Out & About: Area entertainment and cultural events starting Wednesday, May 18 – Martinsville Bulletin

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SFC (Ret. Army) Sean A. Morrison is the guest speaker for the Veterans Service Organizations Annual Memorial Day Service, which will be held at noon Monday, May 30, at Roselawn Burial Park.

The General Joseph Martin Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial at the Bassett Historical Center at 2 p.m. Monday, May 30.

New College Institute will present Cultural Showcases on May 25 and 26 celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage and Jewish American Heritage. On May 25, NCI staff member Chris Niblett will speak in honor of AAPI. On May 26 NCI will host an exhibit honoring Jewish American Heritage Month. Both events will run from 4-6 p.m. at the Baldwin Building Lecture Hall, and will feature educational presentations, music and dance.

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The Patriot Players will present Steel Magnolias at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walker Fine Arts Theatre at Patrick & Henry Community College. Tickets will be available for purchase through http://www.phccpatriotplayers.com and at the door.

Magna Vista High School will present Puffs, a Harry Potter-style play, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $8 on onthestage.tickets/show/magna-vista-high-school/puffs-83847/tickets.

Piedmont Arts will host a Bus to Broadway: Hamilton on Thursday, June 2, to see Hamilton at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The show is the story of America then, told by America now. It takes the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton and sets it to a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. Attendees may bring their own food and drink with them to have on the bus or order boxed dinners for $10 each. The bus will leave Piedmont Arts at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. performance. Tickets cost $155 and are available at PiedmontArts.org.

Martinsville Uptown Partnership has started a Third Thursdays in Uptown, to be held May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15, in the Franklin/Depot Street parking lot below the Black Box Theatre. Each one will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with food trucks. DJ WHAT (Kasey Lucas) will play music from 5-9 p.m., and Mountain Valley Brewing will sell beer from 5-8:30 p.m. Food trucks include Daddy Qs BBQ and Country Cuisine, Palumbos Hoagie House and Tammys Grill. Bring your own chairs.

Patrick & Henry Community College is holding classes in paper-crafting at the Dalton IDEA Center. They are: Rubber stamps, 6:30-7:30 today ($15); Ink Creatings, 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 15 ($15). To register, visit ph.augusoft.net or email 656-5461.

Chix with Stix are knitters who gather from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at Piedmont Arts (May 24, June 14 and 28). Bring your own supplies to knit in companionship. The cost is $5 for people who are not members of Piedmont Arts.

The Knitting with Fern + Friends class at Piedmont Arts is running from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in May, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There are three levels of classes at a cost of $40 per class or $110 for the series. For details and tickets, visit PiedmontArts.org or call 632-3221.

Naomi Hodge-Muse will teach Bob Ross techniques painting classes at Piedmont Arts. Each class runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at $85 each. Dates are Thursday, June 2 and Thursday, July 7. Register at PiedmontArts.org.

Oldskool will perform Friday night at the Cascade School Community Center Music and Dance, from 7-9:30 p.m. at 3561 Huntington Trail. Admission costs $8. Next will be Silver Eagles on May 27. For more information, call 732-5398.

Jus Cauz will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the HJDB Event Center in Bassett.

Rooster Walk 12 will be held May 26-29. Bands scheduled to perform include Little Feat, Lettuce, Tab Benoit, BIG Something, The War and Treat, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Sammy Rae & The Friends, Brandon Taz Niederauer, Yarn, Mountain Heart, The Nude Party, Mike & The Moonpies, The Wooks, Sol Driven Train, Crawford & Power and Pirates of the Piedmont. For more information, visit RoosterWalk.com.

Rudys Girl Media is looking for small business people to feature in the second season of its series Hometown Hustle. Each 22-minute episode focuses on a local proprietor and the challenges he or she has faced in business. Season 2 of the feel-good series will include 10 22-minute episodes that feature small businesses from Martinsville, Henry County, Patrick County, Danville, Pittsylvania County, Prince Edward County, Halifax County, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte County and Brunswick County.

To suggest a business or for information on sponsorship, visit http://www.HometownHustle.tv. Filming will begin in summer.

See the current series of Hometown Hustle on the Rudys Girl Media YouTube page. In this web-reality series Natalie Hodge and Devin Pendleton together provide the setting for DeShanta Hairston of Books and Crannies, Herb Atwell of Mountain Valley Brewing, Jailyn Draper of Social Butterfly Media Management, Abraham Gonzalez of Apes Frozen Yogurt, Teresa Martin of Teresas School of Baton and Dance and Wayne Draper of TAD Space & Right Now Remediation, Restoration & Repair tell their business stories.

New College Institute through May 31 has on display a poster version of the exhibition I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story, compliments of The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and teacher resources by Teaching Tolerance. SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington D.C. for more than 65 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play.

Piedmont Arts annual open-entry exhibit Expressions will open May 28 and run through July 29. Its opening reception and awards program will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 3; RSVP by May 31 at PiedmontArts.org.

The exhibit Pardoned But Not Forgotten, by the Martinsville 7 Initiative, is at the Fayette Area Historical Initiative Museum, 211 Fayette St., Martinsville.

The Virginia Museum of Natural Historys latest exhibit, The Science of Flight, is open now.

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