A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th
@ Reynolda House Museum of American Art
>> Cinema Under the Stars presents The Goonies:
Heeeey yoooouuu guuuuuysss! The stellar crew behind Reynolda After Hours invites you to come out and show them your best “truffle shuffle” dance tonight! Gates open at 7:30p. for pre-film festivities and the film will be shown at 8:30p. Note: Due to the stormy forecast, tonight’s film will be held inside Babcock Auditorium instead of on the front lawn as planned. Delicious edibles and beverages will be available from Burger Supreme, Taqueria Luciano’s, Patriot Pretzel Co. Beer and wine will also be for sale. Be sure to arrive early because seating is limited and no food and drink is allowed in the Auditorium for the screening. Cinema Under the Stars is co-presented by the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Click here for upcoming screenings.
(Gates open at 7:30p // $5/person; $20/car; Reynolda After Hours passes accepted / cash only)
@ Downtown Arts District
>> Art Installations Segway Tour by EcoTriad Adventures
Tonight our local segway aficionados are kicking off their two-hour “Art Installations” narrated Segway tour. This unique tour includes a special 45-minute stop to enjoy the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop. Get an up close and personal look at some of your favorite art installations around town and hear the backstory on each piece. Tour kicks off at 6p and as a tempting as it might be, tour operators ask that no adult bevies be consumed until after the tour pretty please. Click here for more info.
(6p // $55 / purchase tickets here)
>> First Friday Gallery Hop!:
It has been 250 years since the founding of Salem, North Carolina. And as a salute to our great Moravian heritage here in the “Wachovia Tract”, the Downtown Arts District Association is recognizing the people who made this area of North Carolina historically vibrant from the start. The theme of tonight’s Hop is “A Taste of Winston-Salem” and will celebrate the tastes, sounds, sites and cultures of our early pioneers. Be sure to pick up your copy of their “Heritage Scavenger Hunt” at the DADA INFO BOOTH in front of North Trade Street Arts (604 N. Trade) & find the locations to qualify for a prize drawing from DADA & DADA member organizations! As always, the streets will be closed for strolling and participating galleries, restaurants and shops will be open late. More details here.
(7p – 10p // FREEEE!)
>> Slice of Summer Tomato Tasting Event:
Join Michael Hastings and Amy Dixon of the Winston-Salem Journal for the annual Slice of Summer Tomato Tasting, presented by Mast General Store in conjunction with the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop. Sample dozens of different varieties of tomatoes from local growers and then cast a VOTE for your favorite one. Also, there will be some local restaurants on hand offering samples of their favorite tomato based recipes (while supplies last)! The ‘mater deliciousness will be happening at the corner of 6th & Trade Streets in the Arts District.
(7p – 9p // FREEEE!)
@ The Garage
>> The Last Music Gallery Concert
After about a year of having the Music Gallery on the first friday night of the month, The Garage has decided to retire the event so make the effort to head their way tonight to enjoy this final free concert. The Garage says while they have had a lot of fun showcasing different artists and participating in the gallery hop in this way they have a new idea for a similar monthly event that will provide Winston-Salem with something new. More on that soon!
(8p // FREEEE!)
Psst.. did you catch this article by Eddie Huffman featuring The Garage, as well as other local spots that work hard to bring Winston-Salem live music weekly?
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6th
@ 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! This week’s highlights include our friends at Gnomestead Hollow Farm & Forage and their 3 for $25 mix and match kraut and kimchi sale.”Getcha insides right and your guts sparklin’ clean!”, they say. 🙂 They’ll also have a limited amount of delicious Golden Chanterelles, Chicken of the Woods, and Gnomegrown Oyster Mushrooms. Meadows Family Farms will have their Coturnix Quail and Quail eggs along with their humanely-raised proteins plus minimally-processed Andoullie, Chorizo, Bratwurst (Apple, Beer and German), bacon, Shoulder Bacon and their very own Greenie Weenies. 🙂
(9a – noon // FREEEE!)
>> Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Lessons with Triad EcoAdventures:
Find solace on the lake this weekend while learning the ins and outs of standup paddle boarding with Triad EcoAdventures. You’ll begin with an on-land discussion followed by knee-paddling before standing up. Saturday’s PaddleFit Intro-instruction will take place at Salem Lake with a gentle launch area. You will learn to safely carry, paddle, turn, stay dry & smile. Heads up! This is the last Saturday class at Salem Lake this season, folks. So if you’re interested be sure to make it happen! Additional SUP lessons are held on weekdays around the Piedmont at various local lakes. Click here for more details.
(10:30a – 12:15p // $49 / purchase tickets)
>> Twin City Stage Costume & Prop Sale
Want to get your hands on some irresistible vintage clothing and other unique garments and accessories? Twin City Stage has just the event for you! Their costume shop has spent the summer clearing and cleaning out their wardrobe and they say, EVERYTHING MUST GO!
(9a – 2p // FREEEE!)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th
@ Arts Council HanesBrands Theater
>> Peppercorn Theater presents The Tourist Trap
It’s opening weekend for The Peppercorn Theater’s latest production! The Tourist Trap is being presented as a ‘Pay What You Can’ performance to align with Peppercorn Theater’s mission to “make theatre available to all audiences of Winston-Salem”. The storyline: “When Rose and Euguene Wayward find themselves stranded with a broken down car on the way to their daughter’s wedding, they discover an unbelievable adventure lying just around the bend. The Steppup Family, a band of bluegrass-playing puppets, welcome the travelers to their struggling roadside attraction, where through song and story, the Waywards discover the incredible potential of family, no matter what size, shape, or color it may come in.”
(Sunday: 3p // see complete listing of showtimes and reserve your tickets here / Cost: name your price! whatever you feel comfortable paying from $1 – $100 (or more!)
TOWNIES PICK OF THE WEEK!
Were you swooning over the gorgeous photo above?
It’s courtesy of Wings Over Winston. We can’t get enough of the stunning aerial photography and fascinating local history posted on Instagram here. While Wings Over Winston’s founder prefers to stay anonymous to keep the focus on our little-city-that-could – and not on him (hint hint, he’s a him) – all of you inquiring minds can now reach him directly via his new website > wingsover.ws
Thanks for Spreading the LUV LUV!
You guuuuys! We cannot thank you enough for your thoughtful submissions to our Spread the Luv Luv contest. I read and found such joy in each and every heartfelt recommendation. I cannot wait to introduce you to some more talented and generous (and highly recommended) Townies soon. More to come.
But without further ado, our contest winners…
Each winner receives a pair of tickets to Dr.Brownstone’s Sweet Summer Luv Luv Festival at SpringHouse Restaurant, Kitchen and Bar
Nancy Cost: Tuesday
Harry Poster: Wednesday
Kendall Preist: Thursday
Meg Cline: Friday
Emily Alphin: Saturday
Congrats to all of our winners!
And again, THANK YOU to all who participated!
Didn’t win this time? Don’t fret.
Tickets are still available to this standout culinary fest here.
Dining al fresco. Soulful music. Four-courses of ‘hot-off-the-grill’ goodness prepared by all-star chefs.
You don’t want to miss it!