Weekend Guide – October 1-4

compiled by Kerri Hughes

Camel City keeps it rolling this weekend with tons of fun activities! Due to the forecast for heavy rain this weekend, we recommend checking the website of your chosen event to make sure they have not made any changes or cancellations.  There is plenty to do inside out of the rain (and even an opportunity to experience how our homeless neighbors handle the rain!) so get on out and do something!

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Wednesday, September 30-Thursday, October 17
Hanesbrand Theater, 209 Spruce St N
Ticket Prices Vary
With humor and heart, Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores the human soul and celebrates what joins us together as one community. Dr. Vivian Bearing, an English professor and renowned John Donne scholar, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is admitted to an experimental chemotherapy program at a teaching hospital. As she journeys through the medical system she begins to reassess her life and reinterpret her work. From doctors and nurses to friends and family, Vivian is transformed by those who help her navigate the challenges she must face.
Presented by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (Look for Chad Nance’s review here on CCD on Sunday)
For more information, click HERE


Festival of Shelters
Thursday October 1- Sunday, October 4
Various locations
The Festival of Shelters is tied to the Jewish celebration of Sukkot, when the community of faith remembers God’s care for the Israelites while they wandered through the wilderness for forty years with no home and no food. Anthony’s Plot remembers this event by standing in solidarity with those in the city who continue to journey without home and often without food. Each day, they will gather with neighbors in a spirit of hospitality: we will raise awareness about homelessness and will minister to our friends without housing. There is still a need for people to prepare food and donate items. For more information, click HERE


The Dixie Classic Fair
Friday, October 2 – Friday, October 11, hours vary
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Ticket prices vary
The second largest agricultural Fair in North Carolina and a Triad tradition, the Dixie Classic Fair, opens on Friday. The Fair’s hours are Sunday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.  This 133 year old fair boasts an outstanding lineup of rides, games, competitive exhibits, food and entertainment for Fair fans. Advance tickets for the Fair are available online through a link on the Fair’s web site, HERE. The online sale will also be accessible via links to the Fair’s social media followers on Facebook and Twitter.  Advance ticket prices are only $8 for adults and $3 for children. Packs of 30 credits for Fair rides are only $10. And for the first time in 2015, unlimited ride wristbands are available in advance for only $25. Advance online tickets will be available through October 1, 2015. Advance tickets are also available at Wal-Mart locations throughout the Triad. Advance and general ticket prices for the 2015 Dixie Classic Fair represent a slight increase from 2014 due to the North Carolina General Assembly’s newly enacted sales tax on Fair admission.


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Friday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.
Earshot Records, 3254 Silas Creek Parkway
Artist’s Reception begins at 7, art on display


Sawtooth’s Taste of Art: CLAY or WOOD
Friday, October 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sawtooth, 251 N. Spruce St
Fees may vary
Find the Artist in You: Creatively celebrate TGIF and spend a couple of hours learning something new, meeting new people, making new friends, and creating a piece of art to take home. No experience necessary. Bring your own beverage, bottle of wine and/or snack to enjoy at these laid-back one-session classes. Fees include materials. Advance registration required. For more information, click HERE


Theatre Alliance Presents Staged Readings of The Boys in the Band
Friday, October 2, 8:00 p.m.
1047 Northwest Blvd.
Ticket prices may vary
In his upper eastside Manhattan apartment, Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-awoved “32 year-old, pock-marked, Jew fairy”, complete with surprise gift: “Cowboy” a street hustler. As the evening wears on, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of “Truth” goes terribly wrong.
A seminal work of the Off Broadway movement, The Boys in the Band premiered in 1968 and was a long-running hit onstage. It was later filmed with the original cast and among the first major American motion pictures to revolve around gay characters. For more information, click HERE


Gallery Hop
Friday, October 2, 7:00-10:00 p.m. (rain or shine)
Arts District (Trade Street and surrounds between 5th and 7th)
FREE, bring money for shopping!
Join in the first Friday of Each Month, rain and shine, for extended shop hours, gallery receptions, artist demonstrations and more. Free, fun and each hop is different. Sponsored by the Downtown Arts District Association – Where Art Lives!


Reynolda House – The Artist’s Garden
Saturday, October 3
Reynolda House, 2250 Reynolda Road
Ticket Prices may vary
“The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920” will open to the public on Oct. 3 and will be on view through Jan. 3. The exhibition tells the story of American Impressionist artists and the growing popularity of gardening as a leisure pursuit at the turn of the 20th century. Focusing on the American Garden Movement of 1887-1920, the exhibition will consider such themes as American artists’ visits to European gardens; the enthusiasm for gardening among women; the urban garden, the artist’s garden, and the garden in winter. Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue will include representations of gardens across the United States and Europe. For more information, click HERE


New Winston Museum’s Family Saturdays
New Winston Museum will be open this coming Saturday, but due to the impending inclement weather they are rescheduling Family Fun Saturday for October 3rd.
New Winston Museum, 717 Marshall Street
Ticket prices may vary
Join in for “Family Saturdays” to take part in special activities related to the NWM’s current exhibition. On October 3rd, take a stroll around the lot to see vintage automobiles and race-cars on display. *In the event of rain, event will be postponed until October 17th. For more information, click HERE


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Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive
Twin City Stage will celebrate its 80th Birthday on Saturday, October 3 with two events:  a Community Open House from 10 am–1 pm and an evening Birthday Party from 7-10 pm.  Both events will take place at the Arts Council Theatre
The Community Open House will offer “behind the scenes” tours of the theatre, during which guests will learn how plays and musicals are brought to the stage.  Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.  Tours begin in the lobby.
The evening Birthday Party will bring together Twin City Stage members, volunteers, patrons, and friends in the community to celebrate the company’s past, present and future with a dessert reception, live entertainment, video presentation, and other festivities, culminating in the lighting of a grand birthday cake, courtesy of Dewey’s Bakery.  To help light the cake, candles will be available for sale at the event.


Special Olympics Community Yardsale
Saturday, October 3, 8:00 a.m
Miller Park Recreation Center (indoors)
Donate your items to Special Olympics, rent a space for $10, and come out and shop. Donations of items can be made at Miller Park Recreation Center between the hours of 9 am – 5pm, Thursday (10/1), and Friday (10/2).


Rainbow Run 5K – Running with Pride
Saturday October 3, 9:00 a.m. Rain or Shine!
Washington Perk, 228 W Acadia Ave
$30.00 Entry Fee before 6pm Oct 1; $35.00 Entry Fee Race Day; Entry Fee is non refundable
2nd Annual Rainbow Run 5K- Running With PRIDE WS. Presenting Sponsor – The Adam Foundation, Inc.Age group awards will be presented. Best Male Pride Attire and Best Female Pride Attire will also be awarded. Registration will be available at the packet pick up location and on the day of the race
Packet Pick Up- Friday, October 2, 2015 from 3PM-7PM at Club Snap- 1001 Burke Street and on race day from 7:00AM-8:30am (Washington Perk – Washington Park Neighborhood)
For more information, and to buy tickets, click HERE


Nutcracker Box Office Opening Event
Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Stevens Center, UNCSA, 405 West 4th Street
Join in for refreshments and family-friendly entertainment as tickets for this exciting production go on sale to the public! Free event with “Nutcracker” tickets now available for purchase. You do not need a ticket for this FREE event.
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Point & Counterpoint Opening Reception and Event at SECCA
Saturday, October 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive
This is the opening reception of Point & Counterpoint and an evening full of events. This exhibition celebrates 18 artists from all over the state who were selected for the NC Arts Council 2014-2015 fellowship awards. The show features a broad range of mediums including sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, film, video, performance, and dance, with each artist offering a unique lens to the world around us. Opening Reception and Event features dance performance, film screenings, and performance art. Cash bar and light bites will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information, click HERE


Celebrate AIDS Care Service with the Sunday Bowlers
Sunday, October 4, 3:00 p.m.
Countryside Lanes, 1005 Masten Dr., Kernersville, NC
$15 Donation
A strikingly good time for families and friends to help support a great cause! Your $15 donation will get you three games and shoe rental. Bring your friends and loved ones to this family-friendly afternoon event and enjoy door prizes and raffles.


Sunset Flicks
Sunday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.
Winston Square Park (Spruce Street downtown)
Opening band – The B. Kin Band; Movie — Back to the Future. Check HERE to be sure this outdoor event is still on schedule.