Weekend Roundup For April 11-14, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: April 11-14, 2013

Top Theatre Pick:
12 Angry Men


  • April 11-13 at 8PM
  • April 14 at 2PM
  • Arts Council Theatre
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • Tickets: $18-$22
  • www.twincitystage.org
Twin City Stage presents 12 Angry Men. The Emmy Award-winning classic tells the story of 11 jurors who believe a capital murder trial defendant is guilty, while one lone juror stands firm in his belief in the man's innocence. Tempers flare and they become 12 Angry Men.


Top Festival Pick:
RiverRun International
Film Festival


  • April 12-21
  • Various venues
  • Tickets: Free-$15
  • More Info

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.


Top Sports Pick:
Winston-Salem Dash
Home Opener


  • April 12
  • 7PM
  • BB&T Ballpark
  • 951 Ballpark Way
  • Tickets: $10-$15
  • www.milb.com
The Dash will host its season opener against the Mudcats. Fireworks will follow the game. Note: A free Open House will be open to the public earlier that day from 11AM-2PM with lots of fun activities for kids, autographs from the players and a mingle with Bolt.


Top Charity Pick:
Hospice Hope Run


Walk or run in the 5K, 10K or Deacon Dash (for kids 8 and under) to support Hospice. This year's run will conclude with the addition of a Post Run Pig Out for $5.


Top Fresh Pick:
Cobblestone Farmers Market


Cobblestone Farmers Market is open for the season! Downtown's favorite producers-only market has moved off the cobblestones to Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The market will set up each Saturday and Tuesday from 9AM-12PM. On May 18th, the market will resume at Old Salem on Saturdays.


Top Food & Bev Event Pick: City Beverage 7th Annual Brats & Hops


  • Saturday, April 13
  • 12-4PM
  • City Beverage 
  • 915 Burke St
  • FREE
  • More Info
It's National Craft Beer Month! Celebrate at City Beverage's 7th Annual Brats & Hops customer appreciation event with beer tastings, brats and live music. Local farmers and food crafters will also be set up selling their fresh foods.


Top Dog-Lover Pick: Fido Frolic & Film


  • Saturday, April 13
  • Festivities begin at 6:30PM
  • Film starts at dusk
  • On Fourth Street at Marshall St.
  • FREE
  • More Info

Dogs, bring your family to Fido Frolic & Film! This free screening will take place on Fourth Street in front of RiverRun Headquarters to the delight of dogs and families alike. Festivities begin at 6:30PM and include a DJ, Trivia, Photo booth and more before the screening of Babe.

Dog lovers will also be interested in seeing Susie's Hope at the Festival, an amazing story of a woman who loved an abused pit bull, despite being attacked by a pit bull herself, and their triumph in establishing a law for stricter penalties for dog abusers. See this link for more info.

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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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