A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd
@ Camino Bakery – Downtown
>> Wings over Winston exhibit
Pop in for a treat and stop by the big table to celebrate the opening of the Wings Over Winston photography show at Camino Bakery. Meet the talented Wings Over Winston crew and check out some captivating aerial views of the Camel City (preview here). Bonus: free mini cupcakes and great company guaranteed!
(6p – 7p // FREEEE!)
@ Downtown Arts District
>> First Friday Gallery Hop
Tonight’s theme: “(Day After) Ground Hog Day OR “Do I Have to do This All Over Again? Hop”. Stroll the streets and visit the coffee shops, restaurants, chocolatiers, galleries, studios, businesses and more in Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District. While you roam, consider checking out these two new spots – Sweet Aromaz (for sweet bouquets, succulents, coffee, teas and treats) and Senor Bravo In & Out (for tacos, burritos, ceviche y mas). The lucky one who finds the most ground hogs hiding out at the hop wins a goodie bag from the Downtown Arts District Association (DADA) and Mast General Store! Drop by the DADA office at 604-A North Trade Street for details.
(7p – 10p // FREEEE!)
@ The Garage
>> Phuzz Records presents T0w3rs
A dance party for the ages. T0W3RS is back with new tunes, ATL pals, and familiar friends. New to you? Get a feel for each artist here: Towers (T0W3RS) (Atlanta, GA) // Body Games (Carrboro, NC); Breathers (Atlanta, GA)
(8:30p – 11:55p // purchase tickets)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH
>> Partner Yoga
Join Carly and Joel Sink for a fun and playful couple’s yoga session in honor of Valentine’s Day. The 75-minute class will begin with some guided breath work and connecting activities followed by partner yoga (with a few aerial poses thrown in the mix!). Learn ways to assist one another in stretching, while having fun along the way. Bring your significant other or just your best yogi friend.
(4p – 5:15p // $20 per pair / details)
@ Rooster’s: A Noble Grill
>> Truffle Dinner Experience:
Truffles, truffles, truffles and more truffles please. Celebrate Valentine’s Day early. Chef John Bobby has partnered up with the North American Truffle Growers’ Association to bring you four memorable courses featuring fresh black winter truffles. Tempt yourself with this menu!
(5:30p – 9p // $80/pp / For reservations, call (336) 777-8477)
@ Muddy Creek Music Hall
>> Hank, Pattie & The Current
Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw join forces once again with their original and energetic new soulgrass band, Hank and Pattie. Hank and Pattie take traditional bluegrass and infuse it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including Latin and Jazz, which adds up to an authentic and unique reflection of American music. Find more scoop on the artists here.
(8p – 10p // $12 advance/$15 at door/ all ages welcome)
>> Songwriter’s Lounge Series
The Songwriter’s Lounge is a series of intimate, casual evenings of music, featuring songwriters in our area. The setting affords the songwriters the opportunity to talk to the audience, explain their process, the stories behind their songwriting, what inspires them, what challenges them, and anything in between. Saturday night features the incredible Judy Barnes, Michael Anderson and Rodney Brown.
(6:30p // BYOB / $3 suggested donation)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
>> Crossroads #017: Lonnie Holley and Ben Sollee
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) and The Blue Ridge Parkway Music Center have partnered up for the latest installment of the Crossroads music series which features world-class musicians in an intimate concert environment. This Saturday, legendary artist and musician, Lonnie Holley and innovative cellist, singer-songwriter, composer and activist, Ben Sollee will perform. Doors will open at 5p and the concert begins at 6p. Both artists will play one set with a brief intermission in between. Food vendors and beer from Foothills Brewing will be available for purchase. Check out Eddie Huffman’s interview with the artists here.
(doors at 5p, show at 6p // buy tickets)
TOWNIES PICK OF THE WEEK!
World in Winston
Envisioning Winston-Salem as an inclusive and diverse local community and global city, this group of passionate folks helps to support refugees resettling in our city. Want to pitch in? Check their page for great resources and ways to get involved.
SAVE THE DATE!
Heart of the Community Truffle & Wine Benefit Dinner
Entertainment provided by The Dan River Girls. Raffaldini Vineyards will keep your glasses full. And Chef Harrison Littell of The Honey Pot and Chef Richard Miller of Five Loaves Catering are collaborating in the kitchen to serve up multiple courses of earthy, rich, aromatic truffled goodness. All to benefit The Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina. Take a peek at last year’s event here!