Entertainment calendar (Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013)
RINGLING BROS. and Barnum & Bailey circus shows are at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 9 and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 10. This year’s show, “Built to Amaze,” is designed to show what it takes to create “The Greatest Show on Earth.” $12-$96.70, Ticketmaster
“APOLLO 13: Mission Control” shows will given at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10. The interactive live production is based on the ill-fated April 1970 NASA mission to the moon. The theater is set up like mission control with retro-computer consoles that audience members may use to make critical decisions to bring the astronauts home safely. Seating is limited to 150 people, and 99 of those seats have functioning computer consoles. Computer console tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for seniors, $25 for age 12 and younger. Seats for non-participating viewers are $21, or $101 for a family four-pack. 747-1414, www.apollo13live.com
“THE PRICE IS RIGHT” interactive stage show will be at War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Contestants chosen from the audience will have the opportunity to “come on down” and win appliances, vacations and new cars. Even those who are not called down may win prizes. Adults: $32, $37, $42; children 2-12: $27, $32, $37; Ticketmaster
SALISBURY SYMPHONY Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, Salisbury. The concert features soprano Megan Cleaveland and music by Corigliano, Schubert and Mozart. Piedmont Dance Theatre performs original choreography to Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and excerpts from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet.” $22 for adults, $6 for students, $4 for children age 8 and younger, (704) 637-4314, www.salisburysymphony.org
“AMADEUS” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The 1984 film follows the rivalry between mediocre composer Antonio Salieri and talented, young genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is shown in conjunction with Festival Stage of Winston-Salem’s production of “33 Variations” at Hanesbrands Theatre through Feb. 24. “33 Variations” involves a present-day music historian researching Beethoven. $10, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
“GROUNDHOG Day” will be screened at 7 p.m. Saturday at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Moviegoers may bring popcorn for a bring-your-own-popcorn contest, in which prizes will be awarded for best flavor, most creative and “is that popcorn?” Chad Conville, director of auxiliary services for Randolph Community College, will give a lecture on the movie afterward. Free
“LA RONDINE” will be performed by Fletcher Opera Institute at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stevens Center, 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem. The comedic opera is performed in Italian with English subtitles. $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC Wind Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Watson Hall, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The program includes standards of the repertoire and new works. $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
WAKE FOREST University sponsors the following performances, both in Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center, on the campus in Winston-Salem:
• “VOX,” designed to explore how we connect to one another — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Feb. 7-9 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 10; $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, 758-5295;
• “Pouring Tea,” based on the oral histories collected by E. Patrick Johnson for his book, “Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South - An Oral History” — 7 p.m. Tuesday, free.
A CONTRA dance sponsored by Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers will be held 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Hall Gym, Salem College, Winston-Salem. Lessons for newcomers are at 7:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. Footloose Trio (David DiGiuseppe, Pete Campbell and Rex McGee) will provide live music, and Joy Greenwolfe will call dances. $8, $5 for full-time students, $3 for Salem students, 272-3245
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, Randy Dean Witt — 9 tonight, $5.
“TEA TIME: Series II Functional and Conceptual” opens Saturday and continues through April 27 at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. It features functional and conceptual North Carolina teapots and cups, handmade by more than 60 N.C. potters. An opening reception will be held noon-2 p.m. Saturday, and tea pots will be for sale beginning at noon but will remain on display throughout the exhibit. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
“GUILFORD COLLEGE Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition” opens Wednesday and continues through May 17 (closed for spring break March 16-24) in the Main Gallery, Hege Library, Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays. 316-2438, www.guilford.edu/artgallery
“HEART Songs Movement Word” opens Friday and continues through Feb. 22 at Steele Hall Art Gallery, Bennett College, 900 E. Washington St., Greensboro. The multi-media event features the “Hello Truth Collection” of urban art dolls and sculpture by Tawanna Williams Maryland, and it includes performances, lectures and workshops. An opening reception with Maryland will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday, and it includes student performances.
“CHINESE CERAMICS From the Changsha Kilns,” a permanent exhibit, opens Tuesday at the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. It is designed to provide an overview of ceramics produced by families at the Changsha Kilns during the Tang Dynasty more than 1,000 years ago. Free, 758-5282
“TWENTY-FIVE for Twenty-Five” continues through Feb. 28 in the Photography Imaging Center at Randolph Community College, 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro. The retrospective photo exhibit is by Jerry Wolford, a 1986 graduate of RCC’s photographic technology department. July 2012 marked his 25th year as a photojournalist working at the News & Record in Greensboro. The exhibit actually goes back 29 years to his days as a photographer for Randleman High School’s newspaper.
“COMINGS AND GOINGS: Gestures, Gestations and Stations of the Crossed” opens Friday and continues through Feb. 28 in Irene Cullis Gallery, Cowan Humanities Building, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St. It is by current and former art faculty members at Greensboro College. An opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
“THE DEVIL is in the Details: Old Scratch” continues through Feb. 25 in Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery, Cowan Humanities Building, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St. The exhibit of fine-art photography is by Ross Holt and Becky VanderVeen. An opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
“HILLSBOROUGH Gallery of Arts” continues through March 27 at Center for Creative Leadership, 1 Leadership Place, Greensboro. The exhibit of fine art and craft is by 21 artists who work together and exhibit art at the locally owned and operated artist cooperative in Hillsborough. To view the exhibit during office hours, call 510-0975 for an appointment.
“WINTER ART EXHIBIT” continues through Feb. 24 at Theatre Art Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Ave. Exhibit are:
• “Surfacing Connections” in the Main Gallery and Gallery B. Featuring artists are: Kiki Farish of Raleigh (graphite on board), Sarah West of Raleigh (jewelry and sculpture), Jerry Jackson of Penland (sculpture), Jane Wells Harrison of Lenoir (encaustic collage) and Jill Eberle of New Bern (paintings).
• “Forgotten Faces: Portraits from the High Point Museum” in the Hallway Gallery. The exhibit of approximately a dozen portraits are from the museum’s collection, but they have not been on view for a long time. Most were created in the 1930s and 1940s, and many portray High Point’s founding fathers.
• “TAG’s Annual Middle School Art Exhibit” in Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery. Works are by young artists from Southwest Guilford Middle School, Wesleyan Christian Academy, High Point Christian Academy, High Point Friends School, Westchester Country Day School, Welborn Middle School and Archdale-Trinity Middle School.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only. www.tagart.org, 887-2137.
THE ARMORY Show: One Hundred Years Later” continues through June 23 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the original “The Armory Show” in 1913 in New York. The ground-breaking exhibit showcased progressive American artists (George Bellows, Robert Henri, John Sloan) and works by European artists (Cezanne, Duchamp, Picasso, Gauguin) that shocked Americans. The Reynolda exhibit includes works from the museum’s collection and private collections. www.reynoldahouse.org, 758-5150
WATERWORKS Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury, sponsors the following exhibits through Feb. 9: “Art of Faiths - Religions of the World: Diversity and Tolerance” by Syed Ahmad of Salisbury; “Works in Cloth,” fiber art by Alice Levinson of Hillsborough; “An Endless Quest,” photography by Robert Radin of California; a group show by Shireen Alborno of Charlotte, G. Carol Bomer of Asheville, Robert Crum of Salisbury and Betti Pettinati-Longinotti of Winston-Salem; sculpture by Glenn Zweygardt of New York. www.waterworks.org
“THE CONE SISTERS 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.
“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
“REAL TO REEL: The Making of ‘Gone With the Wind’ ” continues through April 14 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
• Rascal Flatts — Feb. 15 at Greensboro Coliseum, www.greensborocoliseum.com;
• Bill Cosby — Feb. 22 at Greensboro Coliseum;
• Kid Rock — Feb. 26 at Greensboro Coliseum;
• Lady Gage — March 18 at Greensboro Coliseum;
• Alicia Keys — March 30 at Greensboro Coliseum;
• James Galway — April 4 with the Winston-Salem Symphony, www.wssymphony.org;
• Cirque du Soleil — April 17-21 at Greensboro Coliseum;
• Rod Stewart, Steve Winwood — April 27 at Greensboro Coliseum;
• “Stomp” — April 30 at Greensboro Coliseum;
• Jason Aldean — May 18 at Greensboro Coliseum;
• Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Edie Brickell — May 31 at Greensboro Coliseum;
• Taylor Swift — Sept. 12 at Greensboro Coliseum;