Entertainment calendar (April 11-17, 2013)
“POTTERS OF THE PIEDMONT” festival will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Earthworks Pottery & Studios, 636 S. Cedar St., Greensboro. Pottery will be for sale. Demonstrations by potters Claudia Dunaway and John Richards will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday.
“YELLOW STAR,” a story of people standing against injustice during World War II, will be performed by Heirloom Puppet Theatre through April 26 at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. $2, or with an all-in-one pass to Old Salem, www.oldsalem.org, 721-7300
“NOISES OFF” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and April 11-13 and at 2 p.m. April 14 at Mainstage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. The production of the Michael Frayns play is by Wake Forest University Theatre. The play-within-a-play is about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors putting together a bedroom comedy, “Nothing On.” $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, 758-5295, www.wfu.edu/theatre
“THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES” will be performed at 11 a.m. today, 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday in Gee Auditorium at Davidson County Community College, Thomasville. The multi-award-winning play is a celebration of female sexuality. Free
“THE SWEET BY AND BY” will be performed by Touring Theatre Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 12 and 13 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and April 14 at Upstage Cabaret, Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro. The play by Todd Johnson is part of the company’s “Kinfolk” series, and it presents voices of Southern women. $15-$20, 272-0160, www.triadstage.org
‘THE DRAGON” by Yevgeny Shvarts will be performed at 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Wednesday-April 13 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and April 13 in Catawba Theatre, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The Russian play written immediately after World War II combines fairy and folk takes with political allegory. $15 adults, $13 students and seniors, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
JAMES GALWAY performs with the Winston-Salem Symphony at 7:30 tonight at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. The internationally famous flutist and symphony will perform works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Walter Piston, Mozart and David Overton. $30-$125, www.wssymphony.org
ORGANIST JOBY BELL performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 Holden Road, Greensboro. He teaches organ and sacred music studies at Appalachian State University. $18, $15 for seniors, $5 for students, 333-2605, www.carolinatheatre.com
“LISTEN LOCAL” will be held 8-10 p.m. Saturday at Mack and Mack Design Studio, 220 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Part of the Triad Acoustic Stage series, the concert features local musicians. $15, www.triadacousticstage.com
A BENEFIT CONCERT for Creative Center will be held 2-8 p.m. Sunday at The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. The schedule is: Am rOdeO, Mike Garrison and Mark Kano, Sourwood Sweet, Red Dirt Revelators, Marcus Horth Trio, Joey Barnes and Luna Arcade. $10 donation
UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, sponsors the following free performances:
• Guitar class recital — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Watson Hall;
• UNCSA Cantata Singers, “Albritten Does All-Britten” — 2 p.m. Sunday, Crawford Hall;
• Guitar class recital — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Watson Hall.
ADAM HOLZMAN, a guitarist, is in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. He is founder of the guitar department at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music, and he performs internationally and records for the Naxos label. $10, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, 758-5026
PIANIST Lynne Haeseler performs at 7:30 tonight in Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St. She is known for incorporating creative and unconventional settings into classical solo piano music. $5, 217-7220
SIMBAD gives a stand-up show at 8 p.m. Saturday in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. $47.90, $37.10 Ticketmaster
CHRISTOPHER BENFEY gives a reading at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. A professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, Befey is the author of the memoir “Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family and Survival.” North Carolina otter Mark Hewitt and UNC professor Terry Zug lead a conversation after the reading. Free
HIGH POINT MUSEUM, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., sponsors the following events:
• Early American Skills Workshop — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; participants may bring lunch; $10, register in advance at www.highpointmuseum.org;
• Exhibition Extravaganza - Tra$h or Trea$ure, appraisals by expert evaluators — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; $6 per item or $15 for three items for members, $12/$25 for non-members;
• Blacksmithing demonstration — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; free.
“ENTER THE DRAGON” by martial arts legend Bruce Lee will be shown at 7:30 p.m. today at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. $6, $5 for seniors, students and military, plus fees, 333-2605, www.carolinatheatre.com
“A TIME THERE WAS ... ” will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Main Theatre, ACE Exhibition Complex, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The documentary by Tony Palmer won the Prix Italia for his exploration of the life, career and music of his friend Benjamin Britten. Free
REYNOLDA FILM Festival continues today and Friday at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Screenings include four feature films and films in the narrative, animation, experimental and documentary categories. All events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule is online at www.reynoldafilmfestival.com.
A CONTRA dance sponsored by Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers will be held 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons. Lessons for newcomers are at 7:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. Lonesome Prairie Dogs will provide live music, and Joy Greenwolfe will call dances. $8, $5 for full-time students, $3 for Salem students, 272-3245
HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL plays at 10 p.m. Friday at The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro. The six-piece, horn-driven rock band is from Greensboro, and it performs throughout the United states. $8 advance, $10 day of show, www.theblindtiger.com
TREVOR GETZ, historian and author of “Abina and the Important Men,” speaks at 6 tonight in Room 207C, Thompson Student Services Center, Winston-Salem State University. A book signing and reception follow. He is a professor of history at San Francisco state University. Free
ELLEN GREER and Bill Donnan exhibit their works through April 30 at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. The local artists are husband and wife, Greer creates colorful oil pastel abstracts, and Donnan creates sculpture, primary bronze abstracts. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
“INDEPENDENTS, Paintings by Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez and Bonnie Melton” opens Friday and continues through June 2 at Green Hill Center for N.C. Art, 220 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It examines the recent work of five abstract painters from the Triangle. A list of related events is online at www.greenhillcenter.org.
“VISIONS OF PEACE: Our Sustainable Future” continues through April 30 at The Creative Center Gallery, 900 Sixteenth St., Greensboro. The exhibit is composed of landscape paintings, multicultural banners and ceramic art created by 16 local artists. 686-4806, www.realvisionsofpeace.org
“BIG SOUTH Undergraduate Research Symposium Exhibit” continues through Saturday at Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. A reception will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. The intercollegiate juried exhibit features pieces in varied media, including 2-D and 3-D. 841-4685
THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors the following exhibits through April 11:
• “Pushing Color to the Limit,” paintings by Catherine C. Martin of Apex — Main Gallery. Martin began painting at age of 10, and she now uses vibrant color and extremes designed to create dramatic paintings with confident brush strokes. Her studio in Apex is The Red Canvas.
• “Shared Passages,” works by Scott Michael Raynor and R. Bruce Shores— Gallery B and Hallway Gallery. Both men are professors of art at High Point University. Raynor’s work consists mostly of painting, prints and drawings created to explore the complex relationships between visual observation and his personal history. Shores’ paintings are recent excursions into an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of painting.
• Elementary School Art Exhibit featuring art by the students from Wiley, Foust, Union Hill, Shadybrook and Southwest elementary schools, Wesleyan Christian Academy, Westchester Country Day School, Immaculate Heart of Mary— Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. www.tagart.org
“THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEWIS HINE: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1915” continues through June 1 at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. On loan from the N.C. Museum of History, it features 40 images from the Library of Congress that highlight Hine’s work in photographing children employed in textile mills, including those in North Carolina.
“STAR POWER: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography” continues through May 19 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. Steichen was a painter and photographer, when, in 1923, he became chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines. The more than 100 photographs in the exhibit bring together Steichen’s portraits of luminaries from the worlds of politics, literature, government, journalism, dance theater, music and fashion. The exhibit also includes dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry from the same period that are in the Reynolda collection. General admission is $10 for adults and free for members and students. Related events are online at www.reynoldahouse.org.
“DIANA AL-HADID,” a solo exhibit, continues through May 5 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Spring Garden and Tate streets, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Al-Hadid was born in Syria and grew up in Ohio. She creates large-scale sculptures, small bronzes and drawings inspired by, among other things. Italian and northern Renaissance paintings. Works are designed to explores art historical references. A list of related events is online at www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
“TEA TIME: Series II Functional and Conceptual” continues through April 27 at the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. It features functional and conceptual North Carolina teapots and cups, handmade by more than 60 N.C. potters. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.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
“GUILFORD COLLEGE Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition” continues through May 17 in the Main Gallery, Hege Library, Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays. 316-2438, www.guilford.edu/artgallery
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
“REAL TO REEL: The Making of ‘Gone With the Wind’ ” continues through April 14 at the N. C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The exhibit is designed to tell the story of how the book by Margaret Mitchell became a record-breaking, historic film. It includes authentic memorabilia: costumes, scripts, screen tests, scene props and Vivien Leigh’s Academy Award. Admission is free. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org, (919) 807-7900
• EARTH, WIND, FIRE — June 8, White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum, www.greensborocoliseum.com
• KENDRICK LAMAR, BRIDGET KELLY —April 30, Special Events Center, Greensboro Coliseum