A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th
@ Downtown Winston-Salem
>> Downtown Restaurant Week!
Just a few more days left to take advantage of awesome specials (like three delicious courses for 20 to 30 bucks) at some downtown favorites including Burger Batch, home to the most epic milkshakes in town (note above photo). Check the full list of participating restos here. Event runs through Sunday.
@ UNCSA campus
>> The Dandelion Photography Project
Dandelions have almost weightless seeds that can be carried long distances by the slightest breeze. They travel all over the world, and bloom where planted.The goal of this thoughtful project is to produce a photography book filled with faces and stories of immigrants. The book will be sold to raise profits for the International Rescue Committee- a charity that provides food, shelter, and medical care for refugees.
(5p / details here)
@ The Barn at Reynolda Village
>> Martin Garrish & Friends
Tonight, Martin Garrish & Friends will be in town playing two sets of music as a part of the More Barn concert series. Martin Garrish, a life-long resident of Ocracoke Island, NC, is a master of ‘old time’ country, rock, bluegrass and folk guitar. He has been at the heart of the Ocracoke music scene since he was a teenager and was recently honored with the 2016 Cultural Heritage Award by Ocracoke Preservation Society for his contribution to Ocracoke Island’s history and culture. Silo Bistro & Bar will be onsite with beer and wine for sale.
(UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th
@ Tart Sweets
>> Smores Social + Dolci Dough Debut
Tomorrow is the last day to enjoy free s’mores in the back courtyard of Tart Sweets, housed in one of the prettiest historic (former) homes on Fifth. To sweeten the event, the locally owned bakery is debuting their newest product, Dolci Dough! 100% safe to eat, raw cookie dough. Um, yum. Samples, scoops and jars will be available while they last.
@ Raylen Vineyards & Winery
>> Fat Saturday Gumbo Festival
Expect lots of Mardi Gras vibes at Raylen this Saturday with music from Cajun zydeco band, Bayou Diesel and delicious New Orleans-style Seafood Gumbo provided by Full Moon Oyster Bar. Ticket purchase includes entry, one bowl of gumbo per person, a slice of king cake and a complimentary glass of wine. Full Moon Oyster Bar will also have char-grilled oysters for purchase. This event is for the 21-and-uppers.
(11a – 5p // $15 at the gate / details)
@ a/perture cinema
>> I Am Not Your Negro with Scuppernong Books
Head to a/perture Saturday afternoon to see I Am Not Your Negro and then stay for a discussion of the James Baldwin book The Fire Next Time hosted by Scuppernong Books. The Fire Next Time, a 1963 book by James Baldwin, contains two essays: “My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation,” and “Down At The Cross — Letter from a Region of My Mind.” The first essay, written in the form of a letter to Baldwin’s 14-year-old nephew, discusses the central role of race in American history. The second essay deals with the relations between race and religion, focusing in particular on Baldwin’s experiences with the Christian church as a youth, as well as the Islamic ideas of others in Harlem.
(1p // Find more scoop here.)
>> Candlelit Creative Flow Yoga
Spend an hour and a half practicing yoga to get your creative mind stress-free and flowing. Class will be followed up with a journaling exercise (journals provided)! Led by Jess, featured Kleur artist and owner of Pineapple Studios in Wilmington, NC.
(7p // pay what you can)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th
@ Westbend Winery & Brewery
>> Weekends at Westbend:
Wine tastings, beer flights, live music and BBQ make for a chill Sunday afternoon.
Hal’s Holy Smokin’ BBQ will be onsite with music by Josh Tenery from 2-5pm.
(1p – 4p)
@ West End Cafe
>> Spay-ghetti Benefit Dinner
Head to the local gem that is West End Cafe to slurp up spaghetti for a great cause. Organized by Humane Solutions, proceeds provide spay/neuter services for low-income pet owners. Dinner consists of spaghetti, (meat and vegetarian available), salad, bread, and dessert.
(4p – 7p // $12 for adults; $8 for seniors over 65 / children 12 and under)
@ a/perture cinema
>> Red Carpet Party & Fundraiser
Join a/perture for their 1st Annual Red Carpet Party and Fundraiser – an evening of Hollywood glamour, live awards broadcast, games, contests and more. (My) Chef Harrison Littell will be creating some Best Picture inspired food. Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co. will be supplying cold brews. Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery will be pouring wine. Popcorn will be served and ballots will be counted. Black tie; get fancy. Find more glamorous details here.
(7p // purchase tickets)
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