My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for July 20-22, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of July 20-22, 2012

 

Top Family Pick:
Bubblebration

  • Friday, July 20, 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Civic Plaza Park in Downtown WS (Greenspace on Fourth St. beside Downtown Thai)
  • FREE (Bring canned food donation)
  • www.bubblebration.com
  • Release your inner kid and blow some bubbles at Bubblebration. Receive a raffle ticket to win a gift card to Noble's Grille when you bring a can of food to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank.
  • Bring Your Own Bubbles! Pets welcome!
 
 
 
 

Top Music Pick:
Patterson Hood, the Downtown Rumblers & Hiss Golden Messenger

  • Friday, July 20, 8pm
  • SECCA
  • 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $22.50 advance general admission/$27 day of event
  • www.SECCA.org
  • Grammy award-winner Patterson Hood, the Downtown Rumblers & Hiss Golden Messenger will perform. Joaquin's – Curb Cuisine and Foothills brews will be available beginning at 6
 
 
 

Top Theatre Pick:
Stained Glass Playhouse Production
"Annie Get Your Gun"

  • Friday-Sunday, July 20-22 8pm
  • Stained Glass Playhouse
  • 4401 Indiana Ave, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets $15/$10
  • www.stainedglassplayhouse.org
  • This production of Irving Berlin's musical comedy presents the story of sharpshooting Annie Oakley who was discovered by Colonel Buffalo Bill Cody and then joined his Wild West Show. Also showing August 3, 4.

Top Craft Pick:
Krankies Craft Fair

  • Saturday, July 21, 10am-3pm
  • Krankies Coffee
  • 211 E. 3rd St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Admission is FREE
  • www.krankiescoffee.com
  • Shop local and support local artisans and crafters at Krankies' semi-annual craft fair.
 
 
 
 
Top Adult Theatre Pick*
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance Presents
:
Spring Awakening (Triad Premiere!)
  • Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21 at 8pm, Sunday, July 22 at 2pm
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd
  • Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Tickets: $16/$14
  • www.wstheatrealliance.org
  • This is the Triad premiere of this Tony award winning play! The musical about the teen years in late-19th century Germany, is based on the play by Frank Wedekind, features music from Duncan Sheik and won 8 Tony awards, including best musical in 2007. Runs through July 29th.
          *Contains nudity and sexual situations.
 
 
 
Downtown Jazz with Urban Jazz Coalition
  • Friday, July 20, 6-9pm
  • Corpening Plaza – Downtown Winston-Salem, NC
  • FREE
  • www.dwsp.org
  • Sponsored by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. Enjoy smooth jazz by the six members of Urban Jazz Coalition in an outdoor setting. Lawn chairs welcome.
 
Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem
  • Saturday, July 21, 9am-Noon
  • Old Salem
  • Admission FREE
  • www.oldsalem.org
  • Fresh local produce and baked goods from over 20 mostly organic farmers and vendors with verified sustainable practices, set up in the historic setting of Old Salem. Cash and checks accepted. ATM available.
 
 
Smalltown Gossip CD Release Show
"Changing of the Guard"
  • Saturday, July 21, 7pm
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tickets: $12
  • www.rhodesartscenter.org
  • Hear Smalltown Gossip during this CD release party for their latest album, "Changing of the Guard", with opening act Haely Dreis.
 
 
 
Summer on Trade: Envision
  • Saturday, July 21 7-10pm
  • 6th & Trade Streets, Winston-Salem, NC
  • FREE
  • www.dwsp.org
  • Summer on Trade is sponsored by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. Enjoy the band Envision, performing Motown and Beach music. Lawn chairs welcome.
The Darnell Woodies CD Release Party
  "Dancing on Your Grave"
 
 
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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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