Kristi Marion

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for February 7-10, 2013

 

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Top Food Pick:
Kiwanis Pancake Jamboree

  • Friday, February 8, 2013
  • 6:30AM-8PM
  • Benton Convention Center
  • 301 W. Fifth St.
  • Admission: $6 adults; $3 kids
  • www.twincitykiwanis.org
Enjoy all you can eat pancakes and sausage while listening to live music at the 56th Annual Twin City Kiwanis Pancake Jamboree. Proceeds benefit the Twin City Kiwanis Club's youth programs.

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for January 31-February 3, 2013

 

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Top Outdoor Pick:
Pop-Up Cobblestone Farmers Market

It's off-season for the Farmers Market at Old Salem, but you can still get your locally grown vegetables, produce and more from more than 14 certified farmers who also sell at the Cobblestone Farmers Market. Visit the winter pop-up farmers market in the parking lot of the Hanesbrands Theatre.

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for January 24-27, 2013

 

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Apollo 13: Mission Control

  • Saturday, January 26 at 7:30PM
  • Sunday, January 27 at 2PM
  • Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
  • 251 N. Spruce St.
  • Admission: $18.50-$42
  • www.rhodesartscenter.org
This East Coast premier of Apollo 13: Mission Control runs through February 3, 2013. Become a part of the live interactive story as three American astronauts trapped 200,000 miles from Earth fight for their lives. Audience members seated in “Mission Control” must make critical decisions to bring them home. Interactive mission control console seats are $42, or if you prefer a view from on high (without the mission control station), the press gallery seats are $18.50. Family 4-pack console tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for $118.

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for January 17-21, 2013

 

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Top Fun Night Out Pick: Jacks & Jokers Casino Night

  • Friday, January 18, 2013
  • 8PM-12AM
  • Millennium Center Speakeasy (lower level; enter at Liberty St.)
  • Tickets: In advance, $50 general admission; $75 VIP (first 50 only); at door $75/$125
  • www.jacksandjokers.info
Dress the part for this Jazz Age-style party presented by Festival Stage. Enjoy live music, play blackjack, craps, poker and roulette. Open wine/beer bar, hors d'oeuvres and gaming chips are included with general admission; or upgrade to VIP status for a private room with an open cocktail bar. Prizes awarded to top winners, door prizes. Costumes strongly encouraged. Must be age 21 and up.

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for January 10-13, 2013

 

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Top Film Pick:
"Silver Linings Playbook"

  • Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 & 8:15PM
  • Friday, January 11 at 2:30, 5, 7:45 & 10:15PM
  • Saturday, January 12 at 12, 2:30, 5, 7:45 & 10:15PM
  • Sunday, January 13 at 12, 2:30 & 5PM
  • a/perture cinema
  • 311 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $8.50; students & seniors $7; matinee (before 6PM) $6.50
  • www.aperturecinema.com
An Oscar Nominee for Best Picture, this film based on the book by Matthew Quick, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro. It depicts the life of a man who has lost it all — his wife, his job, and finds himself living with his parents after a stint in a state institution as part of a plea bargain. As he works to put his life together, he makes friends with a beautiful young widow whose life has also fallen apart and they find their way back together.

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for January 3-6, 2013

 

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Top Family Fun Pick:
Public Ice Skating

  • Now through January 31, 2013
  • Skate times vary, see schedule
  • Joel Coliseum Annex
  • Admission: $6, skate rental $3
  • www.ljvm.com
Public ice skating is back at the LJVM Coliseum Annex. Skate times vary daily. Call (336) 727-2978 for information about public skating times and lessons. Special events include Friday Night Ice Jams. Group discount rates are available. Note: There is also a spectator fee of $1.

 

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The Avett Brothers Shine

Technically, they are not from Winston-Salem, but the Carolina boys comprising the rootsy, folk rock band The Avett Brothers are from nearby Concord, North Carolina, and are beloved across our state and nation. We behind the scenes here at MyWinston-Salem.com are fans ourselves and couldn’t resist sharing the love. And if you’ve seen the Avetts …

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