My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for January 17-21, 2013

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of January 17-21, 2013

ice skating skate ljvm coliseum annex public

Top Family Fun Pik:
Public Ice Skating

  • Now through January 31, 2013
  • Skate times vary, see schedule
  • Joel Coliseum Annex
  • Admission: $6, skate rental $3
  • www.ljvm.com
Public ice skating is back at the LJVM Coliseum Annex. Skate times vary daily. Call (336) 727-2978 for information about public skating times and lessons. Special events include Friday Night Ice Jams. Group discount rates are available. Note: There is also a spectator fee of $1.
sweet potatoes well shut my mouth a restaurant 10th anniversary

Top Foodie Pick: Sweet Potatoes 10th Anniversary

  • Thursday, January 17, 2013
  • 8-11PM
  • Sweet Potatoes (well shut my mouth!!) a Restaurant
  • 529 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem
  • www.sweetpotatoes.ws
Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of good eatin' at Sweet Potatoes (well shut my mouth) a Restaurant. Live music by Keith Byrd and Chris Murrell.
festival stage jacks jokers casino night

Top Fun Night Out Pick: Jacks & Jokers Casino Night

  • Friday, January 18, 2013
  • 8PM-12AM
  • Millennium Center Speakeasy (lower level; enter at Liberty St.)
  • Tickets: In advance, $50 general admission; $75 VIP (first 50 only); at door $75/$125
  • www.jacksandjokers.info
Dress the part for this Jazz Age-style party presented by Festival Stage. Enjoy live music, play blackjack, craps, poker and roulette. Open wine/beer bar, hors d'oeuvres and gaming chips are included with general admission; or upgrade to VIP status for a private room with an open cocktail bar. Prizes awarded to top winners, door prizes. Costumes strongly encouraged. Must be age 21 and up.
old salem seed swap slow food piedmont potluck

Top Gardening Pick:
Seed Swap & Potluck

  • Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • 9AM-1:30PM
  • Single Brothers Workshop, Old Salem
  • FREE
  • www.oldsalem.org
This annual event, presented by Slow Food Piedmont, welcomes first-time growers as well as experienced gardeners. Swap seeds and gardening wisdom and bring a dish to share. Beverages provided.
forsyth astronomical society stargazing sciworks star

Top Outdoor Pick:
Stargazing at SciWorks

  • Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • 6:30-8:30PM
  • SciWorks parking lot
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd.
  • FREE
  • www.fas37.org
Join the Forsyth County Astronomical Society for stargazing in the SciWorks parking lot, weather permitting. Get a new telescope for Christmas? Want some pointers? Interested in viewing but don't have a scope? All are welcome. If you have one, please bring your scope and share your knowledge of the night sky with the community! Arrive by sunset (5:35PM) to set up. As of today, the Accuweather forecast for Saturday is "Very Good" for stargazing, though chilly, so dress warmly!
MLK celebration WFU Gospel Fest choir martin luther king jr. day

Top MLK, Jr. Day Pick:
WFU GospelFest

  • Sunday, January 20, 2013
  • 3PM
  • Brendle Recital Hall, WFU
  • General Admission: $5; Children under 12 & WFU Students with ID FREE
  • www.wfu.edu/multicultural
This large-scale gospel singing is an annual Wake Forest University event held to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's GospelFest will feature singer VaShawn Mitchell and the WFU Gospel Choir.
scooby doo live show

Top Kids Pick: Scooby Doo Live

  • Monday, January 21, 2013
  • 4PM
  • LJVM Coliseum
  • Tickets: $14-$45
  • www.ljvm.com
Parents and kids alike will enjoy this live musical production of our favorite mystery solving dog, Scooby Doo, and his team.
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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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