Entertainment calendar (Feb. 14-20, 2013)
GREENSBORO SYMPHONY Pops Orchestra gives a Valentine’s Day program at 8 tonight at Westover Church, 505 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro. Voicalists Mark and Christy Tarr McVey will perform romantic songs with the orchestra. $24-$42, 335-5456, ext. 224, Ticketmaster
PRESIDENTS DAY will be celebrated 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Old Salem Museum and Gardens, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Events include hands-on activities and demonstrations suitable for the entire family. Cost is included in all-in-one tickets, $21 for adults, $10 for age 6-16, www.oldsalem.org
“BY A BLACK HAND” will be performed at 10 a.m. today 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
RASCAL FLATTS is in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. The Band Perry and Kristen Kelly open. $35.25-$67.60, Ticketmaster
“A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS” will be performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony Pops Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. The program is composed of music from Academy Award-winning movies. $15-$62, 464-0145, www.wssymphony.org
“WINTER JAM Tour Spectacular” comes to the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., at 6 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. The tour features NewSong, TobyMac, RED, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets, Royal Tailor and speaker Nick Hall. The pre-party features Jason Castro, OBB and Capital Kings. $10 at the door
ADAM HURT and Beth Williams Hartness perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Community Arts Cafe, 411 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem, as part of the Fiddle & Bow series. Hurt plays claw-hammer banjo, and Hartness is a vocalist and guitarist. They perform old-time music, and they will play songs from their new album, Earth Tones.” $10
UNC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS sponsors the following performances on the campus, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem:
• UNCSA Symphony Orchestra performing music by composition students — 2 p.m. Sunday, Crawford Hall, free;
• Fire Pink Trio (harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta, violist Sheila Browne — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Watson Hall; $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
“RIGOLETTO” will be shown at 12:55 p.m. Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem, as part of the series, “The Met: Live in HD.” The new production by Michael Mayer of Verdi’s tragic opera is set in Las Vegas in 1960. $22, $15 for students, 747-1414, www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
“THE MAGIC OF MUSIC” will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Magician Jim Light and his crew will perform sleight-of-hand feats, and the symphony will perform music from popular movies, including “Fantasia.” Doors open at 2 p.m. for musical activities, games and an instrument petting zoo. $14 for adults, $5 for age 3-12, free for age 2 and younger, 464-0145, www.wssymphony.org
‘INTO THE WOODS” will be performed by the schools of drama and design and production in Gerald Freeman Theatre, Performance Place, UNC School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Performances are at 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Wednesday-Feb. 23 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 23. The award-winning musical intertwines plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales. $20 for adults, $18 for students, 721-1945, www.uncsa.edu/performances
“ROMEO AND JULIET” will be performed by UNCG Theatre in Taylor Theatre, 406 Tate St., Greensboro. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Feb. 22 and 23; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Feb. 24; 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Feb. 21 and 22; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Feb. 21. The non-traditional production is contemporary and is set in the futuristic world of high fashion. $18 for adults, $15 for children, students and seniors, 334-4849, boxoffice.uncg.edu
“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
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. Reed Island Rounders will provide live music, and Tom and Myra will call dances. $8, $5 for full-time students, $3 for Salem students, 272-3245
PARMALEE plays at 8 p.m. Saturday at Bucked Up Super Saloon, 1160 N.C. 66, Kernersville. The North Carolina country-rock band recently played at the N.C. Governor’s Inaugural Ball. $12
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Kaleigh Baker, Nathan “Sax” Anderson — 9 tonight, $8 or free with dinner receipt from Spring House Restaurant;
• The Floorboards, Billsfault, Aaron Burdette Band— 9 p.m. Friday, $7;
• David Childers, Salem Speaks — 9 p.m. Saturday, $8;
• Mobley — 9 p.m. Wednesday, $7.
“DIANA AL-HADID,” a solo exhibit, 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
“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