Weekend Roundup: March 6-9, 2014

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What a fun weekend full of art, more art, free kids’ activities, world-class banjo music and the city’s best Bloody Mary’s! 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 Art Pick: First Friday Gallery HopDADA First Friday Gallery Hop

  • Friday, March 7
  • 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • Sixth & Trade Streets
  • FREE
  • www.dadaws.org

After all this ice and snow, it’s time to get out again! The first Friday of every month, head downtown to the Arts District for First Friday Gallery Hop. Explore brand fresh gallery exhibits, live music, dancing in the streets, a free drum circle and more!

Top Charity Pick: Meals on Wheels Art SaleCartoon Painter Will Paint for Food

  • Saturday, March 8
  • 10AM-5PM
  • Senior Service Center
  • 2895 Shorefair Dr (near Dixie Classic Fairgrounds)
  • Admittance: FREE
  • seniorservicesinc.org

Add beauty to your home while helping feed our elderly during this fourth annual art sale. Art of all mediums, sizes and prices will be sold and artists will donate a generous portion of the proceeds to the Meals on Wheels program. In all, 48 artists’ works will be represented. The event is located at the Senior Service Center, at the corner of Deacon Blvd and Shorefair Drive (just behind the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds).

Top Kids’ Pick: Community Day at SECCAVintage Print of Boy Holding Banjo

  • Saturday, March 8
  • 1-3PM
  • 750 Marguerite Dr
  • FREE
  • secca.org

Banjo! Every second Saturday, SECCA hosts a community day with arts and crafts and other activities for children. This second Saturday is a prelude to the evening’s concert with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn (see details below), so the theme is traditional music. Kids can enjoy an “instrument petting zoo,” storytelling, crafts and more. Weather permitting, the event will be held outside, allowing families to enjoy the lovely grounds at SECCA.

Top Music Pick: Béla Fleck & Abigail WashburnBela Fleck and Banjo

  • Saturday, March 8
  • 5PM (sold out) & 7:30PM
  • 750 Marguerite Dr
  • Tickets: $45/$35
  • secca.org

Béla Fleck has been called the world’s premiere banjo player. With his innovative playing style, he has “reinvented the perception and sound” of the banjo. As part of the Crossroads @ SECCA series, Fleck has paired up with his wife and former bandmate from The Sparrow Quartet, Abigail Washburn, a claw-hammer banjo player. Together with Ben Sollee, and Casey Driessen, they toured Tibet (a first for an American band) playing American and Chinese folk songs. The first show (5pm) sold out fast so a second show was added. Get tickets quick if you want to see this legendary performer right here in Winston-Salem.

Top Foodie Pick: Bloody Mary Contest

Bloody Mary Illustration

  • Sunday, March 9
  • 6PM
  • Chatham Building lobby
  • 305 W. Fourth St
  • Admission: FREE
  • more info

As a prelude to Piedmont Opera’s upcoming production of South Pacific, Piedmont Opera has partnered with a/perture cinema and Relish to hold a Bloody Mary competition among the area’s top bartenders. Taste for yourself! Following the competition at 7:30PM, Piedmont Opera is sponsoring a screening of the 1955 Warner Bros. picture, Mr. Roberts, starring Henry Fonda and James Cagney at a/perture cinema. Tickets for the film are $11.50.

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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