Greensboro Summer Solstice will be from 2 to 10 p.m. June 19 at Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Drive, and in Lindley Park, 3300 Starmount Drive, both in Greensboro.
The event will include a bazaar with artists, vendors, food and drink, body artists, and more; two stages with music and dance; a drum circle; stilt walkers; a parasol parade; minstrels; aerialists; and a fire finale (at 9 p.m.).
Whimsical costumes are encouraged.
Admission is $10. Children 12 and younger are free. No pets.
Carolina Theatre, at 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro, announces the return of the Ghostlight Concert Series, with four added summer shows.
8 p.m. June 17: SiStars of Juneteenth. A celebration of Black women in the arts, including live painting, hip-hop, dance, music and poetry. Performers will include Alter Egos Band (blend of funk, jazz, neo-soul, R&B, rock), Carla Simpson (stand-up comedy), Demi Day (rapper), Keisha McKane (spoken word artist), Tabia McKinzie (dancer), Tyamica Mabry (visual artist), SunQueen Kelcey (hip-hop, soul, rock, contemporary R&B) and Lavinia Jackson (author, poet). $17.
8 p.m. June 26: Abigail Dowd album release. Dowd and her band will perform her new album, “Beautiful Day.” Dowd’s soulful voice and classical guitar style will be combined with the edgy bass of Jason Duff, keyboardist Joe MacPhail, percussionist Austin McCall, Dobro and pedal steel guitar player Alex McKinney, and electric guitarist Scott Sawyer. Indie folk-pop group Earleine will open. $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
Ghostlights are a longtime theater tradition in which a light remains lit on the stage when there are no performers, keeping the spirit of the theater alive. For many months in 2020, the Carolina’s ghostlight was burning, ready for live entertainment to return.
The Ghostlight Concert Series at the Carolina Theatre is presented with support from ArtsGreensboro.
Tickets are on sale at CarolinaTheatre.com. Audience members will be asked to wear masks in the lobby and when moving throughout the theater. Concessions can be enjoyed once seated in the auditorium.
Outdoor summer concerts will continue this week with:
7 p.m. June 18: 60 Watt Combo (rock, blues), food by The Factory and Company (pulled pork, chicken) at Friday Flavors Concert Series at Stonefield Cellars Winery, 8220 N.C. Hwy 68 N., Stokesdale. $10 in advance at stonefieldcellars.com for reserved seating or at the door. Social distancing and masks are required. Bring chairs. No outside food or alcohol permitted. No pets. 336-644-9908 or stonefieldcellars.com.
7 p.m. June 19: Viva La Muerte at City Sunsets Concert Series at Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and picnics. greensborodowntownparks.org.
6:30-9 p.m. June 19: Special Occasion Band at Music-in-the-Park at Summerfield Community Park Amphitheatre, 5404 Centerfield Road, Summerfield. summerfieldnc.gov.
7 p.m. June 25: Tyler Millard Band (rock, country), food by Big Cheese (burgers and more) at Friday Flavors Concert Series at Stonefield Cellars Winery, 8220 N.C. Hwy 68 N., Stokesdale. $10 in advance at stonefieldcellars.com for reserved seating or at the door. Social distancing and masks are required. Bring chairs. No outside food or alcohol permitted. No pets. 336-644-9908 or stonefieldcellars.com.
7 p.m. June 26: Uncle John’s Bone — Chris Hedrick & Friends at City Sunsets Concert Series at Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and picnics. greensborodowntownparks.org.
7-9 p.m. June 26: Trial By Fire (Journey tribute band) at Music @ Market Square at 303 S. Scales St., Reidsville. Beer Garden open. Kids’ activities. Bring a blanket or chair. Free. 336-349-1111 or ci.reidsville.nc.us.
Juneteenth GSO will host a Juneteenth Celebration from June 17-20.
The lineup of events includes:
5:30-8:30 p.m. June 17: The Peoples Market Farmers’ Market at 1417 Glenwood Ave., Greensboro. Food, crafts, music, more.
8-9:30 p.m. June 17: SiStars of Juneteenth at Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. $17 at carolinatheatre.com.
7:30-9 p.m. June 18: Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet presents The Arts Legacy Ball, streaming live on Facebook.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 19: Family Day at Douglas Park, 701 Douglas Park, Greensboro. 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Rise & Flow Yoga, noon-12:45 p.m. Zodwa Dance Co., 2-6 p.m. Face Painting. Also, music, COVID-19 testing, food vendors, bounce houses, raffles, prizes and more.
5-8 p.m. June 19: Black Food Truck Festival at LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Picnic, DJ, open mic. Admission is free. Food, drinks for sale.
8-10 p.m. June 19: The Poetry Cafe at LeBauer Park. Bring blankets, chairs. Free.
7-10:30 p.m. June 20: Drive-In Movie: “Don’t Shoot the Messenger” at Khalif Event Center, 2000 Wendover Ave. E., Greensboro. $10 entry fee. Parking lot opens at 7 p.m. DJ to play 7:30-8:30 p.m. Film at 8:30 p.m.
Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19, 1865, when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, received word, two years after the Civil War had ended, that they had finally received their freedom.
Carolina Theatre has brought back its Carolina Classic Movie Series with a lineup of screenings at 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro.
Seating is general admission with social pods of two, four and six available. Guests will be required to wear masks. A full line of concessions will be available.
Tickets are $7 at carolinatheatre.com. The box office doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for day-of purchases. Carolina Classic Movie Series passes also will be accepted at the door.
Upcoming films include:
7 p.m. June 18: “Imitation of Life.” Lora Meredith and Annie Johnson are single mothers struggling to make a life for themselves and their daughters. While Lora’s thirst for fame threatens her relationship with her daughter, Annie’s light-skinned daughter struggles with her Black identity.
7 p.m. June 23 and 25: “The Big Lebowski.” Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski is a laid-back, easygoing burnout who has the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money.
“Mysterious and Magical: Surrealist Art from the Collection” will be on display from June 19-Sept 25 at Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St. in Greensboro.
Surrealism was started in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and arrived in America shortly thereafter. Its goal was to release the unconscious mind’s creative potential and merge the world of dream and fantasy with reality.
The exhibit was organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, curator of collections at the museum.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
In honor of National Zoo & Aquarium Month, Randolph Arts Guild and Sara Smith Self Gallery presents “Wild Art: Artists of the N.C. Zoo.”
The video, at randolphartsguild.com/wild-art-artists-of-the-north-carolina-zoo, shows the sculptures and artwork at the zoo and how they were created.
The works can also be seen at the zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway in Asheboro.