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THINGS TO DO: A compilation of events

September 26, 2013


Sept. 26--UNCG Theatre will present "Spamalot" from Oct. 2-10 at Taylor Theatre, 406 Tate Street on the UNCG campus in Greensboro, as part of Greensboro's 17 Days arts and culture festival.

The musical is a tribute to the comedy movie classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 8-10, 8 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and students by calling 334-4392 or online at

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Musical cabaret spans a century

The High Point Area Arts Council will present "In One Era and Out The Other" at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the dinner theatre at the Centennial Station Arts Center, 121 S. Centennial Street, High Point.

The play is a fast-paced musical cabaret that covers 1901-2001, culminated with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. From there, the show refocuses the future with humor and hope.

Tickets are $40 and include an all-American dinner, complete with apple pie for dessert. Show tickets without dinner are $20.

Call 889-2787, Ext. 24, to make a reservation.

Opera workshop presents 'The Bat'

The Greensboro College Opera Workshop will present Johann Strauss II's operetta "Die Fledermaus" ("The Bat") at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 in Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center in Odell Building on campus.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors. Call 217-7220 to reserve tickets.

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Festival planned in Thomasville

Everybody's Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 in downtown Thomasville.

The festival, which is more than 100 years old, will include arts and crafts, carnival rides, food vendors, live music featuring Big Time Party Band and Olivia Albertson, and more.

For more information, call 475-6134 or visit

Art raises money for breast cancer

Artmongerz, 610 S. Elm St., Greensboro, will host a Charity Art Auction at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 in conjunction with 17 Days and First Friday to bring awareness to Breast Cancer Awareness month.

All proceeds this year will benefit the American Cancer Society.

For more information, visit

Farm Fest set at Rising Meadow

The 11th annual Farm Fest at Rising Meadow Farm will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29.

The event, at 3750 Williams Dairy Road in Liberty, will include sheep dog and shearing demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, live music with The Scottish Fiddlers, Tommy Routh and Friends and Reel Shady, and food vendors.

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Dairy to have Open Farm Day

Goat Lady Dairy Open Farm Day will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 29.

The event, at 3513 Jess Hackett Road in Climax, will include meeting farmers, goats, sheep and lambs, working with local potters, touring the gardens, tasting cheese and more.

Items for sale will include artisan cheese, wool and yard and pasture-raised pork and beef.

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Cellist/vocalist to perform

Cellist and vocalist Shana Tucker will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Mane Stage in Greensboro College's Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center at 1015 W. Market St.

Annalise Stalls and The Zen Poets will open the show.

Tickets to the event, which is part of the 17 Days arts and culture festival, are $10 and can be reserved by calling 217-7220.

Tucker, whose roots are in classical cello, now performs as a vocalist and cellist with Cirque du Soleil's K in Las Vegas and as a solo artist. Stalls and her band play jazz.

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Dance groups set joint performance

Award-winning choreographers Jan Van Dyke and John Gamble will present a joint concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 3, 4 and 5 in the UNCG Dance Theater at Kenilworth Street and Walker Avenue on the UNCG campus in Greensboro.

The performance will include a new work by Gamble and three dances from the Van Dyke repertory.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and are available at 334-4849 or at the door.

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College to share series of plays

Greensboro College Theatre will present a series of short plays and vignettes, "Be With You Shortly ..." at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and 2 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre in Main Building on campus.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and may be reserved by calling 217-7220.

The show also will be adapted for elementary-age students and presented in are schools.

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Camel Hop has dinner, dancing

The Camel City Jazz Orchestra will host the Camel Hop, an evening of dinner and dancing, at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St. in Winston-Salem.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. with a reception honoring visual artist Christine Odom, who contributed the artwork for this year's season. A seated dinner will begin at 8 p.m., followed by dancing.

Tickets are $125 per person. Proceeds will benefit the orchestra.

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The Meldavians to play on campus

The Meldavians with Sam and Drave will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Odell Auditorium on the Greensboro College campus, 815 W. Market St., Greensboro.

Tickets are $10.

For more information, call 217-7220 or visit

Dave Fox Group schedule show

Local musician, composer, pianist and Greensboro College Music Professor Dave Fox and his group will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at Community Arts Cafe, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem.

Toot & the Longshots will open the show. Tickets are $10.

For more information, call 793-8000 or visit

Festival highlights Renaissance era

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 5-Nov. 24 at 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

The festival's artisan marketplace includes 16th century architecture and features more than 100 merchants, crafters, and artists that create, demonstrate and sell handmade wares. Eleven outdoor stages and performance feature theater, comedy, music, dance, magic, circus entertainments and falconry. Hundreds of costumed villagers fill the lanes with additional entertainment.

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