Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (May 16-22, 2013)
HIGH POINT COMMUNITY CHORUS performs at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 405 N. Main St. Sunday’s performance is the 15th annual concert for the non-auditioned chorus led by conductor David Pegg. The program is composed of American music, including anthems by William Billings, arrangements of American folk hymns by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker, folk songs and songs by Aaron Copland. The concert concludes with African-American spirituals and selections from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Organist and pianist Matthew Brown accompanies the 75-member chorus. Soloists are soprano Mandy Ryan and baritone Leonard Rowe, who made his debut at New York City Opera starring in the title role of “Porgy and Bess.” The concert is sponsored by Piedmont Artists, and admission is free. Tax-deductible donations will be accepted.
“JUST THE TWO OF US!” a jazz concert by Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. Eubanks gained fame as the leader of Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show: Orchestra, and he also is a recording and touring artist. Jordan has spent his career in a free-ranging exploration of new musical frontiers. He is an innovator of the tapping technique of guitar playing, created by tapping the fretboard, rather than via conventional strumming and picking. His latest album is “Friends.” Tickets are $40 for seats in the front orchestra, $35 for rear orchestra, $30 for balcony. They are available by calling 887-3001 or online at www.highpointtheatre.com.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL will be held 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4145 Johnson St. It is sponsored by the church International Club. Events include entertainment by dancing troupes, foods from different cultures and children’s activities. Free
A CLASSIC CAR show will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at River Landing at Sandy Ridge, 1575 John Knox Drive, Colfax. In addition to a display of more than 80 classic cars, events include activities for children, food, tours of River Landing, music and a deejay. Free
SPRING BOOK sale will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. From 3 to 4 p.m. a $3 Bag Sale will be held, at which people may fill a provided bag. The sale is sponsored by Friends of the High Point Public Library, and members may attend an advance sale 7-9 p.m. Friday; memberships will be available at the sale. Proceeds fund special library activities, such as the purchase of equipment, supplies for summer reading programs and performances. For information call Mary Sizemore at 883-3694.
THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., shows four summer 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.
An opening reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 23.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. 887-2137, www.tagart.org
THIRD THURSDAYS after-work entertainment series sponsored by the High Point Area Arts Council will be held 5-8 p.m. today at Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St. Gary Woodard, known as a one-man band, plays jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, reggae, salsa, soft rock, pop and especially beach music. Food from Danny’s Famous Ribs will be available to purchase, and a cash bar will be open. $10
A WALKING TOUR of the historic Washington Street area, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Changing Tides Cultural Center, 613 Washington St. They last approximately 90 minutes. They are given by Glenn Chavis, a local historian and the author of “Our Roots, Our Branches, Our Fruit, High Point’s Black History 1859-1960.” Participation is limited to 20 people; call 885-1859 to reserve a place. Free
A CULINARY program especially for teens will be held 6-7:30 tonight at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. The program by professional chef N’gai Dickerson is about growing, buying and preparing food available in the High Point area, and it includes demonstrations. All ages may attend. Free