Entertainment calendar (Feb. 7-13, 2013)

Feb. 07, 2013 @ 03:31 AM

Authors

WILEY CASH speaks at 1 p.m. Monday at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. He is the author of “A Land More Kind Than Home,” a thriller set in the mountains of Madison County, N.C. The novel was a New York Times best seller, and it was named among Best Fiction of 1012 by Kirkus Reviews. Free

ANNETTE DUNLAP introduces her memoir, “The Gambler’s Daughter: A Personal and Social History,” at 7 tonight at Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. Her book chronicles her experiences growing up in the Pittsburgh, Pa., Squirrel Hill Jewish community with a father who was a compulsive gambler and a mother who was determined to hold her family and marriage together. Free

BOOK CLUB Movable Feast will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. More than a dozen published authors from across the United States will rotate among groups having tea to discuss his or her recently published book. They also will sign copies of their books, which will be for sale. Tours of the facility will be held at 2 and 2:30 p.m. $25, $20 for BookMarks members, 460-4722

LITERARY NIGHT will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lumina Wine and Beer, 152 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. The evening of art, words and games focuses on the topic of romance. It will be led by English educators Sue Farlow and Desiree Avato. Free, 629-0399

Music

TOWN MOUNTAIN performs at 9 p.m. Friday at High Rock Outfitters, 13 S. Main St., Lexington. If Birds Could Fly opens. Town Mountain, based in Asheville, plays bluegrass and is touring in support of its fourth album, “Leave the Bottle,” which is produced by Mike Bub of the Del McCoury Band. $10 

ARLO GUTHRIE performs at 7 tonight at Paul A. Johnston Auditorium, Johnston Community College, Smithfield. His concert, “Here Comes the Kid,” is a tribute to his father, iconic American folk singer Woody Guthrie. $27.50, (919) 209-2099, www.jccperformingarts.com

RED CLAY Saxophone Quartet is in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St. Quartet members are Susan Fancher, Roberrt Faub, Steve Stusek and Mark Engbretson. $18, $15 for seniors, $5 for students, 638-7625, www.musicforagreatspace.org

UNC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, sponsors the following performances on campus, unless otherwise listed:
• UNCSA Wind Ensemble with faculty artist Taimur Sullivan — 7:30 p.m. Friday at Stevens Center, 405 W. 4th St.;
• Violinist Sarah Johnson, recital of works for violin and piano — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Watson Hall;
• Oboist Robin Driscoll and pianist Dmitri Shteinberg in recital — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Watson Hall.
721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances

Fundraiser

“NOCHE DE ARTE Y TANGO” (“Night of Art and Tango”) will be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday at 205 Collaborative, 205 Lyndon St., Greensboro. It is a fundraiser for Casa Azul, an initiative that supports and promotes Latin American arts and culture. Events include an exhibit and demonstration by painter Fernanda Piamonti, musical entertainment and dance performances. $15 in advance (www.arteytango.eventbrite.com), $18 at the door

History

“BY A BLACK HAND” will be performed at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Feb. 14 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. The production is by the Teen Theatre Ensemble of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company. Described as a hip-hop history lesson, it is the story of a teen troubled by her lack of knowledge about contributions of her African-American ancestors. $8, 723-2266

BREAD AND BUTTER making will be demonstrated 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Free

Drama

“33 VARIATIONS” will be performed through Feb. 24 at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The production is by Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, a sister company of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and Wake Forest University’s department of theater and dance. The play by Moises Kauman is a music-filled psychological drama about a musicologist obsessed with uncovering a mystery behind Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations.” It is suitable for teens and adults. $12-$35, package for two seats at a private table and a bottle of wine for $60, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org, 747-1414

Interactive

“APOLLO 13: Mission Control” shows will given at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. The interactive live production is based on the ill-fated April 1970 NASA mission to the moon. The theater is set up like mission control with retro-computer consoles that audience members may use to make critical decisions to bring the astronauts home safely. Seating is limited to 150 people, and 99 of those seats have functioning computer consoles. Computer console tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for seniors, $25 for age 12 and younger. Seats for non-participating viewers are $21, or $101 for a family four-pack. 747-1414, www.apollo13live.com  

Circus

RINGLING BROS. and Barnum & Bailey circus shows are at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. today; 8:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. This year’s show, “Built to Amaze,” is designed to show what it takes to create “The Greatest Show on Earth.” $12-$96.70, Ticketmaster

Poetry

“LOVERS’ TREAT,” an evening of poetry, comedy, music and an open-mic session, will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday at Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem. It is for mature audiences. $5

Dance

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. Pilot Mountain Bobcats will provide live music, and Dean Snipes will call dances. $8, $5 for full-time students, $3 for Salem students, 272-3245

Exhibits

“DIANA AL-HADID,” a solo exhibit, opens Saturday and 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

“MURPHY TO MANTEO – An Artist’s Scenic” continues through Feb. 26 at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. It is composed of works by North Carolina painter J. Chris Wilson exhibited to document his 40 years of creating art. It features large-scale oil paintings of landscapes and studies inspired by views along the U.S. 64 corridor, a 563-mile stretch from the mountains to the sea. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 629-0399

“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 (closed for spring break March 16-24) 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

“HEART Songs Movement Word” continues through Feb. 22 at Steele Hall Art Gallery, Bennett College, 900 E. Washington St., Greensboro. The multi-media event features the “Hello Truth Collection” of urban art dolls and sculpture by Tawanna Williams Maryland, and it includes performances, lectures and workshops.

“TWENTY-FIVE for Twenty-Five” continues through Feb. 28 in the Photography Imaging Center at Randolph Community College, 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro. The retrospective photo exhibit is by Jerry Wolford, a 1986 graduate of RCC’s photographic technology department.  July 2012 marked his 25th year as a photojournalist working at the News & Record in Greensboro. The exhibit actually goes back 29 years to his days as a photographer for Randleman High School’s newspaper.

“COMINGS AND GOINGS: Gestures, Gestations and Stations of the Crossed” continues through Feb. 28 in Irene Cullis Gallery, Cowan Humanities Building, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St. It is by current and former art faculty members at Greensboro College. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

“THE DEVIL is in the Details: Old Scratch” continues through Feb. 25 in Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery, Cowan Humanities Building, Greensboro College,  815 W. Market St. The exhibit of fine-art photography is by Ross Holt and Becky VanderVeen. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.



“HILLSBOROUGH Gallery of Arts” continues through March 27 at Center for Creative Leadership, 1 Leadership Place, Greensboro. The exhibit of fine art and craft is by 21 artists who work together and exhibit art at the locally owned and operated artist cooperative in Hillsborough. To view the exhibit during office hours, call 510-0975 for an appointment.

“WINTER ART EXHIBIT” continues through Feb. 24 at Theatre Art Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Ave. Exhibit are:
• “Surfacing Connections” in the Main Gallery and Gallery B. Featuring artists are: Kiki Farish of Raleigh (graphite on board), Sarah West of Raleigh (jewelry and sculpture), Jerry Jackson of Penland (sculpture), Jane Wells Harrison of Lenoir (encaustic collage) and Jill Eberle of New Bern (paintings).
• “Forgotten Faces: Portraits from the High Point Museum” in the Hallway Gallery. The exhibit of approximately a dozen portraits are from the museum’s collection, but they have not been on view for a long time. Most were created in the 1930s and 1940s, and many portray High Point’s founding fathers. 
• “TAG’s Annual Middle School Art Exhibit” in Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery. Works are by young artists from Southwest Guilford Middle School, Wesleyan Christian Academy, High Point Christian Academy, High Point Friends School, Westchester Country Day School, Welborn Middle School and Archdale-Trinity Middle School.  
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only. www.tagart.org, 887-2137.

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

“THE CONE SISTERS Collect” continues through Feb. 17 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Spring Garden and Tate streets, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The exhibit displays pieces donated to the museum in 19499, when Etta Cone bequeathed part of her and her sister Claribel’s collection to the museum. The 242 works included pieces by Matisse, Picasso and Jacques Villon. A list of related programs is online at www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu.

“KAOLIN TO CLAYMOUNT: Demystifying James River Valley Stoneware” continues through March 31 at Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. The exhibit is composed of boldly decorated stoneware and recovered archeological fragments from the area of the James River near Richmond and Petersburg, Va., where potteries thrived in the early 19th century. Free, www.mesda.org

“SCHOOL OF ART and Design Faculty: Past, Present and Future Exhibition” continues through Feb. 28 in Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University , 833 Montlieu Ave. It is designed to highlight the lineage of HPU’s faculty through works from past decades to the present. Works include paintings, mixed media pieces, furniture designs, photography and prints. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; the gallery is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 803-1815

“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

Upcoming

Author Isabel Allende — May 2 at Salem College; www.bookmarksnc.org