by Lenise Willis

As part of the 17 Days art festival, on Wednesday Greensboro Ballet and Cyrus Art Production present Stars of American Dance, at the Carolina Theatre. For this one night only, stars from across the nation, including hip-hop dancer Jarvis Wilson, runner up in Hey Greensboro… Think You Can Dance?, will ignite the stage. Other performers include tap artist Maurice Chestnut, who has performed on “Dancing with the Stars,” and Simone Messner of American Ballet Theatre.

Triad Stage continues The Mystery of Irma Vep, a satirical and frightful comedy, in the UpStage Cabaret through Oct. 15.

Thursday, Teatro de la Luna, the highly acclaimed Cuban theater troupe, will perform Delirio Habanero, or Havana Delirium, at the Stevens Center.

UNCG Theatre continues The Threepenny Opera, a social satire of traditional operas, through Thursday at Taylor Theatre.

Thursday through Sunday, High Point University Theatre continues Crimes of the Heart at Empty Space Theatre.

Friday through Sunday, Winston-Salem Festival Ballet performs Dracula at Hanesbrands Theatre.

Also on Friday, comedian Jarrod Harris performs at the coliseum’s Odeon Theatre.

Both the Greensboro Children’s Theatre and the Winston-Salem Children’s Theatre are performing this weekend. Friday and Saturday, GCT performs Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp at Odell Auditorium and WSCT opens its 71 st season with Peter and the Wolf at the Arts Council Theatre.

Through Sunday, Open Space Café Theatre continues the over-the-top comedy The 39 Steps as adapted by Patrick Barlow. Four actors will play 150 characters in this over-the-top comedy based on a Hitchcock classic.

Sunday, Hanesbrands Theatre presents another Ballet in Cinema event, featuring in HD Bolshoi Ballet’s Esmeralda.

Have you decided on your alter-ego for Halloween? Get started on Saturday at NC Shakespeare Festival’s Halloween costume sale at NCShakes Spirit Center, 807 W. Ward Ave., from 11 a.m–5 p.m. The sale will feature handmade costumes created for children, ranging in sizes for babies up to about age 10, and a selection of vintage wardrobe pieces for adults.