Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Sept. 12-18, 2013)

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Fundraiser

BEACH MUSIC Blast series continues with a performance by The Legacy 5:30-8:30 p.m. today at Ilderton Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram, 701 S. Main St. Proceeds go to Children’s Home Society of N.C. $5, $20 for a series pass for five performances, www.chsnc.org, (800) 632-1400

Market

ARTS MARKET will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, E. Commerce Avenue and S. Hamilton St. Vendors will sell handmade items, and food vendors will be at the market. It is sponsored by High Point Artists Network, which is composed of the High Point Theatre, High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, High Point Area Arts Council and Theatre Arts Galleries.

In concert

BRIAN MEIXNER, assistant professor of music at High Point University, gives an album release concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the campus, 833 Montlieu Ave. His new album is “Praxis,” and the concert features music from the new album, performed on the euphonium and percussion instruments. Nathan Daughtrey, adjunct professor of music, and Danny Frye, professor and director of instrumental studies, played on the album and will perform at the concert. Gate City Percussion ensemble also was on the album and will perform. Meixner is assistant director of the University Band, has been a musician for nearly 30 years and is a member of River Bottom Quartet, a euphonium quartet. Free, no reservations required

For kids

HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free events for children in the Storyroom:
• Roald Dahl Day celebration, with a birthday crafts program — 4 p.m. Friday;
• “James and the Giant Peach,” a movie based on one of Dahl’s books — 3 p.m. Saturday;
• Magic Tree House Book Club for fans of the Mary Pope Osborne “Magic Tree House” book series, for school-age children — 3:30 p.m. Tuesday;
• Captain Jim the Pirate, to prepare for Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19, with magic, stories and pirate lingo — 3 p.m. Wednesday.

BEACH BINGO Party to celebrate the end of summer will be held at 6:30 tonight at Archdale Public Library, 10433 S. Main St. Events include a storytime, crafts and refreshments. Participants may bring a beach towel for a contest. Free, 431-3811

Drumming

WEST AFRICAN dancing and drumming group will perform “Drumming Up Diversity” at 5:30 p.m. today outdoors at Hayworth Park at High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The hands-on event is designed to give students and community members opportunities to learn Malinke rhythms, dance and call-and-response singing. The program also offers information of religious beliefs systems and the cultural history of the rhythms. Teams of teachers, under the direction of The Happy Beat Drumming, will consists of six drummers and two dance instructors with a fleet of African djembe drums. They will conduct a two-hour, live, interactive event that features performance drumming, storytelling, drumming lessons, rhythm games, Malinke language singing and a men-versus-women dancing battle. In the event of rain, the production will be held in the Greek Village Conference Center  Ballroom. Free

On exhibit

“VISIONS 2013: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” continues through Nov. 1 at Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. A reception will be held 4-6 p.m. today. 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. Featured artists are Barbara Nessim of New York, honored by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London retrospectively for work in the 1960s; Christopher Clamp, a S.C. native whose work is featured in the biennial presentation at Arnot Museum in Elmira, N.Y.; Thomasville native Rankin Willard, who studied at HPU and whose works are in private collections. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 841-4680 

History

“AN APPLE A DAY” is the title of a program about apples 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Park at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Activities include crafts and apple preservation demonstrations. Free

Clubs

JACKIE’S PLACE, 607 Washington St., sponsors the following:
• One year anniversary celebration — Saturday;
• Gospel brunch, featuring music by Keith Bartell, a gospel singer from Liberty who was named Male Vocalist of the Year by Waljo People’s Choice Awards in 2001   — 2-5 p.m. Sunday; $15.
886-5299