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The Office of Cultural Affairs
 Promoting the development of downtown Winston-Salem through arts and entertainment.

ďWinstonís downtown has been revitalizing itself over the last few years, and its compact center is alive with sidewalk cafes, boutiques, and art galleries.... Much of the development is the direct result of efforts by R. Philip Hanes, scion of the Hanes family and former chief executive of a textile company that bears their name. Entrepreneur, philanthropist, gourmet, conservationist, and lover of the arts, he recently celebrated his eightieth birthday and also recently published a book, How to Get Anyone to Do Anything, a sort of autobiography and recounting of Winstonís rebirth as a cultural center. In fact, it seems difficult to understate his influence on his hometown. As one local told me, Winston restaurants didnít even serve wine until Mr. Hanes decided they should.Ē óAmerican Heritage

Events, Happenings and Places to Go
The 411
411 N Cherry St
Upscale nightclub, dance club
Speakeasy Jazz and Tapas Bar
4th and Marshall St
Live music
Recreation Billiards
412 W. Fourth St
3pm-2am, Mon-Fri
4pm-2am, Sat and Sun

Foothills Brewing

638 W. Fourth St
Winston's only brewpub
Live music on weekends

The Werehouse

E. 3rd and Patterson
Music, dance, film, exhibits
Kranky's Coffee Bar

The Velvet Glove Kabarett Theater

An intriguing, entertaining and provocative take on German Cabaret for the 21st century. Performs regularly at the Werehouse and other downtown locations.

DADA Downtown Arts District Association

An ever-changing landscape of over 25 artist studios, shops, restaurants and late night spots. Gallery Hop first Friday of every month.
Openings, demonstrations, kids activities.

The Silver Moon Saloon

632 Trade St
A neighborly place for drink and relaxation.
Open 7 days, till 2am.

Elliot's Review

711 Trade St
Late night coffee and liquor bar in the Arts District
Live music

The Garage
7th and Trade
Tues thru Sat
Americana, roots rock, bluegrass, film
ABC permit
The Sawtooth School for Visual Art
226 N. Marshall St
Classes for children and adults, exhibits
Associated Artists of Winston-Salem Gallery
301 W Fourth St
Mon 9-1, Tues-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-1
Exhibits change monthly
Films on Fourth
First run features at the Stevens Center
Downtown Festivals and Outdoor Music
Music in the Streets
May thru August 2007
Alive After 5 - Thursdays - Winston-Square Park
4th St. Jazz and Blues - Fridays - 4th and Spring
Summer on Trade - Saturdays - 6th and Trade St. in the Arts District
RiverRun International Film Festival
April 18-23, 2007
downtown and various other locations
Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Fourth St.
National Black Theatre Festival
July 30 - August 4, 2007
downtown, various locations
Fiesta! Hispanic Street Festival
September 29, 2007
4th and Spruce
Rock the Block
Fall 2007
A celebration of downtown Winston-Salem
Magnolia Baroque Festival
June 18-22, 2008
North Carolina School of the Arts


Useful Sites for Downtown Activities

Downtown Restaurant Guide
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
Area arts calendar and more
Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership
All info re: Downtown Winston-Salem
Visit Winston-Salem
Smitty's Notes
Your guide to what's happening in the Triad area
A spicy mix of things to do in Winston-Salem
The Dash
Attracting a younger generation to Winston-Salem
The Roger L. Stevens Center for Performing Arts
Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc.
Winston-Salem Symphony
Piedmont Opera Theatre

How to Get Anyone to Do Anything, by R. Philip Hanes

r. philip hanes, jr.



christine belcik-griffith

deputy commissioner


420 west 4 St, suite 202-b

winston-salem, nc 27101


phone - 336-761-0570

fax - 336-761-0577

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