It’s late July and the weather is stifling. What could be better than a little outdoor theater? An air-conditioned lawn chair, perhaps? The theater season in the wishfully named town of Snow Camp has begun, and features Sword of Peace, about the Quakers and the Revolutionary War, and Pathway to Freedom, a play concerning the Underground Railroad. Every Wednesday through August, the cast and crew will perform Jesus Christ Superstar, a musical that has nothing whatsoever to do with Quakers. Visit snowcampdrama.com for more information. If you’re seeking cooler distractions, consider visiting the Weatherspoon Museum on Thursday for a free screening of Off the Canvas. The documentary follows several women art dealers as they discover artists, curate shows and cultivate collectors. The film is free and starts at 7 p.m. Dancers from the American Ballet Theater, Digby Dance, New York City Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance and the Milwaukee Ballet will perform in Greensboro for one night only on Thursday. The performance, titled Stars at Night, will take place at Greensboro Day School. On Friday in Winston, at the WhiteSpace Gallery, artist and professor Sharif Bay will open an exhibition of her sculptures. The opening reception will feature live music and dance performances, but if you miss it, you will have until Sept. 21 to check out Bay’s work. The Liberated Eye: American Modernisms, an exhibition culled from the Weatherspoon’s permanent collection, opened Sunday, The show concentrates on those artists who worked in the early part of the last century who were inspired by science and the urban environment. Artists in the exhibition include Josef Albers, Louis Bouche, Jules Kirschenbaum, Willem DeKooning and others. On Saturday, students in the Greensboro Ballet’s summer advanced program will perform at the Greensboro Cultural Center. Contact the Greensboro Ballet for show times and ticket information. Earlier that day, the local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority will hold a charity luncheon and fashion show at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The details on the eats are sketchy (the press release simply says “gourmet”), but the women on the catwalk will be sporting the full complement of summer fashions and accessories. Wheels are starting to turn for this year’s 48-Hour Film Project, although the event itself is still a couple weeks away. I’m teasing it now so that aspiring filmmakers can start loading their bloodstreams with the appropriate amphetamines. More information will follow. Also, the Community Arts Caf, a magazine and website, just celebrated its first anniversary. Go check it out at communityartscafe.com.
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