My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for January 31-February 3, 2013

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of January 31-February 3, 2013

dada first friday gallery hop

Top Art Pick:
First Friday Gallery Hop

  • Friday, February 1, 2013
  • 7PM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • 6th & Trade Streets
  • FREE
  • www.dadaws.org
The Downtown Arts District (DADA) First Friday Gallery Hop features fresh exhibits with artist receptions in most galleries, artist demonstrations and live music. 
apollo 13 mission control

Top Family Fun Pick:
Apollo 13: Mission Control

  • Now through February 10, 2013
  • Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
  • 251 N. Spruce St.
  • Admission: $18.50-$42.50
  • 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 at mission control panel seats must make critical decisions to bring them home. Interactive mission control station seats are $42.50, or if you prefer to watch, the press gallery seats are $18.50. Family 4-pack console tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for $118. 
Lend me a tenor twin city stage

Top Theatre Pick:
Lend Me a Tenor

  • Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2 at 8PM
  • Sunday, February 3 at 2PM
  • Twin City Stage
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • Tickets: $18-22
  • www.twincitystage.org
In this classic farce of American theatre, world-renowned tenor Tito Morelli, attends a fundraiser at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. A series of comical plot twists follow, cases of mistaken identity, and a good dose of double entendres. Local television anchor Lanie Pope will play the role of Julia on February 1, 3, 9 & 10. The performance runs through February 10, 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.
Old Salems summer adventures

Top Kids Pick: Old Salem
Summer Camp Open House

  • Saturday, February 2, 2013
  • 10AM-Noon
  • Old Salem, Single Brothers Workshop
  • 10 W. Academy St.
  • FREE
  • www.oldsalem.org
Learn about the Summer adventures at Old Salem in this Summer camp open house. Meet camp organizers and sample hands-on activities children will be making while at the camp. Kids are welcome!
ice skating skate LJVM lawrence joel veterans memorial coliseum

Public Ice Skating

  • January 31, 2013
  • Skate times vary, see schedule
  • Joel Coliseum Annex
  • Admission: $6, skate rental $3
  • www.ljvm.com
Public ice skating is back at the LJVM Coliseum Annex. Skate times vary daily. Call (336) 727-2978 for information about public skating times and lessons. Group discount rates are available. Note: There is also a spectator fee of $1.
www.festivalstage.org

Festival Stage: 33 Variations

  • Friday-Saturday, February 1 & 2 at 8PM
  • Sunday, February 3 at 2PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Tickets: $8.50-$53
  • www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
In this psychological thriller, Dr. Katherine Brandt strives to discover the truth behind the creation of Beethoven's Variations before a life-threatening illness overtakes her. The performance lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission. Suitable for ages 13 to adult. Parental discretion is advised. No child under 5 years old admitted.
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About The Author:

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!"

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