Weekend Guide – October 16-18

Compiled by Kerri Hughes

Camel City has so much going on this weekend! From WS Pride to concerts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Scroll down to read more!

Museum Teaching Mashup
Friday October 16, 11 a.m.
Overlook Gallery at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive
The MuseumEd Mash Up invites museum educators – art, science, history – to create experiences on the spot with works of art. Starting at 11:00am, we’ll create small teaching groups of museum educators, get randomized object assignments and prototype short experiences with these objects. All are welcome to watch educators at 11:45am. After sharing these adventures, we’ll all meet for lunch and discuss the morning. Please RSVP for lunch with Alex Brown at alexander.brown[at]ncdcr.gov.

piedmont slam
piedmont slam

Piedmont Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Friday October 16, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Coffee Park ARTS, 251 N Spruce St
FREE before 8 p.m., $5 after.
Join in at Coffee Park for Piedmont Slam’s monthly Open mic and $50 Cash Slam!! This month’s feature is the one and only SLAM LEGEND NELL DAVIS BRITTON! Hosted by Eurydice L. White and Bob Robert Purcell Moyer. Open Mic starts 8 p.m., Slam starts at 9 p.m…WINNER GETS $50 CASH!

Wit at The Hanesbrand Theater
Thursday, October 15th at 7:30pm and Saturday, October 17th at 2 and 8pm. (Friday is sold out)
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. For more information, click HERE

Black and Bling – Fundraiser
Saturday October 17, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
428 John Crotts Road in Mocksville NC 27028
Black and Bling is a fundraising event that helps support Family Services of Forsyth County, Sarah Browder Memorial Fund and is dedicated to the memory of Sarah Virginia Carr Browder, a victim of domestic violence. To learn more, read CCD’s story HERE or visit their website HERE

Old Salem Concert: Francis Florentine Hagen
Saturday October 17, 3 p.m.
James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road
Old Salem Museums & Gardens will present a concert in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Francis Florentine Hagen. Hagen is best known for the composition of “Morning Star,” a favorite Moravian Christmas hymn. Reverend Dr. Nola Reed Knouse will provide a pre-concert talk about Hagen. For more information, click HERE 

prideWS Pride Parade, Festival and Food Truck Rodeo
Saturday October 17, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (parade at 11 a.m.)
Downtown Arts District
Come out to cheer on the LGBTQ Community and their supporters in the Pride Winston-Salem Parade! The parade route begins near Foothills Brewing and heads down 4th street to King’s Crab Shack and Oyster Bar. Then it’ll takeTrade to Mast General Store, then at Fifth to Small Batch Beer Co. Finally it’ll take Cherry all the way to below 6th And Vine. Attendees will flow directly into the Festival Zone at Sixth and Cherry Streets.

Costume Shop Sale and Rentals at Twin City Stage
Saturday October 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive
Twin City Stage will hold a Costume Shop Sale featuring vintage wear, costume pieces and clothing and accessories for men and women. Items will be priced from $1.00-$40.00.


Community Day and Job Fair
Saturday October 17, 12-3 p.m.
637-693 East Monmouth Street
Come join in a day of fun, entertainment and food, sponsored by the South East Neighborhood Association in partnership with S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation.

Piedmont Chamber Singers Opening Concert
Saturday October 17, 7:30 p.m.
Home Moravian Church, 529 South Church Street in Old Salem
$25 General Admission, $20 for seniors, $5 for students. Children are free with accompanying adult.
Piedmont Chamber Singers will open their 38th season with LIFE, a concert exploring what it means to live. The concert features the work of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. For tickets, click HERE 

New Winston Museum Family Saturday – Start Your Engines!
Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
New Winston Museum, 713 South Marshall Street
Join in for “Family Saturdays” to take part in special activities related to the NWM’s current exhibition. On October 17th, take a stroll around the lot to see vintage automobiles and race-cars on display. They’ll have free coffee and refreshments and you can also explore the newest exhibit: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change.” Free of charge as always, donations gladly accepted. Family friendly events scheduled for November 7 and December 5 as well! ***Rescheduled from October 3rd due to inclement weather. To learn more about the NWM, click HERE 

Met Opera Live in HD: Otello (Verdi)Otello
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:55 PM
McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello), Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona), Dimitri Pittas (Cassio), Željko Lučić (Iago), Günther Gröissbock (Lodovico) More Info and Tickets HERE 

Pride Interfaith Worship Service
Sunday October 18, 7 p.m.
Temple Emanuel, 201 Oakwood Drive
“Don’t Let the Light Go Out” is the theme of an interfaith worship service that Interfaith Voice is presenting in conjunction with WS Pride. Interfaith is a coalition of congregations that are open and welcoming to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and trans sexual people (LGBT) across racial, religious and ethnic lines.

sunset flicksSunset Flicks
Sunday, October 18, 5:30 music, 6:30 film
Winston Square Park, Spruce Street next to the Milton Rhodes Center
Opening band – Tyler Nail Trio, Movie – Ghostbusters. Food trucks including Taqueria Luciano’s, Camel City Grill, Food Freaks, La Vie En Rose, and D’s Cakes in a Cup.