Weekend Roundup For March 28-31, 2013

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Easter Weekend Roundup: March 28-31, 2013

Top Family Pick:
Spring Festival & Easter Egg Hunt
  • Friday, March 29
  • 10AM-12PM
  • Gateway YWCA
  • 1300 S. Main St
  • Free
  • www.ywcaws.org
Join in the Spring festivities, including games, prizes, crafts and an Easter egg hunt. Information about health and wellness will be available too. 
Top Country Pick:
Stand By Your Man:
The Tammy Wynette Story
  • March 29-30
  • Friday at 8PM
  • Saturday at 4PM & 8PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd
  • Tickets: $16; seniors/students $14
  • www.wstheatrealliance.org
This dramatic production of the turbulent life and love life of the First Lady of Country includes 26 of Tammy Wynette's songs, including "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Til I Can Make it On My Own" and "Golden Ring". In previous weekends, the show sold out and added these extra shows.
Top Historical Pick:
Old Salem Easter Festival
  • Saturday, March 30
  • 9:30AM-4:30PM
  • Old Salem
  • 900 Old Salem Rd.
  • Tickets: $10/$21
  • www.oldsalem.org
Old Salem offers heritage Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt at 10:30AM (ticket required for parent and child participation – children under 6 are admitted FREE). Other activities include Easter egg painting, traditional Easter egg dying, afternoon vespers and story time.
Top Easter Service Pick:
Easter Sunrise Service of the Moravian Church
Thousands gather outside Home Moravian Church in Salem Square for the largest Easter sunrise service in the country. An honored Winston-Salem tradition, this service has been held annually since 1772. After a brief message, worshippers follow the sound of the Church Bands of over 500 members to the cemetery (God's Acre). The service will be broadcast by WSJS, as it has been since 1930.
Top Cinema Classic:
George Cukor's "Camille"
  • Sunday, March 31
  • 2PM
  • Reynolda House Museum
  • 2250 Reynolda Rd
  • Admission: Members/students $5; non-Members $10
  • www.reynoldahouse.org
In conjunction with their Star Power exhibit of Edward Steichen's Glamour photography of the 1920's, Reynolda House will hold these Star Power Sunday Matinees. This Sunday's Star Power matinee is screening George Cukor's 1936 Camille. The film is curated and introduced by Dale Pollock, film critic and professor of cinema studies at UNCSA.
Top Upcoming pick:
RiverRun International Film Festival
  • April 12-21
  • a/perture cinema, SECCA, The Stevens Center, Hanesbrands Theater, UNCSA
  • Tickets: Free/$5/$10
  • www.riverunfilm.com
The Festival will screen more than 143 films from 35 countries, bringing filmmakers and other industry professionals to Winston-Salem from around the world. Many films sell out in advance, so it is recommended to purchase them now at www.riverrunfilm.com.
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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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