Art exhibit in Stokes
County Arts Council
The Stokes County Arts Council is presenting a joint exhibit with artists Craig Richards and Margaret Larson in The Apple Gallery, 500 Main St., Danbury. The work will be on display through August.
Richards is a founding member of Triad Outdoor Painters and an artist in residence at The Arts Place of Stokes.
His oil paintings are influenced by French and American Impressionists such as Monet and Frederick Church. His subjects are often mountain views, streams and landscapes. He also paints portraits.
Larson creates large hand-built ceramic pots with N.C. clay and uses painting and carving techniques to add enlarged floral images to the surfaces. She cites the ideas of femininity, strength and taking up space as inspiration for her art.
for grieving adults
Trellis Supportive Care will present Writing Through Our Grief: 2019 Workshops for Grieving Adults With Kay Windsor 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 12 and Sept. 9 at the Williams Education & Counseling Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121, Winston-Salem.
Participants may attend one or both of the workshops.
Windsor has been a member of the Farther Along writing group led by Carol Henderson for 17 years, and her writing about her daughter and the stories of this group of bereaved mothers are included in “Farther Along: The Writing Journey of Thirteen Bereaved Mothers.”
Windsor administers and writes for the Farther Along blog at www.fartheralongbook.com.
Admission is free, but registration is required at 336-768-6157, ext. 1600.
coming to Greensboro
UniverSoul Circus, now in its 26th year, will play Aug. 13-18 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
It includes performances from around the world in a single-ring big top. Led by Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi from South Africa, his longtime Sidekick Zeke of Atlanta, and newcomer Cheyenne-Rose Dailey from Trinidad and Tobago, the 2019 edition of UniverSoul Circus features male contortionists from Guinea, skaters from Cuba; daredevil motorcyclists from Atlanta, Bakersfield, Calif., Grand Junction, Colo., and Santiago, Chile; a Cossack horse act with riders from Kazakhstan, Cuba, Guinea and Mexico, Fresh the Clownsss from Detroit and more.
Music Carolina SummerFest returns with four events
Music Carolina SummerFest will continue its 12th season in Winston-Salem this week with four events. Joe Mount and Matt Kendrick are co-artistic directors.
Tickets are at www.music carolina.org.
- 3 p.m. today, Aug. 11: American Music Ensemble, Mark Norman, conductor, Salem College Fine Arts Center, Shirley Recital Hall. This 10-piece ensemble performs ragtime, marches and other selections by great American composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. $24, $8 for students.
- 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13: Latte and Learn @ Bookmarks, British Invasion Songs Through the Jazz Looking Glass. Matt Kendrick, bassist and arranger. Admission is free.
- 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15: Downtown! Songs of the British Invasion, Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St. Great tunes including: “Downtown,” “The Fool On The Hill,” “I Started A Joke,” “Time of the Season,” “Georgy Girl,” and more. Vocalist Martha Bassett with Matt Kendrick, bass and arrangements; Federico Pivetta, piano; Ken Wilmot, trumpet; and John Wilson, drums. $24, $8 for students.
- 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17: The Pivetta Duo, Salem College Fine Arts Center, Shirley Recital Hall. Federico Pivetta, piano, and Debra-Reuter Pivetta, flute, perform diverse styles of music for flute and piano, from classical to Latin and Jazz. Bassist Matt Kendrick and drummer John Wilson join the Pivettas for a performance of Claude Bolling’s Jazz Suite. $24, $8 for students.
‘Dog Days of Summer’
Center Bistro, the Yadkin Arts Council and Furry Friends of the Foothills will present the “Dog Days of Summer” 5-8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Center Plaza, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville.
The night will feature music by Arnold Hill, face painting by the Interact Club from Yadkin Early College, arts and crafts, and a menu from the Center Bistro.
The band Arnold Hill crosses genres and features Sam McCarson (bass, guitar and vocals), Mike Yow (guitar, harmonica and vocals, and Heath Brown (drums, percussion and vocals).
For information, call 336-679-2941 or email Erika@yadkinarts.org.
Little Theatre holding benefit concert
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will hold a benefit concert — “The Greatest Show” — at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Reynolds Place in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St.
“The Greatest Show” will feature an evening of song and dance inspired by the hit movie, “The Greatest Showman.” Performers in the cast of more than 12 singers and dancers include Amber Engel, Sarah Jenkins, Lane Fields, Troy Hurst, Britt Stone and Shelly Beard.
Those attending will also get a sneak peek at Winston-Salem’s newest theater venue, Reynolds Place, where the LTWS will present four productions in the 2019-2020 season, its 85th.
Tickets are $20 at 336-725-4001 or www.LTofWS.org.
Family friendly films
at Bailey Park
Bailey Park will present Innovation and Cinema with three more family-friendly films at 575 N. Patterson Ave.
Bring a blanket or low chair. The area will open an hour before the film starts with pre-show trivia and concessions for sale from area food trucks and other vendors. The events will run 7:30-11 p.m.
No outside alcohol is permitted. Dogs are allowed, but must remain leashed. Parking is available in the Link Apartments parking deck at the corner of Sixth Street and Patterson Avenue. Check Bailey Park’s Facebook page for weather updates.
- Aug. 16: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” is the first installment in the swashbuckling fantasy series starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.
- Sept. 13: In “Remember the Titans,” a new head coach (Denzel Washington) is appointed to bring his recently integrated football team together in a true story of sportsmanship and community.
- Oct. 18: In “Coco,” an aspiring young musician goes on a whimsical journey through the Land of the Dead to search for his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Gatlin Brothers to perform at fairgrounds
The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will present The Gatlin Brothers, the final act of its 2019 Classic Country Concert Series, at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Annex Theatre at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.
The Gatlin Brothers are a Grammy Award-winning trio who have performed for more than 60 years and have attained a lifetime of noteworthy achievements, including a Grammy, 3 ACM awards, Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.
The Hot Seats
The Hot Seats will perform on Aug. 17 at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Gap Civil will open the show at 7 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater at the base of Fisher Peak.
Based in Richmond, Va., The Hot Seats play roots-based traditional and original songs and tunes, they combine bluegrass, old time, ragtime and rock’n’ roll with a healthy helping of humor
Opening the show is Gap Civil, a group named after a township in Alleghany County. The band recently released its first CD, “Cut the Pigeon Wing.”
Blue Ridge Music Center is at 700 Foothills Road, Galax, Va., or Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Tickets are $15 adults, free for children 12 and younger at www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org or 866-308-2773, ext. 212. Parking is free.
‘Abundant Acreage Available’ at movie night
Films of the Triad Movie Night will present “Abundant Acreage Available,” a film by Winston-Salem resident Angus MacLachlan, 8:15-9:45 p.m. Aug. 16 at Central Park, 302 Kirby Road, King.
MacLachlan is best known for writing screenplays for the 2005 film “Junebug” and the cult short film “Tater Tomater.” He graduated from UNC School of the Arts in 1980.
The screening is hosted by City of King and the Stokes County Arts Council.