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Weekender: 20+ Events in Winston-Salem this Weekend Including a Charcuterie Workshop, Outdoor Movie, and Dance Party!

Trying to make weekend plans? Go to a dance party, attend a charcuterie workshop, or jam out at the annual SummerLark concert featuring Barenaked Ladies.

Check out these 20+ events in Winston-Salem this weekend and don’t forget to also look at our live music guide!

May 8, 2024


Weekender: 20+ Events in Winston-Salem This Weekend
Lyrics By The Lake


Thursday, May 9

  • Sketching Session – Sketch chairs in Sawtooth’s current exhibition, Seating Assignment, followed by a Q&A / exhibition tour. 4 PM
  • Think Tank – Calling all entrepreneurs and small business owners! Network, learn, and grow your business at the Small Business Center at 525 Vine Street. 6 PM
  • Wine, Women, and Shoes – Enjoy wine tastings, pop-up shops, a “best in shoe” contest, and more at Legacy Stables & Events. Event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities®. 5:30 PM


Friday, May 10

  • Musical – Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents Once On This Island, a Caribbean-set retelling of The Little Mermaid. Show runs through May 19.
  • Outdoor Movie – Watch A League of Their Own at MUSE Winston-Salem, the first entry in the Flashback Friday summer movie series! Movie starts at sunset (~ 8 PM)
  • Bavarian Circus – Appearing in the US for the first time, Germany’s Great Bavarian Circus features performances from 13 members of the Spindler family! Show runs through May 19 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.
  • Candlelight Concert – The Listeso String Quartet performs Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and other music pieces at Freedman Theatre under the glow of candlelight. Performances at 6:30 PM and 8:45 PM.
  • Art Class – Create a resin-poured charcuterie board with Artistic Edge Art Studio at Incendiary Brewing Lewisville. No experience necessary! 6 PM
  • Stage Show – The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem presents Ripcord, where two elderly women compete for the best room at their senior living facility. Show runs through May 19.
  • Movie Screening – Watch Shall We Dance? at Old Town Neighborhood Center. The center’s May Film Festival features screenings every Thursday at 7 PM.
  • Lyrics By The Lake – Enjoy musical performances, spoken word poetry, comedy, live painting, and a vendor’s market at SECCA. 6-9 PM


Saturday, May 11

  • SummerLark – Barenaked Ladies performs at Bailey Park for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s annual benefit concert. Listen to music, grab a bite from a food truck, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks finale! 7 PM
  • Soccer Match – The Salem City Beasts face off against Charlotte Independence at Truist Sports Park. 7 PM
  • Floral Arrangement – Create a beautiful bouquet with The Titled Tulip at West Bend Bar – just in time for Mother’s Day! 2-4 PM
  • Circus Show – Circus EVO brings a free, outdoor performance to Winston Square Park. Register to attend. Second performance on Sunday.
  • Pups & Pilates – Join Club Pilates at Forsyth Humane Society for a fitness class followed by playtime with puppies or dogs! 3 PM
  • Kids Dance Party – Kids take over the dance floor at The Ramkat! Arrive early – the first 250 kids get a party favor. 2 PM
  • Stretch for HOPE – Stretch out with a yoga class at Synergy followed by a delicious lunch at its neighbor, East of Texas! All proceeds benefit HOPE of Winston-Salem. 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Salem Community Fair – Head to Carter G Woodson School for thrill rides, fair food, food trucks, games, entertainment, and more! Also available Sunday.
  • Kaleideum After Dark – Explore the museum, sing karaoke, and compete in games like who can build the fastest LEGO car. Ages 21+ only. 6:30-9:30 PM
  • Nia Imani Franklin – The Winston-Salem native and 2019 Miss America performs with the Winston-Salem Symphony at Reynolds Auditorium. 7:30 PM
  • Sacred Movement – Join Fair Share Farm for a meditative sequence that awakens inner and outer presence, strength, and joy. 10 AM
  • Prints & Petals – Find vintage floral prints and beautiful bouquets for Mom at The Tiny Spa’s pop-up event. 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Tent Sale – Shop for $1 clothing and $5 baby equipment at Pinwheels Thrift Store and Family Center. 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Family Art Day – Bring the kids and unleash your creativity at 2nd Saturday at SECCA, a family-friendly event. 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Tea Party – Celebrate Mother’s Day at Pink Moon Cafe with a multigenerational tea party! 11:30 AM
  • Cocktails & Charcuterie – Learn how to create a charcuterie board and cocktail with The Sangria Lady at Doodlations. 4 PM
  • Fireweed Dinner – Join Native Root at West Salem Public House for a 5-course menu cooked over an open fire. 6 PM
  • Mom at the Farm – Pick strawberries, explore a vendor market, and grab a bite from one of the food trucks at Robertson Family Farm. 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Adoption Fair – Play with adoptable dogs at Tucker’s Tap Yard – maybe you’ll end up taking one home! 12 PM
  • Silent Disco – Grab your friends and (silently) dance the night away at The Ramkat. 9 PM
  • Grand Opening – Little Pep, a wine bar and shop, celebrates its grand opening! 12-10 PM


Sunday, May 12

  • Dance Party – Head to ROAR for Groove Lab’s Open Air Experiment, featuring live DJs. 3-8 PM
  • Dog Moms – Celebrate Mother’s Day at Tucker’s Tap Yard! Bring your furry friend and enjoy a special gift for moms. 1 PM
  • Angelo Artisan’s Market – Discover handmade items crafted by local artists and makers at Wise Man Brewing. 12-5 PM
  • Live at Tanglewood – Spread out a blanket at Tanglewood Park and enjoy a free concert, featuring the Piedmont Wind Symphony and The Queen Bees. 2-5 PM


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