There are two days on the calendar before First Friday, the monthly arts bacchanal on the streets of Winston-Salem and Greensboro. If you want to get a head start and you live in Winston, visit the NC School of the Arts and watch the Studio III production of Balm in Gilead. It opens on Wednesday and runs through the week.
In Greensboro on Thursday, students from UNCG’s creative writing program will read from works inspired by the Weatherspoon exhibit The Lining of Forgetting. The reading will start at 7 p.m. The exhibit is hanging in the main gallery on the second floor of the art museum on the corner of Tate and Spring Garden.
Millicent Greason, proprietor of SEED Gallery and Urban Artware, has decided to collapse both ventures into a single venue. The first exhibit – Looking OUT Looking IN by Dave Urena – will open on Friday at Urban Artware. The reception starts at around 7 p.m., which is about the same time things start jumping on Trade Street.
Artmongerz invites all interested citizens to reception on Friday featuring current works by their in-house artists’ collaborative. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is absolutely free.
Artworks Gallery in Winston is presenting Interior Landscapes, solo paintings by Chris Flory. The opening reception coincides with the gallery hop on Friday.
The very last exhibit I’ll mention is happening at 5IVE & 40RTY in Winston, where they’re hosting a survey of international printmaking. The show is co-curated by gallery manager Anastassiya Popova and Scott Betz, an art professor at Winston-Salem State. The opening is on Thursday.
Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem is showing Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day this weekend. The show will be performed by Two Beans Productions out of New York City, and it starts on Friday.
On Saturday, film actor Mickey Rooney comes to the Carolina Theatre with his wife Jan. The Rooneys will share memories of a lifetime in show business.
Triad Stage begins preview performances of Doubt on Sunday. They will continue until opening night on Thursday, March 13.
Clemmons Community Theatre is holding auditions for its production of The Fantasticks on Monday and Tuesday at New Hope Presbyterian Church. Auditioning actors should be prepared to sing a song and read from the script.