Entertainment calendar (Sept. 5-11, 2013)
FLIP FLOP BEACH Music Festival begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Performers include Swingin’ Medallions, The Tams, Eric and the Chill Tones and The Craig Woolard Band. $35 for VIP seating, $25 for reserved seats, $15 for lawn seating, plus fees, Ticketmaster
LAURELYN DOSSETT and Friends perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. Dossett performs roots- and folk-rock. She regularly contributes original music for Triad Stage productions, and she has performed on the radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion.” Her band is: Scott Manring, Eddie Walker and Jason Sypher. $20, general admission
A FOOD TRUCK Festival and open house begin at 6 p.m. Friday at The Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Among the trucks that will sell food are Truckin’ With Tipsy’z of High Point.
BOOKMARKS Festival of Books and Authors will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the Downtown Arts District, Sixth and Trade streets, Winston-Salem. More than 30 authors will give readings, presentations, panel discussions, workshops and book signings. Illustrators, storytellers and chefs also lead programs. This year’s featured authors include Debbie Macomber, Jams McPherson, Sheila Bair, Carl Weber and Rachel Renee Russell. Free, www.bookmarksnc.org
EAST WEST BBQ Fest will be held Friday-Sunday at Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday. In addition to barbecue sales, events include live music on two stages, a marketplace and activities for children. $5 adults, free for children free, $3 for students with id, $ noon-4 p.m. Friday, www.eastwestbbqfest.com
MAYODAN Homecoming and Antique Festival will be held 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Jake Atkinson Park, 509 Main St. Antique vendors from several states will sell items. Festival events include live music, vendor sales and children’s activities. $2 for age 13 and older, free age 12 and younger, www.mayodanantiques.com
SECOND SUNDAYS on 4th Street will be held Sunday on 4th Street, between Cherry and Marshall streets, Winston-Salem. The Charlie Chaplin film “Modern Times” will be shown at 1 p.m. at a/perture, 311 W. 4th St. A block party begins at 3 p.m. It features events for children and music performances by Karen Click and the Hot Licks and Martha Bassett’s Trio. Free
MAIZE ADVENTURE continues through October at Kersey Valley Inc., 1615 Kersey Valley Road, Archdale. The 10-acre interactive maze is made from corn plants. Other events include gem panning, giant jumping pillows and concessions. $10.95 for general admission, $24.95 for a combo pack, www.maizeadventure.com, (855)185-6293
RAILROAD HERITAGE Weekend is Saturday and Sunday at Tweetsie Railroad, N.C. 321, between Boone and Blowing Rock. Activities include Cherokee dance prrformances, rides in the cab of one of the steam locomotives and other historical activities. Original locomotive No. 12 will pull an 1870s vintage coach car on non-stop trips around the mountain. Reduced admission for the entire weekend is $50 for adults, $34 for age 3-12, free for age 2 and younger, www.tweetsie.com
BLACKSMITHING will be demonstrated 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Park at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Free
“CINEMA UNDER THE STARS” series concludes Friday at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, with “Airplane” 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
TUMBLEWEED WANDERERS plays at 10 tonight at the Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. The California “hair-folk” group opens for The Revivalists. Tumbleweed Wanderers is touring in support of its debut album, “So Long,” and a new EP, “Worn Down Welcome.” $10 in advance (www.theblindtiger.com), $12 at the door
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Court Wynter Jazz Quartet, Kaleigh Baker with Nate Anderson — 9 Friday, $7.
A WALKING tour of the farm and working buildings of Reynolda Village will be given at 10 a.m. Saturday. The two-hour tour begins at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. In 1917, Reynolda was considered an experimental farm for agriculture, dairy production and animal husbandry. In the event of bad weather, the tour will be canceled. $15, $10 for members and students.
SCULPTURE Celebration will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, Lenoir. The celebration features sculpture by artists from across the United States who are competing for cash prizes. More than 150 sculptures will be entered in the competition. Free, www.caldwellarts.com, (828) 754-2486
“PRESENT TENSE: An Atmospheric Exploration with Some of Winston-Salem’s Rising Contemporary Artists” opens Friday and continues through Oct. 13 at Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The exhibit is designed to explore what is similar and dissimilar about the point of view of young artists in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. An opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday.
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.
“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, email@example.com
“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.:
• “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.
“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