Entertainment calendar (Oct. 3-9-2013)

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Halloween

WOODS OF TERROR, 5601 N. Church St., Greensboro, continues through Nov. 2. The haunted-house Halloween attraction this year has a new feature, “Black Out,” that is billed as “a psychological attraction that offers a journey of the mind ... and features extreme elements of earth, wind and fire.” Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween; $15 Sundays-Thursdays; fast passes are $25 on Sundays-Thursdays and $35 Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween night. 286-9396, www.woodsofterror.com

GHOST TRAIN Halloween Festival continues at 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through Nov. 2 at Tweetsie Railroad, N.C. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Visitors may ride the Ghost Train with creepy Halloween Characters. $28 for adults and children older than age 2, free for children younger than 2, www.tweetsie.com

Maze

MAIZE ADVENTURE continues noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays through October at Kersey Valley Inc., 1615 Kersey Valley Road, Archdale. The 10-acre interactive maze is made from corn plants. Other events include gem panning, giant jumping pillows and concessions. $10.95 for general admission, $24.95 for a combo pack, www.maizeadventure.com, (855)185-6293

Festivals

CAROLINA RENAISSANCE Festival will be held 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 24 north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville, equal distance from interstates 77 and 85. Take I-85 to exit 52 or 55 and go west. Events include an artisan marketplace that mimics 16th century architecture; 11 outdoor stages with theater, comedy, music, dance, magic, circus entertainment and falconry demonstrations; costumed characters; games; rides and feasting. $21 for adults, $11 for age 5-12, free for younger than age 5, $1 more at the gate, available at Harris Teeter stores, online at www.renfestinfo.com

DAY OF THE DEAD Family Day will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Day of the Dead is an Hispanic celebration to honor those who have died. Events include a chance to view the exhibit at the museum and activities for all ages featuring crafts, entertainment and food. Free

GRANITE QUARRY Civitan Fiddler’s Convention will be held Saturday at East Rowan High School, U.S. 52, Granite Quarry. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.; competition begins at 6:30 p.m. Lunch will be available 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner will be available beginning at 4 p.m. $8 for adults, free for age 12 and younger, www.granitequarryfiddlers.com, (704) 633-5940, (704) 267-9439

17DAYS Festival continues through Sunday at locations throughout Greensboro. The arts and culture festival, in its third year, features more than 130 events in the fields of theater, art, music, dance and exhibits.
Final events are:
• Today:
Almost Autumn: Wine & Chocolate Tasting, 5 p.m. at Loco for Coco
7:30pm: Musical  comedy “Spamalot,” 7:30 p.m. at UNCG Taylor Theatre
The Meldavians plus “Sam & Drave,” 7:30 p.m. at Huggins Center, Greensboro College
Greensboro’s Symphony & Ballet, 7:30 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium
Van Dyke Dance Group, 8 p.m. at UNCG Dance Theatre
“Smokey Joe’s Café,” 8 p.m. at Community Theatre of Greensboro’s Starr Theatre
UNCG Jazz Ensembles/Brandon Lee, 8 p.m. at Music Building Recital Hall
“Time Stands Stil,” 8 p.m. at Triad Stage UpStage Cabaret
Thursday Artist Talks, 8:30 p.m. at Elsewhere
17 Nights - Live Music, 8:30 p.m. at GIA
17 Nights – Live Music, 9 p.m. at Blind Tiger
• Friday:
Parents Night Out, 6-8 p.m. at ArtQuest
Live Music With Crystal Bright and The Silver Hands, 6 p.m. at Green Hill Center
Live Music, 6 p.m. at The Green Bean
First Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Chakras - The Art of Beauty
Musical comedy “Spamalot,” 7:30 p.m. at UNCG Taylor Theatre
Casa Azul Greensboro’s Voces Latinas, 8 p.m. at Club Artistika
Dance Project: Van Dyke Dance Group, 8 p.m. at UNCG Dance Theatre
“Smokey Joe’s Café,” 8 p.m. at Community Theatre of Greensboro’s Starr Theatre
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 8 p.m. at Carolina Theatre
Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series, 8 p.m. at UNCG Recital Hall
“Time Stands Still,” 8 p.m. at Triad Stage UpStage Cabaret
9pm: 17 Nights – Live Music, 9 p.m. at Blind Tiger
• Saturday:
Westerwood Art & Sole Walking Studio Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
CVA’s Rockin Chalk Party, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at PhotoBiz
“Kats: The Meerkat Musical,” 1 p.m. at Greensboro Science Center
Greensboro’s Symphony & Ballet, 2 and 8 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium
5:30pm: Friends & Faculty, 5:30 p.m. at UNCG, Music Building Recital Hall
Live Music, 6 p.m. at The Green Bean
UNCG Spartan Jazz Collective, 6:30 p.m. at International Civil Rights Center
“Dance on Air: Fred Astaire Dance Studio,” 7 p.m. at Carolina Theatre
Truffles, Wine & Music, 7 p.m. at Grove Winery
South Carolina Broadcasters & Nikki Talley, 7 p.m. at Sessions
Musical comedy “Spamalot,” 7:30 p.m. @ UNCG Taylor Theatre
“Dance Project: Van Dyke Dance Group,” 8 p.m. at UNCG Dance Theatre
“Smokey Joe’s Café,” 8 p.m. at Community Theatre of Greensboro’s Starr Theatre
Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, 8 p.m. at Cultural Center
“Time Stands Still,” 8 p.m. at Triad Stage UpStage Cabaret
17 Nights -- Live Music, 8:30 p.m. at GIA
17 Nights – Live Music, 9 p.m. at Blind Tiger
• Sunday:
“Art in the Arboretum!, noon-5 p.m. 
“Kats: The Meerkat Musical,” 1 p.m. at Greensboro Science Center
“Smokey Joe’s Café,” 2 p.m. at CTG’s Starr Theatre
Musical comedy “Spamalot,” 2 p.m. at UNCG Taylor Theatre
Reception – UNCG Art Department Faculty Exhibit, 2 p.m. at The Weatherspoon
UNCG Symphony Orchestra, Chorale and Chamber Singers, 3:30 p.m. at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium
Live Music, 6 p.m. at The Green Bean
The Art of Chocolate & closing festival reception, 6 p.m. at GIA
“Time Stands Still,” 8 p.m. at Triad Stage UpStage Cabaret
More information, including prices, is online at www.17daysgreensboro.org

History

HIGH POINT MUSEUM, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., sponsors the following events:
• “History Rocks,” a fundraiser for the museum with a rock-a-thon, performances by local bands, food, hands-on activities, a petting zoo and demonstrations — noon-5 p.m. Saturday, free;
• Blacksmithing demonstration — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Historical Park, free.
885-1859

Music

“SALEM BAND and Salem Swing Band Oktoberfest Concert” will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday outdoors in Salem Square, Old Salem, Winston-Salem. Related events include a vintage car show, German food for purchase. Participants may bring lawn chairs or blankets. If it is raining in Salem Square at 2:30 p.m. the concert is canceled. Free

VOCES LATINAS (Latin Voices) performs 8-11 p.m. Friday at Artistika Nightclub, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. $10 at the door or online at voceslatinas.eventbrite.com

“INVITATION TO DANCE!” will be performed by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and Greensboro Ballet at 7:30 tonight, 2 p.m. Saturday (family performance) and 8 p.m. Saturday at War Memorial Auditorium, 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro. The two groups will perform classical pieces with dance themes. Pre-concert chats will be held at 6:45 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Saturday. 335-5456, ext. 224, Ticketmaster

SITKOVETSKY & FRIENDS chamber music performance will be given at 8 p.m. Friday in the Recital Hall of the School of Music at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The concert features violinist Sitkovetsky and pianist Inara Zandmane. $30, $5 for students. 335-5456, ext. 224, Ticketmaster

DAVE FOX and his band, The Meldavians, perform at 7:30 tonight in Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St. Sam and Drave opens. $10, 217-7220,

WAKE FOREST University sponsors the following performances in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, on the campus in Winston-Salem:
• Flute Fest featuring WFU flute students and the Silver Wind Flute Choir of Winston-Salem — 3 p.m. Sunday, free;
• The Jerusalem Quartet, formed when its members were students at Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance — $15-$26, 758-5237

Drama

“SPAMALOT” will be performed in Taylor Theatre, 406 Tate St., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Oct. 10; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The musical comedy is based on the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and  students, $7 for UNCG students, 334-4392, www.brosnpapertickets.com/event/410468

“THE LAST ROMANCE” will be performed by Kernersville Little Theatre at Korner’s Folly, 413 S. Main St., Kernersville. Performances are at 8 p.m. today-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. In the play, a widower decides to take a different path on his daily walk, and that path leads to a second chance at love. $19 for adults. $17 for students and seniors, 993-6556

“LES MISERABLES” continues through Sunday at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. The production of the musical is by Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, 723-7777,www.wstheatrealliance.org

Dance

EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday in Agnes de Mille Theatre at UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Contemporary dance students create choreography for their classmates in new works. $15, $13 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances

Lecture

“ART AND EMANCIPATION in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Nelisario and His Worlds” is the title of a lecture 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. It is by Gilliam Forrester of the Yale Center for British Art, who will discuss the visual and material culture of slavery and emancipation in Jamaica and offer new perspectives on art, music and performance in Afro-Jamaican culture and on the Jewish diaspora in the Caribbean. Free

Film

“LARAMIE Inside Out” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Carswell Hall, Annenberg Forum, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Remarks about Matthew Shepherd will be given before the screening, and a question-answer session with filmmaker Beverly Seckinger follows. Free

Clubs

THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Dex Romweber, Tyler Nail — 9 p.m. Friday, $7;
• Lions and Liars, Bear With Me — 9 p.m. Saturday, $7;
• Rigolletto, Wolves x 4, Fury & The Sound — 9 p.m. Wednesday, $5.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws

Exhibits

POTTERY by Thomasville artist Lorrie Anderson and Seagrove artist Carolyn Poole will be on exhibit during October at Earthworks Gallery, 500 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Mondays. www.earthworkspotterygallery.com

“ART OF THE DARK Side” continues through October at Randolph Arts Guild’s Sara Smith Self Gallery, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. An opening reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The exhibit of works with a dark theme are in conjunction with All Hallows’ Eve. Participating artists are Ace Benit, Bailey Powell, Brandon Yow, Brett Mcdonough, Casandra Griffin, Christopher Koenig, Eric Abernethy, Frankie Powell, John Hunter, Les lII, Melissa Ray, Tiffany Wheless and Rich Powell. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

“PARTISANS: Social Realism in American Art” opens Saturday and 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

“THE COMMUNITY Arts Show” continues through Nov. 8 at Interactive Resource Center, 407 E. Washington St., Greensboro. It is a non-juried, multi-media exhibit by community artists and artists who are members of Artstock and the Interactive Resource Center. 332-08245, www.gsodaycenter.org

“PRESENT TENSE: An Atmospheric Exploration with Some of Winston-Salem’s Rising Contemporary Artists” continues through Oct. 13 at Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The exhibit is designed to explore what is similar and dissimilar about the point of view of young artists in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

INUIT art will be on exhibit through Dec. 15 at Guilford College Art Gallery, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. The exhibit includes more than 100 contemporary works — sculpture, textiles, prints, drawings, paintings, photographs — from private collectors who have made trips during the past decade to Nanavut, the largest and northernmost territory in Canada. Related events are online at http://library.guilford.edu/art-gallery.

“VISIONS 2013: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” continues through Nov. 1 at Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The 50-piece exhibit is designed to investigate the power of everyday objects and imagery. It features the work of professional artists, many of whom are educators from prestigious universities. Their work is in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, lithographs and an installation piece. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 841-4680 

“COMPLEX CONVERSATIONS: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works” continues through Dec. 15 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. The exhibit encompasses more than 30 years in the career of Cole, including three-dimensional sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Cole, from Newark, N.J., and he considers himself an urban archaeologist. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 1-5 p.m. weekends. Free, 334-5770, www.weatherspoon@uncg.edu

“JUST AROUND THE BEND” continues through Nov. 22 at Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, Greensboro. The exhibit of landscape paintings is by members of Piedmont Outdoor Painters. The exhibit is on view during office hours. To schedule an appointment, call 510-0975.

“FOODWARES: Pottery for Storage and Preparation of Food” continues through Oct. 26 at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. Wares on exhibit are both historical and contemporary. Food historian and hearth cook Kay Moss from Gastonia gives talks on early hearth cookery in the 18th and early 19th centuries at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.  Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students in grades 9-12, free for younger students. 873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org 

DURHAM ARTS Council sponsors the following exhibits at its galleries at 120 Morris St.:
• “Foster” by Brandon Cordrey — Allenton Gallery through Nov. 10;
• “A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work” by Michael Schwalbe —Semans Gallery through Nov. 10;
• “Nadjib Adebola Assani: Legends of Onile” — Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery through Jan. 6.
www.durhamarts.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