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 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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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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