Entertainment calendar (May 16-22, 2013)
SPRING ARTS Festival continues through Friday at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and other venues in Winston-Salem. Events are designed to celebrate the talents and creativity of senior citizens. They include exhibits, demonstrations and performances. For a lineup of events call 473-0305 or visit the website www.arts60plus.org
“THE ART OF IMPROV,” a lecture and performance by local comedy/theater troupe, Operation Improv, will be given at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sara Smith Self Gallery, Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. The acting group is composed of high school students from Randolph and Moore counties and area home schoolers. Their program includes a brief history of improv, examples of techniques and audience participation. Free
“DEARLY BELOVED” will be performed by Twin City Stage Friday through Sunday and May 23-26 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Performances are at 8 p.m., except for 2 p.m. on Sundays. The Southern comedy is about a woman trying to throw an elaborate, classy wedding for her daughter but instead gets disaster. $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $18 for students, 725-4001
“RIVALRY” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St., Greensboro. The play was written by teens and adults in the Triad, and it is about the real-life dramas taking place in schools, homes and the streets that lead to juvenile crime. Talk-back sessions with guest moderators will be held after each performance. $6 for adults, $1 for children
“TUNA DOES VEGAS” continues through Friday at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem. The comedy is a new installment from the “Greater Tuna” series. In it, an oddball conservative radio host announces that he and his wife are going to Las Vegas to renew their vows, and everyone in the town of Tuna, Texas, goes with them. $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, www.wstheatrealliance.org, (800) 838-3006
POTTERY FAIR on the Square will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Old Salem, Winston-Salem. More than 30 potters from the state will display and sell items. Free admission
JASON ALDEAN is in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett open. $39.35, $67.60, Ticketmaster
JANIVA MAGNESS performs at 7 p.m. Saturday as part of Carolina Blues Festival at Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St. The Alligator Records artists is touring in support of her new record, “Stronger For It.” $20 in advance, $30 day of the show, www.fest.piedmontblues.org
AN HONORS RECITAL by students in the Community Music School at UNC School of the Arts will be given at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Stevens Center, 405 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem. Free
“BEACH MUSIC in the Park” series opens with a performance by Part Time Party Time Band 5:30-8:30 tonight at Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. It benefits Children’s Home Society. $7
OLD TIME Square Dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Denton Civic Center, W. Salisbury Street. Dances also include waltzes, two-step, flat-footing and clogging. Dancers may not wear taps. Live music will be provided by The Oak Tree Boys with fiddler Max Lanning. Dances will be called by Ken Beck. $5 for adults, free for age 12 and younger, 472-2802, www.dentondance.net
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. Camel City Sheiks will provide live music. $8, $5 for full-time students, $3 for Salem students, 272-3245
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Dead Confederates, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Echo Crush — 9 tonight; $10 advance, $12 at the door;
• 500 Miles to Memphis — 9 p.m. Saturday; $7;
• Sean Preston — 9 p.m. Sunday, $7.
ASTRONOMY observation will be held 9-11 p.m. Saturday ourdoors at SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem. When arriving, participants should turn off car headlights and drive slowly, using only parking lights. A sky tour will be held in the planetarium at 8:30 p.m. Free, www.sciworks.org, 767-6730
AN ANTIQUE TRUCK show will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. The Lester J. Brown Memorial Antique Truck Show is sponsored by the Piedmont Carolina Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society. Admission to the show is free; admission to the museum is $6. Fee to register a truck is $10; call Bruce Essick at 431-6824 or 664-0974 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PRELIMINARY EMANCIPATION Proclamation is on exhibit through June 16 at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. President Abraham Lincoln issued the document on Sept. 22, 1862, after the Union victory at Antietam. The seven-page document is on loan from the national Archives in Washington, D.C. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
DELURK Gallery artist exhibit their works through May at Sara Smith Self Gallery, Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Delurk, in Winston-Salem, is an artists run gallery in the Arts District. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
HARRISON RUCKER of High Point has a retrospective exhibit through May at Ambleside Gallery, 528 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Selections of his paintings spanning four decades will be shown and grouped according to the decade in which the work was created. His works include portraits of High Pointers. Rucker has had 26 one-man shows throughout the country, and reproductions of his paintings have been printed by publishers, including the New York Graphic Society.
“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.
A MASTER OF FINE ARTS thesis exhibit continues through June 2 at Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. An artists’ talk will be held at noon today. www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu
“INDEPENDENTS, Paintings by Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez and Bonnie Melton” 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.
“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.
“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 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