This Friday, the library is the place to be. At 8:30 p.m. at UNCG’s Curry Building auditorium, representatives from the department of library and information studies will host the premiere of The Hollywood Librarian. The film combines clips of real librarians with their fictional counterparts and was made by a real, live librarian. Bring your reading glasses and $8 for a ticket.
Faculty from Guilford College’s fine art department will gather in Hege Library on Wednesday for a panel discussion about the biennial faculty exhibition on display since August. Featured artists include Roy Nydorf, David Newton, Adele Wayman and Maia Dery. Both the panel discussion and exhibition are free and open to the public.
The Guilford College theatre department opens its season on Wednesday with a production of Back Story. Tickets for the show at Sternberger Auditorium, where it’s scheduled to play this weekend and next, are $5 for non-students.
Poet Stuart Dischell will read from his collection “Backwards Days” on Thursday at UNCG’s Faculty Center. Dischell, an instructor in the MFA program, is the award-winning author of four poetry collections whose work has appeared in a number of anthologies. The event starts at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Earlier that same night, the Weatherspoon will host a screening of The End of Suburbia, a documentary about American patterns of consumption. The film is an installment in the museum’s ongoing sustainability series. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Following the film, there will be a short discussion.
Artists, chefs and musicians native to Eden will gather Friday evening for a festival organized by the Eden Chamber of Commerce. “Temptations in the Garden,” starts at 6 p.m. and ends around 9 p.m. Artists and craftsmen will be peddling their wares in a silent auction. Tickets cost $25 at the gate and $20 in advance and are available through the Chamber.
Cirque le Masque will bring their circus/dance/theatre production Fire and Ice to the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem on Friday. According to the press release, the story concerns the god Xenos who, awakened from his slumber, torments the mortals of Earth. The show features acrobatics and human sculpture. Tickets cost $38-42; call the Stevens Center box office at 336.721.1945 for more information.
Organizers of the Tate Street Fall Festival announced the addition of several artists and craftsmen to this year’s event, which is happening on Saturday. Artists from Pozest Metal Works, Lionheart Glass Studios and Full Moon Pottery will be at the festival, accompanied by performers ranging from belly dancers to African drummers.
Greensboro’s own Bel Canto will celebrate 25 years of choral music with a weeklong gala of vocal concerts and fundraisers. On Sunday the group will perform at Jamestown United Methodist Church, and on Monday they will travel to Elon University. The following weekend, the group kicks of its regular subscription series. Call 336.333.2220, or visit belcantocompany.com for more information.
ARTSfest 2007, featuring regional artists selling a variety of art & fine crafts, live music, speciality food vendors, original art door prizes and children’s activities, is Sept. 29, 10am-5pm. The event takes place on Grace Court in Winston-Salem’s Historic West End. Call 336.414.2992 for information.