Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Aug. 22-28, 2013)
“CABARET: What I Did for Love” will be performed at 7:30 tonight through Saturday night at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The annual performance, now in its 25th year, is a fundraiser for Friends of the Theatre, which provides support services at the theatre and funds a yearly scholarship. Audience members will be seated on stage with the performers. The performance is by The Vocal Chords, an ensemble of singers and musicians. The program includes love-themed classics, including “What the World Needs Now,” “Love Me Tender,” “A Sunday Kind of Love” and “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” Seating is limited. Tickets are $15 for nightclub-style seating at tables of eight. Tables cannot be reserved for parties of fewer than eight. www.highpointtheatre.com, 887-3001
HIGH POINT QUILT Guild sponsors a vendor show 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA of Greater High Point, 150 W. Hartley Drive. Quilts will be on display, for sale and up for raffle. Supplies will be for sale. A silent auction will be held for a standard Royal treadle sewing machine. $5, free for children younger than 12
HOPFEST will be held 5-11 p.m. Saturday at Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, E. Commerce Avenue and S. Hamilton Street. It is billed as a “beer, art and idea festival,” and it benefits National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad Inc., a nonprofit human relations group.
Children’s activities include face painting, “Fun with Radio,” arts and crafts with Kelly Brooke Howard and people from Theatre Art Galleries; events presented by Sprouts Daycare and Afterschool.
Music will be by Mason Via, a DJ and headliner Long Miles from Charleston, S.C., at 9 p.m.
Live mural painting and artists exhibits include a display of the Triad’s first “parklet.” Fun booths are designed to encourage brainstorming activities on how to make High Point a more lively city.
The beer garden features brews from Natty Greene in Greensboro, Liberty Steak House and Brewery in High Point, Gizmo Brew Works in Raleigh and Small Batch Brewing Company from Winston-Salem. Food trucks include Bandito Burrito, The Great Escape, Truckin’ With Tipsy’z, The Iron Hen and Elementz Concessions.
Admission is $5, free for age 12 and younger
“VISIONS 2013: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” opens Tuesday and 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
BATTLEDORES are the subject of programs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Museum Historical Park, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. “Battledores” are one of the earliest forms of printed material used to teach young children their letters in early America. Participants may make their own battledore to take home. $1 per person, free for Historical Society members
JACKIE’S PLACE, 607 Washington St., sponsors the following:
• Andrews/Central game after-party featuring DJ Precise (new items for babies will be collected) — 8 p.m. Friday; $5;
• DJ Ronnie Ron — 9 p.m. Saturday; $10, $5 for members.