found objects

by Keith Barber

Leading off this week’s edition of Found Objects is a public celebration of a new look for the Hamburger Square Rail Trestle in downtown Greensboro. The Bridge! Community Gathering — slated for Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. — is the result of a partnership between Elsewhere Artist Collaborative and Action Greensboro. The installation of a mural and additional lighting should physically and metaphorically bridge two emerging downtown districts. The event will feature public video interviews, free popcorn and a special screening of A Man with a Movie Camera.

Also on Friday, the Piedmont Opera presents Hansel and Gretel at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem. With Halloween rapidly approaching, the Brothers Grimm fairy tale offers a seasonal treat for children of all ages. Ticket prices range from $15 to $70. Show time is 7 p.m. The Stevens Center is located at 405 W. 4th St. For further info, call 336.724.3202.

On Wednesday, Wake Forest University hosts The Big Read: Zora Neale Hurston in connection with the Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s exhibit of Harlem Renaissance authors in its Rare Books Reading Room. Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is the selected text for this year’s Big Read — a community program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and co-sponsored by the Forsyth County Public Library. The program begins at 3 p.m.

The Greensboro Fringe Festival is currently taking applications for it’s 2010 festival to be held January and February 2010.

The Fringe Festival is a live arts event that presents new theater, dance and music. For an application, visit: greensborofringefestival. org. The deadline is today [Sept. 30] so hop to it! For further info, call 336.549.7431 or e-mail: The festival’s mission is to “support new and innovative performing artists by showcasing their creative works in a professional environment.”

Korner’s Folly presents the North Carolina premiere of a Duke Ernsberger- Virginia Cate comedy Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell. Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for students and seniors. Korner’s Folly is located at 413 S. Main St. in Kernersville. For further info, call 336.993.6556.

And finally, the Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem presents Blues Clues Thursday through Sunday at its theater venue located at 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. Show time for the Thursday through Saturday shows is 8 p.m. with a 4 p.m. show on Sunday. For further info, call 336.725.4531.