Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (July 18-24, 2013)

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 12:21 AM

Showcase

ARTIST SHOWCASE will be held 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The showcase is the first in a series sponsored by High Point Artists Network. The quarterly showcases will feature local visual, performing and literary artists and those representing the technical, design and production fields. The Center for Creative Economy will give a presentation. The sponsoring artist network is composed of the High Point Area Arts Council, High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, High Point Theatre and Theatre Art Galleries. Free

In concert

THE ARTS SPLASH series of outdoor summer concerts sponsored by High Point Area Arts Council opens 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday with a performance by Lacy Green (country music) in front of Roberts Hall at High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. Arts Partner, which will provide information on its community services, is Open Door Ministries. Admission is free. Concertgoers may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. If there is a threat of rain, call 889-2787 after 4 p.m. Sunday to get the latest update on the event.

SUNSET SOUNDS concert series continues at 7 tonight with a performance by Greg and the BBQ (beach and blues quintet) at the Gazebo on Main Street, Thomasville. Free

After work

THIRD THURSDAYS continues tonight at Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the Special Occasion Band plays beach music 5:30-8 p.m. A cash bar and cash buffet will be available. Cover charge is $10

For kids

ACT!VATED Story Theatre performs theatrical stories for children at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. today at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Each 45-minute production is composed of two multicultural folk tales, including a Middle Eastern story, a Scandinavian tale, a Chinese story and a Russian “noodlehead” story. Performances are for all ages. Some children, age 6 and older, may be cast as guest stars in one of the stories. Performances incorporate physical comedy, props and costumes, audience participation, music, American Sign Language and an oversized book. Free

HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free programs for children in the first floor Storyroom:
• American Girl series, featuring stories, dolls, dancing, crafts — 1:30 p.m. Saturday; registration required; 
• Bob Tarter, the Animal Guy, brings unusual animals that fit into summer reading theme — 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday;
• Bookworm story time for age 1 — 10 a.m. Tuesday;
• Time 4 Twos story time for age 2 — 11 a.m. Tuesday;
• American Sign Language story time — 3 p.m. Tuesday; registration required;
• Family story time for all ages — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday;
• Dinosaur Discovery, habits and lifestyles and comparison of today’s living animals to prehistoric ones, presented by North Carolina Museum of Natural science; for age 4 and older — 11 a.m. Wednesday; reservations required;
• Pre-school story time for age 3-5 — 2 p.m. Wednesday.
To register or for information, call 883-3666.

JAMESTOWN Public Library, 200 W. Main St., sponsors the following summer reading and enrichment programs:
• Ants Go Marching, for pre-school-grade five — 10-11 a.m. today;
• “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” movie — 10:15 a.m. Saturday;
• Program on geodes and precious gems, for middle school students — 1-2 p.m. Tuesday.
Free

For teens

A CULINARY program for teens and all ages will be given 6-7:30 tonight at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Professional chef N’gai Dickerson will share his knowledge about local foods available in the area and demonstrate how to prepare healthy snacks and meals for the family. Dickerson is owner of the personal chef service Urban Culinarian in Winston-Salem, and he works with area food banks. Free

History

A WALKING TOUR of the historic Washington Street area will be given by local historian Glenn Chavis beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Changing Tides Cultural Center, 613 Washington St. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Reservations are required; call 885-1859. Free

VILLAGE FAIR at Mendenhall Plantation will be held Saturday at Mendenhall Meeting House, City Lake Park, 602 W. Main St., Jamestown. The meeting house will be open as part of the day’s celebration of the history of the Quakers, early Jamestown and Mendenhall Plantation. Free, 454-3819

On exhibit

GERALD AND JOSEPH BROWN, a father-and-son team, are featured artists for July at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Their work is on display in the lobby. A reception will be held 6-7 p.m. July 30. Gerald has been painting for more than 50 years and has won awards locally. His son, Joseph, is a rising junior at High Point Central High School.