Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Boone/High Country Community Events
Saturday, May 7, 2016 -2:00pm to 6:00pmScuppernong Books, GreensboroPlease join us for the fourth meeting of our WFDD Book Club!
Sunday, May 15, 2016 -2:00pm to 5:00pmMuddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem
Across the Blue Ridge is hosting a live show at Muddy Creek Music Hall, featuring North Carolina bluesman Lightnin' Wells! Come enjoy his signature acoustic country blues. Paul Brown will be hosting, and we'll be recording for later use on Across the Blue Ridge.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 -2:00pm to 5:00pmMuddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem
Across the Blue Ridge is hosting a live show at Muddy Creek Music Hall, featuring the magnificent singers Kay Justice and Alice Gerrard! Paul Brown will be hosting, and we'll be recording for later use on Across the Blue Ridge.
Friday, April 29, 2016
- (All day)GreenHillGreenHill presents Last Remaining Cathedral: Illuminations of Nature featuring the works of artists Robert Johnson and Daniel Essig. The exhibition presents a mid-career retrospective of paintings and works on paper inspired by man’s essential relationship to the natural world by Robert Johnson alongside sculptural book forms in wood, fiber and mica by master book artist Daniel Essig. HOURS Monday | CLOSED Tuesday - Saturday | 12PM-7PM Sunday | 2-5PM
Death at the Crossroads: A Dramatic Reading of Yoruba Art10:00am to 4:30pmMuseum of Anthropology, Wake Forest UniversityThe MOA’s extensive Yoruba collections are showcased in this exhibit, set as a visual narration of Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka's classic play, Death and the King's Horseman. The play takes place in colonial-period Nigeria, West Africa, and centers on the funeral of a Yoruba king and the British government's attempts to stop it. Visitors can trace the character arc of the play’s protagonist, Elesin, through an exploration of Yoruba masks, sculpture, clothing, tools, and musical instruments.
Hina Matsuri: Doll's Day in Japan10:00am to 4:30pmMuseum of Anthropology, Wake Forest UniversityThis mini-exhibit will focus on the Japanese celebration of Doll’s Day, or Hina Matsuri, on March 3 through the display of a traditional doll set. Families often mark the celebration, which is also called Girls’ Day, by setting up a display of dolls representing the Heian period (794-1192) imperial court in their homes. The MOA’s doll set from the 1950s includes 15 dolls and a number of other pieces that create the setting for the court.
Musical Narratives of the Southwest Pacific Rim10:00am to 4:30pmMuseum of Anthropology, Wake Forest UniversityHighlighting the Museum of Anthropology’s collections of musical instruments, masks, shadow puppets, and dance costumes from Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea, the exhibit takes the visitor on a tour of the performing arts of these regions. The exhibit examines how music, dance, and theater intersect with storytelling, religious practice, gender roles, and modernization. Visitors are invited to interact with the exhibit through hands-on music-making with select objects on display.
Incredible Journeys: The Life Histories of Museum Objects10:00am to 4:30pmMuseum of AnthropologyWake Forest first-year students in museum studies curated this exhibit exploring the “object biographies” of intriguing specimens in MOA’s collections. The exhibit traces objects from their original use through the missionaries, traders, soldiers, and doctors that acquired them, the connoisseurs that collected them, and finally how anthropologists (and the Museum) might use them. The exhibit showcases the range of the MOA’s collections and the diverse trajectories objects can have.
Preparing Your Estate Plan10:30am to 11:30amKernersville Branch LibraryDo you know where your assets will go when you die? If not, this seminar will help familiarize you with the basic steps of estate planning, including the function of a will and the different types of trusts. An estate-planning attorney will be present at this event. Presented by Kevin Hoppens from Edward Jones Investments. Call 336-703-2930 to register.
Masterpiece Friday | Story time, Gallery Tour and Art-Making at GreenHill11:00am to 12:00pmArtQuest at GreenHillStory-time, art making and a “lollipop” tour of GreenHill’s most current exhibition are in store for you each and every Friday morning. Activities are geared toward children age 5 and younger. Free with admission or membership. Children will identify the numbers of people, places and things they find in artwork during a walking tour of the gallery exhibit, with a focus on math skills and number recognition. Using natural materials like plants, leaves and flowers, create gelatin prints after reading the book Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert.
Writing Winston: Collaborative Community Writing Workshop5:30pm to 7:30pmNew Winston MuseumNew Winston Museum will host Writing Winston, an introspective-based forum featuring community profiles which highlight places around Winston-Salem. The event will feature spoken word performances, photography slide shows, and interactive activities.
The Wizard of Oz7:30pm to 10:00pmArts Council TheatreWhisked into the magical Land of Oz by a terrible tornado, Dorothy and Toto embark on a strange and enchanting adventure to find a way home, meeting the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion – and the Wicked Witch of the West – along the way. As The London Times put it, “This is, to come out with it immediately, the most marvelous show.” Thursday and Friday shows are at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday shows are at 2 pm.
CTG's Production of Gypsy7:30pm to 10:30pmCTG's Starr Theatre
CTG's Production of Gypsy7:30pm to 10:00pmCTG's Starr TheatreGYPSY is the ultimate show biz story about the ultimate stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920′s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include one showstopper after the other including Let Me Entertain You, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. Local celebrity Pauline Cobrda reprises her amazing portrayal as Momma Rose in one of Broadway’s greatest all-time musicals!
Healing Voices Film Challenges Assumptions About Mental Health7:30pm to 9:00pmGreenTree Community CenterAttitudes evolve. Many think it is time to challenge assumptions about the nature of what is called "mental illness." After all, if conventional thinking is wrong--then there may be much at stake! In our country, one in 17 children is taking psychoactive pharmaceuticals! There are negative consequences from many of these!
GRAMMY Winning Roomful of Teeth @ Brendle Recital Hall8:00pmBrendle Recital HallRoomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through and ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. -Featuring Pulitzer winning composer Caroline Shaw Recent collaborations include: Kanye West and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) NOW Ensemble
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Last Remaining Cathedral at GreenHill(All day)GreenHill
Mutt Strut - Forsyth Humane Society8:00am to 1:00pmShallowford Shopping Center in LewisvilleWhether running competitively, walking or rolling, this race is for you (and your furry family members)! You don’t have to be a pro but for our competitive runners we offer a certified 5k course with disposable bib chip timing. The race will begin and end at the Shallowford Shopping Center beside Lewisville Town Square where there will also be food, music, vendors, and more! 100% of the proceeds benefit Forsyth Humane Society. The fun will include a puppy pageant at 11:00 AM. Come join the fun, and support the Forsyth Humane Society.
Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County's 3rd Annual Hammerbird 5K8:30am to 10:30amKimberley Park Elementary SchoolHabitat for Humanity of Forsyth County is hosting its third annual Hammerbird 5K Run & Walk on April 30, 2016. Our run is truly like no other in the region. Participants will experience Habitat for Humanity first-hand, running and walking by 70+ homes we’ve built or renovated while being cheered on by our Habitat homeowner families.
Stretch Yourself - Help A Child9:30am to 11:00amMaple Springs United Methodist Church, Craven HallGuest Teachers: Teresa Hicks, Evolution Gym, Private Instructor, CLC Board Member; Becky Heiter, That Smile Inside Yoga, Sunrise Yoga; Judi Maloy, Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts; Bonnie Phillips, Village Yoga Studio Please contact Susan at 336-831-1909 (ext 8) if you are a survivor of Childhood Domestic Violence and need assistance to attend, or if you have questions. Participants should bring their own mat and blanket if possible. Some will be available to borrow. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Death at the Crossroads: A Dramatic Reading of Yoruba Art10:00am to 4:30pmMuseum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Hina Matsuri: Doll's Day in Japan10:00am to 4:30pmMuseum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Musical Narratives of the Southwest Pacific Rim10:00am to 4:30pmMuseum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Incredible Journeys: The Life Histories of Museum Objects10:00am to 4:30pmMuseum of Anthropology
Beyond the Garden Gate10:30am to 4:30pmNine beautiful, private gardens in our community.Beyond the Garden Gate is a tour of nine private gardens in our community. It is the first major fundraiser presented by the Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County in over a decade. This is a collaborative event incorporating area garden clubs and the community, offering a unique chance to tour some of our most beautiful gardens. Here are some brief points about the event:
The Four Corners Initiative11:00am to 3:00pmJones ElA Community coming together for A Four Corners Initiative sponsored by: - Balancing Relationship Instilling Dignity Growth and Empathy (B.R. I. D. G. E.) - Darkness to Light/Erin’s Law for NC Public Schools - David D. Jones Elementary School - North Carolina A&T State University--Leadership Studies Program - St. Phillip AME Zion Church - Shiloh Baptist Church - Shalonda Poole Foundation, Inc. - Warnersville Community Coalition
Met Opera Live in HD: Elektra (Strauss)12:45pm to 3:00pmSountheastern Center for Contemporary Arts - SECCAConductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Cast: Nina Stemme (Elektra), Adrianne Pieczonka (Chrysothemis), Waltraud Meier (Klytämnestra), Burkhard Ulrich (Aegisth), Eric Owens (Orest) Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2014. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who made a riveting Met debut leading Chéreau’s production of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead in 2009, returns to conduct an extraordinary cast headed by Nina Stemme as the obsessed and bloodthirsty title character. Waltraud Meier sings her first Met performances of Klytämnestra, Elektra’s mother and the object of her fury, with Adrianne Pieczonka as Elektra’s sister, Chrysothemis; Eric Owens as her exiled brother, Orest; and German tenor Burkhard Ulrich, in his Met debut, as the corrupt monarch Aegisth. Chéreau’s longtime collaborator Vincent Huguet will stage the production at the Met.
The Wizard of Oz2:00pm to 4:30pmArts Council TheatreWhisked into the magical Land of Oz by a terrible tornado, Dorothy and Toto embark on a strange and enchanting adventure to find a way home, meeting the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion – and the Wicked Witch of the West – along the way. As The London Times put it, “This is, to come out with it immediately, the most marvelous show.” Performances are April 15-17, 21-24 & 28-May 1, 2016. Thursday and Friday shows are at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday shows are at 2 pm.
Megan E. Bryant, Book Release Celebration of Dump Truck Duck3:00pm to 5:00pmLewisville Branch LibraryCome celebrate the release of the new picture book Dump Truck Duck! Feel free to bring your own carpenter belt and tools! Meet the author, Megan E. Bryant, for a storytime; build with blocks and legos; and play construction games. Megan has written more than 250 children’s books (including a New York Times bestseller) for ages ranging from babies to teens. Two of her books, Mythlopedia: Oh My Gods! and Mythlopedia: She’s All That! were named 2009 VOYA Nonfiction Honor Books.
Community Music Appreciation Networking Event3:00pm to 7:00pmRupert Bell Community CenterMusic enthusiasts, musicians of all genres, music educators as well as those providing private lessons are invited and welcome to share their business cards, fliers, and promotional materials.
UNCSA School of Music: Collage6:30pm to 7:30pmStevens CenterUNCSA proudly presents the School of Music’s inaugural Collage concert, an all-student showcase presented in colorful bursts and rapid succession to create a mosaic of extraordinary talent. Helmed by UNCSA Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christopher James Lees, and interspersing excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s timeless tone poem Scheherazade, this dynamically unique concert is woven together through 1,001 musical nights, and features the best large and chamber ensembles, as well as stunning solo performances from our student-artists. Do not miss this spectacular finale of our musical year! SPECIAL EVENT PRICING: Tickets $18-$38 (for performance only); check uncsaevents.com for details.
LYRA- Russian Vocal Ensemble7:00pmArdmore United Methodist ChurchLYRA is a vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia. All singers are professional musicians, singing in different churches of St. Petersburg. Some of them are also soloists at musical theatres of the city. Through their performances, they want to introduce enormous musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as traditions of Russian folk music to all people taking great interest in Russia, its history and its culture.
Mint Julep Jazz Band Concert7:00pm to 9:00pmEdward C. Smith Civic CenterThe Mint Julep Jazz Band will appear live in concert at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center located in the heart of Uptown Lexington. With their little big band lineup of 4 horns, rhythm section, and vocalist, the Mint Julep Jazz Band recreates the hot jazz sounds of the 1920′s, 1930′s, and early 1940’s through arrangements based on original recordings from the jazz age and swing era.