A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th
@ 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, Pine Trough Branch Farm, Plum Granny Farm, Sanders Ridge, Shore Farms, Gnomestead Hollow Farm and Forage, Fair Share Farm & more!
(9a – noon // FREEEE!)
@ Shorefair Drive
>> Fairgrounds Farmers Market
Heads up! Starting today, the Fairgrounds Farmers Market will be popping up in the fenced parking lot behind the fairgrounds on Shorefair Dr. The move is temporary to make room for the Dixie Classic Fair. Get your farm fresh fix at this temporary location today through October 15th.
(7a – 1p // FREEEE!)
>> Smithsonian’s 10th Annual Museum Day Live!
Today Old Salem Museum & Gardens, Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University are participating in the 10th annual Museum Day Live!, presented by Smithsonian magazine. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, the event reflects the spirit of the magazine and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based properties. You can download your free admission ticket now at smithsonian.com/museumday. Find more details here.
>> Art House Theater Day
Art House Theater Day celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. Today more than 195 movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada will be celebrating the joys of independent art house theaters with a day of special screenings, giveaways, promotions and merchandise. The screening lineup is as follows: 10:30am – A Town Called Panic : Double Fun / 3:00pm – Time Bandits with limited edition time map giveaway / 8:30pm – Danny Says exclusive theatrical premiere / 10:00pm – Phantasm with streamed Q&A and Mondo prints for sale
(10:30a – 11:30p / find details here)
Did you know? This national event was the brainchild of Winston-Salem’s own Lawren Desai, the curator of Aperture, along with Gabriel Chicoine of the Austin Film Society. Check out Winston-Salem Journal’s recent interview about this right here.
@ Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
>> FIESTA 2016!
Organized by the Hispanic League, FIESTA has become a downtown tradition in Winston-Salem, celebrating its 24th year in 2016. With over 25,000 people attending each year, this is also the biggest fundraiser for the organization with funds going to support cultural, health, education, and college scholarship programs for the Hispanic/Latino community year-round. This is a multicultural event where you can enjoy live Latin music, cultural programs, a children’s area, Latin cuisine, a beer and margarita garden, and local arts and crafts. The Hispanic League is proud to coordinate with USCIS to have the first ever Naturalization Ceremony at a FIESTA event!
(11a – 7p // FREEEE!)
@ The Garage
>> Must Be The Holy Ghost -Album Release Show
Head to The Garage tonight to check out the latest memorizing sounds from Must Be The Holy Ghost. Must Be The Holy Ghost – an audio / visual project of Jared Draughon (Winston-Salem, NC) and Evan Hawkins (Los Angeles, CA) – blends genres and sounds and liquid light to create captivating performances. Special guests Sunndrug from Virginia Beach and WS brothers Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk
(8:30p / details)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th
@ Various Farms / Tobaccoville area
>> Barns & BBQ: A Cobblestone Market Farm Tour and Sunday Supper
Take a Sunday drive with a carload of friends or family to explore sustainable farms in the Northwest Piedmont, each with their own unique story and offerings. Tour this special region just outside of the Winston-Salem city limits and talk with the farmers surrounded by the serenity of the land. The 1st Annual Farm Tour will focus on producers in the Tobaccoville area including Billy Place Farm, Fair Share Farm, Harmony Ridge Farms, NOMAD Farms, LLC. Throughout the tour visitors will see pasture raised hogs, heritage poultry, guineas, sheep, turkeys and sustainably grown vegetables and flowers. You will learn about production methods like drip irrigation, fun facts (like how some sheep have hair instead of wool) plus much more! A limited number of tickets remain for the the intimate BBQ Supper that follows the day of tours. For this separate event, you will tour Stauber Farm before settling in for a delicious farm-to-fork BBQ supper crafted by local favorite and local food supporter, Chef John Bobby of Rooster’s: A Noble Grille. Proceeds from the Barns & BBQ Farm Tour and Sunday Supper will benefit Cobblestone’s Food Access Program which works to increase the option of choice in our community by making fresh produce and food available to families on government assistance (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/EBT and Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) through a match program.
(12p – 4p // Farm Tours: $10 per person or $20 per carload | BBQ Supper: $40 / purchase tickets here)
@ Bailey Park / Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
>> Sowing Seed Children’s Festival
Sowing Seeds Children’s Festival and Food Drive will offer children, families, and friends an opportunity to cultivate the garden of arts and community in Winston-Salem. The event will include children’s performances, interwoven with family friendly acts like Central Library Ladies Music & Movement, Burns & Co Magic and Ventriloquism Show, music with melissa, Terry Schupbach-Gordon Storyteller and Puppeteer, Kids Yoga with Ms Christene, Tam Tam Mandingue & Friends, Contemporary Ballet Co with Juxtaposition Studios, UNCSA Interim Community Music School, and special guests. In addition to Child-Artist vendors sharing and selling their works of art, kids will be able to enjoy making their own arts and crafts, face painting, and play in the bubble station! The following organizations will also be on-hand to spark children’s creativity: Children’s Museum/SciWorks/Peppercorn Theatre, Imagination Installations, Piedmont Environmental Alliance, Kids of Childhood Cancer, Triad Moms on Main, The Story Hatchery, and Hike It Baby of Winston-Salem. Along with a nature area including NC Wildlife Rehab with rescued friends, Yadkin Co Beekeeper Association educating us about the importance of bees with honey tastings, Forsyth Co Gem and Mineral Club sharing a rock collection, and a worm farm!
(1p – 4p // FREEE! / donation for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Food Pantry is highly encouraged)
TOWNIES PICK OF THE WEEK!
Miller’s Variety Store in downtown Winston-Salem is closing its doors after 88 years of service. Eighty-eight YEARS. So much has changed on Trade and in town since Henry J. Miller, Jr. and his wife, Ella Goldstein Miller first opened the store in 1931. With a storied history that includes a visit by the Jackson Five, leading the way in desegregating shopping and a nod by Playboy Magazine, Miller’s Variety Store’s legacy is one for the books – and its presence will certainly be missed.
Check out Fam Brownlee’s story for Camel City Dispatch here
NEXT Saturday, October 1st at 9am
Yoga by the Barn at Old Salem Museum & Gardens
This donation-based class will be led by Deanna Dzybon of Rock Water Yoga.
Proceeds to benefit Old Salem’s educational programming and restoration efforts