CCD Weekend Guide March 28-30

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by Camel City Dispatch

Compiled by Stephanie Hess

From original ballet, to Shakespeare, to multiple 5k runs for great causes this weekend in Camel City offers a little something for everyone.  With the weather breaking nicely there is no reason not to get out of the house and on the streets for all of the great events and opportunities.  If you or your organization have an event to promote please write CCD staff at ads at to get details about the various options both free and paid to promote here on the CCD weekend guide.



Metropolis – presented by Winston-Salem Festival Ballet
March 28 & 29, 8pm; March 30, 2pm
Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem
Cost: $18.50-$23.50
You have never experienced urban life OR the Hanesbrands like this! Life in the city is complex, dynamic, muti-dimensional and so is this original work by Gary Taylor. Gary Taylor brings back his ever-changing Metropolis. His concept is quick-witted, insightful, thought-provoking, social, and entertaining. If you think it is the same storyline, have we got a surprise for you!


You can read CCD‘s review HERE and listen to Gary Taylor talk about the production on the CCD News Hour HERE.

For more information and tickets visit HERE.
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents Aida
March 26-29 at 8pm; March 30, 2pm
1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem
Cost: $14-$16
Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
With a pop-rock score that features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA is a modern crowd pleaser that embraces multi-cultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing. **Contains adult themes
For tickets and more information visit HERE.

piedmont craftsmen
piedmont craftsmen

50th Anniversary Gala for Piedmont Craftsmen
March 29, 6pm-10pm
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 North Spruce Street, Winston-Salem
Ticket Price $75 per person
Piedmont Craftsmen continues celebrating 50 Years of Amazing with a 50th Anniversary Gala at the beautiful Reynolds Place in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and champagne.
Piedmont Craftsmen will unveil a commissioned piece of art that acknowledges donors to the 50th Anniversary Society.Hosted by Piedmont Craftsmen’s Board of Trustees and the 50th Anniversary Committee.
March Madness fans – there will be a television for viewing the game!

Romeo & Juliet
March 28, 7:30pm; March 29, 2pm and 7:30pm; March 30, 2pm
Patrons Theatre, Performance Place, 1533 S. Main Street , Winston-Salem
Cost: $15, $13 for students
In a culture of violence and mistrust, two teenagers defy their parents’ acrimonies and risk everything to be together. Directed by Dean of Drama, Carl Forsman, featuring 3rd and 4th year students of the School of Drama. For more information visit HERE.

Exhibition opening: Life Circles
March 28, 5pm-7pm
The Enrichment Center, 1006 S Marshall St Winston-Salem
he exhibition Life Circles will feature paintings and photographs that combine floral and agricultural images “observed from up close to far above” by the Artists of Gateway Studios and their guests Lynne Brown and Joseph Bircher. Live music will be provided by the Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble. Refreshments will be hosted by the Center’s Advanced Cooking Students. The exhbition will remain on display through May 9. For more information or gallery hours: 837-6832.

A Taste of Art at Sawtooth School
March 28, 6pm
Sawtooth School for Visual Art, 251 N. Spruce Street Winston-Salem
Cost: $35-$40
Bring a bottle of wine or your favorite beverage to enjoy while you create art at Sawtooth. No experience required for these fun, creative classes in ceramics, painting & drawing, glass, photography and jewelry making. Sessions are 2 to 2.5 hours. Pre-registration is required. Full schedule and on-line registration HERE  or call (336)723-7395 ext. 201 for more details or to register by phone.

UNCSA Honors Robert Ward
March 29, 7:30pm
Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St. Winston-Salem
Cost: $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students.
A tribute event for the composer, conductor, administrator, educator, and publishing executive. For more information, call 336-721-1945.

Decoding the Tattooist
Opening this weekend – Noon-8pm daily through May 30, 2014
Tattoo Archive, 618 West 4th Street , Winston-Salem
During Norman Rockwell’s life (1894-1978) he produced over 4,000 paintings, among these were 332 Saturday Evening Post covers. None of his paintings are more beloved in the tattoo world than his 1944 painting, The Tattooist.
On March 4, 1944 The Tattooist was featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. As with many of Rockwell’s paintings there was a good-natured joke built into them and The Tattooist was no exception.
In conjunction with the exhibit currently at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the Tattoo Archive presents “Decoding The Tattooist”, which explores in detail Rockwell’s tattoo masterpiece.

City of the Arts Half Marathon/5K
March 30, 8am-11:30am
Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main Street Winston-Salem
Cost: Half Marathon $55 March 24 – Race Day; 5k $25
Features a scenic winding stretch on the Salem Creek Greenway and the fabulous path around Salem Lake, that the locals have come to love, and finishing at the Gateway YWCA.
The City of the Arts Half Marathon/5K, where running and art come together
Come join us for a fun run and help raise money for blood cancer research!
All proceeds of this event benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Pink Heals 5K
March 29, 9am
Fleet Feet Sports, 50 Miller Street, Winston-Salem
We have a great course. Start and finish is near Whole Foods on Miller Street. It’s a great looped course through Buena Vista finishing downhill on Miller Street where you start.
Parking is going to be at Baptist’s Piedmont Plaza parking deck across Miller St from Fleet Feet.
Pink Heals Mission:
As the Guardians of the Ribbon-Triad, N.C. Chapter Inc. We drive pink fire trucks, pink ambulances, and pink police cars throughout our community and America carrying forth the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” Movement, and the Message that Pink Heals! We simply provide a program for the community and for community leaders to adopt, helping them fundraise for people, rather than causes. We focus our labor of love on the women of our community, and wage war on anything that may harm her, starting with cancer.

Empower Run 5K
March 29, 8am-noon
Bermuda Run Country Club, 324 Bermuda Run Drive, Bermuda Run
Davie Domestic Violence Services & Rape Crises Center Presents: Empower Run 5K.
Running For a Violence-Free Community – All proceeds go directly to client services

dr suess - yertle the turtle
dr suess – yertle the turtle

MS Society Hot Dog Lunch
March 29, 11am – 2pm
Plow & Hearth, 414 S. Stratford Rd Suite 110 Winston-Salem
Our team at Plow & Hearth will be selling hot dog lunches to raise money for the National MS Society. From 11am till 2pm Saturday afternoon we will have $5 plates that include 2 hot dogs, chips, and a drink. We will also be selling delicious home-made cookies. There will be a $1 raffle for a Plow & Hearth gift basket.

Outreach Alliance for Babies Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Honors Dr. Charlie Kennedy
March 29, 6:30pm
Holiday Inn, 5790 University Parkway Winston-Salem
Cost: $50
Outreach Alliance for Babies, Inc. will hold its 9th annual fundraiser and 10th anniversary celebration by honoring Dr. Charlie Kennedy. The event includes dinner and will feature three dancers from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church’s Youth Dance Ministry.  Galvin Crisp’s Class Act will provide music.  Dr. Lawrence and Beth Hopkins are Honorary Chairs for the event.  Honorable Mayor Allen Joines will bring greetings.  Wanda Starke, WXII-TV 12 news anchor and Attorney Greg Davis are Masters of Ceremonies. Tickets may be purchased online HERE.

Seussibration at the Children’s Museum
March 28, 10am-1pm
390 South Liberty Street , Winston-Salem
Join us for a Seussibration! Make fun crafts, get your face painted and listen to silly Seuss stories. For more information, visit HERE.

Brain Power Day at the Children’s Museum
March 29, 10am-1pm
390 South Liberty Street, Winston-Salem
Enjoy a day of engaging, hands-on activities geared toward teaching your child (and you!) all about our amazing brains! This program is brought to you by the Brain Awareness Council of Wake Forest University. For more information, visit HERE

Nano-Day: The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science
March 29, 1pm-4pm
SciWorks, 400 West Hanes Mill Road , Winston-Salem
Straighten a wire by adding heat, make “snow,” and create a rainbow of colors from clear liquids as you explore the amazing properties of nano-structures. We’ll have hands-on activities for the whole family.

Tour de Food Winston-Salem
March 29 and every Saturday through November 29, 2014, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Meets at Jeffrey Adams, 321 West 4th Street Winston Salem
Cost: $47
Explore the culinary delights and taste the best of downtown Winston Salem. You will enjoy everything from local frozen custard to down home BBQ while you meet the chefs, owners and artisans who create it all. We begin our tour at Jeffery Adams on 4th and wind our way through the arts district and other neighborhoods, along the way we mix in a little history about the Moravians, RJ Reynolds and others that helped shape Winston Salem. EAT DRINK WALK with us through Winston Salem. For more information visit HERE.
To purchase tickets visit HERE.

A Taste of Winston-Salem Gourmet Food Tour
March 30
Meet at Foothills Brewery
638 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem
$62.50, $65.02 with service fee. 3:30pm – 6:45pm
$47.50, $50.15 with service fee. 2:30pm – 5:45pm
Thriving business, arts and music communities, amazing architecture, and fantastic restaurants define downtown Winston-Salem. But it’s the friendliness of the residents and a prevailing Southern character that creates a unique urban and independent vibe. On these guided tours, discover how chefs and owners are using locally-sourced ingredients to create masterful contemporary Southern dishes and treats. The 3:30 tour includes wine, beer, and cocktail pairings throughout the way, whereas the 2:30 tour includes tastes of wine and beer here and there. Please arrive on time as the tours start promptly.
Wear comfortable shoes; this tour is about 3 miles of walking.
Runs rain or shine, dress appropriately for the weather. For reservation information, visit HERE.

Farmer’s Markets
Dixie Classic Farmer’s Market: March 29, 10:00am
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, 421 W. 27th Street
Full Dixie Classic Farmers Market hours are 6AM-1PM.

Old Salem Cobblestone Farmer’s Market Pop-Up : March 29, 10:00am-12:00pm
Rear of The Millennium Center, 5th & Trade Streets in Downtown Winston-Salem
What to expect at the Pop-Ups: vegetables, pasture-raised pork, lamb, chicken, grass-fed beef, breads & pastries, goat cheese, soap, jams & pickles, and more!
More information HERE.
Beekeeper Classes
March 22 and every Saturday until April 5, 2014, 9:00am-12:00pm
Forsyth County Agricultural Building, 1450 Fairchild Road Winston-Salem
Cost: $60
Cost includes classes, textbook, and 1 year FCBA membership. For more information and to register visit HERE.



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