Entertainment calendar (May 9-15, 2013)

May. 09, 2013 @ 01:53 AM

Festivals

SPRING ARTS Festival will be held Tuesday through May 17 at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and other venues in Winston-Salem. Events are designed to celebrate the talents and creativity of senior citizens. They include exhibits, demonstrations and performances. For a lineup of events call 473-0305 or visit the website www.arts60plus.org 

BETHABARA HIGHLAND Games will be held 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Park Road, Winston-Salem. Events include traditional athletic competitions, a Parade of Tartans, clan circle, pipe and drums bands, Scottish country dancing, a fiddle competition, border collie demonstrations, food and crafts sales. Free admission

Trains

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY will be celebrated 11 a.m.-2 p.m Saturday at the AMTRAK depot, 236 E. Washington St., Greensboro. Children age 2-15 may ride the train for $5 to and from all cities in North Carolina. They must be accompanied by an adult, at regular fare, and seating is limited. Activities for children will be set up at the depot. www.nationaltrainday.com

Fundraiser

“DANCING WITH THE STARS” will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at A Venue On Worth, 105 Worth St., Asheboro. Community leaders will compete to benefit Randolph Community College Foundation Scholarship Program for students. The event is combined with Taste of Asheboro, and 20 local restaurants will be represented, and beer, wine, entertainment and a silent auction will be included. $35 in advance at locations in Asheboro, $40 at the door.

Music

“BEACH MUSIC in the Park” series opens with a performance by Band of Oz 5:30-8:30 tonight at Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It benefits Children’s Home Society. $7

LORETTA LYNN is in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. $45, $55, $65, Ticketmaster

WINSTON-SALEM SYMPHONY CHORALE performs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem. At the “Spring Sings” community event, community singers are invited to join the performance. Free, donations accepted.

WINSTON-SALEM SYMPHONY gives concerts at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Stevens Center, 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem. The program is in collaboration with Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and visual artist Andreas Fischer will join symphony conductor Robert Moody on stage to translate the evening’s musical program into a video projection. The real-time date visualization of the music will be beamed above the orchestra as the music is performed. After the concerts, recordings will be fed into a CNC milling machine to produce a three-dimensional sculpture carved from a tree harvested from SECCA’s property, producing a finished work of art designed to encapsulate the performance. $15-$62, 464-0145, www.wssymphony.org

Drama

“MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING” will be performed by Community Theatre of Greensboro at 8 p.m. today- Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday 12 at 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro. The comedy includes all the pitfalls of a traditional marriage: bickering relatives, a crazed wedding coordinator and a jealous ex-boyfriend. A mock reception with wedding cake, dancing and a cash follows performances in The Studio, behind the theater. $10-$30, www.ctgso.org, 333-7469

“TUNA DOES VEGAS” will be performed through May 19 at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem. The comedy is a new installment from the “Greater Tuna” series. In it, an oddball conservative radio host announces that he and his wife are going to Las Vegas to renew their vows, and everyone in the town of Tuna, Texas, goes with them. $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, www.wstheatrealliance.org, (800) 838-3006

For kids

YOUNG INVENTORS FAIR will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at Greensboro Children’s Museum, 200 N. Church St. Children age 5-8 may design an original solution to an everyday problem or create a new machine, toy or robot. Children must be present 6-8 p.m. to describe their invention. More information is online at www.gcmuseum.com

“LETTERLAND Days” shows will be held through May 16 at Tweetsie Railroad, U.S. 321, between Boone and Blowing Rock. The shows offer a multi-sensory approach to phonics and feature characters such as Clever Cat, Yellow Yo-Yo Man, Eddy Elephant, Harry Hat Man, Kicking King and Red Robot. Shows are free with park admission of $37 for adults, $23 for age 3-12, free for age 2 and younger. www.tweetsie.com, (877) 893-3874

Community Day

OLD SALEM Museum and Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem holds a Community Day 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday in celebration of Winston-Salem’s centennial anniversary. All buildings and events in Old Salem will be open and free.

For families

SECOND SUNDAYS on 4th Street opens for the season in Winston-Salem in the area of 4th Street between Cherry and Marshall streets. A screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “A Dog’s Life” is at 1 p.m. at a/perture. A block party with music by The Bo-stevens and The Dranell Woodies and children’s activities is at 3 p.m. $5

Dance

A CONTRA dance sponsored by Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers will be held 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons. Lessons for newcomers are at 7:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. The McKenzies will provide live music, and George Segebade will call dances. $8, $5 for full-time students, $3 for Salem students, 272-3245

Clubs

THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following: 
• Vandaveer, Judy Barnes, Marcus Hodges— 9 tonight; $10 advance, $12 at the door;
• Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves, Valence, Motorist, Skullcollector — 10 p.m. Friday; $7;
• Mediocre Bad Guys, Mark Kano — 9 p.m. Saturday, $7.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws

Exhibits

THE PRELIMINARY EMANCIPATION Proclamation goes on exhibit Wednesday and continues through June 16 at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. President Abraham Lincoln issued the document on Sept. 22, 1862, after the Union victory at Antietam. The seven-page document is on loan from the national Archives in Washington, D.C. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org

“BIG RED: Chrome Red and Other Red Glazes of the North Carolina Piedmont” opens Friday at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. It contains examples of red glazed pottery produced in the state, some from the 1920s and 1930s, from private collections. A reception and lecture by potter Fred Johnston will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday. 

DELURK Gallery artist exhibit their works through May at Sara Smith Self Gallery, Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Delurk, in Winston-Salem, is an artists run gallery in the Arts District. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

HARRISON RUCKER of High Point has a retrospective exhibit through May at Ambleside Gallery, 528 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Selections of his paintings spanning four decades will be shown and grouped according to the decade in which the work was created. His works include portraits of High Pointers. Rucker has had 26 one-man shows throughout the country, and reproductions of his paintings have been printed by publishers, including the New York Graphic Society.

“PLEASE CALL ME By My True Names” continues through June 28 at the Photography Imaging Center, Administration/Education Center, Randolph Community College, 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro. It features portraits of women living with HIV. Kelly is an award-winning photojournalist who worked as a freelance photographer in Argentina, where she focused on social themes and documentary projects, including “Women Living with AIDS,” which originally was exhibited during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.

“SPINE” continues through May 17 in Bauman Galleries and McMichael Atrium, Founders Hall, Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. The senior thesis exhibit features works by 12 art majors.
A MASTER OF FINE ARTS thesis exhibit continues through June 2 at Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. An artists’ talk will be held at noon today. www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu

“INDEPENDENTS, Paintings by Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez and Bonnie Melton” continues through June 2 at Green Hill Center for N.C. Art, 220 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It examines the recent work of five abstract painters from the Triangle.  A list of related events is online at www.greenhillcenter.org.

“THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEWIS HINE: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1915” continues through June 1 at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. On loan from the N.C. Museum of History, it features 40 images from the Library of Congress that highlight Hine’s work in photographing children employed in textile mills, including those in North Carolina. 

“STAR POWER: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography” continues through May 19 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. Steichen was a painter and photographer, when, in 1923, he became chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines. The more than 100 photographs in the exhibit bring together Steichen’s portraits of luminaries from the worlds of politics, literature, government, journalism, dance theater, music and fashion. The exhibit also includes dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry from the same period that are in the Reynolda collection. General admission is $10 for adults and free for members and students. Related events are online at www.reynoldahouse.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

“GUILFORD COLLEGE Art Faculty  Biennial Exhibition” continues through May 17 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

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