Weekend Roundup For April 4-7, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: April 4-7, 2013

Top Performance Art Pick:
Laurie Anderson: Dirtday!

Performance artist Laurie Anderson performs “Dirtday!” – her third in a series of solo story works in which she takes on politics, families, history and more in this riotous collection of stories and songs. A reception follows the performance.

Top Music Pick:
Phuzz Phest
  • Thursday-Sunday, April 4-6
  • Multiple Locations
  • Tickets: Daily passes $20-22; 3-Day Pass $50
  • www.phuzzphest.com

Phuzz Phest music festival is back in its third year with 38 music performances in 3 days at various Winston-Salem locations: The Garage, Single Brothers, Krankies and Black Lodge. Tickets here.

Top Charity Pick:
Krispy Kreme Drive for 45

This Krispy Kreme Drive for 45 event raises money for Victory Junction, “a special camp for kids with health care needs.” From 8-10AM, meet NASCAR legends Kyle and Richard Petty. From 11AM-1PM, get a closeup view of the #20 Krispy Kreme NASCAR car and meet the driver, Gray Gaulding. He’ll also appear with the car from 3-5PM at the University Parkway Krispy Kreme location.

Top Art Pick:
DADA’s First Friday Gallery Hop
  • Friday, April 5
  • 7-10PM
  • 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.
Top Family Fun Pick:
Kite Day at Bethabara park
Go fly a kite… at Bethabara Park this Saturday. Some kites will be available, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own kites.
Top Concert Pick:
Elton John
  • Saturday, April 6
  • 8PM
  • Joel Coliseum
  • 2825 University Parkway
  • Tickets: $37-$137
  • www.ljvm.com
Don’t miss the chance to see live, one of our generation’s iconic performers, Elton John.
Top Upcoming pick:
RiverRun International Film Festival
  • April 12-21
  • a/perture cinema, SECCA, The Stevens Center, Hanesbrands Theater, UNCSA
  • Tickets: Free/$5/$10
  • www.riverunfilm.com
The Festival will screen more than 143 films from 35 countries, bringing filmmakers and other industry professionals to Winston-Salem from around the world. Many films sell out in advance, so it is recommended to purchase them now on the RiverRun website.


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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