GreenHill gallery will open a new exhibit called “Sweet” at Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. in Greensboro.
The exhibit, which will run May 3-July 14, will feature works about sweets and processed foods by artists Kristen Baumlier-Faber, Rachel Campbell, Stacy Crabill, Robin Frohardt, Ed Bing Lee, Jillian Ohl, Bethany Pierce and Paul Rousso.
Admission is free. Donations are accepted.
Events associated with the exhibit will include:
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 3: Opening reception and First Friday.
- 5-7 p.m. May 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21 28 and July 12: Focus on Food, a look at good nutrition.
- 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 15: Art & Dialogue: Designer Foods, a look at how manufacturers use research to “design” flavors for such foods as soda, pizza and chocolate.
- 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 22: Art & Dialogue: Marketing Taste, about how food is presented to customers.
- 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 29: Artist Talk with Rachel Campbell and Bethany Pierce.
- 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 7: First Friday: Walk-through tour by Kristen Baumlier-Faber and live music by Stephanie Arcos.
- 4-7 p.m. July 13: Play With Your Food, a food and art party for sweets-lovers of all ages.
Gala and concert
Three Dog Night is known for such hits as “One,” “Joy to the World,” “Mama Told Me Not to Come” and “Never Been to Spain.”
The iconic group performs at 8 p.m. May 2 at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro.
Tickets are $25-$75 for the concert or $125 for premium seating in the orchestra pit and are available at the box office, by phone at 336-333-2605 or online at carolinatheatre.com. Tickets for the gala and concert are $300 and include cocktails, a gourmet dinner and premium seats for the concert.
High Point Community Theatre will present Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical take on Verdi’s classic opera “Aida” at High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. in High Point.
The story is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal as a Nubian princess finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the pharaoh’s daughter.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. May 2-4 and 2 p.m. May 5.
Tickets are $18-$20 at the box office, by phone at 336-887-3001 or online at highpointtheatre.com.
First Friday, a self-guided arts tour of downtown Greensboro, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. May 3.
The event will include:
- Live music with Dave Moran and ReCaps artist Mike Valle (
- cap mosaics and artwork) at Beerthirty, 505 N. Greene St.
- Drum Circle, open to anyone, at Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St.
- Live music with Ryan Johnson, along with handmade items, coffee, tea, wine and North Carolina craft beers at Meraki Handmade NC, 230 S. Elm St.
Visit firstfridaygreensboro.org for more information.
The fourth annual Gate City Blues Festival will take place May 4 at White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. in Greensboro.
The concert will include music from Nellie Travis, Bishop Bullwinkle, Shirley Murdock, Theodis Ealey, Roy C, Pokey Bear and Sir Charles Jones.
Tickets are $45-$85 at the box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Visit greensborocoliseum.com for more information.
Triad Pride Performing Arts will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a concert at 7 p.m. May 4 at Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro.
The concert will include the premiere of a choral piece called “Quiet No More,” which celebrates the legacy and chance that started with the Stonewall Uprising in New York in June 1969.
Tickets are $15-$30 at the box office, by phone at 336-333-2605 or online at carolinatheatre.com.
Beatles vs. Stones
“Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown” will get underway at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro.
Tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction will face off to represent the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, respectively.
Tickets are $25-$65 at the box office, by phone at 336-333-2605 or online at carolinatheatre.com.
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be shown at 7 p.m. May 7 at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro.
The first movie in the Harry Potter series is 2 hours and 39 minutes long and is rated PG.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors, students, teachers and military at the box office, by phone at 336-333-2605 or online at carolinatheatre.com.
For more information, visit carolinatheatre.com.
The Greensboro Symphony will present “Heroic Beethoven and Enigmatic Elgar” at 8 p.m. May 9 and 11 at Dana Auditorium, 710 Levi Coffin Road on the Guilford College campus in Greensboro.
The guest artist will be pianist Lukas Geniusas.
Tickets are $6-$46.
Geniusas will also perform as part of the Chamber Series at 8 p.m. May 10 at Well Spring Theatre, 4100 Well Spring Drive in Greensboro.
Tickets are $6-$32.
Beach music event
A Beach Music Festival with The Embers and The Collegiates will begin at 6 p.m. May 10 at High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. in High Point.
The concert is a benefit for Hospice of the Piedmont.
Tickets are $18.74 for adults at the box office, by phone at 336-887-3001 or online at highpoint theatre.com. Children 12 and younger are free.
“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” will be performed May 11-25 at the Barn Dinner Theatre, 120 Stage Coach Trail in Greensboro.
Showtimes for the story of Cline’s life and career are 6 p.m. May 11, 18, 25 and 1 p.m. May 12, 14, 21.
Tickets are $46-$51 and include the show and dinner, an are available at 336-292-2211 or online at barndinner.com.
Food Truck Fridays
LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St. in Greensboro, will hold the last in its series of Food Truck Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3.
The food trucks taking part are Baconessence, Taqueria El Azteca and Spice Delight.
Visit greensborodowntown parks.org to learn more.
An exhibit called “At the Old Ballgame” is on display through July 7 at High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. in High Point.
It features newspaper stories and photos, additional photos and more about the history of baseball in High Point.
Special events will include:
- 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. May 4: Baseball Memorabilia. Collectors can show off collections. Free.
- 5-8 p.m. June 29: “Drive-in” Movie — “The Sandlot.” Create and decorate a cardboard car to “drive in” to the lecture gallery. Free.