Past meets present in the Twin City. | Photo by WStoday
Whether you’re eager to learn more about different cultures across the globe without stepping foot in an airport, or you want to spend your lunch break doing something other than scrolling social media — we’ve got a pretty neat activity for you to try.
Google Arts & Culture, a digital initiative to make the world’s art and culture more accessible, has partnered with 2,000+ cultural institutions and artists to create a free online platform with high-resolution images and videos of art and artifacts.
Travel back in time while viewing historic photos that date back to the 1860s. We especially love this shot of Multnomah Falls and this panorama of Portland and the Willamette River — both were shot in 1867.
Jazz Ensemble Concert | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Scales Fine Arts Center, Brendle Recital Hall, 1775 Wake Forest Rd., Winston-Salem | Free | The Wake Forest University Department of Music presents the Fall 2023 Jazz Ensemble Concert.
“The Threads We Follow” | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 11 a.m. | Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem | Free | Explore the group exhibition that examines the use and impact of textiles around the world — an opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.
Leadership Winston-Salem Community Conversation | Friday, Nov. 17 | 7:30-9 a.m. | Forsyth Technical Community College, Strickland Center, 1615 Geneva Rd., Winston-Salem | $15 | Mayor Allen Joines moderates a discussion with community leaders about the link between housing, education, and crime.
Theo Von: Return of the Rat | Friday, Nov. 17 | 8-10 p.m. | The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 2825 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem | $35-$55 | Stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor Theo Von brings his latest tour to the Twin City.
Beginning Nov. 30, bus drivers, custodians, teacher assistants, and other classified employees will receive a 6% to 8% pay raise. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the measure. (WXII 12 News)
Work to install solar panels on the roof of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building begins today, Nov. 16 and is expected to be complete in January. People using the sidewalk and parking spaces adjacent to the building should expect changes.
The Forsyth County Board of Elections will canvass votes from the Nov. 7 municipal elections on Friday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. Public comments will be allowed during the meeting before official election results are certified.
Connect with small business owners and established local companies during Third Thursdays at Sparq. The free event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. tonight, Nov. 16 and is open to the public.
The Philoptochos Society of Winston-Salem will host its 66th annual Greek Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18. You can pre-order Spanakopita, baklava, and other goodies or shop at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (435 Keating Dr.) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
A graduate of Carver High School will make his Broadway debut on Dec. 5. Devonte Wells will play the role of Marlon, Michael Jackson’s older brother, in “MJ: The Musical.” (Winston-Salem Journal)
Lowes Foods, the grocer headquartered in Winston-Salem, is celebrating grand reopenings at two of its stores. The Robinhood Road location now has expanded Poppy Go Lucky and Breadcrumb sections, while the Lewisville store has added Smokehouse, a top-notch meat department, as well as a larger Cakery section.
Looking for post-Thanksgiving plans? Head to LJVM Coliseum to watch the Demon Deacons take on Charleston Southern on Friday, Nov., 24. Tip-off is at 1 p.m. Grab tickets.*
Works by Winston-Salem artist Warren Moyer on display. | Photo by WStoday
Every year since 1963, dozens of artisans gather in Winston-Salem to showcase and sell their work. The 60th annual Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 + Sunday, Nov. 19 at Benton Convention Center. Here’s what you need to know to plan your trip:
Tickets range from $11 to $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.
Shoppers can browse from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18.
The fair will be open from 12 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.
It was fun to see what life in Winston-Salem looked like decades ago on Google Arts & Culture. Did you recognize some of the places in the photographs? I find it fascinating that we are still exploring + enjoying those same spots today.