Entertainment calendar (May 30-June 5, 2013)

May. 30, 2013 @ 01:00 AM


STEVE MARTIN and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell are in concert at 8 p.m. Friday in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Martin, the comedian and banjo player, and Brickell are touring to support their duo record, “Love Has Come For You.” $47, $65, plus Ticketmaster fees

DARIUS RUCKER is in concert at 7:30 tonight at White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Justin Moore and Jana Kramer open. $40.10-$89.40, Ticketmaster

SALEM BAND opens its summer concert series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Square, Old Salem, Winston-Salem. The program is a centennial celebration featuring Mayor Allen Joines as the narrator, soprano Virginia Browne and euphonium player Jeff Whistsett. Food sales and performances by quartets begin at 6:30 p.m. Audience members may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. If it is raining at 6:45 p.m., the concert will be canceled.

“JAZZ IN JUNE” series opens with a performance at noon Tuesday at West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro. The free concerts feature Mark Freundt Trio and the church chancel choir. 

DOWNTOWN SOUND, a handbell ensemble, performs at 5 p.m. Saturday at West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro. Donations will be accepted.

“MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY Evening in the Park” opens Sunday at Blandwood Mansion, 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro. Performers are: Martha Bassett Band (Americana) at 6 p.m., Wally West Little Big Band (jazz) at 7:15 p.m. Free, donations accepted

“A MUSICAL SALUTE to Our American Heroes” will be performed by Piedmont Wind Symphony at 7:30 tonight in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. The wind group will be joined by vocal soloists and a choral ensemble. $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, available at the door.

“BEACH MUSIC in the Park” series opens with a performance by The Embers 5:30-8:30 tonight at Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It benefits Children’s Home Society. $7

For kids

“DAY OUT WITH THOMAS: The GO GO Thomas Tour 2013” shows will be given Friday through June 9 at Tweetsie Railroad, U.S. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Shows are every 30 minutes, regardless of weather, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through Fridays. The show for preschoolers includes a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine and show-themed activities. $37 for adults, $23 for age 3-12, free for age 2 and younger, (877) 893-3874, www.tweetsie.com 

“ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY” opens Saturday and continues through Sept. 2 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. The interactive exhibit is based on the “Grossology” children’s book series. Animatronics, interactive learning games and animated characters offer a look at some of the more disgusting things animals do and how blood, vomit, pellets and similar animal products can be fun. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free with museum admission of $12 for age 14-59, $10 for age 60 and older, $9 for age 2-13, free for younger than 2, www.discoveryplace.org

“THE LAST MAGIC SHOW” will be performed at 11 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem. The production by Peppercorn Children’s Theatre is about a standoff between two magicians: Harvey the Great and Otto the Ostentatious. $5 at the door, free for younger than age 2

“CHEROKEE FOLKTALES,” a puppet show, will be performed through May at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Shows are at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. $2, or with an all-in-one ticket, www.oldsalem.org, 721-7300


EAST CAROLINA POTTERY Festival will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. More than 40 potters will show, sell and demonstrate their craft. (252) 224-1446, www.tryonpalace.org


“THE GUNS OF THE NAVARONE” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. $6, $5 for students and seniors, free for members of the military and veterans


THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following: 
• Mipso, Wyndy Trail Travelers — Friday; $7;
• Caleb Caudle and Haley Dreis, John Howie Jr. and The Rosewood Bluff, Terry Lee and The Near Strangers — 9 p.m. Saturday; $7 in advance, $10 day of show;
• Ivan and Alyosha, Caleb, Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk — 9 p.m. Tuesday; $7 in advance, $10 at the door.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws


“MEMORY - Nature and Nurture” continues through Sept. 7 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. The exhibit is composed of works by four female artists who examine memory and its role in nature and nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. They are: Diana Greene of Winston-Salem (photography), Allison Luce of Mooresville (sculpture), Kristi Ryba of St. John’s Island, S.C., (painting) and Kathy Sosa (portraits). A reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday. Gallery talks by artists begin at 5 p.m.  www.waterworks.org 

THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors the following exhibits through July 11:
• Main Gallery —  “Soul Searchings: Kim Varnadoe and Terri Dowell-Dennis.” Varnadoe, associate professor of art and chairwoman of the art department at Salem College, works with Polaroid instant film to implement alternative techniques. Dowell-Dennis bases her multi-media works on Southern and Appalachian craft traditions, traditional women’s roles, religious texts and beliefs.
• Gallery B — “Three Brushes: Watercolors by Alexis Lavine, JoAnn Pippin and Nell Kline.” The artists all work in watercolors. Lavine paints outdoor scenes. Pippin draws inspiration from travel. Kline creates realistic depictions of nature.
• Hallway Gallery — “Arc Art: Work from the Creative Studio of the Arc of High Point.” The Arc serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who may have other abilities, such as creating art. 
• Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery — “Sharing the Passion: Artists That Teach,” original art by 14 art teachers in Guilford County Schools.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. 887-2137, www.tagart.org

THE PRELIMINARY EMANCIPATION Proclamation is on exhibit through June 16 at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. President Abraham Lincoln issued the document on Sept. 22, 1862, after the Union victory at Antietam. The seven-page document is on loan from the national Archives in Washington, D.C. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org

“PLEASE CALL ME By My True Names” continues through June 28 at the Photography Imaging Center, Administration/Education Center, Randolph Community College, 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro. It features portraits of women living with HIV. Kelly is an award-winning photojournalist who worked as a freelance photographer in Argentina, where she focused on social themes and documentary projects, including “Women Living with AIDS,” which originally was exhibited during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.

“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

THE ARMORY Show: One Hundred Years Later” continues through June 23 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the original “The Armory Show” in 1913 in New York. The ground-breaking exhibit showcased progressive American artists (George Bellows, Robert Henri, John Sloan) and works by European artists (Cezanne, Duchamp, Picasso, Gauguin) that shocked Americans. The Reynolda exhibit includes works from the museum’s collection and private collections. www.reynoldahouse.org, 758-5150


• Superjam — June 21; Greensboro Coliseum; www.greensborocoliseum.com
“Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirates and Princess Adventure” — Aug. 3; War Memorial Auditorium at Greensboro Coliseum;
Eric Benet — Aug. 16; Carolina Theatre, Greensboro; www.carolinatheatre.com;
Flip Flop Beach Music Festival — Sept. 7; White Oak Amphitheatre, Greensboro Coliseum;
Taylor Swift concert — Sept. 12; Greensboro Coliseum.