Entertainment calendar (June 20-16, 2013)

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 12:28 AM


“HOW OPIE MET Andy’s Mom” is the title of a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. It is by Gary Freeze, a history professor at Catawba College who is working on a series of essays, “Why Andy Didn’t Carry a Gun: The Hidden History of Mayberry.” He will offer an imaginative read-between-the-lines interpretation of key episodes of the Andy Griffith TV series. Free


SUMMER SOLSTICE will be celebrated 2-10 p.m. Saturday at Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Drive. Events include performances by musicians and dancers; sales by vendors; a parade; drum circle and fire show. Free, www.greensborosummersolstice.org


ORGANIST AARON SHOWS gives a program, “Music of the Movies,” at 4 p.m. Sunday at West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro.

“SUPERJAM” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. It features performances by Two Chainz, Future, Wale, A$AP Rocky and Ace Hood. $18.05-$44.80, Ticketmaster

“JAZZ IN JUNE” series concludes with a performance at noon Tuesday at West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro. The free concerts feature Mark Freundt Trio and the church chancel choir. 

“MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY Evening in the Park” series continues Sunday at Hagan-Stone Park, 5920 Hagan-Stone Park Road, Pleasant Garden. Arnie Solomon & Transatlantica performs bluegrass at 6 p.m.; Nu-Blu, also a bluegrass band, performs at 7:15 p.m. Free, donations accepted

“BEACH MUSIC in the Park” series continues with a performance by Craig Woolard Band 5:30-8:30 tonight at Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It benefits Children’s Home Society. $7

For kids

DORA THE EXPLORER and Go, Diego, Go will be at Tweetsie Railroad, U.S. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, for shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. After the shows, the popular television cartoon characters will meet guests and pose for photos. Dora is a 7-year-old Latina heroine, and Diego is her 8-year-old cousin who is an animal rescuer and nature expert. Tweetsie admission is $37 for adults, $23 for age 3-12, free for age 2 and younger, (877) 893-3874, www.tweetsie.com

“COLOR CRAZY,” a family fun night, will be held 5:30-6:30 tonight at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. It is for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Librarians will provide tips on how to incorporate five key activities: talking, singing, reading, writing, playing. Children may dress in their favorite colors. Free  

“THE GREENEST GREEN,” a puppet show by Heirloom Puppet Theater, will be performed through Aug. 2 at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Show times are 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. The show is about a special Salem visitor and the blue dyer’s dilemma in fulfilling his request. $2, or with an all-in-one ticket for Old Salem, 721-7300, www.oldsalem.org

“NOODLE DOODLE BOX” will be performed at Brown Building Theatre, 402 Tate St., Greensboro. The production is by Theatre 232, a joint project of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Triad Stage. Performances are at 2 p.m. Saturday and June 29; at 10 a.m. today, Friday and June 27 and 28; at noon June 27. The play for age 4-8 years offers lessons about learning to share and live together, and it features clowns Pepper and Zacharias. $10 for adults, $7 for children, students, seniors, 334-4392, www.triadstage.org

TAKE-IT-EASY Tuesdays series continues Tuesday at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. The series includes stage games, a movie and concessions. Doors open at 11 a.m. Stage games, a raffle and cartoons run 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The movie of the week, “Night at the Museum” this week, starts at 12:15 p.m. Admission of $5, includes movie, small soda and popcorn/chips. Lunch and more concessions are available for an additional cost. 

“ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY” continues through Sept. 2 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. The interactive exhibit is based on the “Grossology” children’s book series. Animatronics, interactive learning games and animated characters offer a look at some of the more disgusting things animals do and how blood, vomit, pellets and similar animal products can be fun. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free with museum admission of $12 for age 14-59, $10 for age 60 and older, $9 for age 2-13, free for younger than 2, www.discoveryplace.org

For teens

CARTOONIST Rich Powell will give a program on drawing pirates at 2 p.m. today at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. His program is part of the “Beneath the Surface” Teen Summer Reading Program. The program is free; call 318-6803 to sign up.


“JUDITH OF BETHULIA” will be performed at 10 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through June 29 at UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Time is approximate, following performances of “Tennessee Playboy” earlier in the evening. The play is an outrageous and bawdy celebration of the Hollywood Biblical epic, and it features lepers, whores, eunuchs, centurions, evil generals, youthful poets and a beautiful red-headed widow. $10, 272-0160, www.triadstage.org

“ONSTAGE and InFocus” will be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday at Community Theatre of Greensboro, 520 S. Elm St. The performance showcase is the culmination of a two-week program. It includes performances by children and adults, followed by a party and the opportunity to meet the performers. $10 general admission, at the door

“GOD OF CARNAGE” will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through June 29 at Brown Building Theatre, 402 Tate St., Greensboro. The production is by Theatre 232, a joint project of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Triad Stage. The contemporary comedy is about two sets of parents meeting to discuss an altercation involving both their sons. As the meeting progresses, the parents become increasingly childish. $10, 272-0160, www.triadstage.org

“THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES” will be performed through June 30 at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem. The action in the musical takes place at the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where the four Wonderettes have big dreams to match their crinoline skirts. $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, www.wstheatrealliance.org, 723-7777 

“TENNESSEE PLAYBOY” will be performed through June 30 at Triad Stage, Pryle Theater, 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Adapted from J.M. Synge’s “The Playboy of the Western World,” the play is set in a 24-hour truck stop in east Tennessee. A stranger staggers in with a shocking tale of murder; he claims to have killed his father. $10-$48, 272-0160, www.triadstage.org


THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following: 
• The Bo Stevens, The Straight 8s, Truck Stop Darlin’, Brother Dege — 9 p.m. Friday, $7;
• MIchael Slawter & The Slawterhaus 5, Tim Lee 3 — 9 p.m. Saturday; $5.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws


TRI-CITY SINGLES dance will be held 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at The Elks Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. $12, peggy15311@yahoo.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. Reel Shady will provide live music. Warren Doyle will call dances. $8, $5 for full-time students, $3 for Salem students, 272-3245


A BOB TIMBERLAKE 70-year retrospective exhibit, “Coming Home,” continues through July 20 at Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center foer the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. The American realist painter from Lexington has exhibited throughout the country and abroad, and he is the only artist to receive the Humanitarian Albert Schweitzer Medal for Artistry.

“SPEAKING IN SPECIES: A North Carolina Perspective” continues through Aug. 18 at Green Hill Center for N.C. Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. The exhibit is composed of works by 27 artists who work in wood. www.greenhillcenter.org

VICTORIA CHRISTIE, a 10-year-old visual artist, displays her work through June at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Victoria creates drawings and paintings using patterns, geometrical designs and vibrant colors designed to convey emotions. She moved to High Point two years ago with her family, and she previously lived in Louisiana and Iowa.

MORTON W. HUBER of High Point shows his photography in the exhibit, “Descendants of the Maya,” through Aug. 30 at the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Initially trained as a biochemist, Huber has created paintings and taken photographs throughout his career. Some of his art training was at Maryland Institute College of Art and New York-Phoenix School of Design, where he was chairman of the department of art. Locally, he has taught at High Point University and Salem College. He has published three books, all illustrated with is art and photography. He has traveled extensively, and the WFU exhibit is composed of 29 photos taken during a trip to Guatemala in 1965.

NORTHWESTERN RANDOLPH County Arts Council sponsors exhibits through July 1 in Archdale. Works by Helen Mendenhall and her students will be on exhibit at Ed Price and Associates, 118 Trindale Road. Works by Cara Bevan will be on exhibit at Sechrest Funeral Service, 120 Trindale Road.

“MEMORY - Nature and Nurture” continues through Sept. 7 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. The exhibit is composed of works by four female artists who examine memory and its role in nature and nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. They are: Diana Greene of Winston-Salem (photography), Allison Luce of Mooresville (sculpture), Kristi Ryba of St. John’s Island, S.C., (painting) and Kathy Sosa (portraits).  www.waterworks.org 

THEATRE ART GALLERIES, 220 E. Commerce Ave., sponsors the following exhibits through July 11:
• Main Gallery —  “Soul Searchings: Kim Varnadoe and Terri Dowell-Dennis.” Varnadoe, associate professor of art and chairwoman of the art department at Salem College, works with Polaroid instant film to implement alternative techniques. Dowell-Dennis bases her multi-media works on Southern and Appalachian craft traditions, traditional women’s roles, religious texts and beliefs.
• Gallery B — “Three Brushes: Watercolors by Alexis Lavine, JoAnn Pippin and Nell Kline.” The artists all work in watercolors. Lavine paints outdoor scenes. Pippin draws inspiration from travel. Kline creates realistic depictions of nature.
• Hallway Gallery — “Arc Art: Work from the Creative Studio of the Arc of High Point.” The Arc serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who may have other abilities, such as creating art. 
• Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery — “Sharing the Passion: Artists That Teach,” original art by 14 art teachers in Guilford County Schools.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. 887-2137, www.tagart.org

“PLEASE CALL ME By My True Names” continues through June 28 at the Photography Imaging Center, Administration/Education Center, Randolph Community College, 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro. It features portraits of women living with HIV. Kelly is an award-winning photojournalist who worked as a freelance photographer in Argentina, where she focused on social themes and documentary projects, including “Women Living with AIDS,” which originally was exhibited during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.

“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

“THE ARMORY Show: One Hundred Years Later” continues through Sunday 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

• Jason Aldean
, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett — Sept. 12 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, Sept. 13 at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, www.ticketmaster.com;
• Buddy Guy — Oct. 11, Carolina Theatre, Greensboro; www.carolinatheatre.com;
• Bonnie Raitt, Paul Brady — Nov. 27, War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro Coliseum.