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by Amy Kingsley

So the bicentennial is big news. Greensboro turns 200 this spring, and the city is putting all of its cultural resources to work celebrating the milestone. Take, for example, the omnibus exhibition planned for the Center for Visual Arts. Interim Executive Director Derrick Sides intends to hang the work of 200 local artists. If you want to be one of them, submit your piece this weekend. For more information, call 336.333.7485.

Painter William Mangum recently completed more than 100 portraits of the Gate City and bound them in a book that will be coming out in March. Visit greensborobook.com for more information about the artist, his gallery and his book.

Also big news: the final week of Black History Month. The Broach Theatre is honoring the occasion with a production of Intimate Apparel that opens Wednesday and runs through March 8. The play depicts the life of an African-American seamstress at the turn of the 20th century.

NC School of the Arts’ production of The Game of Love continues this week with evening performances starting Wednesday and running through the weekend.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNCG presents the film Sans Soleil on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The press materials describe the piece as a “mind-bending free-form travelogue.” The two-hour film by director Chris Marker is in French with English subtitles.

Kenneth Farmer, the appraiser from PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow,” will be at Winston-Salem’s Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts on Friday to take a look at artifacts. He’ll be conducting seminars instructing would-be collectors on how to distinguish real antiques from imposters.

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is sponsoring readings by local playwrights beginning this Friday with an evening of short plays. The next night will feature a performance of The Battle of Shallowford. Both events will be happening at the Arts Council Theatre rehearsal hall.

Author Chris Bohjalian, who was recently selected for inclusion in Oprah’s Book Club, will be visiting Greensboro on Monday to read his bestselling novel, The Double Bind. The event will be taking place at the Chop House Grille in the Village at North Elm.

An art exhibit that will progressively incorporate the shades of the color spectrum into black-and-white works opened last week at Greensboro College. Over the two-and-a-half week run, the students will add dabs of color to drawings, photography and paintings.

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