Plus, the Winston Cup museum will permanently close.
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55º | Sunny | 0% chance of rain | Sunrise: 7:16 a.m. | Sunset: 5:06 p.m.

The results are in
WStoday: Winston-Salem buildings downtown shot
Let’s make Winston-Salem our playground. | Photo by WStoday
Hey there Winstonians. Kellina here. Last week, I presented you with a very important and very fun task: To choose your own adventure and design my day as a WStoday City Editor.
With great power comes great responsibility. Here is what you voted for a perfect day in Winston-Salem.
Wake up and smell the — coffee. About 55% of you answered this option. At 9 a.m., I headed to Krankies and ordered a hot cappucino.

Then, head to work at — “somewhere outdoors (weather permitting)” got the most votes at 39%, and “a coffee shop” came in as a close second. Due to chiller temperatures in the morning, I opted to sit in an enclosed indoor space at Krankies where I could still enjoy the view — minus the cold.

Today I’m writing — “Fall date ideas” by far got the most vote at 58% which you can read about on WStoday’s website.

Tour “Smith & Libby: Two Rings, Seven Months, One Bullet” exhibit was a tie with “Take a stroll of the murals downtown, so I did you a favor and did both.

Then, I grabbed lunch at — West End Cafe, which got the most vote, standing at 39% from voters. It was my first time going the restaurant, and I had lunch with City Editor Cambridge. I was pleased with the atmosphere and the quick service. And oh — the pita chicken I ordered was delicious.

Finally, you chose that I sweat it out at — “a public park” with 50% of the votes, so I headed to Hanes Park for a quick workout to end the day. Click play below to see how you called the shots.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Open Jam Session | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 8 p.m. | INBTWN, 606 Trade St. NW, Winston-Salem | Free | Bring your instruments and make some music with your neighbors during this biweekly community gathering.
  • Introduction to Fencing | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Georgia E. Taylor Neighborhood Center, 1471 W. Clemmonsville Rd., Winston-Salem | $35-$120 | Learn the basics of fencing including drills, foot + hand work, and target work. No experience needed.
Thursday, Nov. 16
  • The Persian Version | Thursday, Nov. 16 | Times vary | a/perture cinema, 311 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem | $9.50-$12.50 | When a large Iranian-American family gathers in New York City, a family secret is uncovered and sends a mother and daughter into an exploration of the past.
  • Watercolor 101 - Christmas Edition | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 1002 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem | $25-$35 | Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced painter, this workshop offers the basics of watercolor painting to create beautiful Christmas-themed artwork.
Friday, Nov. 17
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News Notes
  • West Fourth Street from Brookstown Avenue to Broad Street will be closed from midnight to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 16. Construction crews will be working on an apartment building at the corner of Green and West Fourth streets. Detours will be posted.
  • Construction work has started for what will become Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s new ambulatory surgery center. The $78 million project is bordered by Miller Street, Kerensky Street, and Cloverdale Avenue. (Triad Biz Journal)
  • The Winston Cup Museum is closing permanently on Dec. 16 after nearly 20 years of business. The owners made the decision because of financial expenses associated with renaming the brick-and-mortar business. The bulk of the memorabilia will be auctioned in Florida from Jan. 2 through Jan. 14. (Winston-Salem Journal)
  • Boutique Wellness + La Pink Moon Cafe will host an open house today, Nov. 15. The wellness clinic and cafe are both located in the Historic Rosenbacher House (848 W. 5th St.). Patrons will have access to the whole property from 4 to 7 p.m. to learn about medspa services + enjoy free samples.
  • UNCSA’s Stevens Center is closed for renovations. The box office has moved to Watson Hall (1533 S. Main St.) on the UNCSA campus. Work on the building is being done to keep its historic character while modernizing guest amenities.
  • Two alumni from the School of Music at UNC School of the Arts are nominated for 2024 Grammy Awards. High School Music alumna Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Voice alumna Joanna Gates are up for the prestigious award. The 66th annual ceremony will air live on Sunday, Feb. 4.
  • Bring your friends and meet new ones at a Friendsgiving hosted by East of Texas. The event will serve multiple dishes, desserts, and cocktails Sunday, Nov. 19 from 4-6 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50 (plus tax + fees).
Try This
🍂 ‘Fall’ing for you
RWStoday: Rickshaw in downtown Winston-Salem
Take a stroll while enjoying beautiful fall views with a curated tour of the iconic places downtown. | Photo by Sparky’s Rickshaw Co.
City Editor Kellina here — we’ve asked, you’ve responded. Now it’s time we deliver. Nearly 58% of you chose that I write about fall date ideas. Although there’s only one month left in the fall season, there’s still time for you to spice things up with your significant other — or enjoy these activities solo. Here are some ideas:
  • A little competition never hurt anyone. Cheer on the Carolina Thunderbirds or catch a basketball game at home.
  • Salsa your way into their heart by taking dance classes — whether you’re into ballroom, Latin or swing dancing.
  • Use them as your muse for a masterpiece at Sawtooth — from pottery to photography, painting, and more.
  • Learn about the historical significance of trees during a guided tree tour at Old Salem Museum and Gardens. Maybe your love will withstand the test of time just like those trees.
  • Hop on a 90-minute rickshaw tour downtown. Plan it yourself or let the professionals handle the hard work for you.
  • Take a cooking class at Southern Home and Kitchen. After all, life doesn’t get feta than this.
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It was so much fun getting to try new things around the city. Thank you to all those who voted in the Choose Your Own Adventure. There’s still so much more I wish I could do, thankfully, I can still do those in the near future.
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