Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Jan. 24-30, 2013)

Jan. 24, 2013 @ 03:34 AM

Comedy

THE WATER COOLERS performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The quirky comedy revue offers a look at life, as discussed the next morning around the water cooler. Members mix comedy, original songs and song parodies. Their observations are drawn from real-life experiences. Led by actor and comedy writer Thomas Michael Allen, one of the creators of the long-running New York hit “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” The Water Coolers celebrate – and skewer – work, life and balancing the two. Tickets are $20 and $25 for seats in the orchestra and $15 for balcony seats. 887-3001, www.highpointtheatre.com

ARTIE FLETCHER and Roz McCoy perform at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Joke Factory Comedy Club, High Point Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 135 S. Main St. Fletcher has performed on “Law & Order Criminal Intent,” and McCoy is from Jacksonville, Fla. $10, 889-8888, www.jokefactorycomedyclub.com

IMPROVISATIONAL comedy by the Winston-Salem group Nekkid Feet will be performed 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s Spirit Center, 807 W. Ward Ave. The group performs stand-up based on audience suggestions. Admission is for those age 18 and older. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be for sale. $10

Books

A USED BOOKS sale will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Room of High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. A preview sale for members of the sponsoring Friends of the library will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, and memberships will be available, starting at $10. Proceeds go to the Friends group. Prices are: $2 for hardcovers, 50 cents for paperbacks and hardcover children’s books, 25 cents for children’s paperbacks, $3 for coffee table books, $1-$3 for audiovisual materials, $3 for the bag sale.

WINTER HERITAGE Book Club meets 10:30-noon Friday in the third-floor Book Lovers’ Room at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. The subject is the book “Loyalty and Loss: The Tory Experience During the Revolution.” For information contact Larry Cates at 883-3637, email ncroom@highpointnc.gov

History

HEALING FORCE performs 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday in the Conference Center at Davidson County Community College in Thomasville. Their program, “The Rhythm of the African Drums,” kicks off the school’s Black History Month celebration. Free

Writers

A WRITER’S GROUP meets 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the third-floor Research Services Classroom at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. It will be led Susan Morton. The subject of the session is the poem “Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Night” by Robert Frost, followed by a discussion. Each meeting will explore a different genre of creative writing. Free, Megan Joyce, 883-3646

Artists

A COMMUNITY ART project will be held Saturday in Asheboro. Aspiring artists may go to Randolph Arts guild anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There, supplies and coffee cups will be provided, and artists may create art on the cups. Cups will be taken to the Coffee Xchange at 108 Sunset Ave., where they will be on exhibit. Free, 629-0399