found objects

by Keith Barber

Leading off this week’s installment of Found Objects is a spoken word festival taking place this weekend in Greensboro. Reasons 2 Rhyme hosts the MoSoul Poetry Festival, which will feature 10 poets from across North Carolina. The festival will kick off Friday with outreach events at local recreation centers and McGirt Horton Library. The event is free and open to the public. On Friday night, the poets will perform at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center during MoSoul at Midnight, a blend of late night poetry. Tickets are $10 for Friday night’s event. On Saturday, the main performance of the festival will be held at Festival Park in downtown Greensboro from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For further info, call Alana Allen at 336.202.7119.

Triad Stage presents Providence Gap, a musical in the tradition of Brother Wolf, Beautiful Star and Bloody Blackbeard. Providence Gap runs through July 4. Immediately following performances, UNCG’s Theatre Department presents “The Actor’s Nightmare” and “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You” by Christopher Durang. Directed by Kate Muchmore and Bryan Conger, the double bill of one-act plays promises to inject hilarity into the evening. “Actor’s Nightmare” will be performed in the Upstage Cabaret at Triad Stage, which is located at 232 S. Elm St. in Greensboro. For ticket info, call 336.272.0160.

On June 30, a/perture Cinema presents Out at the Movies featuring a screening of 8: The Mormon Proposition during the Triad’s GLBT Film Series. The film starts at 8 p.m. For further info, call 336.722.8148.

The Kernersville Little Theatre presents Once Upon a Mattress, a comical musical based on the folk tale “The Princess and the Pea” at Kernersville Elementary School at 8 p.m. Thurs, Fri and Sat with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sun.

On Thursday, Reynolda Manor Library, located at 2839 Fairlawn Drive in Winston- Salem, will host a teen songwriting workshop. Chuck and Steve from Big Bang Boom will lead the class for teens ages 12-18.

And finally, the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem begins its summer opera camp on Wednesday. The workshop is designed for children in grades 1-4 and runs through June 27. Entry fees are $180 for members and $200 for non-members. For further info, call 336.723.9111.