Entertainment calendar (Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2013)
A HALLOWEEN ORCHESTRA concert will be performed at midnight today in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Free; tickets required (758-5026)
“TRICKS & TREATS,” a concert for children, will be performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony at 3 p.m. Sunday in Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. The program includes scary music and the antics of Low & Lower, a cello/double bass duo who are masters of ceremony. Musicians will be dressed for Halloween, and guests may wear costumes. Pre-concert games and activities begin at 2 p.m. $16 for adults, $5 for age 3-12, free for age 2 and younger, 464-0145
THE ZOMBIE FACTORY will be open 7-11 p.m. today-Saturday at Cool Combat Indoor Airsoft Arena, 100 Dacotah St., Lexington. It will be set up like an indoor spook train with zombies. $10, www.coolcombat.com
WOODS OF TERROR, 5601 N. Church St., Greensboro, continues through Saturday. The haunted-house Halloween attraction this year has a new feature, “Black Out,” that is billed as “a psychological attraction that offers a journey of the mind ... and features extreme elements of earth, wind and fire.” Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween; $15 Sundays-Thursdays; fast passes are $25 on Sundays-Thursdays and $35 Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween night. 286-9396, www.woodsofterror.com
GHOST TRAIN Halloween Festival continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Tweetsie Railroad, N.C. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Visitors may ride the Ghost Train with creepy Halloween characters. $28 for adults and children older than age 2, free for children younger than 2, www.tweetsie.com
BLANDWOOD MANSION, the family home in the 1840s of Gov. John Motley Morehead at 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro, will be decorated for Christmas and open for tours through Dec. 29. Tour hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m Sundays. $8, $7 for seniors, $5 for age 12 and younger, www.preservationgreensboro.org, 272-5003
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day of the Dead) will be celebrated 6-10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Casa Azul, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Day of the Dead is a fusion of pre-Hispanic rituals that celebrate death and the continuation of life by honoring deceased relatives and friends. Altar exhibits will be on display. Activities include activities for children, dance performances and activities for children. Free
COLFAX PERSIMMON Festival will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Historic stafford Farm, 558 N. Bunker Hill Road, Oak Ridge. Festival admission is free. Parking, offsite at Shady Grove Church, 119 N. Bunker Hill Road, is $5.
WNC POTTERY Festival will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday along Front Street in Dillsboro. $3
CAROLINA RENAISSANCE Festival will be held 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 24 north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville, equal distance from interstates 77 and 85. Take I-85 to exit 52 or 55 and go west. Events include an artisan marketplace that mimics 16th century architecture; 11 outdoor stages with theater, comedy, music, dance, magic, circus entertainment and falconry demonstrations; costumed characters; games; rides and feasting. $21 for adults, $11 for age 5-12, free for younger than age 5, $1 more at the gate, available at Harris Teeter stores, online at www.renfestinfo.com
“THE ART OF FRENCH FLUTE” is the title of a concert at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Organ Hall, Music Building, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The concert is by Parisian flutist Nicolas Duchamp and pianist Barbara McKenzie. The program is a preview performance in advance of the French Music Institute’s inaugural recital at Merkin Hall in New York on Nov. 19. Duchamp is former principal flute player with the French National Opera Comique. Free
ERYKAH BADU is in concert at 10 p.m. Friday in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Her music mixes soul, hip-hop and jazz. $58.70-$86.40, Ticketmaster
T.I. AND J. COLE are in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 2921 W. Lee St. Kelly Rowland and Juicy J open. $39.50-$49.50, plus Ticketmaster fees
MINT CONDITION is in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. The group plays funk and hip-hop. $44.50, $36.50, $24.50, plus a $2.50 per-ticket fee, 333-3605, www.carolinatheatre.com
“HAIRSPRAY” will be performed at Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 2. The musical is about a chubby teen with a great hairdo and an opportunity to dance at the Corny Collins show. $12, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, 758-5295
“STREET SCENE” will be performed in Catawba Theatre, Performance Place, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Nov. 9 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10. The production is by the members of the drama school’s Studio 3. The story is a portrayal of daily life as experienced by the colorful residents of a gritty New York neighborhood in 1928. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929. $15, $13 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
“RUMORS” by Neil Simon will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 7-9 in Founders Hall at Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. The production is by students in the department of theater studies. $5, www.guilford.edu/theatre
“ELVIS PEOPLE” will be performed in a staged-reading format at 8 p.m Friday at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem. The production examines “The King’s” impact on American culture through the eyes of various people. Donations of school supplies for Forsyth Education Partnership will be accepted. Free
N.C. DANCE FESTIVAL opens with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Aycock Auditorium, Tate Street, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A different performance will be given each night. Choreographers include Cara Hagan from High Point University. $18, $14 for students and seniors, $9 for UNCG students, 334-4849
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Greg Humphreys, Jeffrey Dean Foster — 8 p.m. Friday.
“QUILTS and Crafts of the Lakota” opens Sunday and continues through Jan. 26 at Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem. It is in conjunction with the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. The exhibit is composed of two related exhibits: “Quilts of the Lakota” organized by The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, and “Contemporary Creations: Arts and Crafts by Lakota Artists” by C-H Jacobson Produktion AB of Stockholm, Sweden. Opening receptions will be held 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Delta and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum of Anthropology. www.deltaartscenter.org
“THE WAR AT HOME: Exploring Winston and Salem During the Civil War” continues through June at New Winston Museum, 713 Marshall St. South, Winston-Salem. Designed to present the war from the perspective of the communities of Winston and Salem, the exhibit has three components: “A Divided Community,” “The War Effort” and “Life and Legacies.” Museum hours are noon-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Free, www.newwinston.org, 724-2842
“PARTISANS: Social Realism in American Art” continues through March 16 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. It is designed to explore art as a form of protest against social injustice. It is a Reynolda rotating exhibit, and it includes works not regularly on view, such as “Bootleggers” by Thomas Hart Benton and “Spring Turning” by Grant Wood. www.reynoldahouse.org
“THE COMMUNITY Arts Show” continues through Nov. 8 at Interactive Resource Center, 407 E. Washington St., Greensboro. It is a non-juried, multi-media exhibit by community artists and artists who are members of Artstock and the Interactive Resource Center. 332-08245, www.gsodaycenter.org
INUIT art will be on exhibit through Dec. 15 at Guilford College Art Gallery, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. The exhibit includes more than 100 contemporary works — sculpture, textiles, prints, drawings, paintings, photographs — from private collectors who have made trips during the past decade to Nanavut, the largest and northernmost territory in Canada. Related events are online at http://library.guilford.edu/art-gallery.
“COMPLEX CONVERSATIONS: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works” continues through Dec. 15 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. The exhibit encompasses more than 30 years in the career of Cole, including three-dimensional sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Cole, from Newark, N.J., and he considers himself an urban archaeologist. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 1-5 p.m. weekends. Free, 334-5770, email@example.com
“JUST AROUND THE BEND” continues through Nov. 22 at Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, Greensboro. The exhibit of landscape paintings is by members of Piedmont Outdoor Painters. The exhibit is on view during office hours. To schedule an appointment, call 510-0975.
DURHAM ARTS Council sponsors the following exhibits at its galleries at 120 Morris St.:
• “Foster” by Brandon Cordrey — Allenton Gallery through Nov. 10;
• “A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work” by Michael Schwalbe —Semans Gallery through Nov. 10;
• “Nadjib Adebola Assani: Legends of Onile” — Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery through Jan. 6.