Found objects 2.14.07

by Amy Kingsley

The Central Library is hosting an event on Valentine’s Day geared towards schooling Greensboroans in the art of love. In the rotunda at 5 p.m., dance instructors will be demonstrating the proper technique for working your way around the ballroom floor.

Once you’ve mastered that technique, you can waltz your way over to Guilford College and/or UNCG this weekend for some college theater. At UNCG students are producing You Can’t Take it With You, the classic oddball comedy written by George Kaufman and Moses Hart and starring Junious Leak.

Guilford College is presenting Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House the same week. Both productions open on Friday and will be running through the following weekend.

If you didn’t get enough romance on Wednesday, check out “Affaire de Coeur: Romantically Provocative Paintings” at Two Art Chicks in downtown Greensboro. The exhibition features the work of North Carolina artist EC Bell and the Friday opening features live music, belly dancing and refreshments.

Also in the free food vein, Mack and Mack will be unveiling a new Asian-influenced line on Friday in honor of the upcoming Chinese New Year. In addition to libations of Eastern origin, the spread includes the very Southern-sounding Mack and Mack ‘n’ cheese.

On Saturday in Winston-Salem the Millennium Arts and Music Festival will be happening at the Millennium Center downtown. The cost is $10 for the all-day affair, which includes a number of local bands and at least one ambient sound artist – Bill Smith.

Next Tuesday, Feb. 20, a meta-opera, also known as two one-act operas, will premiere at the UNCG School of Music. Both works were written by local composer Seth Colaner. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall.

At the Elliot University Center on the same night, translators and authors will gather for a panel on literary translation. Hometown poet Fred Chappell will be there – at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Room that is – alongside several knowledgeable translators.

Loose Ends: Keith Buckner, a computer technician at UNCG and holder of a BFA and MFA from that same institution, has some paintings up in the Jackson Library. They will be up for months, so take note next time you’re cruising through UNCG’s flagship library.

A documentary about Greensboro’s truth and reconciliation process will premiere this spring at the River Run Film Festival in Winston-Salem. The film, titled Greensboro: Closer to the Truth focuses on the truth and reconciliation commission empanelled to examine the Klan-Nazi shootings in 1979.