Weekend Roundup: January 9-12, 2014

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Got cabin fever from being cooped up in this polar vortex weather? Get out of the house this weekend and enjoy some great music, family events, screenings and even make your own animation! It’s not to late to start your New Year off right with a fresh new MyWinston-Salem.com 2014 calendar — now for only $10! Get yours at Coffee Park (also available online), Re-Tale, 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, 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. 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 Kids’ Theatre pick: “Peter Pan”Peter Pan

  • Friday, January 10 at 10AM
  • Saturday, January 11 at 11AM
  • Children’s theatre of Winston-Salem
  • Arts Council Theatre
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • Admission: $10-$14
  • childrenstheatrews.org

The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem presents an interpretation of the classic children’s story “Peter Pan,” in which a group of children imagine flying to Neverland and taking on Captain Hook.

Top Americana Pick: MipsoMipso

  • Friday, January 10
  • 9PM
  • The Garage
  • 110 W. 7th St.
  • Admission: $8
  • Have a listen

The Mipso Trio from Chapel Hill is quickly becoming a Bluegrass favorite as they tour across the South and Northeast. Catch them while they’re in town at The Garage for only $8 so you can say you “saw them when….”



  • Saturday, January 11
  • 10AM
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)
  • 750 Marguerite Dr.
  • FREE
  • secca.org

At the January “Second Saturday Morning at SECCA” families can create art in the SECCA lobby and enjoy cartoons in the auditorium. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.


Top family Pick: Animation Creation at sciworksSciWorks Kaplan Stop Motion animation

  • Sunday, January 12
  • 2-5PM
  • SciWorks
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd
  • Admission: $15/family for members; $25/family non-members
  • sciworks.org

Got a story? Families can create their own animated short films using drawings or materials and Kaplan Learning Company’s new stop action movie software, then show off your work at the “Animation Showcase.” Space is limited to 10 families.


Top Charity Pick: Charlie’s ChariotCharlie Cook

Friends of Charlie Cook have rallied to help him raise funds to convert his car to be wheelchair accessible. Charlie hasn’t always been in a wheelchair. After slipping and falling on a rock a year ago, he was left without use of his legs and limited use of his arms. With a winning personality, we’d love to see more of this cool guy out and about! See six bands (Billsfault, Buddy Rowe Band, Katelyn Marks, be the moon, T. D. Dubois Band and Chelsea Sorrell!) and peruse the silent auction full of great items to help get Charlie on his way! If you are not able to attend, but would still like to donate, click here.

Top Brass Music Pick: Class Brass!Carolina Chamber Symphony Winter Music Festival

As part of the Carolina Music Festival, the Carolina Chamber Symphony will be hosting a 10-piece brass ensemble of star brass musicians of the Triad playing music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Donations requested for admission.


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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