found objects

by Keith Barber

Kicking off this week’s edition of Found Objects is a performance of Little Women by the Childrens Theatre of Winston-Salem Wednesday at 7 p.m. The classic novel by Louisa May Alcott will come to life on the Arts Council Theatre stage.

On Thursday, Wake Forest’s Museum of Anthropology offers insight into Sony Pictures’ blockbuster film 2012, which opens in theaters on Nov. 13. Anthropologist Duncan Earle will discuss basic information about the Maya calendar and current perspectives from contemporary Mayas who still predict based on the sacred calendar. Admission is free.

On Friday, the UNC School of the Arts presents George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan at 8 p.m. at Thrust Theatre in Performance Place. Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students. For further info, call 336.721.1945. Also on Friday, UNCSA presents William Inge’s Picnic at Catawba Theatre. A quiet Midwestern town is shaken to its core by the arrival of a handsome young man and a forbidden love affair.

On Sunday, Delta Arts Center will hold an artist reception with Tonya Ingersol, who will give an artist talk on her latest series, The Madness of Kings. Admission is free. For further info, call 336.722.2625.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Community Arts Café will host a special exhibition and reception for wood craftsman Glen Mace in conjunction with the Piedmont Crafts Fair. The show will be displayed at the Gallery of Arts in downtown Winston-Salem, and run through Nov. 22.

On Nov. 17, the Winston-Salem Arts Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary with its Six Days in November event, which runs Nov. 17-22.

Finally, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance will present another comedy by Del Shores, Daughters of the Lone Star State, which will run Nov.13- 14 and 19-21. All performances will take place at the Theatre Alliance playhouse. For further info, call 336.723.7777.