Collage displayed at Karma Salon & Gallery
Karma Salon & Gallery is presenting “Secret Reverie,” traditional collage by Rachael Fern and digital collage by Allison Hutchins, through June 28 at 206 W. Sixth St.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, by appointment Saturday and Monday. Call 336-682-2671.
‘An Afternoon Musicale’ presented by St. Anne’s
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church will present a “An Afternoon Musicale,” directed by David Pegg, minister of music, and the Rev. Ginny Wilder, rector, at 4 p.m. today, May 5, at 2690 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem.
Proceeds from the concert will go to support Trellis Supportive Care and the The Annette G. Pashayan Choral Scholars Fund. Music will be provided by St. Anne’s Choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and local guest artists including Teresa Moore-Mitchell, soprano.
Admission is free, and donations will be accepted. Call 336-768-0174.
Writers’ Open Mic at Liberty Arts Coffee Shop
Winston-Salem Writers’ Open Mic Night will be May 7 upstairs in the gallery at Liberty Arts Coffee Shop, 526 N. Liberty St. Sign up to read beginning at 6:45 p.m.; all genres welcome, limit five minutes.
Readers will receive a free cup of coffee. Non-readers are also welcome.
Rebecca Davis will read from her award-winning published novel, “Amidst This Fading Light.” Davis holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC-Greensboro. Her work has been published in several anthologies; she teaches creative writing at Salem College.
Spring book sale planned
at Southside LIbrary
The Friends of the Southside Library will hold its spring book sale May 8-11 at 3185 Buchanan St.
Several hundred books will be on sale for $1-$2 each. A selection of children’s books are priced at 50 cents each.
The non-profit Friends group raises money to support Southside Branch Library and its community programs.
Writers group presents
High Country Writers will present John Guzlowski 10 a.m.-noon on May 8 at its regular program meeting at the Watauga County Public Library.
Guzlowski, a poet, holocaust expert and author of the mystery “Suitcase Charlie,” was born in a refugee camp after WWII and came with his family to the United States as a Displaced Person in 1951. Growing up in the immigrant and refugee neighborhoods in Chicago, he was surrounded by those with stories similar to his parents, clerks with Auschwitz tattoos on their wrists, Polish officers who still mourned for their dead comrades, and women who had walked from Siberia to Iran to escape the Russians.
His most recent novel, “Suitcase Charlie,” from Kasva Press, is a noir crime thriller set in 1956 about the murder of a young boy whose dismembered body is found in a suitcase. Guzlowski was inspired by a series of murders that horrified his city in 1955.
Admission is free. Visit www.high countrywriters.org.
Bookmarks, Winston-Salem’s independent bookstore and gathering place, will present two events this week.
- 6:40 p.m. May 9: Book Buzz Book Club. This new book club will discuss lesser-known titles by favorite authors. This week: “Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng, author of “Little Fires Everywhere,” at 634 W. Fourth St., No. 110.
- 6:30 p.m. May 10: Books & Brews: Beer and book tasting with a local brewery and southern authors at Wise Man Brewing, 826 Angelos Bros Ave. At 7 p.m. hear from “Treeborne” author Caleb Johnson, “A Shout in the Ruins” author Kevin Powers and “Like Lions” author Brian Panowich.
Admission is free. Call 336-747-1471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart of Triad Choral Society plans spring concert
The Heart of the Triad Choral Society, accompanied by an orchestra, will perform its spring concert, “Bernstein & Co.,” at 7 pm. May 10 in Main St. United Methodist Church, 306 S. Main St., Kernersville.
In recognition of Bernstein’s 100th anniversary, they will perform many songs from “West Side Story” and pieces from popular musicals from the past 100 years. Carol Earnhardt will direct.
The 70-member community choir ranges in age from 15 to 83.
Admission is free, and donations will be accepted.
The Moramus Chorale will present the “Easter Cantata,” by Ernst Wilhelm Wolff, in English with a chamber orchestra and organ twice this month.
Wolf (1735-1791) composed the “Easter Cantata” in Weimar, Germany, in the early 1780s based on a libretto by Johann Gottfried Herder. Wolf composed operas, keyboard sonatas, and various other vocal works.
Herder was born in the small city of Mohrungen in East Prussia in 1744. He became acquainted with Zinzendorf and the hymns of the Moravians and wrote the text of the “Easter Cantata” in 1781. The Breitkopf edition of Wolf’s musical setting was published in 1782.
Annual Pinwheel Gala
coming in May
Parenting PATH will present its annual Pinwheel Gala 6-10 p.m. May 10 in the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem.
The event raises money to ensure that children in Northwest North Carolina grow up in safe, stable families. Parenting PATH and its partners support parents and families through education to increase community resiliency.
The evening will feature silent and live auctions, dinner, music and drinks. The auction includes tickets to Walt Disney World, a week in a home on the Isle of Palms, S.C.; spa and golf packages, jewelry and artwork.
Admission is $70, which includes dinner, drinks and entertainment, at www.parentingpath.org or 336-748-9028.
Blue Ridge Realists
showcased in Hickory
In conjunction with its 75th anniversary, the Hickory Museum of Art is presenting new works by the Blue Ridge Realists, who are also celebrating an anniversary, their 50th.
A reception to meet the artists will be 5-7 p.m. May 11. The Who Cares Gallery Talk: The Blue Ridge Realists will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 25. The show will hang through Aug. 25 in the Coe Gallery.
The artists include Ward Nichols, Jack Greenfield, Bob Timberlake, Cotton Ketchie, Hal Bryant, William Mangum, John Furches, Frederick Craig Franz, Jason Drake, Gary Freeman, Scott Boyle, Phillip Philbeck, Richard Oversmith, Jeremy Sams, Chris Bell and Clayton Pennell.
Admission is free. Visit www. HickoryArt.org or call 828-327-8576.
‘Hee Haw’ coming
Triad Harmony Express’ annual show, “Hee Haw, a Musical Romp Through Country Music,” will be at 2 and 7 p.m. May 11 at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at 336-774-4044. For information, visit www.TriadHarmony Express.com.
block party planned
The Winston-Salem Ambassadors has converted 2nd Sundays on Fourth to 2nd Saturdays and moved it to Industry Hill by the Winston Cup Museum.
The May family-friendly block party, with music and art activities, will be 2-6 p.m. May 11 at 1355 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. There will be yoga at 2, Annie’s Hope fashion show at 3 and open mic at 4 p.m.
The featured nonprofit for May is Annie’s Hope — The Center for Grieving and Healing, and the theme is celebrating women and mothers.
Admission is free.
In case of rain, it will move to 305 W. Fourth St., inside the atrium between Aperture Cinema and Washington Perk.
Mother’s Day Market
at Wise Man
The second annual Mother’s Day Market will be noon-5 p.m. May 12 at Wise Man Brewing, 826 Angelo Brothers Ave., Winston-Salem, rain or shine.
More than 40 local vendors will sell handmade arts, crafts and jewelry; as well as antiques, re-purposed items and food.
Catbird Events will be making free mini-flower bouquets. Food trucks will include Twin City Mini’s and Pacific Rim Food Truck. Sid Kingsley will perform.
Admission is free. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1559410040857844/ or call 336-692-6762.