Entertainment calendar (Oct. 10-16, 2013)
JEWISH Festival will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Road, Greensboro. Authentic New York deli foods will be available to purchase. Jewish-themed entertainment, such as Yiddish and rock classics in five languages, begins at 11 a.m. Docent-led tours of the temple sanctuary will be given. Children’s activities will be available, and handmade jewelry and crafts will be for sale. $1, free for children younger than 5
AUTUMN Fest will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Mebane. Events include “Antiques on the Street,” featuring 50 antique dealers; a food truck pavilion with eight trucks, Kids’ Zone with hay rides and a petting zoo; live music by Mason Lovette Band and the C&J Bluegrass Band. Free
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
“DARK IN THE PARK” will be held 5:30-7:30 tonight at Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem. The Bethabara Concert Band gives a Halloween performance in which the funny ghost character of Lucille Ball performs with a band leader character portraying Desi Arnaz. Events include a hayride, ghost stories, games and food sales. Free
WOODS OF TERROR, 5601 N. Church St., Greensboro, continues through Nov. 2. 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. every Friday and Saturday night through Nov. 2 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
MAIZE ADVENTURE continues noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays through October at Kersey Valley Inc., 1615 Kersey Valley Road, Archdale. The 10-acre interactive maze is made from corn plants. Other events include gem panning, giant jumping pillows and concessions. $10.95 for general admission, $24.95 for a combo pack, www.maizeadventure.com, (855)185-6293
CORN SHUCK DOLL making will be demonstrated 10 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday at the Historical Park at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. The program offers information on how American Indians and Quaker settlers used items form the environment to make toys. Participants may make a doll to take home. Free
“HEADCASE: Opera Introspective” will be performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Stevens Center, 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem. The contemporary piece by Brett William Dietz chronicles, through music, his recovery from a stroke at the age of 29. The concert also includes Dietz’s MRI scans and writings from his hospital bed. “Headcase” is one of the pieces in the program that is designed to highlight the brilliance and fragility of creative genius. The program also includes music by Mozart and Kurt Weill. $15-$62, 464-0145, www.wssymphony.org
PIEDMONT CHAMBER Singers performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ardmore Baptist Church, 501 Miller St., Winston-Salem. The program is in honor of Benjamin Britten’s birthday, and it is composed entirely of his vocal music. $15, $5 for students, 722-4022, www.piedmontchambersingers.org
BUDDY GUY is in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Guy, a former member of Muddy Waters’ band and house guitarist at Chess Records, is known for his guitar playing and mastery of the Chicago blues style. $69.50, $59.50, $49.50, $39.50, plus a $2.50 per ticket fee, 333-2605, www.carolinatheatre.com
A DAY TO REMEMBER brings its “House Party Tour” to the Special Events Center at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Pierce the Veil, All Time Low, The Wonder Years open. $35, general admission, Ticketmaster
A STUDENT SHOWCASE recital will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Music faculty chose eight music students to perform. Free
PIANIST ANN SCHEIN performs at 2 p.m. Sunday at Watson Hall, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Schein has performed internationally for 60 years and is known for interpreting piano music in the romantic tradition. She is a recording artist, and she has performed with famous vocalists, including soprano Jessye Norman. $18, $15 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
“UNCSA SYMPHONY Orchestra: Wagner and his World” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Stevens Center, 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem. The concert features the music of Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner, with soloists Dmitri Shteinberg, piano, and Carter Scott, soprano. James Albritten conducts. $15, $13 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
“POETRY WHILE YOU WAIT” will be held twice on Tuesday in Asheboro. A session will be held at 4 p.m. for children and teens at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. Young people may work together or with program sponsors to create a poem that will be acted on an improvisational basis by a high school theatrical group. At 7 p.m. a program for adults will be held at Lumina, 152 Sunset Ave. Poets will create personalized poems at the request of audience members. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Library and Randolph Arts Guild. Organizers would like to borrow working ribbon typewriters. Free, 629-0399
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Blues Extract — 9 p.m. Friday, $8;
• The Heritage album release party, The Broadcast — 9 p.m. Saturday, $7;
• Easter Island — 9 p.m. Sunday, $5;
• Everymen — 9 p.m. Tuesday, $5.
POTTERY by Thomasville artist Lorrie Anderson and Seagrove artist Carolyn Poole will be on exhibit during October at Earthworks Gallery, 500 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Mondays. www.earthworkspotterygallery.com
“ART OF THE DARK Side” continues through October at Randolph Arts Guild’s Sara Smith Self Gallery, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. The exhibit of works with a dark theme are in conjunction with All Hallows’ Eve. Participating artists are Ace Benit, Bailey Powell, Brandon Yow, Brett Mcdonough, Casandra Griffin, Christopher Koenig, Eric Abernethy, Frankie Powell, John Hunter, Les lII, Melissa Ray, Tiffany Wheless and Rich Powell. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
“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.
“VISIONS 2013: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” continues through Nov. 1 at Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The 50-piece exhibit is designed to investigate the power of everyday objects and imagery. It features the work of professional artists, many of whom are educators from prestigious universities. Their work is in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, lithographs and an installation piece. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 841-4680
“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, firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.
“FOODWARES: Pottery for Storage and Preparation of Food” continues through Oct. 26 at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. Wares on exhibit are both historical and contemporary. Benjamin Gordon, an agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service of Randolph County, gives a program, “Local Foods and Community Supported Agriculture: How North Carolinians Can Help North Caroliina,” at 11 a.m. Saturday. Venice Willett, a volunteer with the extension service, gives a program, will demonstrate cooking food in pottery 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students in grades 9-12, free for younger students. 873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
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.
“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