found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects begins with 17 Days!, Greensboro’s new arts and cultural festival sponsored by the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro. On Thursday, the festivities begin with music, art, theatre and dance performances by a variety of local artists. For a complete list of events, visit: The festival runs through Oct. 8.

A rare opportunity for music lovers comes to the Piedmont Triad on Saturday. Vladimir Horowitz’s famous Steinway piano that he took to Russia for a 1986 concert will arrive at Piedmont Music Center in Winston-Salem. Local pianists are encouraged to practice or perform their own recital on the Horowitz piano. Performances will be professionally recorded on CD. To schedule an appointment to practice or perform, call Piedmont Music Center at 336.724.9612. The famous piano will remain on loan until Oct. 3.

Sawtooth School for Visual Art presents Faces, a portrait exhibition by artists Jeffrey Cates, Steve Childs, Karen Fridy, Betti Longinotti, Tom Ogburn, Mark Spangenberg and Mary Bailey Thomas. An artists’ reception will be held Oct. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. as part of Six Days in November. For further info, call 336.723.7395.

The Natural Science Center of Greensboro presents “Led Zeppelin” Laser & Music Omnisphere Show on Friday at 8 p.m. Rock out to your favorite Led Zeppelin tunes while being transfixed by a laser light show. Tickets are $5. For ticket info, call 336.288.3769.

Gateway Gallery in Winston-Salem presents This & That, an exhibition that features the work of five instructors from the Enrichment Center. A reception will be held on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1006 S. Marshall St. Featured artists include Stacey Sword-Halsey, Laura Lashley, Will Parham, Jason Lancaster and Aaron Bachelder. The Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemblewill perform during the reception. The exhibition will run through Nov. 18. For further info, call 336.777.0076.

Finally, Hanesbrands Theatre presents One Man, Two Guvnors, a comedy by Richard Bean presented in HD by the National Theatre Live on the big screen of the black box theatre on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students. Hanesbrands Theatre is located at 209 N. Spruce downtown Winston- Salem. For further info, call 336.747.1414.