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by Keith Barber

The anticipation of the 11th annual RiverRun International Film Festival is quickly building to a crescendo this week with the April 22 opening-night event just around the corner. In celebration of RiverRun, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art will present Minus 8, a video by artist and architect Anna von Gwinner nightly beginning Wednesday and running through April 30 with screenings from 7 p.m. to midnight in the windows of the Loewy Building at 500 W. 4th St. in Winston-Salem. For further information, call 336.397.2107 or visit www.secca.org. This event is free and open to the public. In the spirit of high-quality filmmaking, the Walkertown Public Library presents a screening of Bertrand Tavernier’s Round Midnight at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Round Midnight tells the story of black tenor saxophone player Dale Turner, played by Dexter Gordon, in Paris in the 1950s, who is befriended by an unsuccessful French graphic designer played by François Cluzet. The movie is based on a composite of real-life jazz legends saxophonist Lester Young and pianist Bud Powell. On Saturday, Wake Forest University presents the 4th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair featuring a Zero Waste Challenge Event hosted by Piedmont Environmental Alliance. On Friday, Reynolda House Museum, located at 2250 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem, will debut the musical Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. A cast of actors of all ages will enact this beloved story of a poor farm girl sent to live with two strict aunts. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $8; members and students admitted for $5. As part of the first annual Children’s Festival, the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem presents The Jungle Book at the Arts Council Theatre on Friday and Saturday. With the help of friends like the Black Panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival in this musical version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale. Tickets are $8-$12. For further info, call 336.725.4531. Based on the National Black Theatre Festival model of multiple performances in multiple venues, the Children’s Festival will consist of four venues over the two days. In conjunction with the Earth Day celebration, the Tarradiddle Players will present Animal Tales at the Children’s Museum at 390 S. Liberty St., and the award-winning children’s musician Billy Jonas will perform on Saturday at the First Presbyterian auditorium on Marshall Street in downtown Winston- Salem. For further information, call 336.723.9111 ext. 211 if you want to purchase tickets now or visit www. childrensmuseumofws.org for more information. In celebration of Earth Day, the Winston-Salem Jaycees present a fundraising beer pong tournament, “Bounces for Ounces,” at the Burke Street Pub on Saturday at 8 p.m. Contestants ages 21 and older can sign up beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a live performance by Dizzy While Dreaming during the tournament. For further info, call David McGrady at 336.970.3812 or email: dmcgrady@wsjaycees.org. On the horizon, the Broach Theatre, Greensboro’s longest running professional theater, will present A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking on May 5 at 8 p.m. Performances will also be held May 6-9 at 8 p.m.; May 10 at 2 p.m.; and May 13-16 at 8 p.m. For further information or reservations, call 336.333.2065 or visit www.broachtheatre.org.

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