January 2—29 A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS. Current and promised acquisitions comprise The Kindness of Friends: Gifts in Honor of the 75th Anniversary. Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street, Greensboro. Info: (336) 334-5770 or weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
January 19—22 NOCTURNE. For the second year, David Brendan Hopes is the winner of the New Play Project. See the Drama Center’s staging of his latest, Night Music, about two boys coming of age. Performance times vary. Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Cultural Center, 200 North Davie Street, Greensboro. Info: (336) 373-2974 or greensboro-nc.gov.
January 19 & 21 SWOONWORTHY. 8 p.m. Just say “da” to Greensboro Symphony’s concert, “Russian Romantics,” a program of works by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Rachmaninov, with guest pianist and International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Dmitry Masleev. Dana Auditorium, 5800 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 335-5456 or greensborosymphony.org.
Sitkovetsky & Friends
January 20 DMITRY AND DMITRY. 8 p.m. Meaning, Sitkovetsky and Masleev, guest pianist for the Chamber series, “Sitkovetsky & Friends.” UNCG School of Music Recital Hall, 100 McIver Street, Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 335-5456 or greensborosymphony.org.
January 21 STANDUP SHOWDOWN. 7:30 p.m. Have the last laugh as Idiot Box sends in the clowns for the finals of the Ultimate Comic Challenge, N.C.’s biggest standup comedy competition. Carolina Theatre, 310 South Greene Street, Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 333-2605 or carolinatheatre.com.
The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson
January 23 AUTHOR, AUTHOR. 7 p.m. Meet Nancy Peacock, author of The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson. Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro. Info: (336) 763-1919 or scuppernongbooks.com.
January 28—April 23 I AM A CAMERA. See commentary on the human condition without a trace of human beings in Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines, featuring eighty-three of Devlin’s color photographs. Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street, Greensboro. Info: (336) 334-5770 or weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
Big Hair Ball
January 28 GRAND STRANDS. Hair-um Scarum! The theme of this year’s Big Hair Ball is “Midnight at the Oasis, an Arabian Night.” So come out for edgy fashions and tresses, food, drink and fun for a good cause: Family Service of the Piedmont. Elm Street Center, 203 South Elm Street, Greensboro. Tickets and info: family-service piedmont.org.
Sixth Annual Chili Challenge
January 28 CHILI-AX! 8 a.m. Life does, in fact, amount to a hill of beans at the Sixth Annual Chili Challenge. Eat up! Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro. Info: (336) 373-2402 or gsofarmersmarket.org.
January 28 IRON HORSE. 10 a.m. You know who we mean. Start the New Year right with a visit to the one, the only . . . blacksmith. High Point Museum, 1859 East Lexington Avenue, High Point. Info: (336) 885-1859 or highpointmuseum.org.
January 28 AUTHOR, AUTHOR. 7 p.m. Meet authors Steph Post (Lightwood), Paul Crenshaw and James Tate Hill (Academy Gothic). Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro. Info: (336) 763-1919 or scuppernongbooks.com.
January 29—February 19 THE PRICE IS RIGHT. Deemed one of Arthur Miller’s best, The Price interweaves the past and the present through lives of four people in a New York brownstone about to be demolished. Catch Triad Stage’s production of the 50-year-old play. Performance times vary. The Pyrle, 232 South Elm Street, Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 272-0160 or triadstage.org.
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