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 April 25-28, 2013

Top Sweet Treat Pick; Thursday Music at Dewey's Bakery

  • Thursday, April 25
  • 6-8 PM
  • Dewey's Bakery at Thruway
  • FREE
The tradition of Blue Ridge Ice Creams' Thursday summer concerts lives on at their new location in Dewey's Bakery at Thruway. This Thursday, enjoy the music of Max & Ruth Bloomquist while you treat yourself to some buy-one-get-one free Blue Ridge Ice Cream cones…
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Weekend Roundup For April 18-21, 2013

Top Food Event Pick: Burke Street Food Truck Festival

Burke Street Food Truck Festival

  • Saturday, April 20
  • 3-7PM
  • Burke Street, Downtown
Old Winston Social Club presents the first ever Burke Street Food Truck Festival, featuring over 13 food trucks from across the state. Burke Street vendors will also have displays and Old Winston Social Club will have drink specials and live music all day…

 

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Weekend Roundup For April 11-14, 2013

Top Festival Pick: RiverRun International Film Festival

  • RiverRun Film Festival 2013 Film GuideApril 12-21
  • Various venues
  • Tickets: Free-$15

This premiere film festival features 143 films from 35 countries in 10 days with many directors, actors and film industry guests in attendance. Enjoy film screenings, free events, parties and Q&A sessions with directors and producers. Opening night, April 12th showcases two films: Blancanieves and Casting By, with a gala following at SECCA…

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Weekend Roundup For April 4-7, 2013

Top Performance Art Pick: Laurie Anderson: DirtDay!

Laurie Anderson in Dirtday

  • Thursday, April 4
  • 7:30PM
  • Hanes Auditorium, Salem College
  • 601 N. Church St.

Performance artist Laurie Anderson performs "Dirtday!" – her third in a series of solo story works in which she takes on politics, families, history and more in this riotous collection of stories and songs. A reception follows the performance… 

 

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Mother’s Day Brunch About Town

River Birch Lodge Brunch

Let Mom sleep in this Mother’s Day and don’t let her cook a thing! (I hope my family is reading this.) There are lots of great brunch options around town. Here is a list of yummy options: 1703 Restaurant This fine dining restaurant offers a Mothers Day Brunch buffet from 10:30am – 2:00pm. Reservations required. 1703 …

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Weekend Roundup For March 28-31, 2013

Top Easter Service Pick: Easter Sunrise Moravian Church Service

  • Easter Sunrise Service of the Moravian Church
  • Sunday, March 31
  • ~6:30AM (at sunrise)
  • Home Moravian Church
  • Old Salem
Thousands gather outside Home Moravian Church in Salem Square for the largest Easter sunrise service in the country. An honored Winston-Salem tradition, this service has been held annually since 1772. After a brief message, worshippers follow the sound of the Church Bands of over 500 members to the cemetery (God's Acre). The service will be broadcast by WSJS, as it has been since 1930…

 

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Forsyth Creek Week

Peter's Creek scene

Forsyth Creek Week is held each Spring. From Peter’s Creek, to Silas Creek, many smaller creeks and the mighty Yadkin River, Forsyth County is blessed with abundant waterways and wildlife. Organized by the City of Winston-Salem, the event offers educational activities, hands-on workshops, photo contests, cleanups, book discussions and more fun activities to “discover, explore and help” our Forsyth waterways…

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Weekend Roundup For March 14-16, 2013

Barber of Seville Opera Winston SalemTop Opera Pick: Gioachino Rossini's Barber of Seville 

  • Friday, March 15th, 8PM
  • Sunday, March 17th, 2PM
  • 405 Stevens Center
  • W. Fourth Street
  • Tickets: $15-$80
Rossini's Barber of Seville was described by Giuseppe Verdi as "The greatest comic opera ever written. Note: The final showing will be Tuesday night with casual dress and free parking at the Cherry-Marshall St. parking deck and area restaurants will be offering dinner specials…

 

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Weekend Roundup For March 7-10, 2013

Top Outdoor Pick:
The Chili Ride
By Winston-Salem Community Bike Ride
This 10-mile bicycle ride winds through Piedmont Triad Research Park and around Winston Lake and ends at a community meal and performance at Krankies Coffee. Vegetarian chili and cornbread will be provided courtesy of Whole Foods. Note: You must RSVP to eat.

 

 

 

 

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