Weekend Roundup: July 18-21, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: July 18-21, 2013 

Kids’ Summer Movie Series
  • July 18-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 18
  • 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, King Creole, and Ice Queen food trucks. Local art will be on display for purchase. DJ tunes and dancing in Hanesbrands Theatre.

Top Sports Pick:
Ball Person Tryouts for
Winston-Salem Open
  • Friday, July 19 at 4PM
  • Saturday, July 20 at 10AM
  • Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center
  • 100 W. 32nd St
  • more info
Ball person tryouts for the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament will be held this Friday and Saturday. Applicants must be at least 13 years of age, know how to keep score and be able to attend training sessions. For more information, click here.
Top Theatre Pick:
Avenue Q
  • Friday, July 19 at 8PM
  • Saturday, July 20 at 4PM & 8PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd
  • Tickets: $14-$16
  • www.wstheatrealliance.org
This spoof is back by popular demand, telling the story of a recent college graduate who returns to his New York neighborhood to discover that it is not as ordinary as he thought. Note: Recommended for mature audiences. Strong language and adult situations depicted.
Top Fresh Pick:
Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market
  • Saturday, July 20
  • 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 Vineyard Pick:
Raylen’s Howl at the Moon Festival
  • Saturday, July 20
  • 5-9PM
  • Raylen Vineyards & Winery
  • 3577 Hwy 158, Mocksville, NC
  • $10 entry includes a serving of wine & souvenir glass
  • www.raylenvineyards.com

This popular annual event is Raylen Vineyard’s only nighttime event of the year. Live music by the Vagabond Saints Society. Have your photo taken with River, the wolf ambassador from Full Moon Farms. Food from Full Moon Oyster Bar available for purchase. Picnics, lawn chairs and flip-flops welcome.

Top Pet Owner Pick:
Cesar Millan: Live!
  • Saturday, July 20
  • 8-10PM
  • LJVM Coliseum
  • 2825 University Pkwy
  • Tickets: $45-$135
  • more info

Want to be a dog whisperer? Famous dog trainer Cesar Millan will explain his dog-training philosophy and demonstrate methods with multiple dogs. Note: The first four rows include a meet and greet.

Top Fast Pick:
Bowman Gray Racing,
Monster Trucks & Demolition Derby

North Carolina’s first and longest-running weekly track heats up this Saturday with two 25-lap modified races, one 20-lap street stock race, stadium stock race, monster truck car-crushing and demolition derby. Coolers welcome. No alcohol.

Top National Ice Cream Day Pick:
The Big Chill
  • Sunday, July 21
  • 3-6PM
  • Grace Court Park, West End
  • 931 W. Fourth St
  • Tickets: $5 adults, $3 children, $10 families of 4
  • more info
Beat the heat and help a good cause. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with The Shalom Project and their annual ice cream social fund-raiser. The event boasts local celebrities “sitting on ice” to raise more funds, live music and games for kids. The Shalom Project is a Winston Salem charity that feeds the hungry, offers clothing to those in need, tutors at risk children and cares for the sick.


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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