Weekend Roundup: April 17-20, 2014

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This Easter weekend in Winston-Salem includes egg hunts, cycling, performances and more!

Weekend Roundup Ends, But Local Tips Carry On via Our Website

After a joy-filled two years of sharing all the great events in our beloved city of Winston-Salem via this newsletter, the lack of financial support for these efforts means the Weekend Roundup will come to an end, with our last newsletter will going out next Thursday, April 24, 2014. We appreciate every ounce of your support over the years. The good news: our website is not going away so you can always go there to continue learning about our city and all the amazing gifts it has to offer us every single day – not just on the weekends. Rock on Winston-Salem!

Top Performance Pick: “A Little Potato & Hard to Peel”A Little Potato & Hard to Peel

  • Thursday-Saturday, April 17-19
  • 8PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Tickets: $23.50 adults; $21.50 students/seniors

This work written and performed by David Harrell, presented by Paper Lantern Theatre Company, is about using humor to overcome life’s obstacles.

Top Sporty Fun Pick: Winston-Salem Cycling Classic  Winston-Salem Cycling Classic

  • Friday & Saturday, April 18-19
  • Prime viewing spots: corner of 6th & Trade and top of Pilot View

Residents of all ages can enjoy watching this two-day professional road race, culminating in a series of free concerts held on Trade Street between 6th & 7th Streets. Bands include some throwbacks to my college days: The Connells, Below the Line and Better Than Ezra.

Top Easter Fun Pick: Old Salem Easter Festival  Old Salem Easter

  • Saturday, April 19
  • 9:30AM-4:30PM
  • Old Salem
  • 600 S. Main St.
  • Admission: $23 adults; $11 kids

This annual Easter celebration in Old Salem features an egg hunt, egg dying and painting, storytelling, vespers in the afternoon and more.

Top Family Fun Pick: Planetarium Laser Show 80's Planetarium Laser Show

  • Saturday, April 19
  • 6:30PM & 8PM
  • SciWorks
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd.
  • Admission: Each show $6, or both for $10

Get your 80’s music fix at this amazing laser show inside the planetarium of SciWorks and stay for the second laser show of Led Zeppelin music.

Top Easter Service Pick: Moravian Easter Sunrise ServiceEaster Sunrise Service at Old Salem

  • Sunday, April 20
  • At sunrise, around 6:30AM
  • Home Moravian Church
  • Old Salem

Join thousands at sunrise outside Home Moravian Church in Salem Square of Old Salem for the largest Easter sunrise service in the country. This has been a Winston-Salem tradition since 1772. Worshippers will hear a brief message and then follow the sound of the Church Band of more than 500 members to the cemetery, God’s Acre. WSJS will broadcast the service, as it has since 1930.

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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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Lauren Schepker Whitaker
Don’t forget to see “Guys and Dolls” at the Stevens Center! UNCSA’s 50th Anniversary Featured Production is sure to rock your boat! Tickets at uncsaevents.com.