The Martha Bassett Show Season 3: Bill and the Belles.
7:30 p.m. The Martha Bassett Show features national artists, fresh local faces, and the music of Martha Bassett. This performance welcomes featured artists Bill and the Belles. With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the group puts its own spin on a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Snüzz and Abigail Dowd also perform. Tickets start at $20. Reeves Theater & Café, 129 W. Main St., Elkin. 336-258-8240. reevestheater.com.
Myself Seeing/Seeing Myself exhibit.
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sawtooth School for the Visual Art presents “Myself Seeing/Seeing Myself,” an exhibit created by students from Carter G. Woodson. The students worked with Diana Greene for four weeks, and in that time, they learned about writing with light photography and words. Greene taught the students how to create dynamic portraits that go well beyond the snapshot. Free. 251 N. Spruce St. 336-723-7395.
Shows at The Ramkat.
The Ramkat will welcome a number of local, regional, and national acts this month including Colin Allured (Feb. 6), Kendell Marvel with Erin Viancourt (Feb. 14), and Dirty Logic: A Steely Dan Tribute (Feb. 22). For a full list of performances, go to theramkat.com.
feb. 1-march 21
Winter Cobblestone Farmers Market.
9:30–11 a.m. You don’t have to wait for spring to go to the farmers market. The Cobblestone Winter Farmers Market will be held at Wise Man Brewing through March 21. Shoppers can choose from a variety of local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and more. 826 Angelo Bros. Ave. cobblestonefarmersmarket.com.
feb. 1-april 17
Public ice skating at the Annex.
With winter comes a full slate of public skate times at the W-S Fairgrounds Annex. Public skate times will be offered nearly every day. Admission is $7; skate rentals are $3 (free on Tuesday). Group discounts are available. For the full schedule, go to wsfairgrounds.com.
feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27
Black Cinema 2020 series.
6:30 p.m. a/perture presents its annual Black Cinema series, which is meant to celebrate four black filmmakers during Black History Month, this year with a focus on current films and working directors who are making a mark on the industry. This year’s films include “Queen & Slim” (Feb. 6), “The Weekend” (Feb. 13), “The Last Tree” (Feb. 20), and “Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror” (Feb. 27). Tickets start at $12.50. a/perture, 311 W. Fourth St. 336-722-8148. aperturecinema.com.
National Wear Red Day.
Winston-Salem residents are encouraged to “Go Red for Women” today in support of the American Heart Association’s national movement to combat heart disease (the no. 1 killer of women in the U.S.). Red-themed displays will be found all over the city, including at Hanes Mall, Forsyth Medical Center, and several areas downtown.
First Friday Gallery Hop.
7 p.m. The Downtown Arts District comes alive the First Friday of every month with a celebration of arts and culture. Each hop features a mix of music, demonstrations, and exhibitions. Free. Parking is available for $2 at the Sixth and Cherry Street parking deck; free parking available on Liberty Street on a first come, first served basis. The event takes place on Sixth and Trade streets in Winston-Salem. For info, visit dadaws.net.
An Evening with Seth Walker & Cruz Contreras.
8 p.m. Seth Walker is recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a knack for getting around on the guitar. Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cruz Contreras has roots in Tennessee and Michigan, but has impacted Americana music worldwide. $15. Reeves Theater & Café, 129 W. Main St., Elkin. 336-258-8240. reevestheater.com.
feb. 7-9 & 12-16
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.
Thurs-Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem continues its 85th season with another new Tony Award winning hit, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” by Robert L. Freedman and Steve Lutvak. This fresh and funny musical follows a distant heir to a family fortune who eliminates relatives in order to speed up the line of succession. One actor playing all of the targeted relatives adds to the hilarity. Reynolds Place Theatre, 251 N. Spruce St. 336-725-4001. ltofws.org.
Crimes of the Heart.
Fri & Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 3 p.m. The three Magrath sisters await news of their grandad, living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest, never left home, and now faces diminishing marital prospects. Meg, who couldn’t wait to leave, is back after a failed singing career. And Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave but somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. Tickets are $12-$17. Stained Glass Playhouse, 4401 Indiana Ave. 336-499-1010. stainedglassplayhouse.org.
Cosmic golf at Kaleideum North.
5:30–8:30 p.m. Experience cosmic mayhem and enjoy miniature golf like never before at the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus indoor, glow-in-the-dark mini golf course. Enjoy a fun evening out with pizza, beverages, and beer. All proceeds benefit the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus. 400 W. Hanes Mill Road. For more information, visit WSYouthChorus.org.
Daddy & Daughter night.
6:30–8:30 p.m. Dads and their little girls are invited to this special event at Kaleideum Downtown. Enjoy dancing, crafts, desserts, and complimentary digital photos. Tickets are $10-$12. Registration is required. 390 S. Liberty St. kaleideum.org.
Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters.
8 p.m. There is an empathetic and charming wit ingrained in Amanda Anne Platt’s songwriting, and she has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her storytelling. Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith (pedal steel and electric guitars), Rick Cooper (bass and vocals), and Evan Martin (drums and vocals). Tickets $15-$25. Reeves Theater & Café, 129 W. Main St., Elkin. 336-258-8240. reevestheater.com.
Fourth Annual NC Fine Wines Awards Gala.
7–10:30 p.m. The 2020 North Carolina Fine Wines Awards Gala is a celebration of the state’s premiere wines, including the top 12 vineyards and wines that will make the 2020 NC Fine Wines Showcase. This event is open to the public. Dinner will be a five course event, paired with wines from the 2019 award winning vineyards. $150. As of press, there were 13 tickets remaining to this event. Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St. 336-499-2045. ncfinewines.com.
Third Annual Love Market.
Noon–5 p.m. Hosted by the Camel City Craft Fair, the Third Annual Love Market provides a great opportunity to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for someone special. Free. Foothills Tasting Room, 3800 Kimwell Drive. facebook.com/camelcitycraftfair.
NC Fellows: Escapes and Revelations exhibit.
6–8 p.m. “NC Fellows: Escapes and Revelations” is an exhibition of the 21 different artists who received the 2018-2019 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. This diverse group of visual artists, craftspeople, filmmakers, and choreographers represent a huge swath of artistic practices and viewpoints. This exhibition will allow visitors to explore a variety of media and discover new ways of experiencing art and technology, including immersive video, virtual reality goggles, and AI-generated gameplay. There will be an introductory program in the auditorium at 6:15 p.m., which will include remarks and a special screening of video works from the exhibition. SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive. 336-725-1904. secca.org.
Celtic music with Fiddle & Bow.
5:30–8 p.m. This special Valentine’s Day concert, presented by Fiddle & Bow in partnership with Körner’s Folly, will feature traditional Celtic music by The New Potatoes (Fred Lail and Mary Mondon) playing on fiddle, button accordion, Irish tin whistle, and bodhrán. Fred and Mary will also feature some of the historic instruments that are part of Körner’s Folly’s Collection. The house can be toured from 5:30 to 6. The performance will take place in Cupid’s Park Theatre, located on the third floor of Körner’s Folly because of the hand-painted murals of Cupid. Tickets are $20/person and include a self-guided tour of the home and a drink voucher. 413 S. Main St., Kernersville. fiddleandbow.org.
feb. 15 & 16
John Williams: Star Wars and Beyond.
Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. From “Harry Potter” and “Indiana Jones” to the iconic music of “Star Wars,” composer John Williams is the king of Hollywood cinema soundtracks. The Winston-Salem Symphony celebrates this living legend with a concert of his best-loved music, drawn from half a century of unforgettable scores. Tickets start at $24. R.J. Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. 336-464-0145. wssymphony.org.
U.S. Air Force Heritage of America performs.
3 p.m. The United States Air Force Heritage of America band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the U.S. Air Force. It was one of the original Army Air Corps bands, created by order of the Secretary of War nearly 80 years ago on Oct. 1, 1941, and assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana. This is a free event; strict limit of four tickets per person for this event. 336-887-3001. highpointtheatre.com.
7–10 p.m. Grab your zoot suits and travel back to the roaring 1920s as the Winston-Salem Ambassadors presents a ’20s Bash. The event will feature jazz music, drinks, food, and fun. Ticket includes one drink and admission into the Ambassadorship Program. Footnote Coffee & Cocktails, 634 W. Fourth St. wsambassadors.org.
Annual Pancake Jamboree.
6 a.m.–8 p.m. The Twin City Kiwanis Club is hosting its 62nd Annual Pancake Jamboree, which includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage and a drink. All proceeds benefit multiple charities in the Triad and beyond. Admission is $8 adults, $4 children under 13. Benton Convention Center, W. Fifth St.
Big Daddy Love plays Old Salem.
8–10:30 p.m. Winston-Salem’s Big Daddy Love is a five-piece band with a unique and natural blend of rock, roots, and bluegrass that they’ve dubbed “Appalachian Rock.” This show is all ages. $12/advance, $17/door. Muddy Creek Café and Music Hall at Old Salem, James A. Gray Auditorium, 900 Old Salem Road. 336-201-5182. muddycreekcafeandmusichall.com.
Lonesome River Band performs.
8 p.m. Since its formation over 37 years ago, the award-winning Lonesome River Band continues its reputation as one of the most respected names in bluegrass music. Tickets start at $25 in advance. Reeves Theater & Café, 129 W. Main St., Elkin. 336-258-8240. reevestheater.com.
Grateful Dead Mardi Gras Party.
8 p.m. Helmed by bandleader Tommy Jackson, the Reeves House Band brings your favorite hit songs and artists to life on the Reeves stage. This year, the band celebrates Mardi Gras with a tribute to the Grateful Dead. Wear your tie dye, beads, and masks. Tickets start at $18. Reeves Theater & Café, 129 W. Main St., Elkin. 336-258-8240. reevestheater.com.
Lasater Union Band live.
9 p.m. Lasater Union covers favorite classic rock tunes from the ’70s and ’80s. Led by the powerful vocals of Malia Bentley, the group covers a range of artists, including Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many others. Free. Old Nick’s Pub, 191 Lowes Foods Drive, Lewisville. For more info, call 336-747-3059 or go to oldnickspubnc.com.
feb. 22 & 23
Triad Home & Garden Show.
Sat, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem brings over 100 exhibitors together for this annual show where attendees can view the latest products and services in the homebuilding industry. The cost is $8 adults, free for kids 12 and under. Held in the W-S Fairgrounds Education Building, 421 W. 27th St. For more info, call 336-768-5942 or go to triadhomeandgardenshow.com.
UNCSA’s Emerging Artist Series.
3–5 p.m. The orchestral world of 2020 is on display with Mark Norman leading the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra in music by UNCSA composers. $20/regular, $15/student. Crawford Hall, 1533 S. Main St. uncsa.edu/performances.
feb. 26 & 27, 29
Secrest Artists Series presents Elias String Quartet.
7:30 p.m. In celebration of his 250th birthday, the Secrest Artists Series presents the complete String Quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by the vibrant young Elias String Quartet in a series of six concerts. A pre-concert talk will be led by Beethoven expert, Dr. David B. Levy and will begin at 6:40 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall. Tickets are free for WFU students, faculty, staff, retirees; visit online for other ticket options. secrest.wfu.edu.
The Blue Dogs perform.
8 p.m. Known for spontaneity, the sound of the Blue Dogs combine vocals from lead guitarist Bobby Houck and upright bassist Hank Futch with a pedal steel and drums, plus a harmonica, fiddle, and mandolin for unforgettable live shows. Tickets start at $20. Reeves Theater & Café, 129 W. Main St., Elkin. 336-258-8240. reevestheater.com.