My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for July 26-29, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of July 26-29, 2012

Top Pet Pick:
Rabies Clinic

  • July 21-28, 2012
  • Arcadia Veterinary Hospital
  • 12203 N NC Hwy 150 (Peters Creek Parkway, Past Oliver's Crossing)
  • Winston Salem, NC 27127
  • 336-775-5700 – Call for hours.

Top Music Pick:
The Joe Riley Band

  • Saturday, July 28, 10pm
  • Old Winston Social Club
  • 1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Enjoy the Jo Riley band as they play rock hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

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

  • Friday & Saturday, July 27-28 at 8pm and Sunday, July 29 at 3pm
  • Stained Glass Playhouse
  • 4401 Indiana Ave, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets $15/$10
  • 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 Outdoor Pick:
Mission Fun Run

  • Saturday, July 28, 9am
  • Gateway Family Practice (near Old Salem)
  • FREE
  • This Fun Run is to prepare folks for the upcoming Mission 5k on August 11th. There are 1 and 3 mile routes available on the greenway near Old Salem with inspirational stops along the way to keep runners motivated. All paces and abilities welcome. Bring the kids, but please leave pets at home. Register for the Mission 5k at the Fun Run and be entered to win a pair of New Balance sneakers.
Top Adult Theatre Pick*
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance Presents
Spring Awakening (Triad Premiere!)
  • Friday & Saturday, July 27 & 28 at 8pm, Sunday, July 29 at 2pm
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd
  • Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Tickets: $16/$14
  • 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.
          *Contains nudity and sexual situations.
Top Charity Pick: Old Salem
2nd Annual World Cup Foosball Tournament
  • Saturday, July 28, 7-10pm
  • Old Salem Visitor Center
  • $25/team (with a New Benefactors of Old Salem member on the team)
  • $30/team (without a New Benefactor member)
  • $12/pp
  • The New Benefactors of Old Salem & Womble Carlyle host this benefit for Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Two-person teams will compete in this bracket-style tournament. Entry fee includes an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Teams must register by July 23rd to

Top Family Pick:
Peppercornival Carnival

  • Sunday, July 29, 1-4PM
  • Community Arts Cafe
  • 411 W. 4th St, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $10/kids, adults free with paid admission of a child
  • Enjoy an afternoon of fun and games in a carnival setting at Community Arts Cafe. Fun includes a magic show, drama mask craft, caricature artist, tie-dying by Parties2Dye4, face painting, Wolfies frozen custard and a silent auction.
Music in the Courtyard
  • Thursday, July 26, pm
  • Stratford Village Shopping Center Courtyard (Blue Ridge Ice Cream & Midtown Cafe)
  • FREE
  • The Music in the Courtyard series has been missed this summer, but it's back, at least for this week with the Mount Tabor Girls' a cappella group, the Spartanettes. Plus, enjoy 10% off ice cream at Blue Ridge Ice Cream.

Downtown Jazz with the Winston All-Stars

  • Friday, July 27, 6-9pm
  • Corpening Plaza – Downtown Winston-Salem
  • FREE
  • Sponsored by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. Enjoy smooth jazz by the Winston All-Stars in an outdoor setting. Lawn chairs welcome.
Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem
  • Saturday, July 28, 9am-Noon
  • Old Salem
  • Admission FREE
  • 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.

Summer on Trade: The Bo Stevens Band

  • Saturday, July 28, 7-10pm
  • 6th & Trade Streets, Winston-Salem, NC
  • FREE
  • Summer on Trade is sponsored by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. Enjoy the Bo Stevens performing rockabilly/honky tonk music. Lawn chairs welcome.
Classic Movie Night at Cookies + Cream
  • Saturday, July 28 at 8:30pm
  • Cookies + Cream
  • 5395 Robinhood Village Dr., Winston-Salem
  • FREE
  • Classic Movie Night showing Who Framed Roger Rabbit. $1 Cones for kids 12 & under.
Reynolda House
From the Main Line to Tobacco Road
  • The Architecture of Charles Barton Keen
  • Sunday, July 29, 3pm
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • FREE
  • Margaret Supplee Smith, Professor Emerita at Wake Forest University, will lecture on Charles Barton Keen, the architect designer of the Reynolda estate and homes for textile and tobacco magnates of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte, Durham, Concord and Roaring Gap. Learn how Keen's traditional designs for the New South elite legitimized their aspirations.
Dr. Dog
  • Sunday, July 29, 8pm (doors open at 7pm)
  • Ziggy's
  • 170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem
  • $17 advance/$20 at door
  • Dr. Dog plays ramshackle rock ‘n’ roll reveries. This critically adored band is committed to cultivating a stripped-down live sound. Holy Ghost Tent Revival will open the show. Facebook Page
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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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