Entertainment calendar (May 9-15, 2013)

May. 09, 2013 @ 01:46 AM

Comedy

JEANNE ROBERTSON gives a stand-up show at 7:30 tonight at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. A motivational speaker and comedian originally from Graham and now living in Burlington, Robertson admits to speaking two languages fluently: English and Southern, and having a little trouble with English. Standing at 6 feet 2 inches tall and with size 11 feet, she shres with audiences things such as  why it’s a bad idea to send a man to the grocery store, go rafting without a Baptist in the boat or bungee-jump naked. She has received numerous awards and is the author of several books, including “Mayberry Humor Across the USA.” She also is a former Miss North Carolina and a Miss America Pageant Miss Congeniality winner. Tickets are $30 for seats in the orchestra and $25 for the balcony, and they are available online at www.highpointtheatre.com or by calling 887-3001.

Crafts

HIGH POINT ARTS Market will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, 220 E. Commerce Ave. Eight to 10 vendors are expected, and they will sell a variety of handmade crafts. The market is sponsored by High Point Artists Network. The GOFAR race is take place in the same vicinity Saturday morning.

Author

CLYDE EDGERTON
will speak at 11 a.m. Friday in David Hayworth Hall on the campus of High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The doors will open at 10 a.m. Edgerton’s appearance, sponsored by the Steele Magnolias, is in conjunction with the release of his new book, “Papadaddy’s Book For New Fathers,” and he will sign copies of the book following his address. Admission is free, but the public is asked to call HPU at 841-9209 to reserve a ticket. You may also reserve a ticket by sending an email to reservations@hpu.edu.

JIMMY TOMLIN, a feature writer for The High Point Enterprise, speaks at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the High Point Museum Guild meeting at the museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Tomlin is the author of “Instant Replay: 365 Days of North Carolina Sports Trivia.” On Wednesday, he will talk about the state’s colorful sports history, with an emphasis on the High Point area’s contributions to the sports world. Free, 885-1859

Festivals


SOSI Festival of Cultures will be held noon-6 p.m. Saturday in the SoSi (South Side) district in the area of S. Main Street And Vail Avenue. Sponsored by The City Project, The SoSi Group and World Relief, events are designed to highlight High Point’s title of “The Furniture Capital” and its diverse community. Events feature international art and food vendors, activities for children and international music and dance performances. Performers include: The Wareware Band, Daliana (belly dance), Ivan Sanchez and Los Viejitas, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba. Admission is free; food, arts and crafts are for sale. www.sosifestival.com

DOYLE LAWSON & Quicksilver Bluegrass Music Festival will be held today through Sunday at the Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Road. The family-style bluegrass festival features three days of music beginning at noon each day, special activities for children and a church service on Sunday. A three-day ticket is $85; a two-day ticket is $65, and a daily ticket is $35. Admission after 5 p.m. is $20. Children younger than 15 are admitted free when accompanied by a parent. Tickets for ages 15-17 are $17.50. Camping is $17 a night with hook-ups. Rough camping is free with the purchase of a two-day ticket.
The schedule is:
Today:
Noon - The Cockman Family
1 p.m. - The Grascals
2 p.m. - Ronnie Bowman
3 p.m. - The Issacs
4 p.m. - James King Band
6 p.m. - The Cockman Family
7 p.m. - The Grascals
8 p.m. - Ronnie Bowman
9 p.m. - The Issacs
10 p.m. - James King Band
Friday:
Noon -  Claire Lynch
1 p.m. - Gibson Brothers
2 p.m. - Larry Sparks
3 p.m. - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
4 p.m. -  Seldom Scene
6 p.m. - Claire Lynch
7 p.m. - Gibson Brothers
8 p.m. - Larry Sparks
9 p.m. - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
10 p.m. - Seldom Scene
Saturday:
11 a.m. – Meet and Greet with members of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in the church
Noon - Jeanette Williams Band
1 p.m. - Steep Canyon Rangers
2 p.m. - Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
3 p.m. - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
4 p.m. - Cherryholmes
6 p.m. - Jeanette Williams Band
7 p.m. - Steep Canyon Rangers
8 p.m. - Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
9 p.m. - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
10 p.m. - Cherryholmes         
Sunday:
9 a.m. - Church service in the restored Jackson Hill Church, on park grounds
(336) 859-2755 or log onto www.dentonbluegrass.com.

BLOOMIN’ WINE Festival will be held noon-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle Church Road, Trinity. The festival is named for the grapevines, which are in bloom. Artisans Alley will be set up for sales of items that celebrate wine. The entertainment lineup is: Lauren Light (blues, pop, rock) noon-2:30 p.m.; Back Porch Orchestra (acoustic folk) 3-5:30 p.m.; The Storytellers Band (smooth jazz) 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is $25, which includes wine tastings and a souvenir wine glass. Cheese trays will be available to purchase, and festivalgoers may bring picnics, lawnchairs and flashlights.

On stage

“WILLY WONKA KIDS” will be performed by students at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at in Rives Hall, Westchester Country Day School, 2045 N. Old Greensboro Road. Roald Dahl’s popular story is about the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. The production is a special stage adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” $5, available at the door or online at www.westchestercds.org

“THE MUSIC MAN” will be performed by students at Trinity High School at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Joseph Gamble Center for the Performing Arts atr the school, 5746 Trinity High School Drive. $8 for adults, $5 for students, available at the door or online at www.trinityhighschooltheater.org

“SHAKESPEARE TO GO” performances will be given by the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival Saturday at 807 W. Ward Ave. The education component of the Shakespeare Festival offers family-friendly adaptations of Shakespeare classics. “Star-Crossed Shakespeare” will be performed at 2 p.m., and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. “Star-Crossed Shakespeare” is a fast and funny introduction to Shakespeare and poetry appropriate for students in elementary and middle grades. The 45-minute play tells the story of Romeo and Juliet with the help a “Star Wars”-obsessed fourth grader, complete with sword fights, comedy and tragedy. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” considered Shakespeare’s funniest comedy, follows two young couples who find themselves in an enchanted wood populated by mischievous fairies and a group of the world’s worst actors rehearsing a terrible play. This adaptation using Shakespeare’s original language runs 60 minutes and is recommended for students in middle grades and older. Admission per performance is $7 for children and $10 for adults. Reserve tickets by calling 841-2273.