My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for January 24-27, 2013

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Top Picks For What To Do In Winston-Salem
Weekend Of January 24-27, 2013

ice skating skate ljvm coliseum annex public

Top Family Fun Pick:
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.
SECCA teacher night brooke haycock

Top Educator Pick:
SECCA's Teacher Night
With Brooke Haycock

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • 6PM
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)
  • 750 Marguerite Dr
  • FREE
  • www.secca.org
For teachers and educators, Teacher Night at SECCA is an opportunity to take a social studies tour of the exhibits, snag materials on ways to connect the classroom with contemporary art and socialize with colleagues over wine and refreshments. Brooke Haycock will perform her one-woman show about issues of equity in schools.
SciWorks Apollo 13 mission control astronaut

Top Kids' Pick:
"Apollo 13 Mission Control"

  • Friday, January 25, 2013
  • 11AM
  • SciWorks
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd.
  • Admission (Show is included in SciWorks admission): Adults $11; Seniors & Youth (ages 4-19) $9; Under age 4 FREE
  • www.sciworks.org
Two of the cast members (astronauts) from "Apollo 13: Mission Control" will tell the story of the mission and give audience members the opportunity to try on an “Apollo 13: Mission Control” spacesuit. 
Murder Mystery Weekend graylyn estate

Top Mystery Pick:
Murder Mystery Weekend
At Graylyn

  • Friday-Sunday, January 25-27, 2013
  • Graylyn Estate
  • 1900 Reynolda Rd.
  • Cost: $359 per person
  • www.graylyn.com
The Murder Mystery Weekend includes an interactive mystery adventure by the producers of the "world's most famous Murder Mystery Weekend," two nights accommodations, and all meals (cash bar).
piedmont poetry slam women of the world garage open mic

Open Mic Night &
Piedmont Poetry Slam

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • 8-10:30PM
  • The Garage
  • 110 W. 7th St.
  • Cover $5
  • www.the-garage.ws
Open Mic Night begins at 8PM (if you plan to perform, registration is from 7:45-8:15PM). At 9:30PM, the Piedmont Slam Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS) qualifier begins. The winner will represent Piedmont SLAM at WOWPS in Minneapolis, MN March 6-9, 2013.
Apollo 13 mission control milton rhodes center arts

Apollo 13: Mission Control

  • Saturday, January 26 at 7:30PM
  • Sunday, January 27 at 2PM
  • Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
  • 251 N. Spruce St.
  • Admission: $18.50-$42
  • www.rhodesartscenter.org
This East Coast premier of Apollo 13: Mission Control runs through February 3, 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 in “Mission Control” must make critical decisions to bring them home. Interactive "Mission Control Station" seats are $42, or if you prefer a view from on high (without the Mission Control Station), the press gallery seats are $18.50. Family 4-pack console tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for $118. 
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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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