Weekend Roundup: February 13-16, 2014

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Whether you’re calling winter storm “Pax” a “snomageddon” or “snowpocalypse,” you may be suffering from cabin fever and ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or anything but). We can help you with that! Check out these events happening this weekend, from a Chase Rice concert at Ziggy’s, to a laser light show and Red Velvet Cake performance and more! Of course, with this weather, times are subject to change, so be sure to check in with the event venue before heading out!

Top Art Pick: American Moderns: 1910-1960 From O’Keeffe to RockwellNorman Rockwell Tattoo Artist

  • Exhibit open through May 4, 2014
  • 9:30AM-4:30PM
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • 2250 Reynolda Rd
  • Admission: $14
  • reynoldahouse.org
MyWinston-Salem was thrilled to get a sneak peek of this exhibit last week. It’s a must-see! Familiar paintings by American greats that you may have only seen in college posters and coffee table books! The exhibit, from the Brooklyn Museum, showcases 53 paintings and four sculptures, featuring some of the most well-known American artists from 1910-1960. The showcase includes Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Grandma Moses, Arthur Dove, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. The exhibit runs through May 4, 2014.

Top Theatre Pick: Red Velvet Cake WarRed Velvet Cake War

  • Thursday-Saturday February 13-15 at 8PM
  • Sunday, February 16 at 2PM
  • Arts Council Theatre
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • Tickets: $18-$22
  • twincitystage.com

This Southern comedy tells the story of whacky Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen. She recently crashed her car into her husband’s mistress’s doublewide, and may be declared insane. Cousins Peaches and Jimmy try to save the upcoming family reunion where there is a bake-off like no other to see who makes the family’s best red velvet cake.

Top Trippy Pick: SciWorks Laser light Show

SciWorks Laser Light Show

  • Saturday, February 15
  • 6:30PM (Metallica) & 8PM (Modern Hard Rock)
  • SciWorks
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd.
  • $6 per show or $10 for both
  • sciworks.org

Enjoy Metallica like never before with a synchronized laser light show in the dome of the SciWorks planetarium. Metallica at 6:30PM, modern hard rock at 8PM. Exhibits and outdoor areas will be closed.

Top Concert Pick: Chase Rice at Ziggy’sChase Rice

  • Saturday, February 15
  • 9PM
  • Ziggy’s
  • 170 W. 9th St.
  • Tickets: $15 adv/$20 at door
  • ziggyrock.net

Score big points by taking your sweetie to see Chase Rice at Ziggy’s! Whether you’re a fan of his country music career and hit song “Cruise,” his stint on the reality show Survivor, or his UNC football career, there are lots of reasons to be a Chase Rice fan. MyWinston-Salem.com is giving away two tickets and two meet and greet passes to one lucky winner! Enter now. We’ll select the winner Friday around 1pm! Carolina Reign opens the show.

Top Kids Pick: Winston-Salem Symphony’s “Red, White & Blue”Winston Salem Symphony

  • Sunday, February 16
  • 3PM
  • Reynolds Auditorium
  • 301 N. Hawthorne Rd.
  • Tickets: adults $16, kids $5
  • wssymphony.org

Just in time for President’s Day, enjoy rousing marches and patriotic favorites. Guest conductor Matthew Troy will conduct. Fun activities begin in the lobby at 2PM.

Top Screening Pick: Downton AbbeyDowntown Abbey

Experience the latest episode of the British hit televisions show Downton Abbey on the big screen for FREE each Sunday at 9PM at a/perture cinema, Winston-Salem’s art house cinema. And, yes, for those who DVR it at home, this is the date and time that the show first airs each episode every week.
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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