My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for May 31-June 3, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of May 31 – June 3, 2012


Top Festival Pick:
Salute! Wine Festival

  • Saturday, June 2, 2012, 12 – 6 pm
  • 4th Street – Downtown Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tickets: $20 advance/$25 day of event
  • Over 30 North Carolina wineries will be uncorking in the streets of Downtown Winston-Salem. Several downtown restaurants are participating in wine maker dinners Thursday and Friday night prior to the event. Included is the popular NC Food & Wine University, where area chefs will demystify the world of wine and clarify the art of wine and food pairings.

Top Theater Pick:
Bleacher Bums: A Staged Reading

  • Friday, June 1, 2012, 8 pm (only one performance)
  • Theatre Alliance –1047 W. Northwest Blvd
  • FREE (suggested donation of $5 to Triad Softball)

Top Art Pick: First Friday
DADA Gallery Hop

  • Friday, June 1, 2012, 7-10 pm
  • Arts District (Trade Street), Downtown Winston-Salem
  • FREE

Top Foodie Pick:
An Evening of Southern Food
with Chef John Currence

  • Friday, June 1, 2012 5-7:30 pm
  • Breakfast of Course 723 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • $50 
  • In conjunction with the Salute! Wine Festival, guests will enjoy an evening of Southern foods and wine tastings from NC wineries with Top Chef contestant & James Beard Award-winner John Currence along with Mary Haglund of Breakfast of Course and the chef from District Bar & Grille.

Top Family Pick: Awesome 80's Xanadu-Themed Skate Party

  • Sunday, June 3, 2012 5:30-8:30
  • Skate Haven – 120 Hood Dr., Winston-Salem, NC
  • $5 per person, includes skate rental 
  • Skating, games, prizes, and meet the stars of Theatre Alliance's upcoming musical, Xanadu.

Top Bargain Shopping Extravaganza:
Rescue Mission's
Customer Appreciation Day

  • Saturday, June 2, 2012, 10 am – 2 pm
  • Winston-Salem Rescue Mission 715 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • FREE
  • A great place to find bargains on vintage furniture, clothing and housewares and proceeds benefit the homeless. Rescue Mission is hosting a customer appreciation day that will feature sale items, live music, homemade ice cream, face painting, popcorn and door prizes.

Top Free Pick:
National Doughnut Day

  • Friday, June 1, 2012
  • Krispy Kreme & Dunkin Donuts locations
  • Customers receive a FREE doughnut. (No purchase necessary at Krispy Kreme. Free donut with purchase of a drink at Dunkin Donuts.)

Top Movie Pick: Bottle Shock
with Local Wine Tasting

  • Documentary Film: Bottle Shock
  • Thursday, May 31, 2012, 8 pm
  • a/perture Cinema311 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tickets: $10 includes wine tasting with Raffaldini Vineyards

Wine Maker's Dinner featuring Childress Vineyards

  • Thursday, May 31, 2012, 6:30 pm
  • NOMA – 4th Street, Downtown Winston-Salem
  • $60.00 per person
  • Call for Reservations: (336) 703-5112
  • Five-course dinner including crawfish bisque and lavender lamb lollipops with a wine pairing for each course.

Hanover Park Vineyards Wine Dinner

  • Thursday, May 31, 2012, 6:30 pm
  • Sweet Potatoes – Trade Street, Downtown Winston-Salem
  • $65 per person (tax & gratuity not included) 
  • Call for Reservations: (336) 727-4844
  • Six-course dinner featuring Southern cuisine and Hanover wines.

Biltmore Wine Maker's Dinner

  • Thursday, May 31, 2012, 6:30 pm
  • Dioli's Trattoria – 4th Street, Downtown Winston-Salem
  • $55 per person (tax & gratuity not included) 
  • Call for Reservations: (336) 331-3451

Forsyth Magazine's Showcase:
A Celebration of Things Women Love

  • Sunday, June 3, 2012 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Old Salem Visitor's Center, James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium
  • FREE admission; The first 200 attendees will receive a FREE tote bag!
  • This event will celebrate all phases of a woman's life…whether graduation, marriage, motherhood, or just the fun of being a woman! Join us at Old Salem where Forsyth Woman, Forsyth Family, and Forsyth Woman Engaged staff and a great selection of vendors will want to meet you personally!

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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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