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 Thanksgiving Weekend November 21-25, 2012

 

Tanglewood Festival of Lights

Top Outdoor Pick:
Tanglewood Festival Of Lights

  • Now through the New Year
  • 6-11PM
  • Tanglewood Park
  • 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC
  • Admission: Weekends $15/vehicle; Weekdays $10/vehicle (cash only)
  • www.TanglewoodPark.org

Ride in the comfort of your own vehicle, or join a hay ride or carriage ride to view over a million lights in shapes and scenes of the season. Visit the holiday village and craft store and see Santa!

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 15-18, 2012

 

Piedmont Craftsmen art fair

Top Art Pick:
Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair

  • Saturday, November 17th, 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, November 18th, Noon-5PM
  • Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: Adults $7; students/seniors $6; Weekend Pass $11, kids 12 & under FREE
  • www.piedmontcraftsmen.org
Part of the Six Days in November arts festival, nearly 100 quality craftsmen working in clay, fibers, glass, leather, photography, printmaking, mixed media and wood come together at the Benton Convention Center to sell their one-of-a-kind creations and some will be demonstrating their techniques.

 

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Wildfire on Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain Fire

Approximately 800 acres of Pilot Mountain State Park have been burned so far in what was originally a controlled, or “prescribed” burn that began Thursday morning. The prescribed burn was intended to burn only 180 acres. Embers from the fire “jumped the line” and quickly grew out of control. First photo taken Saturday, November 10, …

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Twin City Stage Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

For a fun evening with the family, go see Twin City Stage’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. This community theatre production of the Broadway legend, set in the rural village of Anatevka in 1905 Tsarist Russia, tells the tale of Tevye as he tries to teach his daughters the importance of tradition in a …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 8-11, 2012

 

Fiddler on the Roof Twin City Stage

Top Theatre Pick:
Fiddler On The Roof

  • Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10, 2012 at 8PM
  • Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2PM
  • Twin City Stage
  • 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: Adults $22, seniors $20, students & children $18
  • www.twincitystage.org

This Broadway legend about a poor dairyman who tries to teach his daughters the value of tradition in a quickly changing world, transcends time and cultures and has continued to thrill audiences around the world. The musical is full of honesty, warmth and humor.

 

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Paul Schneider is Filming a Movie in Winston-Salem

Goodbye to all That Movie

Playwright and screenwriter Angus MacLachlan, known for June Bug (filmed in Winston-Salem) and Stone is back in his hometown of Winston-Salem making his directorial debut with Goodbye to All That. MacLachlan is an alumnus of the UNC-School of the Arts (UNCSA) and brings several fellow alums together in this film, including the star of the film, actor …

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Enter to Win Our Local Gift Giveaway

MyWinston-Salem.com Gift Giveaway

‘Tis the season for giving, so we are giving our fans a chance to win one of eight prizes from some of our favorite local Winston-Salem businesses in honor of the holiday season. We know you are going to love them! Time to bring in the holiday cheer. How You Can Enter to Win To …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 1-4, 2012

 

rocky horror show theatre alliance

Top Theatre Pick:
Rocky Horror Show

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 8PM
  • Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $16; $14 seniors and students
  • www.wstheatrealliance.org

Back by popular demand, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance has added performances, including a Sunday matinee (Friday & Saturday already sold out). This musical is based on the 1975 cult film and rock musical in which a young, straight-laced couple stumble upon a mad transvestite scientist and his followers. A bizarre tale of sexual confusion and seduction follows. Audience participation is common with attendees dressing like their favorite characters. Audience participation kits will be for sale for $5. The show is one hour, 40 minutes with no intermission.

 

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Winston-Salem Businesses

RJR Building in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem, NC is the home of several historic brands, whose families helped build the city, such as the Reynolds family (tobacco), the Hanes family (textiles); as well as famous food brands: Krispy Kreme, Dewey’s Bakery, Salem Baking Company, and Texas Pete.  Reynolds American: Currently the second largest tobacco company in America, Reynolds American encompasses R.J. …

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