Weekend Roundup: January 23-26, 2014

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The Latest News from MyWinston-Salem.com: Small batch beer & our growing Beer Culture

Small Batch Beer Co. Kopper Kitchen

We have a storied beer history in Winston-Salem, NC. In fact, it was once the site of a Schlitz brewery for 30 years – the largest brewery of its time! And current headlining brewery, Foothills Brewing, established in 2004, is quickly gaining national popularity. But recently, the city has seen a real boom in the beer scene. You could even call 2013 “The Year of Beer” in Winston-Salem. Excellent brewers, bars and specialty bottle shops opened over the past year and they have received a warm welcome. My Winston-Salem.com was privileged to be invited to tour and taste at most of these joints and our thirst for quality was not disappointed. (read more about Small Batch Beer Co. and our growing beer culture)


Weekend Events

This Winston-Salem weekend features family fun, a talent show, performances and alpacas! There is not much time left to get your MyWinston-Salem 2014 calendar — now for only $10! Get yours at Coffee Park (also available online), Tart Sweets Bakery and Old Winston Social Club before they sell out! And as always, if you participate in any of these weekend events, or have suggestions for others, please comment below to share the Winston-Salem love.

Top Active Pick: Public Ice SkatingIce Skating at LJVM

  • Daily
  • Skate times vary, call for schedule: (336) 727-2978
  • Joel Coliseum Annex
  • Admission: $6, Skate rental $3
Public ice skating is back at the LJVM Coliseum Annex. Skate times vary daily. Friday Night Ice Jams are held each Friday from 7:30-10PM featuring a DJ and karaoke. Call (336) 727-2978 for information about public skating times and lessons. Group discount rates are available. Note: There is also a spectator fee of $1.

Top Talent Pick: Winston-Salem Shuffle Winston-Salem Shuffle talent show

  • Saturday, January 25
  • 8PM
  • Krankies Coffee
  • 211 E. Third St.
  • Admission: $5
  • ws-shuffle.org

Winston-Salem Shuffle is our own Winston-Salem’s Got Talent. This monthly talent show showcases local singers, musicians, poets and other performers, all competing for prize money.

Top Theatre Pick: “When Pigs Fly”When Pigs Fly

  • Thursday-Saturday, January 23-25 at 8PM
  • Sunday, January 26 at 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 Northwest Blvd
  • Tickets: $14-$16
  • wstheatrealliance.org

This award-winning musical combines outrageous visual humor, and gay wordplay as it portrays the story of a live-out-loud genius costume designer who imagines the show of his wildest dreams.

Top Farm Pick: Diastole Alpaca Farm Winter OutingDiastole Alpaca Farm

  • Sunday, January 26
  • 10AM-4PM
  • Diastole Alpaca Farm
  • 2651 Morris Meadow Lane
  • Walkertown, NC
  • FREE
  • diastolealpacafarm.com

Save the drama for your mama, cause these ain’t llamas (I just learned). But alpacas do resemble llamas. Learn more and tour Diastole Alpaca Farm and see an alpaca up close at their Winter Outing. Farm tours, yarn-spinning demonstrations and a wine tasting of local Brandon Hills Vineyard are highlights. There will be farm products from LinCrest Farm and other locals available for purchase, including local alpaca and llama yarns and fleece.


  • Sunday, January 26
  • 2-5PM
  • SciWorks
  • Hanes Mill Rd.
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd
  • Contest included in SciWorks admission: Adults $11; Kids $9
  • sciworks.org

Let your little engineers build with Keva® blocks for prizes at SciWorks! Teams must register by noon or ahead by emailing amccauley@sciworks.org.

Top Screening Pick: Downton AbbeyDowntown Abbey

Experience the new episodes of the wildly popular PBS televisions show Downton Abbey on the big screen for FREE each Sunday at 9PM at a/perture cinema, Winston-Salem’s art house cinema.
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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