My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For August 23-26, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem Weekend of August 23-26, 2012
Winston-Salem Open

Top Sports Pick: Winston-Salem Tennis Open

  • Thursday August 23 – Saturday August 25, 2012
  • Matches at 12:00PM, 6:00PM, 7:30PM
  • Wake Forest Tennis Center
  • 100 West 32nd Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • Tickets: $72-93
  • www.winstonsalemopen.com/tickets

Big time tennis, served Southern style. See some of the world's finest tennis pros, including Greensboro's own John Isner, compete in this ATP pro series. To purchase tickets by phone call, 336-758-6409. Free parking in the BB&T field parking lot, enter off of Deacon Blvd.

Air Show

Top Outdoor Pick:
Winston-Salem Air Show

  • Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26
  • 11:30AM-5PM
  • Smith Reynolds Airport
  • 3801 North Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • Tickets: $12-20 
  • www.wsairshow.com

Advance tickets online and at Lowes Foods- Adults $12, Seniors $8, Kids 12 & under FREE. Gate Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors $15. Pre-show activities begin at 11:30 a.m. and include a car show, helicopter rides, B-52 rides, family activities, kids rides, motorcross performance, musical performances by the Piedmont Wind Symphony, Letters from Home-Andrews Sisters Tribute, and many more. Note: Limit of 3 children per adult chaperone.

Yadkin Riverkeeper

Top Charity Pick:
West End Mambo Performance benefitting Yadkin Riverkeeper

  • Saturday, August 25 at 7PM
  • Kriankies Coffee
  • 211 E. Third St., Winston-Salem 27101
  • FREE but donations for Yadkin Riverkeeper recommended
  • www.yadkinriverkeeper.org

"Clean Water for Clean Coffee" fundraiser for Yadkin Riverkeeper presents West End Mambo, a nine-piece band that performs a fiery mix of classic salsa.

Ziggy's Anniversary

Top Music Pick:
Ziggy's Anniversary Party

  • Saturday, August 25, 2012
  • Noon-2AM
  • Ziggy's 
  • 170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem
  • FREE Cover before 8PM, $5 after
  • www.ziggyrock.net

Happy Birthday to Ziggy's. Two stages, 15 bands, free food! Bands: Old Southern Moonshine Revival, The Troubadours, Porch Dog Revival, Brickfoot Down, The Heritage, The Broadcast, The Plaids, DJ Hek Yeh, Suitcase, Dustin Yorkman, TD Dubois, Shattered Vanity, Surreal Spectrum, Get Rude, Bluez Junkiez.

Comedy Potluck

Top Funny Pick:
Comedy Potluck with Nekkid Feet

Standup comedy from Triad area comics and improv by Winston-Salem's comedy troupe, Nekkid Feet. Comics: Alex Stone, Matt Johnson, Danny Hirtler, and Nekkid Feet comedy troupe.

Downtown Jazz

Downtown Jazz: Brian Lenair

Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership presents Downtown Jazz series, featuring the saxaphone of Brian Lenair. Lawn chairs welcome.

Cobblestone Farmer's Market

Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem

Fresh local produce and baked goods from over 20 mostly organic farmers and vendors with verified sustainable practices set up in the historic setting of Old Salem. Cash and checks accepted. ATM available.

Summer on Trade

Summer on Trade: Mike Bennett & the B-String All-Stars

  • Saturday, August 25, 2012
  • 7-10PM
  • Trade Street, Downtown Arts District
  • Admission: FREE
  • www.dwsp.org/music

Winston-Salem's own Mike Bennet of the B-String guitar shop on Trade Street shows his talent at this week's Summer on Trade playing "eclectic guitar" music with the B-String All-Stars. Lawn chairs welcome.

Summer Music Festival

Carolina Summer Music Festival presents:
A Musical Feast

Carolina Chamber Symphony Players celebrate food and drink through songs and theatrical chamber music. Performers include Janine Hawley, Jacqui Carrasco, James Douglas, Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Judith Saxton, Saxton Rose and Alexander Ezerman.

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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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