High Points This Week for Nov. 15-21, 2012
NANCI GRIFFITH performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave., as part of its 2012-13 Professional Artist Series. The Kennedys open. Griffith’s career began in the late 1970s, and she has made 20 albums. Labeled a “folkabilly” singer, she is known for her clear, soulful voice and evocative songwriting. Her most recent album is “Intersection,” about difficulties, anger and things that slip away. She wrote the song, “From a Distance,” which was made popular by Bette Midler. The Kennedys is a folk-rock band composed of husband-and-wife team Pete and Maura Kennedy that has been performing and recording since the early 1990s. They also play in Griffith’s band. Tickets are $35 and $30 for seats in the orchestra and $25 for balcony seats. 887-3001, www.highpointtheatre.com
ROY’S FOLKS Crafts Fair will be held 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the former J.C. Penney space at Oak Hollow Mall, 921 Eastchester Drive. The fair features more than 60 vendors who have been featured on WGHP-TV’s “Roy’s Folks” segments. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for seniors, free for children younger than 12. All money raised from admission goes to the station’s Gifts for Kids collection for the Salvation Army.
DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE Mermaid” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Rives Hall at Westchester Country Day School, 2045 N. Old Greensboro Road. The production based on the animated Disney movie is by more than 50 students in kindergarten through high school. $5, www.westchestercds.org
The following events will be held at High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave.:
• Reading, question-answer session by author Chang-rae Lee, on campus as part of the Phoenix Festival. Author of “Native Speaker,” he was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “The Surrendered.” – 7:30 tonight; free;
• “I’m Ready for My Close-Up, Mr. Newton,” a program by Jerry Tessendorf, who has a career in the film industry and won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2008. He will discuss types of classical dynamics used in feature film production and new ideas. – 7:30 p.m. Friday; Extraordinaire Cinema, University Center; free;
• “Kiss Me Kate,” the popular Cole Porter musical about romantic conflict, based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” – 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth Fine Arts Center; $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, $3 for age 12 and younger, 841-4673
FALL BOOK SALE will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Archdale Public Library, 10433 S. Main St. All items are $1 or less.