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Owner and editor of since 1997. Smitty’s Notes is a web site and monthly e-newsletter that began 1997 with about a dozen subscribers to inform residents and newcomers of events happening in and around Winston-Salem. Today, Smitty’s Notes and rank among the most powerful information sources in Winston-Salem.

How to Feen An Artist - Mary Huglund

I normally don’t post GoFundMe efforts in the newsletter. However, this is Mary Haglund of Mary’s, Mary’s Of Course and Mary’s Gourmet Diner and I could not resist providing my help. A documentary is being made called “How To Feed An Artist”. Folks may not realize the groups of of …
Downtown Summer Music Series

It’s that time again! We are excited to announce the 25th Season of the Summer Music Series with a little change! As we have done many times in the past, we are making some changes to the format. Downtown Jazz will remain the same, but we are relocating our Saturday …
Camel City Playhouse

Evil Dead: The Musical – Oct 19 – 29 Camel City Playhouse  110 W 7th St, Winston-Salem  336-546-7543  
Innovation Quarter - Movie Night

Innovation & Cinema returns to beautiful Bailey Park’s lower lawn for a magnetic season of films presented by a/perture cinema.  Make your way to the smokestacks to revel in these award-winning movies. From Mary Poppins to the Matrix, there will be plenty of nights to choose from Film: a/perture cinema Drinks: …
100 Things to Do in Winston-Salem Before You Die

“100 Things to Do in Winston-Salem Before You Die,” a new book by local journalist Tina Firesheets.  Published this spring by Reedy Press, the 144-page book offers a colorful roundup of the best that Winston-Salem has to offer. It includes everything from can’t-miss arts activities, outdoor and family adventures, Black …

Concerts are BACK! The Lineup is set for the 2023 Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Indoor Concert Series indoors at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex Theatre! Tickets are on sale. The intimate setting of the Fairgrounds will make you feel right at home and up close, no matter where you sit.  
Camel City Chat

John Henry McPherson, Sr.– John’s Dad Robert Muhammad – Financial Aid at Howard University Rosa Otero – Salem College Professor Tina Firesheets -Local Author – Rick Babusiak – Local State Farm Agent Kingg Fareed – Owner of Unique Fitness Studio Kevin Mundy – City Council Member Christy Bellis – Go-To …
WSNC Mural Project

The WSNC Mural Project exists to give Winston-Salem, North Carolina visitors and citizens an interactive reference to the public art available in and around the city. Use the map to view available public art and past public art in Winston-Salem or click this link DIGITAL MAP | PRINTABLE WALKING MAP
The Little Theater

For All Details -> THE UNDERPANTS – September 8-17, 2023 THE PRODUCERS – October 20-November 5, 2023 A CHRISTMAS CAROL – December 7-17, 2023 TROUBLE IN MIND – February 16-25, 2024 ESCAPING DREAMLAND – March 15-17, 2024 RIPCORD – May 10-19, 2024 BEAUTIFUL – June 7-23, 2024 THE MOUNTAINTOP – January 19-21, 2024 BELLEVILLE – March 8-10, 2024

Amplify is Arts Council’s monthly concert series showcasing local musicians and performing artists. Each concert features a unique line-up of emerging and established musicians from a variety of genres. The series provides a signal boost for local musicians, connecting them with new audiences and professional opportunities. Amplify is curated by guest artist …