Entertainment calendar (Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 1, 2014)

Dec. 25, 2013 @ 08:31 PM

New Year’s

A CONCERT by two groups with Winston-Salem connections will be performed at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Performances are by the duo Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey and the band Jeffrey Dean Foster & the Birds of Prey. $18, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org

A POPS concert to celebrate New Year’s Eve will performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Guest artists are operatic soprano Jessica Cates, Broadway vocalist Mia Gentile, operatic tenor Daniel Stein and Broadway vocalist Tony Vincent. $15-$62, 464-0145, www.wssymphony.org

Kwanzaa


NORTH CAROLINA BLACK Repertory Company celebrates Kwanzaa, with an emphasis on kuumba (creativity) at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. Winston-Salem. Free

For kids

“PETER AND THE WOLF” will be performed at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday at James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. The production for children features Lesley Hunt as narrator and music performed by the Wind Quintet and percussion players with Carolina Chamber Symphony. $10 for adults, $5 for students and those age 12 and younger, www.carolinachambersymphony.org, (800) 838-3006

“ORIGAMI TSUNAMI” will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. Designs and paper will be provided.
A free-build Lego activity will be held at 3 p.m. Monday. Children may use the library’s Lego supply to build anything they like.
Free

History


BLACKSMITHING will be demonstrated by costumed interpreters 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Park at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Free

Holidays

BLANDWOOD MANSION, the family home in the 1840s of Gov. John Motley Morehead at 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro, will be decorated for Christmas and open for tours through. Sunday. Tour hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. $8, $7 for seniors, $5 for age 12 and younger, www.preservationgreensboro.org, 272-5003 

Festival

WINTERFEST continues through Feb. 1 outdoors adjacent to the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. Features include an ice skating rink open 4-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-7 p.m. Sundays. During school holidays the rink will be open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Other features include an ice roller coaster, an ice gazebo, a light carousel. Admission to the rink, including skates and an ice saucer, is $10 per person for 2 hours of skating and ice sliding. The $10 price includes unlimited trips down the ice roller coaster during the two-hour time frame. Groups of 15 or more can skate for $8 per person. Special mid-week $8 discount nights are available. Private rink rental times are also available for parties and corporate events before or after public skating hours. The full schedule and additional programming details are online at www.piedmontwinterfest.com.

Clubs

THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following, all at 9 p.m.:
• New Year’s Eve party with The Genuine, Old North State, Mont Saint — 9 p.m. Tuesday.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws

Exhibits

“OLD WAYS in Mind: Historical American Pottery and Contemporary N.C. Potters” continues through March 10 at N.C. Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. The exhibit features works by N.C. potters influenced by historic American pottery. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org

“WINTER SHOW” continues through Jan. 12 at Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It features more than 500 works in a variety of media by 130 artists from throughout the state. www.greenhillnc.org

THEATRE ART Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors exhibits through Jan. 3:
• “Facescapes: Paintings by Dan Smith” — Main Gallery. Smith creates face portraits, and more than two dozen will be on display. He has taught college-level painting, drawing, design and photography, and he currently teaches at Appalachian State University.
• “Adele Wayman: Paintings and Altars. A Painter’s Journey - Conversations with Nature.” — Gallery B. Wayman uses oil sticks and oil paint on cotton or linen canvas and wood to create patterns of nature that often are symbolic. Some are used as altars for personal or group rituals.
• “Ignite High Point: Vision in Action” — Hallway Gallery. The exhibit is designed to serve as a six-month progress report on new projects to create a more vibrant city center.
• “Annual Elementary school Exhibition” -— Kaleidoscope Gallery. Participating schools are: Montlieu, Parkview, Shadybrook, Southwest, Union Hill elementary schools, Wesleyan Christian Academy, Westchester Country Day School. 
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. 887-2137, www.tagart.org

NORTHWESTERN RANDOLPH County Arts Council sponsors exhibits through Tuesday by Joyce Royal at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road, and by Mary Pegram at Sechrest Funeral Service, 120 Trindale Road, both in Archdale.

“EDUCATION is Freedom - Improve the Outlook of Learning” is on exhibit through Tuesday at Jamestown Public Library, 200 W. Main St. Organized by Dan Lambeth of Archdale, the exhibit is designed to show the history of education in the United States 1610-2010. The exhibit changes to include different schools each month.

“QUILTS and Crafts of the Lakota” continues through Jan. 26 at Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem. It is in conjunction with the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. The exhibit is composed of two related exhibits: “Quilts of the Lakota” organized by The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, and “Contemporary Creations: Arts and Crafts by Lakota Artists” by C-H Jacobson Produktion AB of Stockholm, Sweden. www.deltaartscenter.org

“THE WAR AT HOME: Exploring Winston and Salem During the Civil War” continues through June at New Winston Museum, 713 Marshall St. South, Winston-Salem. Designed to present the war from the perspective of the communities of Winston and Salem, the exhibit has three components: “A Divided Community,” “The War Effort” and “Life and Legacies.” Museum hours are noon-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Free, www.newwinston.org, 724-2842

“PARTISANS: Social Realism in American Art” continues through March 16 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. It is designed to explore art as a form of protest against social injustice. It is a Reynolda rotating exhibit, and it includes works not regularly on view, such as “Bootleggers” by Thomas Hart Benton and “Spring Turning” by Grant Wood. www.reynoldahouse.org