A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th
@ Reynolda Village / Marketplace Cinemas
>> HalloWheels Bike-In Movie
Attention cyclists: this one’s for you! Tonight meet up with Beers N Gears at Reynolda Village and then ride over to Marketplace Cinemas to catch (the new) Ghostbusters. Participants get in for $2. Afterwards ride back as a group and log 10-15 miles total. Entertainment and exercise – that’s a night well spent. This event is part of the 2016 HalloWheels Bicycle Festival. Find full festival details (including their dapper HalloTweed ride on Saturday) here.
(6:15p – 11p // $2 / details)
@ Stevens Center
>> Opening Night of Tosca (presented by The Piedmont Opera)
If you follow the blog you know that I’ve been following this production. The Piedmont Opera made an investment in Townies and with that, I had the opportunity to spend some special time getting to know this show, its stars and frankly learn what the opera really represents. You can read about that here. To say I’m excited to see everyone’s hard work come to life at the Stevens Center this weekend is an understatement. Love. Lust. Manipulation. Lies. Murder. Passionate performers. Tosca has it all. Find more + tickets here. See you at the opera!
(7:30p / tickets )
Not sure the opera is for you? I feel you. Do yourself a favor and read this conversation with Jill and Jake Gardner here.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market
A few highlights for the week: Just in time for cold & flu season, Lavender Anne’s will have Fire Cider. Fire Cider helps clear out the sinuses and “fires” up the immune and circulatory system and it will be available in two flavors: Traditional Fire Cider and Hibiscus Pomegranate Fire Cider. Under the purple tent, Plum Granny Farm will have 5+ varieties of garlic, garlic powder and granules and says that NOW is the time to plant garlic. They will have bags of seed garlic and planting instructions for those who like to get their hands dirty. Find more vendor updates here.
(9a – noon // FREEEEE!)
After the market head over to Salem Square with your littles to participate in Old Salem’s annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest. Old Salem will provide a complimentary pumpkin (while the supply lasts) that children can carve for a chance to win a prize in several different categories. Participants are asked to leave their completed jack-o-lanterns on the fence at Salem Square, where they will be lighted with candles for Sunday’s Trick or Treat in Old Salem night. Find the full scoop here.
(10a – 3p // FREEEE!)
@ Camel City Goods Co.
>> Grand Opening Extravaganza
The visionary crew behind the apparel that every Townie proudly represents is opening the doors to their new expanded shop on Saturday. And guess what?! We are all invited.What to expect? Food, fun, free prizes, badass BMX stunt shows, a costume contest, and a huge sidewalk sale for starters. Oh, and word on the street is there might be a new design release or two (ehem). Find event details here – I will see your costumed selves there.
(12n – 4p // FREEEE!)
p.s. Curious about the story behind this beloved brand? Well then, this conversation is for you.
p.s.s. Camel City Goods Goods partnered with Our State Magazine to bring you this rad (staycation) contest. Only a few days left to enter. Tip: Do it now.
@ Foothills Brewing Tasting Room
>> 1st Annual Jeepers Creepers Trunk or Treat
Camel City Off-Road, along side with OVERT, Appalachian Off-Road, Cutthroat Offroad, Triad Jeep Club and Jeepers United are hosting their 1st Annual Jeeper’s Creeper’s Trunk or Treat on Saturday. Jeeps and other off highway vehicles will line the street at Foothills Tasting Room for a Trunk or Treat for the kiddos. And a raffle will be held to benefit the Brenners Children’s Hospital. Of course there will be fresh brew and food truck eats, along with local vendors offering up their goods. Awards will be handed out for best costume and best participating vehicle.
(3p – 8p // details)
@ Juggheads Growlers & Pints
>> Oyster Roast and Halloween Party
Oysters + Beer. Yes + Please. Get yourselves over to Juggheads Saturday evening for this tasty time brought to you by Juggheads and Full Moon Oyster Bar. Full Moon will be outside selling grilled oysters, grilled shrimp, and burgers on a first come, first served basis. Grub begins at 5p (and when it’s gone, it’s gone so don’t be late). Music begins at 6p and the whole fam is welcomed. Costumes encouraged! Details here.
(5p – 9p // FREEEE!)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th
@ Bulls Tavern
Finally – a legitimate reason to dress your dog like a turtle and laugh until it hurts. On Sunday Bulls Tavern is opening at 1p by rolling out a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. You’re invited to sip in the sunshine and show off your pooches precious costume for photos and prizes. Contest starts at 5p and grand prize gets you a 3-month Barkbox membership. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Forsyth County Humane Society.
(4p – 9p // details)
@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Trick or Treat
Although Halloween wasn’t a part of the traditions in the historic town of Salem, trick or treating in Old Salem has become a modern-day Winston-Salem must. Gear up your little ghouls and head over to this historic gem (and Townies sponsor!) on Halloween Eve for trick or treating along the cobblestone streets starting at 6p. Volunteers will be stationed at the doors of historic buildings and Main Street will be closed to traffic. The event runs until 7:30p (while supplies last)
(6p // FREEEE!)
Townies Pick of the Week!
Did you catch that extensive Politico article covering Winston-Salem’s transformation?
If not, here you go.
Kudos to everyone who has worked to create a bright future for our city – and for making this inspiring story possible!