Poetry GSO, the Gate City’s annual celebration of verse, starts this week with a handful of workshops aimed at combining self-expression and therapy. On Monday and Tuesday the Central Library will host workshops for those in the human services fields and for others interested in poetry for healing. Those interested in creatively examining injustice can attend a workshop on Wed., April 4 at UNCG’s Elliot University Center. For more information and to register for workshops, visit poetrygso.org.
If you prefer your poetry from the sidelines, you can attend a free reading by Judy Jordan at the UNCG Faculty Center. Jordan, a native of the Carolinas, earned her BA and MFA from the University of Virginia and teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The reading is on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Performances of North Carolina Theater for Young People’s Jack and the Wonder Beans are set to start Tuesday March 27 at the Greensboro Historical Museum. The show will run through Sunday, and tickets can be had by calling 336.334.4015 or showing up at the box office at least an hour before curtain.
Triad Stage announced last week that famed movie actor Danny Glover would be making a special visit to the Pyrle Theater in October. Glover is scheduled to arrive in Greensboro on Oct. 27 and will be interviewed onstage by Bennett College President Johnnetta Cole. Tickets for “A Date With Danny Glover” are currently only available through sponsorship packages, and individual tickets for the event and after-party aren’t likely to be released until September. No worries, that gives all you Lethal Weapon fans out there plenty of time to bone up on franchise arcana.
This weekend the Opera Theater at UNCG will perform The Ballad of Baby Doe. The production is a joint effort of the UNCG School of Music, Greensboro College and UNCG Theater. The tale concerns scorned lovers in one of 19th century America’s most altitudinous mining outposts. The opera premiered in 1956 and draws on new world music traditions like waltzes, hymns and folk tunes. Tickets are cheap and available at the UNCG box office: 336.334.4849.
It’s been a while – too long, in fact – since I mentioned The Space in this space. On March 30, Jaime Coggins will inaugurate another of her weekly exhibits titled “Shadows.” The opening will be accompanied by finger foods, revelry and music.
And while you’re in the neighborhood, check out the happenings at the Taylor Theater, where UNCG students will star in a production of Romulus Linney’s Ghost. If you miss the performances this weekend, the play will be returning at the end of April.