Weekend Roundup: October 31-November 3, 2013

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Celebrate Halloween with sweets, horror metal and creepy flicks, and enjoy gallery hop and a foodie event this weekend! We also have a link to the most recent leaf pickup schedule so you can rake your leaves to the curb on time. If you participate in any of these (or other) spooktacular weekend events, leave us a comment to let us know all about it!

Top Trick-or-Sweet Pick: Dewey’s & Tart SweetsDewey's Bakery Halloween Cake Squares

  • Thursday, October 31
  • Dewey’s Bakery until 9PM
  • Tart Sweets Bakery 2-8PM
  • FREE

Forget begging for bobo candy – Local bakeries are treating the kids this Halloween! Costumed kids who visit Dewey’s Bakery at Thruway Shopping Center or Reynolda Manor shopping center will receive a free cake square and a balloon! Tart Sweets Bakery, located at 1318 S. Hawthorne Rd. will serve up a free mini-cupcake for ALL in costume!

Top Halloween Show: Trade Street Massacre & Rocky Horror Picture ShowTrade Street Massacre

  • Thursday, October 31
  • 7 & 10PM
  • Ziggy’s
  • 170 W. 9th St.
  • Show: $7; Under 21 $10; Movie: FREE
  • www.ziggyrock.net

Rock this Halloween hard at Ziggy’s Trade Street Massacre event featuring metal bands Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Skillcollector and Heron,  followed by a screening of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. Doors open at 6PM.

Top Cinema Pick: FrankensteinFrankenstein

  • Thursday, October 31at 7:30PM
  • Friday, November 1 at 8PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Tickets: $12-$15
  • www.rhodesartscenter.org

This special encore screening by National Theatre Live broadcasts Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear, adapted from Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) (as The Doctor Thursday, October 31st) and Jonny Lee Miller (as The Doctor Friday, November 1st). The play of the classic gothic tale was a sell-out at the National Theatre in 2011 and won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

Top Art Pick: First Friday Gallery Hop

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop

  • Friday, November 1
  • 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • Trade & Liberty Streets
  • FREE
  • www.dadaws.org

The first Friday of each month, the Downtown Arts District comes alive with a celebration of arts and culture. Each Gallery Hop features a mix of music, demonstrations, new exhibitions, and extended gallery hours. We especially love belly dancers in the street and the free drum circle at Golden Flower Tai Chi Center!

Top Charity Pick: The Children’s Home Autumn GalaChildren's Home

The Autumn Gala, hosted by NC Representatives Ed Hanes, Jr. and Donny Lambeth, will raise much needed funds for The Children’s Home. Event highlights include live music, a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a full bar. Cocktail attire is suggested. The Children’s Home is a nonprofit that offers a residential program for children and their families, an emergency shelter, an adoption and foster care program, community counseling and substance abuse treatment program. The Children’s Home is struggling with various deep state budget cuts. The hope is that the Autumn Gala will help provide support while a longterm solution is developed.

Top Fresh Pick: Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market

Cobblestone Farmers Market

  • Saturday, November 2
  • 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 Kid’s Pick: Nutcracker Preview at The Children’s MuseumUNCSA The Nutcracker

  • Saturday, November 2
  • 10AM-1PM
  • The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
  • 390 S. Liberty St.
  • Admission: $7 Adults & kids 12 months & up, Infants up to 11 months FREE
  • www.childrensmuseumofws.org

Kick off the holiday season with a preview of the UNCSA The Nutcracker at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem. Activities include a Nutcracker craft, special story time at 10:30AM, and a mini ballet performance followed by a meet and greet with the members of the UNCSA The Nutcracker cast at 11AM.

Top Foodie Pick: Twin City Cooks! Live Cooking ShowTwin City Cooks

  • Saturday, November 2
  • 12-5PM
  • Benton Convention Center
  • 301 W. Fifth St.
  • Tickets: $15-$35
  • www.TwinCityCooks.com

The second annual Twin City Cooks! is part of Parade Magazine’s Dash Around the Table Tour. It is a food expo and live cooking showcase featuring executive Chef Jon Ashton as well as local favorites Michael Hastings of the Winston-Salem Journal, Chef Janis Karathanas from Mozelle’s New Southern Bistro, Chef Timothy Grandinetti of Spring House Restaurant Restaurant Kitchen & Bar, Chef Christian Froelich of WS Prime and more!

Leaf Pickup Schedule in Your Neighborhood

Raking Leaves in Winston-SalemThese mountains of leaves can be a pain, so make sure you don’t miss the local leaf pickup schedule! The best way to take care of your leaves is to either blow them to the curb with a blower, or pile them all onto a canvas and then get someone to help you lug it down to the street. You’ll want to dump your leaves just inside the curb. But if you have been trying to figure out when to move them to the curb and off your lawn, check out our updated leaf pickup schedule to find out when the big leaf picker upper is headed to your neighborhood so you can plan accordingly.

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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