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!"

Weekend Roundup for February 28-March 3, 2013

reynolda house edward steichen photography exhibit

Top Glamour Pick:
Star Power Thursdays

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013
  • 4:30-8PM
  • Reynolda House Museum of Art
  • $5; members & students free
  • www.reynoldahouse.org
Star Power Thursdays at the Museum include music, entertainment, refreshments and admission to see the exhibition Star Power: Edward Steichen's Glamour Photography. Dale Pollock, professor of cinema studies at UNCSA will discuss Billy Wilder's film, Sunset Boulevard, which embodies the enchantment of the silent film era. A cast from Twin City Stage will perform selected songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical of the same title. The fashion photography exhibit displayed with Reynolds family fashion from the era runs through May 19, 2013.

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup: February 21-24, 2013

a/perture cinema academy awards oscar party

Top Hollywood Event:
A/Perture Red Carpet Party

Celebrate Hollywood's biggest night at a/perture cinema and watch the Academy Awards live on the big screen. The $25 admission includes dessert, drinks, a chance to win prizes as well as later admission to Star Power: Edward Steichen's Glamour Photography the new exhibit at Reynolda House. 

 

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Five Points Restaurant

Five Points Restaurant

Located on Stratford Road in the former Lucky 32 location (also former Big Shotz Tavern and the short-lived Buena Vista Grill), Five Points Restaurant (or 5 Points Restaurant) has made a big splash in the Winston-Salem restaurant scene. They serve lunch and dinner seven days a week and offer brunch on the weekends. There are …

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

 

Kiwanis pancake jamboree twin city

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

 

pop up winter Cobblestone Farmers market hanesbrands theatre

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

 

festival stage jacks jokers casino night

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

 

silver linings playbook jennifer lawrence bradley cooper robert deniro aperture cinema film movie

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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