Entertainment calendar (Nov. 14-20, 2013)
CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT Tours of Old Salem begin Friday and continue through Nov. 30 in the historic district of Winston-Salem. Tours are at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. They depart from Herbst House, 511 S. Main St. Tours include the Saal of the Single Brothers’ House and Tavern Museum. $20 for adults, $15 for children, $18/$13 for Friends of Old Salem, 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
THE 260TH birthday of Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem, will be celebrated 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday with historical reenactments, live music, stores, crafts and trade demonstrations, food sales. Free
PIEDMONT CRAFTSMEN Fair will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Benton Convention Center, 5th and Cherry streets, Winston-Salem. Works in a variety of media are by more than 120 crafters from throughout the country. $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, free for children younger than 12 with a paying adults, $11 for a weekend pass.
THE EAGLES are in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. The best-selling, long-lived group is on its “History of the Eagles” tour. $49.50-$198.90, Ticketmaster
HILLSONG UNITED is in concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. The Australian worship group is on its “Welcome Zion” tour. $33.50-$57.15, Ticketmaster
JIM BRICKMAN is in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1912 W. Lee St. The award-winning pianist and recording artist is on his “The Love Tour.” $24.50, $32.50, $42.50, Ticketmaster
YOUTH ORCHESTRAS of the Winston-Salem Symphony perform at 7 p.m. Monday at The Stevens Center, 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem. Groups are: Premiere Strings, Youth Philharmonic, Youth Symphony. Guest artist is violaist Miles Hoffman. New, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 will be accepted as part of the symphony’s Angel Tree partnership with the Salvation Army. Free
WINSTON-SALEM Symphony performs at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Stevens Center, 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem. The classical concert includes works by Wagner, Mozart and Beethoven, with guest pianist Myron D. Brown. Guest conductor is Philip Mann, music director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. New, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 will be accepted as part of the symphony’s Angel Tree partnership with the Salvation Army. $15-$62, 464-0145, www.wssymphony.org
WAKE FOREST University sponsors the following free performances, all in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, on the Winston-Salem campus:
• Collegium Musicum and Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble concert, “German Music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque”— 7:30 tonight;
• Wind chamber concert by student ensembles — 3 p.m. Saturday;
• Small jazz ensembles concert — 7:30 p.m. Saturday;
• Old Gold Jazz Crew concert — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
SALLY STRUTHERS stars in a touring production of “Hello Dolly” at 7 p.m. Sunday in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Struthers is best known for her role as Gloria in the TV series “All in the Family” and as Babette on “Gilmore Girls.” $54.05-$64.85, Ticketmaster
“OUR TOWN” will be performed at 8 p.m. today through Saturday at Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center, Guilford Technical Community College, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown. The classic American play by Thornton Wilder is performed by students in GTCC’s Fine Arts Theatre. The production will be set in the near-future. When the fictional town of Grover’s Corners has experienced a Hurricane Katrina-like disaster. Inhabitants try to build their lives and find hope amid the ruins. Tickets are $15, $10 for GTCC staff and alumni, $5 for GTCC students, and they are available at the High Point Theatre box office, 229 E. Commerce Ave., 887-3001, www.highpointtheatre.com A pre-show dinner prepared by students in GTCC’s culinary arts program will be available at 7 p.m. today. Reservations are required (www.culinary.gtcc.edu).
“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
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
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following, all at 9 p.m.:
• The Bo Stevens, Danny Kay & the Nightlifers — tonight;
• Vagabond Saints Society tribute to Cheap Trick— Friday;
• Cactus Black, King Buffalo, All Them Witches, Corsair, Tusker — Saturday;
• Silver Moon Saloon — Sunday;
• Easter Island — Wednesday.
“LETTERFORMING” continues through Dec. 8 at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. It gives an historical overview of the development of letters and words and traces the evolution of text, typefaces and print and notes current shifts. Free, www.hanesgallery.wfu.edu
“MERRY MOOR WINNETT: A Photographic Personal Perspective continues through Dec. 4 in Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The late artist’s husband, Tom Winnett, who donated 18 of his wife’s original works to HPU in her honor, will speak at 4:30 p.m. during the reception. The reception is free and open to the public. Winnett (1951-1994) was known in the late 1970s as the queen of experimental photography, and she used infrared, hand-painted, toned, stitched and composite-printed images. The retrospective exhibit covers Winnett’s lifetime of work. Featured works include 45 vintage surreal photographs from a variety of series and collections, with themes of mythology, fantasy and popular culture. Winnett’s work is in the permanent collection of Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and it also is at Guilford College, University of South Florida, Reynolds Collection, Greenhill Center for Art and New York’s Floating Foundation of Photography. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. 841-4680
“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, 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.