Kazoo entertainment calendar (Nov. 22-28, 2012)
“DANU, A Christmas in Ireland” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. The traditional Irish ensemble gives its Christmas program, “An Nollaig in Eirinn.” $16-$25, free to WFU students, faculty and staff, 758-5101
“LASER HOLIDAYS” and “The Light Before Christmas 3D” continue through Dec. 30 in the OmniSphere Theater at Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. “Laser Holidays,” with favorite holiday tunes, will be given at noon daily. “The Light Before Christmas 3D,” about a candle man who teaches two children the meaning of Christmas, is shown at 2 p.m. daily. Admission for each is $3, in addition to general admission. www.natsci.org
CRAFTSMEN’S Christmas Classic show and sale will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. $8 for adults, $1 for age 6-12, with free return passes for all three days
SATURDAYS with St. Nicholas will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each Saturday through Dec. 22 at Frank L. Horton Museum Center, Old Salem, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Events include programs for children, a puppet show, shopping opportunities and visits with St. Nicholas. $7 for age 2 and older, includes a photo and snack, free for age 2 and younger, www.oldsalem.org/saturdays-with-stnicholas.html
CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT guided tours will be offered in the evenings through Dec. 22 in the historic Old Salem district of Winston-Salem. Events include music, games, food and drink. $20 for adults, $15 for children, $18 for Friends of Old Salem, reservations required, (800) 441-5305
OPERA WORKSHOP will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The program is a showcase of arias and ensembles from the operas of Mozart, Monteverdi, Offenbach, Bizet, Rossini and Argento. It will be performed by HPU students and faculty members and professional musicians Jeffrey Carlson (bass-baritone) and Elena DeAngelis (soprano). Free
GREENSBORO PERCUSSION ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 100, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. Admission is free. Donations of new, unwrapped boys will be collected for WGHP-TV’s Gifts for Kids campaign.
WIND ENSEMBLE of Wake Forest University performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, on the campus in Winston-Salem. Free
UNIVERSOUL Circus will be set up in the parking lot of the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., Tuesday through Dec. 2. Show times are: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 29 and 30; noon, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2. This year’s show, “US,” features Shaolin kung fu acrobats from China, contortionists with a hip-hop flair from Guinea and acrobatic comedy from South Africa. $15-$28.50, free for children younger than age 1, Ticketmaster
CELEBRATION of Native American Culture will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at The Barn, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Free
WINTERFEST continues through Jan. 27 at 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It features an expanded ice skating rink, a 100-foot ice slide, a lighted bridge. The grand opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday features appearances by the Carolina Hurricanes mascot Stormy and the Storm Squad, skaters from “Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy” and dancers from Greensboro Ballet performing selections from “The Nutcracker.” While school is in session, the rink operates 4-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-7 p.m. Sundays. During school holidays, hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Admission, including ice skates, is $9 for two hours of skating and unlimited trips down the ice slide during the two hours. Mid-week $7 discount nights will be posted on the website www.piedmontwinterfest.com. Admission includes plastic rental saucer sleds, or participants may bring their own.
“THE GREAT TURKEY TROT,” a puppet show by Heirloom Puppet Theatre, will be performed through Nov. 30 at Frank L. Horton Museum Center, Old Salem Museum and Gardens, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. In the show, Honeysuckle White and Tom trot their flock of turkeys to market in Washington, D.C., where they encounter a beloved American president. For specific show days and times, visit the website www.oldsalem.org or call 721-7300. Admission is $2 or with an all-in-one ticket.
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Near Strangers, Vel Indica – Friday, $7;
• Joe Blevins with Tyler Nail and Blue on White – Saturday, $8;
• Tribute to Terry Van Richardson – Tuesday.
“AN EVENING WITH KYLIAN, Inger and Walerski - Nederlands Dans Theatre” will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem, as part of the series, “Emerging Pictures’ Ballet in Cinema” series. $18, $15 for students, 747-1414, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors the following exhibits through Jan. 3:
• “No Boundaries: Two Generations Face to Face,” works by Harriet Marshall Goode and Lucy Davis Phillips – Main Gallery;
• “Color Creates Light: Paintings by Stephen Moore,” outdoor scenes by a Raleigh physician – Gallery B;
• “Hometown Revival: An Exhibit of Drawings of Architectural Concepts Along High Point’s Main Street Corridor” by architects Peter Freeman and John P. Kennett of the High Point firm Freeman Kennett Architecture– Hallway Gallery;
• “Annual TAG Upper School Art Exhibits,” by area high school students – Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery.
“SCREAMING GENERATION” continues through Sunday at Yalik’s Modern Art, 710 Washington St. The exhibit is composed of black-and-white photos and a video High Pointer Sheena Dawkins made in 2011 at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Prints will be for sale. www.yaliksmodernart.com
“THE CONE SISTER Collect” continues through Feb. 17 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Spring Garden and Tate streets, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The exhibit displays pieces donated to the museum in 19499, when Etta Cone bequeathed part of her and her sister Claribel’s collection to the museum. The 242 works included pieces by Matisse, Picasso and Jacques Villon. A list of related programs is online at www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
NORTHWESTERN Randolph County Arts Council sponsors exhibits by Jeremy Sams at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road, Archdale, and by Joanna Hudson at Sechrest Funeral Services, 120 Trindale Road. They continue until Dec. 31.
“CERAMIC ART of NC University and College Faculty” continues through Jan. 19 at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. It shows ceramic art created by faculty who teach ceramics at stage universities and colleges. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
“KAOLIN TO CLAYMOUNT: Demystifying James River Valley Stoneware” continues through March 31 at Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The exhibit is composed of boldly decorated stoneware and recovered archeological fragments from the area of the James River near Richmond and Petersburg, Va., where potteries thrived in the early 19th century. Free, www.mesda.org
“SCHOOL OF ART and Design Faculty: Past, Present and Future Exhibition” continues through Feb. 28 in Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University , 833 Montlieu Ave. It is designed to highlight the lineage of HPU’s faculty through works from past decades to the present. Works include paintings, mixed media pieces, furniture designs, photography and prints. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; the gallery is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 803-1815
“ART ON PAPER 2012” continues through Jan. 13 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Sixty-five artists of regional and international significance were selected to show unique works made on, or primarily composed of, paper. Artists were selected through submissions and by invitation. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 334-5770
“ROMARE BEARDEN’S “Odysseus Series” continues through Jan. 13 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. Bearden (1922-1988) created a cycle of collages and watercolors based on Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey.” Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, the series is noted for creating an artistic bridge between classic mythology and African-American culture. Works in the series were exhibited for only two months in New York before being scattered to private collections and public museums. A new exhibit was organized by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, and it features 55 Bearden works, including collages, watercolors and line drawings. Related events are online at www.reynoldahouse.org, 758-5580
“SCOTTY MCCREERY: An American Idol” continues through Jan. 4 at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. It includes items the native of Garner and 2011 “American Idol” winner donated to the museum. Among items is the outfit he wore when he sang his final duet, “Live Like You Were Dying,” with Tim McGraw on May 25, 2011. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
“DINOSAURS” continues through Jan. 12 at SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem. The traveling exhibit features animatronic models of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, other dinosaurs and flying and aquatic prehistoric reptiles. www.sciworks.org, 767-6730
“VIEWPOINTS” continues through Dec. 10 in Mendenhall Administration Building at Davidson County Community College in Thomasville. The exhibit is composed of works in a variety of media by N.C. artists, including mixed media paintings by Susan Harris of Archdale and large, gray-scale paper collages by Rankin Willard of Thomasville.
“DAYS OF THE DEAD” continues through Dec. 14 at the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. The annual exhibit features traditional Mexican ofrenda: a home altar with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, food and beverage offerings, marigolds and photos of deceased relatives to honor the dead. A children’s ofrenda and photographs illustrating different aspects of the celebration also are on display. Accompanying text is in English and Spanish.
“HOW DO YOU PAINT COURAGE?” continues through Nov. 29 at Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, Greensboro. At other times the exhibit may be viewed only by appointment; call Laura Gibson at 510-0975 to schedule. Sixteen artists were asked to create art based on courage. The exhibit includes their 60 pieces.
“REAL TO REEL: The Making of ‘Gone With the Wind’ ” continues through Jan. 13 at the N. C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The exhibit is designed to tell the story of how the book by Margaret Mitchell became a record-breaking, historic film. It includes authentic memorabilia: costumes, scripts, screen tests, scene props and Vivien Leigh’s Academy Award. Admission is free. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org, (919) 807-7900
“STEPHEN HAYES: Cash Crop” continues through Dec. 16 at Guilford College Art Gallery, Hege Library, 5800 W. Friendly Ave. It features 15 life-size sculptures of human beings in shackles. Figures represent the 15 million Africans enslaved and brought to the New World beginning in 1540. Each figure is backed with a wooden slab, designed to stand like a tombstone, carved with a depiction of a slave ship on the back. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays. 316-2438
“AFFINITIES: Pairings from the Collection” continues through Dec. 2 at Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. The small, focused assembly of works from the museum’s collection is designed for viewers to look at two distinct works side-by-side and consider the differences and similarities. Artists include Charles Willson Peale, Grant Wood, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Julie Moos. 758-5150, www.reynoldahouse.org