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by Amy Kingsley

File under art for a good cause: On Saturday at Two Art Chicks, enjoy a pottery show to benefit the ClaySure Water Project, which provides inexpensive ceramic water filters to residents of Limuru, Kenya. The show opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and at 6 p.m. visitors are welcome to partake in a reception featuring traditional Kenyan hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and West African music.

Sid Luck, potter and official Living Treasure of North Carolina, will ring in the 9th annual Luck Legacy Kiln Opening at his pottery shop in Seagrove on Saturday. There will be free barbecue, drinks and bluegrass music starting at 11 a.m.

The Toshiko Takaezu exhibition at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art closes this Saturday. So, if you haven’t gotten your fill of ceramics-related entertainment, swing by to check out work by one of the country’s greatest living ceramicists.

Comics from the Idiot Box in downtown Greensboro are holding the third installment of Extreme Improv on Friday. The press release doesn’t explicitly say what makes “extreme” improv different from regular improv, although it does mention that it involves mousetraps and shock collars. Tickets are $12; students with a valid ID pay $10.

The musical Always… Patsy Cline, a hit from the 2002 season, has returned to the Broach Theatre. The show, starring Lisa Dames, closes on Saturday – sorry, I really should have mentioned it last week. For information about show times and ticket prices, call 336.378.9300.

Kuon Kukki, a recent Greensboro export to the DC Fringe Fest, won Best Drama in the Washington City Paper’s Pick of the Fringe awards. The play is the second graduate of the Greensboro Fringe Fest to be recognized at a larger event.

Alternative Resources of the Triad announced the schedule for Triad Pride 2007, which begins on Thursday. The program includes Green Queen Bingo, a Pride Rally in Festival Park and a formal ball at Warehouse 29. For more information, visit outgreensboro.com.

Members of the art faculty at Guilford College have assembled their biennial exhibition at the school’s art gallery. The show opened on Monday and will run until October 10. The gallery is located in the Hege Library on the leafy Guilford College campus; receptions and forums are scheduled for September.

Local jewelry designers affiliated with KDI Designs will be holding a weeklong sample sale at the Heart of Living Home Gallery starting this Friday. In addition to the savings on jewelry, the gallery is cutting its prices on oil paintings by Moldovan artist Liviu Hancu. That sale will end on Sept. 8.

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