A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th
@ Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)
“Familiarity is the gateway drug to empathy.” This is just one of the many powerful statements paired with compelling photography and video that fills the Dispatches exhibit, currently on display at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). Look I’m just gonna give it to you straight: if you don’t seize the opportunity to check out this FREE exhibit you’re really missing out. I promise it will stir something up inside you. And as we find ourselves here, on Inauguration Day with many mixed emotions, there may be no greater way to feel empowered than by challenging yourself to dig deeper and find the inspiration to act through art.
(Friday: 10a – 5p // FREEEE! / find weekend hours of operation here)
@ Milton Rhoades Center for the Arts
>> Artists Unite
Speaking of art and action, the two collide today at the Milton Rhoades Center for the Arts for Artists Unite. This special event features an evening of dance, drama, music, comedy, visual art, spoken word and film all to benefit emerging artists in our community. In an interview with Lynn Felder for the Winston-Salem Journal, event organizer Peter Wilbur shared, “After the election, there were some upset citizens. On the day of the 20th, when so many will be in despair, I want to provide something positive. Nothing like the arts has the power to uplift and bind the community together…(we wanted to) advocate for something instead of protesting against something.” Read the full story here.
(3p – 9p // details)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st
@ The Porch Kitchen & Cantina
>> Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Breakfast Battle
Wake up & cheer for your favorite chef in town at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Breakfast Battle! Five local kids and their families living with Type 1 Diabetes will go head to head and be judged by some of Winston-Salem’s best foodies, including Mary Haglund, owner & chef at Mary’s Gourmet Diner; Michael Hastings, Food Editor of the Winston-Salem Journal; Cathy Reeder-McIntosh, Program Administrator with Wake Forest Health Diabetes and Endocrinology Center; and Melissa Painter, Morning Anchor at Fox 8. Tickets include a tasty breakfast buffet from The Porch including juice & Krankies Coffee. A Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar will also be setup for purchase. All profits & donations go directly to the JDRF.
(9a – 11a // tickets)
@ Government Plaza at Washington & Greene Streets / Greensboro
>> Triad Women’s March
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”-Audre Lorde… Can’t make it to Washington but want in on The Women’s March? Then head east to Greensboro for the Triad Women’s March. This local march will kick off at Government Plaza at 10a. From event organizers: “This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. This is not an ‘Anti Movement’; this is a PRO movement…we are letting our elected officials know that we will not back down, that we are standing together to support women and the causes we care about.” #whyimarch
(10a – 12p // FREEEE! / details)
@ Sunrise Yoga Studio / Clemmons
>> Yoga Day 2017!
Celebrate Yoga Day with Sunrise Yoga Studio! Head to Clemmons for free yoga classes for beginners, plus fantastic door prizes, great food and a LuLaRoe Trunk show. Bring a friend and take advantage of ONE DAY ONLY discounts.
(1p – 4p // FREEEE! / details)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22nd
@ a/perture cinema
>> Catch a flick
Rainy days call for getting lost in motion pictures. Pop over to a/perture cinema to do just that and check out one of these tempting films now playing.
(find showtimes here)
Psst… Speaking of a/perture, did you hear that they received non-profit status and have some exciting plans up their sleeves? Click this link to get yourself in the know.
Townies Pick of the Week!
Have you heard about the Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen project?
Farmers, food artisans, caterers, food truck owners, chefs….a commissary kitchen is coming to Winston-Salem and developers want to hear from you! Join the conversation and keep up-to-date on community input sessions by here. Want specifics? Email firstname.lastname@example.org