Entertainment calendar (Aug. 1-7, 2013)

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 12:19 AM

Festival

A FOOD TRUCK Festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Carolina Theatre, 220 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Seven food trucks, including Truckin’ With Tipsy’z of High Point, will be stationed in the parking lot, and patrons may purchase food prepared as it is ordered.

Pottery

“CLAY NATION: Traditional Folk Pottery of the United States” is the title of a presentation 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. It is by John Burrison, director of the folklore curriculum at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Free

History

BLACKSMITHING will be demonstrated 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Museum Historical Park, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Free

A RE-ENACTMENT of the July 29, 1781, Revolutionary War confrontation between the Patriots and Loyalists will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, 288 Alston House Road, Sanford. Free

Drama

THE WORLD’S NEWEST play will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at City Arts Studio Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. In the project by Dramatists’ Playground, actors, directors and writers will meet Saturday morning to create the play that will be performed Saturday night. Afterward, the cast will meet with audience members to discuss what was created. Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

Music

““PENNSYLVANIA CONNECTION: Celebrating Ties to Our Moravian Community in the Keystone State” is the title of a performance by Salem Band  at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Square, Old Salem, Winston-Salem. If it is raining in the square at 6:30 p.m., the concert will be canceled. Participants may bring lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments. Free

“MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY Evening in the Park” series continues Sunday at Lindley Park, 3000 Walker Ave., Greensboro. Greensboro Concert Band performs classical and pops music at 6:30 p.m.  Free, donations accepted.

Contest

LEGO MANIA 2013 will be held at 2 p.m. today at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. The competition to create structures from Legos is for ages 8-18. Participants will be divided into age-appropriate teams. Free, registration required (318-6803)

For kids

“PIRATE AND PRINCESS Adventure,” a “Disney Junior Live on Tour” show, will be performed at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro  Coliseum, 1921 E. Lee St. The production for preschoolers led by Mickey and Minnie features characters from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” $26.35-$57.45, Ticketmaster

CAROLINA KIDS CLUB continues Wednesday at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Live stage entertainment by Mad Science begins at 9:30 a.m., and the movie, “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” is at 10:15 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5, $20 for a five-pack of tickets, 333-2605

“THE GREENEST GREEN,” a puppet show by Heirloom Puppet Theater, will be performed through Aug. 2 at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Show times are 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. The show is about a special Salem visitor and the blue dyer’s dilemma in fulfilling his request. $2, or with an all-in-one ticket for Old Salem, 721-7300, www.oldsalem.org

“ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY” continues through Sept. 2 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. The interactive exhibit is based on the “Grossology” children’s book series. Animatronics, interactive learning games and animated characters offer a look at some of the more disgusting things animals do and how blood, vomit, pellets and similar animal products can be fun. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free with museum admission of $12 for age 14-59, $10 for age 60 and older, $9 for age 2-13, free for younger than 2, www.discoveryplace.org

Film

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro, features the following, all at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise listed:
• “Batman Returns” — today;
• “The Princess Bride” — 2 p.m. Sunday;
• “Rear Window” — Monday;
• “Dirty Dancing” — Tuesday;
• “The Princess Bride” — Wednesday.
$6; $5 for students, seniors, military; 333-2605

Exhibits

SARAH POWERS of Raleigh is the featured artist Tuesday through Aug. 30 at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. In advance of the show, she will create on-site installations that combine her works on paper, photography and paintings. An opening reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

SERENDIPITY School of Art artists exhibit their works 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.

THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors the following exhibits through Sept. 22:
• “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

DURHAM ARTS Council sponsors the following exhibits at its galleries at 120 Morris St.:
• “William Beatty: Roadscapes & Bluescapes” — Allenton Gallery through Sept. 8;
• “Stacy Crabill: Big Sugar” — Seaman Gallery through Sept. 8;
• “Nadjib Adebola Assani: Legends of Onile” — Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery through Jan. 6.
www.durhamarts.org

JEANETTE SHEEHAN’S paintings in watercolors and oils are on exhibit through Sept. 4 by appointment only in the Community and Wellness Center at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 109 Penny Road, Jamestown. Her paintings are inspired by her travels to Great Britain, New Mexico, Italy, France, Spain and the Bahamas. She has a studio in her home in Pinehurst. To schedule an appointment, call 821-4000.

“SPEAKING IN SPECIES: A North Carolina Perspective” continues through Aug. 18 at Green Hill Center for N.C. Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. The exhibit is composed of works by 27 artists who work in wood. www.greenhillcenter.org

MORTON W. HUBER of High Point shows his photography in the exhibit, “Descendants of the Maya,” through Aug. 30 at the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Initially trained as a biochemist, Huber has created paintings and taken photographs throughout his career. Some of his art training was at Maryland Institute College of Art and New York-Phoenix School of Design, where he was chairman of the department of art. Locally, he has taught at High Point University and Salem College. He has published three books, all illustrated with is art and photography. He has traveled extensively, and the WFU exhibit is composed of 29 photos taken during a trip to Guatemala in 1965.

“MEMORY - Nature and Nurture” continues through Sept. 7 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. The exhibit is composed of works by four female artists who examine memory and its role in nature and nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. They are: Diana Greene of Winston-Salem (photography), Allison Luce of Mooresville (sculpture), Kristi Ryba of St. John’s Island, S.C., (painting) and Kathy Sosa (portraits).  www.waterworks.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