Entertainment calendar (Jan. 3-9, 2013)
L.A. HARDY from Cleveland and Cori Healy, described as “a true diva,” perform stand-up comedy at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Joke Factory Comedy Club, High Point Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 135 S. Main St. $10. (855) 477-5292
BLUE MAN GROUP performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 10 at War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. The group’s new show features favorites in addition to a new sound, set and video design centering on a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high resolution screen. $70.50-$75.65, Ticketmaster
GEEKSBORO’S “Criterion Tuesdays” series of classic foreign and independent film features “George Washington,” directed by David Gordon Greene, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema, 2134 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. Created at UNC School of the Arts and filmed in the Triad, it is a portrayal of youth in the South. $6, $5 with student identification, includes beer, soda or coffee, www.geeksboro.com, 355-7180
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.
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. Rich and Tolly will provide live music, and Dean Snipes will call dances. $7, $5 for full-time students, 272-3245
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Roadkill Ghost Choir, Mrs. Kennedy & The Noize, Tyler Nail – 9 p.m. Friday; $7;
• Dirty Names – 8 p.m. Wednesday, $6.
“THE ART OF MISS VICTORIA CHRISTIE” opens with a reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday and 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.
“CERAMIC ART of NC University and College Faculty” continues through Jan. 19 at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. It shows ceramic art created by faculty who teach ceramics at stage universities and colleges. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
“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
“ART ON PAPER 2012” continues through Jan. 13 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Sixty-five artists of regional and international significance were selected to show unique works made on, or primarily composed of, paper. Artists were selected through submissions and by invitation. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 334-5770
“ROMARE BEARDEN’S “Odysseus Series” continues through Jan. 13 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. Bearden (1922-1988) created a cycle of collages and watercolors based on Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey.” Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, the series is noted for creating an artistic bridge between classic mythology and African-American culture. Works in the series were exhibited for only two months in New York before being scattered to private collections and public museums. A new exhibit was organized by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, and it features 55 Bearden works, including collages, watercolors and line drawings. Related events are online at www.reynoldahouse.org, 758-5580
“DINOSAURS” continues through Jan. 12 at SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem. The traveling exhibit features animatronic models of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, other dinosaurs and flying and aquatic prehistoric reptiles. www.sciworks.org, 767-6730
“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