Weekend Roundup for June 27-30, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: June 27-30, 2013

Kids’ Summer Movie Series
  • June 27-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 Kids’ Pick:
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Peppercorn Children’s Theatre
  • June 28-30
  • Friday at 11AM
  • Saturday at 11AM & 2PM
  • Sunday at 2PM
  • The Children’s Home
  • 1001 Reynolda Rd
  • Tickets: $5
  • www.peppercorntheatre.org

It’s a musical adaptation of the classic Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Enjoy the tale of Captain Nemo & crew as they battle a giant squid and other sea creatures. The performance features handcrafted puppets & shadow puppetry to bring this epic underwater voyage to life.

Top Cinema Pick:
Much ado about Nothing
  • Friday – 3:45, 6:15 & 8:45PM
  • Saturday-Sunday – 1:15, 3:45, 6:15 & 8:45PM
  • a/perture cinema
  • 311 West Fourth St.
  • Tickets:
  • www.aperturecinema.com

Joss Whedon gives this classic Shakespearean comedy (using original text) a contemporary spin.

Top Sports Pick:
Popsicle Fun Run
Bring the family for a no-pressure walk/run and receive a cold treat and the chance to win prizes at the finish line! Both 1.5 mile and 3 mile routes are available through the Buena Vista neighborhood. The run is un-timed and streets will not be closed, so sidewalk usage is encouraged.
Top Fresh Pick:
Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market
  • Saturday, June 29
  • 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 Performance Pick:
“The Marvelous Wonderettes”

This sell-out show added a performance for this weekend! Go back in time to the 1958 Springfield High prom and learn about the lives and loves of the Marvelous Wonderettes as they perform over 25 classics from the era like “Dream Lover”, “Lipstick on Your Collar” and “It’s My Party.”

Top Outdoor Music Pick:
Summer on Trade
  • Saturday, June 29
  • 7-10PM
  • 6th & Trade Streets
  • FREE
  • www.dwsp.org
Bring the family and the lawn chairs to enjoy The Mighty Eliminators playing their “old school variety” music. Also taking place at Summer on Trade from 7-9PM is the Jenga Mingle, “Building community one block at a time.” The previous Jenga Mingle was a big hit.
Top Music Pick:
Sarah Siskind

Sarah Siskind is a reglar performer on NPR and has toured with Bon Iver and The Swell Season. Presented by NewSong Music.

Top Patriotic Pick:
Historic Bethabara Independence Celebration

The historic Moravian communities of Bethabara, Bethania and Salem were the first in North Carolina to celebrate America’s independence in 1783. Join Bethabara in an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration including ice cream, live music, wagon hayrides and independence-themed activities.


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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