Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (July 25-31, 2013)
“THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” will be performed at 7 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Trinity High School, 5746 Trinity High School Drive. The production is by High Point Community Theatre. The musical, based on the popular classic movie, is the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to New York in search of a new life. It includes dance numbers from the era of the Charleston. Sunday’s matinee is a fundraiser for the Trinity High School drama department. $10, available online at www.hpct.net, by phone at 882-2542 or at the door.
THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors new exhibits in conjunction with this weekend’s 2013 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships in High Point. Exhibits open Friday and continue through Sept. 22. An opening reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday.
• “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form,” in the Main Gallery and Hallway Gallery, featuring original art with bicycles as the theme by local and regional artists with the bicycle as the theme.
• “Five Leading Lights … Of Custom Frame Building” in Gallery B. Examples of current leading bicycle frame builders — Peter Weigle, Mark DiNucci, Dario Pegoretti, Nick Crumpton and Dave Wages — will be on display.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. 887-2137, www.tagart.org
SERENDIPITY School of Art artists exhibit their works Sunday through Sept. 30 at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road, Archdale. The five artists are Barbara Lingerfelt, Roger Rollman, Karen Povey, Marina Martelli and Sue Weston. An opening reception will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
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. Tuesday. 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.
JOHN COLTRANE Jazz Workshop students give a performance at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium of Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, 825 Washington St. Students have attended the workshop, sponsored by the High Point Area Arts Council, this week, and they will perform with workshop leader Wally West and six faculty members. Free
THE ARTS SPLASH series of outdoor summer concerts sponsored by High Point Area Arts Council continues 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday with a performance by dub Addis (reggae) at Washington Terrace Park, 101 Gordon St. Arts Partner, which will provide information on its community services, is West End 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 concludes at 7 tonight with a performance by Saxology, a saxophone quartet that performs American popular songs and Broadway tunes arranged for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, at the Gazebo on Main Street, Thomasville. Free
“LEASH ON LIFE,” a program by Randolph County Animal Shelter, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Archdale Parks and Recreation Department’s gym at 214 Park Drive. School-age children and adults may learn about animal safety, obedience and training. Free
HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free programs for children in the first floor Storyroom, unless other specified:
• Wild Goose Chase Theatre, a puppet show that asks, “How’d they do that?” — 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. today;
• Steel drummer Tracy Thornton performs danceable island music — 11 a.m. Friday at Oakview Recreation Center, 503 James Road;
• “Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” movie — 2 p.m. Saturday;
• “Mad Science” — 11 a.m. Monday at Oakview Recreation Center;
• 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;
• Martial Arts for Kids, an introduction, by Macon’s Martial Arts Academy — 11 a.m. Wednesday;
• 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:
• Mad Scientist Dinosaur Dig, for pre-school-grade five — 10-11 a.m. today;
• “How to Eat Fried Worms,” movie — 10:15 a.m. Saturday;
• Worm races, composting and newspaper pots for plants, for middle school students — 1-2 p.m. Tuesday.
THREAD BUTTON making will be demonstrated on the half-hour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Park at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Those age 8 and older may make buttons to keep. $1 per button, free for members