My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 15-18, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of November 15-18, 2012

Fiddler on the Roof Twin City Stage

Top Theatre Pick:
Fiddler on the Roof

  • Thursday-Saturday, November 15-17 at 8PM
  • Sunday, November 18 at 2PM
  • Twin City Stage
  • 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $16; $14 seniors and students

This Broadway legend about a poor dairyman who tries to teach his daughters the value of tradition in a quickly changing world, transcends time and cultures and has continued to thrill audiences around the world. The musical is full of honesty, warmth and humor. Read our review here.

Taste of South

Top Foodie Pick:
Taste of the South

  • Thursday, November 15, 2012 
  • 5:30PM-8PM
  • Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
  • 251 N. Spruce St, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $35
Enjoy Southern cuisine from some of Winston-Salem's best chefs from Spring House, Sweet Potatoes, Jeffrey Adams, Filling Station, Finnigan's Wake, Bib's Downtown, Big Mama's, Camino Bakery, Dewey's Bakery and Krankies Coffee! North Carolina wines and craft beers will be served. Enjoy live Southern music and a live auction all to benefit the teen writing program Authoring Action.
Winston-Salem Light Project

Top Downtown Pick:
Winston-Salem Light Project

Part of the Six Days in November arts festival, this multimedia public art presentation by the UNC School of the Arts uses prominent downtown landmarks as its canvas for light.

Old Salem Candlelight Tour

Top Holiday Pick:
Christmas by Candlelight

  • November 16 &17
  • Tours depart at 6:30, 7, 7:30 & 8PM
  • Old Salem
  • Tickets: Adults $20; kids $15
  • Reservations required: (800) 441-5305

Each candlelight walking tour explores a different time period, 18th or 19th Century Old Salem. Experience music, games, food, drink, and interact with period-costumed staff as you explore the Single Brothers House, The Tavern and Vierling House. Note: This event sells out quickly.

Whimsical Women Fall art show

Top Outdoor Pick:
Whimsical Women Art Fair

Dozens and dozens of local lady crafters set up their wares in a beautiful farm setting. From yard art, pottery and clothing, to paintings, furniture and jewelry, there is truly something for everyone!

Piedmont Craftsmen art fair

Top Art Pick:
Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair

  • Saturday, November 17th, 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, November 18th, Noon-5PM
  • Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: Adults $7; students/seniors $6; Weekend Pass $11, kids 12 & under FREE
Part of the Six Days in November arts festival, nearly 100 quality craftsmen working in clay, fibers, glass, leather, photography, printmaking, mixed media and wood come together at the Benton Convention Center to sell their one-of-a-kind creations and some will be demonstrating their techniques.
Festival of Trees Brenners hospital

Top Charity Pick:
Festival of Trees

  • Saturday, November 17th, 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, November 18th, Noon-5PM
  • LJVM Education Bldg, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: Adults $7; kids $4
This spectacular event showcases pre-decorated trees to be auctioned off to benefit Brenner Children's Hospital, as well as a gingerbread village, food, entertainment and holiday shopping.
Salem College Women of Jazz Big Band Era

Top Music Pick:
An Evening with the Great Women Singers of Jazz
& the Big Band Era

The Voice Studio of Cristy Lynn Brown performs the songs by sirens Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day and others.
Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers market

Final 2012 Old Salem
Cobblestone Farmers Market 

The final Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem until 2013! Enjoy fresh-from-the-farm produce, eggs, meats, jams, soaps, and more in the beautiful setting of Old Salem.
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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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