Weekend Roundup

Every week, we select the top picks of what is going on Winston-Salem, NC, for the weekend! Consider it your one-stop spot for how to make the most of your weekend. Sign up to receive this weekly newsletter in your email box every Thursday by subscribing to our mailing list.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 May 2-5, 2013

Top Charity Pick:Birdfest Weekend

  • May 3-5
  • Friday 7-10PM
  • Saturday 5-9PM
  • Sunday 1-5PM
  • Downtown Arts District, Trade St.
Friday, get a sneak peek of Birdfest art auction items, pick something up at the Habitat Birdfest Buy & Fly Tent across from Finnigan's Wake and enjoy Doug Davis & the Mystery Dates at 10PM at Ziggy's (tickets $10)…

 

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