My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for September 20-23, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem Weekend of September 20-23, 2012

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Twin City Stage performance

Top Theatre Pick:

Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public

  • Thursday – Saturday, September 20-22 at 8PM
  • Sunday, September 23 at 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $16/$14

This sequel to the Theatre Alliance's popular performance of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas makes a hilarious exploration of sex and government as bedfellows.

Rock the Block Remix

Top Music Pick:
Rock the Block Remix

Join Winston-Salem's biggest street party – 4 stages with an improved layout! Food, crafts and music including Teen Battle of the Bands, bluegrass, blues, rock, reggae, and African drumming.



  • September 20-23, 2012 
  • Thursday-Saturday at 8PM
  • Sunday at 2PM
  • Twin City Stage
  • 610 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tickets: $18/$22

One of Broadway's greatest hits, this play, written by Ira Levine and directed by Joe Nierle, is both a comedy and thriller rolled into one. It depicts a struggling playwright and his alcoholic wife as they plot to steal the ideas of a former student.

Looking for Lincoln documentary St. Philips African American Moravian Church Old Salem screening film

Top Cinema Pick:
"Looking for Lincoln" Screening

  • Saturday, September 22, 2012
  • 10AM & 11AM
  • St. Philips African Moravian Church
  • Old Salem
  • Admission included with purchase of "All-in-One" ticket or a "Two-Stop" ticket. Free for Friends of Old Salem.
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, Old Salem is showing a 20-minute excerpt from the PBS documentary "Looking for Lincoln" at their St. Philips African Moravian Church.
Carolina Oktoberfest Tanglewood Park

Top Festival Pick:
Carolina Oktoberfest

Taste craft beers from over 20 breweries including North Carolina's own Foothills Brewing, Highland Brewing, Natty Greene's Brewing, Lonerider Brewing and others. Enjoy live music throughout the day by The Plaids, The Dirt Road Travelers and champion banjo player Ray Edwards & Hard Mountain. The event also features food and craft vendors galore.
Cycling Sunday

Top Outdoor Pick:
Cycling Sunday 2012

The streets of downtown will be closed for car-free cycling, scootering, tricycling, skateboarding and rollerskating! Helmets are required. 
Winston-Salem Symphony

Winston-Salem Symphony:
Virtuoso Showpieces

  • Friday & Saturday, September 21-22 at 7:30PM
  • Sunday, September 23 at 3PM
  • Stevens Center
  • 405 Fourth St., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $15-$62

Music Director, Robert Moody will conduct Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3; Sibelius, Violin Concerto; Copland, Symphony No. 3. Featuring guest artist Jennifer Koh on the violin. Note: Friday & Sunday are traditional classic concerts, while Saturday is a "Kicked Back" concert. Brews with Bob & the Symphony musicians immediately follows the Saturday concert.

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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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