My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup: February 21-24, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: February 21-24, 2013.

33 Variations Festival Stage

Top Theatre Pick:
33 Variations

  • Thursday, February 2at 7:30PM
  • Friday-Saturday, February 22-23 at 8PM
  • Saturday & Sunday, February 23-24 at 2PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Tickets: $8.50-$53
  • www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
Festival Stage presents 33 Variations. In this psychological thriller, Dr. Katherine Brandt strives to discover the truth behind the creation of Beethoven's Variations before a life-threatening illness overtakes her. The performance lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission. Suitable for ages 13 to adult. Parental discretion is advised. No children under 5 years old admitted.
triad home garden show

Top Garden Pick:
Triad Home & Garden Show

  • Friday, February 22 2-8PM
  • Saturday, February 23 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, February 24 12-5PM
  • LJVM Coliseum Complex, Education Building
  • Tickets: $8; 1 child free per paying adult
  • www.hbaws.net
The "original" and longest-running home and garden show in the Triad will feature local custom home builders and service providers as well as national representatives of home and garden product lines. Free parking is available at Gate 5 off Deacon Blvd. 
heritage native african american old salem

Top Cultural Pick:
Heritage Festival

  • Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • 10AM-4:30PM
  • Old Salem
  • Tickets: $21 adults; $10 kids
  • www.oldsalem.org

Heritage Festival – Our Shared History: African American and Native American Roots and Connections will be celebrated throughout Historic Old Salem with a wide array of events including African and Native American dance, music, crafts, demonstrations, readings by authors, games and displays. Click here for the full listing of activities.

women connect

Top Girl Power Pick:
Winston-Salem Women Connect

This event connects local women entrepreneurs and vendors and builds awareness for their businesses in the community. The event is free to the public with chances to win lots of prizes.

TEDx Wake forest university WFU

Top Inspiration Pick:
TEDx WakeForestU

  • Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • 12-4:30PM
  • Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University
  • Admission: $10; Free with WFU ID if registered
  • www.tedxwakeforestu.com

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, this locally organized event will feature a mix of TEDTalk videos and live speakers to spark deep thought and discussions within a small group.

cash bash johnny garage

Top Legend Pick:
Cash Bash 

  • February 22-23, 2013
  • Friday 7PM-2AM
  • Saturday 7PM-2AM
  • The Garage
  • 110 W. 7th St.
  • Tickets: $10/adv.; $12/door
  • www.the-garage.ws

This annual event celebrates the birthday and the music of the legendary "Man in Black." Each night features seven different bands, including John Howie & the Rosewood Bluff, The Bo Stevens, Andy Vaughn & the Driveline, Hearts & Daggers, Rev. D. Ray & the Shockers, Sean Preston, and more.

a/perture cinema academy awards oscar party

Top Hollywood Event:
a/perture Red Carpet Party

Celebrate Hollywood's biggest night at a/perture cinema and watch the Academy Awards live on the big screen. The $25 admission includes dessert, drinks, a chance to win prizes as well as later admission to Star Power: Edward Steichen's Glamour Photography the new exhibit at Reynolda House. 

Big Winter Bash

Big Winter Bash

  • Saturday, February 24, 2013
  • 8PM
  • The Millennium Center
  • 101 W. 5th St.
  • Tickets: $10/adv; $15/door
  • www.dwsp.org

The 5th Annual Big Winter Bash, produced by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, will feature a concert by Party on the Moon Band. Cash bar available. No food will be served.

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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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