Daily Beat: August 14, 2014


The action today doesn’t start until 4 p.m., but then there’s a bevy of events. Yesterday I bemoaned the lack of events in Winston-Salem, but it appears the Camel City was just waiting until Thursday. Here goes:

Starting at 4 p.m., SECCA hosts Wake Forest professor Leigh Ann Hallberg for a workshop on observational drawing called Ways of Looking: Summer Drawing Retreat. It runs until 8 p.m. and registration is required.

Greensboro Beautiful and the city are announcing the NeighborWoods Right Plant, Right Place program for Glenwood  and Westerwood today at  5:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Recreation Center. From the release: “This program helps residents plant trees on public rights-of-way where trees have been removed as part of Duke Energy’s ongoing vegetation management work or have been damaged by storms, and where they’re needed on public rights-of-way.”

The Bethabara Concert Band plays at Historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem at 6 p.m. There will be hot dogs, ice cream, “music from all eras” and the uncomfortable-sounding “colonial children’s games.”

If half-price wine at Corks, Caps & Taps (on W. Fourth Street in Winston-Salem) every Thursday isn’t enough of a draw, this week they booked a big-name magician to perform starting at 7 p.m. Details here.

Pig Pounder Brewery in Greensboro hosts a Free the Brews event tonight at 7:30 p.m. What does that mean? It means free flights of their beer while statewide group Generation Opportunity presents about the “need to move North Carolina out of the Prohibition era and into an environment promoting more economic freedom” as it relates to craft beer and young entrepreneurs. Pig Pounder’s brewer and the head of the NC Craft Brewers Guild will both be part of the presentation.

At the same time, the Camel City Jazz Orchestra and Diana Tuffin perform at the Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem as part of A Midsummer Night’s Swing.

My pick: Reanimator in Winston-Salem invites you to help inaugurate their new movie space and celebrate “in the worst way possible” by watching notoriously awful film The Room tonight at 8 p.m.