Weekend Roundup: February 20-23, 2014

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It’s a fun-packed Mardi Gras weekend full of art, performances and inspirational events. From O’Keefe to Mardi Gras parties and galas to TEDx talks and more! Love your FREE MyWinston-Salem happenings and news? Help sustain our efforts to inform and connect our community by an easy click of the Donate button on the right of our site! No amount is too small, and for a donation of $10 or more, you’ll receive a MyWinston-Salem 2014 wall calendar ($20 value) full of photos of iconic Winston-Salem sites and local event dates!

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Lindsey of Paz Yoga Studios on Trade Street
Photo Credit: Paz Studios

Looking for a yoga studio in Winston-Salem? From hot yoga and flow to pilates and barre. Get your namaste on with our full list of local yoga studios. You’ll find your guru and the perfect class for your vinyasa fix. Where do you yoga? (read more)

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
  • www.reynoldahouse.org
MyWinston-Salem was thrilled to get a sneak peek of this exhibit a few weeks back. 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 Performance Pick: Triad Stage Presents RedPoster for the play Red

  • Thursday, February 20 at 7:30PM
  • Friday & Saturday February 21-22 at 8:00PM
  • Sunday, February 23 at 2PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • Tickets: $7-$28.50
  • www.rhodesartscenter.org

Set in New York City in 1958, as famed artist Mark Rothko paints a series of paintings for Four Seasons restaurant, his creativity is challenged, inspired and provoked by his friendship with his new assistant. The play won the 2010 Tony for Best New Play. Approximate running time: 90 minutes. No intermission.

Top All-You-Can-Eat Pick: Kiwanis Pancake JamboreeVintage Kiwanis Pancake Day Poster

This long-standing tradition marks the 57th year of the Twin City Kiwanis Pancake Jamboree, featuring all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage along with live entertainment. Proceeds benefit more than 20 nonprofit youth programs.

Top Gala Pick: The Enrichment Center Mardi Gras GalaMardi Gras Mask Beads Party

  • Friday, February 21
  • 6:30PM
  • Donald J. Reaves Student Activities Center, Winston-Salem State University
  • Tickets: $60 each or $400/table of 8
  • www.enrichmentarc.org

This semi-formal event includes a French Creole buffet by The Jambalaya Crew from Louisiana, live music, dancing, live auction, and a Mardi Gras-style parade, complete with extravagant floats! Proceeds benefit The Enrichment Center programs that empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Top Conference Pick: TEDx WakeForestUTEDx Wake Forest Wait Chapel

  • Saturday, February 22
  • 12-5PM
  • Wait Chapel
  • Wake Forest University
  • Tickets: $10 non-student, $5 student, FREE for WFU students/staff
  • www.tedxwakeforestu.com

The 3rd annual TEDx WakeForestU is an independently organized conference licensed by TED to share ideas worth spreading by influential and innovative speakers. This year’s theme is “Daring to Endeavor.”

Top Mardi Gras Party Pick: Old Winston Social Club Mardi GrasOld Winston Social Club logo

Get your beads at this FREE Mardi Gras party featuring a New Orleans brass band, Abita beer, hurricanes and giveaways. King Creole Food Truck will be at the door serving Louisiana Cajun/Creole cuisine.

Top Screening Pick: Downton Abbey Season FinaleDowntown Abbey

Experience the season finale episode of the British hit televisions show Downton Abbey on the big screen for FREE this Sunday at 9PM at a/perture cinema, Winston-Salem’s art house cinema. Don’t miss your chance to see the surprising finale on the big screen!

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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