Found Objects 4.10.07

by Amy Kingsley

Peterson Toscano invites students and community members to the HomoNoMo Halfway House, temporarily located at Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium, on Wednesday evening for an hour long look into the world of ex-gay ministry. The website for the show is, or check out archives of the “Montel Williams Show,” where Toscano has appeared as a guest.

Also on Wednesday, but in another political vein altogether, is the second installment of the free energy film series at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library. Oil on Ice is the story of the Gwich’in people’s efforts to fight drilling in the Arctic national Wildlife Refuge. Also on the schedule is French Fries to Go, a lighthearted look at the Telluride, Colo. biodiesel project.

Andrea Selch of Hillsborough will be reading poetry on Wednesday night at the Foust Building on the UNCG campus. The event is a joint effort of Poetry GSO and the UNCG Women’s Gender Studies Program. For more information call 336.373.3617.

If Wednesday’s trifecta fails to sate your appetite for politically themed art, you can indulge again by taking in Mountain Top Removal, a film chronicling the coal industry’s destruction of Appalachian peaks, at 7:30 at the New Science Building Auditorium at UNCG. The screening is free, but a donation of two dollars is suggested. A discussion with filmmaker Michael O’Connell will follow the movie.

At Lyndon Street Artworks on Friday, works by artists Scott Harris and Trace O’Connor will be on display from 6 to 9 p.m. No word on drinks or other refreshments, but there will be plenty for your eyes to feast on in the cavernous collection of studios just east of the Central Business District.

On Friday and Saturday the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat stops at War Memorial Auditorium. Evening performances will start at 8 p.m.; call the Coliseum box office for more information.

Lacy James will be presenting her MFA dance concert “Osmosis” at the UNCG Dance Theater on Friday and Saturday. James composed the music for “Osmosis”, which she also choreographed, using a computer and a collection of ambient sounds. Tickets cost $8 for students and $10 for general admission.

The Renaissance Theater Company will be reprising its production of The Mercy Seat for one night only on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church. The play will start at 8 p.m. and costs absolutely nothing.

The Charlotte Youth Spoken Word Initiative, Writers’ Group of the Triad and Billy the Blogging Poet will all be appearing in events related to National Poetry Month and Poetry GSO this weekend. Check the Greensboro Public Library website for more information.

And finally on Sunday at 7:30, UNCG will host a screening of the documentary A Beautiful Memory: A Mother and Her Sons Against the Mafia. The film is an account of Felice Impastato and her family’s fight against the Sicilian mafia. The documentary was directed by Anthony Fragola, a faculty member in the UNCG cinema department.