November offers a variety of interesting, exciting, and holiday related events for families to experience in and around the Triad. Here are some of the top offerings to consider:
Fri. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1921 W. Gate City Blvd.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tickets $8/Adult, $1/Child (6-12), Under 6 Free. Parking $5
This Christmas extravaganza kicks off the holiday season with specialty gift stores, fashion jewelry, clothing, gourmet foods, decorations, home accessories and décor, food and wine sampling, arts and crafts, and Santa! Holiday Market offers participating vendors the opportunity to sell to tens of thousands of customers – eager to shop!
BROADWAY TOUR OF “ONCE”
UNSA Stevens Center
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
405 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem
Tickets range from $20 to $90
Broadway musical “Once,” winner of eight Tony Awards and a Grammy Award for Musical Theater Album. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, “Once” features an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage. “Once” is an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
Nov. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17
Sun. at 3 p.m.
Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m.
Stained Glass Playhouse
4401 Indiana Avenue, Winston-Salem
Tickets range from $12 to $17
Based on Agatha Christie’s play, Leonard Vole, a war veteran, is accused of murdering Emily French, a rich elderly widow who redrafted her will to name him the principal heir to her estate. With shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts, and twists and turns, this suspenseful thriller will keep you guessing until the gavel’s last echo.
THREE SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Exhibits open Nov. 1
Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem
Open Tues. – Sat.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free. Donations accepted.
Discover North Carolina’s only museum dedicated to the study of global cultures. Two special exhibits, Horses and the Human Experience and The Day of the Dead, are on view through December 6. The third exhibit, Stoneware on the Silk Road, runs through March 20, 2020.
COLFAX PERSIMMON FESTIVAL
Nov. 2, 10:00 a.m.
Historic Stafford Farm
558 North Bunker Hill Road
Free for ages 11 and under
On a historic farm with structures dating back into the early 1800s or before, the Annual Colfax Persimmon Festival celebrates the native American persimmon and traditional farming with a wide range of exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, live music, and of course, persimmon-related items for purchase.
SATURDAY ART JAM!
Nov. 2 and 16
Unleashed Arts Center
630 N. Liberty Street
12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Learn, Play, Create. All ages welcome. Parents/Guardians must stay with kids while at event. Saturday ART Jam is sponsored by The AFAS Group – Art for Art’s Sake.
ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE IMPOSTERS
Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m.
2411 W. Gate City Blvd.
Tickets $57.50 in advance
$60 day of show
Elvis Costello, who won in September 2019 a lifetime achievement award from the Americana Association in September 2019, is known for his punk rock and new wave music. This “Just Trust” road tour follows a summer excursion with Blondie.
POTTERS OF THE PIEDMONT POTTERY FESTIVAL
Leonard Recreation Center
6324 Ballinger Road
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This festival offers a large selection of handmade pottery from NC, VA, & SC available for sale and an opportunity to meet some of the most accomplished regional potters in one accessible location. Potters of the Piedmont is proud to partner with Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Feast of Caring and Mosaic-A Lifespan Studio.
TRIAD GO FAR 5K & FUN RUN
Fun Run Starts at 8:15 a.m.
211 East Commerce Ave.
5K Starts at 9:00 a.m.
Registration: Fun Run is $15; 5K is $25
This race event is designed for children and families, to celebrate health and wellness in our communities. Children from more than 60 Triad schools and clubs train for eight weeks for this culminating 5K event. They learn about positive character traits, the goal-setting process making healthy choices that will last a lifetime.
PIEDMONT CRAFTSMEN’S 56TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
Nov. 23 and 24
Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Benton Convention Center
301 W. 5th Street
Sun. Noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets Adults $8; Students/Seniors (65+) $7
Weekend Pass $12; under 12 Free
Held annually since 1963 by Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., the fair showcases the handwork of over 100 fine artisans from the southeast. Shoppers can meet and talk to the crafts people and view demonstrations. Exhibitors include craft artists working in clay, wood, glass, fibers, leather, metal, photography, printmaking, and mixed media creating one-of-a-kind beautiful work.
CRAFTSMEN’S CHRISTMAS CLASSIC ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL
Nov. 29-Dec. 1
1921 W. Gate City Blvd.
$1/Child (6-12), Under 6 Free
Features original designs and work from talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate their techniques throughout the weekend. Items range from the most traditional to the most contemporary. This show is a winner of Sunshine Artist “200 Best” awards.