Brunch? Flowers? Music? Activism? Maybe a little drinking? Celebrate motherhood in all its forms this weekend with the proper sense of awe and respect.
- SynerG on Tap @ Bearded Goat (GSO), 5:30 p.m.
A networking event for young professionals is being held in downtown Greensboro. Affiliated with Action Greensboro, SynerG is a nonprofit for the under-40 set that promotes the creation of opportunities through networking, diversity and inclusion. More can be found on the Facebook event page.
- Flower school @ Old Salem (W-S), 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of instruction led by floral stylist Amy Lynne . Flowers from the gardens of Old Salem as well as other items will be provided for creations. Participants will be able to take home their arrangements and will receive a Winston-Salem Flower School apron, garden clippers and a garden bucket. Refreshments will be provided. Visit oldsalem.org for pricing and other details.
- Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham @ the Blind Tiger (GSO), 7 p.m.
Brandy Clark won the 2014 CMA Song of the Year, and has been nominated for six Grammys and best female vocalist by the Academy of Country Music in 2015. Charlie Worsham is coming off the heels of his highly anticipated sophomore album Beginning of Things. The album already has a following, with NPR touting it as “a strong statement that country aimed at the center can be deeply intelligent, beautifully crafted and meaningful.” Tickets and information at theblindtiger.com.
- Recital for Every Campus a Refuge @ Guilford College (GSO), 7 p.m.
This benefit recital features music from mezzo soprano Sarah Love Taylor and Radha Upton on piano, performing pieces inspired by immigrants and refugees. The event will feature the stories of people who passed through Ellis Island from 1905 to 1929, collected from the Ellis Island Oral History Project. Every Campus a Refuge at Guilford calls on every college and university to host one refugee family and assist them with resettlement. The event is free but donations are requested. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
- Downtown design workshop @ Chatham Building (W-S), 11:30 a.m.
The design workshop will help generate ideas to improve the design of downtown Winston-Salem and influence civic engagement. Participants will engage in various brainstorming exercises during the 90-minute workshop. The president of the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, Jason Thiel, will participate in the discussion. More info on the Facebook event page.
Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham @ Blind Tiger (GSO), 7 p.m.
Brandy Clark won the 2014 CMA Song of the Year, and has been nominated for six Grammys and best female vocalist by the Academy of Country Music in 2015. Charlie Worsham is coming off the heels of his highly anticipated sophomore album Beginning of Things. Tickets and information at theblindtiger.com.
Eric Trundy and 101 grads @ Idiot Box (GSO), 10 p.m.
The Idiot Box hosts a night of stand-up comedy featuring Lezley Scholl, Bryan Whitley, Tony Manecci and headliner Eric Trundy. Ticket information can be found on the Facebook page
- Carolina Brewsfest Half Marathon & 5K and Craft Beer Festival @ Mendenhall Transportation Terminal (HP), 8:30 a.m.
Enjoy craft beers from around the state and participate in the half marathon or 5K race. There will be food trucks and music to round out the event. Participants receive a signature T-shirt from the race as well as medals for the finishers. Winners receive admission to the beer festival and two craft brews for those of legal age. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. and the beer festival opens at 1 p.m. Tickets and information available at carolinabrewsfest.com.
- Hop Fest 2017 @ Tracks Bazaar (GSO), 5 p.m.
This annual festival includes craft beers from breweries all over North Carolina and dozens of local vendors, a pop-up flea market, live music and graphic art Attendees will also enjoy dozens of food trucks. Tickets and information at thehopfest.com.
Mother’s Day brunch @ Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant (W-S), 10 a.m.
A restaurant specializing in authentic Italian cuisine serves traditional breakfast staples such as crepes, waffles and French toast. The event also features a house-made puff pastry for dessert and mimosas at noon. More info on the Facebook event page.
- Randal Bays and John Coyne @ Hush Speakeasy (GSO), 7 p.m.
Randal Bays is a self-taught musician who has been playing fiddle and guitar for more than 30 years. He also plays the traditional styles of County Claire and County Galway in Ireland. According to Fiddler magazine, Bays “is among the best Irish Isle fiddlers of his generation.” John Coyne, a bouzouki player, is also with a catalog of traditional and non-traditional songs. For tickets and other info, visit baysfiddle.brownpapertickets.com.