found objects

by Keith Barber

Leading off this week’s edition of Found Objects is an education in the art of lyric writing. On Saturday, the Cleveland Avenue Community Center will bring the creativity and excitement of hip-hop music to 15 middle school children as a way to inspire creative writing. Food and prizes will be available to all participants. Also on Saturday, Magnolia House of Health begins its Open Mic Night series. Every third Saturday of the month, poets, songwriters, guitarist, dancers, jazz artists and singers are invited to take the stage and share their art with the community. Magnolia House of Health is located at 215 N. Broad St. in Winston-Salem.

The Reynolda House of American Art continues its exhibit of work by William Christenberry throughout the week. Christenberry’s work “records the passage of time in a Southern landscape that is both ordinary and iconic.” Reynolda House Museum is located at 2250 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem.

Salem Academy and College continues its class The Short Story from Start to Finish. Participants are granted the opportunity to compose a short story from beginning to end. They also get to brainstorm ideas on drafting, revising and researching. The class also includes a critique of your short story by the instructor.

On Friday, A/perture Cinema presents the film Babies, a look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world. The film opens on Friday with show times of 3:20, 5:20, 7:20 and 9:20. A/perture Cinema is located at 311 W. 4th St. in downtown Winston-Salem.

The Winston-Salem Central Library continues its display of Winston-Salem native Kristin Calder’s art exhibit Altered Books through May 31. Calder describes the show as her “attempt to highlight the beauty of the book through the process of changing it.” The Central Library is located at 660 W. 5th St. in downtown Winston-Salem.

On Friday, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway at its venue located at 1047 Northwest Boulevard. The play tells the story of the legendary singer-songwriter’s rise to stardom and eventual collapse at the age of 29.

And finally, the Stained Glass Playhouse presents Mass Appeal, the story of a clash of ideology and personality between an established priest and a young seminarian. The Stained Glass Playhouse is located at 4401 Indiana Avenue in Winston-Salem.