Weekend Roundup For April 18-21, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: April 18-21, 2013

Top Festival Pick:
RiverRun International
Film Festival 
  • Now – April 21
  • Various venues
  • Tickets: Free-$15
  • More Info

This film fest has been keeping our downtown bustling for the past week! Featuring 143 films from 35 countries, you might get to meet directors & actors too. Enjoy film screenings, free events, parties and Q&A sessions with directors and producers. 

Top Science Pick:
Science of Wine-Making Tour
  • Thursday, April 18
  • 1-6PM
  • SciWorks w/RagApple Lassie & Stony Knoll Vineyards
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd
  • Cost: $37 members; $42 non-members
  • www.sciworks.org
Join SciWorks for an educational van trip to two local vineyards: RagApple Lassie & Stony Knoll. Tour both facilities, meet the winemakers, and learn more about the sciences of enology & viticulture while tasting 15 wines. Also get a souvenir wineglass from each winery. Registration required.
Top Charity Pick:
March for Babies
5K walk/run to rally around the cause of healthy babies. Eleven out of every 1,000 babies born in Forsyth County do not live to see their first birthday.
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 Family Pick:
RiverRun Saturday
Morning Cartoons
  • Saturday, April 20
  • 9AM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Kids 18 & under: FREE; Adults $10
  • www.riverrunfilm.com
Animated films from all over the world offer something for both the little and the full-grown audiences.  Chuck Folds' band Big Bang Boom will play their whimsical children’s music from 9-10AM and Krispy Kreme donuts will be available at 11am in the lobby!
Top Food Event Pick:
Burke Street
Food Truck Festival
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.
Top Kids Pick:
Star Wars Day at 
 Children's Museum
  • Sunday, April 21
  • 1-5PM
  • Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
  • 390 South Liberty St.
  • Admission: $8 member; $10 non-member
  • childrensmuseumofws.org

Kids can meet characters from the Star Wars universe, ride a 20' inflatable slide and practice their light saber skills among other fun activities.



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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