found objects

by Keith Barber

found objects by Keith T. Barber

Nothing like a little burlesque to kick off the New Year! Artistika Concert Café in downtown Greensboro, hosts Burlesk! As seen on TV! Friday, Jan. 8 beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. The show features the talents of Selia d’Katzmeow Carmichael, Tiger Roxxx, Smokin’ McQueen, Cherry von Bomb, Miss Chel’le, Dolly Macabre and Brandy Valentine.

The Greensboro Cultural Arts Center announces auditions for Robin Hood on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Auditions are open to all children in grades 4-9. The auditions will consist of cold readings from a script by Tim Kelly as well as some improvisation and a short improvisation that will be provided.

The Children’s Theatre of Winston- Salem presents Esperanza Rising Jan. 8-9. The story of young Mexican girl navigating a new world in America is told with music and dance. The Children’s Theatre will adapt the award -winning book by Pam Muñoz Ryan on Jan. 8 with shows at 10 a.m., 12 noon and 7 p.m. The Jan. 9 show will begin at 11 a.m.

The Greensboro Cultural Center and African American Atelier, Inc. will host the 19th Annual Founding Members Invitational Exhibition Image gallery with a reception on Jan. 10. The exhibition, which showcases 20 artists including founding members as well as local and regional artists features 2010 African American Arts Festival artist Malcolm Goff and kicks off the 23rd annual African American Arts Festival. The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs through Feb. 28. The gallery is located at 200 N. Davie St. in downtown Greensboro.

On the local arts horizon, the Greensboro Jewish Federation will host the 2010 Triad Jewish Film Festival Jan. 16-Feb. 4. The local film festival promises a spectacular lineup of films that highlight the Jewish experience and celebrate diversity and understanding. 2010 is going to be a stellar year for the arts in the Piedmont Triad!