UNCG School of Theatre will present “Polaroid Stories” by Naomi Iizuka for on-demand streaming from April 29-May 1.
Reflecting the lives of young people committed to rebelling against the fringes of society, the tale envelopes the audience in a world of chaos and social havoc. “Polaroid Stories” offers an abstract vision of unidentified psyches, disruption and deceit.
Guest director Donna Bradby, a professor at N.C. A&T, brings an innovative approach to intimate theater with social distancing restrictions.
Tickets are $5 at tinyurl.com/jxf74nz3 or by phone at 336-334-4392.
Local artists will come together from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 for an outside Spring Fling Art Sale at 1104 N. Rotary Drive in High Point.
The event will include paintings from Kathryn Cushwa Gerace and Jennifer Donley and pottery from Kelly Brooke Pottery. Also featured will be Carolina Red Café with locally roasted coffee and baked goods.
Gerace, a High Point native, creates custom watercolors, hand painted family portraits, digital art prints, note cards and greeting cards. Go to ethelbdesigns.square.site.
Donley is an artist and teacher at Theatre Art Galleries in High Point and Creative Aging Network-NC in Greensboro.
Howard, who lives in High Point and has been a professional potter for 23 years, creates wheel thrown and hand-built pieces from a N.C. porcelain clay body sourced from Asheville. Go to etsy.com/shop/KellyBrookePottery.
Guest must wear masks and follow social distancing protocols.
Food Truck Friday Grooves are back at Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St. in Greensboro, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 7: Abigail Dowd
May 14: David Childers
May 21: Andrew Kasab
May 28: Debbie the Artist
For food trucks:
May 7: Havana Flavor
May 14: R&J Food Truck and Nando’s Kitchen
May 21: Havana Flavor
May 28: Homeslice Pizza and R&J Food Truck
Other food trucks may be added.
Center City Park, at 200 N. Elm St. in Greensboro, has several entertainment events planned, including:
Drum circle: First Friday Drum Circle takes place the first Friday of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The free event, hosted by Healing Earth Rhythms, is open to everyone. Extra drums will be available.
Downtown Karaoke: From 3 to 6 p.m. each Sunday through May 30. DJ Energizer hosts the free event.
Carolina Theatre has brought back its Carolina Classic Movie Series with a lineup of screenings.
Under current COVID-19 guidelines, the theater will be able to host audiences of up to 250 guests in the auditorium at 310 S. Greene St. Seating is general admission with social pods of two, four and six available. Guests will be required to wear masks, but the 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. April 29: “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” When the eldest of seven brothers living on the frontier in the Oregon Territory returns with a bride, she is shocked to learn that her new home includes six untamed, unkempt and uncouth brothers-in-law. Her efforts to turn the six brothers into gentlemen inspire them to find wives of their own, leading to a singing, dancing battle of the sexes in one of the greatest movie musicals ever filmed.
7 p.m. May 5 and 6: “The Goonies.” When a group of ordinary kids discover a secret treasure map, their sleepy seaport lives are suddenly transformed into a fun-filled, roller-coaster ride leading to an underground cavern in search of lost treasure. As the kids take on the property developing company planning to destroy their homes to build a country club, “the Goonies” tackle the danger — and adventure — along the way.
West End Mambo
West End Mambo will perform at 7 p.m. April 29 at Centennial Arts Station, 121 S. Centennial St. in High Point.
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and High Point Arts Council is partnering with Smithsonian National Museum of American History to increase awareness of jazz and its historical significance.
The performance is open to 125 guests with COVID-19 protocols in place. The show will also be livestreamed.
Tickets are $10 for in-person and livestream tickets at highpointarts.org/events.
Theatre Alliance will present outdoor performances of “Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical” at the theater’s new venue: 650 W. Sixth St. in Winston-Salem.
The musical is about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits — including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune — are featured.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. April 29-30 and May 1 and 6-8.
Tickets are $25 at theatrealliance.ws/box_office.
Concessions will be for sale. Guests are asked to bring chairs or blankets. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
Movie extras needed
Background extras are needed to participate in scenes in the Greensboro, Snow Camp, Graham and Burlington areas for a new movie called “Making Him Famous.”
The movie, from Cornelius Muller Productions based in Burlington, is directed by actor and director Burgess Jenkins.
The film follows the life of fictional character Mario King, a young man, who exemplifies his faith as he goes on a journey of self discovery and fame. The film stars Vonii Bristow, Morgan Graham, Cornelius Muller, Joseph Gray and Ashlee Payne.
To participate, email Extras@CorneliusMullerProductions.com.
For more information, search social media sites for Cornelius Muller Productions.
Comedian Darren Knight, also known as “Southern Momma,” will perform at 8 p.m. April 30 at Truist Stadium, 951 Ballpark Way in Winston-Salem.
Knight is a YouTube star who has more than 1 million views for each of his many videos.
Concessions will be for sale. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
Tickets are $35 for general seating or $50 for VIP seating at tinyurl.com/dwfhwvv6 or 336-714-2287. Knight will perform at home plate. The VIP seats will be on the field.
Creative Aging Network-NC and UNCG Gerontology Club are looking for artists to participate in Art For a Good Cause, an online art competition.
The groups are looking for designs to put on T-shirts as a fundraiser to promote access to arts for the aging. The designs will also be part of a future mural project.
The finished work needs to be rectangular or square in dimensions that will print on a standard T-shirt.
Submissions will be accepted through April 30. A community vote will be from May 1 to 10. Six designs will be chosen for shirts.
Artists must be 50 or older and must submit a 2D work of art, such as a painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber art, prints or photography
Upload entries at https://bit.ly/31GusWd.
For more, go to can-nc.org/events.
Downtown parks in Greensboro are offering outdoor classes and events for all ages.
Downtown Karaoke will be from 3-8 p.m. every Sunday through May 30 at Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St., Greensboro. DJ Energizer will lay down tracks for anyone willing to sing.
Group dog training will be from 4:30-5:15 p.m. every Sunday at LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Megan Blake, a pet lifestyle coach, will lead the classes.
Kids Klub will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday through Dec. 4 at LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. A rotation of programs includes storytime, Art in the Park, Storybook Yoga and Dance, Ultimate Fun and Fitness, Fam Jam Intergenerational Dance Class, Crafts & Conversations, Family Game Time, Creative Corner, and more.
Programs are free, but registration is recommended. COVID-19 precautions will be required.
Virtual field trips
High Point Museum offers Take a Trip With Us, a free virtual sightseeing series of the Triad.
The series includes two field trips each month and features about local museums and landmarks, N.C. historical sites, as well as international museums and landmarks.
Locations so far have included Old Salem, Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum Historic Site, Whitney Plantation, Monticello, Anne Frank House and more.
Go to tinyurl.com/d4x99a8.
Call for artists
Creative Greensboro has issued an open call to create a roster of artists for concert planning through June 2022, including the free community concerts Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP) and Opus concerts.
The city provides the venue, stage, a sound technician and an artist fee.
MUSEP concerts are typically held outdoors every Sunday from June to August in parks, gardens and public spaces. Opus concerts are typically held at indoor venues throughout the city in the fall, winter and spring. In light of COVID-19 concerns, some concerts may be pre-recorded and streamed.
Contract opportunities are offered for 15-minute opening act sets, 30-minute guest artist sets and 45-minute guest artist sets.
Applications from bands/musical acts will be evaluated by Creative Greensboro staff. Preference will be given to bands/musical acts based in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point areas.