Entertainment calendar, High Point This Week (Sept. 5-11, 2013)

Sep. 05, 2013 @ 12:32 AM

Fundraiser

BEACH MUSIC Blast series opens with a performance by Band of Oz 5:30-8:30 p.m. today at Ilderton Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram, 701 S. Main St. Proceeds go to Children’s Home Society of N.C. $5, $20 for a series pass for five performances, www.chsnc.org, (800) 632-1400

Dance

A FACULTY dance performance and panel discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 811 Montlieu Ave. The school’s dance minor program presents contemporary dance works on a broad range of themes performed by Cara Hagan, director of the program; Lindsey Howie an adjunct professor of dance in the theater department; and Melissa Pihos, adjunct professor of dance in education department. A panel discussion and question-answer program follow the performance. Free

Author

LISA GARDNER speaks at 3:30 p.m. today at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. She is a No. 1 New York Times crime thriller novelist who specializes in police procedure, forensics and twisted plots. Her novel, “The Neighbor,” was named Best Hardcover Novel from the International Thriller Writers in the United States. Gardner is in High Point participating in the Writer’s Police Academy, which will be held Sept. 5-8. At the academy, crime and mystery writers from throughout the United States are able to observe and interact with law enforcement agencies in order to write with more authenticity. The Wednesday program is free.

Clubs

JACKIE’S PLACE, 607 Washington St., sponsors the following:
• DJ Ronnie Ron — 8 p.m. Friday; $5;
• Reggae night featuring Spiritual Foundation Band  — 8 p.m. Saturday; $10.