photo: Westbend Vineyards & Brewery

Around Town :: February 10th – 12th


photo: Westbend Vineyards & Brewery
photo: Westbend Vineyards & Brewery


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


@ The Arts Council Theater
>> The Miracle Worker presented by Twin City Stage
“Trapped in a secret, silent world and unable to communicate, Helen is violent and spoiled. Her parents hire a young teacher, who soon realizes that the deaf and blind child is desperately waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence she endures. This inspiring and unforgettable play is based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her dedicated teacher, Annie Sullivan.” Click here for a full performance schedule. For more scoop, check out this review. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
(doors at 7p // $25 / purchase tickets)

@ Main Theater / UNCSA
>> Best of the School of Filmmaking – Winter Screening
A 90-minute program featuring more of the best short films created in the School of Filmmaking during the 2015-16 school year.
(7p – 9p // FREEEE!)



@ Mast General Store
>> Be A Sweetheart Weekend
On February 11th and 12th, Mast General Store will donate $1 for each pound of candy purchased to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. Second Harvest then takes that $1 and turns it into 7 meals! Proof that no amount is too small to make a big difference. So this weekend, be a sweetheart by treating your sweetheart.

@ Colony Urban Farm Store
>> Grand Opening!
Colony Urban Farm Store is Winston-Salem’s first and only retail destination that specifically caters to the urban farming community. The shop provides supplies and workshop-based education to backyard chicken keepers, beekeepers, and gardeners of all varieties (including hydroponics!). Oh and did I mention that they have honey on tap? Yep.  Honey Bar will be flowing tomorrow with rotating flavors and varietals, as well as over thirty prepackaged types of local, regional and imported honeys. Mmmmm!
(10a – 6p // FREEEE!)

@ Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)
>> Second Saturdays at SECCA
Second Saturday @ SECCA is a free, family oriented event that happens the second Saturday of every month. All are welcome to bring the family and make art inspired by SECCA’s current exhibitions. Materials are provided and families can drop-in for activities anytime during the event.
(10a – 1p // FREEEE!)


>> 6th Annual Winter Retrospective
Join Authoring Action teen authors as they hit the stage at SECCA for the 6th Annual Winter Retrospective. Experience the ‘Best of the Best’ from the past year and support the creative expressions & authentic writing endeavors of our local talented youth!
(3p // $10 in advance & $15 at the door (17 & Under Free) / purchase tickets)
Not familiar with Authoring Action? Watch this.

@ The Children’s Museum
>> Valentine Card Making
Head over to The Children’s Museum to climb up the beanstalk and head into the Art Studio to create Valentine cards together!
(10a – 4:30p // admission info)

Did you hear? The Children’s Museum & Sciworks have merged and just announced their new name: Kaleideum.
Here’s the story behind the new name.


@ Muddy Creek Music Hall 
>> Muddy Creek Players with Martha Bassett, Charly Lowry & Andrea Templon
The Creek is bringing Mardi Gras to Bethania! Masks will be provided along with festive King Cake and of course, great music by the Muddy Creek Players. The venue’s house band, the Muddy Creek Players, is a 7-piece musical group performing original music written by the band’s founder Bill Heath. Each year they perform five popular shows at the Creek bringing in exceptional local vocalists to join in on the fun. This Saturday, local favorites and powerhouses, Martha Bassett, Charly Lowry and Andrea Templon join the Players to take the stage.
(8p // $12 in advance or $15 at the door / all ages!)


@ Westbend Winery & Brewery
>> Westbend Yoga(mmunity)
Join the Yoga(mmunity) tribe at beautiful Westbend Winery & Brewery in Lewisville on Sunday for a one-hour, all levels yoga class followed by a glass of wine or a pint of craft beer. Deanna Dzybon will lead this popular class that focuses on synchronizing movements with your breath while building strength in the body and the mind. The intention: to cultivate compassionate self-awareness. Added bonus: Spice Delight Mobile Cafe will be on hand for post-class eats along with live music by Tyler Millard.
(12p // $8 gets you the yoga class + a drink of choice / details)

>> Wine & Chocolate Pairing with Black Mountain Chocolate
Whether it’s for an aperitif before dinner or to cap off the perfect lunch date, head over to Westbend for a red wine and Black Mountain Chocolate this pre-Valentine’s Day weekend. Tasting includes three wine and chocolate pairings with a rose for the ladies. Tastings will be held 10 guests at a time.
(Sunday, 12p – 7p // $10)

Save the Date!

NextNow Fundraiser + Winter Dance
Saturday February 25th

When the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)  reached out for support in promoting their upcoming NextNow Fundraiser and Winter Dance, I jumped at the chance. Here’s why.



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