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Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (Oct. 3-9, 2013)

October 3, 2013

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Oct. 03--In concert

GARY WRIGHT and Rick Derringer are in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. The two pop-rock recording artists were popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Wright is known for his hits "Dream Weaver" and "Really Wanna Know You." Derringer's hits include " Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" and "Hang on Sloopy," with The McCoys. $35 for seats in the front orchestra, $30 for rear orchestra and balcony, 887-3001, www.highpointtheatre.com

JAMES GILES, a High Point native, gives a piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth Chapel at High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. Giles is coordinator of the piano program and director of graduate studies at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. At 7 p.m., he will lead a master class, open to the public, with HPU piano students. A question-answer session will follow. Giles' 3 p.m. program includes works b Schubert, Liszt, Prokofiev, Richard Wagner and a piece by Ned Rorem that was commissioned by Giles. A Fulbright Scholar, Giles has won first prizes at several international piano competitions. He has studied at Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music and Oberlin College. He is an instructor and performed with the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro. Free.

Ballet

"DRACULA" will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. The production is by Winston-Salem Festival Ballet, a sister organization of High Point Ballet. Artistic Director Gary Taylor created choreography with a contemporary feel for the classic tale of love and blood-lust. The story is told through dance from the point of view of the vampire Dracula as he pursues his one and only love, Mina. Original music is by Chris Heckman, a professor of film music composition at UNC School of the Arts. Heckman will make the music score available by recording it on CD and as a digital download release. The ballet will be performed entirely on pointe, a departure from years past. $23.50 for general admission; $20 for children, students and seniors; $10 for student rush tickets, 747-1414, www.winstonsalemfestivalballet.org

On stage

"THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Monday through Wednesday in the Empty Space Theatre at High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The production is based on the historic story of the 13-year-old German-Jewish girl who, with her family, hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam from 1942 to 1944. It is directed by professor Doug Brown, and it features students. $10, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, $3 for children 12 and younger, 841-4673

Astronomy

"SMALL STARS in a Large Context: All Things White Dwarf" is the title of a lecture by Don Winget at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center auditorium, Guilford Technical Community College, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown. Winget is a professor of astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin. Cline Observatory will be open for viewing after the event, weather permitting. Free

History

THE HIGH POINT MUSEUM, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., sponsors the following events:

--"History Rocks," a fundraiser for the museum that includes three local bands, a rock-a-thon, hands-on activities, a petting zoo, demonstrations -- noon-5 p.m. Saturday;

--Blacksmithing demonstrations -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Free

For kids

HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free events for children in the Storyroom:

--Fall crafts drop-in program -- 4 p.m. Friday;

--Book Babies story time for children through 11 months and caretakers -- 10 a.m. Monday;

--Book Worms story time for age 12-24 months -- 10 a.m. Tuesday;

--Time for Twos story time for age 2 years-- 11 a.m. Tuesday;

--Preschool story time for age 3-5 years -- 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Fundraiser

BEACH MUSIC Blast series concludes for the year with a performance by The Craig Woolard Band 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Ilderton Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram, 701 S. Main St. Proceeds go to Children's Home Society of N.C. $5, $20 for a series pass for five performances, www.chsnc.org, (800) 632-1400

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