THE BARBECUE Festival will be held 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m .Saturday throughout Lexington. Festival events include sales by vendors and special activities for children, but the feature is barbecue, which will be sold at three tents. Live music headliners include Darius Rucker, Joe Nichols, Brett Eldredge and Jason D. Williams. Admission is free. A complete listing of events is online at www.barbecuefestival.com
"JACK" will be performed at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival's Spirit Center, 807 W. Ward Ave. The one-man show performed by Michael Huie tells the story of the legendary serial killer Jack the Ripper, who haunted and tormented in London's East End in 1888. Huie, a Winston-Salem based actor, director and playwright, also created the show, which includes an original song by James Dodding. It is recommended for those age 14 and older. $20 minimum suggested donation, 841-2273.
"THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW" will be performed by High Point Community Theatre actors today-Sunday at Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St. The Washington Irving story is about dashing schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and beautiful heiress Katarina Van Tassell and her longtime beau Brom Bones. A love triangle forms, and the Headless Horseman towers over the action and even makes a special appearance for some performances.
Irving's story is adapted for the Community Theatre production by Tara Raczenski, who also is director. It includes live music and dance.
On some evenings, local artists are features in the Centennial Station lobby and gallery area.
A dinner-theater production will be held Oct. 27.
The full schedule is:
--Today, 7 p.m. -- Scout Night, Scouts and leaders of local troops pay $5; additional full-price seating ($15) may be available at the door
--Friday, 7 p.m. -- special appearance by the Headless Horseman, $15 all seats;
Artist spotlight: Tom Taggert, local artist who is scenic designer for the production, will display his works 6-6:45 p.m.
--Saturday, 2 p.m. -- school show with special appearance by the Headless Horseman, $15 all seats;
Artist spotlight: High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association band, 1-2 p.m.
--Saturday, 7 p.m. -- $15 for all seats:
Artist spotlight: Kelly Keegan, photographer, will exhibit works 6-6:45 p.m.
--Sunday, 2 p.m. -- $15 for all seats;
Artist spotlight: Sleepy Hollow Band Jam, featuring musicians from the production, performs 1-1:45 p.m.
--Sunday -- dinner-theater performance with a catered dinner, dessert and live music from Linda Thorpe and Friends (The 2013 Sleepy Hollow Band) before the show; 6-7:15 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show; all seats $25.
Tickets are available by calling 882-2542 or on the website www.hpct.net. Preferred seating is available for season members.
THE SYMPHONIC BAND of High Point University gives a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the campus at 833 Montlieu Ave. Students perform music in a variety of styles: marches, traditional band tunes and contemporary pieces. Free
THE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE of High Point University gives a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the campus at 833 Montlieu Ave. It is led by percussionist, composer and instructor of composition Nathan Daughtrey. The group is composed of music majors, music minors and percussion enthusiasts. Works include a performance by flute major Alex Santiago and HPU oboe professor Thomas Pappas, who will join the ensemble in a setting of the hymn "Faith of our Father," titled "Blind Faith." The concert will also feature the world premiere of Daughtrey's piece, "Spitfire II," with euphonium soloist Brian Meixner, HPU assistant director of bands and low brass professor. Free
GREGORY FLAXMAN reads from his works at 7 tonight in Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. He is a film scholar and associate professor of English and comparative literature at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include "Gilles Deleuze and the Fabulation of Philosophy: Powers of the False" and "The Brain Is the Screen: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Cinema." Free
JOSEPHUS III, a spoken word artist, will perform noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at Medlin Campus Center, Room 190, Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown. His new album, "Poetry is Life," is a concept album designed to embody everything he is as an artist and to appeal to young and old. Free
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