Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (April 25-May 1, 2013)
“HANSEL & GRETEL” will be performed at 7 p.m. today and Friday at High Point Central High School, 801 Ferndale Blvd. The production based on the popular story is by students in Bison Theatre. Hansel and Gretel try to find their way through the Black Forest with the help of new friends: Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Rumpelstilskin, Mom and Dad. At 5:45 p.m. Friday, the production is in a dinner-theater format. Students in the school’s culinary arts program prepare a three-course dinner. Tickets for the performance only are $5, free for children 5 and younger. Tickets for both the dinner and performance are $10, and reservations must be made by calling 819-2825.
PIANIST JOHN SALMON gives a jazz concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Emerywood Baptist Church, 1300 Country Club Drive. Salmon, both a classical and jazz pianist, is a faculty member at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has performed throughout the world and has collaborated with Dave Brubeck, whose music he has recorded and edited. Brubeck dedicated two piano pieces, “The Salmon Strikes” and “Bach Again,” to Salmon. The free concert is sponsored by Piedmont Artists.
GUILFORD TECH CHORALE performs at 7 p.m. Friday at Main Street United Methodist Church, 306 S. Main St., Kernersville. The Chorale is from Guilford Technical Community College., It will be joined by The Kerner Chorale, the award-winning concert choir from Glenn High School. The program features Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb,” with poetry by Henry Smart. $10, $7 for students, $5 for children 12 and younger, available at the door.
OLD SCHOOL BOYS perform 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle Church Road, Trinity, as part of the Sisyphus Saturday Music Series. The band plays traditional bluegrass, old-time, classic country and acoustic swing music. Members are Scott Huffman (guitar), Craig Smith (banjo), Jeff Foxall (mandolin) and Bert Sprye (bass). Admission is $5. Wine tasting is $5, which includes a souvenir glass. www.zimmermanvineyards.net, 861-1414
GTCC MUSIC ENSEMBLE gives its spring concert at 7 tonight in the Entertainment Technology Building auditorium at Guilford Technical Community College’s High Point campus, 901 S. Main St. Students will perform classic rock, oldies, soul and gospel music. Free
A BLUEGRASS GOSPEL singing will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Bonner Field House, Oak Ridge Military Academy, 2317 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge. Groups performing are: Oak Level Baptist Chorus Team from Stokesdale; Cathrine Conner & Friends from Virginia; The Fitzgeralds from Virginia and North Carolina; Almost There from Virginia; Vernon Harris & Friends from Virginia. Donations will be accepted for Ai Historical Church building.
GUITARIST ANDY SQUINT will discuss the blues side of jazz 4-5 p.m. Saturday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. He will use live guitar, vocals and vinyl records in his presentation, and those who attend may bring examples of blues in jazz recorded in vinyl. Squint also is a songwriter who has performed in the deep South and at festivals, including the Carolina Blues Festival in Greensboro. His new album is “Down by the River.” Free
ART DAZE will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Creekside Park, 214 Park Drive, Archdale. Events include arts activities by Scrap Exchange for all ages; drum circles, games and group rhythm songs; parades through the park. In the event of rain, activities will be held inside. It is sponsored by Northwestern Randolph County Arts Council, ww.nwrcac.org, 802-1957Free
IMPROVISATIONAL comedy by the Winston-Salem group Nekkid Feet will be performed 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s Spirit Center, 807 W. Ward Ave. The group performs stand-up based on audience suggestions. Admission is for those age 18 and older. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be for sale. $10
A COIN show sponsored by Eagle Coin Club of Lexington will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at J. Smith Young YMCA, 119 W. 3rd Ave., Lexington. At the annual show visitors may buy, sell or trade coins, paper money, tokens, medals, gold and silver. Free appraisals will be given by dealers. Admission and parking are free. Leon Little, 596-3986
AN ANTIQUE CAR, truck and tractor show will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Zion United Church of Christ, 130 Hasty School Road, Thomasville. Davidson County Tractor Ride begins at 9 a.m. Registration will be held 10-11 a.m., and voting for fans’ favorite vehicle starts at 11 a.m. Mitch Snow will provide live music. Proceeds benefit youth programs at the church.
AN ORAL history presentation will be given at 9 a.m. Monday at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Fourteen students at High Point University give a formal presentation that resulted from their class ”Our Stories, Ourselves.” They will describe the project and show short video excerpts from some of the interviews. Their presentation will be followed by a question-answer session, and students will demonstrate their digital book project on the history of furniture in High Point. Students completed audio and video recordings of interviews with members of the community, and those recordings will remain at the museum. Free