Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (July 11-17, 2013)
“SHOWTIME IN HARLEM: A Celebration of the Cotton Club” is the title of a program Saturday at Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St. A cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., and the program and dinner begin at 7 p.m. Local artists Bertha Young and Joe Robinson perform songs and dance from the era of the Cotton Club in Harlem. They portray Billie Holliday, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne and the Nicholas Brothers. An after-party with a disc jockey, dancing and cash bar continues until midnight. The show is sponsored by Friends of John Coltrane, and it is a fundraiser for the John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival Aug. 21 at Oak Hollow Festival Park. $40, www.friendsofjohncoltrane.com,
THE ARTS SPLASH series of outdoor summer concerts sponsored by High Point Area Arts Council opens 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday with a performance by Old Grass (bluegrass) at Oak Hollow Festival Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive. Arts Partner, which will provide information on its community services, is High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library. Admission is free. Concertgoers may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. If there is a threat of rain, call 889-2787 after 4 p.m. Sunday to get the latest update on the event.
VIOLINIST GREGORIO MIDERO and pianist Federico Pivetta perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 118 Salem St., Thomasville. The performance is part of the “Great Music from Heidelberg” series. Midero is associate principal second violin with the Winston-Salem Symphony, and he also is a chamber musician, recording artist and instructor. Pivetta, who performs both classical and jazz styles, is an accompanist, chamber musician and teacher. He regularly performs with his wife, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta. Free
SUNSET SOUNDS concert series continues at 7 tonight with a performance of blues music by Not Dead Yet from Greensboro at the Gazebo on Main Street, Thomasville.
STORYTELLER SATURDAYS at the Park series concludes for the season at 10 a.m. Saturday at a new city park at Changing Tides Cultural Center, 710 Washington St. Priscilla Best tells stories this week. She tells contemporary stories, folk tales, stories and chants of African-American and other cultures from around the world. Free
THE OPEN-AIR High Point Arts Market will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Mendenhall Transportation Terminal, 220 E. Commerce Ave. Artists and crafters sell hand-made items. The market is sponsored by High Point Artists Network, composed of the High Point Theatre, High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, High Point Area Arts Council and Theatre Art Galleries.
HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free programs for children in the first floor Storyroom:
• “The Land Before Time,” movie — 2 p.m. Saturday;
• Bookworm story time for age 1 — 10 a.m. Tuesday;
• Time 4 Twos story time for age 2 — 11 a.m. Tuesday;
• American Sign Language story time — 3 p.m. Tuesday; registration required; call 883-3666;
• Family story time for all ages — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday;
• Martial arts for kids, introduction by Macon’s Martial arts Academy — 11 a.m. Wednesday;
• Pre-school story time for age 3-5 — 2 p.m. Wednesday.
JAMESTOWN Public Library, 200 W. Main St., sponsors the following summer reading and enrichment programs:
• YMCA underwater, for pre-school-grade five — 10-11 a.m. today;
• Disney Princess Stories, “A Gift From the Heart,” movie — 10:15 a.m. Saturday;
• Make-your-own cartouche necklace with heiroglyphics, for middle school students — 1-2 p.m. Tuesday.
BARBARA TAYLOR will sign copies of her new book, “High Point,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau, 300 S. Main St. Taylor is a High Point historian and former director of the High Point Museum. Her book, part of the “Images of America” series by Arcadia Publishing, contains 200 never-before published photos with descriptions. Books will be available for purchase. The first 25 people to attend will receive a free High Point drawing.
PAMELA FAGAN HUTCHINS signs copies of her books 6-8 tonight at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 906 Mall Loop Road. She is the author of women’s fiction and relationship humor books.