Entertainment calendar June 27-July 3, 2013

Jun. 27, 2013 @ 12:44 AM

July Fourth

AN INDEPENDENCE celebration will be held 1:30-4:30 p.m. .Saturday at Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem. The family celebration includes a reading from the Declaration of Independence, Uncle Sam on stilts, Colonial children’s games, Colonial re-enactors, a concert by Bethabara Concert Band and patriotic music by Americans’ Way, activities by the Wake Forest University athletics department and a watermelon seed spitting contest. Admission is free; concessions will be for sale.


SARAH SISKIND performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. A Winston-Salem native, Siskind is a singer-songwriter who has toured with Bon Iver and The Swell Season and whose songs were recorded by Alison Krauss and Madi Diaz. Hew new album is “Novel.” $15. 747-1414, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org

VAGABOND SAINTS’ SOCIETY performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The program is the continuation of a project begun in May on the history of rock and popular music in Winston-Salem. This program focuses on music after the 1980s. Guests include Richard Boyd, Randy Burke, Michael Chamis, Reid Mansell, Lauren Myers, John Pfiffner, Susan Snow, Peter Spivak and Lee and Susan Terry. $10, 747-1414, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org

SALEM BAND summer concert series continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Square, Old Salem, Winston-Salem. The program, “Celebrate America,” is a patriotic concert and salute to veterans, with swing-era music and sing-along favorites. Food sales and performances by quartets begin at 6:30 p.m. Audience members may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. If it is raining at 6:45 p.m., the concert will be canceled.

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

After work

WINE DOWN & Jazz Social will be held 7-10 tonight at One West Fourth Street, (12th floor), Winston-Salem. Solstice 7th will perform. Proceeds help support My Brother’s Keeper pregnancy prevention and youth development program for adolescent males. $20, includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages, 505-8231, www.familyblueprintsofnc.org, www.familyblueprintsofnc.org


“TENNESSEE PLAYBOY” will be performed through Sunday at Triad Stage, Pryle Theater, 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on 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

“GOD OF CARNAGE” will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 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

“JUDITH OF BETHULIA” will be performed at 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 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

“THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES” will be performed through Sunday 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 

For kids

“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; at 10 a.m. today and Friday; and at noon today. 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, “The Goonies” 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


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. David DiGiuseppe and Pete Campbell will provide live music. Jack Mitchell will call dances.  $8, $5 for full-time students, $3 for Salem students, 272-3245


THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Daniel Justin Smith and Appalachian Soul, performance and music video premiere— 9 p.m. Friday, $8 in advance, $10 day of show;
• Meet-and-greet with Drive By Truckers (no performance) — doors at midnight Saturday; $5.
777-1127, www.the-garage.ws


A BOB TIMBERLAKE 70-year retrospective exhibit, “Coming Home,” continues through July 20 at Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center for 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.

JEANETTE SHEEHAN’S paintings in watercolors and oils are on exhibit through Sept. 4 by appointment only in the Community and Wellness Center at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 109 Penny Road, Jamestown. Her paintings are inspired by her travels to Great Britain, New Mexico, Italy, France, Spain and the Bahamas. She has a studio in her home in Pinehurst. To schedule an appointment, call 821-4000.

“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 Sunday 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 Monday 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

“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

• Jim Brickman
— Nov. 15 at War Memorial Auditorium, Greebsboro Coliseum, www.greensborocoliseum.com
• The Eagles — Nov. 16 at the Greensboro Coliseum.