Weekend Roundup For March 14-16, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: March 14-16, 2013

Top Grooming Pick: free Barber of Seville Haircuts
  • Thursday-Friday, March 14th & 15th
  • 10AM-Noon
  • Stevens Center (sidewalk)
  • 405 W. Fourth St.
  • FREE
  • www.piedmontopera.org
Get a free haircut in a 1920s barber chair while listening to the sounds of The Barber of Seville on the sidewalk in front of the Stevens Center. Haircuts are given by the historic Hair Den and sponsored by Piedmont Opera to promote the opening of Rossini's Barber of Seville on Friday, which runs through March 19, 2013.
Top Glamour Pick:
Star Power Thursdays 
  • Thursday, March 14
  • 4:30-8PM
  • Reynolda House Museum of Art
  • $5; members & students free
  • www.reynoldahouse.org

Star Power Thursdays at the Museum include music, entertainment, refreshments and admission to see the exhibition Star Power: Edward Steichen's Glamour Photography. This Thursday Star Power will feature the Jazz Ensemble of UNCSA performing big band classics.

Top Documentary Pick:
Chasing Ice at SECCA 
  • Thursday, March 14
  • 7PM
  • 750 Marguerite Dr.
  • Admission: $5
  • www.secca.org
Academy Award nominated Chasing Ice is an environmental documentary by National Geographic photographer James Balog whose assignment was to head to the Arctic and capture images that tell the story of the Earth's climate change. WXII meteorologist Michelle Kennedy will introduce the film and give a brief overview about climate change and how it affects worldwide weather systems.
Top Kids Pick:
Huck & Tom & The Mighty Mississippi
  • Friday, March 15 at Noon
  • Saturday, March 16 at 11AM
  • Arts Council Theatre
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • Tickets: $10
  • www.childrenstheatrews.org
This musical based on the novels of Mark Twain takes audiences on an adventure down the river with the greatest young adventurers in American literature. This production is designed for audiences age 2nd-8th grade.
Top Country Pick:
Stand by Your Man:
The Tammy Wynette Story
  • March 15-17
  • Friday & Saturday at 8PM
  • Sunday at 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd
  • Tickets: $16; seniors and students $14
  • www.wstheatrealliance.org
This dramatic production of the turbulent life and love life of the First Lady of Country includes 26 of Tammy Wynette's songs, including "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Til I Can Make it On My Own" and "Golden Ring". The show continues next weekend.
Top Opera Pick:
Gioachino Rossini's Barber of Seville 
  • Friday, March 15th, 8PM
  • Sunday, March 17th, 2PM
  • 405 Stevens Center
  • W. Fourth Street
  • Tickets: $15-$80
  • www.piedmontopera.org
Rossini's Barber of Seville was described by Giuseppe Verdi as "The greatest comic opera ever written. Note: The final showing will be Tuesday night with casual dress and free parking at the Cherry-Marshall St. parking deck and area restaurants will be offering dinner specials.
Top St. Patty's Weekend Pick:
The Wake at Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub
  • Saturday, March 16th, 7AM-2AM
  • Sunday, March 17th, Noon-2AM
  • Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub
  • 620 N. Trade St.
  • Tickets: $25 Adults; $15 Kids 7-12; Kids 6 & under FREE
  • www.finniganswake.net
Live music, Irish dancers, pipe and drum corps and unlimited Irish buffet. Breakfast starts Saturday at 7AM. Alcohol is not included in the ticket price but all other drinks are. Live entertainment begins at 4PM. The band lineup includes The Plaids, Bedlam Boys, The Rolling Highway Boys, The Heritage, Doby, The Broadcast, and Jason Marc Pierce.
Top Music Pick:
Winston-Salem Symphony Concert for Community
The Winston-Salem Symphony will perform alongside the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony and the winners of the Peter Perret Youth Talent Search, pianists Kevin Xu and Chambers Thomas Loomis. The concert is free, however a ticket is required. To print e-tickets, visit their site
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