Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Feb. 14-20, 2013)

Feb. 14, 2013 @ 02:29 AM

Valentine’s Day

THE BEST OF BROADWAY performs “You Raise Me Up” at 7:30 tonight at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The program is a salute some of the most popular voices, including Josh Groban,  Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman and Celine Dion. Hits such as “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “The Impossible Dream,” “Love Changes Everything” and “The Wind Beneath My Wings” will be performed by artists whose credits include starring roles on Broadway, appearances with major symphony orchestras, solo concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and command performances at the White House.
An optional Valentine’s dinner catered by Gianno’s will be available in the theater’s second-floor art gallery before the performance.
Tickets are $35 for seats in the orchestra, $30 for balcony seats and $60 for the Valentine’s dinner for two. 887-3001, online at www.highpointtheatre.com.

History

BLACK EXPO will be held noon-4 p.m. Saturday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. It is sponsored by the African American Heritage Society. Local vendors will sell products and services.
Charles D. Rodenbough, author of “History of a Dream Deferred,” will discuss The Sauratown Project, a community of African slaves who lived on a Rockingham County plantation in the late 18th century. The project uses DNA and archaeological and textual evidence for in-depth study. Slaves’ origins can be pinpointed to precise locations in Africa and the Caribbean before coming to the Carolinas, and their descendants are traceable, in some cases, to modern times.
Giselle Jones-Jones, author of the upcoming “Through Sora’s Eyes: Modern Insight  into a Timeless Vision,” will discuss writer Zora Neal Hurston.
Free

In concert

THE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE at High Point University performs a concert, “Kaleidoscope,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, 833 Montlieu Ave. Small instrumental ensembles — flute, woodwind, brass, orchestra — will be positioned throughout the concert hall, and they will perform, one after another, with little to no break. Free, no ticket required

Comedy

DUSTIN DIAMOND, known for his role as Screech Powers on the NBC sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” performs stand-up comedy at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Joke Factory Comedy Club, High Point Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 135 S. Main St. $15 advance (855) 477-5292, $20 day of the show, www.jokefactorycomedyclub.com

Dance

A DANCE CONCERT will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday at Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University. It includes four new dance works, three choreographed by Cara Hagan, instructor of dance at the school. Guest choreographer is Jacqueline Kalata of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Students in the dance minor of the theater program will perform. Free

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 Ken Beck. $5 for adults, free for age 12 and younger, 472-2802, www.dentondance.net