Weekend Roundup: July 11-14, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: July 11-14, 2013 

Kids’ Summer Movie Series
  • July 11-August 21
  • 10AM
  • Various local cinemas
  • $2.50-$4
  • more info

Beat the heat this summer with Kids’ Summer Movies showing kid-friendly movies at the Grand 18, Carmike Wynnsong and Marketplace Cinema for as low as $2.50, which includes popcorn and a drink. Click here for movie listings, ratings and showtimes.

Top Lunch Pick:
BEats Lunch Break
  • Thursday, July 11
  • 11:30AM-1:30PM
  • Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Admission: FREE
  • more info

Take a break from the usual lunch routine Thursdays throughout July and enjoy food truck dining with Camel City Grill, Bandito Burrito and King Creole food trucks and DJ tunes.

Top Jazz Pick:
Downtown Jazz with
Saundra Crenshaw & Matt marshak
  • Thursday, July 11
  • 6-9PM
  • Corpening Plaza
  • Corner of First & Liberty Streets
  • FREE
  • more info
Bring your lawn chair downtown for free jazz by vocalist Saundra Crenshaw, followed by world-renowned contemporary jazz guitarist Matt Marshak.
Top Historic Pick:
Bethabara Concert Band
& Family Evening
  • Thursday, July 11
  • 6-8:30PM
  • Historic Bethabara Park
  • 2147 Bethabara Rd
  • FREE
  • more info

Bring a chair and the family for the free Bethabara Community Band concert where there will also be wagon hayrides, colonial games for children, and Dino’s hot dogs and 25 cent ice cream cones for purchase.

Top Kids’ Performance Pick:
Way Down Yonder
by Peppercorn Children’s Theatre
  • Friday, July 12 at 11AM
  • Saturday, July 13 11AM & 2PM
  • Sunday, July 14 at 2PM
  • Old Salem, Single Brothers’ House Yard
  • Tickets: $5; 2 & under free
  • more info

Bring your chair for this educational outdoor performance about organic farming as siblings Sol and Luna search for the legendary Paw Paw Patch. Rain location: St. Philips Brick Church at 911 S. Church St., Old Salem.

Top Sweet Pick:
Krispy Kreme’s 76th Birthday Fanfest
  • Saturday, July 13
  • 9AM-12PM
  • Milton Rhodes Center & Winston Square Park
  • FREE
  • more info 

You’re invited to Krispy Kreme’s 76th birthday party, featuring live music, kids activities, arts and crafts for all ages. Witness the unveiling of a series of doughnut sculptures to be decorated and displayed throughout the city later this year and then auctioned off to benefit local arts organizations. Free coffee and doughnuts!

Top Fresh Pick:
Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market
  • Saturday, July 13
  • 9AM-12PM
  • Old Salem
  • more info
Cobblestone Farmers Market graces the historical streets of Old Salem every Saturday! The market sets up from 9AM-12PM. At this nationally recognized producers-only market, you’ll find local veggies, produce, meats, eggs and fresh-baked goods and live music.
Top Charity Pick:
Food Truck Fest
for Wheelchair Basketball
  • Saturday, July 13
  • 1-6PM
  • Burke Street
  • more info

Get your food truck fix while supporting the Triad Trackers’ Wheelchair Basketball team. Food trucks rolling in for the event include Bandito Burrito, Ravens Roost Coffee, King Creole, Camel City Grill, D’s Cakes In A Cup & More, My Dream Cakes, Hickory Tree Turkey BBQ.

Top Funk Pick:
Summer on Trade
  • Saturday, July 13
  • 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • 6th & Trade Streets
  • FREE
  • more info
Bring your lawn chair downtown to the Arts District for free neo-soul funk band A Brand New Life.
Top Block Party Pick:
Second Sundays on Fourth
  • Sunday, July 14
  • 1PM Film; 3PM Block Party
  • Fourth St between Cherry & Marshall Streets
  • more info
Party on Fourth Street starting with Charlie Chaplain films “Sunnyside” and “A Day’s Pleasure” at 1PM for only $5 at a/perture cinema, followed by kids’ activities and live music from Tyler Nail and The Broadcast from Asheville.
Top Behind-the-Scenes Pick:
Reynolda House beat the Heat Tour
  • Sunday, July 14
  • 2:30PM
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • 2250 Reynolda Road
  • Admission: $12 members; $17 non-members
  • more info
Beat the heat and satisfy your curiosity by touring all those usually “off limits” nooks and crannies of Reynolda House. Docents will guide small groups behind the scenes and into the kitchens, laundry, areas below the swimming pool and more. As a bonus, step out onto the former rooftop garden for a rare view of the Lake Katherine wetlands.


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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