Red Hawk’s Gathering of Nations King City Powwow

More than 100 Native American dancers and 20 craft and art vendors will be at the Red Hawk’s Gathering of Nations King City Powwow noon-10 p.m. today, Aug. 25, at the American Legion Post 290, 436 S. Main St., King. Gates open at 10 a.m.

The head lady is Raven Dial-Stanley, Lumbee; head man, Seneka Locklear, Tuscarora. The host drum is Smokey River, co-host drum, Kau-Ta-Noh Jrs.; the emcee is Joey Crutchfield, Monacan. The powwow opened on Friday.

Admission is $10 or $8 with two cans of food for donation; $5 for ages 6-12 and over 62; free for children 5 and under. For information, call Patrick Suarez at 336-416-4913 or email

Laurelyn Dossett to perform in The Arts Place

Laurelyn Dossett will perform at 5 p.m. today, Aug. 25, in The Arts Place, 502 Main St., Danbury. Doors open at 4.

Dossett co-founded Polecat Creek with singing partner Kari Sickenberger, and has partnered with Triad Stage’s Preston Lane on three plays featuring regional folklore and original music: “Brother Wolf,” “Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity” and “Bloody Blackbeard.” Dossett is also a regular performer at regional music festivals such as MerleFest, and a writer and performer with the North Carolina Symphony.

Joining Dossett on stage will be Alex McKinney playing dobro and Scott Manring on banjo and guitar.

Tickets are $15, $12 for Stokes Arts Council members and $5 for ages 18 and under at or 336-593-8159.

Open Mic Night

coming to Footnote

Open Mic Night at Footnote will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Footnote Coffee and Cocktails, 634 W. Fourth St., Suite 120, Winston-Salem.

Local musicians will play covers and original songs. Players must be present to register starting at 6:15.

Admission is free. For information, email TriadOpenMic1 or visit www.triad

Show focuses on ‘The Bicycle: Art Meets Form’

Theatre Art Galleries of High Point will present a juried show, “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form,” Aug. 27-Oct. 4 at 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point. An opening reception will be 5:30-7:30 Sept. 5.

This is the fourth year for the exhibit held in conjunction with the 2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride in High Point. It will feature art from about 50 artists in all media that relates in some way to bicycles or cycling. Prizes will be awarded on Sept. 5 for first place: $500, second place: $250, and third place: $100.

The Upstairs Gallery is showing a collection of vintage bicycles from Bicycle Toy and Hobby.

The Hallway Gallery will feature “Princess Cureton: Artistic Metaphor.” This exhibit is based on metaphors that reflect the personal and spiritual landscape of Cureton’s experiences narrated through the figure in surreal background.

The Kaleidoscope Gallery will host the “Annual Artists Who Teach Exhibit,” work from Guilford County Art Teachers.

Admission to the reception and exhibitions is free. For information, call 336-887-2137 or visit For more information, visit www.bobby and

Word Is Out Open Mic Poetry planned

The Word Is Out Open Mic Poetry will be 5:45-7:45 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Central Library Auditorium, 660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem.

“Conscience” is the featured poet, and the optional theme is “Listen to Your Conscience.” Lovers of poetry and spoken word are welcomed to read for three to five minutes, or just listen.

There will be light refreshments and some adult themes.

Admission is free.

Martin Tucker

highlighting book

Martin Tucker and his book, “Vietnam Photographs From North Carolina Veterans: The Memories They Brought Home,” will be making a number of appearances throughout the area now through November.

The events are free. The book is $26.99. For information, call 336-210-6110, email actor or visit

  • 6 p.m. Aug. 29: Sawtooth School Gallery, 251 N. Spruce St. Book launch with presentation and signing
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7: Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors, booth on Spruce Street across from Milton Rhodes Center
  • 7 p.m. Sept. 12: Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro
  • 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17: Sunrise Books, 1101 N. Main St., High Point
  • Nov. 10: Bookmarks for Veteran’s Day, 634 W. Fourth St. Presentation and signing.

Pivetta, Reuter-Pivetta

to perform

Federico Pivetta, piano, and Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute, will perform at 1 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Walkertown Branch Library, 2969 Main St., Walkertown.

The duo will play compositions from around the world in a variety of styles. Pivetta and Reuter-Pivetta have performed more than 100 concerts nationwide and abroad.

Reuter-Pivetta has a diverse career as soloist, chamber artist and orchestral player. A winner in the 1999 Concert Artists Guild Competition, she holds top prizes from several international competitions. Reuter-Pivetta is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Fire Pink Trio. She is the principal flutist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the flute instructor at Salem College.

Pivetta is a versatile pianist with a mastery of both classical and jazz styles. An active accompanist, chamber musician and teacher, he has made numerous recital appearances with his wife, flutist Reuter-Pivetta. Pivetta has performed with jazz greats Ernie Watts, Reggie Workman, Al Jarreau and Arturo Sandoval. A freelance musician, he maintains a private teaching studio.

Admission is free. Contact 336-703-2990 or email

FaithFest at Wilkes Community College campus

Craig Church Ministries will present FaithFest 2019 2-10:30 p.m. Aug. 31 on the Wilkes Community College campus, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro. Gates open at 12:30 p.m.

Artists will include For King & Country, Zach Williams, Natalie Grant, Jason Crabb, Selah, Rhett Walker Band, Iron Bell Music and Leanna Crawford.

FaithFest is an outdoor, family-friendly festival. In addition to testimonies, worship and prayer, the event will include a mall, food vendors, ministry vendors, children’s activities, artist merchandise and autograph tents.

Tickets are $35, free for children under 12, at For information, call 336-466-4886 or email

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band to perform

The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Blue Ridge Music Center, 700 Foothills Road, Milepost 213 on the Parkway, Galax, Va.

The band is composed of Jorgenson, Herb Pedersen, Jon Randall and Mark Fain. Originally made up of one-third of Jorgenson’s three-CD Divertuoso box set release on Cleopatra Records on July 30, 2018, “From the Crow’s Nest” has been re-released as a standalone album.

Cane Mill Road is also on the bill.

Tickets are $20, free for children under 12, at 866-308-2773, ext. 212 or email info@blue

John Coltrane festival returns

The ninth annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival will be Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in Oak Hollow Festival Park, High Point.

The celebration of jazz and blues music honors Coltrane, a High Point native.

The lineup for Saturday includes contemporary jazz and multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson, saxophonist Benny Golson joined by five-time Grammy nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra who has won three Grammy Awards, and Lisa Fischer, a two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist.

On Sunday, the lineup includes multi-platinum selling contemporary jazz saxophonist Boney James, a four-time Grammy Award nominee. He joins the duo of organist Joey DeFrancesco performing with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders as headliners for the day. Guitar master Eric Gales will represent the blues with guest appearance by up-and-coming artist Castro “Mr. Sipp” Coleman, aka “The Mississippi Blues Child.” Vocalist Michelle Coltrane performing with the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra and High Point-born trumpeter Jason Palmer round out the lineup.

Ticket information and festival details are at www.coltrane

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