In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, High Point Arts Council is partnering with Smithsonian National Music of American History to present a virtual concert by FRYNZ from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 15.
FRYNZ was developed in the 1980s by Keith Byrd and Charles Burns. The current band was assembled for the International John Coltrane Jazz Festival as the All-Star Band. With the addition of Eric Jones on bass and Calvin Napper on drums, all the members have traveled and performed with Barbara Weathers, Bill Withers, Anthony Hamilton, Frankie Beverly, Maze and others.
Tickets are $10 at highpointartscouncil.ticketspice.com/frynz-live.
For more, call 336-889-2787, Ext. 26, or go to highpointarts.org.
Starworks Glassfest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 16 at 100 Russell Drive in Star.
A sale will feature glass products from guest artists. Glassblowers will offer demonstrations on Saturdays. If you don’t want to go in person, demonstrations are also on Starworks’ Facebook page.
Admission is free.
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 from April 15-30. A community vote will be from May 1 to 10. Six designs will be chosen for shirts.
Anyone 50 or older
A 2-D 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.
Greensboro Bound will hold a virtual version of its annual Dinner With Friends at 6:30 p.m. April 15.
The event will feature 10 simultaneous discussions lead by hosts knowledgeable in one of 10 genres (you choose your genre). Each discussion will include discussions that highlight authors who will be part of 2021 Greensboro Bound Literary Festival “21 Conversations.” Genres include cookbooks, literary fiction, memoir/personal essay, mystery/detective, nonfiction, poetry, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, short story and young adult/crossover.
Cost is $25 for an author section at tinyurl.com/jr3n324j.
Downtown restaurants Jerusalem Market and Machete will have meals for sale. Cost is $20 for a shawarma or chicken kabob meal from Jerusalem Market or $50 for Charcuterie or Vegetarian from Machete at tinyurl.com/jr3n324j.
Interactive art events
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art invites the community to explore Liminal Projects, a month of interactive, interdisciplinary and experience-based programming in the Main Gallery at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem.
The schedule is:
11 a.m. April 10: N.C. Black Repertory’s Teen Theatre Ensemble Residency
April 14-18: Interstitial Dance with Taryn Griggs and Chris Yon
5:30 p.m. April 20: Sawtooth presents Suminagashi Marbling Wellness Workshop
1 p.m. April 21: Sawtooth presents Suminagashi & Drawing Wellness Workshop
6 p.m. April 22: 2B Yoga presents Hip Hop Yoga with Ashley Robinson
10 a.m. April 24: Lotus Yoga presents Awake & Revive with Chloë Craver
10 a.m. April 24: INTI House Bolivian Coffee Popup
2 p.m. April 24: Sawtooth presents Suminagashi & Origami Wellness Workshop
April 28-May 2: thefacesblur presents an immersive 3-D Art Experience
6 p.m. April 29: House Music & Cocktail Party with thefacesblur
6 p.m. April 30: Hanes Circle Dinner with artist Jenny Fine
May 1: Garden Club with Forsyth Seafood & Ginger Fox Beverage
Aperture Cinema will host Luminaries, a new filmmaker series.
The first honoree is Winston-Salem native Ramin Bahrani. His 2014 documentary, “Life Itself,” is available for online screening.
Ticket and film information are at aperturecinema.com/luminaries.
Other movies will include:
April 23: “Chop Shop” (2007). Outdoor or drive-in screening, then virtual starting April 24.
April 24: “Man Push Cart” (2005). Virtual cinema.
May 7: “Socrates” (2018). Virtual cinema.
3 p.m. June 6: Lit/Flix with Bookmarks featuring The White Tiger (2021)
July 23: “99 Homes” (2015). Outdoor or drive-in screening
TBA August: Ramin Bahrani shorts. Virtual or in-theater.
Sept. 10: “Goodbye Solo” (2009). Outdoor or drive-in screening.
Others will be announced later.
UNCG School of Theatre will present virtual versions of “The World On A Hill” by Alice Childress and “How We Got Here: An Oral History Play” by Karen Sabo.
“The World on a Hill” centers on an affluent white woman who takes her son, Lionel, for a picnic up a hill near their summer vacation home. After Lionel rushes off down the hill in search of sweets, he comes across Winston, a Black teenager, and Norma must face the reality of her prejudice.
“How We Got Here: An Oral History Play” is based on transcripts from the Southern Oral History Database. Using four actors playing 10 diverse characters, this show features stories of regular people who want ordinary things — lunch at the Greensboro Woolworth’s, to be pregnant and professional, to sit downstairs at a movie theater — but who find they must fight for respect and equal treatment.
Tickets are $5 at tinyurl.com/jxf74nz3 or by phone at 336-334-4392 and will be available for online streaming from April 8-10.
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.