Today (Wednesday) is the registration deadline for the NC Writers’ Network summer residency in Charlotte later this month. It’s a weekend long immersion in fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction with creative writing faculty from Queens University. Visit ncwriters.org for more information on the conference and about joining the network.
You could spend eight dollars on enough gas to get to Burlington and back. Or you could save a buck and spend seven on a movie ticket and bucket of popcorn at the Carolina Theatre’s Summer Film Festival, which starts Wednesday. The historic movie house on Greene Street will show 41 films in six weeks, starting with Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
Elsewhere hosts Athens, Ga.-based artist Brian Hitselberger this week, and the artist returns the favor by answering questions about what he’s doing with all the building’s odds and ends on Friday at 8 p.m. It is, as always, free and open to the public.
The next day, the collaborative invites interested members of the community to take a gander at what they’re doing to the alleyway behind their building. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., members of Elsewhere and their friends work on the ongoing hanging gardens project. Check it out if you’re in the neighborhood.
The annual Bayou Bash in the Bog Garden happens Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Greensboro. Treat the family to music, storytellers, dancers and games.
The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem unveiled several new specials last week, including collaborations with museums in Greensboro, Lumberton, Chapel Hill and Fayetteville that will allow members’ children to visit for free. The museum also announced the creation of four new membership levels from summer ($50) to family plus ($150).
Students and faculty from NC School of the Arts are at the beach this week producing the Bard’s Comedy of Errors on Thursday and Friday and the tap dance performance The Pied Piper Steps Inside on Wednesday. It’s free at Roanoke Island Festival Park.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension just published a book promoting agricultural tourism in the Piedmont and Down East. The tome, entitled Homegrown Handmade, unearths hidden hotspots like the state’s Hushpuppies, Pimento Cheese and Sweet Tea Trail in Franklin County. Get it while it’s hot.
Downtown Greensboro has a new event space. Studio B at the Broach has a website, StudioB-GSO.com, where you can go to find out if the room is right for your next corporate event, performance or party.
Send your art news to Amy Kingsley at Amy @yesweekly.com.