Entertainment calendar (April 18-24, 2013)

Apr. 17, 2013 @ 09:09 AM

Earth Day

GREEN LIVING Arts Festival: A Celebration of Earth Day 2013 will be held 2-6 p.m. Sunday at The Creative Center, 900 Sixteenth St., Greensboro. Events include music, dance, demonstrations, healing artists and sales by vendors. Rain date is April 28.

PARTY FOR THE PLANET will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Drive. Events include a celebration of animals, habitats and the Earth; educational activities; events for children and opportunities to view animal enrichments. Free with general admission of $8 for adults, $7 for age 3-13 and seniors, free for age 2 and younger and members, www.greensboroscience.org

EARTH DAY will be celebrated 3-5 p.m. Monday at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. Events include readings from Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” every 30 minutes and activities involving recycling and planting flowers. Free, 318-6804

Festivals

SPRING KILN openings and pottery studio tours will be held Saturday and Sunday at potteries in Seagrove. More than 65 potteries will participate. A list of potteries and maps will be available at any pottery.

RIVERRUN 2013 Film Festival continues through Sunday at locations at venues throughout Winston-Salem. This year, 143 films will be screened, and they include 66 features and 77 shorts from 35 countries. Some films and cartoons will be free. A variety of ticket packages is available. A complete schedule is online at www.riverrunfilms.com

Cirque

“QUIDAM” will be performed by Cirque du Soleil at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. In the story, Zoe is bored, and her distant, apathetic parents ignore her. To fill the void, she slides into am imaginary world, Quidam, where characters encourage her to free her soul. Fifty-two acrobats, musicians, singers and characters perform.  $28-$100, Ticketmaster

For kids

“YELLOW STAR,” a story of people standing against injustice during World War II, will be performed by Heirloom Puppet Theatre through April 26 at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. $2, or with an all-in-one pass to Old Salem, www.oldsalem.org, 721-7300

History

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

Music

“TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT: The Music of the Eagles” will be performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. The concert is part of the symphony’s pops series. $15-$62, 464-0145, www.wssymphony.org

THIRD DAY performs its “The Miracle Tour” show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Special Events Center at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Colton Dixon from “American Idol” and singer-songwriter Josh Wilson open. $25, $40, $75, plus Ticketmaster fees

UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, sponsors the following free performances:
• Piano students’ recital — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Watson Hall.

“OWEN WINGRAVE,” a seldom-staged modern opera by Benjamin Britten, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Agnes de Mille Theatre, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The production is by the Schools of Music and Design and Production. The opera is an adaptation of a short story by Henry James about a young pacifist in a family of soldiers. $15, $13 for students and seniors, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances  

“SPRING SINGS” will be performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale at 6:30 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem. Members of the community may join in the performance. Admission is free; an offering will be taken.

MY THREE SONS, a jazz and rock group, performs at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St. Dr. Drave and Friends also performs. It is led by Dave Fox, an associate professor of music at Greensboro College.  $10, $8 for students and seniors, available at the door

Dance

OLD TIME Square Dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Denton Civic Center, W. Salisbury Street. Dances also include waltzes, two-step, flat-footing and clogging. Dancers may not wear taps. Live music will be provided by The Oak Tree Boys with fiddler Max Lanning. Dances will be called by Buddy Sexton. $5 for adults, free for age 12 and younger, 472-2802, www.dentondance.net

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. Rut-Ro Ramblers will provide live music, and Lindsay Morris 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: 
• Alex Vans and the Hide Away, Luna Arcade, Skyfoot — 9 p.m. Thursday; $8;
• The Broadcast — 9 p.m. Friday; $7.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws

Exhibits

A FACULTY ART exhibit continues through May 1 in Gerrald Hall at Guilford Technical Community College, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown. It features works by 12 faculty members, and it was organized by members of the advertising and graphic design department. It features 25 works in a variety of mediums, including photography, mixed media, graphite and pottery. 

“GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING: Art Director’s Club 91st Spring Show” continues through Tuesday at Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The traveling exhibit features prints and posters of winning entries from the Art Directors Club Annual Awards Exhibition. The club, based in New York, serves as a gathering place for leaders in visual communication. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. 841-4685

“VISIONS OF PEACE: Our Sustainable Future” continues through April 30 at The Creative Center Gallery, 900 Sixteenth St., Greensboro. The exhibit is composed of landscape paintings, multicultural banners and ceramic art created by 16 local artists. 686-4806, www.realvisionsofpeace.org

ELLEN GREER and Bill Donnan exhibit their works through April 30 at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. The local artists are husband and wife. Greer creates colorful oil pastel abstracts, and Donnan creates sculpture, primary bronze abstracts. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

“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.  

“DIANA AL-HADID,” a solo exhibit, continues through May 5 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Spring Garden and Tate streets, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Al-Hadid was born in Syria and grew up in Ohio. She creates large-scale sculptures, small bronzes and drawings inspired by, among other things. Italian and northern Renaissance paintings. Works are designed to explores art historical references. A list of related events is online at www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu.

“TEA TIME: Series II Functional and Conceptual” continues through April 27 at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. It features functional and conceptual North Carolina teapots and cups, handmade by more than 60 N.C. potters. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.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

Upcoming

SUGAR RAY, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms — Aug. 8 at Whiteoak Amphitheatre, Greensboro Coliseum; Ticketmaster.