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by Amy Kingsley

The Weatherspoon Art Museum throws its annual Summer Solstice party this Thursday, 7-9 p.m. The solstice is the longest day of the year, giving partygoers plenty of daylight by which to take in self-guided tours, snacks, wine tastings and free music courtesy of Walrus and the Hall Monitors. Tickets cost $7 at the door for non-members, $5 for members and include admission and one drink ticket. All the events will take place outdoors under a very big tent.

On Wednesday the Greensboro Public Library will be partnering with Triad Stage to present cast readings of short stories by acclaimed southern writer Erskine Caldwell. Tobacco Road, which was adapted into a play now in performance at Triad Stage, is widely considered Caldwell’s greatest literary achievement. Readings begin at 1 p.m. in the Tannenbaum-Sternberger room of the Central Library; the events are free, and attendees will receive a certificate for $5 off tickets to the play.

The Arts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem will host a production of Sameoldsong in A Minor, a play about domestic violence to be presented in English with Spanish subtitles. The play will run Friday and Saturday evening, and general admission tickets cost $10.

At 8 p.m. on Friday at Two Art Chicks Gallery, recent alumni and current students from the UNCG department of dance will perform Falling Grounded, a collection of original choreography. Doors open at 7 p.m.; tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students.

North Carolina School of the Arts Chancellor John Mauceri will be recognized Friday by the Hollywood Bowl, which will induct him into its Hall of Fame. Mauceri was the founding director of the Hollywood Bowl, and will be honored alongside Plácido Domingo. During the ceremony, Mauceri will conduct the Bowl Orchestra as students from the School of the Arts perform a portion of George Balanchine’s “Serenade.”

The fledgling Renaissance Theatre Company will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Condemned of Altona on Saturday, 3-7 p.m., and Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at Elsewhere Arts Collaborative. They are seeking actors ranging in age from 21 to 80 years old. For more information contact Heidi McIver at 336.882.2286 or RenaissanceTheatre@gmail.com.

The Informall Theater Company, a small group that includes the founders of Greensboro’s Fringe Festival, announced the acceptance of Koun Kukki: The Legend of Unagi and Hamachi into the Capital Fringe Fest in Washington, DC. The company will be raising money for their trip with a couple of local performances in early July.

A writer from Davie County named Stephanie Redmon sent an e-mail alerting us to her appearance on Fox News on June 18. The book, titled The Depths of Her Soul, warns against the perils of peer pressure, and Redmon is working on a theatrical interpretation of the work.

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