‘Carrie: The Musical’ coming to Alamance
The Alamance Repertory Theatre Company is presenting “Carrie: The Musical” at 3 p.m. today, May 26, and June 2; and 7:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1 at the ARTC Theatre, 110 W. Seventh St.
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. “Carrie: the Musical” is based on Stephen King’s first published novel. The show stars Reagan Heberle as Carrie White, Jaye Pearce as Margaret White, Hunter Greene as Sue Snell, Kolton Collins as Tommy Ross, Lizz Matthews as Chris Hargen, and Austin Browning as Billy Nolan. Gill Thornton directs the production, with music directed by James Stryska.
Salem Band to
‘Feed the Soul’
Salem Band will present a concert, “Feed the Soul,” at 7:30 p.m. May 28 in Salem Square, Old Salem.
The program will include big-band, polka, opera, marches and a salute to Aretha Franklin, the late Queen of Soul. The Salem Band Tuba Quartet will play music before the concert. Eileen Young is the music director.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food vendors will be on site. Established in 1771, Salem Band is the oldest, continuous mixed wind ensemble in the U.S.
Open Mic Night
coming to Footnote
Open Mic Night at Footnote will be at 6:30 p.m. May 28 at Footnote Coffee and Cocktails, 634 W. Fourth St., No. 120, Winston-Salem.
Local musicians will play covers and original songs. Registration starts at 6:15. Participants must register in person.
Poet Helen Losse to be
featured at library event
The Word Is Out Open Mic Poetry event will be 5:45-7:45 p.m. May 28 at the Central Library Auditorium, 660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem.
Helen Losse will be the featured poet, and the optional theme is “May Flowers.” Light refreshments will be served. There may be some adult themes.
Lovers of poetry and spoken word are welcomed to read for three-to-five minutes, or just listen.
Admission is free.
Guitarist to perform at Davie Public Library
Aaron Prillaman, classical guitarist, will perform in concert at 6 p.m. May 30 at the Davie County Public Library, 371 N. Main St., Mocksville.
Prillaman will be joined by his father, Glen Prillaman, for a few pieces. The concert will include repertoire by J. S. Bach, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, John Dowland, Leo Brouwer, Mauro Giuliani and Manuel Ponce.
Prillaman received his doctorate in guitar performance in 2018, and performs regularly throughout the region.
Classical Voice of North Carolina said of his work: “It was a real pleasure to hear the guitars of Aaron Prillaman .. .played without amplification in an intimate space.”
Admission is free.
‘Avenue Q’ headed back
to Willingham Theater
“Avenue Q,” the R-rated puppet show, is back by audience request at 7:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1, and 3 p.m. June 2 at the Willingham Theater, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville.
Princeton is an average 21-year-old puppet arriving in New York. He’s just graduated college and taken his first steps into adulthood, but without any skills, experience or purpose to speak of, he’ll get sidetracked juggling real-life challenges such as relationships and Monster-Puppet race relations.
Packed with songs such as “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” and “The Internet Is for Porn,” “Avenue Q” is a musical comedy filled with fun, fancy and fabric.
Rated R for puppet nudity, explicit language and sexual content, “Avenue Q” is choreographed by Luke Miller and directed by Jessie Grant. Charlie Kluttz is the music director.
Tickets are $22 at www. yadkinarts.org or 336-679-2941.
SECCA to open two
new shows in June
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art will present two new shows in June.
“At the Well: Works by Ellen Heck” will open with a reception 6-8 p.m. May 30. It will hang through June 30.
There will be a reception for “Warm Water: New Works by Charles Williams” 6-8 p.m. June 8. It will be on display through Aug. 11.
Heck, the next artist in the Southern Idiom sale series, is a Winston-Salem-based painter.
In her newest body of work, “At the Well,” Heck re-examines a long-loved masterwork, William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “The Broken Pitcher (La Cruche Cassée),” the portrait of a blushing girl leaning against a well with a broken water pitcher at her feet.
“Warm Water” is a collection of re-narrated visual works based on the event that sparked the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. These works unfold the story involving five black teens, and what reportedly caused the death of Eugene Williams in Lake Michigan on the South Side of Chicago. The work documents and sheds light on the marginalizing oppositions the teens faced during the height of volatile racial sociopolitical conditions nationwide.
Admission is free.
on display at gallery
Theatre Art Galleries in High Point will open its summer exhibitions with a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 30 at 220 E. Commerce Ave. They will hang through Aug. 2.
The exhibits include the following.
“Owens Daniels: More Than a Picture” will be in the Main Gallery. Daniels is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, commercial and special-event photography.
“Christopher Thomas: After the Gold Rush” will be in the Upstairs Gallery. Thomas is an artist from Climax and currently serves as the studio foundations coordinator in the School of Art at UNC-Greensboro. His photographs catalyze ideas related to facture, color and recall in works on paper that emphasize data corruption and memory.
Theatre Art Galleries hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. For information, call 336-887-2137 or visit www.tagart.org.
Play festival to be held
May 31 and June 1
Winston Salem Writers and The Little Theatre of Winston Salem will present The Winston Salem 10-minute Play Festival 7:30-9 p.m. May 31 and June 1 at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston Salem.
The content is rated PG-13 by the presenters for adult language.
Tickets are $12 at www.the littletheatreofws.org.
Texas Pete festival to
take over Fourth Street
The Texas Pete Spirits of Summer festival produced by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership will be noon-9 p.m. June 1 on Fourth Street between Marshall and Spring streets, in Downtown Winston-Salem.
N.C. wineries and craft breweries will offer tastings and have wine and beer for sale. Local restaurants will be cooking in the Restaurant Pavilion. Tastings end at 5 p.m. Ticket price includes tastings but not food.
There will be live and recorded music on stage in front of Foothills Brewing, 638 W. Fourth St.
- noon-4:30 p.m. DJ Schmoo
- 4:30-6:30 p.m. Charlie (Motown, soul and beach music)
- 6-9 p.m. Foothills Brewing After Party with The Breakfast Club (’80s Tribute Band)
Tickets are $25 at www.spiritsofsummer.com until 10 a.m. day of event, $30 at the event.
Mandolin Orange to perform with symphony
The Blue Ridge Music Center will present Mandolin Orange with the Winston-Salem Symphony at 7 p.m. June 1 in the outdoor amphitheater at the base of Fisher Peak, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax, Va.
N.C. folk duo Mandolin Orange, songwriter Andrew Marlin — (vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo) and Emily Frantz (vocals, fiddle, guitar) — are known for tight vocal harmonies, virtuosic instrumentation and engaging storytelling.
They will be joined by the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra will play Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” followed by Mandolin Orange playing songs from their repertoire, including from their recently released album “Tides of a Teardrop.” Then, the symphony musicians will join Mandolin Orange onstage for the band’s favorite songs, with arrangements by composer and electric guitar soloist D.J. Sparr.
Food and beverages will be for sale. Concertgoers may bring picnics and beverages but no alcohol.
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show, $15 children 12 and younger, at www.BlueRidge MusicCenter.org or 866-308-2773, ext. 212. Parking is free.
Short films to be shown
as part of N.C. Trail Days
N.C. Trail Days will present “5Point Adventure Film Reel” at 9 p.m. May 31 at The Reeves Theater & Cafe, 129 W. Main St., Elkin.
These are short adventure films from the 2018 5Point Adventure Film Festival. Information about NC Trail Days is at www.nctraildays.org.
Tickets are $15 at 336-258-8240 or www.reevestheater.com.
Exhibit features photos,
memorabilia of tattoo artist
“Lyle Tuttle 1931-2019” is on display now through Sept. 30 at The Tattoo Archive, 618 W. Fourth St.
Tuttle got his first tattoo in 1946 at an arcade on Market Street in San Francisco and found his life’s calling. He operated tattoo shops in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In San Francisco he opened the first tattoo museum in the United States.
This exhibit features photographs, business cards, posters and other memorabilia connected with him.