Thursday is the sweet spot for social events, right in the soft crevice between the early workweek grind and the weekend when adults in the throes of responsibility stay home to tend to the garden, cook and clean.
Here’s the rundown: WSNC 90.5 FM hosts a lunch-break (get it?) dance party at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center in Winston-Salem on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. King Creole provides the beats, and Camel City Grill handles the eats.
Also on Thursday in Winston-Salem, Kevin Mundy, sales and marketing manager for the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, talks about the history of the school at the New Winston Museum on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Heading over to Greensboro, Andrew Raffo Dewar, a composer, improviser, woodwind instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist and artist in residence at Elsewhere, hosts a conversation at the collaborative space on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Later, from 8:30 to 10 p.m., resident artists Nikita Gale of Atlanta and Marin Abell of Williamsburg, Va. host a salon at the storefront theater.
As a companion to its the kids are all right exhibit, the Weatherspoon Art Museum is screening indie features related to the theme every Thursday through the end of July. Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project, which screens at 7 p.m. this Thursday, documents a project in which the subject photographs her “sometimes erratically behaving mother in upstate New York,” prompting a reflection on her childhood.
The Sawtooth School in Winston-Salem holds a reception for portraitist and muralist Leo Rucker, whose exhibit, Role Model Beyond Beauty, is on display at the Davis Gallery through Aug. 5. The reception takes place Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem invites families to come make art and watch classic cartoons on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Local artists in the Poet.She collective are hosting a Saturday afternoon youth program for Triad teens that combines visual arts, writing and performance. An information session for the program, which runs from July 20 to Aug. 24, will be held at Elsewhere on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Kelly Rae at poet.she7@ gmail.com or 219.741.5420.
Uptown Artworks in Greensboro hosts an opening reception for Charlotte artist Nico Amortegui AKA Malo on July 14 from 2 to 5 p.m.
See you next week.