Weekend Roundup: February 27 – March 2, 2014

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There’s something for everyone this weekend, from chocolate celebrations and Oscar parties to edgy performances and Cash Bash celebrating Johnny Cash. But first, we need your help…

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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
This exhibit is 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 Kids’ Performance Pick: Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem Presents: Romeo & JulietRomeo and Juliet

  • Thursday-Friday, February 27-28 at 10AM & Noon
  • Saturday, March 1 at 7PM
  • Arts Council Theatre
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • Admission: $9
  • childrenstheatrews.org

The Jabberwacky Players bring the most classic love story of all time to life for younger audiences. Intended for ages 4th-12th grades.

Top Performance Pick: Bare By Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance Bare play by Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance

  • Thursday-Saturday, February 27-March 1 at 8PM
  • Sunday, March 2 at 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd.
  • Tickets: $16/$14
  • wstheatrealliance.org

Follow a group of Catholic boarding school students as they struggle with their sexuality in this tale of adolescent awkwardness and love triangles. Note: contains graphic sexual language and brief nudity. Recommended for mature audiences.

Top Foodie Pick: Chocolate-Dipped History at Old Salemholding-chocolate

  • Friday, February 28
  • 7-10PM
  • Old Salem Visitors Center 900 Old Salem Rd.
  • Admission: $40 (non-members)/$30 (members)
  • oldsalem.org

Celebrate all things chocolate with a chocolate history demonstration by Mars Chocolate, live music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, giveaways as well as chocolate tastings and pairings. Space is limited. Call 336-721-7331 to register.

Top Talent Pick: W-S Shuffle All-Stars NightWinston-Salem Shuffle talent show

  • Friday, February 28
  • 7PM
  • Krankies Coffee
  • 211 E. Third St.
  • Admission: $5
  • ws-shuffle.org

Previous winners of the monthly talent competition will come together for this very special performance!

Top Birthday Pick: Cash BashJohnny Cash

  • Friday-Saturday, February 28-March 1
  • 7PM
  • The Garage
  • 110 W. 7th St.
  • Admission: $8/adv, $10/door
  • the-garage.ws

The 12th Annual Cash Bash celebrates the birthday of the legendary Man in Black with Cash covers and original music by 20 local musicians including The Bo-Stevens, Mystery Hillbillies, John Howie Jr. & the Rosewood Bluff, The Straight 8s, Danny Kay & the Night Lifers, Wafer Thin, Phatlynx, The Gojira Experiment, Creepazoids and Rev. D. Ray & The Shockers.

Top Festive Pick: Fat Saturday Gumbo Fest at Raylen VineyardsRaylen wine Mardi Gras mask and beads

  • Saturday, March 1
  • 1-5PM
  • Raylen Vineyards
  • 3577 US Hwy 158
  • Mocksville, NC
  • Admission: $20/$25
  • raylenvineyards.com

Indulge in the excess of Mardi Gras at Raylen’s Fat Saturday Gumbo Fest. Enjoy live music by Swamp Cats. Your admission price includes gumbo and fixin’s by King’s Creole Food Truck, a glass of Raylen wine and of course some beads.

Top Hollywood Pick: The Oscars® Live Viewing Party at a/perture cinemaaperture cinema

  • Sunday, March 2
  • a/perture cinema
  • 311 W. Fourth St.
  • Tickets: $15 (advance only by Thursday at 5PM)
  • aperturecinema.com (click Party tab in top right)

It’s Hollywood’s Biggest Night! See the Oscars® live on the big screen at a/perture cinema. Celebrate with a reception featuring a wine tasting by Caviste Wine Shop and desserts by Tart Sweets. Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance by Thursday at 5PM.

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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