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  • Weekend Buzz: 07-12-2013

    Weekend Buzz: 07-12-2013

    Hey there Weekend Warriors. Looks like we're faced with another 48 hours away from the boss. Whatever shall we do? Jay Prater has The Weekend Buzz.
    Hey there Weekend Warriors. Looks like we're faced with another 48 hours away from the boss. Whatever shall we do? Jay Prater has The Weekend Buzz.

Weekend Buzz 7/12/13

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Hey there Weekend Warriors. Looks like we're faced with another 48 hours away from the boss. Whatever shall we do? How about the Salem Fair? This is the last weekend to check out all the rides, games, food and special events. Lots of great music on the stage each evening. Take a look at the Salem Fair website for the latest scheduling info. It winds up Sunday night.

Coming to theaters this weekend, explosionapalloza in Pacific Rim. As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. Pacific Rim is rated PG-13. Check out the trailer here.

Also up, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and more SNL alum in Grown Ups 2. After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you. Grown Ups 2: Rated PG-13.

The Salem Red Sox are home this weekend taking on the Potomac Nationals. The full schedule is right here. And if you like that, you may enjoy the USSSA Women's Over 18 Fast-pitch World Series. A tournament game at the scenic and award winning Botetourt Sports Complex. For game schedules with participating teams visit their website.

Step back in time during Buchanan's Antique & Classic Auto Cruise. Stroll through dozens of antique autos lining Main Street, shop, stroll and dine along Main Street as you take advantage of extended hours offered by many of the downtown businesses. It's going on tonight and all the details are online right here.

The Art and Food Tasting at the Vinton Farmer's Market is Saturday. A great place to shop for original, affordable art by local artists. Enjoy paintings, photography, jewelry, cards and more. Also sample delicious, locally-grown and made food. Free art activity for children and live music by Another Roadside Attraction. It's going on from 10am til 2pm.

And how about we raise a glass. Saturday at 4:30pm - Virginia Wine Tasting - Sample Virginia Wines in the Red Fox Tavern at the Natural Bridge Hotel. Stick around for the Saturday BBQ with live music. Wine tasting is $7.95 adult, and includes a souvenir glass.

Amrhein's annual Beach Bash is also happening on Saturday. Receive a complimentary AmRhein's wine glass at the gate, participate in a free wine tasting, enjoy the beautiful sunset, and dance to great music. See all their upcoming events on their site.

Last wine based to-do on the list also features my favorite name for an event this weekend. The 9th Annual "Horse and Hound" Wine Festival happens Saturday at the Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards. Enjoy wine from some of Virginia's finest wineries while listening to good music and visiting art, craft and food vendors. Learn more at the website.