Entertainment calendar (Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2013)
“SWINGLE BELLS” will be performed by Carolina Chamber Symphony Players at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. The concert also features vocalist Martha Bassett with the Giannini Brass and Jazzmas Trio. $20 for adults, $5 for students, children, www.carolinachambersymphony.org, (800) 838-3006
CRAFTMEN’S Christmas Classic 2013 crafts fair will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Special Events Center, Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Admission of $8 for adults, $1 for age 6-12 is good all three days, with free return pass.
“SATURDAYS with St. Nicholas” will be held each Saturday through Dec. 21 at Frank L. Horton Museum Center, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The event includes photos with St. Nicholas, performances of “Herr Kater’s Christmas” by Heirloom Puppet Theater (10 a.m.-2:45 p.m.), readings of “The Night Before Christmas” every half hour, refreshments. $7, free for children younger than 2, 721-7300, email@example.com
CIRQUE de la Symphonie aerialists perform with the Winston-Salem Symphony in a show titled “Carolina Christmas Spectacular” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. The program includes secular and religious music, with two aerialists performing above the stage. Burke Singers of Winston-Salem State University also perform. $25-$65 for adults, $25-$40 for children age 2 and older, 464-0145, www.wssymphony.org
CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT Tours of Old Salem continue through Saturday 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, except for today and Friday. 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
LIGHTING OF THE QUAD will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hearn Plaza at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Free
“HERR KATER’S CHRISTMAS” will be performed by Heirloom Puppet Theatre through Dec. 20 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
WINTERFEST continues through Feb. 1 outdoors adjacent to the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. Features include an ice skating rink open 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 the rink will be open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Other features include an ice roller coaster, an ice gazebo, a light carousel. Admission to the rink, including skates and an ice saucer, is $10 per person for 2 hours of skating and ice sliding. The $10 price includes unlimited trips down the ice roller coaster during the two-hour time frame. Groups of 15 or more can skate for $8 per person. Special mid-week $8 discount nights are available. Private rink rental times are also available for parties and corporate events before or after public skating hours. The full schedule and additional programming details are online at www.piedmontwinterfest.com.
DAR WILLIAMS performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Centenary United Methodist Church, 1646 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem. Admission is free; reservations are required because of limited seating (www.rootsrevivalws.com).
SUSAN KECK FOSTER, organist at Home Moravian Church, performs at noon Wednesday on the Tannenberg organ at James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Same Road, Winston-Salem. Free
UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA gives a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Free
“SNOW QUEEN” opens Sunday and continues through Dec. 22 at Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Performances are the world premiere of an Appalachian adventure story by Preston Lane, with original music by Laurelyn Dossett. In it, a young boy disappears on a winter day in the heart of Appalachia, and his best friend sets out to bring him home. $10-$48, 272-0160, www.triadstage.org
JOHN STEVENS gives a book signing 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. He is a calligrapher whose work is featured in the “Letterforming” exhibit at WFU.
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following, all at 9 p.m.:
• American Aquarium, The Darnell Woodies— Friday;
• Wafer Thin, Karon Click & the Hot Licks— Saturday.
THEATRE ART Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors exhibits through Jan. 3:
• “Facescapes: Paintings by Dan Smith” — Main Gallery. Smith creates face portraits, and more than two dozen will be on display. He has taught college-level painting, drawing, design and photography, and he currently teaches at Appalachian State University.
• “Adele Wayman: Paintings and Altars. A Painter’s Journey - Conversations with Nature.” — Gallery B. Wayman uses oil sticks and oil paint on cotton or linen canvas and wood to create patterns of nature that often are symbolic. Some are used as altars for personal or group rituals.
• “Ignite High Point: Vision in Action” — Hallway Gallery. The exhibit is designed to serve as a six-month progress report on new projects to create a more vibrant city center.
• “Annual Elementary school Exhibition” -— Kaleidoscope Gallery. Participating schools are: Montlieu, Parkview, Shadybrook, Southwest, Union Hill elementary schools, Wesleyan Christian Academy, Westchester Country Day School.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. 887-2137, www.tagart.org
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, firstname.lastname@example.org