Entertainment calendar (Jan. 17-23, 2013)
A WRITERS’ group holds its first meeting 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the third-floor Research Services Classroom at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Free and open to the public, it is led by Susan Morton. Sunday’s meeting opens with a reading of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost. Each meeting explores a different genre of creative writing, and participants may share their writing and give and receive feedback. Megan Joyce, 883-3646
LADENE M. HAYES of High Point will sign copies of “The Continuing Saga of Rikki Tikki Tavi” 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Books A Million, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury.
KEITH PURNELL and Rick Carlton perform at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Joke Factory Comedy Club, High Point Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 135 S. Main St. Purnell, from Philadelphia, has been on the TV show “In Living Color” and on the Howard Stern show. Carlton, from Indiana, is billed as a “very funny hillbilly.” $10, 889-8888, www.jokefactorycomedyclub.com
JACKS AND JOKERS Casino Night will be held 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Millennium Center, 101 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem. The jazz age-inspired party features professionally run gaming tables and a cash bar. Participants may wear costumes. Attendance is restricted to those age 21 and older. It is a fundraiser for Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, a sister organization of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. Admission is $50 in advance, $75 at the door, includes $5,000 worth of gaming chips, hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. VIP admission is $75 in advance, $100 in advanced, and it includes a private gaming room, open bar with premium liquors and $10,000 worth of chips. 747-1414, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org, www.jacksandjokers.info
JUSTIN BIEBER brings his “Believe” tour to the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., at 7 p.m. Saturday. Guest is Carly Rae Jepsen. For each ticket sold, $1 will go to Pencils of Promise, a charity that works to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world. $39.50, $55, $65, $79.70, Ticketmaster
AMY SPEACE is in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Jeffrey Dean Foster of Winston-Salem opens. Speace is a Nashville, Tenn., based singer-songwriter whose voice is compared to Joan Baez’s. $15, 747-1414, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
“SPANISH NIGHT: Mad about Carmen!” will be performed by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 tonight in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., and at 8 p.m. Saturday in Dana Auditorium at Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Guest artist is violionist Yevgeny Kutik, who will perform instead of Elizabeth Basoff-Darskaya, who canceled because of illness. The program includes works by Ibeniz, St. Saens and Sarasate. Pre-concert chats will be held at 6:45 tonight and 7 p.m. Saturday. $42, $34, $30, $24, $5 for students, 335-5456, ext. 224, Ticketmaster
SITKOVESKY AND FRIENDS Chamber Series sponsors a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Road, Greensboro. The program features works by Block, Brahms and Prokofiev. $30, $5 for students, 335-5456, ext. 224, Ticketmaster
THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER Orchestra is on concert at 7 tonight at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. $24.50 for adults, $22.50 for students, seniors, military; plus a $2.50 per ticket restoration fee and an additional $3.50 internet fee, 333-2605
LITTLE ROY LEWIS and Lizzy Long perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at James H. Garner Center, 210 Burnette St., Troy. The concert is a fundraiser for projects of the sponsoring West Montgomery Lions Club. $20 reserved, $15 at the door, (704) 985-6987, email@example.com
UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, sponsors the following performances, free unless otherwise listed:
• Mozart birthday concert — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Watson Hall; $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors.
• UNCSA Brass Quintet and organist Timothy Olsen — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Crawford Hall;
• Low & Lower performing cello-bass repertoire and Dragonetti Duetto — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Watson Hall.
“THE ALIENS” by Annie Baker will be performed by Paper Lantern Theatre Company through Jan. 27 at UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. In the play, two 30-something slackers find a protege in Evan (performed by High Pointer Owen Hickle-Edwards), an awkward 17-year-old. $20, $18 for seniors and students, 272-0160, www.paperlanterntheatre.com
GEEKSBORO’S “Criterion Tuesdays” series of classic foreign and independent film features “The 400 Blows” at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema, 2134 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. It is a portrait of Francois Truffaut’s difficult childhood. $6, $5 with student identification, includes beer, soda or coffee, www.geeksboro.com, 355-7180
“MARIA STUARDA” will be shown at 12:55 p.m. Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem, as part of the series, “The Met: Live in HD.” Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings the role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. $22, $15 for students, 747-1414, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
OLD TIME Square Dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Denton Civic Center, W. Salisbury Street. Dances also include waltzes, two-step, flat-footing and clogging. Dancers may not wear taps. Live music will be provided by The Oak Tree Boys with fiddler Max Lanning. Dances will be called by Buddy Sexton. $5 for adults, free for age 12 and younger, 472-2802, www.dentondance.net
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. Yellow Goats Beard will provide live music, and Eileen Thorsos will call dances. $7, $5 for full-time students, 272-3245
WINTERFEST continues through Jan. 27 at 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It features an expanded ice skating rink, a 100-foot ice slide, a lighted bridge. The grand opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday features appearances by the Carolina Hurricanes mascot Stormy and the Storm Squad, skaters from “Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy” and dancers from Greensboro Ballet performing selections from “The Nutcracker.” While school is in session, the rink operates 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, hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Admission, including ice skates, is $9 for two hours of skating and unlimited trips down the ice slide during the two hours. Mid-week $7 discount nights will be posted on the website www.piedmontwinterfest.com. Admission includes plastic rental saucer sleds, or participants may bring their own.
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Vel Indica CD release show – 9 p.m. Friday, $7;
• Velvet Elvis – 9 p.m. Saturday, $8;
• Whiskey of the Damned – 9 p.m. Wednesday, $5.
“WINTER ART EXHIBIT” continues through Feb. 24 at Theatre Art Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Ave. An opening reception for all exhibits will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. today. New exhibit are:
• “Surfacing Connections” in the Main Gallery and Gallery B. Featuring artists are: Kiki Farish of Raleigh (graphite on board), Sarah West of Raleigh (jewelry and sculpture), Jerry Jackson of Penland (sculpture), Jane Wells Harrison of Lenoir (encaustic collage) and Jill Eberle of New Bern (paintings).
• “Forgotten Faces: Portraits from the High Point Museum” in the Hallway Gallery. The exhibit of approximately a dozen portraits are from the museum’s collection, but they have not been on view for a long time. Most were created in the 1930s and 1940s, and many portray High Point’s founding fathers.
• “TAG’s Annual Middle School Art Exhibit” in Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery. Works are by young artists from Southwest Guilford Middle School, Wesleyan Christian Academy, High Point Christian Academy, High Point Friends School, Westchester Country Day School, Welborn Middle School and Archdale-Trinity Middle School.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only. www.tagart.org, 887-2137.
JERRY BLEDSOE’S personal collection of art is the focus of an exhibit, “Orphaned Art,” that continues through Jan. 29 at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Bledsoe, a New York Times best-selling author and journalist, has collected art using the guidelines: Always try to buy originals and always spend less than $40. Some pieces he collected have interesting stories, such as an untitled work by Mario Berrino, who has a connection to Ernest Hemingway. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. .Saturdays. 629-0399, www.randolphartsguild.com
“THE ART OF MISS VICTORIA CHRISTIE” continues through Jan. 27 at Yalik’s Modern Art, 710 Washington St. Victoria is a fifth-grader at Oak View Elementary School, and this is her first gallery exhibit. She moved to High Point two years ago and previously lived in Louisiana and Iowa. She began creating drawings, paintings and other art at a young age and is particularly interested in use of patterns, geometrical designs and vibrant colors to convey emotions. www.yaliksmodernart.com
THE ARMORY Show: One Hundred Years Later” continues through June 23 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the original “The Armory Show” in 1913 in New York. The ground-breaking exhibit showcased progressive American artists (George Bellows, Robert Henri, John Sloan) and works by European artists (Cezanne, Duchamp, Picasso, Gauguin) that shocked Americans. The Reynolda exhibit includes works from the museum’s collection and private collections. www.reynoldahouse.org, 758-5150
WATERWORKS Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury, sponsors the following exhibits through Feb. 9: “Art of Faiths - Religions of the World: Diversity and Tolerance” by Syed Ahmad of Salisbury; “Works in Cloth,” fiber art by Alice Levinson of Hillsborough; “An Endless Quest,” photography by Robert Radin of California; a group show by Shireen Alborno of Charlotte, G. Carol Bomer of Asheville, Robert Crum of Salisbury and Betti Pettinati-Longinotti of Winston-Salem; sculpture by Glenn Zweygardt of New York. www.waterworks.org
“THE CONE SISTERS Collect” continues through Feb. 17 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Spring Garden and Tate streets, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The exhibit displays pieces donated to the museum in 19499, when Etta Cone bequeathed part of her and her sister Claribel’s collection to the museum. The 242 works included pieces by Matisse, Picasso and Jacques Villon. A list of related programs is online at www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
“KAOLIN TO CLAYMOUNT: Demystifying James River Valley Stoneware” continues through March 31 at Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The exhibit is composed of boldly decorated stoneware and recovered archeological fragments from the area of the James River near Richmond and Petersburg, Va., where potteries thrived in the early 19th century. Free, www.mesda.org
“SCHOOL OF ART and Design Faculty: Past, Present and Future Exhibition” continues through Feb. 28 in Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University , 833 Montlieu Ave. It is designed to highlight the lineage of HPU’s faculty through works from past decades to the present. Works include paintings, mixed media pieces, furniture designs, photography and prints. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; the gallery is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 803-1815
“REAL TO REEL: The Making of ‘Gone With the Wind’ ” continues through April 14 at the N. C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The exhibit is designed to tell the story of how the book by Margaret Mitchell became a record-breaking, historic film. It includes authentic memorabilia: costumes, scripts, screen tests, scene props and Vivien Leigh’s Academy Award. Admission is free. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org, (919) 807-7900