Entertainment calendar (July 4-10, 2013)

Jul. 04, 2013 @ 01:09 AM

July Fourth

“INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION” will be held 1:30-4:30 p.m. today at Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem. Bethabara is home to one of the first independence celebrations in the country, first held in 1783. Events include music by Bethabara Concert Band and American’S’Way, Uncle Sam on stilts, Colonial children’s games and Colonial re-enactors. Concessions will be available for purchase. Free admission

History

INK MAKING and quill pen writing will be demonstrated and taught 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave.

Music

AN ORGAN concerts series continues at noon Wednesday at James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. The concerts are performed on the Tannenberg organ in the auditorium. This week’s concert is by Brandon Burns, choir director and organist at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newton. Free

“MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY Evening in the Park” series continues Sunday on the lawn at Guilford College, Greensboro. The Young Artist Orchestras of the Eastern Music Festival performs classical and pops music at 6:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted

Film

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro, features the following, all at 7:30 p.m.:
• “To Catch a Thief” — Monday;
• “Bull Durham” — Tuesday;
• “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” — Wednesday.
$6; $5 for students, seniors, military; 333-2605

For kids

“UNDER FOOD: An Exploration of the World of Animals” will be given at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. The program will be given by staff members from the N.C. Zoo. They will share interesting information about animals that live underground and bring some of those animals. Free

CAROLINA KIDS CLUB opens for the summer Wednesday at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Live stage entertainment by Mad Science begins at 9:30 a.m., and the movie, “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” is at 10:15 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5, $20 for a five-pack of tickets, 333-2605

“THE GREENEST GREEN,” a puppet show by Heirloom Puppet Theater, will be performed through Aug. 2 at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Show times are 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. The show is about a special Salem visitor and the blue dyer’s dilemma in fulfilling his request. $2, or with an all-in-one ticket for Old Salem, 721-7300, www.oldsalem.org

TAKE-IT-EASY Tuesdays series concludes Tuesday at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. The series includes stage games, a movie and concessions. Doors open at 11 a.m. Stage games, a raffle and cartoons run 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The movie of the week, “Swimmers’ Choice” this week, starts at 12:15 p.m. Admission of $5, includes movie, small soda and popcorn/chips. Lunch and more concessions are available for an additional cost. 

“ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY” continues through Sept. 2 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. The interactive exhibit is based on the “Grossology” children’s book series. Animatronics, interactive learning games and animated characters offer a look at some of the more disgusting things animals do and how blood, vomit, pellets and similar animal products can be fun. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free with museum admission of $12 for age 14-59, $10 for age 60 and older, $9 for age 2-13, free for younger than 2, www.discoveryplace.org

Dance

A CONTRA dance sponsored by Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers will be held 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons. Lessons for newcomers are at 7:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. Pilot Mountain Bobcats will provide live music. George Segebade will call dances.  $7, $5 for full-time students, 272-3245

Exhibits

A PHOTOGRAPHY exhibit by Juan and Diane Villa opens Tuesday and continues through July at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. An opening reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Juan is a graduate of Randolph Community College, and he has been a professional photographer since 1989. Diane has a bachelor’s degree in painting from East Carolina University, and she has been graphics supervisor at the North Carolina Zoo since 1994. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 629-0399

“COMMUNITY” opens Friday and continues through July 27 at Delurk Gallery, 207 W. 6th St., Winston-Salem. It features the work of 37 Randolph County-based artists, and works are in a variety of mediums. It is in conjunction with Randolph Arts Guild. It is designed to explore how a diverse grouping of visual art relates to each other. An opening reception will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday.

BOB TIMBERLAKE 70-year retrospective exhibit, “Coming Home,” continues through July 20 at Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center foer the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. The American realist painter from Lexington has exhibited throughout the country and abroad, and he is the only artist to receive the Humanitarian Albert Schweitzer Medal for Artistry.

JEANETTE SHEEHAN’S paintings in watercolors and oils are on exhibit through Sept. 4 by appointment only in the Community and Wellness Center at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 109 Penny Road, Jamestown. Her paintings are inspired by her travels to Great Britain, New Mexico, Italy, France, Spain and the Bahamas. She has a studio in her home in Pinehurst. To schedule an appointment, call 821-4000.

“SPEAKING IN SPECIES: A North Carolina Perspective” continues through Aug. 18 at Green Hill Center for N.C. Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. The exhibit is composed of works by 27 artists who work in wood. www.greenhillcenter.org

MORTON W. HUBER of High Point shows his photography in the exhibit, “Descendants of the Maya,” through Aug. 30 at the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Initially trained as a biochemist, Huber has created paintings and taken photographs throughout his career. Some of his art training was at Maryland Institute College of Art and New York-Phoenix School of Design, where he was chairman of the department of art. Locally, he has taught at High Point University and Salem College. He has published three books, all illustrated with is art and photography. He has traveled extensively, and the WFU exhibit is composed of 29 photos taken during a trip to Guatemala in 1965.

“MEMORY - Nature and Nurture” continues through Sept. 7 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. The exhibit is composed of works by four female artists who examine memory and its role in nature and nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. They are: Diana Greene of Winston-Salem (photography), Allison Luce of Mooresville (sculpture), Kristi Ryba of St. John’s Island, S.C., (painting) and Kathy Sosa (portraits).  www.waterworks.org 

THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors the following exhibits through July 11:
• Main Gallery —  “Soul Searchings: Kim Varnadoe and Terri Dowell-Dennis.” Varnadoe, associate professor of art and chairwoman of the art department at Salem College, works with Polaroid instant film to implement alternative techniques. Dowell-Dennis bases her multi-media works on Southern and Appalachian craft traditions, traditional women’s roles, religious texts and beliefs.
• Gallery B — “Three Brushes: Watercolors by Alexis Lavine, JoAnn Pippin and Nell Kline.” The artists all work in watercolors. Lavine paints outdoor scenes. Pippin draws inspiration from travel. Kline creates realistic depictions of nature.
• Hallway Gallery — “Arc Art: Work from the Creative Studio of the Arc of High Point.” The Arc serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who may have other abilities, such as creating art. 
• Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery — “Sharing the Passion: Artists That Teach,” original art by 14 art teachers in Guilford County Schools.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. 887-2137, www.tagart.org

“CELEBRATING 50 YEARS of the Museum of Anthropology” continues through Oct. 26 at the museum at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. The retrospective exhibit curated by students includes photos from the archives and artifacts from around the world. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free