My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for October 18-21, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of October 18-21, 2012

Rocky Horor Show Theatre Alliance

Top Theater Pick:
Rocky Horror Show

  • Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20 at 8PM
  • Sunday, October 21 at 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $16; $14 seniors and students

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.

Ardmore 5K second harvest food bank

Top Charity Pick:
Ardmore 5K for Second Harvest Food Bank

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • Fun Run at 8:30AM
  • 5K at 9AM
  • Start: Redeemer Presbyterian Church
  • 1046 Miller St, Winston-Salem
  • Fun Run: $10; 5K: $30

Enjoy the 10th Annual Ardmore 5K or the one mile fun run, both of which pass through the beautiful Ardmore neighborhood. Proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Runners of the 5K receive a T-shirt. 

Old Salem Harvest Day Pigs & Pippins

Top Family Pick:
Old Salem Harvest Day

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • 9:30AM-4:30PM
  • Historic Old Salem
  • Admission: All-in-One Ticket- adults $18, children $10

Enjoy Autumn Harvest Day: Pigs & Pippins in Old Salem with puppet shows, demonstrations, garden tours and vendors in the Tavern Meadow. Activities are included with an all-in-one ticket. Stop by the Cobblestone Farmers Market while you're there for FREE!

Romare Bearden Reynolda House Museum of American Art Isabel Wilkerson

Top Art Pick:
Isabel Wilkerson Lecture on Romare Bearden

Pulitzer Prize-winner, Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, will discuss her book and its links to Charlotte native Romare Bearden's exhibit: A Black Odyssey, currently making its national debut at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

Winston-Salem community bike ride caffe prada buena vista

Top Outdoor Pick:
Winston-Salem Community Bike Ride

  • Sunday, October 21, 2012 
  • 4PM
  • Start: Caffe Prada, 390 N. Broad St, Winston-Salem
  • FREE
Cyclists meet at Caffe Prada for the Winston-Salem Community Bike Ride. This week's ride will take cyclists through 10 miles of the beautiful Buena Vista neighborhood.
Being Frank Donna Earnhardt children's book Barnhill's

Meet the Author of
Being Frank, Donna Earnhardt

North Carolina children's book author Donna Earnhardt will read her new book, Being Frank and be signing copies. It's a colorful tale of a boy, "Frank" who is honest to a fault. His grandpa, Ernest, teaches him to remain honest while being tactful.
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2012 Presidential Election:
Early Voting

One-stop absentee voting (Early Voting) begins today (October 18, 2012) and will end on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Visit the State Board of Elections' website ( for more information on Early Voting.

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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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