found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with the premiere of Terra Nullius or My Red Chair with a dance performance by Alban Elved Dance Company at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem on Friday night at 7 p.m. The dance performance will feature five dancers. Terra nullius is a Latin phrase meaning “land of no one.” The performance portrays five people that exist in the vicinity of a big red chair, which becomes a metaphoric vessel for dreams, mortality, love and home, according to the press release. The show runs through Aug. 29 with a 7 p.m. performance on Aug. 28 and a 3 p.m. performance on Aug. 29. SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive. For further info, call Endia Beal at 336.397.2109.

A/perture Cinema, located at 311 W. 4th St. in Winston-Salem, is screening the documentary film Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work on Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The film, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, was directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg, the creative team behind The Trials of Darryl Hunt.

Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem presents Rounding Third, the story of two Little League coaches with totally different approaches to baseball, August 26-29.

Nightly shows are at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

On Thursday night, Krankies Coffeehouse, located at 211 E. 3 rd St. in Winston-Salem, will host Piedmont Slam, a monthly gathering of some of the best spoken word and performance poetry artists in the area, It begins at 8 p.m. with an open mic event. Sign-ups are from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the poetry slam competition beginning at 9 p.m. Admission is $3; free for patrons under 18.

African American Atelier, Inc. in Greensboro presents artist Synthia Saint James and the opening of her exhibit Colorfully Bold on Sunday at 200 N. Davie St. in Greensboro. Saint James is an awardwinning artist credited with designing the first postage stamp for the Kwanzaa holiday.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum presents Andy Warhol: A Documentary Part II on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Weatherspoon’s exhibit Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids is still on display along with Arnold Mesches: The FBI Files. Admission is free.