Entertainment calendar (Nov. 7-13, 2013)

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 10:20 PM


HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Shops at Old Salem, Old Salem Museum and Gardens, Winston-Salem. Events include activities for children, musical performances, a program on cooking, book signings and a visit from Mrs. Claus at Moravian Book and Gift Shop at 1 p.m. www.oldsalem.org

BLANDWOOD MANSION, the family home in the 1840s of Gov. John Motley Morehead at 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro, will be decorated for Christmas and open for tours through Dec. 29. Tour hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. $8, $7 for seniors, $5 for age 12 and younger, www.preservationgreensboro.org, 272-5003 


A POTTERY festival sponsored by Potters of the Piedmont will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the South End District, along S. Elm Street, Greensboro. Approximately 50 potters will participate. Rain date is Sunday. Free admission

CAROLINA RENAISSANCE Festival will be held 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 24 north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville, equal distance from interstates 77 and 85. Take I-85 to exit 52 or 55 and go west. Events include an artisan marketplace that mimics 16th century architecture; 11 outdoor stages with theater, comedy, music, dance, magic, circus entertainment and falconry demonstrations; costumed characters; games; rides and feasting. $21 for adults, $11 for age 5-12, free for younger than age 5, $1 more at the gate, available at Harris Teeter stores, online at www.renfestinfo.com


FURNITURE CITY Kennel Club Dog Show will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday at Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex, Educational Building, 300 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem. Events end approximately 4-5 p.m. each day. Dog show tours are available Saturday. Free admission, charge for parking

For kids

“THE LEGEND OF BETSY ROSS” will be performed by Heirloom Puppet Theatre through Nov. 22 at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Cost is $2 or with an all-in-one ticket. Show times are online at www.oldsalem.org


THE U.S. NAVAL Academy Men’s Glee Club, composed of 65 men,  is featured in a pops concert by the Winston-Salem Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. $15-$62, 464-0145, www.wssymphony.org

FIRE PINK TRIO is in concert at noon today at Wake Forest Medical Center, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem. It will perform music for harp, flute and viola, including Debussy’ “Sonata” and contemporary American works. Free, www.wakehealth.edu/Arts/Events.htm

PIANIST JULIA ZILBERQUIT performs with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 tonight in War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., and 8 p.m. Saturday in Dana Auditorium, 8500 W. Friendly Ave., both in Greensboro. She performs works by Brahms, Sionimsky and Schumann. $42, $34, $30, $24, $10 for students, Ticketmaster

SITKOVETSKY & FRIENDS chamber music concert will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday in the Recital Hall, School of Music, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It features violinists Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Stephanie Exerman and Wendy Rawls; violaist Maureen Michels; pianist Julia Zilberquit and cellist Gina Pezzoli. $30, $5 for students, Ticketmaster

UNCSA Symphony Orchestra performs Verdi’s “Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Stevens Center, 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem. The orchestra will be joined by the UNCSA Cantata Singers and soloists from A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute and members of the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale. $18-$20, 721-1945


“RUMORS” by Neil Simon will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Founders Hall at Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. The production is by students in the department of theater studies. $5, www.guilford.edu/theatre

“HAIRSPRAY” will be performed at Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The musical is about a chubby teen with a great hairdo and an opportunity to dance at the Corny Collins show. $12, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, 758-5295

“STREET SCENE” will be performed in Catawba Theatre, Performance Place, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The production is by the members of the drama school’s Studio 3. The story is a portrayal of daily life as experienced by the colorful residents of a gritty New York neighborhood in 1928. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929. $15, $13 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances


THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following, all at 9 p.m.:
• Primo Van Halen, Bosnian Pyramids, Teleportation — tonight;
• The Genuine— Saturday;
• Gringo Star, Turf War — Sunday;
• Kaleigh Baker — Wednesday.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws


“QUILTS and Crafts of the Lakota” continues through Jan. 26 at Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem. It is in conjunction with the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. The exhibit is composed of two related exhibits: “Quilts of the Lakota” organized by The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, and “Contemporary Creations: Arts and Crafts by Lakota Artists” by C-H Jacobson Produktion AB of Stockholm, Sweden. www.deltaartscenter.org

“THE WAR AT HOME: Exploring Winston and Salem During the Civil War” continues through June at New Winston Museum, 713 Marshall St. South, Winston-Salem. Designed to present the war from the perspective of the communities of Winston and Salem, the exhibit has three components: “A Divided Community,” “The War Effort” and “Life and Legacies.” Museum hours are noon-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Free, www.newwinston.org, 724-2842

“PARTISANS: Social Realism in American Art” continues through March 16 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. It is designed to explore art as a form of protest against social injustice. It is a Reynolda rotating exhibit, and it includes works not regularly on view, such as “Bootleggers” by Thomas Hart Benton and “Spring Turning” by Grant Wood. www.reynoldahouse.org

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.

“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, www.weatherspoon@uncg.edu

“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.


• Patti LaBelle — Jan. 12, War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro Coliseum, www.greensborocoliseum.com
•  Eric Benet — Jan. 18, Carolina Theatre, Greensboro, www.carolinatheatre.com