F o u n d O B J E C T S

by Keith Barber

Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration headlines this week’s edition of Found Objects. The festivities begin Friday evening on 4 th Street in Winston- Salem as a number of downtown restaurants joining in the fun with Salute Winemaker Dinners as chefs and winemakers put their heads together to create culinary delights. Check out the event’s website, salutencwine. com, to get the lowdown and purchase tickets online. Advance tickets run $20, while tickets at the event cost $25. No internet access, no sweat. Just swing by any Lowe’s Foods and grab your tickets there. The big celebration gets underway on Saturday with more than 30 North Carolina wineries showing off their goodies along 4 th Street. The festival will run from noon to 6 p.m. with entertainment provided by Doubletake and Braco, a Latino soul-fusion group. Here’s the really good news — the after party is free! Featuring music by the Throwback Band, the after party runs until 10 p.m. with a cash bar and all the wine and beer you can imagine. On Friday, the UNC School of the Arts presents L’Mondo Della Luna (The World on the Moon) at the Agnes de Mille Theatre on the UNCSA campus. The UNCSA company will present Haydn’s opera that tells the story of an astrologer madly in love with a fair maiden and his plot to win her hand by tricking her father he’s been transported to the moon. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Since it is graduation weekend, there are several other end-of-the-school-year events this week including UNCSA School of Dance’s Spring Dance Concert at the Stevens Center on Sunday at 2 p.m. The program will feature a new piece by faculty member Susan McCullough and Act II of the ballet classic Swan Lake, featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved music. The performances will also include a contemporary work by a leading choreographer. On Saturday and Sunday, the Salem College Dance Company will hold its spring dance concert at the Salem Fine Arts Center. Directed by Heidi Godfrey, the program will feature several pieces choreographed by Salem’s faculty, students and guest artists. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on May 9-10 with a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students. The downtown areas of Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy will host Mayfest May 9-10 in a celebration of spring. A plethora of handmade foods, crafts and live music will be on display for all to enjoy. Looking on the arts horizon, Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem presents Sheila’s Class Reunion, an interactive party that will run May 15-17 and 21- 24at the theatre’s performance space located at 1047 Northwest Blvd. (near the corner of Reynolda and Northwest Blvd). Performances are at 8 p.m. except for Sundays at 2 p.m. The story of a 30-year class reunion Twin City High School, the performance features classic ’70s tunes like “Knock on Wood,” “Super Freak,” “Macho Man” “and Top of the World.” And finally, two of Winston-Salem’s most venerated museums — Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Reynolda House Museum of American Art — are joining forces to provide a special joint membership promotion for new or returning members. The promotion is available during the month of May and provides a dual/family membership to both museums for $125, a savings of $75. With all the wonderful exhibits and programs Reynolda and Old Salem offer, it’s a great deal for both patrons and the museums.