March was Women’s History month. Whoops. Since I missed it, I’m gonna get all femiladyist on you and inaugurate this column with a trio of accomplishments by Triad women. Here’s to acknowledging things after the fact.
The Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro renames Gallery Six in honor of its guild this Sunday. The Weatherspoon Guild Gallery was made possible by a generous gift from Seymour and Carol Cole Levin. The gallery will honor the contributions of the women’s guild in perpetuity.
Nikki Giovanni is not from the Triad, but she will visit Greensboro as the keynote speaker for PoetryGSO later this month. Check out the Greensboro Public Library’s website for more information at Giovanni’s visit and other PoetryGSO events.
Brian Clarey and his 48 Hour Filmmaking pals aren’t the only Triad residents going to Cannes this year. UNCG’s Mercedes Brito is too – as an intern at the American Pavillion. Brito is also seeking donations to defray the costs of her trip to southern France. If you’ve got any coin to spare, kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jekyll and Hyde – The Musical comes to the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem this weekend. The show opens Friday, runs through Sunday and returns the two following weekends. You can purchase tickets over the phone, 336.725.4001, or online at littletheatreonline.com.
The Green Hill Center opened its latest exhibit Facing South two weeks ago, but it’s throwing the opening party this Friday. It starts at 5:30; drinks and light refreshments will be served.
On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., the Weatherspoon screens a director’s edition of La Jetée. Art History professor Carol Mavor came all the way from the University of Manchester to deliver a lecture on the 1962 Chris Maker film, so surely you can find the time to listen to her.
The Heart of Living Home Gallery opens its new location in downtown Greensboro on Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The gallery carries loads of work by local artists, come check it out between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. – when grand opening festivities are under way.
Piedmont Opera Theatre performs Die Fledermaus this weekend at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem. Performances are scheduled for Friday, Sunday and Tuesday and tickets range between $15-$70.
Triad Stage announced its 2008-2009 season, and it’ll open with Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana – a play I recall fondly from my Dallas Theater Center days. It’ll be followed by Black Pearl Sings!, Ghosts, The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Beautiful Star.