Compiled by Stephanie Hess
It’s shaping up to be another fantastic weekend in Camel City! Whether you want to catch a classic film, hit the farmer’s market, find a food truck or hear live music, here are all the details you’ll need to plan your weekend,
If you would like to contribute to our guide, email us at editor at camelcitydispatch.com with “CCD Guide” in the subject line. Stay tuned for another installment of our Weekday Guide this week, because the fun doesn’t stop on Sunday!
“The Jungle Book” presented by Peppercorn Children’s Theatre
Aug. 8, 11 am
Hanesbrands Theatre, 251 N Spruce Street, WInston-Salem
Cost: $10 adult, $7 child
Peppercorn Children’s Theatre’s new theatrical adaptation of The Jungle Book (adapted by John Bowhers, Producing Director), weaves together the characters, themes and short stories of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book. Using the power of traditional folk storytelling, the actors will welcome the audience, greeting families as brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers who are invited to a celebration. The animals of the Jungle dance from tale to tale, using rhythm, puppets, movement, and laughter to paint a brilliant and diverse picture of the Jungle that raised one boy. Bowhers’ The Jungle Book sets out to pay tribute to the imagination and charm of Kipling’s writing, while immersing Peppercorn’s family audiences in the rich environment of the Jungle. The play examines the love of family, the respect of neighbors, and the balance of symbiotic communities. For ticket purchase visit HERE
Cinema Under the Stars 2014: Strange Encounters – “Cabaret” (1972), 124 min.
Aug. 9, 9:00 p.m.
Reynolda House, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
Cost: $5/person or $20/car (cash only) Price includes tax.
Directed by Bob Fosse *1930s cabaret attire is strongly encouraged!
The ninth annual Cinema Under the Stars promises strange encounters in city, surf, and outer space. Films are shown on the front lawn; in case of rain films are shown in the Babcock Auditorium. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and filmgoers are encouraged to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome! Co-presented by the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Click HERE to be entered to win tickets in CCD’s ticket giveaway contest.
Winston<40 Food Truck Friday
Aug 8, 11:30 a.m.
Corpening Plaza, 231 1st Street, Winston-Salem
Winston<40 Food Truck Fridays is a great way for young professionals in downtown Winston-Salem and surrounding areas to network. Come out and experience great food from a variety of local food truck vendors. All guests will also receive a free Winston<40 gift. Patrons are asked to bring at least 1 non-perishable food item for a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank.
Unbound and Unleashed: Celebrating Books & Authors through Art
Aug 8, 7:00 p.m.
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 North Spruce Street , Winston-Salem
Art For Art’s Sake (AFAS), in collaboration with Bookmarks, will present a juried show of artwork celebrating books and authors. Meet the artists at this special reception and vote for the “Peoples Choice Award”! Artwork is on display through September 6th and is available for purchase. The winners of the Juried Exhibition and 2014 winner of the Student Bookmark Art Contest will be honored at this event.
Summer Music Series – Downtown Jazz
Aug 8, 6 – 9 p.m.
This week featuring Urban Standard II and Jeff Bradshaw
The popular free concerts bring live music to downtown on Friday and Saturday nights from June through August. For more information visit Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership HERE https://www.dwsp.org/music/
“John and Jen” – a Staged Concert presented by Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
Aug 8, 8:00 p.m.
1047 W. Northwest Boulevard
FREE – donations accepted for AIDS Care Service
Lyrics by Tom Greenwald — Music by Andrew Lippa — Book by Andrew Lippa
A truly original musical that takes a look at the complexities of relationships between brothers and
sisters and parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950
and 1990, JOHN & JEN is a gem of a show brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies.
This is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother
who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing
world. With a cast of only two people, JOHN & JEN is a tour-de-force for two actors who take them
from childhood, through adolescence and beyond.
Firehouse Subs Community Commitment Night for Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Aug 8, 4:00 – 10:00pm
205 S Stratford Rd Winston Salem
10% of proceeds to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters