Entertainment calendar (Oct. 17-23, 2013)

Oct. 16, 2013 @ 10:23 PM

Halloween

“GHOST STORIES at Blandwood” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Blandwood Mansion, 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro. Cynthia Moore Brown, a retired librarian and educator, will tell stories, legends and fanciful tales set in North Carolina. All are school-age appropriate. $5

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

Maze

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

Festivals

PUMPKIN Festival will be held 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Quaker Lake Camp, 1503 N.C. 62 East, Climax. Events include hayrides, pumpkin painting, a tower swing live music, a children’s fishing tournament, pumpkin smashing. $2, with a fee for some activities

A POTTERY festival will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Greensboro Farmers Market, 501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro. Local potters will sell items, and a food truck will be available. 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

For kids

HEIRLOOM PUPPET Theatre gives the following performances at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem:
• “Farmer Kater and the Apple Tree” — through Oct. 30.
$2 or with an all-in-one ticket, www.oldsalem.org

Drama

“SURVIVAL STORIES” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Oct. 25 and 26 and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 26 at Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. The play is about African-American women surviving breast cancer. $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, 373-5881, www.city-arts.org

“SERJEANT MUSGRAVE’S Dance” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Catawba Theatre, Performance Place, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The performance is by Studio 4 students in the School of Drama. The play follows Sgt. Musgrave and three privates from the British army who desert to a small coal-mining town because they find fault with the imperialist war. $15, $13 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances

“KING HEDLEY II” will be performed in Patrons Theatre, Performance Place, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Oct. 26 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. The August Wilson play ran on Broadway in 2001 and was revived off-Broadway in 2007. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. Set in the 1980s, it follows an ex-convict working to rebuild his life in the slums of Pittsburgh. $15, $13 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances

Music

IDA BIELER and Allison Gagnon give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Watson Hall, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Bieler, a violinist, and Gagnon, a pianist, perform for the concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Watson Hall, which was designed specifically for recitals and chamber music. Both faculty members, they will perform sonatas by Mendelssohn and Debussy.  $15, $13 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances

THE GRASCALS give a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at James Garner Center, 211 Burnett St., Troy. The bluegrass band was nominated for a Grammy Award, and it regularly performs at festivals such as MerleFest. It is touring in support of its new album, “When I Get My Pay,” which will be released soon. $20 for reserved seats, $15 for general admission, (704) 985-6987

WAKE FOREST University sponsors the following free performances in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem:
• “Traditional Music and Instruments of Spain,” a guest artist recital by Tomas Lozano, who plays a variety of period string instruments, and Clancy Clements, bagpipes and percussion — 7:30 tonight;
• “Zap-a-dee-doo-dah” faculty recital by violinist Dan Skidkmore and pianist Mary Ann Bills — 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Clubs

JACKIE’S PLACE, 607 Washington St., sponsors the following:
• DJ Lemon Lyme, DJ Jimmy Jam —9 p.m. Friday, $7;
• DJ Energizer, karaoke — 9 p.m. Saturday, $7;
• Gospel brunch — 2-5 p.m. Sunday, $15.

THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Six Shot Revival, Stone City, Shogun — 9 p.m. Friday, $7;
• William Tyler, Bolmongani, Must be the Holy Ghost — 9 p.m. Saturday, $7;
• Zack Mexico, Mike Donovan — 9 p.m. Tuesday, $5.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws

Dance

A CONTRA dance sponsored by Fiddle and Bow Contra Dance Society will be held Tuesday at Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons. An introductory lesson is at 7:30 p.m., and the dance is held 8-10:30 p.m. Dances are called to live music, Partners aren’t necessary. $7, $5 for students, free for those younger than 12, www.freetretreat.com 

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 Ethan Hedrick. $5 for adults, free for age 12 and younger, 472-2802, www.dentondance.net

Show

“LOG CABIN .... The Heart of Quilting,” a quilting show, will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Girl Scout Learning Center, 8818 W. Market St., Colfax. It features quilts, from traditional to contemporary, and vendor sales. It is sponsored by Heart of the Triad Quilt Guild in Kernersville.$5

Books

LEMONY SNICKET, the pen name for author Daniel Handler, will give a program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. He is on tour in support of his new book, “When Did You See Her Last?” Questions for him may be sent in advance to info@bookmarksnc.org. A book signing follows. $15, $25 with a copy of the new book, www.bookmarksnc.org

Exhibits

“THE WAR AT HOME: Exploring Winston and Salem During the Civil War” opens Saturday and continues through June at New Winston Museum, 713 Marshall St. South, Winston-Salem. Designed to present the war from the perspective of the communities of Winston and Salem, the exhibit has three components: “A Divided Community,” “The War Effort” and “Life and Legacies.” Museum hours are noon-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Free, www.newwinston.org, 724-2842

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, www.weatherspoon@uncg.edu

“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. 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.
A reception to meet artists will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday.
www.durhamarts.org

“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