Entertainment calendar, High Point This Week (April 11-17, 2013)
“DAVID SANCHEZ, Stefon Harris and Nicholas Payton: The Ninety Miles Project” are in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce. Two years ago, three award-winning U.S. jazz artists — vibist Harris, saxophonist Sanchez and trumpeter Christian Scott — travelled to Havana and collaborated with well known artists there. The resulting recording, “Ninety Miles,” and documentary film, “The Ninety Miles Project,” take their names from the fact that 90 miles of ocean separates the United States and Cuba. Although the geographical and political gap was large, the musical divide wasn’t. Harris and Sanchez since have been joined by trumpeter Payton. All three musicians a multi-award winners. Tickets are $35 for seats in the orchestra, $30 for balcony seats, and they are available online at www.highpointtheatre.com or by calling 887-3001.
MASTERS OF THE CELTIC HARP perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, 825 Washington St. Performers are Griánne Hambly from Ireland and William Jackson from Scotland, and they perform traditional music of their homes, and each has won multiple awards. They have recorded an album, “Music from Ireland and Scotland.” $7 for adults, $5 for students
“9 TO 5: The Musical” will be performed by the Fine Arts Theatre at Guilford Technical Community College in Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center on the campus at 601 High Point Road, Jamestown. Performances are at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and April 11-13 and at 2 p.m. Saturday and April 13. Music for the award-winning musical was written by Dolly Parton. The production is directed by Guiseppe Ritorto, a GTCC theater faculty member and former graduate of the GTCC’s theater program. Tickets are $15, $10 for GTCC staff and alumni, $5 for GTCC students. They are available by calling 887-3001 or online at www.highpointtheatre.com, with an additional ticket surcharge. A pre-show dinner will be available at 7 p.m. today and April 11; for reservations and information, visit the website http://culinary.gtcc.edu.
“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ritz Theatre, 709 Washington St. The abbreviated performance with modern adaptations is by the Shakespeare To Go touring company of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. Free, sponsored by the Hayden-Harman Foundation
“GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING: Art Director’s Club 91st Spring Show” opens Wednesday and continues through April 23 at Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The traveling exhibit features prints and posters of winning entries from the Art Directors Club Annual Awards Exhibition. The club, based in New York, serves as a gathering place for leaders in visual communication. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. 841-4685
WILL FERRELL gives a book signing and discussion 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. The local dentist is the author of “The Secrets of Sterling Shearin,” a romance and mystery novel set in North Carolina after the Revolutionary War. 883-8512
BACKGAMMON Club meets 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday in the cafe area, first floor, High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. It is led by Balsam Collestan, who will offer instruction and advice. Free, 883-3646
A STATEWIDE Star Party includes events at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Cline Observatory at Guilford Technical Community College’s Cline Observatory, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown. Events are part of the North Carolina Science Festival. Participants may view Jupiter, its four Galilean moons, the Orion Nebula, the Beehive Cluster and distant galaxies through provided telescopes. They also may participate in research for GLOBE at Night (www.globeatnight.org) international citizen science project. Free