Arts & Cultural Calendar June 13 – June 26


Victorian Parlor Series: Historic Preservation with Benjamin Briggs

June 15, 2017

Old Salem

Salem and Slater: A Shared History A Conversation of Memory Moderator: Dr. Michele Gillespie,Dean of the College, Wake Forest University Join us as we commemorate the 195th anniversary of St. Philips Moravian Church, the 125th anniversary of Winston-Salem State University. Church and community members will reflect on the shared history among these two organizations. Michelle McCullough and English Bradshaw will be honored and presented the prestigious Cedric S. Rodney Unity Award for service to the community. Former county commissioner, Walter Marshall will be honored posthumously. Juneteenth is the country’s longest-running observance of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The luncheon includes a tour of the St. Philips African Moravian Church, the oldest standing African American Church in North Carolina, where the ending of slavery was announced on Sunday, May 21, 1865.

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Disney’s: TARZAN

June 15 – June 25, 2017

Kernersville Little Theatre

Remember When . . . you saw your first Disney Classic? Kernersville Little Theatre takes on Disney for the first time with an infant boy, who washes up on the shore in West Africa and is raised by gorillas. With heart pumping music by the legendary Phil Collins and hit songs like “Two Worlds” and “You’ll Be in My Heart” come navigate the jungle in an unforgettable theatrical experience with Tarzan.

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An Evening of Romance

June 16, 2017

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet

Festival Dance Center, the official school of Winston-Salem Festival Ballet, presents “An Evening of Romance” highlighting the dance styles of Tango and Salsa and the era of Sinatra, with a special salute to Prince. The performance features the Festival Dance Center Ensemble and guest artists from Winston-Salem Festival Ballet with special guest, High Point Ballet.

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Marshall Tucker Band: Classic Country Series

June 16, 2017

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

The Marshall Tucker Band is the second of multiple artists to visit the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds as part of the 2017 Classic Country Concert Series. Special guest The Trevor Hewitt band will be opening for The Marshall Tucker Band The concerts will be held in the Annex Theatre at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Tickets for The Marshall Tucker Band will go on-sale Friday February17th, 2017. Tickets price range from $45 for the front 5 rows to $20 for upper level seating. Tickets are available online as well as at the Annex box office. The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds is teaming up with 98.1 WBRF Classic Country to bring the whole series to Winston-Salem. More artists and shows to be named later.

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Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleideum presents: The Sky Game

June 16 – July 2, 2017

Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleideum 

Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleideum presents The Sky Game, written by Kimberly Belflower and directed by Hannah Wolf. A magical tree grows on the edge of a changing neighborhood and holds entire worlds inside its bark. For three misfit kids who live down the street, it’s the only way they can escape where and who they are – with the tree’s help, they imagine places where they become who they want to be instead. When the tree is threatened by outside forces, the children join together to save it, and find themselves and community in unlikely places.

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Family Friday Night at Kaleideum North

June 16, 2017

Kaleideum North

Enjoy the museum, outdoor parks, and Engineer It exhibit for only $3/person. (Kaleideum Members and Kids 2 & under are free!) Kaleideum North, 400 W Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem.

Fiddle & Bow Society Presents: The Harris Brothers

June 16, 2017

Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall

Reggie and Ryan Harris are a real brother duo born and raised in Western North Carolina where they were exposed to a wide variety of music from an early age. The Harris Brothers started playing string instruments and singing as small children and are part of a musical family that still gets together to play. They have been playing professionally as a duo for more than twenty years, showcasing their unique style. The intuitive nature of their interaction, in regard to both playing and singing, can only be achieved via the relationship between brothers. Reggie sings and plays guitar, banjo, and a kick-drum suitcase for percussion; Ryan sings and plays the bass. The Harris Brothers are music lovers! Their infinite live repertoire consists of any number of genres including traditional roots music, rock & roll, jazz, blues, Appalachian mountain music, to vintage country and bluegrass. A typical live show effortlessly shifts from original tunes to their own arrangements of songs from all sides of the Americana musical spectrum.

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National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

June 17, 2017

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’ Radio Times All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

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Sharpening for Turners

June 17, 2017

Sawtooth School for Visual Art

There is a direct relationship between sharp tools and quality woodworking. This is no less true for those who desire to turn well, and one of the first skills woodturners need to learn is how to properly sharpen his/her tools. Bring your dull tools to this workshop and learn how to sharpen them and keep them sharp. Instruction provided on using the Wolverine system on a high speed grinder, and using a slow speed grinder like the Tormek system. Learn the techniques to sharpen gouges, parting tools, and skews; as well as the different grinds and bevel angles used for turning gouges and why they are used for different types of turning.

Watercolor Workshop

June 17, 2017

Sawtooth School for Visual Art

Learn techniques used in Botanical Art to realistically depict a bright detailed strawberry, the waxy bloom of a blueberry, and the rich dark color of a blackberry. Instruction includes color matching, controlled washes, dry brush for accuracy as well as how to achieve botanical accuracy. All skill levels.

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National Theatre Live presents: Twelfth Night

June 18, 2017

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Presents: TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare A film screening of the live broadcast from London. Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. Simon Godwin directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia and an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan and Daniel Ezra.

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Pre-K Program: Where We Live

June 19, 2017

Explore global cultures with your little one through stories, hands-on artifacts, and craft activities. This session (1 of 4) will focus on the different types of houses people live in around the world. The program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult.

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Chinese New Year

June 19, 2017

Teens will explore celebrations around the world through authentic artifacts and detailed art projects. This session (1 of 4) will focus on Chinese New Year and participants will create dragon puppets and Chinese lanterns. This program is designed for teens ages 12 to 18.

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Old Salem Guided Tree Tour

June 22, 2017

Enjoy the beautiful historic setting of Old Salem where a mature canopy provides unparalleled opportunity to engage native trees with an expert. Toby Bost leads a fascinating tour of Old Salem’s trees, discussing not only characteristics of each species and historical uses, but also the value of trees in the landscape today and how they might work in your yard, or as street trees, etc. Mr. Bost is a certified arborist, horticulturist, author, and Field Faculty Emeritus, North Carolina State University. Participants receive “A Walking Guide to the Trees of Old Salem”

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Riverrun Retro & SECCA present: “The Night of the Iguana”

June 23, 2017

RiverRun Retro & Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) present the “Controversial Classic,” “The Night of the Iguana,” starring NC native Ava Gardner, at SECCA, Friday, June 23. The film depicts defrocked Reverend Shannon, torn between his passions and his devotion, who leads a bus-load of Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with demons in his life. The film, directed by John Huston based on the play by Tennessee Williams, also stars Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, and Sue Lyon, and won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design & nominations for Art Direction & Cinematography. A discussion & reception with Lynell Seabold & Matthew McCarthy of the Ava Gardner Museum will follow. The program begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15, students $10 with a student ID. This RiverRun Retro is made possible with funding by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County & Wells Fargo.

Silicone Mold Making Workshop

June 24, 2017

Grab your favorite buttons, old silverware, filigree, and anything else with a texture you like and learn to make long-lasting silicone molds for use with metal clay (among other things). We’ll also go on a short nature walk around the area to find botanicals to impress. No experience required.

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Korner’s Folly Family Fun Day

June 24, 2017

Join us for the 2nd Annual Körner’s Folly Family Fun Day! Learn about historic games and Victorian traditions while participating in hands-on activities and crafts. This event will take place rain or shine. It will be held on the lawn, porches, and inside of Historic Körner’s Folly. In addition to the games and crafts, we are excited to present Aesop’s Fabulous Fables puppet show. This is a particularly fitting show, as local children used to perform these stories as part of the 1897 Juvenile Lyceum. The Lyceum performed in Cupid’s Park Theater, the top level of Körner’s Folly. Self-guided tours and scavenger hunts will also round out the day’s activities. The Puppet Show will be performed at 10:30am and 1:00pm, seating is limited, advance reservations for the puppet show are strongly encouraged.

Cultures Up Close: Kuna Molas

June 25, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Bring your family and friends to learn about layered textiles, known as molas, created by the Kuna people of Panama. In this all ages workshop, participants will see examples of molas from the Museum’s collections and make a collage inspired by the same techniques.

PreK program: Where We Live

June 26, 2017

Explore global cultures with your little one through stories, hands-on artifacts, and craft activities. This session (2 of 4) will focus on the different environments people live in around the world. The program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult. T

Teen Program: Day of the Dead

June 26, 2017

Teens will explore celebrations around the world through authentic artifacts and detailed art projects. This session (2 of 4) will focus on the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and participants will create painted paper mache skulls. This program is designed for teens ages 12 to 18.

Arts Council 2017 Summer Parks Series: Sunday Nights

Piedmont Wind Symphony with special guest artist Ken Kennedy: July 2, 2017 @ Triad Park

Music Carolina & Martha Bassett with opening act Big Bang Boom: July 9, 2017 @ Tanglewood Park




12X12 Series at SECCA: Martha Clippinger

June 6 – July 9, 2017


Opening Reception: June 6, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Artist Talk 6:30 – 7:00 PM. Event is free and open to the public. Exhibit is on view June 6 – July 9, 2017 Durham-based artist Martha Clippinger activates color in space through her brightly hued weavings, roughly hewn sculptures, and paintings. Combining the sensibilities of Bauhaus fiber artist Anni Albers, the rich traditions of Mexican tapestries, Southern folk art, new abstraction, and design, Clippinger sets loose shapes, colors and structures to make the eye sing.Clippinger is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York and lives and works in Durham, North Carolina. About 12 x 12 12 x 12 artist salon series presents 12 artists from North Carolina, the 12th State. Each Salon is a pop-up exhibition and conversation with the artist. An arts initiative sponsored by the Flow Foundation.

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Escape the Museum: Central Africa

June 20 – December 8, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

This student-curated interactive exhibit explores the traditional arts of Central African peoples while also serving as the setting for a series of puzzles similar to an “escape room” game. Visitors to the exhibit can use cryptic clues and notes found in the text to solve the puzzles in a specific sequence, ultimately revealing the solution to a mystery. The exhibit features objects from the Kuba, Kongo, Mbuti, Shoowa, and Fang cultures. Admission is free. (Please note that the Museum will be closed July 31 – Sept. 4 for renovations.)

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Vienna: A City of Culture and Contrast

June 20 – December 8, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Vienna, Austria, is a renowned icon of world culture, the birthplace of classical music, and a sophisticated example of a planned urban environment. The city has also struggled with social problems at the intersections of class and ethnicity. Most recently, new migrants and refugees have opened old discussions about who benefits from the amenities of the city. This exhibit, based on WFU student research conducted in the city, explores the social geography of Vienna and the inherent tensions between the urban elite, the city government’s historic program of social housing, and the diverse cultures of its residents. Admission is free. (Please note the Museum will be closed July 31 – Sept. 4 for renovations.)

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Art-o-mat 20th Anniversary Exhibit – Opening Night April 20

April 20, 2017 through August 27, 2017

SECCA-Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Art-o-mat began in 1997 as the brainchild of Winston-Salem artist Clark Whittington. He repurposed cigarette vending machine into dispensers of art, right in the city that was once the home to tobacco giant RJ Reynolds. Artists are challenged to create original pieces of art that can fit the dimensions of a cigarette pack. Since its inception, it has grown into international networks of artists and locations for the machine, including as far as Australia and the machine has been shown at the Smithsonian Museum of Art.

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Dimensions 2017 National Juried Fine Art Exhibition

May 26, 2017 through July 25, 2017

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem 

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 exhibition will be held inside the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. This year’s exhibition was juried by sculptor and professor of sculpture Hanna Jubran. 42 Artists will be represented in the exhibition encompassing a large range of artistic practices and subject matter.

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Engineer Exhibit at Kaleideum North

June 3, 2017 – August 26,2017

Explore the Design, Build, Test, cycle through hands on experiments. Discover DaVinci’s interlocking bridge, experiment with the Marble Run Station, build with Giant Blue Blocks, and more! Included with museum admission and free for members. Kaleideum North, 400 W Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem.

The Prop Shop opens at Kaleideum Downtown

June 13, 2017 – April 8, 2018

Learn about energy, what it is, where it comes from, how we use it and why it’s so important to use it wisely. Conservation Quest delivers important conservation messages and inspires visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy to protect the planet and promote healthy living. See for yourself that simple actions can make a big difference for families, communities, and the planet.

sawtooth-gallery-and-shopSawtooth Galleries & Shop

On display through June 2, 2017

Sawtooth School for Visual Art – in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

As the Triad’s premiere community art school, Sawtooth School for Visual Art features a variety of exhibits and shows throughout the year in the Eleanor & Egbert Davis Gallery and the Corridor Gallery.

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Professor Deacon’s Cultural Cabinet

February 7, 2017 through August 12, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

What does a culture look like? Are the ideals, behaviors, symbols, and celebrations that comprise a culture truly unique, or do they share things in common with other cultures? A professor posed these questions to a group of WFU students, who then sought out the answers right here on campus. Objects representing the “Wake Forest University Culture” are on display alongside ethnographic objects from the Museum’s collection, allowing visitors to see for themselves how cultural traits might be both unique to a certain community and common to societies the world over.

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imagine-wellnessImaging Wellness Exhibit at Sawtooth School

On display through October 14, 2017

Sawtooth School for Visual Art at The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

Sawtooth School for Visual Art presents Imaging Wellness, a multi-media exhibition in the School’s Davis Gallery. A collaboration on art and wellness, the show features work by seven female artists: Amy Jordan Kincaid, Jennifer McCormick, Aimee Mepham, Martina Moore, Terry Schupbach-Gordon, Amanda Sullivan, and Joyce Teta.

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engineer-itEngineer It! Exhibit at SciWorks

On display through October 1, 2017


Participate in the Design-Build-Test cycle through hands-on discovery. Try out DaVinci’s interlocking bridge and the Exploration Table. Experiment with racetracks, paper airplanes and helicopters, gravity, and more! Included with museum admission.

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Autumn at Salemtown

June 13 – August 30, 2017

Associated Artists

This is a Autumn themed, all-member exhibition. Salemtowne’s gallery is open to the public.

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