image courtesy of Owen Daniels
see his latest exhibit, The Birth of the COOL now at New Winston Museum
A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD
@ New Winston Museum
Tonight NWM reopens after a week of prep to debut their latest exhibit, The Birth of the COOL, a compelling collection by local photographer Owens Daniels. A number of terrific musicians will be at tonight’s opening including local legend Joe Robinson. Birth of the COOL is a beautiful engaging look at our area’s rich heritage in music, notably blues and jazz. In 20 images, Mr. Daniel’s collects the spirit and constant dynamism in a uniquely American art form.
(6p – 9p / FREEE!)
@ Bailey Park
>> Bailey Blues & Bluegrass
Over at Bailey Park they’re kicking off their first-ever Bailey Blues and Bluegrass Festival, “a music event that’s blue down to its roots”. Presented by Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and the Blue Ridge Music Center, this free event will take place on the upper lawn at Bailey Park. Performers include local legends Bump & Logie (Bubba Klinefelter & Logie Meachum), southern “old-time soul Americana” act The Buck Stops Here and festival headliner, award-winning bluegrass band Town Mountain! Enjoy a night of folk tales, soulful blues and bluegrass jam sessions. Check the Bailey Blues & Bluegrass event page for more on parking, food, drink, and so on and so on.
(6p – 10p // FREEE!)
@ Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
>> The 5th Annual Evening of Southern Food:
Just one more sleep ’til Salute Wine Festival returns tomorrow in downtown Winston-Salem. And tonight organizers, along with presenting sponsor Texas Pete are kicking off the festival in tasty style. The 5th Annual Evening of Southern Food will feature interactive chef demos, wine and beer tastings, food stories, and loads of southern tastes with a twist. Who’s on deck? Award-winning Celebrity Chef & national pie champ, Francine Bryson will lead the main event with special guests (and men of swine), southern author Rien Fertel (pronounced: rye-ən) and Sam Jones of the noted Sam’s Jones BBQ. Yes Weekly’s pick for Best Chef in the Triad Chef Tim Grandinetti (Spring House / Quanto Basta) also makes an appearance.
(6:30p // $35 – in advance, $45 – door / find tickets)
@ Downtown Arts District
>> First Friday Gallery Hop:
Presented by the Downtown Arts District Association (DADA), this free monthly event features 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. And as the hop winds down the good times continue with free tunes over at The Garage with Tyler Nail, Cory Wood, Grace and Nails, Gunnar Nagle.
(7p -10p // FREEEE!)
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
@ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds & Annex
>> Fairgrounds Farmers Market
The longest-running farmers market in Forsyth County is hosting a Very Berry Celebration on Saturday and they want you to break out those family recipes and try for a blue-ribbon. Pies, cakes, jams and other items that use fresh strawberries and blueberries are fair game. Here’s the entry form and best of luck to ya. Pop over to their new Facebook page for more.
(6a – 1p // FREEE!)
@ Tanglewood Park
>> Tanglewood Farmers Market
Heads up, you might get lei’d this weekend if you head west to Tanglewood Park’s Farmers Market. It’s Hawaiian Luau Day and as always, it’s gonna be fresh. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and planned to bring your pup – they can cool their paws at the planned doggie pool “pawty”. It’s going to be wet and wild.
(8:30a – noon // FREEE!)
@ Old Salem Museum and Gardens
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market
This market is a crowd favorite. And so you know, it’s also fully vetted featuring sustainable producers only – like Harmony Ridge Farm, Billy Place Farm, Winstead Farm/Caldero, Plum Granny Farm, Sanders Ridge, Shore Farms, Fair Share Farm & more. Highlights for the week include Lavendar Anne’s new medicinal herbs; Piemonte Farm will have the first wedges of their new cheese “Il Lavandeto” (Italian for Lavender Fields)… ask Fiamma or Cody for a taste!; Niki’s Pickles is debuting a brand new hot sauce aged in a tequila barrel & kissed with Organic Agave Nectar (YUM!); plus beets, broccoli, kale, micros, spring tomatoes, humanely raised meats and more!
(9a – noon // FREEE!)
pssst…. Cobblestone’s weekday market resumes June 8th from 3-6pm. This season they’ll be popping up in the lower parking lot of Krankie’s on Fourth Street!
@ Nomad Farms
>> Nomad Farms Festival of the Arts:
Explore the farm as a museum of God’s creation. Listen to live music in nature’s amphitheater. Collect fine art, clean food, and golden memories. Shop a plethora of eclectic artisan-vendors with 20% of proceeds going to Nomad Infant Rescue & Care. Nomad Farms owners/operators, Mark and Dana Nicholson established Nomad Infant Rescue & Care in 2013 as a response to the staggering infant mortality rate in the Tibetan community, which stems from underfunded clinics and poor health and education. Price of admission includes optional educational farm tours setting out at 2:30p & 4:30p. Muddy Creek Café, StrEAT Provision food truck, Patriot Pretzels and Organix Juice Bar will sell food, drinks, beer and wine.
(1p – 6p // $3 pp entry, kids 10 & under FREEE!)
get in the know: The Nicholsons recently shared a bit more of their story with The Winston-Salem Journal – including their 10 years in Tibet and how their hearts led them to become stewards of the land in the Piedmont. Read writer Kathy Norcross Watts’ story on Nomad Farms here.
@ Downtown Winston-Salem (4th, Marshall, Spruce)
>> Salute Wine Festival:
11 years strong and North Carolina-centric, the Salute Wine Festival returns to the central streets of downtown Winston-Salem. Expect loads of swirling, sipping and souvenir glass clanking. Voted a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, this event highlights the fast growing North Carolina wine industry in a fun and festive setting. Be sure to check out the popular “North Carolina Food & Wine University”, an interactive and fun educational area that features food and wine demonstrations throughout the day by local chefs and regional winemakers. You can say hola to Kristi and Mark Maier of Triad Foodies when you pop by the demos and see the likes of Chef Stephanie Tyson of Sweet Potatoes and Chef Travis Meyers of Willow’s Bistro in action. Find the schedule here.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH
@ Foothills Tasting Room
>> Eat for the Street:
First Tennessee Bank is hosting the 3rd Annual “Eat for the Street” event this Sunday at Foothills Tasting Room to benefit the Winston Salem Street School. This ticketed event features fine food trucks, beverages by Foothills Brewery and music from Below the Line. The Winston-Salem Street School is a private alternative high school for at-risk youth where they can grow and learn in a small environment that “reflects the love of Christ”. Did you know that approximately 800 students drop out of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County public schools each year? And that number is rising. The Winston-Salem Street School was specifically created to target these students.
(4p – 7p // $40 / purchase tickets)
@ Triad Park (Kernersville)
>> Summer Parks Series presents the Kruger Brothers:
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and Blue Ridge Music Center is proud to present the internationally-acclaimed Kruger Brothers for their fourth Summer Parks Series event. Opening for The Kruger Brothers are The Williams Brothers from Lewisville, NC. Food trucks will be on-site for your enjoyment; in case of pesky torrential rain weather backup has been secured at The Arts Council Theater on Coliseum Drive.
(5p // FREEE!)