A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, APRIL 7th
@ Bailey Park / Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
>> Spring in the City: Fresh Air Kickback
Presented by the CNOTE Foundation, Spring in the City: Fresh Air Kickback is a celebration of the bubbling culture of Winston-Salem. Tonight’s event promises the area’s most followed food trucks, divine local beer, and the best fashion/beauty vendors all combined with North Carolina’s top music talent in one awesome Friday evening. In addition to being a great time and FREE, all proceeds go to local university endowments and student scholarships.| Details
@ Various theaters around town
>> RiverRun International Film Festival!!
Did you know that RiverRun International Film Festival, based right here in Winston-Salem, is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States? Pretty cool, right? This weekend is your last chance to check out screenings of 2017 films like Tell Them We Are Rising and The Lost City of Z | Details
In case you missed it… RiverRun Program Manager, Mary Dossinger took us behind the scenes last week as part of our #TowniesTakeover series! Follow the link to see how she landed this dream job and why she loves calling Winston-Salem home.
@ Downtown Arts District
>> First Friday “All Things Spring” Gallery Hop
Gallery Receptions, live artist demonstrations, music, theatre and dance. Streets are closed with parking available in surrounding lots. Food and beverages are available in Art District restaurants. Extended hours for the galleries and locally owned businesses. Come experience and support our local arts, music & retail scene! A few highlights: Bright Leaf Books is hosting their grand opening celebration!; check out the recently opened Reboot Arcade Bar home to classic 80s arcade games and pinballs, craft beer and cocktails; pop on over to Steele Group Architects for the opening reception of “beesWAX,” a solo exhibition by artist Pat Spainhour. | Details
@ Merschel Plaza
>> Winston-Salem Light Project
Winston-Salem Light Project is a multi-media public art initiative using Winston-Salem, NC as the canvas. Events are designed and produced by the Lighting Department of the School of Design and Production at UNC School of the Arts. Since its start in 2008, WSLP has transformed buildings, parks, and city streets with lighting and projections, combining art and technology in unique, transformative ways. You can check out their latest installment, Reflections tonight starting at sunset until 11p. | Details
SATURDAY, APRIL 8th
@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market
Flowers are blooming which means the return of Cobblestone’s outdoor farmers market! Hooray! This Saturday kicks off the market’s sixth season. Expect an exciting mix of proteins, produce, flowers, body care, transplants, cheeses and more! Check their Facebook page for the latest vendor and product updates. | Details
@ 590 N. Marshall Street
>> Friends of Central Library BIG Book Sale
Make plans now to visit the Spring Friends of Central Library book sale. Leaf through literally tens of thousands of gently used books, magazines, CDs, records, DVDs and more. Shelves are re-stocked at the end of each day so you’ll definitely want to attend all three days of the sale. On Sunday all remaining items are half off or five bucks a bag (excluding special items and electronic media). All proceeds support the new Central Library including the annual children’s summer reading program. | Details
@ Burke Street
>> 5th Annual Food Truck Fest
Head to Burke Street Saturday afternoon for North Carolina’s largest food truck festival, Burke Street Food Truck Festival. The festival will showcase 65 of the best food trucks from around the state along with art vendors, two live music stages,
The Winston-Salem Dash Kids Area, table seating, on street beverage stations, and more! | Details
@ Westbend Winery and Brewery
>> Budbreak Oyster Roast
Celebrate budbreak with Westbend at their Budbreak Oyster Roast! Full MOON Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant will be on-hand and music will be provided by Gipsy Danger. Admission is $10 per person and includes one glass of wine or one pint of beer. To kick off NC beer month, they’re releasing a Blood Orange Wheat beer. | Details
SUNDAY, APRIL 9th
@ Westbend Winery and Brewery
>> Yoga on the Vine
Eight bucks gets you an hour-long all levels yoga class by Yogammunity plus a glass of wine or pint of beer! Class held inside unless weather cooperates for outside. These energizing classes happen every second Sunday of the month. | Details
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