Entertainment calendar (Nov. 21-27, 2013)
TRANS-SIBERIAN Orchestra gives performances of its rock opera, “The Lost Christmas Eve,” at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. The production, accompanied by lavish sound and lights, is described as a modern Charles Dickens-like performance. It is set during an enchanted Christmas Eve in New York City. $41.15-$84.80, Ticketmaster
CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT Tours of Old Salem continue through Nov. 30 in the historic district of Winston-Salem. Tours are at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. They depart from Herbst House, 511 S. Main St. Tours include the Saal of the Single Brothers’ House and Tavern Museum. $20 for adults, $15 for children, $18/$13 for Friends of Old Salem, www.oldsalem.org
BLANDWOOD MANSION, the family home in the 1840s of Gov. John Motley Morehead at 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro, will be decorated for Christmas and open for tours through Dec. 29. Tour hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. $8, $7 for seniors, $5 for age 12 and younger, www.preservationgreensboro.org, 272-5003
CAROLINA RENAISSANCE Festival will be held 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville, equal distance from interstates 77 and 85. Take I-85 to exit 52 or 55 and go west. Events include an artisan marketplace that mimics 16th century architecture; 11 outdoor stages with theater, comedy, music, dance, magic, circus entertainment and falconry demonstrations; costumed characters; games; rides and feasting. $21 for adults, $11 for age 5-12, free for younger than age 5, $1 more at the gate, available at Harris Teeter stores, online at www.renfestinfo.com
“THE LEGEND OF BETSY ROSS” will be performed by Heirloom Puppet Theatre through Friday at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Cost is $2 or with an all-in-one ticket. Show times are online at www.oldsalem.org
OPEN HEARTH cooking will be demonstrated by costumed interpreters 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Free
BONNIE RAITT is in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Paul Brady opens. The 10-time Grammy Award winner is on her “Slipstream Tour 2013.” $57.60-$89.95, Ticketmaster
SCOTT MILLER performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. He performs as part of a trio with Rayna Gellert (Uncle Earl) and Bryn Davies (Texas Trio with Peter Rowan, Two High String Band). Miller is a Virginia-based singer-songwriter known for his sly wit and songwriting. He was a member of the roots-rock band the V-Roys, and he now performs as a solo act or with his band, Commonwealth. $18, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org, 747-1414
MALCOLM HOLCOMBE performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The North Carolina-based singer-songwriter is known for his haunted style of singing and songwriting. His most recent release is “Down the River.” $18, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org, 747-1414
WAKE FOREST University sponsors the following performances, all in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, on the Winston-Salem campus:
• Cantus Vocal Ensemble with Theatre Latte Da in “All is Calm,” men’s vocal ensemble — 7:30 tonight; $15-$27, free for WFU faculty, staff, students, 758-5295;
• Deacon Jazz Machine Concert — 3 p.m. Friday, free;
• Wind Ensemble concert — 3 p.m. Sunday, free.
LARRY G. DAVIS, a guitarist, performs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday during Roy’s Folks Craft Fair at the old J.C. Penney at Westchester Mall, 921 Eastchester Drive.
“MESSIAH on the Frigidaire” will be performed at 8 p.m. today-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem. In the Southern comedy set in the small town of Elroy, S.C., what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator. $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, www.wstheatrealliance.org, 723-7777
“SHE LOVES ME” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Freedman Theatre, Performance Place, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The production is by students in the schools of drama and design and production. The family musical is the story of two co-workers who don’t get along in person but fall in love as pen pals. $22, $20 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following, all at 9 p.m.:
• Kelly McRae, Johnathan Loos — tonight;
• Channing & Quinn, Roseland— Friday;
• Suitcase, Vel Indica, The Lake Isle— Saturday.
TRI-CITY SINGLES dance will be held 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at The Elks Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. $12, firstname.lastname@example.org
A CONTRA DANCE will be held 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons. A beginners’ lesson is at 7:30 p.m. It is sponsored and hosted by Fiddle and Bow Contra Dance Society and Salem College Contra Collaborators. $8, $5 for students, free for children younger than 12, www.feetretreat.com
A FALL dance concert will be performed at 7 p.m. today and Friday at Weaver Academy, 300 S. Spring St., Greensboro. The performance by students, faculty and a visiting artist features ballet and contemporary works. $5 at the door, general admission
NORTHWESTERN RANDOLPH County Arts Council sponsors exhibits through Dec. 31 by Joyce Royal at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road, and by Mary Pegram at Sechrest Funeral Service, 120 Trindale Road, both in Archdale.
“EDUCATION is Freedom - Improve the Outlook of Learning” is on exhibit through Dec. 31 at Jamestown Public Library, 200 W. Main St. Organized by Dan Lambeth of Archdale, the exhibit is designed to show the history of education in the United States 1610-2010. The exhibit changes to include different schools each month.
“LETTERFORMING” continues through Dec. 8 at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. It gives an historical overview of the development of letters and words and traces the evolution of text, typefaces and print and notes current shifts. Free, www.hanesgallery.wfu.edu
“MERRY MOOR WINNETT: A Photographic Personal Perspective continues through Dec. 4 in Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. Winnett (1951-1994) was known in the late 1970s as the queen of experimental photography, and she used infrared, hand-painted, toned, stitched and composite-printed images. The retrospective exhibit covers Winnett’s lifetime of work. Featured works include 45 vintage surreal photographs from a variety of series and collections, with themes of mythology, fantasy and popular culture. Winnett’s work is in the permanent collection of Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and it also is at Guilford College, University of South Florida, Reynolds Collection, Greenhill Center for Art and New York’s Floating Foundation of Photography. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. 841-4680
“QUILTS and Crafts of the Lakota” continues through Jan. 26 at Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem. It is in conjunction with the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. The exhibit is composed of two related exhibits: “Quilts of the Lakota” organized by The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, and “Contemporary Creations: Arts and Crafts by Lakota Artists” by C-H Jacobson Produktion AB of Stockholm, Sweden. www.deltaartscenter.org
“THE WAR AT HOME: Exploring Winston and Salem During the Civil War” continues through June at New Winston Museum, 713 Marshall St. South, Winston-Salem. Designed to present the war from the perspective of the communities of Winston and Salem, the exhibit has three components: “A Divided Community,” “The War Effort” and “Life and Legacies.” Museum hours are noon-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Free, www.newwinston.org, 724-2842
“PARTISANS: Social Realism in American Art” continues through March 16 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. It is designed to explore art as a form of protest against social injustice. It is a Reynolda rotating exhibit, and it includes works not regularly on view, such as “Bootleggers” by Thomas Hart Benton and “Spring Turning” by Grant Wood. www.reynoldahouse.org
INUIT art will be on exhibit through Dec. 15 at Guilford College Art Gallery, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. The exhibit includes more than 100 contemporary works — sculpture, textiles, prints, drawings, paintings, photographs — from private collectors who have made trips during the past decade to Nanavut, the largest and northernmost territory in Canada. Related events are online at http://library.guilford.edu/art-gallery.
“COMPLEX CONVERSATIONS: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works” continues through Dec. 15 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. The exhibit encompasses more than 30 years in the career of Cole, including three-dimensional sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Cole, from Newark, N.J., and he considers himself an urban archaeologist. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 1-5 p.m. weekends. Free, 334-5770, email@example.com
“JUST AROUND THE BEND” continues through Nov. 22 at Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, Greensboro. The exhibit of landscape paintings is by members of Piedmont Outdoor Painters. The exhibit is on view during office hours. To schedule an appointment, call 510-0975.