Weekend Roundup: January 30-February 2, 2014

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The Latest News from MyWinston-Salem.com: Hoots Roller Bar & Our Growing Beer Culture

Hoots menu

One of the many gems of the newly renovated West End Mill Works, Hoots Roller Bar is named after its location in the old Hoots Roller Mill. It is a developing brewery, currently serving “blue collar classics” as well as other favorites, and their own brews are in the works. You can even find Coors Banquet Beer here. (read more about Hoots Roller Bar and our growing beer culture)



Weekend Events

This Winston-Salem weekend features ballet, opera, a black history tour and Valentine crafts! Only through this weekend can you 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 PERFORMANCE Pick: THE Tales of Hoffmann (opera)UNCSA Box Office

  • Friday, January 31at 7:30PM
  • Sunday, February 2 at 2PM
  • Stevens Center
  • 405 W. Fourth St.
  • Admission: $15; Students $13
  • uncsa.edu/performances
The A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute presents the romantic endeavors of Hoffman, whose every attempt at love is thwarted by a devilish character. The score by Offenbach is touted as one of the most expressive in all of French opera.

Top Black History Pick: THE Hidden Legacy Tour at Old SalemOld Salem Pottery

  • Saturday, February 1 at 11AM & 3PM
  • Old Salem
  • Frank L. Horton Museum Center
  • 924 S. Main St
  • Admission: Included in Old Salem all-in-one ticket ($21; $11), or separately for $11 for adults; $5 for kids ages 6-16.
  • oldsalem.org

This tour focuses on the African American stories behind some of the most iconic artifacts at the Museum of Southeastern Decorative Arts’ (MESDA) including furniture, pottery, and paintings. The tour will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays in February. Tour lasts 45 minutes.

Top KIDS’ PERFORMANCE Pick: THE Tales of Beatrix PotterTales of Beatrix Potter

  • Saturday, February 1 at 11AM & 2PM
  • Sunday, February 2 at 2PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Admission: $18.50
  • rhodescenterforthearts.org

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet presents “Tales of Beatrix Potter.” This performance is especially for the young and for those who love the stories of Peter Rabbit. If you enjoyed the Festival Ballet’s Fairy Tale Series, then you’ll love this. A family four-pack is available for $60, a $14 savings. If ordering online, enter discount code: “FamilyB”.

Top FAMILY Pick: Valentine WorkshopReynolda House Valentine Workshop

  • Sunday, February 2
  • 2-5PM
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • 2250 Reynolda Rd
  • Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members
  • reynoldahouse.org

Kids 1st-6th grades will craft Valentine’s cards. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Art supplies and refreshments will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited.

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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