Weekend Roundup for May 16-19, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: May 16-19, 2013

Top Cultural Pick:
Greek Festival
  • Friday & Saturday, May 17-18 10AM-10PM
  • Sunday May, 19 11AM-8PM
  • Greek Orthodox Church
  • 435 Keating Dr.
  • Admission: $1; kids free
  • www.wsgoc.org

The annual Greek Festival is not to be missed! Enjoy kids' activities, Greek food, music, dancing, demonstrations and marketplace. Guided tours of the church are also offered.

Top Theatre Pick:
Tuna does Vegas
  • May 16-18 at 8PM
  • Sunday, May 19 at 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd.
  • Tickets: $14-$16
  • www.wstheatrealliance.org

This production sees the return of the popular Greater Tuna, Texas characters. In this latest installment, the eccentric and uber-conservative radio host announces that he and his wife are heading to Vegas to renew their vows and the whole town comes along for the ride.

Top 10K Pick:
Shelton vineyards' Running of the Vines
  • Saturday, May 18
  • 8-11AM
  • Shelton Vineyards
  • 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, NC
  • Registration: $20-$35; under 18 free
  • More info

Run through the vines of Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, NC. Kids and others can run the 1/2 mile fun run, free. Registration fees (for 21+) include two tickets to The Breakfast Club Sunset Concert at Shelton Vineyards Saturday, May 18 from 5-8PM. Proceeds from the race benefit the Parks & Recreation services of Mt. Airy and Surry County. Registration begins at 7AM the morning of the race at the Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards.

Top Fresh Pick:
Cobblestone Farmers Market
Cobblestone Farmers Market returns to Old Salem this Saturday! The market will set up from 9AM-12PM. At this nationally recognized producers-only market, you'll find local veggies, produce, meats, eggs and fresh-baked goods.
Top Girlie Pick:
American Girl fashion Show
  • Saturday, May 18 at 9:30AM & 12:30PM
  • Sunday, May 19 at 1 & 4PM
  • Grand Ballroom, Embassy Suites Hotel
  • 460 N. Cherry St.
  • Tickets: $35
  • www.childrensmuseumofws.org

Learn about historical and contemporary fashion at this event and enjoy an elegant breakfast, lunch or dinner (depending on the time attended). Each child will receive an American Girl Fashion Show goody bag and event program. Enter to win door prizes.

Top Bike Week Pick:
Bike Safety day 
Kids can ride in the bicycle rodeo and learn about bike safety; enjoy crafts, visit the book mobile and other activities. Organized by Joshua's Friends Foundation in honor of Joshua Polomares-Beckles. Attend and receive $2 off admission to the Children's Museum May 18th.
Top Craft Pick:
Old Salem Pottery Fair on the Square
The 3rd Annual Old Salem Pottery Fair on the Square is an outdoor event featuring over 30 North Carolina potters of different styles. The event coincides with the opening day of Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem.
Top Museum Pick:
Free Community Day at SECCA
  • Saturday, May 18
  • 12-4PM
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
  • 750 Marguerite Dr
  • FREE
  • www.secca.org
With an international theme of Europe, activities will focus on painting and "painterly projections." Project Pearl will also hold a pet adoption fair at the event.
Arts on Sunday: Rhythm of Art

This week's Arts on Sunday theme is Rhythm of Art with world music, Brazilian dance/martial arts, Otesha African Dance Ensemble, Reynolds Acapella and dance troupe, T'ai Chi demonstrations. Enjoy local art vendors and kids' 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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