyone for your interest and support! You can still get your yoga on with Deanna here.
@ First Presbyterian Church
>> Canines & Coffee
Ready to meet your new best friend? This event is for dogs, their owners, and anyone looking to give a sweet pooch a forever home. Adoptable dogs will be hanging out from Stepping Stones Canine Rescue and Surry Animal Rescue and Camino and Twin City Hive will be serving up free coffee and tea. Plus, canine nail trims from K-9 Klips, “Ask the Vet” with Dr. Eric Taylor, Microchip Clinic by Humane Solution, pet portraits by Studio SRV, pet sitting and walking info from Winston Whiskers, training info and demo by Elite Canine, K-9 demo by WSPD and Unchain Forsyth.
(9:30am – noon / FREEE!)
@ Muddy Creek Cafe
>> 5K & Pimento Cheese Throwdown
Trail runs + pimento cheese. Hello two of my most favorite things! This third annual event includes a 5K Trail Run through the woods and fields of Bethania, organized by By Foot Sports in King. After the run, participants can sample homemade pimento cheese from local restaurants and vote for the best in town. Even if you’re not running, you can watch the race and taste the pimento cheese. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center in Tobaccoville.
(9am – 1pm / details)
@ Burke Street / Downtown Winston-Salem
>> Burke Street Food Truck Fest
Prepare to get your grub on. Sixty+ trucks, art vendors, two live music stages, a Winston-Salem Dash kids area, on street beverage stations and more! All food trucks hail from the Old North State, representing a variety of cities and global cuisines. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
(3pm – 8pm / FREEE! to attend / $5 parking available in surrounding lots)
@ Bailey Park
>> RiverRun Community Screening of “Jumanji”
The RiverRun International Film Festival in partnership with Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and sponsored by Mast General Store invite us all to a free outdoor screening of “Jumanji” in beautiful Bailey Park. This family-friendly event will feature a photo booth from Mobile Photo, as well as tasty food + drink available for purchase from The Porch Kitchen and Cantina, Lowes Foods, Buck O’Hairen’s Legendary Sunshine and Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.
(kicks off at 6:30pm, movie begins at 8pm / FREEE!)