Weekend Roundup: Events August 1-4, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: August 1-4, 2013 

Top Festival Pick:
National Black Theatre Festival
  • Through Saturday, August 3
  • Various downtown venues
  • www.nbtf.org

Thousands have come to Winston-Salem this week to celebrate The National Black Theatre Festival, enjoying live performances, live music and dance, as well as actor workshops and nightly poetry jams.

Kids’ Summer Movie Series
  • August 1-21
  • 10AM
  • Various local cinemas
  • $2.50-$4
  • more info

Beat the heat this summer with Kids’ Summer Movies showing kid-friendly movies at the Grand 18, Carmike Wynnsong and Marketplace Cinema for as low as $2.50, which includes popcorn and a drink. Click here for movie listings, ratings and showtimes.

Top Held Over Pick:
Avenue Q
  • Thursday-Saturday, August 1-3 at 8PM
    Sunday, August 4 at 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd
  • Tickets: $14-$16
  • www.wstheatrealliance.org
An added weekend of shows due to popular demand! This spoof tells the story of a recent college graduate who returns to his New York neighborhood to discover that it is not as ordinary as he thought. Note: Recommended for mature audiences. Strong language and adult situations depicted.
Top Art Pick:
First Friday Gallery Hop
& Tomato Tasting
  • Friday, August 2
  • 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • Trade Street
  • FREE
  • more info

The First Friday Gallery Hop in the Downtown Arts District is always a great time. This month the Gallery Hop will include artist receptions, live dancing and street music and the Annual Slice of Summer Tomato Tasting and book signing by Miriam Rubin, author of Tomatoes — all during the weekend of National Black Theatre Festival!

Top Foodie Pick:
Dixie Classic Farmers Market
Salsa Contest
  • Saturday, August 3
  • 9AM
  • Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Farmers Market
  • 421 W. 27th St.
  • more info

In conjunction with the Slice of Summer Tomato Tasting at Gallery Hop Friday night, the Dixie Classic Farmers Market will hold their annual Tomato Salsa Contest. Entry deadline is Friday, August 2nd. Cash prizes are $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $25 for third place. Winners will also be awarded ribbons. Full Dixie Classic Farmers Market hours are 6AM-1PM.

Top Fresh Pick:
Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market
Cobblestone Farmers Market graces the historical streets of Old Salem every Saturday! The market sets up from 9AM-12PM. At this nationally recognized producers-only market, you’ll find local veggies, produce, meats, eggs and fresh-baked goods and live music.
Top Fast Pick:
Bowman Gray Racing,
  • Friday-Saturday, August 2-3
  • 8PM
  • Bowman Gray Stadium
  • Friday Admission: $5 General admission; $2 kids 6-11; 5 & under: Free
  • Saturday Admission: $12 General admission; $2 kids 6-11; 5 & under: Free
  • www.bowmangrayracing.com

Friday night see Twin 50-lap Modified races; Legends, Bandoleros and Classic Modified races. Saturday is Kevin Powell Motorsports 199 (199-lap NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race) and 40-lap Sportsman race. Coolers welcome. No alcohol.

Top Sudsy Pick:
Charity Drag Queen Car Wash
  • Saturday, August 3
  • Noon-4PM
  • Washington Perk parking lot
  • 228 W. Acadia Ave
  • Donation: $10
  • more info
The “girls” and the guys who love them are glamming it up to make your wheels sparkle. Suggested donation of $10. For an extra $5 a glamorous (or not-so-glamorous) queen will strike a pose for a fab photo op!

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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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