Weekend Roundup September 12-15, 2013

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Check out our top picks for the weekend events for September 12-15, 2013. Lots of great adventures that you will not want to miss! And, if you participate in any of these weekend events, please stop back by this page to leave us a comment on how you made this weekend a MyWinston-Salem.com weekend!

Top Professional Pick: Winston-Salem Business Expo

  • BusExpoThursday, September 12
  • 9:30AM-3PM
  • Benton Convention Center
  • 301 N. Fifth St.
  • FREE
  • www.winstonsalem.com

Over 140 area businesses will be exhibiting at the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Tech Briefing, including environmentally-friendly companies in the GoExpo Greenway. A Tech Briefing featuring innovative local companies was held prior to the Business Expo at 8AM.

Top Music Pick: Carolina Chocolate Drops

  • CarolinaChocolateDropsThursday, September 12
  • 7:30-9PM
  • Wait Chapel
  • 1834 Wake Forest Rd
  • Tickets: WFU students FREE, Adults $25, Children 12 & under $5, Seniors & (Non-WFU) students $20
  • www.carolinachocolatedrops.com

The Grammy Award-winning North Carolina folk music group Carolina Chocolate Drops will perform at Wake Forest University as part of the Secrest Artist Series. Singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett will give the signature Secrest Pre-Performance talk at 6:40PM in the Wait Chapel Balcony Room.

Top Theatre Pick: Philadelphia Story

  • Philadelphia StoryFriday-Saturday, September 13 & 14 at 8PM
  • Sunday, September 15 at 2PM
  • Twin City Stage
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • www.twincitystage.org

The Broadway hit Philadelphia Story is a romantic comedy in which a confident socialite, on the day before her wedding, comes face to face with her ex-husband and a handsome young reporter who vie for her affections.

Top Fresh Pick: Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market

  • Cobblestone Farmers MarketSaturday, September 14
  • 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 Fine Arts Pick: West End ArtsFest

  • artsfestSaturday, September 14
  • 10AM-5PM
  • Grace Court Park
  • W. Fourth St & Glade St
  • FREE admission

Peruse the handcrafted arts of artists from all over the South in the beautiful outdoor setting of Grace Court Park at the West End ArtsFest. This juried art festival features handmade pottery, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, stained glass, photography, paintings and more. Enjoy live music and performances. Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance will be performing a selection from their upcoming Les Miserables performance. Kids can create their own masterpieces in the kids craft area. Food trucks and vendors will be on hand.

Top Crafty Pick: Krankies Fall Craft Fair

  • KrankiesCraftFairSaturday, September 14
  • 10AM-3PM
  • Krankies Coffee
  • 211 East Third St.
  • FREE admission

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the Krankies Fall Craft Fair. A wide variety of beautiful and whimsical locally made arts and crafts are to be found here.

Top Kids (& Beatles/Pink Floyd) Pick: Planetarium Laser Rock Show

  • SciWorksLaserShowSaturday, September 14
  • 7-11:30PM
  • SciWorks
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd
  • Admission: $6
  • www.sciworks.org

Enjoy the Beatles and Pink Floyd like never before! A synchronized laser show lights up the dome of the planetarium to the tune of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and hard rock music. Doors open at 6:30PM. Exhibits and outdoor areas will be closed.

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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Alex Schenker
September 14, 2013 4:14 pm

The planetarium laser rock show sounds dope! Who doesn’t want to listen to some Beatles and Pink Floyd in a planetarium, sweet!

October 30, 2013 11:18 am
Reply to  Alex Schenker

Thanks for the feedback Alex! Sounds trippy! I’ll have to try it out!