Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Nov. 14-20, 2013)
“SHAKESPEARE ON TRIAL” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The two-man, comedic, touring Canadian production is jointly sponsored by the theater and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. In it, writer Bill Shakespeare is confronted by four of his most famous characters — Macbeth, Iago, Hamlet and Juliet — who complain that they can no longer be understood and need to be re-written for modern audiences. In the final 15 minutes, audience members may interact with the actors. After the show, audience members may talk with actors. $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, 887-3001, www.highpointtheatre.com
“INTO THE WOODS” will be performed by students in the High Point University theater department at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the campus at 833 Montlieu Ave. “Into the Woods,” which won the Tony for Best Musical in 1989, is an adult retelling of familiar “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” that features a contemporary twist, looking at what happens the day after “happily ever after.” Classic characters such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood are faced with the fact that they’re still missing something and they’re still wishing for more. $10 general admission, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for students, $3 for children 12 and younger, 841-4673.
JAMES GREGORY gives a stand-up comedy show, “James Gregory: the Funniest Man in America,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The Atlanta-based storyteller and comedian offers home-spun comedy, common-sense wisdom, old-fashioned values and politically incorrect humor in his “live from the front porch” show. His stories, while free of vulgarity, are realistic and sometimes have politically incorrect perspectives, they they lean more toward a PG-13 rating. $30 for seats in the front orchestra, $25 for rear orchestra and balcony, 887-3001, www.highpointtheatre.com
GREAT AMERICAN CRAFT BEER Tour comes to High Point 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Festival Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive. More than 100 beers will be available for sampling, and brewmasters will be available to answer questions. Live music will be performed by The Harris Brothers. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the local chapter of Special Olympics, Knights of Columbus and Shriners Children’s Hospitals. $50 for VIP tickets (includes souvenir glass, T-shirt, early admission), $35 general admission (includes unlimited beer samples and glass), $10 for designated drivers (includes unlimited soda and water), available at Brewer’s Kettle, Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery, www.gacbt.com
HIFEST will be held noon-5 p.m. Saturday at Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, 220 E. Commerce Ave. Sponsored by the High Point Human Relations Commission, it is designed to celebrate cultural diversity. It features ethnically specific traditions and rituals, art, foods, stories and language. Booths will be set up to provide information on city services, fair housing and human/health services. Free
AN ARTISTS showcase will be held 6-7:30 tonight at Centennial Station Arts Center, 121 S. Centennial St. It features artists in a variety of genres, including music and visual arts, and a presentation about Ignite High Point. It is sponsored by HiPAN, High Point Artists Network, composed of the High Point Area Arts Council, High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, High Point Theatre and Theatre Art Galleries. It also is designed to be a networking opportunity for artists. Free, open to the public.
NORTHWESTERN RANDOLPH County Arts Council sponsors exhibits through Dec. 31 by Joyce Royal at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road, and by Mary Pegram at Sechrest Funeral Service, 120 Trindale Road, both in Archdale. A joint reception will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday at both locations.
“EDUCATION is Freedom - Improve the Outlook of Learning” is on exhibit through Dec. 31 at Jamestown Public Library, 200 W. Main St. Organized by Dan Lambeth of Archdale, the exhibit is designed to show the history of education in the United States 1610-2010. The exhibit changes to include different schools each month.
HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free events for children in the Storyroom:
• “Tiny Turkey, A Holiday Musical,” a musical based on the adventures of a turkey, by Greensboro Storybook Theatre — 2 p.m. Saturday;
• Book Babies story time for children through 11 months and caretakers — 10 a.m. Monday;
• BookWorms story time for age 12-24 months — 10 a.m. Tuesday;
• Time for Twos story time for age 2 years— 11 a.m. Tuesday;
• Magic Tree House Book Club special program on the “Magic Tree House” series by Mary Pope Osborne, games, crafts for school-age children — 3 p.m. Tuesday;
• Preschool story time for age 3-5 years — 2 p.m. Wednesday.
“CATCHING FIRE” party will be held at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. For teens age 12-19, the interactive movie party, using cell phones, is in advance of the release of “Catching Fire.” An interactive showing of the movie “The Hunger Games” begins at 2 p.m. Free
IMPROVISATIONAL theater workshop will be given 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. It is by Paul Bogan, who has been an actor, director, writer and lighting technician. Free
OLD TIME Square Dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Denton Civic Center, W. Salisbury Street. Dances also include waltzes, two-step, flat-footing and clogging. Dancers may not wear taps. Live music will be provided by The Oak Tree Boys with fiddler Max Lanning. Dances will be called by Ken Beck. $5 for adults, free for age 12 and younger, 472-2802, www.dentondance.net