Entertainment calendar (Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2013)
SMOKY MOUNTAIN Folk Festival will be held Friday and Saturday at Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska, Haywood County. It features mountain music and dancing. Main shows begin at 6:30 p.m. daily. $12 at the door, $10 in advance, free for children younger than 12, www.smokymountainfolkfestival.com
APPLE Festival will be held Friday through Monday in downtown Hendersonville. Events include vendor sales, live music, a car show, exhibits and anything related to apples. www.ncapplefestival.org As part of the festival, the Henderson County Gem and Mineral Society sponsors its show and sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Whitmire Activity Center, 301 Lily Pond Road. This year’s theme is “Wonders from the Sky,” and mineral items from outer space will be exhibited. Admission for the mineral show and sale is $4 for adults, free for age 12 and younger.
RON RUDKIN gives a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Watson Hall, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. He is director of jazz studies and a performing jazz musician. He will be joined by pianist Bob Hallahan, bass player Jason Foureman, drummer John Hanks, trombonist Cameron MacManus, trumpeter Judith Saxton, saxophonist Taimur Sullivan, percussionist John Beck, violinist Janet Orenstein, viola player Sheila Browne and cellist Brooks Whitehouse. $15, $13 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
“ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY” continues through Monday at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. The interactive exhibit is based on the “Grossology” children’s book series. Animatronics, interactive learning games and animated characters offer a look at some of the more disgusting things animals do and how blood, vomit, pellets and similar animal products can be fun. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free with museum admission of $12 for age 14-59, $10 for age 60 and older, $9 for age 2-13, free for younger than 2, www.discoveryplace.org
“NUNSET BOULEVARD” will be performed through Sunday at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. In the comedy, the Little Sisters of Hoboken are invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, www.wstheatrealliance.org, (800) 838-3006
“CINEMA UNDER THE STARS” series continues Friday at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, with “Back to the Future” at 9 p.m. Gates open at 8 p.m., and visitors may bring a picnic. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, films will be shown inside. $5, cash only, 758-5150
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• The Coalmen, , Worthless Son in Laws — 9 tonight, $7;
• The Genuine, Old North State — 9 p.m. Friday; $7;
• Cactus Black — 9 p.m. Saturday; $5.
INUIT art will be on exhibit Wednesday 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 www.library.guilford.edu/art-gallery. An opportunity to meet the collectors will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Leak Room of Dyke Memorial Hall, followed by a reception in the Art Gallery in Hege Library.
“VISIONS 2013: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” continues through Nov. 1 at Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The 50-piece exhibit is designed to investigate the power of everyday objects and imagery. It features the work of professional artists, many of whom are educators from prestigious universities. Their work is in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, lithographs and an installation piece. Featured artists are Barbara Nessim of New York, honored by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London retrospectively for work in the 1960s; Christopher Clamp, a S.C. native whose work is featured in the biennial presentation at Arnot Museum in Elmira, N.Y.; Thomasville native Rankin Willard, who studied at HPU and whose works are in private collections. A reception will be held 4-6 p.m. Sept. 12. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 841-4680
“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
“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.
“FOODWARES: Pottery for Storage and Preparation of Food” continues through Oct. 26 at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. Wares on exhibit are both historical and contemporary. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students in grades 9-12, free for younger students. 873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
SERENDIPITY School of Art artists exhibit their works through Sept. 30 at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road, Archdale. The five artists are Barbara Lingerfelt, Roger Rollman, Karen Povey, Marina Martelli and Sue Weston.
THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors the following exhibits through Sept. 22:
• “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form,” in the Main Gallery and Hallway Gallery, featuring original art with bicycles as the theme by local and regional artists with the bicycle as the theme.
• “Five Leading Lights … Of Custom Frame Building” in Gallery B. Examples of current leading bicycle frame builders — Peter Weigle, Mark DiNucci, Dario Pegoretti, Nick Crumpton and Dave Wages — will be on display.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. 887-2137, www.tagart.org
DURHAM ARTS Council sponsors the following exhibits at its galleries at 120 Morris St.:
• “William Beatty: Roadscapes & Bluescapes” — Allenton Gallery through Sept. 8;
• “Stacy Crabill: Big Sugar” — Seaman Gallery through Sept. 8;
• “Nadjib Adebola Assani: Legends of Onile” — Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery through Jan. 6.
JEANETTE SHEEHAN’S paintings in watercolors and oils are on exhibit through Wednesday by appointment only in the Community and Wellness Center at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 109 Penny Road, Jamestown. Her paintings are inspired by her travels to Great Britain, New Mexico, Italy, France, Spain and the Bahamas. She has a studio in her home in Pinehurst. To schedule an appointment, call 821-4000.
“MEMORY - Nature and Nurture” continues through Sept. 7 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. The exhibit is composed of works by four female artists who examine memory and its role in nature and nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. They are: Diana Greene of Winston-Salem (photography), Allison Luce of Mooresville (sculpture), Kristi Ryba of St. John’s Island, S.C., (painting) and Kathy Sosa (portraits). www.waterworks.org
“CELEBRATING 50 YEARS of the Museum of Anthropology” continues through Oct. 26 at the museum at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. The retrospective exhibit curated by students includes photos from the archives and artifacts from around the world. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free