Found Objects

by Amy Kingsley

This is probably the last week fans of this column can expect to peruse its contents without encountering at least one holiday-themed event. Those of you disposed toward Scrooginess take note.

The Weatherspoon is hosting its 13th annual “Will Read for Food,” party on Wednesday, a shindig equal parts literature, art, dissolution and charity. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate $5-10 to the Greensboro Food Bank. You can find more information on UNCG’s MFA program website.

Triad Stage will hold general auditions for Equity and non-Equity actors on Nov. 28-29. Walk-ins will be allowed to audition, so call the theater or email to schedule an appointment. The theater kindly requests that all actors provide a headshot, resume, two monologues and some serious chops.

Starting Wednesday, students at GTCC will be presenting the play Two Rooms on the Jamestown Campus. The play – a drama about the family of a hostage – will be performed nightly at the Koury Center; general admission tickets are $12.

Duane Cyrus -an artist featured in the Bricolage Arts Festival – will be performing a nightly dance concert with his company through Saturday at UNCG. The show starts at 8 p.m. every night at the dance theater on Walker Avenue.

The divas-in-training in the opera program at UNCG are presenting Libby Larsen’s Barnum’s Bird on Friday at 7:30. The opera is about the relationship between Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale,” and her promoter, PT Barnum.

Kat Lamp, artist, musician and erstwhile columnist, will be exhibiting her paintings alongside metalwork by Stephen Tesh starting this Tuesday at the Green Bean. Lamp, a Winston-Salem native, made her artistic bones designing darkly whimsical posters, album covers and logos for rock bands. Her exhibit, titled Growing Up, will feature all the familiar images – chainsaw-wielding pandas, yetis and lost kittens – in a narrative series.

The Gospel Choir of Wake Forest University performs its Fall Extravaganza concert this Sunday at 4 p.m. The event is going to be held off campus at Union Baptist Church on N. Trade Street.

This month at SECCA: Photo Grids an exhibit featuring the work of four North Carolina photographers is one display in the main gallery until early next year. The event includes work by Alex Harris, John Rosenthal, Chris Sims and Jeff Whetstone and is organized in conjunction with a contemporary photography show at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.