Arts & Cultural Calendar May 16-22

Events

Warfare and Violent Conflict

May 16, 2017 through May 26, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

 

This mini-exhibit features traditional weapons that relate to broader aspects of global cultures, such as identity, economic development, religion, and technology.

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Kaleideum Downtown- Angel Bear Yoga Spring Flower Adventure

May 17, 2017

Kaleideum Downtown- Formerly Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Enjoy the flowers of spring with Angel Bear! We will read Miss Rumphius and learn how to see the beauty all around us. Learn tree pose, flower pose, and beauty pose. A special animal friend will visit, too! Included with museum admission and free for members.

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May Swerve Meet Up

May 18, 2017

Center for Design Innovation

Is there a formula to going viral? How do you stir up word of mouth advertising? And what exactly is public relations? How do you get coverage and how will it help you build your brand? Hear from the experts during our public relations town hall meetup.

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2017 Winston-Salem Greek Festival

May 19, 2017 through May 21, 2017

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

 

Join us May 19-21 for our annual festival. Highlights include authentic full course meals, Greek pastries, music, singing & dancing. We also provide cooking demonstrations, church tours, children’s activities, and the Agora Greek Marketplace

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Theatre Alliance to present RAGTIME

May 18, 2017 through May 21, 2017

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance

Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Book by Terrance McNally Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow. Winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book, and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.

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Crossroads @ SECCA Concert – David Holt with Amythyst Kiah

May 20, 2017

SECCA-Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

In partnership with The Blue Ridge Music Center, SECCA is proud to announce that multi-instrumentalist David Holt will be the featured performer for Crossroads @ SECCA #018. Holt will be joined by his band – Josh Goforth and Will McIntyre – as well as by special guest Amythyst Kiah, an exciting, young folksinger from Johnson County, Tennessee with a rich and soulful voice reminiscent of Odetta.

 

Second Spring Arts Festival

May 20, 2017

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

The Fifth annual Second Spring Arts Festival features visual and literary arts and performances by seniors age 60 and older. The Festival will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 209 Spruce St., in downtown Winston-Salem. This year’s theme, “Movement, the Mind and More.”

Lewisville Area Arts Council presents: MUSIC in the PARK

May 20, 2017

Shallowford Square Park

The Lewisville Area Arts Council (The LAAC) is marking a 25th anniversary to be celebrated by one of their most popular programs – Music in the Park! The event, scheduled for Saturday, MAY 20 at Shallowford Square, 6:30 -10 PM features Forsyth County Entertainment Award winning band Brothers Pearl plus guests TBA.

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Kicked-Back Classics: Season Finale with Conrad Tao

May 20, 2017

Stevens Center – UNC School of the Arts

Join conductor Robert Moody, composer & pianist Conrad Tao, and the Winston-Salem Symphony for the Season Finale Kicked-Back Classics Concert Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens Center of the UNCSA. Tao has performed worldwide and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times.

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UNCSA Community Music School Open House

May 20, 2017

UNCSA Community Music School

Take your musicianship to the next level, or embark on a new learning adventure! Our professional teachers are here to help you find the options that work best for your family. The UNCSA Community Music School’s summer session open house features an instrument petting zoo, children’s violin sizing, private lesson demos, Musikgarten class demos (ages 18 months to 5 years)! All events are free, but registration is required.

Old Salem Pottery Fair on the Square

May 20, 2017

Salem Square

The 7th annual Old Salem Pottery Fair on the Square will feature more than 30 North Carolina potters from across the state who will be selling their handmade stoneware, earthenware, and folk art in a variety of styles. At the Fair, you will find a wide variety of unique, handmade, and hand-signed gifts for your graduate, wedding couples, and Father’s Day dads—or treat yourself. This event is included in our All-in-One Ticket and Spring Festival activities taking place on the same day.

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Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble and Youth Symphonic Band Presents Godzilla Eats Las Vegas

May 21, 2017

Accompanied by a visual presentation, the Wachovia Winds  will tell the musical story of Godzilla attacking Las Vegas. Show Folks, Tourists, Wayne Newton, Liberace and even Frank Sinatra are all crushed, impelling all the Elvis Impersonators in Las Vegas to form the “Army of the Elvi” and do battle with the monster. The final outcome will be revealed at the performance.

Arts Council 2017 Summer Parks Series: Sunday Nights

North Carolina Brass Band with opening act Big Bang Boom: June 11, 2017 @ Triad Park

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

Exhibitions

Second Spring Arts Festival Art Show

May 8, 2017 through May 21, 2017

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

Second Spring Arts Festival entries in the Visual Arts competition are now on display in the Womble Carlyle Gallery. Over 40 artists age 60 and above submitted 77 entries in photography, painting, wall hangings, and handcrafted arts.

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New Impressions

April 11, 2017 through May 27, 2017

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

New Impressions, sponsored by Speedball and Arnhem 1618 Printmaking Paper, is a competition for college students across the country in six printmaking categories: Lithography, Screen Printing, Relief Printing, Etching, Monotype, and Wildcard. Sawtooth will also display Under Pressure highlighting printmaking instructors from the school in conjunction with New Impressions.

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Art Through Improv and SECCA After School Program

April 20, 2017 through April 19, 2018

SECCA-Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Join SECCA and The Engaging Educator in exploring the galleries through our new art-making and improv after school program.

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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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12×12 Salon Series at SECCA: Kirsten Stolle “Disarm”

April 25, 2017 through May 21, 2017

SECCA-Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

‘Disarm’ is a collage and drawing project examining the historical legacy and impact of the Cold War-era US Nike missile program within a 21st century framework. Disarm re-purposes and neutralizes abandoned military spaces through archival photographs, collage, ink and gouache.

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“The Prop Shop’ Opens at Kaleideum Downtown

April 18, 2017 through April 8, 2018

Kaleideum Downtown- Formerly Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Within this space, visitors can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials. The exhibit and its related programming will support learner-driven experiences that engage children, families, and school groups in processes that integrate experimentation and creativity. The Prop Shop features a 1,000 square-foot space set in the “backstage” of a theater. Real tools and materials are available for visitors to design and create their own puppets, costumes, set pieces, and props.

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Conservation Quest Exhibit (Kaleideum North (formerly SciWorks)

March 28, 2017 through May 26, 2017

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

SciWorks

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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Classes

Twin City Stage Acting Classes

On display through June 1, 2017

Twin City Stage

explore the creative processes that prepare actors for the stage and beyond. All classes, regardless of age, foster personal growth, teamwork and creativity. Weekly lessons cultivate each student’s theatrical skill set – whether they are new to acting or seasoned performers – as the class has fun exploring the many elements of dramatic art.

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