Sunflowers, Winston-Salem, photo by Andrea Littell

Around Town :: August 26th – 28th


A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).



FRIDAY, AUGUST 26th


Reynolda House Museum of American Art
>> Cinema Under the Stars presents Field of Dreams:
Bring a ball and glove for a round of catch! Gates open at 7:30p for pre-film festivities and the film begins at 8:30p, or dark. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Picnicking and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Delicious edibles will be provided by Gunny Smitty’s Hot DogsPatriot Pretzel Co., Cafe Gelato and La Vie en Rose . Cinema Under the Stars is co-presented by the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
(Gates open at 7:30p // $5/person; $20/car; Reynolda After Hours passes accepted / cash only)

Did you know? Field of Dreams includes one of the greatest – and most misquoted – film lines of all times. The actual quote is: “If you build it, he will come,” not “If you build it, they will come.” It’s a common mistake.


@ Bailey Park
> Moonlight Madness 5K Run
Mellow Mushroom pizza, Foothills beer, outdoor dance party… and yes, competitive running. What else do you need? Get the full scoop here.
(8p / registration info)


SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th


@ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
> Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Farmers Market:
Forsyth County’s longest-running source for locally raised fruits, vegetables and proteins. Market vendors also offer flowers, handmade baskets, cakes & pies, fresh baked breads, jams & jellies, honey, crafts and much more. This week’s vendor highlight is Martha’s Tealightful Teas, with over 100 varieties of tea available, including black, green, white, and herbal. Tealightful Teas contain no artificial colors or flavors; instead, they are flavored with dried fruits, flower petals, herbs, and other natural flavors.
(6a – 1p // FREEEE!)


@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market:
An all-local, sustainable, producers-only market that brings fresh, healthy foods into downtown Winston-Salem. Vendors are invited to participate on the basis of their sustainable, humane practices and high quality product(s). And donations are used to support the market’s food access program. This week’s highlight is Caldero Bone Broth, made by simmering top quality pasture raised, non-GMO chickens with organic vegetables and himalayan sea salt for 24 hours. I can personally attest that this deeply nourishing broth is delicious and satisfying for sipping alone and for use as a kitchen staple. Read the bare bones on this broth courtesy of writer, Naomi Gingerich here.
(9a – noon // FREEEE!)


@ Clemmons Elementary School
> Clemmons Ice Cream Festival:
A bluegrass jam, competitive clogging teams from ProDance Academy, farmers’ booths filled with the freshest ingredients of the season, and of course, ICE CREAM. Competitors are challenging their churning talents in an “Ice Cream Freeze-Off” you don’t want to miss! Community partners will also line the festival with kids’ crafts and activities including bubbles, sticker crafts, face painting, basketball, and so much more. Parking will be available in all Clemmons Elementary lots, the Broyhill Suites and Conference Center lot, and the First Baptist Church lot.
(9a – 12p // FREEEE!)


@ The Garage
> Victoria Victoria Album Release:
Congrats to Tori Elliott of the band, Victoria Victoria who will be introducing her debut album, Coastal Beast, this Saturday at The Garage.   The daughter of two musicians, Tori learned music theory from her dad as a child and started taking classical piano by age 14. At 16, she was composing her own music and by age 18, had left her hometown of Chillicothe, Ohio to move to Winston-Salem where she has been playing at local events and venues. She says in this Relish interview with fellow musician, Tyler Nail that music was an easy way for her to integrate into the community after moving to Winston-Salem. Now at age 21 Tori’s sound has developed into a soulful blend of sultry vocals with jazz and gospel influences. From the first breathy tones to the last ethereal melodies, she captivates audiences with her beguiling lyrics and the charm of her stage presence. The opening acts will be Tori’s siblings, Halle and Noah Elliott who play as a folk duo in Ohio, and local act Terra Terra. The album will be sold the night of the release show and is available for preorder on iTunes.
(Doors at 8p // Show at 9p / $10)


@ Brendle Recital Hall / Wake Forest University
>> Piedmont Opera presents The Follies of American Politics:
Take a break from the real-life election drama with an evening of mischievous make-believe courtesy of the Carolina Chamber Symphony Players. Saturday night they are presenting selections from George and Ira Gershwin’s hit satirical musical “Of Thee I Sing” on the campus of Wake Forest University. “Of Thee I Sing” is one of the longest-running shows of the 1930’s and the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize.  It’s also a no-holds-barred assault on American politics. The original storyline focuses on the election campaign and Presidency of John P. Wintergreen, whose party, lacking a viable platform, runs on love, promising that if elected he will marry the partner chosen for him at an Atlantic City beauty pageant. When he falls for Mary Turner (a campaign secretary who bakes a mean corn muffin) instead of Diana Deveraux (the fairest flower of the South and winner of the pageant), trouble begins. Read more here.
(7:30p // purchase tickets)



SUNDAY, AUGUST 28th


@Downtown Winston-Salem / 4th Street between Marshall and Spruce Streets
>> Farm to Fourth: A Harvest Dinner:
On Sunday, the portion of Fourth between Marshall and Spruce Streets will be closed as one big, long community dinner table stretches down the street for Winston-Salem Journal’s First Annual Farm to Fourth Harvest Dinner.  Lucky diners will enjoy five courses of goodness prepared by some of the best known local chefs (including this one) – each using locally sourced food and supplies.  Hosted by food editor Michael Hastings, the event was created to highlight the importance of our local farmers and growers and a portion of the proceeds go directly to local food/sustainability efforts.
(6p – 9p // it’s currently SOLD OUT but click here for waitlist info)

Bummed you missed out?
These upcoming culinary events might whet your appetite:
Mission Pizza Knife Fight / Monday, August 29th, 7p – 10p
Barns & BBQ / Sunday, September 25th, 12p – 4p


TOWNIES PICK OF THE WEEK!


Olympian Kathleen Baker’s triumphant return home.
We cannot even comprehend the amount of heart, hustle, discipline, patience and perseverance required to make this happen. Here’s to you, Kathleen for setting a bold goal for the GOLD and getting.it.done!



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