Entertainment calendar (Sept. 12-18, 2013)
CENTRAL CAROLINA Fair opens Friday and continues through Sept. 22 at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. It features agricultural competitions and displays, rides, carnival food and games and entertainment. Concerts at White Oak Amphitheatre, all at 7 p.m., are: Yacht Rock Revue on Friday, Parmalee with Emily Minor Band on Saturday, Eric Paslay with Honeysuckle Ridge on Sept. 21. Concerts are free with fair admission, which is: free opening night; $5 for regular admission; free for seniors, college students, military; free for patrons shorter than 42 inches. Unlimited ride wristbands are $20. After 8 p.m. on Saturdays, admission and an unlimited ride wristband is $25. www.centralcarolinafair.com
WEST END MAMBO performs 4-6 p.m. Sunday outdoors at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Tate and Spring Garden streets, Greensboro. The museum will be open; refreshments will be served; and food trucks will be at the concert. The concert is part of a kick--off party for the 17Days Festival, which will be held Sept. 20-Oct. 6 at venues throughout Greensboro. Free, www.17daysgreensboro.org
FESTA ITALIANA will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Road, Ronda. The festival is a celebration of Italian culture, food, music and wine. Events include live music and sales by vendors. Admission of $15 includes a tasting of three wines and a commemorative glass. www.raffaldini.com
MAIZE ADVENTURE continues 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
“THE PHILADELPHIA STORY” will be performed Saturday through Sept. 22 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The production is by Twin City Stage. Set in the late 1930s, the classic romantic comedy is about class, manners and marriage. $22, $20 for seniors, $18 for students, 725-4001,
“LETTERS TO JACKIE: Remembering President Kennedy” will be shown at 7:30 tonight at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The film is based on the book, “Letters to Jackie.” It uses 20 letters sent to Jacqueline Kennedy by ordinary people and read by the cast and archival footage — including never-seen Kennedy home movies. Letters are read by 20 of today’s top actors, including Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Michelle Williams. $10
TAYLOR SWIFT is in concert at 7 tonight at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. The country and crossover star is touring in support of her “Red” album. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who sings with Swift on the album, opens. $32.50, $72.50, $87.50, plus Ticketmaster fees
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• “The Gospel According to Booze, Bullets & Hot Pink Jesus,” film; The Malamondos — movie at 8 p.m. and midnight, show at 9 p.m. Friday, $10;
• Spirit System, Economy, Replicas — 9 p.m. Saturday, $5;
• The Less Desirables podcast — Wednesday.
“PRESENT TENSE: An Atmospheric Exploration with Some of Winston-Salem’s Rising Contemporary Artists” continues through Oct. 13 at Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The exhibit is designed to explore what is similar and dissimilar about the point of view of young artists in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
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.
“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. 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
SERENDIPITY School of Art artists exhibit their works through Sept. 30 at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road, Archdale. The five artists are Barbara Lingerfelt, Roger Rollman, Karen Povey, Marina Martelli and Sue Weston.
THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors the following exhibits through Sept. 22:
• “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form,” in the Main Gallery and Hallway Gallery, featuring original art with bicycles as the theme by local and regional artists with the bicycle as the theme.
• “Five Leading Lights … Of Custom Frame Building” in Gallery B. Examples of current leading bicycle frame builders — Peter Weigle, Mark DiNucci, Dario Pegoretti, Nick Crumpton and Dave Wages — will be on display.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. 887-2137, www.tagart.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
• Trans-Siberian Orchestra — 3 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at Greensboro Coliseum; www.ticketmaster.com
• John Prine, Justin Townes Earle — Dec. 6, Greensboro Coliseum;
• Jay Z —Jan. 5, Greensboro Coliseum.