Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Aug. 15-21, 2013)
“WAITING FOR GODOT” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today-Sunday and Aug. 23-25 and at 2 p.m. Friday and Aug. 23 at Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The production is by professional actors and faculty in the school’s department of theater. It will be directed by Jay Putnam, assistant professor of theater. It features Ed Simpson, chairman of the theater department; Doug Brown, assistant professor of theater; 9-year-old Trinity resident Landon Wall; guest artists David Wells and Michael Kamtman. Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play is about two men waiting for a guest who never arrives. Tickets are $10, general admission, and proceeds from all performances benefit HPU theater scholarships. For tickets call 841-4673.
Following the Saturday night performances, a reception will be held. A short one-act play, “Standing Up V and E,” will be performed. The play is a comedic response to “Godot” that was written by Simpson, and it will be presented by HPU theater majors.
THE ARTS SPLASH series of outdoor summer concerts sponsored by High Point Area Arts Council concludes 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday with a performance by Jaxon Jull Band (classic rock) at High Point City Lake Park, 602 W. Main St., Jamestown. Arts Partner, which will provide information on its community services, is YWCA High Point. Admission is free. Concertgoers may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. If there is a threat of rain, call 889-2787 after 4 p.m. Sunday to get the latest update on the event.
LOCAL MUSICIANS perform during the “Love at Your Library” showcase 2-4 p.m. Saturday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Free
TWO DUOS, Bruce Piephoff & Scott Sawyer and Lynda Dawson & Patty Hopkins, perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at High Rock Outfitters, 13 S. Main St., Lexington. Each duo performs roots-based music mixed with other styles. $10 at the door, 248-4444, www.facebook.com/highrockoutfitters The groups also perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Marsh Woodwinds, 707 N. Person St., Raleigh, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Billsborough Live Music Hall, 106 S. Churton St., Hillsborough.
STUDENTS of art teacher Hilda Perez at Roy B. Culler Jr. Senior Center exhibit their works through August in the lobby of High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Works are in a variety of media, and they are for sale.
THIRD THURSDAYS continues tonight at Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St. Doors open at 5 p.m., and Soul Central Band plays soul, rhythm ’n’ blues and funk music 5:30-8 p.m. The band is led by Bobby “Jaybird” Williams. A cash bar and cash buffet will be available. Cover charge is $10.
PROFESSIONAL CHEF N’gai Dickerson will give a program about growing, buying and preparing food and eating healthy 6-7:30 tonight at at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. The program is especially for teens, but all ages are welcome. Free
IRISH DANCING will be demonstrated and taught by Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing at 6:30 tonight at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Free
JAMESTOWN Public Library, 200 W. Main St., sponsors the following summer reading and enrichment programs:
• “Pirates Yo Ho Yo” for pre-school-grade five — 10-11 a.m. today.
WASHINGTON STREET walking tour will be give by local historian Glenn Chavis beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants will meet at Changing Tides Cultural Center, 613 Washington St. The area was a thriving business and entertainment district for High Point’s black community during the period of segregation. Tours last 90 minutes. The number of participants is limited, and reservations are required (885-1859). Free
BLACKSMITHING will be demonstrated 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Museum Historical Park, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Free
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
JACKIE’S PLACE, 607 Washington St., sponsors the following:
• DJ Ronnie Ron — 8 p.m. Friday; $5;
• Love Experience Tour featuring Raymond & Kim Larkin — 7-10 p.m. Saturday; $20;
• DJ Ronnie Ron — 10 p.m. Saturday;
• Gospel brunch — 2-5 p.m. Sunday; $15, includes food and entertainment.