Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Dec. 12-18, 2013)

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 10:41 PM

In concert

ARMY GROUND FORCES Band performs at 7 p.m. Monday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The concert originally was scheduled for October, but it was canceled because of the government shut-down. Free tickets distributed for the October concert will be honored at the Monday performance. No additional tickets remain, however those who have tickets but cannot attend Monday may turn those tickets in. They will be distributed beginning at 6:45 p.m. Monday. The concert is sponsored by the High Point Theatre and the High Point Enterprise.

THE MUSIC ENSEMBLE at Guilford Technical Community College gives a fall concert at 7 tonight in the Entertainment Technology auditorium, H4 Building, High Point Campus, 901 S. Main St. The show of popular songs and a few holiday selections is by music majors and entertainment technology students. Free

Holidays

“CHRISTMAS FOR THE CITY,” sponsored by 2 area churches, will be held at 7 tonight through Saturday night at First Wesleyan Church, 1701 Westchester Drive. Programs feature a 135-member choir, full orchestra, vocal ensembles, children’s chorus, Arts Evangelica dance group, drama performances, hand bell choirs and video-multimedia elements. Sponsoring churches are: Christ United Methodist, Community Bible, Emerywood Baptist, First Baptist, First Wesleyan, First United Methodist, Green Street Baptist, Hayworth Wesleyan, New Bethel Baptist, The Journey, Triad Baptist and Victorious. Admission is $5 and three cans of food for area food banks. Tickets are for sale in High Point at Bicycle Toy & Hobby Shop and Oak Hollow Thrift Shop.

“CAMPUS Christmas Celebration” will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 19 outdoors along Kester International Promenade at High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. Local choirs will perform, and refreshments will be served. Children may visit with Santa. Free

“THE NUTCRACKER” ballet will be performed by High Point Ballet at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Edward C. Smith Civic Center, 217 S. Main St., Lexington. Gary Taylor, artistic director of High Point ballet, each year introduces new choreography. This year’s cast features Lexington sisters Cameron and Caroline Benton in the roles of Clara and Mary.
“Land of the Sweet” abbreviated performances for children will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. An hour before each show, a parade of characters will be held, and children may meet and have photos made with costumed cast members.
$25 general admission, $20 for seniors and students, 747-1414

A LUNCHTIME ADVENT concert by the Holiday Brass Ensemble will be performed at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 405 N. Main St. The quintet from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is directed by Dennis Askew. A hot lunch ($6) will be served in the gym while the group is playing.

KORNER’S FOLLY, 413 S. Main St., Kernersville, is decorated in the style of a Victorian Christmas and will be open for tours through Jan. 4. Tour hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Visitors must arrive by 4 p.m. each day to purchase tickets. $10 for adults, $6 for children 6-18, free for children younger than 6, 996-7922
“Christmas by Candlelight,” self-guided tours, are available 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 21. Reservations are not necessary. $10 for adults, $6 for age 6-18
A Christmas puppet show, “The Night Before Christmas at Korner’s Folly,” will be performed at 10 a.m. Saturday. $5, 996-7922

On stage

“SOMETHING’S AFOOT” will be performed by Trinity High School Thespians at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Trinity High School, 5746 Trinity High School Drive. The musical follows the traditional formula of an English setting, an eccentric lord and British characters, a raging storm and a murder. $8 for adults, $5 for children, www.trinityhighschooltheater.org

Market

ARTSMARKET will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The open-air market features sales of hand-made items by area artists and crafters. It is sponsored by High Point Artists Network, a consortium of local arts groups.   

Students

PENN-GRIFFIN School for the Arts, 825 Washington St., sponsors the following student presentations:
• Winter band concert — 7 tonight, Burford Auditorium;
• High school theater performances — 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Black Box Theatre;
• Winter piano performance — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Burford Auditorium.