Found Objects 4.25.07

by Amy Kingsley

This is the last week of April – which is National Poetry Month as well as the cruelest – and the last week to attend Poetry GSO events for children, teens and adults happening at branch libraries all over town. The week culminates with the spoken word performance “Calling for a Poetry Surge” on Saturday and a survey of humorous verse by local poets hosted by the esteemed Fred Chappell on Sunday.

If you get this paper hot off the presses, you still have time to enjoy the opening night of this month’s Tavern Underground Film Festival at Somewhere Else Tavern. If not, your opportunity to enjoy free movies, food and music expires on Thursday. Screenings start at 7 p.m.

The Children’s Theater of Winston-Salem will be hosting a touring performance of Anne of Green Gables at the Arts Council Theatre on Friday and Saturday. It’s an early show on both days, like before noon early, and tickets cost $8. Call the Winston-Salem Arts Council for more information.

The Glenwood Branch Library in Greensboro welcomes Remi the Clown, host of “El Planeta de Remi,” on Saturday for a celebration of Children’s Day. The multicultural affair emphasizes the importance of promoting literacy for children of all cultural backgrounds.

Adults interested in a more mature and perhaps perplexing performance should beeline over to the UNCG Dance Theater on Saturday for the senior class concert titled “Next Stop… Reality.” The concert features pieces by the emerging choreographers from UNCG’s department of dance; tickets are $10 for the general public and discounted for students.

Syncopation, a romantic comedy about ballroom dancing, opens at Triad Stage on Thursday. On Sunday, following the 2 p.m. matinee, dance instructor Julie Mulvihill will speak as part of the theater’s InSight Series. She’ll hold forth on the history of ballroom dance, and perhaps even demonstrate a foxtrot, tango or two-step.

UNCG’s annual MFA Thesis Exhibit opens Sunday and features the work of 10 candidates in the school’s fine art graduate program. Media represented in the exhibit include ceramics, digital, painting, drawing and mixed. The work will be on display at the Weatherspoon Art Museum until June 3.

Looking ahead to next fall, the Greensboro Coliseum released the lineup for next year’s “Best of Broadway” Series. It opens with Evita in October and includes Ten Tenors, Movin’ Out, Lord of the Dance, Wonder Bread Years and Cats. They usually don’t announce these things until there’s a season pass to sell; the box office should be able to tell you more.