Weekend Roundup: March 13-16, 2014

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This weekend, celebrate the luck o’ the Irish at St. Patrick’s Day parties, runs, a dark comedy theatre production, Cherokee tales told through puppetry, beloved opera and more! But first, we need your help…

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Top Art Pick: American Moderns: 1910-1960 From O’Keeffe to RockwellNorman Rockwell Tattoo Artist

  • Exhibit open through May 4
  • 9:30AM-4:30PM
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • 2250 Reynolda Rd
  • Admission: $14
  • www.reynoldahouse.org
This exhibit is a must-see! Familiar paintings by American greats that you may have only seen in college posters and coffee table books. The exhibit, from the Brooklyn Museum, showcases 53 paintings and four sculptures, featuring some of the most well-known American artists from 1910-1960. The showcase includes Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Grandma Moses, Arthur Dove, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. The exhibit runs through May 4, 2014.

Top THEATRE Pick: “Gruesome Playground Injuries”arms with wounds playground injuries

  • Thursday, March 13-Saturday, March 15 at 8:00PM
  • Sunday, March 16 at 2:00PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Tickets: $18/$20
  • rhodesartscenter.org

The Paper Lantern Theatre Company presents this wondrous and strange dark comedy exploring the intersecting lives of two friends as they compare scars they’ve accumulated in life.

TOP KIDS’ PICK: CHEROKEE FOLK TALES PUPPET SHOWPuppet Theater Old Salem

  • Friday, March 14 at 10:00AM, 10:30AM, 11:00AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM & 1:00PM
  • Frank L. Horton Museum, Old Salem 600 S. Main Street
  • Admission: $2 per person or included with all-in-one ticket
  • oldsalem.org

Children can experience the mystical folk tales of the Cherokee at this puppet show in Old Salem.

Top Opera Pick: South Pacific by Piedmont OperaSouth Pacific Piedmont Opera

  • Friday, March 14 at 8:00PM
  • Sunday, March 16 at 2:00PM
  • Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30PM
  • Stevens Center
  • 405 W. Fourth St.
  • Tickets; $15-$80
  • www.piedmontopera.org

This beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein opera explores young love amidst the obstacles of war and life following World War II.

Top Sporty Pick: St. Leo’s 5K/10KSt. Leo Run

  • Saturday, March 15
  • 8:00AM
  • St. Leo’s School
  • 333 Springdale Ave
  • $35-$50
  • more info

This is the 19th annual St. Leo’s race. Run through the beautiful Buena Vista neighborhood. Choose from a 5K, 10K, or 1 mile Fun Run course. Prizes awarded for best St. Patrick’s Day costume! Consider carb-loading the night before at the St. Leo’s pasta dinner. Proceeds benefit St. Leo’s children’s programs.

Top St. PADDY’S Day Pick: St. Patrick’s Day at Finnigan’s WakeFinnigan's Wake

Trade Street will close for Finnigan’s Wake all-day and into the wee hours. St. Patrick’s Day festivities include three entertainment stages featuring Irish music, Irish dancers and other bands. There will also be a family-friendly tent this year from 11AM-2PM with performers, a magician and balloon artist. Ticket includes full buffet beginning with breakfast at 7AM. A full funeral procession at 2PM and 9PM,

Top Trippy Pick: SciWorks Laser Light ShowSciWorksLaserShow

  • Saturday, March 15
  • 6:30PM (R.E.M.) & 8:00PM (Pink Floyd)
  • SciWorks
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd.
  • $6 per show or $10 for both
  • sciworks.org

Enjoy Pink Floyd like never before with a synchronized laser light show in the dome of the SciWorks planetarium. R.E.M. at 6:30PM, and Pink Floyd at 8:00PM. Exhibits and outdoor park will not be open.

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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