Weekend Roundup For May 2-5, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: May 2-5, 2013

Top Bookworm Pick:
A Conversation With Isabel Allende
  • Thursday, May 2
  • 7-9PM
  • Hanes Auditorium
  • Salem College
  • 601 S. Church St.
  • Tickets: $18-$25
  • www.bookmarksnc.org
Top Performance Pick:
Wait Wait… don't Tell Me!
Live in HD
It's Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! Like you've never "seen" it before, because normally it's a radio show. This live staging of the show presented by NPR, WBEZ-Chicago and BY Experience, will be simulcast to Hanesbrands Theatre. Presented by WFDD 88.5 FM Wake Forest University.
Top Art Pick:
DADA's First Friday Gallery Hop 
  • Friday, May 3
  • 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District, Trade St.
  • FREE
  • www.dadaws.org
Enjoy artist receptions and fresh exhibits, live music and dancing in the streets, and a preview of Birdfest art auction items!
Top Charity Pick:
Birdfest Weekend
Friday, get a sneak peek of Birdfest art auction items, pick something up at the Habitat Birdfest Buy & Fly Tent across from Finnigan's Wake and enjoy Doug Davis & the Mystery Dates at 10PM at Ziggy's (tickets $10).

Saturday at 5PM the Birdfest Art Auction goes live at Mary's Gourmet Diner, followed by a concert by bluegrass guitarist David Grier at Community Arts Cafe (tickets $15).

Sunday it's a Blues-a-palooza in the Arts District with live music sponsored by Art for Arts Sake with the Habitat Birdfest Buy & Fly Tent open. Also a 2PM concert by Camel City Jazz Orchestra at the Millennium Center (tickets $25).

Top Fresh Pick:
Cobblestone Farmers Market
Cobblestone Farmers Market is open for the season! Downtown's favorite producers-only market has moved off the cobblestones to Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The market will set up each Saturday and Tuesday from 9AM-12PM. On May 18th, the market will resume at Old Salem on Saturdays.
Top Charity Pick:
Susan G. Komen
Race for the Cure

Salem goes pink every year for this large charity run. Choose from a 1 mile Fun-Run to a walk/run 5K with the option of timing your race. Live music and many companies and organizations set up following the race. 

Top Cultural Pick:
India Fest
  • Saturday, May 4
  • 11AM-4PM
  • Winston Square Park
  • 301 N. Marshall St.
  • www.indousws.org
Celebrate and learn about the people, customs, music, dance and foods of India. Enjoy food, crafts and jewelry.

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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