Entertainment calendar (Jan. 24-30, 2013)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN Cultural Celebration will be held 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. It features the Winston-Salem State University Burke Singers, an all-female a cappella group. Events also feature other musical performances, drama, film, programs by writers and crafters. The theme of events is “Defining Freedom.” Free, ncmuseumofhistory.org
BLACKSMITHING demonstrations will be given 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Park, High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Free
“THE SHORT TREE and the Little Bird That Could Not Sing” will be performed at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre, Main Building, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St., Greensboro. The quirky fable tells the story of a tree that resents its roots and a bird with the worst singing voice in history. Free
MUSIC FACULTY at Greensboro College perform “Winter Recital” at 4 p.m. Sunday in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel on the campus at 815 W. Market St. Free
ZAC BROWN Band is in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. The band is touring in support of its latest album, “Uncaged.” $45, $59.50, $69.50, plus fees, Ticketmaster
VENICE BAROQUE Orchestra performs at 7:30 tonight in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. The group from Venice, Italy, performs an all-Italian program. $16-$25, 758-5295
KEVIN LAWRENCE and Dmitri Shteinberg perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Watson Hall, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The violinist and pianist, respectively, will perform works by Tartini, Beethoven, Ravel and Joan Tower. $15, $13 for students and seniors, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
NU Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Watson Hall, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The program is composed of music for small ensembles by UNCSA composers. $15, $13 for students and seniors, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
RODNEY CARRINGTON gives his stand-up comedy show at 8 tonight in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. $44.75, plus fees, Ticketmaster
GEEKSBORO’S “Criterion Tuesdays” series of classic foreign and independent film features “The Spirit of the Beehive” at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema, 2134 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. The Spanish film follows the journey of a small girl who is possessed by the memory of seeing James Whale’s 1931 “Frankenstein.” $6, $5 with student identification, includes beer, soda or coffee, www.geeksboro.com, 355-7180
“THE ALIENS” by Annie Baker will be performed by Paper Lantern Theatre Company through Sunday at UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. In the play, two 30-something slackers find a protege in Evan (performed by High Pointer Owen Hickle-Edwards), an awkward 17-year-old. $20, $18 for seniors and students, 272-0160, www.paperlanterntheatre.com
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Women of the World Poetry Slam — 9:30-10:30 tonight, $5;
• Mipso Trio — 9 p.m. Friday, $8;
• Luna Arcade — 9 p.m. Saturday, $7;
• The Hooten Hallers — 9 p.m. Wednesday, $5.
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. Reel Shady will provide live music, and Kristin Seibert will call dances. $7, $5 for full-time students, 272-3245
“THE DEVIL is in the Details: Old Scratch” opens Friday and continues through Feb. 25 in Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery, Cowan Humanities Building, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St. The exhibit of fine-art photography is by Ross Holt and Becky VanderVeen. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
“HILLSBOROUGH Gallery of Arts” continues through March 27 at Center for Creative Leadership, 1 Leadership Place, Greensboro. The exhibit of fine art and craft is by 21 artists who work together and exhibit art at the locally owned and operated artist cooperative in Hillsborough. To view the exhibit during office hours, call 510-0975 for an appointment.
“WINTER ART EXHIBIT” continues through Feb. 24 at Theatre Art Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Ave. Exhibit are:
• “Surfacing Connections” in the Main Gallery and Gallery B. Featuring artists are: Kiki Farish of Raleigh (graphite on board), Sarah West of Raleigh (jewelry and sculpture), Jerry Jackson of Penland (sculpture), Jane Wells Harrison of Lenoir (encaustic collage) and Jill Eberle of New Bern (paintings).
• “Forgotten Faces: Portraits from the High Point Museum” in the Hallway Gallery. The exhibit of approximately a dozen portraits are from the museum’s collection, but they have not been on view for a long time. Most were created in the 1930s and 1940s, and many portray High Point’s founding fathers.
• “TAG’s Annual Middle School Art Exhibit” in Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery. Works are by young artists from Southwest Guilford Middle School, Wesleyan Christian Academy, High Point Christian Academy, High Point Friends School, Westchester Country Day School, Welborn Middle School and Archdale-Trinity Middle School.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only. www.tagart.org, 887-2137.
JERRY BLEDSOE’S personal collection of art is the focus of an exhibit, “Orphaned Art,” that continues through Tuesday at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Bledsoe, a New York Times best-selling author and journalist, has collected art using the guidelines: Always try to buy originals and always spend less than $40. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. .Saturdays. 629-0399, www.randolphartsguild.com
“THE ART OF MISS VICTORIA CHRISTIE” continues through Sunday 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.
“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
“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