found objects

by Keith Barber

Men of Action kicks off this week’s edition of Found Objects with a spoken word event at Diggs Gallery on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. “The Art of Change” features some of the Triad’s most talented poets who vow to “blow you away with their rhythmic skills of delivering messages addressing social issues within our community.” Hosted by local poet Eurydice, “The Art of Change” will be held Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Student tickets are $10. For further info, call 336.686.0680.

The Stained Glass Playhouse presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece Evita Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. The Stained Glass Playhouse is located in the old sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. Evita will also be performed Aug. 6-8 at the playhouse. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors. For further info, call 336.499.1010.

Salem College is offering a course in plein air drawing for teens and adults Aug. 2-6. The class fee is $160. For further info, call Salem College at 336.721.2600.

The Surry Arts Council presents Wedding of the Siamese Twins, the story of Eng and Chang Bunker — the world’s first and most famous pair of conjoined twins, July 30 at 3 p.m. and July 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old- Time Music Heritage Hall in Mount Airy. Tickets are $10. For further info, call 336.786.7998.

The Carolina Theatre Summer Film Festival continues with Alfred Hitchcok’s 1951 classic Strangers on a Train Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

And finally, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance hosts the premiere of King Mackerel and the Blues Are Running, Friday, July 30 at 8 p.m. The show promises “tall tales and rollicking songs” of good times at the Outer Banks from a group of anglers staging a benefit concert to save the Corncake Inlet Inn. Tickets range from $14-$16. The show runs through Aug. 8. For further info, call 336.723.7777.