Weekend Roundup: Events October 3-6, 2013

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Check out our top picks for the weekend events for October 3-6, 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC. We’ve rounded up lots of fun activities, from the Dixie Classic Fair, art in the streets and wine with your dog, to the French rebellion, and a Dracula ballet, and so much more you won’t want to miss! If you participate in any of these weekend events, please stop back by this page to leave us a comment or photo below on how you made your weekend a MyWinston-Salem.com weekend!

Top Theatre Pick: Les MisérablesLes Miserables at Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance

We went on opening night! Do yourself a favor and have yourself a bon soir by attending Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance’s impressive production of Les Misérables. Possibly the most popular musical of all time, Les Misérables depicts 19th century France in the throes of civil unrest. After 19 years of unjust imprisonment, Jean Valjean is released to find that there is no work for an ex-con. He breaks parole to have a fresh start and begins a lifelong quest for redemption. Police inspector Javert pursues Valjean relentlessly, staunchly refusing forgiveness and mercy, even for a changed man. Please note that due to production demands, the performance will be held at SECCA, rather than the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance location.

Top Family Pick: Dixie Classic FairDixie Classic Fair Swings

Amusement rides, shows, live music, contests and famous fried food at the 2nd largest agricultural fair in North Carolina.

Top Kids Pick: The Teacher from the Black Lagoon & Other Story Booksteacher-black-lagoon

  • Friday, October 4 at 10AM and 12PM
  • Saturday, October 5 at 11AM
  • Arts Council Theatre
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • Tickets: $10-$14
  • www.childrenstheatrews.org

This is a fun production of several classical story book tales spun into mini-musicals including The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Chrysanthemum, Anansi the Spider, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and more. The show is intended for ages PreK-4th grade.

Top Winery Pick: Raylen’s “Gone to the Dogs Sunset Musical Flight”Dog Balancing Wine Glass on Nose

  • Friday, October 4
  • 6:30-8:30PM
  • Raylen Vineyards
  • 3577 Highway 158
  • Mocksville, NC
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Bring your furry friends to enjoy live music by Shades of Blue Trio and watch the sunset while you sip on a glass of Raylen wine. Doggie treats provided. While picnics are allowed (no coolers), food vendors will also be on hand. Two dogs per person allowed. Dogs must be on a non-retractable 6′ leash or less.

Top Artsy Pick: First Friday Gallery HopArt on Trade Street

  • Friday, October 4
  • 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • Sixth & Trade Streets
  • FREE
  • www.dadaws.org

Head downtown to the Arts District for fresh gallery exhibits, live music, demonstrations and dancing in the streets the first Friday of every month! We are especially excited about the Anne Kessler Shields memorial exhibit at Artworks Gallery.

Top Spooky Pick: Dracula, the BalletDracula

  • Friday and Saturday, October 4-5 at 8PM
  • Sunday, October 6 at 2PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Tickets: $15-$20
  • www.rhodesartscenter.org

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet presents the classic haunting tale as told by Dracula himself. The story is told as he searches for his love across time.

Top Fresh Pick: Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers MarketCobblestone Farmers Market

  • Saturday, October 5
  • 9AM-12PM
  • Old Salem
  • more info
Cobblestone Farmers Market graces the historical streets of Old Salem every Saturday! The market sets up from 9AM-12PM. At this nationally recognized producers-only market, you’ll find local veggies, produce, meats, eggs and fresh-baked goods and live music.

Top Street Festival Pick: Arts on SundayArts on Sunday

We can’t get enough of art and music in the streets in this town! Every Sunday, enjoy Arts on Sunday on Trade Street. Peruse the booths of local artists while enjoying live music by the Twin City Buskers, Bluez Junkiez, and Mike Bennett & the “B” String All Stars. Send the kids over to the Kids Corner for free arts and crafts during this weekend event.

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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