found objects

by Keith Barber

Kicking off this week’s edition of Found Objects is the 2010 Carolina Film and Video Festival, the largest student-run film festival in the state. CFVF kicks off Wednesday night with a 7 p.m. screening of Sons of Lwala at the Elliott University Center Auditorium on the campus of UNCG, featuring workshops and film screenings. Thirty-six films will be screened during the four-day festival.

In Winston-Salem, Theater Alliance has added an additional performance of Forever Plaid. There are still seats available for evening shows Feb. 25-27 and the Sunday 2 p.m. show.

On Wednesday, Wake Forest University presents The Threepenny Opera at the MainStage Theatre on the WFU campus. Come see the groundbreaking work by German playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; and $5 for students. Also, the UNC School of the Arts presents an 8 p.m. performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona — A Rock Musical on Wednesday, a fascinating spin on Shakespeare’s work, at the Thrust Theatre. For further info, call 336.721.1945.

The Children’s Theatre of Winston- Salem presents Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at its venue located at 610 Coliseum Drive. Admission is $8. For further info, call 336.725.4531.

UNCG presents a performance of The Seagull Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Taylor Theatre, located at 406 Tate St. on the UNCG campus. For further info, call 336.334.4849.

Triad Stage at Pyrle Theater continues its performances of Around the World in 80 Days. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The show runs through March 7.

Finally, NC A&T State University Theatre Arts presents Mad at Miles: A Black Woman’s Guide To Truth by Pearl Cleage performing at the Paul Robeson Theater at 1601 E. Market St. The show runs through Feb. 28. For further info, call 336.272.0160.