My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for February 7-10, 2013

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of February 7-10, 2013

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Top Film Pick:
SECCA Screening of "Taxi Driver"

  • Thursday, February 6, 2013
  • 7PM
  • SECCA (Southeast Center for Contemporary Art)
  • 750 Marguerite Dr.
  • Admission: $5/door
This iconic film by director Martin Scorsese was one of the influences of artist Frank Selby, whose work is currently on exhibit at SECCA.
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Top Family Fun Pick:
Apollo 13: Mission Control

  • Now through February 10, 2013
  • Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
  • 251 N. Spruce St.
  • Admission: $18.50-$42.50
This East Coast premier of Apollo 13: Mission Control runs through February 10, 2013. Become a part of the live interactive story as three American astronauts trapped 200,000 miles from Earth fight for their lives. Audience members seated at mission control panel seats must make critical decisions to bring them home. Interactive mission control station seats are $42.50, or if you prefer to watch, the press gallery seats are $18.50. Family 4-pack console tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for $118.

Top Theatre Pick:
Festival Stage: 33 Variations

  • Thursday, February 7 at 7:30PM
  • Friday-Sunday, February 8-10 at 8PM
  • Saturday & Sunday, February 9 & 10 at 2PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Tickets: $8.50-$53
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 child under 5 years old admitted.
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Top Food Pick:
Kiwanis Pancake Jamboree

  • Friday, February 8, 2013
  • 6:30AM-8PM
  • Benton Convention Center
  • 301 W. Fifth St.
  • Admission: $6 adults; $3 kids
Enjoy all you can eat pancakes and sausage while listening to live music at the 56th Annual Twin City Kiwanis Pancake Jamboree. Proceeds benefit the Twin City Kiwanis Club's youth programs.
Carolina Chamber Symphony Players Gershwin's Porgy Bess

Top Music Pick: Gershwin's
Porgy & Bess for Piano & Violin

Opus 2, featuring violinist William Terwillinger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock, will perform Jascha Heifetz' arrangements of music from Gershwin's famed folk opera Porgy & Bess. Vocalist Clara O'Brien will join them to sing Gershwin's songs. Presented by Carolina Chamber Symphony Players and Wake Forest University Department of Music.
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A Valentine's to Remember

  • Saturday, February 9, 2013
  • 1-5PM
  • Westbend Vineyards & Brewhouse
  • 5394 Williams Rd, Lewisville
  • Admission: FREE

Enjoy the award-winning wines or craft beers of Westbend Vineyards while listening to live Bluegrass music (tasting room) or DJ (brewery). Admission is free and includes a souvenir wine glass. In honor of the 1st anniversary of the Brewhouse, a special beer will be released! Also join them for the Port, Stout & Stogie event, which costs $10 and requires reservations (866) 901-5032. 

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Twin City Stage:
Lend Me a Tenor

  • Friday & Saturday, February 7-9 at 8PM
  • Sunday, February 10 at 2PM
  • Twin City Stage
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • Tickets: $18-22
In this classic farce of American theatre, world-renowned tenor Tito Morelli, attends a fundraiser at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. A series of comical plot twists follow, cases of mistaken identity, and a good dose of double entendres. Local television anchor Lanie Pope will play the role of Julia on February 1, 3, 9 & 10.
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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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