A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, JULY 15th
@ Reynolda Village
>> Reynolda Village Farmers Market:
Pop over to charming Reynolda Village for their Friday morning farmer’s market on the lower lawn of the Cattle Barn. While there be sure to stop by and enjoy the Village’s locally-owned restaurants and boutiques like Silo Bar & Bistro, May Way Dumplings, Pane e Vino, Monkees of the Village, McCalls, Belle Maison & more.
(8:30a – 11:30a // FREEEE!)
@ Mary’s Gourmet Diner
>> Niki’s Pickles Pop Up!:
It’s no secret we’re wild about Niki’s Pickles. Not only is owner/pickle wench Niki Farrington an all-around rad gal, but her pickles and hot sauces are the JAAAAMMMMM. Today she’ll be over at our friend Mary’s place with a popup pickle shop. So do yourself a favor and pop in for some pickles and stay for a de-li-cious lunch to start your weekend off right.
(12p – 3p)
@ Coffee Park Arts
>> Lotus & Phoenix Dance Hangout #2:
Yet another awesome arts collaboration is happening over at Coffee Park Arts tonight with Lotus & Phoenix Dance. This non competitive “open mic” night for dancers and movement artists is an opportunity to share a new piece, network with other dancers, and share your talent in an intimate and supportive environment. Tonight’s works include belly dancing, as well as dances from India, China, Egypt and the Middle East. There will be a total of five 10-minute dance performances. For questions or more detail, message Samra Iara here.
( 7p – 9p // $5 – with 50% of proceeds going to performers)
@ Shallowford Square / Town of Lewisville
>> Outdoor Movie Night featuring The Wizard of Oz:
Tonight the Town of Lewisville invites you to a FREE Starlight screening of the beloved classic, The Wizard of Oz. The movie begins at dark and food and drink will be for sale from Chic-Fil-A, Gunny Smitty’s Hot Dogs, Kona Ice and South’s finest Ice Cream and Lemonade. Be sure to head there early as the square fills up quickly. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket and a picnic to enjoy under the stars.
(8:00p // FREEEE!)
Contest Alert! Get in the spirit and dress the part! Dress as your favorite Oz character for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card. A costume contest will be held for both youth and adults.
SATURDAY, JULY 16th
@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market: 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 / FREEEE!)
@ Reynolda House:
>> Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light:
Have you been meaning to check out this exhibit for months? Well friend, time’s a ticking and ya better get to going. This is the FINAL weekend; the exhibit closes on Sunday. As a reminder, Ansel Adams is pretty much the best-known photographer in American history and right now you can view 40 of his breathtaking photographs live and in person. And did I mention these photographs have never been on view together before. Our very own Reynolda House is the exhibition’s only venue.
(see site for museum hours + ticket info)
@ The Children’s Museum and SciWorks Museum
>> Merger Celebration:
Did you hear that SciWorks and The Children’s Museum are merging to form one comprehensive museum with over 40,000 square feet of exhibit space? Yep, it’s happening and you can read all about it here. To celebrate, both organizations are offering two-for-one admission on Saturday. Start at The Children’s Museum from 1oa – 1p to make commemorative buttons, blow bubbles, bounce in a bouncehouse, meet Bolt from the Winston-Salem Dash, and play in the museum’s exhibits. There are also a few remaining tickets for Saturday’s Peppercorn Theatre performances of Flor to Somewhere! Then head to SciWorks from 1p – 4p to enjoy science demonstrations and experiments, face-painting, a dino-bouncehouse, museum exploration, and a chance to meet Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion, as well as Elsa and Anna. Door prizes, including one-year Family Memberships, tickets to October’s Truck-and-Treat, and a $50 SciShop gift certificate, will be given away at both locations! All activities are included with admission and free for Members.
(11a – 4p)
@ Muddy Creek Music Hall & Cafe
>> Girls in the Creek Music Festival:
Forsyth Woman Magazine and Muddy Creek Cafe have partnered to bring our community this thoughtful women’s music festival. This day-long festival will feature female artists on two stages including Leah Shaw at 3p and Dark Water Rising at 5p (both at Muddy Creek Music Hall). You can find the full performance lineup here. Make a day of it and meet local artisans and vendors who will have their goods for sale plus food and drink specials all day at Muddy Creek Cafe. Proceeds to benefit Eliza’s Helping Hands and No Punching Bag, two local organizations committed to helping and bringing relief to victims of domestic violence. Representatives from both groups will be in attendance to answer questions.
(11a – 5p // FREEEE!)
Shout out to Rachel Adam, Greensboro College art student and Muddy Creek Cafe employee on her beautiful logo design for the event! Her design truly captures the joyful spirit of the muddy creek with music, fun and nature. Tee shirts and prints featuring her design will be available the day of the show.
@ Bailey Park / Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
>> Twin City Santa Christmas in July School Supply Drive:
Over at Bailey Park, Twin City Santa is hosting their second annual Christmas in July School Supply Drive. Twin City Santa is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that collects toys and raises money to benefit the children of the NC Triad region. The event features live music from Grammy award-winning Trae Pierce and the T Stones, food trucks, beer and wine, and of course, lotsa fun! Admission is $5 when you bring $10 worth of school supplies; $15 if you come without.
(5p – 10p // purchase tickets here)
Heads up! Twin City Santa is still in need of volunteers for the event. The work is easy and rewarding. Message them here if you can help.
@ Winston-Salem State University / Dillard Auditorium
>> Opening of By Any Means Necessary:
Saturday night, Omeka Lucas will make her directoral debut on the campus of WSSU with the opening of her very first stage play titled, By Any Means Necessary. The storyline follows a single mother who hits a rough spot in her life. She must make the decision of taking care of home and her relationship with God. Lucas shared on Facebook that she wrote this play five years ago and calls it “her first born”. All I have to say is you go, woman. Congrats on bringing this baby into the world!
(7:10p // find ticket info here)
SUNDAY, JULY 17th
@ Grace Court Park / West End neighborhood
>> The Big Chill:
Could there be a better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day!? I think not. On Sunday, head to Grace Court Park for unlimited ice cream tasting, live music and a kids fun area. Your entry fees and donations go to help The Shalom Project do its work challenging the cycle of poverty in Winston-Salem – and see local celebrities sitting on ice to raise even more!
(3p – 6p // $3 per person or $12 group ticket (for up to 6) / purchase tickets here)