Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Oct. 10-16, 2013)

Oct. 09, 2013 @ 09:36 AM


THE ARMY GROUND FORCES BAND performance scheduled for tonight at the High Point Theatre was canceled because of the government shutdown. It will be rescheduled, and tickets already distributed will be honored at the new date. 887-3001.


“GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS” is the title of a program 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday in Morgan Community Room at the High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. The program is by the Archdale and Lexington-based group Supernatural Research Society, whose members will share idea on how to recognize, cope with and investigate paranormal phenomena. They will display their sensing equipment and share information on their work. Free

In concert

MUSIC STUDENTS at Penn-Griffin School of the Arts give a band, chorus and orchestra concert at 7 tonight in Burford Auditorium at the school at 825 Washington St. Free


MARK RUSSELL gives a show at 8 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. Russell offers sharp, comedic wit — with piano accompaniment — on his point of view on political goings-on in Washington, D.C. For 30 years he was host of “Mark Russell Comedy Specials” on public television. $35 for seats in the front orchestra, $30 for rear orchestra and balcony, 887-3001, www.highpointtheatre.com


ARTSMARKET will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The open-air market features sales of hand-made items by area artists and crafters. It is sponsored by High Point Artists Network, a consortium of local arts groups.   

For kids

HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free events for children in the Storyroom:
• Cycling Safety for the Whole Family, safety rules when riding bicycles from Rodney Simpson, coordinator of the Fitness Center at High Point Regional Hospital and a certified cycling coach  — 6 tonight;  
• Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month featuring Criss Cross Mangosauce, bilingual stories and songs — 2 p.m. Saturday;
• Book Babies story time for children through 11 months and caretakers — 10 a.m. Monday;
• BookWorms story time for age 12-24 months — 10 a.m. Tuesday;
• Magic Tree House Book Club, for fans of Mary Pope Osborne’s “Magic Tree House” book series, with games and crafts, for school-age children — 3:30 p.m. Tuesday;
• Time for Twos story time for age 2 years— 11 a.m. Tuesday;
• Build It/Game Day, building kits, toys, board games — 3-5 p.m. Wednesday;
• Preschool story time for age 3-5 years — 2 p.m. Wednesday.

For families

“FREE FALL Family Concert” will be performed 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the gym at Creekside Park, 214 Park Drive, Archdale. The performance features three entertainers: Sandbox, a children’s band; Fish the Magish, a magician from Asheboro; and Taiko Japanese Drummers. Events also include activities, art demonstrations, arts-themed vendors. Free