Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Feb. 28-March 6, 2013)
TRIAD EARLY MUSIC Society performs at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive. The Greensboro-based groups specializes in medieval, renaissance and baroque music, and members perform on period instruments. They also explain the instruments’ evolution into modern instruments. The concert is the second in the 2013 Piedmont Artists season, which this year is composed of five concerts. Remaining concerts are: N.C. Harp Ensemble on March 17, jazz and classical pianist John Salmon on April 28 and High Point Community Chorus on May 19. Concerts are free; Piedmont Artists is an affiliate group of the High Point Area Arts Council. www.piedmontartists.wordpress.com
AARON “WOODY” WOOD and The Honey Dewdrops perform at 9 tonight as part of the “Songcraft Life” series at High Rock Outfitters, 13 S. Main St., Lexington. Wood is influenced by blues and folk music of North Carolina. The Honey Dewdrops, from Virginia, are a roots duet (Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish) that performs new Americana and traditional folk. $9 in advance, $12 at the door, $25 for VIP (prime seating, artist meet-and-greet) www.songcraftlive.com
THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors three exhibits that open Tuesday and continue through April 11. An opening reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 7. Exhibits are:
• “Pushing Color to the Limit,” paintings by Catherine C. Martin of Apex — Main Gallery. Martin began painting at age of 10, and she now uses vibrant color and extremes designed to create dramatic paintings with confident brush strokes. Her studio in Apex is The Red Canvas.
• “Shared Passages,” works by Scott Michael Raynor and R. Bruce Shores— Gallery B and Hallway Gallery. Both men are professors of art at High Point University. Raynor’s work consists mostly of painting, prints and drawings created to explore the complex relationships between visual observation and his personal history. This series of paintings portrays mostly studio interiors as an avenue to explore harmonies of color and relationships.
Shores’ paintings are recent excursions into an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of painting. They are created to be visual inquiries into a subject.
• Elementary School Art Exhibit featuring art by the students from Wiley, Foust, Union Hill, Shadybrook and Southwest elementary schools, Wesleyan Christian Academy, Westchester Country Day School, Immaculate Heart of Mary— Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. www.tagart.org
NORTHWEST RANDOLPH Arts Council sponsors exhibits of paintings that open Sunday and continue through April 1 in Archdale. High Point Artist Judith Glazier exhibits her work at Ed Price Realty, 118 Trindale Road. Gayle Lambeth exhibits at Sechrest Funeral Home, 120 Trindale Road. An opening reception will be held 2-4 p.m Sunday, and Marcia James will play dulcimer music.
“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Rives Hall, Westchester Country Day School, 2045 N. Old Greensboro Road. Students perform in Robert Harling’s play about resilient Southern women. Tickets are $5 at the door.
JAN CARMICHAEL, a teacher in Guilford County who lives in Jamestown, gives a book signing for her first children’s book, “One Lucky Dog,” of which she is co-author, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Jamestown Public Library, 200 W. Main St. The story is based on a true rescue of an injured dog. Local hound Earl will accompany her. Books will be for sale.
LONNIE SESSOMS JR. of Fayetteville will sign copies of his book, “Duty Call: Rendezvous With Destiny,” 5-6:30 p.m. today at Archdale Public Library, 10433 S. Main St. Sessoms has bachelor and master’s degrees and doctor of divinity and doctor of philosophy in theology degrees from Florida Theological Seminary. His book explores God’s placement of potential and purpose in everyone.
NC POTTERS Conference and sale will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Events include demonstrations and lectures from potters from throughout the country. Pottery will be for sale, and purchasers can take it immediately. 629-0399, firstname.lastname@example.org
TRISTAR will be held 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Percy H. Sears Applied Technologies Center, Guilford Technical Community College, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown. At the event, astronomers and enthusiasts gather for presentations, displays and observing. Dan Reichart, a professor of physics and astronomy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak at a pre-event at 7 p.m. Friday on “Birthing Black Holes: PROMPT and the Skynet Robotic Telescope Network. Following his presentation, Cline Observatory will be open for observing, weather permitting. Free, open to the public, www.gtcc.edu/observator/tristar.aspx
DR. SEUSS’ birthday will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Friday at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. Events include refreshments, stories, games, prizes and a visit from the Cat in the Hat. Children may dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. Free, 318-6804