found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with Rock the Block on Saturday in downtown Winston-Salem. A celebration of music and the arts, Rock the Block will feature four stages for musical performances as well as a BMX bike show, fire dancers, myriad arts and crafts, and street performances. The fun gets underway at 11 a.m. and doesn’t wrap up until late Saturday night.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art presents an exhibition by Mexican-American artist Maragarita Cabrera. Described as an “activist and organizer whose objects and activities address timely issues related to border relations,” Cabrera’s vinyl sculptures of everyday items such as backpacks and bicycles make a social statement about labor practices and immigration. The exhibit runs through Jan. 22. For further info, call 336.725.1904.

Salem College presents a reception for photographer Carl Galie in celebration of his exhibit Lost on the Road to Oblivion, The Vanishing Beauty of Coal Country at the Mary Davis Holt Gallery on Friday Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, local historian Glenn Chavis will offer a guided walking tour of historic Washington Street in High Point. The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. and wrap up around 12 noon. Historically, Washington Street served as a thriving business and entertainment district for High Point’s African American community. reserve your spot, call 336.885.1859.

On Saturday, the Clay Edwards Family Branch of the Greensboro Public Library presents a screening of the documentary film Gasland. Written and directed by Josh Fox, the film chronicles the challenges of communities impacted by natural-gas drilling. Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has become part of the new American lexicon due in large part to the push by energy companies to tap vast resources of natural gas miles beneath the earth’s surface. The screening is slated for 2 p.m.

The Benjamin Branch of the Greensboro Public Library presents an African American book discussion regarding Till I Hear From You by Pearl Cleage on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For further info, call 336.373.7540. Also on Saturday, Kernersville will host its Honeybee Festival at Fourth of July Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with concerts and authentic handcrafted items by local artisans. For further info, call 336.996.3062.