Eight Things To Do This Weekend

by Rebecca Harrelson

1. What: Twin City RibFestWhen: Thursday 11th– Sunday 14th 11:00 AM Where: 500 W. Fifth Street and 200 Block of N. Spruce Street-Winston-Salem, NC 27101Price $7http://twincityribfest.comHonestly why would you not attend this? Twin City RIbFest will be featuring nine national BBQ teams including three new teams. Not only will there be delicious ribs to eat, but there will be spectacular music. Allen McDavid the producer of the Texas Pete Twin City RibFest is excited about the music line-up as well, “We have Artimus Pyle, Lynrd Skynrd’s longtime drummer, The British Invasion Experience and New York City’s best bluesman, Blind Boy Paxton.”The cost of admission is $7 for adults, kids $1 except for Thursday and Friday between 11 AM and 5 PM when everyone gets in for $1. Thursday evening also has a special deal, when admission for adults is just $4. The Sponsors The Winston-Salem Journal is once again the presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors include Salem Smiles Orthodontics, Foothills Brewery, Larceny Bourbon and Pepsi.2. What: The Chit Nasty BandWhen: Friday June 12th Where: High Point Train DepotPrice: Free The Chit Nasty Band has a reputation for making people happy. Upbeat lyrics encourage dancing and cathartic moments. “His trademark sound harkens back to the funk bands of the 70s and 80s, but with a contemporary flair.” Plus you can park at the nearby deck or take the train straight to the concert! (A plus of having a show at the Depot) 3. What: Modern Robot Release Show: At the CrossroadsWhen: 9:00 PM | Friday Jun 12, 2015Where: The Crown at the Carolina TheatrePrice: $10Looking to see a creepy live scored film this weekend? I am! “Smoke-filled models, faux-aerial shots, and detailed compositions have kept this movie a favorite of horror fans. Modern Robot presents this influential film with a live score performed on electric guitar and drums. No trembling piano chords here! This thoroughly modern music captures both the light and dark of Faust with its strong lyrical themes, polyphonic textures, and slow descent into cacophony.”4. What: Jazz at the BistroWhen: All day | Friday Jun 12, 2015Where: Winston Salem Hotel and Spa-Winston Salem, NCPrice: $10Winston Salem Hotel and Spa is holding a plethora of events all on Friday! Renown trumpeter Willie Bradley, along with an art showing by Artist Don Sawyer, a spoken word piece by Ismael and Patricia Hall, the latest Smooth Jazz spun by 90.5 WSNC’s Pat Hall, and wonderful door prizes. There is also a delicious bistro styled menu by Chef Shanta, and even better is that a portion of your ticket price goes to the Winston Salem Habitat for Humanity!

5. What: Slide the CityWhen: 12:00 PM | Saturday Jun 13, 2015Where: Winston SalemPrice: $30-$40Who wouldn’t be sold on a huge 1000 feet slip and slide in your city!? A great family friendly activity, along with live music, food, drinks and a lot of water. Don’t worry they have it padded, “This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers. Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked.” 6.What: Playtime Kids Show: PinocchioWhen: 10:30 AM | Saturday Jun 13, 2015Where: The Barn Dinner TheatrePrice: $8Liar liar nose grows further. Bring the family out to see Pinocchio this Saturday! The show is equipped with all new original songs, with a comedic script which is said to be entertaining for all ages. Doors Open at 10 am- show starts at 10:30! 7.What: Dirty Dancing movie outsideWhen: Friday Jun 12, 2015Where: Greensboro Center City Park-200 N. Elm St.Price: Free (holla!)Nobody puts Baby in a corner! Also no one enjoys sitting on wet grass, so make sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets to cover your bum! Bring family and friends, you can grab food anywhere downtown or at the Wright Up Ur Galley and My Dream Cakes food trucks that will be on site. 8. What: Sunday Wine DownWhen: 2:00 PM | Sunday Jun 14, 2015Where: Native Vines Winery-1336 N NC Highway 150Price: FreeFun facts about the winery! Native Vines is the 1st American Indian Owned and Operated Winery in the United States. Started in 1998 by Darlene Gabbard, a member of The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and her husband, Nick.