Entertainment calendar (Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2013)

Sep. 26, 2013 @ 12:40 AM

Festivals

17DAYS Festival continues through Oct. 6 at locations throughout Greensboro. The arts and culture festival, in its third year, features more than 130 events in the fields of theater, art, music, dance and exhibits.
This week’s events are:
• Johnnyswim (soul, folk, pop, blues) — 7 p.m. today, Blind Tiger;
• Artist talk, opening reception for the exhibit “Complex Conversations: Willie Cole” — 5:30 p.m. Friday, Weatherspoon Museum;
• Cellist Matt Haimovitz in “Beyond Bach” — 8 p.m. Friday, UNCG Recital Hall;
• UNCG New Music Festival 2013 —through Saturday at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Mack and Mack, UNCG Music Building;
• Hal Holbrook In “Mark Twain Tonight!” — 8 p.m. Saturday at the Carolina Theatre; 333-2605, www.carolinatheatre.com;
• Greensboro Opera Gala: “Wine, Women & Song” ‚ 8 p.m. Saturday at Aycock Auditorium; tickets@Triad Stage, 272-0160, TriadStage.org;
• Storyteller Jim Weiss, “Tales from Far & Near” — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Greensboro Historical Museum.
More information, including prices, is online at www.17daysgreensboro.org

GHOST TRAIN Halloween Festival opens Friday and continues at 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through Nov. 2 at Tweetsie Railroad, N.C. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Visitors may ride the Ghost Train with creepy Halloween Characters. $28 for adults and children older than age 2, free for children younger than 2, www.tweetsie.com

MALCOLM BLUE HISTORICAL Crafts & Farmskills Festival will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Malcolm Blue Farmstead, 1177 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen. Events also include music and entertainment. $5 for adults, $3 for age 13 and  younger, free for preschoolers

Music

POSSUM JENKINS Band performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The Winston-Salem band performs alt-country and Americana music. Its 2012 album is “Carolinacana.” $10 general admission

HALEY DREIS performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The Genuine opens. Dreis, from Winston-Salem, is a singer-songwriter and violinist who now lives in Nashville, Tenn. She will serve as host for the concert, titled “Songs for ALS,” which is a benefit for The ALS Association - Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter. $20 for reserved, early seating; $15 general admission, $12 for students with identification and seniors, 747-1414. www/hanesbrandstheatre.org

JUSTIN HINES performs at Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Road, Greensboro. Hines is a Canadian singer-songwriter who was born with Larsen Syndrome, a rare genetic joint disease. On each stop of his “Vehicle of Change” tour he selected a charity to which he gives proceeds beyond his expenses. In Greensboro he chose HandyCapable. $15 in advance (209-7360, ext. 0, www.handycapable-eac2.eventbrite.com)

SPARTAN JAZZ Collective performs at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 S. Elm St., Greensboro. The UNCG group performs music by Max Roach, a North Carolina native, composer, jazz percussion legend and civil rights icon. $10 for adults, $4 for students, available in the museum gift shop

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY sponsors the following free performances in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, on the campus in Winston-Salem:
• Alumni recital by Natalie Cordone and Matthew Munday — 7u:30 p.m. Saturday;
• Faculty recital by visiting professor Elizabeth Pacheco Rose, soprano, and Lithuanian pianist Skirmante Kezyte — 3 p.m. Sunday.

Drama

“LES MISERABLES” opens Friday and continues through Oct. 6 at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. The production of the musical is by Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, $14/12 on opening night, 723-7777,www.wstheatrealliance.org

“THE LAST ROMANCE” will be performed by Kernersville Little Theatre at Korner’s Folly, 413 S. Main St., Kernersville. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 3-5; and at 2 p.m. Sunday  and Oct. 6. In the play, a widower decides to take a different path on his daily walk, and that path leads to a second chance at love. $19 for adults. $17 for students and seniors, 993-6556

“THE LARAMIE PROJECT” will be performed in Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. In October 1997, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence post in Laramie, Wyo., because he was gay. The drama is based on the aftermath of the murder. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, 758-5295 

Maze

MAIZE ADVENTURE continues through October at Kersey Valley Inc., 1615 Kersey Valley Road, Archdale. The 10-acre interactive maze is made from corn plants. Other events include gem panning, giant jumping pillows and concessions. $10.95 for general admission, $24.95 for a combo pack, www.maizeadventure.com, (855)185-6293

Dance

BALLET MAGNIFICAT!, a Christian professional ballet company, will perform “The Hiding Place” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Westover Church, 505 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro. Set in Dutch Haarlem in 1944, the production is designed to portray divinely inspired forgiveness amid desperate and unimaginable circumstances. $18.50 at the door, $12.50 in advance, $10 for students and groups, www.westoverchurch.com

A CONTRA DANCE will be held 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Salem College, 601 S. Church St., Winston-Salem. A beginners’ lesson is at 7:30 p.m. It is sponsored and hosted by Fiddle and Bow Contra Dance Society and Salem College Contra Collaborators. $7, $5 for students, free for children younger than 12, www.feetretreat.com

EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Oct. 4 in Agnes de Mille Theatre at UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Contemporary dance students create choreography for their classmates in new works. $15, $13 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances

TRI-CITY SINGLES dance will be held 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at The Elks Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. $12, peggy15311@yahoo.com

Clubs

THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” benefit concert — 9 p.m. Friday;
• Black Taxi — 9 p.m. Saturday, $7.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws

Exhibits

“THE COMMUNITY Arts Show” continues through Nov. 8 at Interactive Resource Center, 407 E. Washington St., Greensboro. It is a non-juried, multi-media exhibit by community artists and artists who are members of Artstock and the Interactive Resource Center. An opening reception will be held 6-8 tonight. 332-08245, www.gsodaycenter.org

“PRESENT TENSE: An Atmospheric Exploration with Some of Winston-Salem’s Rising Contemporary Artists” continues through Oct. 13 at Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The exhibit is designed to explore what is similar and dissimilar about the point of view of young artists in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

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.

“VISIONS 2013: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” 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. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 841-4680 

“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.

“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 

SERENDIPITY School of Art artists exhibit their works through Monday at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road, Archdale. The five artists are Barbara Lingerfelt, Roger Rollman, Karen Povey, Marina Martelli and Sue Weston.

DURHAM ARTS Council sponsors the following exhibits at its galleries at 120 Morris St.:
• “Foster” by Brandon Cordrey — Allenton Gallery through Nov. 10;
• “A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work” by Michael Schwalbe —Semans Gallery through Nov. 10;
• “Nadjib Adebola Assani: Legends of Onile” — Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery through Jan. 6.
www.durhamarts.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