Entertainment calendar, High Point This Week (March 14-20, 2013)

Mar. 14, 2013 @ 01:51 AM

In concert

DANÚ, an award-winning Irish ensemble, gives a St. Patrick’s Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in High Point. Its concert, “A Spirit-Raising Concoction,” includes traditional Irish music and songs. Members are from County Waterford. Musicians perform on fiddle, flute, button accordion and percussion. Vocalist Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh has won awards from the British Broadcasting Corporation and Irish Music Magazine. Members tell stories behind the songs, which are performed in English and Gaelic. Since the ensemble’s formation in 1995, it has released nine albums and toured throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America. $25 for seats in the orchestra, $20 balcony, www.highpointtheatre.com, 887-3001

N.C. HARP ENSEMBLE performs at 4 p.m. Sunday at Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 1804 Guilford College Road. The group often performs with more than 10 harpists, and it draws from a wide range of harp literature. It was founded in 2010, and it is directed by Jacquelyn Bartlett, professor of harp at UNC School of the Arts, Appalachian State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Members include students and accomplished amateur and professional harpists from throughout North Carolina, including the Triad. Admission is free. The concert is sponsored by Piedmont Artists and Jamestown Presbyterian Church.  

THE MARTINS and Chonda Pierce are in concert at 7 tonight at First Wesleyan Church, 1701 Westchester Drive. The Martins are Dove Award-winning Christian recording artists and siblings (Judy, Jonathan and Joyce Martin). They have performed throughout the country, including at the Grand Ole Opry and the White House. Pierce is a Southern stand-up comic, TV host and author. $15, $20, $35, www.itickets.com, (800) 965-9324

On stage

“LES LIAISONES DANGEREUSES” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Monday and Tuesday in the Empty Space Theatre at High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The production by the department of theater is a modern adaptation of the classic drama based on the 1872 novel by Christopher Hampton. It still is set in the grand salons of upper-class Paris in the 1780s, and it tells stories of deception, intrigue, manipulation and philandering. $10, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, $3 for children 12 and younger, 841-4673    


CHRISTINE MARSHALL and Matthew Kirkpatrick will read from their works at 7 p.m. Monday in Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. They also will answer questions about writing and publishing cooperatives and sign copies of their books. Marshall, a poet, teaches creative writing and literature at Davidson College. Kirkpatrick is the author of the story collection “Light Without Heat.” Free

A WRITER’S GROUP meets 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the third-floor Research Services Classroom at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. The meeting, led by Susan Morton, is on blogging for creative writers, demonstrated on www.wordpress.com. Free, 883-3646


BACKGAMMON Club meets 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday in the cafe area, first floor, High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. It is led by Balsam Collestan, who will offer instruction and advice. Free, 883-3646


STONEHENGE, the World Heritage site in England, is the subject of a lecture 4-5:15 p.m. Sunday at High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St. It will be given by Patrick Morton, a published scientist and researcher whose interest is in ancient religions and anthropology. Free, 883-3646