Entertainment calendar (Aug. 22-28, 2013)
“MAYBERRY RFD” and “The Andy Griffith Show” actors and tribute artists give a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Bank James Garner Center, 210 Burnett St., Troy. Actors Maggie Peterson, who played Charlene, and Rodney Dillard, who played Rodney Darling, are among the performers. The concert is to raise money for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education programs. A silent auction that includes Mayberry items will be held. $20 for reserved seats (704-985-6987), $15 at the door
“THEM” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. The 1954 sci-fi classic is in conjunction with giant metal ant sculptures by local artist Mike Durham that have been placed in and around the building as part of “2013 Downtown Asheboro sculpture Exhibition.” Before the movie, local film buff Chad Conville will give a brief lecture on one of the first nuclear-monster movies and give fun facts on “Them,” which is about radioactive ants. A popcorn contest will be held to determine Most Creative, Most Flavorful” and “Is That Popcorn?” Participants may bring snacks and beverages. Free
“WAITING FOR GODOT” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The production is by professional actors and faculty in the school’s department of theater. It will be directed by Jay Putnam, assistant professor of theater. It features Ed Simpson, chairman of the theater department; Doug Brown, assistant professor of theater; 9-year-old Trinity resident Landon Wall; guest artists David Wells and Michael Kamtman. Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play is about two men waiting for a guest who never arrives. Tickets are $10, general admission, and proceeds from all performances benefit HPU theater scholarships. For tickets call 841-4673.
Following the Saturday night performance, a reception will be held. A short one-act play, “Standing Up V and E,” will be performed. The play is a comedic response to “Godot” that was written by Simpson, and it will be presented by HPU theater majors.
“NUNSET BOULEVARD” will be performed through Sept. 1 at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. In the comedy, the Little Sisters of Hoboken are invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, www.wstheatrealliance.org, (800) 838-3006
OLD SALEM Museum and Gardens, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, sponsors events to celebrate the anniversary of the War of 1812 and the August 1812 observance of President James Madison’s Day of Prayer by the Moravians. Family events include demonstrations and hands-on activities. Admission is by an all-in-one ticket for Old Salem, $21 for adults, $10 for age 6-16, free for Friends of Salem, 721-7300
“CREATION CELEBRATION: City Arts Open House” will be held noon-4 p.m. Saturday on the first floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. The open house is intended to showcase drama, dance, music, visual arts and multi-cultural activities that take place at the center. Events include demonstrations and performances. Free
THE FOUR SOPRANOS perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro. Donations will be accepted.
“MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY Evening in the Park” series concludes for the season Sunday at Bur-Mil Park, Greensboro. West End Mambo plays Latin-flavored music at 6 p.m. Soul Biscuit performs Motown, beach and classic rock at 7:15 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
CAROLINA SUMMER Music Festival concludes Friday at locations in Winston-Salem. During the festival, Triad musicians give concerts featuring jazz, classical and contemporary chamber music. The schedule is:
• “A Musical Paprikash,” performed by Jacqui Carrasco, Elizabeth Anderson and James Douglass — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Community Arts Café; $18 for adults, $5 for students and age 12 and under.
“ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY” continues through Sept. 2 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. The interactive exhibit is based on the “Grossology” children’s book series. Animatronics, interactive learning games and animated characters offer a look at some of the more disgusting things animals do and how blood, vomit, pellets and similar animal products can be fun. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free with museum admission of $12 for age 14-59, $10 for age 60 and older, $9 for age 2-13, free for younger than 2, www.discoveryplace.org
“CINEMA UNDER THE STARS” series continues Friday at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, with “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” 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
BREAKING LACES plays at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Greene Street Club, 113 N. Greene St., Greensboro. The indie rock group is touring in support of its most recent album, “Come Get Some.” $12, $14, all ages
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Stokeswood — 9 p.m. Friday, $5;
• WSNC Power Houses — 9 p.m. Saturday; $7.
TRI-CITY SINGLES dance will be held 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at The Elks Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. $12, email@example.com
STUDENTS of art teacher Hilda Perez at Roy B. Culler Jr. Senior Center exhibit their works through August in the lobby of High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Works are in a variety of media, and they are for sale.
“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, firstname.lastname@example.org
“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
SARAH POWERS of Raleigh is the featured artist through Aug. 30 at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. In advance of the show, she will create on-site installations that combine her works on paper, photography and paintings.
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.:
• “William Beatty: Roadscapes & Bluescapes” — Allenton Gallery through Sept. 8;
• “Stacy Crabill: Big Sugar” — Seaman Gallery through Sept. 8;
• “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 Sept. 4 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.
MORTON W. HUBER of High Point shows his photography in the exhibit, “Descendants of the Maya,” through Aug. 30 at the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Initially trained as a biochemist, Huber has created paintings and taken photographs throughout his career. Some of his art training was at Maryland Institute College of Art and New York-Phoenix School of Design, where he was chairman of the department of art. Locally, he has taught at High Point University and Salem College. He has published three books, all illustrated with is art and photography. He has traveled extensively, and the WFU exhibit is composed of 29 photos taken during a trip to Guatemala in 1965.
“MEMORY - Nature and Nurture” continues through Sept. 7 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. The exhibit is composed of works by four female artists who examine memory and its role in nature and nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. They are: Diana Greene of Winston-Salem (photography), Allison Luce of Mooresville (sculpture), Kristi Ryba of St. John’s Island, S.C., (painting) and Kathy Sosa (portraits). www.waterworks.org
“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
• “Disney on Ice,” “Let’s Celebrate” — Dec. 5-8; Greensboro Coliseum