Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Sept. 19-25, 2013)
“SPANK: The Fifty Shades Parody” will be performed by a touring company at 8 p.m. Friday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The comedy, satire and musical is based on the steamy bestselling novel “50 Shades of Gray,” about a hunky man wearing a gray tie. The stage production, set as a girls’ night out, premiered off-Broadway in 2012 and became a box-office hit. It is described as “part Second City and part Chippendales.” The production contains adult language and is for age 18 and older. $35 for reserved seat in the front orchestra, $30 for reserved seats in the balcony, 887-3001, www.highpointtheatre.com
DAY IN THE PARK will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at High Point City Lake Park, 602 W. Main St., Jamestown. The family festival, sponsored by the High Point Area Arts Council, is in its 43rd year.
Two stages will be set up for entertainment, one featuring community groups and the other with the following schedule: T. Wingate Andrews High School Marching Band at 11 a.m., Eric & The Chill Tones (beach) at noon, Cufflinx (R&B, Motown) at 2 p.m., EnVision (R&B. Motown) at 3:30 p.m.
The theme at Children’s Adventure Island this year is pirates. Children may practice talking like a pirate, enter a pirate costume contest, make crafts and step along with the Andrews Marching Band.
Inflatables, putt-putt golf, a train, carousel and rock climbing wall also will be available. All-day ride tickets are $6
Visual artists and crafters will exhibit and sell handmade items.
Traditional festival food will be for sale.
Admission and parking are free.
DAILEY VINCENT Fest will be held 2-11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday at Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Road. The festival is hosted by Dailey & Vincent, which was named Entertainer of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association for three consecutive years. Festival performers also include Seldom Scene and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Cindy Baucom, host of “Knee Deep in Bluegrass,” is the festival announcer. Tickets are $35 for one day, $70 for both days, free for children younger than 15 with an adult, free camping with a two-day ticket, http://www.daileyvincentfest.com/
“HIGH POINT ART LINK,” a fall gallery tour, will be held 5:30-8 tonight. The tour includes and is a joint project between Theatre Art Galleries and Sechrest Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University. Tour participants will meet at Maize Cantina, 2140 N. Main St. HPU’s trolley will take participants to Sechrest Art Gallery on campus to see the VISIONS 2013 exhibit, “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary,” then to Theatre Art Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Ave., to see the juried invitational exhibit “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form” and sample wines provided by the Vino Shoppe. Participants will return to Maize Cantina for “Artful Tastings,” samplings from the restaurant’s menu. Drinks are at an additional cost, and those who wish may stay for dinner. Cost is $20, which includes the wine tasting, and reservations are required (call 887-2137 or register online at www.tagart.org/events).
THIRD THURSDAYS continues tonight at Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St. Doors open at 5 p.m., and Sourwood Sweet performs music for dancing. A cash bar and cash buffet will be available. Cover charge is $10.
BEACH MUSIC Blast series continues with a performance by The Embers 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
HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free events for children in the Storyroom:
• Talk Like A Pirate Day, with crafts to make hats and ships — 3 p.m. today
• Book Babies story time for children through 11 months and caretakers — 10 a.m. Monday;
• BookWorms story time for age 12-24 months — 10 a.m. Tuesday;
• Time for Twos story time for age 2 years— 11 a.m. Tuesday;
• Preschool story time for age 3-5 years — 2 p.m. Wednesday.
“QUEEN OF THE CARNIVAL” Daniela Cepeda Tarud speaks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. She is 2013 Queen of the Carnival in Barranquilla, Columbia, and a representative of the city named 2013 American Capital of culture in Latin America. She will speak about music, folklore, customs and culture of the Caribbean Carnival. Free
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
A SHAKESPEARE Slam will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Tate Street Coffee House, 334 S. Tate St., Greensboro. It is sponsored by the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and hosted by the NCShakes Teen Ensemble. Individuals of all ages or small groups may perform sonnets or short scenes from Shakespeare plays. Performances may not exceed five minutes. Simple costumes and hand props may be used. Free, no registration required. 841-2273