Arts and Cultural Calendar: 2/28-3/6



RiverRun International Film Festival Getaway Package

February 21, 2017 through March 31, 2017

RiverRun International Film Festival

March 30th Winston-Salem, the “City of Arts & Innovation,” welcomes the 19th RiverRun International Film Festival, which turns this former tobacco and textiles town into a mecca of independent film culture. Indie gems screen at the Festival, and many of the films and filmmakers featured have seen Oscar gold. We get you tickets to the most “buzzy” films, as well as hook you up at our favorite hotels and inns in town, the historic The Graylyn Estate or the Fairfield Inn for a more downtown experience. And it’s not just all movies; explore groundbreaking cinema as well as Winston-Salem’s historic side and downtown culinary destinations as we customize your trip with great food, art, nightlife and shopping to create a “rockstar,” or in this case, “movie star,” getaway!

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Triad Stage Presents Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years

February 22, 2017 through March 5, 2017

Hanesbrands Theatre

What an amazing couple of ladies Sadie and Bessie Delaney are. Bound together by more than 100 years of life, love and laughter, they’re sharing their stories of an American century. From their childhood in NC to the Harlem Renaissance to the civil rights movement and beyond, these remarkable sisters will win you over with their warmth and wisdom. A visit with these two ladies is time well spent.

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Horn Studio Recital

February 28, 2017

Watson Hall – UNC School of the Arts

UNCSA’s horn studio presents an exciting musical journey through time. This program showcases horn solo and ensemble works, from hunting calls to present-day repertoire, highlighting the versatility of the modern instrument.

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Focus on Chamber Music: Concert 2

March 1, 2017

The talented students of the School of Music present a program of traditional and contemporary chamber music works.

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“Faces of the Community” Reception

March 3, 2017

Join AAWS for the reception for our portraiture exhibition “Faces of the Community” at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. “Faces of the Community” is a socially dynamic and timely fine art exhibition focusing on cultural awareness and the wonderful diversity of our community through the medium of portraiture in all fine art disciplines.

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Gallery Hop

March 3, 2017

Join us in the gallery from 7-10pm for March’s First Friday Gallery Hop! Piedmont Craftsmen gallery is always FREE and open to the public.


2017 Vagina Monologues (Winston-Salem Performance – 3/3 & 3/4)

March 3, 2017 through March 4, 2017

The Vagina Monologues have been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses. It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women’s deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman’s body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.

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Fiddle and Bow Society presents: John Gorka

March 3, 2017

John Gorka is one of the most highly respected and popular songwriters on the contemporary folk scene. We’ve told his story before of the early years working with and learning from some of the top artists on the folk scene while working at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA in the late ‘70’s and then striking out on his own to quickly become one of the top artists himself.

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M*A*S*H by Tim Kelly

March 3, 2017 through March 12, 2017

Remember When . . . weekly television was a tune-in live event? KLT will gather together Hawkeye, Duke, Radar, Hot Lips and the gang for drama, comedy, and action in “The Swamp” as the beloved characters wage a campaign to get a young South Korean to the United States for medical school .

Winston-Salem Symphony Classics Series Film Composers Onstage

March 4, 2017 through March 7, 2017

The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, will present a classics concert series on Saturday, March 4; Sunday, March 5; and Tuesday, March 7. The concerts will feature music by film composers, ranging from John Williams’s “Dartmoor, 1912” from the movie War Horse, to Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 35, by Erich Korngold featuring star violinist Charles Yang, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, op. 47, D minor.

Chocolate-Dipped History

March 4, 2017

Drinking coffee, tea, and chocolate was popular all over early America, including Salem. Be a part of Chocolate-Dipped History and explore how chocolate is made, sample AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, make (and taste) historic chocolate treats, tea, coffee and more!

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Garden Workshop: This is for the Birds

March 4, 2017

Local salvaged wood is used to create unique birdhouses! Each birdhouse is tagged to identify species of wood, where the wood was found, and how it came to be salvage. Learn bird specifics for entry holes, the size of nesting cavities, and ventilation.


Diggs Gallery: Do You See Me? Exhibition

On display through March 1, 2017

Diggs Gallery (WSSU)

Winston Salem State University’s Diggs Gallery exhibition, “Do You See Me?” is a clear, intentional meditation on ways to take control, re-inscribe, and resist dominant narratives of what it means to be SEEN.

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Playing with Spirits: Pokémon and Shintoism

February 7, 2017 through March 4, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

The video game franchise Pokémon is one of the most popular cultural products to ever come out of Japan. Now more than 20 years old, it is still enjoyed by children and adults throughout the world. Much older is Shintoism, the Japanese religion that inspired Pokémon. This mini-exhibit features objects related to Shinto practices and the cultural underpinnings of Pokémon, including the miniature art of netsuke—the original “pocket monsters.”

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Faces of the Community Fine Art Exhibition

February 9, 2017 through March 20, 2017

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

Faces of the Community is a socially dynamic and timely fine art exhibition focusing on cultural awareness and the wonderful diversity of our community through the medium of portraiture in all fine art mediums.This Exhibition will be held in the Womble Carlyle Gallery inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.

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moaIncredible Journeys: The Life Histories of Museum Objects

On display through March 25, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Wake Forest first-year students in museum studies curated this exhibit exploring the “object biographies” of intriguing specimens in MOA’s collections. The exhibit traces objects from their original use through the missionaries, traders, soldiers, and doctors that acquired them, the connoisseurs that collected them, and finally how anthropologists (and the Museum) might use them.

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captureVisions of Home: A Celebration of Gullah Art & Culture

On display through April 22, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Home has personal significance and meaning. Home may be a place, landscape, object, journey, or relationship. Through contemporary art and ethnographic artifacts, home is envisioned as a patchwork of places, histories, and identities by the Gullah people of the southeastern Atlantic coast.

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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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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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