My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For August 9-12, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of August 9-12, 2012

Sweet Summer Love Fest

Top Foodie Pick:
Dr. Brownstone's Sweet Summer Luv Luv Festival

  • August 7-11, 2012
  • Spring House Restaurant
  • 450 N. Spring St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Reservations required – (336) 293-4797
Chef Timothy Grandinetti and Spring House Restaurant present this tribute to grill-inspired fare with guest chefs Mark Beaupre, Sharon Hage, Ray Lampe, Justin McMillan, Ted Reader, Tim Recher and Grady Spears. Each night of the "5 Days of Deliciousness", tastings of grilled delicacies will be served with wine pairings and North Carolina micro-brews. Limited seating.
Reynolda House

Top Music Pick:
Carolina Summer Music Festival: Romantics at Reynolda

Enjoy an afternoon of music by Brahms and other American Romatics presented by the Carolina Chamber Symphony Players as part of their Carolina Summer Music Festival. Tickets for adults are $18, and $8 for Reynolda House members and students.

Community Day

Top Family Pick:
SECCA Community Day with Project Pearl

  • Saturday, August 11, 2012, 12-5PM
  • 750 Marguerite Dr. Winston-Salem 27106
  • Admission: FREE

Bring the family to visit the acclaimed exhibits, "Paperless" and "Curtis Mann: Modifications", and make your own mixed media art to take home. Project Pearl will also be on hand with an animal adoption and education fair.

Bethabara Family Evening

Bethabara Concert Band & Family Evening

  • Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6-8:30PM
  • Historic Bethabara Park
  • Admission: FREE

Enjoy music from all eras by the Bethabara Community Band beginning at 7pm. Featuring Bolt, the Winston-Salem Dash mascot, Colonial children's games, hay wagon rides, Dino's New York hot dogs available for purchase, as well as 25 cent ice cream.

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Now Playing:
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild is the curator's pick for the Best Movie of the Year. Adult (regular admission) – $8.50; Student (with college id) – $7.00; Senior (60+) – $7.00; Kids (12 & under) – $5.00 Matinee (any show before 5 pm)- $6.50.

NC Regimental Brass Band
A Storm in the Land:
Music of the 26th NC Regimental Brass Band

This musical presentation is part of the Carolina Chamber Symphony's Carolina Summer Music Festival. The 26th North Carolina Regimental Brass Band presents music and narration and readings of residents' letters regarding the division of our cities of Winston and Salem over the Civil War. Lawn chairs welcome. Selections from this concert will also be performed at the WFUBMC Alumni Plaza on August 9, 2012 at 12:15pm.


Grill Demo with Dr. BBQ & Chefs

  • Friday, August 10, 2012, 4PM
  • Casual Furniture World
  • 1500 Hanes Mall Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27103
  • FREE

"Dr. BBQ" (Ray Lampe), will be cooking on the "Big Green Egg" grill on site from 3-6pm and signing his cookbooks. Other guest chefs grilling up a storm include Chef Tim Grandinetti of Spring House Restaurant (as seen this week on television show "Chopped Grill Masters"); Ted Reader, Chef and author of Beerlicious; and Grady Spears, Chef for the Houston Texans.

Summer on Trade presents:
Avery Sunshine
  • Friday, July 27, 6-9PM
  • Corpening Plaza – Downtown Winston-Salem, NC
  • FREE
Sponsored by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. Enjoy smooth jazz with the music stylings of Avery Sunshine. Lawn chairs welcome.
Twin City Taps
Twin City Taps
  • Saturday, August 11, 2012 from Noon-6PM
  • Ziggy's
  • 170 W. 9th St.Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    General Admission: $35; VIP $60; Designated Driver: $15; VIP DD: $25

Samplings from North Carolina craft breweries. Proceeds benefit the North Carolina Brewers Guild. General admission includes beer samples, a commemorative cup and live music. VIP admission includes access to the VIP room where specialty NC craft beers will be served from authentic casks, and food and beverage from the chefs from BB&T Ballpark.

Summer on Trade
Summer on Trade presents:
Holy Ghost Tent Revival
  • Saturday, August 11, 2012, 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • Trade St.Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • FREE

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership presents Holy Ghost Tent Revival playing roots and boogie music. Lawn chairs welcome.

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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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