Entertainment calendar (June 6-12, 2013)
TWIN CITY RIBFEST will be held today-Sunday in the area of N. Marshall and W. 5th streets in downtown Winston-Salem. Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Nine barbecue teams — four from North Carolina — will compete to be named champion barbecue cooks. Live entertainment is by Hobex with Greg Humphries, Chatham County Line, Casey Weston (a finalist on the first season of “The Voice”), guitarist Sam Frazier and Stephen Murrray of Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Other features include events for children, a marketplace, camel rides and a mock saloon featuring can-can girls. $7 for adults, free for children 12 and younger, special deals throughout the festival, www.twincityribfest.com
SECOND SUNDAYS on 4th Street continues this week along 4th Street, between Cherry and Marshall streets, in Winston-Salem. The family event features a 1 p.m. screening of a Charlie Chaplin movie at a/perture, 311 W. 4th St., and a block party with live music and activities for children on the street. This week’s movie is “City Lights,” and music is by Dan River Girls. $5 for the movie
TRIAD PRIDE Men’s Chorus performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Sloan Theatre, Greensboro Day School, 5401 Lawndale Drive. The program, “The Big Gay Sing,” features songs including “Single Ladies,” “Like a Prayer,” “Born This Way” and “Dancing Queen.” $15 in advance (www.triadpridemenschorus.org, 589-6267), $20 at the door
EARTH, WIND & FIRE is in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at White Oak Amphitheatre, Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. $37.10, $86.40, Ticketmaster
“JAZZ IN JUNE” series continues with a performance at noon Tuesday at West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro. The free concerts feature Mark Freundt Trio and the church chancel choir.
“MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY Evening in the Park” series continues Sunday at Shops at Friendly, Friendly Avenue, Greensboro. Greensboro Big Band performs two sets beginning at 6 p.m. Free, donations accepted
“BEACH MUSIC in the Park” series continues with a performance by Carolina Breakers 5:30-8:30 tonight at Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It benefits Children’s Home Society. $7
“DAY OUT WITH THOMAS: The GO GO Thomas Tour 2013” will be given through Sunday at Tweetsie Railroad, U.S. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Shows are every 30 minutes, regardless of weather, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through Fridays. The show for preschoolers includes a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine and show-themed activities. $37 for adults, $23 for age 3-12, free for age 2 and younger, (877) 893-3874, www.tweetsie.com
TAKE-IT-EASY Tuesdays series begins Tuesday at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. The series includes stage games, a movie and concessions. Doors open at 11 a.m. Stage games, a raffle and cartoons run 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The movie of the week, “Matilda” this week, starts at 12:15 p.m. Admission of $5, includes movie, small soda and popcorn/chips. Lunch and more concessions are available for an additional cost.
“ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY” continues through Sept. 2 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. The interactive exhibit is based on the “Grossology” children’s book series. Animatronics, interactive learning games and animated characters offer a look at some of the more disgusting things animals do and how blood, vomit, pellets and similar animal products can be fun. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free with museum admission of $12 for age 14-59, $10 for age 60 and older, $9 for age 2-13, free for younger than 2, www.discoveryplace.org
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. Contra Rebels will provide live music. Rickey Holt will call dances. $8, $5 for full-time students, $3 for Salem students, 272-3245
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Zombie Prom — 9 p.m. Friday; $7 per person, $10 per couple;
• Vel Indica, Taylor Bays and the Laser Rays, PawTooth — 9 p.m. Saturday; $7
• Dirty Names — 9 p.m. Tuesday; $5.
RACHEL WETSRIRU will talk about self-publishing and her own writing at 7 tonight at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. Wetsriru lives in Randolph County and writes fiction aimed at teens. Free
NORTHWESTERN RANDOLPH County Arts Council sponsors exhibits through July 1 in Archdale. Works by Helen Mendenhall and her students will be on exhibit at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road. Works by Cara Bevan will be on exhibit at Sechrest Funeral Service, 120 Trindale Road.
“MEMORY - Nature and Nurture” continues through Sept. 7 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. The exhibit is composed of works by four female artists who examine memory and its role in nature and nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. They are: Diana Greene of Winston-Salem (photography), Allison Luce of Mooresville (sculpture), Kristi Ryba of St. John’s Island, S.C., (painting) and Kathy Sosa (portraits). www.waterworks.org
THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors the following 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.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. 887-2137, www.tagart.org
THE PRELIMINARY EMANCIPATION Proclamation is on exhibit through June 16 at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. President Abraham Lincoln issued the document on Sept. 22, 1862, after the Union victory at Antietam. The seven-page document is on loan from the national Archives in Washington, D.C. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
“PLEASE CALL ME By My True Names” continues through June 28 at the Photography Imaging Center, Administration/Education Center, Randolph Community College, 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro. It features portraits of women living with HIV. Kelly is an award-winning photojournalist who worked as a freelance photographer in Argentina, where she focused on social themes and documentary projects, including “Women Living with AIDS,” which originally was exhibited during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.
“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
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