Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013)

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 01:43 AM

On stage

“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” will be performed by students in the department of fine arts at Wesleyan Christian Academy at Joel Farlow Center for Excellence, 1917 N. Centennial St. Performances of the classic musical will be given at 7 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5, and they are available at the school office, 884-3333.

“33 VARIATIONS” will be performed Friday through Feb. 24 at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The production is by Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, a sister company of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and Wake Forest University’s department of theater and dance. The play by Moises Kauman is a music-filled psychological drama about a musicologist obsessed with uncovering a mystery behind Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations.” It is suitable for teens and adults. $12-$35, package for two seats at a private table and a bottle of wine for $60, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org, 747-1414


WRITING is the subject of a lecture at 7 tonight in Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. Bruce Machart and Matthew Batt will read from their works and answer questions about writing. Afterward, they will sign copies of their books, which will be for sale. Machart’s debut novel is “The Wake of Forgiveness,” and Batt’s memoir is titled “Sugarhouse.” Free 


BELLY DANCING will be performed and explained 4-5 p.m. Saturday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. The program includes the history, current trends and exercise benefits of belly dancing given by instructors of Twisted Dance Studios. Free


CASSANDRA BAKER-DURHAM signs copies of her book, “Fully Persuaded: 30 Days of Encouragement in Times of Trouble,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Family Resource Center, 401 Lake Ave. She is a High Point native and Christian author, and “Fully Persuaded” is a devotional book. It will be for sale at the signing for $11.  

TRACEY MARLEY of Ramseur will sign copies of her book, “Promise for Tomorrow,” during a meeting of the From Martha to Mark Book Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, 1920 N. Centennial St. The story, set in Greensboro, is about a woman trying to move on with her life.


KOJO PRINCE performs at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Joke Factory Comedy Club, High Point Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 135 S. Main St. He performed on “The Last Comic Standing.” $10, 889-8888, www.jokefactorycomedyclub.com


A BACKGAMMON club meets 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday at the first-floor cafe area at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. It is led by Balsam Collestan, who will offer instruction and advice on the board game for two players. Free, no registration required, Megan Joyce at 883-3646