found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with Free Community Day for Families sponsored by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art on Saturday. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at SECCA, located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. Activities include interactive live performances organized by the Hispanic Arts Initiative, a “shadow mobile” hands-on activity, an electronic jewelry workshop and a Recycle Labyrinth Swapa-Thon using household items brought by guests organized by Piedmont Craftsmen. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will also provide a free doughnut dipping station for guests. Arts lovers of all ages will also be able to explore SECCA’s current exhibitions, Look Again and GlassWear. Admission is free. For further info, visit: Also, on Thursday, SECCA curator Steven Matijcio will trace the history of the Look Again exhibit, which employs trompe l’oeil, or trick of the eye. The program begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Carolina Theatre Summer Film Festival continues this week with a screening of Star Trek VIII-First Contact on Wednesday and John Hughes Sixteen Candles on Thursday. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. the Carolina Theatre, located at 310 S. Greene St.

The Cinema Under the Stars series will continue on Friday at 9 p.m. with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief on the lawn at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, located just off Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem. In the event of rain, the screening will be held at Babcock Auditorium. Admission is $5; members and students pay $3.

On Saturday, OUT at the Movies — the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender film series — presents Touch of Pink, an official selection at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, at 8 p.m. at the ACE Cinema Complex on the campus of UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. Admission is $5.

On Saturday, Krankies Coffee presents Good News, a benefit for the Enrichment Center. The evening will include a reception featuring the center’s artists and music by the Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble, Jeffrey Dean Foster and the Sugar High Gang. The reception is free. There is a suggested donation of $7 for the performances. Krankies is located at 211 E. 3 rd Street in downtown Winston-Salem. For further info, call 336.722.3016 .