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.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
- (All day)Various LocationsHelen Simoneau Danse presents On Site/In Sight: A Downtown Winston-Salem Dance Festival On Site/In Sight will include movement classes, pop-up, rooftop, and courtyard performances, as well site-specific works throughout Winston-Salem’s downtown. Join us to see works by local, guest, and organizing artists! Through the support of our sponsors, we are able to offer FREE ADMISSION, keeping the arts accessible and not at the expense of the artists involved.
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.
ESOL at Jamestown Public Library9:30am to 12:30pmJamestown Public LibraryLearn English for free at Jamestown Public Library. Clases de ingles para adultos son gratis. Tuesday and Thursdays starting March 29 from 9:30-12:30. Martes y jueves 9:30-12:30.
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.
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 Zap Mcconnell of Chicken Bank Collective (5/5) 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.
Friends of the Kernersville Library Noon Book Club12:00pm to 1:00pmKernersville Branch LibraryGetting together to discuss an interesting book is a perfect way to spend a lunch hour. If you are interested in reading new, local authors as well as old favorites, then the Noon Book Club is for you! We ask authors to facilitate the discussions as often as possible. Group members and community leaders have led discussions as well. This group has met for over 25 years and is going strong. We are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Kernersville Library.
Percussive Rhythms of Samba with Oseiku DañEl5:45pm to 6:45pmThe Breathing RoomLearn to play the rhythms of Samba from a professional percussionist and be a part of a new Winston-Salem rhythm community.
The NC Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series7:00pmNorth Carolina Pottery CenterCome on out and join us for a fun and informative evening! Lindsey Lambert, executive director, says, “The monthly lecture series enables us to offer more educational programs which help us better fulfill our mission of promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage and ongoing tradition of pottery making in our great state. This is a wonderful opportunity for the public and potters to enjoy an evening of NC pottery education and entertainment. ”
Third-Year Student Films7:00pmMain Theatre12-minute short films created over the course of a year and shot in one winter weekend, edited with sound and scores added in the spring term. FREE
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/0E0050417A5618BB
Take the Lead Winston-Salem 20167:00pm to 9:00pmLJVM ColiseumThis is the sixth year of Take the Lead Winston-Salem, a community-wide dance and fund raising competition featuring some of the city’s prominent dancing “stars.” They will team up with professional dancers for a spectacular event, similar to the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars,” to raise money for the Bethesda Center for the Homeless.
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!
Friday, May 6, 2016
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
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