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, May 6, 2016
- 10:00am 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.
On Site/In Sight Community Movement Class10:00am to 11:00amPAZ Boutique & StudiosExperience dance through participation! On Site/In Sight Community Movement Class taught by Rachel Barker of Charlotte, NC (5/6) is open to all movement experiences in efforts to cultivate a diverse dance community. This class is one of several FREE events of On Site/In Sight: a downtown Winston-Salem dance festival (May 5-7)! Classes brought to you by the Winston-Salem Arts Council and Paz Studios.
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. Young children will play eye spy to develop their ability to look closely at the details of a work of art. Cut, glue and paint a found object landscape after reading the book Lucy’s Picture by Nicola Moon.
Peachtree Farmer's Market3:30pm to 7:00pmDavie Medical CenterPeachtree Farmer's Market runs each Friday from 3-7 pm in the parking lot of Davie Medical Center (off of 801, across from Sheetz). Come out to get your fill of fresh fruits (including strawberries), veggies, herbs, eggs, meat, seafood, cheeses, local honey, flowers, crafts, and more. For more information, check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PeachtreeFarmersMarket
First Friday | Performance by the Van Dyke Dance Group + Pop-Up Resident at GreenHill6:00pm to 9:00pmGreenHillGreenHill’s association with choreographer and dance historian Jan Van Dyke began 20 years ago. For the past four years Jan Van Dyke and her dancers have presented a spring performance at GreenHill that is a highlight of our First Friday performance series. Additionally, there will be an interactive program in ArtQuest with GreenHill’s Pop-Up Resident.
SCAN Spring Gala 20166:00pm to 9:00pmSciWorksFriday, May 6, 2016 @ 6pm May Masquerade SciWorks Winston-Salem NC Heavy Appetizers + Beer/Wine + Live Auction + Community Hero Award
Baseball Game - Winston-Salem Dash vs. Salem Red Sox7:00pm to 10:00pmBB&T BallparkThe Dash play at beautiful BB&T Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem. The Dash offer the best family-friendly entertainment in the Triad! You can view Your Home Team’s 2016 schedule and purchase your tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E0050417A5A18BE
Van Dyke Dance Group7:00pmCity ArtsThe Van Dyke Dance Group will perform a short concert of dances designed for the gallery space at the GreenHill Center for NC Art. This free community collaboration with the GreenHill has been an annual event for over twenty years, and this year it falls on a First Friday.
Annual Commencement Concert and Graduate Hooding Ceremony7:30pmCrawford Hall, UNCSACome celebrate the graduating classes of UNCSA’s School of Music in this concert featuring students of the Class of 2016. Master of Music graduates will also receive their academic hoods in a brief ceremony. FREE
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story7:30pmYadkin Cultural Arts CenterA jukebox musical based on the life and career of early rock and roller Buddy Holly. Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features classic songs - including "That'll be the Day," "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "Everyday," "Note Fade Away," and many more!
CTG's Production of Gypsy7:30pm to 10:00pmCTG'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!
Fiddle and Bow Presents: Pat Donohue8:00pm to 10:00pmMuddy Creek Music HallGrammy winning finger picking guitarist Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Charlie Parker, or Merle Travis. For almost 20 years he was the guitarist and songwriter for the popular radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, leaving recently to return to the life of a touring musician and guitar teacher. He has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals, and humorous song parodies.
Journey of Honor - A Ballet by Gary Taylor8:00pmHanesbrands TheatreA celebration of our nation in music and dance, highlighting the sacrifice, courage, and faithfulness of her armed service members and their families. JOURNEY OF HONOR brings the stories of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines together in an all-new ballet, with an original score. Enter into the struggle, joy, dedication, and loss of those who’ve committed to make sacrifice after sacrifice for freedom and the American way of life. GARY TAYLOR, Choreography CHRIS HECKMAN, Original Score LOGAN WEBBER, Choirmaster
"Dearly Beloved" - Play8:00pm to 10:30pmThe Stained Glass PlayhouseThis hilarious play by Jones, Hope, and Wooten once again takes us to Fayro, Texas, the home of the infamous Futrelle sisters. This time they are putting on an over-the-top Gone With the Wind themed wedding. This laugh-out-loud romp down the aisle is filled with love, sisterhood, three hundred pounds of Texas barbeque, and a missing bride.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Lexington Farmers Market Opening Day8:00am to 1:00pmLexington Farmers Market at The DepotThe Opening Day for the 2016 season of the Lexington Farmers Market will be Saturday, May 7, 8am-1pm. The Market is located in the Old Depot at 129 S. Railroad Street, close to Southern Lunch Restaurant. It is a source for locally grown produce, meat and eggs; baked goods, bedding plants, fresh-cut flowers, beauty/home products and hand-made crafts. If you are a vendor interested in the market and are located in Davidson County or any adjacent county, contact us.
Village Garden Club Plant Sale8:00am to 11:00amWelcome School GroundsThe Village Home & Garden Club presents their annual plant sale! Perennials, annuals, shrubs, house plants and native plants will be available at very reasonable prices. All plants are grown by club members. Proceeds support community projects such as post office landscaping, Welcome School and nursing home gardens and other service projects. For further information, call 336-731-4297 or 336-731-1427.
Annual Used Book Sale9:00am to 9:00pmEducation Building, WS FairgroundsCome check out The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem's 29th Annual Used Book Sale! There will be thousands of used books and other items on hand at exceptional prices. This is truly a book sale with a purpose! All proceeds of the sale benefit the ministry’s programs and services for older adults in our community. During 2015, the Shepherd’s Center provided services to over, 4,900 individuals. Over 500 volunteers provided in excess of 40,000 hours of service in our community.
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
Kernersville Spring Folly10:00am to 4:00pmKorner's FollyKörner’s Folly is a must-see destination during the Kernersville Spring Folly, hosted by the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce. Stop by May 7-8, and receive DISCOUNTED TOUR ADMISSION (Adults $7, Children $3). In addition, historical games and activities will be available. Please visit http://www.kernersvillespringfolly.com/ for more information on downtown events.
On Site/In Sight Community Movement Class10:30am to 11:30amPAZ Boutique & StudiosExperience dance through participation! On Site/In Sight Community Movement Class taught by Marcus White/White Werx of Detroit, MI (5/7) is open to all movement experiences in efforts to cultivate a diverse dance community. This class is one of several FREE events of On Site/In Sight: a downtown Winston-Salem dance festival (May 5-7)! Classes brought to you by the Winston-Salem Arts Council and Paz Studios.
Are You My Mother?11:00am to 12:00pmArts Council TheatreAt long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother's song. But her mother isn't there. Where is she? Why isn't she home? With the help of Dog, Cat and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure. A perfect show for Mother's Day weekend! Performed by ArtsPower.
"First Guitar Lesson" - A workshop with Brenda Morie1:00pmUNCSA Community Music SchoolYoung students ages 5 and up with no prior guitar experience can register for this group workshop with accomplished guitarist and songwriter Brenda Morie. This workshop focuses on the basics of guitar and serves as an introduction for students who may want to study the instrument. A limited number of instruments are available, but families are encouraged to bring their own guitar if one is available.
88.5 WFDD Book Club Spring Meeting2:00pm to 6:00pmScuppernong BooksPlease join us for the fourth meeting of our WFDD Book Club! We'll be discussing Lee Smith’s new memoir, Dimestore: A Writer’s Life. And you won’t want to miss the discussion on Saturday, May 7th, because Lee herself will be at Scuppernong for both sessions!