My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 1-4, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of November 1-4, 2012

rocky horror show theatre alliance

Top Theatre Pick:
Rocky Horror Show

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 8PM
  • Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $16; $14 seniors and students

Back by popular demand, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance has added performances, including a Sunday matinee (Friday & Saturday already sold out). This musical is based on the 1975 cult film and rock musical in which a young, straight-laced couple stumble upon a mad transvestite scientist and his followers. A bizarre tale of sexual confusion and seduction follows. Audience participation is common with attendees dressing like their favorite characters. Audience participation kits will be for sale for $5. The show is one hour, 40 minutes with no intermission.

Habitat Restore spaces decorate interior design humanity

Top Charity Pick:
Habitat ReStore Spaces

  • Friday, November 2, 2012 
  • 6:30-10PM
  • Habitat ReStore
  • 341 Witt St., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $25
Local family teams create beautifully decorated rooms using items from the Habitat ReStore. The public votes on their favorite room to select a winner. Ticket price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, dancing and bar. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
DADA first friday gallery hop


Top Art Pick:
DADA's First Friday Gallery Hop

  • Friday, November 2, 2012
  • 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District/Trade St, Winston-Salem
  • FREE

The streets of the Downtown Arts District come alive with dancers, a tai chi demonstration, drum circle, and live music as art-lovers visit new exhibits in District galleries.

Twin City Cooks

Top Foodie Pick:
Twin City Cooks 

  • Saturday, November 3, 2012 
  • Noon-5PM
  • Benton Convention Center
  • Tickets: $15-$35
This "cooking show event" will feature dash magazine's chef and contributing editor, Jon Ashton. Local chefs from Meridian Restaurant, Spring House Restaurant, Willow's Bistro and WS Prime will demonstrate their culinary talents as well. View live demonstrations, sip wine, sample foods prepared by the chefs and enjoy goodie bags and door prizes.
Race the Bar Foothills Brewing Brewery 5K 15K

Top Sports Pick: 
Race the Bar 5K & 15K

  • Saturday, November 3, 2012
  • 3PM
  • Foothills Brewery (NOT the restaurant downtown)
  • 3800 Kimwell Dr., Winston-Salem
  • Race entry: $35
In this 5K race "beer run" takes on a whole new meaning. It's the final of a series of races that begin and end at great bars and restaurants around the Triad. Finish the 5K or greater and get two free beers. Packet pickup is Friday, November 2, 2012 from 4-7PM at Foothills Brewing (restaurant) at 638 W. 4th St. 
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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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