Compiled by Carissa Joines, cover photo by Owen Daniels Photography
Summer weather is upon us, and that means lots of outdoor festivals, concerts and events. This weekend you can hit Gallery Hop, take the kids to see a movie outdoors in Clemmons, visit an Arts Festival in Lewisville, or catch one of a few options for music at an outdoor venue. Throw in a little theater and some special exhibitions, and there is more than enough to do in and around Camel City this weekend.
The Future We Remember, an exhibition at SECCA, June 3-5th. Come see this exhibit in the Potter and Main Galleries before it closes on June5th. Free and Open to the Public. For more on The Future We Remember, click HERE
Bailey Blues and Bluegrass Festival – a night of folk tales, soulful blues and bluegrass jams during a free festival in Bailey Park June 3 from 6 pm – 10 pm. The inaugural Bailey Blues & Bluegrass Festival, a community event on the upper lawn of Bailey Park, is presented by the Innovation Quarter in partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center. The first in a two-part series, Bailey Blues & Bluegrass fuses blues and bluegrass music with the art of local storytelling. Performers include Bump & Logie (Bubba Klinefelter & Logie Meachum), The Buck Stops Here and festival headliner Town Mountain, whose recent album “Southern Crescent” reached the top ten on Billboard’s bluegrass charts. Food and beverage will be available for purchase but no carry-in alcohol permitted. Dogs are welcome but must remain leashed. Bailey Park, Patterson Ave, Downtown.
Dimensions 2016 Opening Reception June 3 from 5-8pm. Dimensions is a national juried art exhibition, established by AAWS in 1964 to showcase outstanding visual art in two and three-dimensional fine art media. This year’s juror is Endia Beal, a North Carolina-based artist, educator, and activist who currently serves as the Director of Diggs Gallery and Assistant Professor of Art at Winston-Salem State University. Prizes will be awarded to Ms. Beal’s selected artists at the reception. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. Hosted at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 North Spruce Street.
Head to the Downtown Art District for the First Friday Gallery Hop– Rain or clear Moonlight! The DADA First Friday Gallery Hop features shops, studios, and galleries open extended hours. From 7:00-10PM find Artist Receptions, artist demonstrations, live music, dancing, entertainment and more! Streets are closed with parking available in surrounding parking lots. Arts District, Trade Street Downtown.
New Winston Museum June 3rd opening of “The Birth of the Cool,” a photography project by local artist, Owens Daniels. “The Birth of the Cool” is a traveling photography exhibition which commemorates the rich legacy of some of the most iconic jazz and blues artistic musicians in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. The free exhibit opening will be from 6-9pm and will feature performances by Hashim Saleh, Joe Robinson, Big Ron Hunter, Vanessa Ferguson, Sonya Bennett Brown, Tiara LaShay Arvinger, Nathan Ross Freeman, and Diana Tuffin. Wine will be provided by Carolina’s Vineyards and Hops. After the opening, guests are welcome to visit Carolina Vineyards and Hops for an after party. New Winston Museum is located at 713 S. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem. Additional parking is available in the Old Salem Visitors Center lot.
Movie Night in the Village Series Begins June 3. The Village of Clemmons and the Jerry Long YMCA have teamed together again this summer to host a series of family-fun films at the Jerry Long YMCA. Prior to the movies, there will be food vendors including Boone Doggies, Chick-Fil-A, and Kona Ice with music provided by Ed Dean, Servpro of West Forsyth County. Come out early to enjoy great music, picnic games on the front field, and fun on the playgrounds. All movies begin at sunset, with festivities beginning at least one hour prior. June 3rd film is “The Incredibles” PG, sponsored by Hayward Industries (Clemmons Food Pantry will be collecting donations). Bring a blanket or chairs in watching some good family entertainment on these hot summer nights in a free and open-air environment! Please check the Village of Clemmons facebook page for updated weather-related cancellations.
Twin City Stage’s Tuesdays with Morrie opens this weekend at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 Spruce St. N in downtown Winston-Salem. Tickets are available online HERE or by calling the box office at (336) 725-4001 between 12 noon-5:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Performances are June 3-5 & 9-12; Thursday-Saturday shows begin at 8 pm and the Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. Opening night, Friday, June 3rd, will feature an Opening Night Reception, hosted by Raffaldini Vineyards. Come a little early and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, sweets, wine, and punch to celebrate the show’s opening. Festivities begin at 7 pm.
Spring Art Fest Lewisville: Saturday, June 4 – 9 am to 3 pm. Hosted at The Coffee Mill, 6725 Shallowford Road, Lewisville. Over 40 artisans, many from local arts and crafts guilds will gather to demonstrate and sell crafts including wood turning, pottery, photography, fiber arts, jewelry, basket weaving, and soap. Pet adoption. Food provided by The Coffee Mill and Boy Scout Troop #919. Free This festival is made possible with funding by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
The Blue Ridge Music Center will present an evening of Piedmont North Carolina blues, Americana, and folk featuring Big Ron Hunter and Martha Bassett on Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center is located at 700 Foothills Road, Galax, Virginia 24333, or Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Tickets are $10 and are available HERE or by calling or (866) 308-2773, ext. 245
Authoring Action’s 2016 Spring “Just Us” Program wraps up with a special screening of student written short films at A/Perture Cinema – Saturday, June 4th at 10:00am. With the collaboration of local teaching artists, Authoring Action teens combine film and music – featuring their original written works. Screening is free & open to the public! A/Perture Cinema, 311 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem
Kruger Brothers Headline Summer Parks Series Sunday June 5th in Triad Park at 5:00 p.m. Bluegrass musicians Kruger Brothers will headline the Arts Council’s Summer Parks Series at Triad Park, with a concert opened by The Williams Brothers of Lewisville. Free Concert. Food trucks will have refreshments and food available for purchase. Brind a chair or blanket. Triad Park is located at 9652 West Market Street in Kernersville. There are no rain dates but the Arts Council Theatre at 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem is the indoor back- up site. However, seating is limited at the Arts Council Theatre and in case of inclimate weather, seating there will be on a first-come/first-served basis.