The Arts Council of Wilson - "A Passion for Painting" with Jerry Taylor
Sep
14
to Oct 28

The Arts Council of Wilson - "A Passion for Painting" with Jerry Taylor

  • Boykin Gallery at the Wilson Arts Center (map)
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 Exhibit opens on September 14 and continues through October 28, 2017 in the Annie D. Boykin Gallery at the Wilson Arts Center in Wilson, NC. Also exhibiting is the Wilson Active Artists Assn., with featured artist, Aida Abernathy in the Lowe Gallery. Sallie B. Howard School for The Arts and Education will be exhibiting student art in the Cooke Gallery.

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NC Stage Company: King Mackerel and the Blues Are Running
Sep
20
to Oct 7

NC Stage Company: King Mackerel and the Blues Are Running

NC Stage Company dedicates the run of King Mackerel and the Blues Are Running to the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary (Sept. 20 - Oct. 7).

Tall tales and rollicking songs transport audiences to the Outer Banks for a pleasant spate of fun and fishing. Staging a benefit concert to save the Corncake Inlet Inn, the lively cast of fishermen musicians sing up a storm, tell fish stories and ghost stories, and relate accounts of first loves and ones that got away.

Learn more here.

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The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design: Dustin Farnsworth Windgate Project Grant Lecture
Sep
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design: Dustin Farnsworth Windgate Project Grant Lecture

Sculptor Dustin Farnsworth is a rising star in the contemporary craft world, and has exhibited work in over fifty national exhibitions, most recently in The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design’s jointly-curated exhibition at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC. His work, both smaller sculptures and large-scale installations, is inspired by architectural forms. Farnsworth aims to create “visceral and cerebral portraiture of today’s youth,” a generation he believes is in “need of protection, empowerment, and change.” Each year since 2006, CCCD awards ten graduating college seniors a Windgate Fellowship—one of the largest awards offered nationally to emerging artists. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this program, CCCD launched the Windgate Project Grants initiative for previous fellows. For his Windgate Project Grant, Farnsworth worked as an artist-in-resident at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, South Carolina.  The resulting installation incorporates audio and photographs taken during on-site interviews with local youth, while demonstrating how these contributions shaped his artistic process. Learn more about his work at the Windgate Project Grant Lecture, part of the North Carolina Art Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

The event is free, but please register here.

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Southern Documentary Fund Fresh Docs: Jig Show
Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Southern Documentary Fund Fresh Docs: Jig Show

The Southern Documentary Fund dedicates is 2017-2018 Fresh Docs screenings to the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary. 

JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana is a feature documentary film by Leslie Cunningham who takes viewers on a tour of her grandfather’s Black and Cuban traveling show that endures racism, segregation and immigration laws to become popular in the 1940s through the 1960s.  Also unearthed is the legend of African American carnival king, Leon Claxton, arguably one of the fathers of modern American entertainment who leaves an extraordinary legacy despite the insurmountable odds against him and his dreams. A magical journey into the complexities of American entertainment, race history and family legacy, the film features breathtaking show photographs, rarely seen historical clips and on-camera interviews with a colorful cast of characters. Classic and new music remember the voluptuous showgirls and tenacious entertainers who bravely showcased their talents on the front-line of racial polarization and left an indelible mark on the history of entertainment around the globe. Visit www.jigshow.com.

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Toe River Arts Council: 32nd Annual Music in the Mountains Folk Festival
Sep
23
5:30pm 5:30pm

Toe River Arts Council: 32nd Annual Music in the Mountains Folk Festival

The Annual Festival, sponsored by the Toe River Arts Council and now in its 32nd year, includes bluegrass and traditional music, ballad singers, and dancing. Instruments range from fiddle to dulcimer to guitar. And this year, the Festival is recognizing Bruce Greene for his contribution to the preservation of traditional music.  

Internationally known Appalachian dulcimer player and the night’s emcee, Don Pedi, will introduce traditional balladeer and storyteller, Bobby McMillon, and musician and dancer Carol Rifkin with Jeannette Queen and Mark Queen. Also, during the evening, another family favorite, Jonah Riddle and the Carolina Express, will take to the stage with bluegrass and gospel that will get the spirits soaring. 

Music In The Mountains Folk Festival is a tribute to our region’s diverse musical heritage. Our evening celebration of traditional performers is uncommon in diversity and artistic excellence.  Let’s bring in the Fall together! Come join us in September!

Tickets will be available at the both TRAC Galleries (Burnsville and Spruce Pine) in mid-September. Please check back for more information as the performance schedule is finalized.

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Pan Harmonia: Rebel, Saint and Sinner
Sep
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

Pan Harmonia: Rebel, Saint and Sinner

  • Oakley United Methodist Church, Asheville (map)
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Music of JF Rebel, Benedictus Buns, Johann Rosenmüller
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano • Jeanne Johnson and Jin Kim, Baroque violin • Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba • Barbara Weiss, harpsichord and organ.

Pan Harmonia's 18th season is dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council. 

www.PanHarmonia.org

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Evening Under the Stars: Fine Art, Fine Dining & Concert
Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Evening Under the Stars: Fine Art, Fine Dining & Concert

  • Downtown Cramerton Square, Cramerton (map)
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Gaston Arts Council in collaboration with the Town of Cramerton, NC presents an "Evening Under the Stars: A Fine Dining and Fine Art Experience"

Featuring: Vocalist Maria Howell with Noel Freidline Trio in Concert and Andress Artist Consortium fine art pop up show

Chef Hans of H&M Catering is preparing a scrumptious 3 course meal as well as the delicious and irresistible hors d'oeuvres which will be passed during cocktail hour!

Proceeds benefit Gaston Arts Council's "Arts in Education" Outreach Initiatives & Programs

Learn more here.

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Wide Open Bluegrass
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Wide Open Bluegrass

The North Carolina Arts Council will present the Davie Street Stage at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in downtown Raleigh. The musicians showcase North Carolina’s role in shaping the bluegrass sound and the story of traditional music in America. The line-up includes Grammy winner Bobby Hicks, Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, and The Kruger Brothers. www.NCArts.org; www.BlueRidgeMusicNC.com

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North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading
Sep
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading

Flyleaf Books welcomes some of the NC Arts Council’s newest literary fellowship recipients with an afternoon of readings, book signings and conversation.  Authors include:

Elisabeth Corley, poetry
Mark Cox, poetry
Angela Davis-Gardner, fiction
Allison Hutchcraft, creative nonfiction
Travis Mulhauser, fiction
Trace Ramsey, creative nonfiction
Eric Smith, poetry
Julie Steinbacher, fiction

Learn more here.

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Oct
1
to Oct 31

Mountain Glory Quilters Exhibition

  • McDowell Arts Council (map)
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Throughout the month of October, the Mountain Glory Quilters Annual show will feature wonderful quilts in varying sizes and designs, some are for sale, some are display only.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10 to 5 pm and Wednesday and Saturday from 10 to 2 pm. The exhibition is dedicated to the NC Arts Council.

 

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Temple Theatre: Footloose
Oct
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

Temple Theatre: Footloose

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

To buy tickets, click here or call the Temple Box Office at 919-774-4155.

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Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: The Timeless Power of Genius
Oct
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: The Timeless Power of Genius

With a repertoire that spans centuries and presents exciting guests such as flutist Mimi Stillman, violinist Tim Fain, and Young Concert Artist International Audition 2016 winner Nathan Lee on piano, the Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle's 2017-2018 season, that is dedicated to our 50th Anniversary, is one you’ll want to be a part of. Find more information here.

W. A. Mozart              Posthorn Serenade

D. Shostakovich          Symphony n. 1

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Oct
2
3:30pm 3:30pm

“Minstrel of Appalachia”: The Life and Legacy of Bascom Lamar Lunsford Exhibition Opening

The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies will begin its week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival with the opening of a new exhibition, “Minstrel of Appalachia”: The Life and Legacy of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, a selection of artifacts and photographs curated from the Ramsey Center’s Southern Appalachian Archives. The exhibition runs through December 15.

http://www.mhu.edu/ramsey-center/upcoming-events

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Oct
2
to Oct 3

“Thomas Wolfe: Home Again by William Gregg and Perry Deane Young

October is a month-long celebration of Thomas Wolfe’s birthday and a celebration of our 50th anniversary and rich literary heritage. Join us for a staged reading of the two-act play “Thomas Wolfe: Home Again by William Gregg and Perry Deane Young. This play is full of illuminating details about the author’s life, presenting a fascinating series of dramatic episodes that feature important events and people who surrounded Thomas Wolfe.

Oct. 2 & Oct. 3 @ 7:30pm

 

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Edgecombe Community College: Songs and Stories featuring Lightnin' Wells and Eric Greene
Oct
3
12:00pm12:00pm

Edgecombe Community College: Songs and Stories featuring Lightnin' Wells and Eric Greene

  • Mobley Atrium, Edgecombe Community College Tarboro Campus (map)
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The first week of October will mark ECC’s 50th Anniversary serving the Tarboro-Edgecombe community. On Tuesday, October 3, join us for an early afternoon concert featuring acoustic music and stories from seminal North Carolina musician and historian Lightnin’ Wells and ECC’s own Eric Greene. Bring lunch and gather with family, friends and ECC faculty and staff in the Mobley Atrium prior to the concert, beginning at noon.

General admission is free to the public, and no tickets are required.

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Oct
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

“Fiddlers Among the Rhododendron: Bascom Lamar Lunsford (1882-1973) and the Politics of Culture in Asheville, 1927-1928” with Dr. David E. Whisnant,

Noted Appalachia scholar Dr. David Whisnant will speak about the life of Bascom Lamar Lunsford and the cultural, historical, and political context in which the Rhododendron Festival and Lunsford’s Mountain Dance and Folk Festival were begun. The event is free and all are welcome.

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Oct
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Festivals on Vinyl: Listening Party at Stackhouse Restaurant

Join us for a night out at Stackhouse Restaurant, 37 S Main Street in Mars Hill. We’ll be digging deep into the Southern Appalachian Archives and spinning records from the past 50 years of the Lunsford Festival! Old-time and bluegrass musicians will be on-hand to talk through the music on the records and to answer any questions. The event is free and all are welcome.

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Alive After Five: The Embers
Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Alive After Five: The Embers

There are many bands or groups touring today yet few that are considered a musical institution. The Embers, considered “The Heart and Soul of Beach Music," have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity and have left their mark on listeners for decades. The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music.

Presented by the Sampson County Arts Council, the City of Clinton and Sampson County, this event is free and open to the public. 

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Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Swing Your Partner: Old-Time Dance Calls, Figures, and Steps with the Bailey Mountain Cloggers, Broyhill Chapel

The Bailey Mountain Cloggers will bring to life some of the dance formations and calls Bascom Lamar Lunsford collected and wrote about. And if you are feeling like shaking a leg yourself, there might even be a chance for a bit of audience participation!Since their founding in 1974, Mars Hill’s Bailey Mountain Cloggers have performed traditional Southern dance all over the world and have earned a reputation for clogging excellence.

www.bascomlunsfordfestival.wordpress.com.

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Speak Up NC!
Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Speak Up NC!

Speak Up NC is a creative poetry event in NC that began as a celebration of literary arts. Each session focuses on fundraising for community need & raising community awareness. Speak Up NC is partnering with Red4NC and will feature an all-female poetry performance and raise funds for the Hattie Lee Burgess Domestic Violence Shelter. Find tickets here

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Oct
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rockingham County Arts Council's Passion for Trashin'

  • 1086 NC Highway 65 Wentworth, NC United States (map)
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Presented by the Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County, this is a recycle, upcycle art event that is not to be missed! The exhibition of art created by recycled materials will be on display at the Old Courthouse in Wentworth. All residents and student of Rockingham County are invited to submit work for Passion for Trashin’ on Sept. 28 from 2 to 7 p.m. Visit: http://www.rcarts.org/

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Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival: Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey
Oct
6
5:45pm 5:45pm

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival: Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey

Hailing from Wilmington and fusing elements of rock, soul, blues and folk, Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey creates smooth melodies charged with a raspy energy. Her sultry voice, catchy hooks and powerful lyrics command the crowd, while the band cranks out a smoking hot Muscle Shoals sound of generations past. Learn more here.

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Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Music on Main in Sparta

Whatever your preference is in mountain music there will be something for you in Downtown Sparta, NC on the First Friday of each month this summer.  The Heart of Main merchants, restaurateurs, and artists welcome you as they open their stores to live music between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm (though most bands begin at 6:00 pm) at different venues downtown.  This summer the streets downtown are closed so bring your chair and dancing shoes for the street dance in front of courthouse.

Featuring Blue Grass, Old Time, Americana, Classic Rock, Folk and Gospel, music is along the walkable streets of Sparta.  You can eat at several new restaurants, food trucks from hot dogs to gourmet, sit on the courthouse steps, dance or check out the classic cars with live music no more than a few steps away.  All venues are open to the public at no cost.  We are a family and kid friendly town.

https://www.facebook.com/Spartamusiconmain/

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October First Friday: United Arts ParaDiGm 2017
Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

October First Friday: United Arts ParaDiGm 2017

Join the United Arts Council for our October First Friday Exhibit and Reception on Oct. 6 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council.

The reception will be held from 6-8 PM at our office, 410 Glenwood Ave., Suite 170, Raleigh. Please note that although the address is Glenwood Ave, the entrance and parking lot are on Tucker Street, which crosses Glenwood Avenue.

United Arts ParaDiGm 2017
The October exhibit, will feature artwork by the following Professional Development Grant Recipients:
Everett Mayo Adelman
Chris Chappell
Brandon Cordrey
Max Dowdle
Trish Klenow
Georges Le Chevallier
George McKim
Emily Page

The opening will feature readings of excerpts by literary grantees

Judy Allen Dodson: "Micah's Magic"
Jane Falkner: "In Search of Cesar Chavez"
Terry Alston Jones: "A Summer With No Ice Cream"

Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Light hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and arts activities for all ages will be provided.

Art on view through the end of October.

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50th Anniversary Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival
Oct
6
to Oct 7

50th Anniversary Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival

The Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival is the second oldest folk festival in the region and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In recognition of the N.C. Arts Council the week-long celebration is nod to our partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina!

Minstrel of Appalachia was started in 1967 as a collaboration of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Lamar Lunsford, and Ed Howard. They hoped to distinguish the Lunsford Festival from other festivals by not only celebrating the region’s finest music, dance, and crafts, but also by creating a space for preservation and authenticity. They created an environment that supported the sharing of knowledge and passion from the older generations to the younger ones, building a space for continuity in the traditions that have been unique to the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

The evening concert, October 6 at 7 p.m., and daytime stage, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary. 

Mars Hill University, Mars Hill (Madison County), North Carolina. www.lunsfordfestival.com

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North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading
Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading

Some of the NC Arts Council’s newest literary fellowship recipients take part in an evening of readings, signings and conversation at The Light Factory, next door to Charlotte Lit. Readings will be inspired by the photography exhibition, Exposed/Expuesta. Authors include:

Bryn Chancellor, fiction
Rebecca Gummere, creative nonfiction
Travis Mulhauser, fiction
Trace Ramsey, creative nonfiction
Eric Smith, poetry

For more information: https://www.charlottelit.org/ and http://lightfactory.org

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Flat Rock Playhouse - Little Shop of Horrors
Oct
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Flat Rock Playhouse - Little Shop of Horrors

Flat Rock Playhouse dedicates its opening night of Little Shop of Horrors to the North Carolina Arts Council.

Don’t feed the plants! One of the longest running Off Broadway hits of all time makes its Flat Rock Playhouse debut in this hilarious musical comedy about a boy and his bloodthirsty plant. Featuring a sensational score reminiscent of early 1960’s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown by the musical team behind Disney’s Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. 

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Oct
7
9:00am 9:00am

Artist Village at the 42nd Annual Railroad Days Festival

The 42nd Annual Railroad Days Festival will incorporate an Artists Village at the North End of Raiford Street during the festival on October 7th from 9a-5p. Artists and Crafters will create their wares in the street using the medium of their craft and sell the items they create. Festival Goers will have the chance to see first hand what it takes to create beautiful art and objects and they can ask the artist questions and get to them. This is exciting to be able to give the community a sense of pride about the artists and knowing that they purchased an item that did not come from another factory in a foreign country, but from right here in Johnston County by someone they know and watched make the item.

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Oct
7
9:30am 9:30am

Thomas Wolfe 8K

  • 52 North Market Street Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)
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The Thomas Wolfe 8K run is Asheville's Oldest Race and honors the life of the famed author Thomas Wolfe. The race begins in front of the Old Kentucky Home boardinghouse on Spruce Street by registration.

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Acoustic Music Jam
Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Acoustic Music Jam

Celebrate the arts in Statesville on Saturday mornings at the Visitors’ Center in downtown Statesville. If you play an instrument, or just like to listen to live music, come out to the Visitors’ Center in downtown Statesville each Saturday morning. All levels of music ability, and anyone who wants to listen are welcome!

Event will be held on October 7, 14, 18, and 25.

Learn more here.

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Folk School Fall Festival 2017
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Folk School Fall Festival 2017

  • John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown (map)
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The 43rd annual John C. Campbell Folk School’s Fall Festival is an treasured celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown campus. This fall favorite is dedicated to the NC Art’s Council’s 50th Anniversary. Scheduled Saturday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 8 visitors can enjoy over 240 fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school's winding wooded paths. Watch more than 40 artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with bluegrass, gospel, folk, and Celtic music on both days. Tap your toes to clogging, Morris, and Garland dance performances throughout the weekend. Children will enjoy the pony rides, petting the alpacas, and visiting the animals at the Humane Society's pet adoption booth. Face painting and arts and crafts activities will be offered by the Cherokee County Arts Council.

Hungry festival goers can satisfy their appetites with a tasty lunch, dessert, or snack. Vendors' concession proceeds benefit several non-profit and community organizations. The Folk School's renowned Craft Shop, containing fine crafts from over 300 juried regional artists is a perfect start for holiday shopping. 

Learn more here.

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Waterworks Visual Arts Center - The 9th Annual BIG CHILI Cook-Off
Oct
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Waterworks Visual Arts Center - The 9th Annual BIG CHILI Cook-Off

  • Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury (map)
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 A taste of the BEST chili recipes in Salisbury/Rowan County, and a fundraiser for the education and outreach programs of the Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Tickets: $30pp Members/$35pp Non Members; must be 21 to attend. Includes: chili tasting, beer, wine, and other beverages, plus fifteen (15) tickets to vote on your favorite chili recipe.

                                                                   

 

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Queens University of Charlotte: Claire Ritter & Ran Blake
Oct
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Queens University of Charlotte: Claire Ritter & Ran Blake

  • Dana Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte (map)
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The Arts at Queens University of Charlotte presents Queens music alumna/jazz composer Claire Ritter (’78) and jazz legend Ran Blake in a unique two-piano performance of original composition. The evening features new works inspired by women in art, including painters Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (“Dance”), Barbara Pennington (“Selma” from the Mint Museum’s permanent collection) and Georgia O’Keeffe (“Orange & Red Streak”). Cellist Tanja Bechtler and saxophonist Kent O’Doherty will join the concert. Tributes will be made as well to jazz
legends Mary Lou Williams, and Thelonious Monk. Supported in part by an ASC RAPG - E.H. Fine arts Center at Queens University - Admission is Free. More information here

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Bel Canto Company - Spirit of Change
Oct
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bel Canto Company - Spirit of Change

  • Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Greensboro (map)
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Bel Canto Company opens its 35th Anniversary season with a concert for chorus and orchestra celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach.
Bach’s influence on the development of music can hardly be overstated. Not only are his compositions still performed today, nearly 300 years later, but countless composers learned their craft by studying his music, arranged melodies he originally composed, and developed their unique styles by “breaking” his musical “rules” (rules which he himself often flaunted to great effect!).

Ask nearly any professional musician who the greatest musical genius of all time was, and time and again the answer will be, without hesitation, “Bach.” 

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North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading
Oct
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading

Quail Ridge Books welcomes some of the NC Arts Council’s newest literary fellowship recipients with an afternoon of readings, book signings and conversation.  Authors include:

Bryn Chancellor, fiction
Mark Cox, poetry
Angela Davis-Gardner, fiction
Patrice Gopo, creative nonfiction
Elisabeth Corley, poetry
Travis Mulhauser, fiction
Trace Ramsey, creative nonfiction
Eric Smith, poetry

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Seaside Arts Council Annual October Art Show
Oct
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

Seaside Arts Council Annual October Art Show

On Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 3 – 5pm, The Seaside Arts Council will present an art show, social and sale at The Trading Post Restaurant in Emerald Isle. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, the music of Justin Castellano and beautiful artwork. Event attendees will have a chance to mix and mingle with the artists and view and/or purchase one-of- a-kind paintings!

Event goers will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite piece of art. The artists chosen will receive the “People’s Choice Award” and a cash prize. Artists will offer a wide variety of price points, so it is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and begin or add to your art collection. Come and collect some art and/or socialize and enjoy a lovely display of art work; along with great eats and drinks on the patio at The Trading Post Restaurant on Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle.

For more information, visit our website at www.seasideartscouncil.com

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Sweet Plantain - Elon University Lyceum Series
Oct
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Sweet Plantain - Elon University Lyceum Series

  • Whitley Auditorium - Elon University (map)
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Through original compositions and arrangements, this quartet artfully fuses the western classical traditions in which they were trained with hip-hop, jazz, improv and Latin rhythms on which they were raised. With their extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain gives voice to a sound that is contemporary and multicultural. 

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Visual Art Exchange: Ignite Creativity Summit + Celebration of NC Arts Council's 50th Anniversary
Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Visual Art Exchange: Ignite Creativity Summit + Celebration of NC Arts Council's 50th Anniversary

Ignite Creativity Summit host happy hours every second Thursday of the month, at different bars around to Triangle as a fun, casual way to connect artists and art professionals for off-the-clock real talk. "Ignite" refers to VAE's year-round learning experiences, which range from critiques, to professional learning, to happy hour networking events, and more! The mission to is to make learning accessible, timely, and fun.

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Seaside Arts Council: Sauce Boss
Oct
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Seaside Arts Council: Sauce Boss

Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton brings his own hot sauce to every gig and cooks a big pot of gumbo while smoking his slide guitar. He sings his tamales off and at the end, every member gets a bowl of gumbo. Sauce Boss is adding a little mullet to the gumbo to kick off the Mullet Festival. Free event at The Pavillion at Olde Town Square.

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27th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival
Oct
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

27th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival

Featuring Rachel Barker, Ramya Kapadia, Alexandra Warren/JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company, and Chris Yon

Each year, the NC Dance Festival, a program coordinated by Greensboro-based Dance Project, brings professional modern and contemporary dance choreography from NC artists to audiences across the state. This season to better represent the variety of ways NC artists are expressing themselves, we will present NCDF shows in both traditional stage spaces and non-traditional spaces that are better suited to experimental dance work. All of our performance venues will be community spaces, outside of college/university campuses.

This 2017 season is dedicated to the late Andrea Lawson, Music, Dance and Community Engagement Director for the NC Arts Council, in honor of her constant support of dance and art in NC and the NC Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary season.

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Best of the Blue Ridge Exhibit Opening & Gallery Crawl
Oct
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Best of the Blue Ridge Exhibit Opening & Gallery Crawl

Best of the Blue Ridge is a juried art competition and exhibition sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council each year.  The competition is open to visual artists residing in Ashe and the surrounding five counties, Alleghany, Wilkes, Watauga, Grayson VA, and Johnson TN.  The juror for 2017 is Addren Doss; corporate sponsor Cheap Joes Art Stuff provided $1000 in merchandise certificates.  The opening exhibit at the Ashe Arts Center runs from October 12 - November 16 with the awards reception from 5 – 8 pm on Friday, October 13.   

Gallery Crawls are presented on the second Friday of the month June through October and a special Christmas Crawl in December in the arts district of West Jefferson.  Fifteen galleries and craft shops are featured along with street musicians, artist demonstrations, and an opportunity to stroll the streets enjoying the downtown public art scene.  

www.ashecountyarts.org

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Arts Council of Moore County: Beauty Lou & the Country Beast
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Arts Council of Moore County: Beauty Lou & the Country Beast

  • Aberdeen Elementary School (map)
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As part of the statewide celebration of the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary, the Arts Council of Moore County will present over 50 Moore County children in the musical, "Beauty Lou & the Country Beast," as directed by the Missoula Children’s Theatre. The shows dates are October 13 (7p) & 14 (3p) at the Southern Pines Elementary School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 ($5 for Arts Council members). For information, call the Arts Council at 910-692-ARTS (2787) or visit www.MooreArt.org.

 

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Kirby Theater Presents - Young Frankenstein
Oct
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Kirby Theater Presents - Young Frankenstein

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunch backed side-kick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga,  Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. (Ages 16 and up due to some adult content.) Learn more here.

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Down East Folk Arts Society: Old Man Kelly
Oct
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Down East Folk Arts Society: Old Man Kelly

The sound of OLD MAN KELLY comes broadly from the early days of American roots music: when bluesmen sang from front porches on hot afternoons: when swing bands played dances in speakeasies late into the night; when being an American troubadour was a trade. Since the 2013 release of Songs, Stories, Shanties and Shenanigans, Old Man Kelly has gigged relentlessly, bringing his vintage sound to over 300 swing dances, festivals and honky-tonks throughout the central Appalachian mountains.

The 2016 release of Off My Lawn is the recorded product of brazenly original and yet familiar-sounding tunes. Check out “Exitville” and “Milk Cow Blues” to get the feel of OLD MAN KELLY. As a one-man-band, expect a couple of guitars, a banjo or two and an arsenal of harmonicas and a whole lotta sound.

Find more information here

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Winston-Salem Symphony: Fanfare!
Oct
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Winston-Salem Symphony: Fanfare!

Robert Moody, conductor
Ryan Anthony, trumpeter

SMETANAOverture to The Bartered Bride
James STEPHENSONTrumpet Concerto No. 3
MORRICONE  Gabriel’s Oboe
BARBER  Adagio for Strings
RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome

  • A “biographical” trumpet concerto dedicated to and written for Ryan Anthony
  • Two familiar works featured in film
  • Respighi’s mammoth Pines of Rome which features trumpeters off-stage and around the hall

Dallas Symphony principal trumpeter and former member of the Canadian Brass, Ryan Anthony returns to Winston-Salem for an exciting performance of music by American composer James Stephenson and film composer Ennio Morricone. Respighi’s incredible Pines of Rome, a blend of beautiful lyricism and sheer power, closes this early Autumn concert.

Learn more here

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Oct
14
8:30am 8:30am

Earl Scruggs Center presents the 8th Annual Rhythm and Roots Run

Live music with a banjo tribute will begin at 8 a.m. and will kick off the race at 8:30 a.m. Both the 5K and 10K runs will start and finish at the Don Gibson Theatre located at 318 South Washington Street in historic Uptown Shelby. The certified course takes you through Uptown Shelby and around the historic 1907 courthouse on the beautiful court square–home of the Earl Scruggs Center. The course then passes historic homes on tree-lined streets and features live music at the 5K/10K split and at various points throughout the course and then returns through Uptown Shelby to cross the finish line back at the Don Gibson Theatre with live music and refreshments in the reception area.

http://earlscruggscenter.org/event/8th-annual-rhythm-and-roots-run/

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Shakespeare at the Rock: Much Ado About Nothing

  • Hanging Rock State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Much Ado About Nothing” will be presented by UNC School of the Arts Shared Radiance at Hanging Rock State Park, presented by Shared Radiance. The performances will be on the hiking trails, a great collaboration between the state parks, the Stokes County Arts Council and the N.C. Arts Council!

October 14th: 2:30pm - 3:45 pm

October 15: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

http://stokesarts.org/calendar/#!/115802-shakespeare-at-the-rock

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Hickory Museum of Art: An Evening with Joel Sartore
Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hickory Museum of Art: An Evening with Joel Sartore

Catawba Valley Camera Club and Hickory Museum of Art present "An Evening with Joel Sartore" in conjunction with the exhibition ENDANGERED: Joel Sartore Retrospective on view September 16, 2017 - February 25, 2018 in the Museum's Coe Gallery. 

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitat.

In his words, "It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we're actually saving ourselves."

Reception with the Artist, 6 - 7:30 PM, HMA's Coe Gallery
HMA & Camera Club Members: $40 / Non-Members: $60
Reception includes admission to Artist Talk

Artist Talk, 7:30 PM, Drendel Auditorium
HMA & Camera Club Members: $15 / Non-Members: $20
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

 

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The Earl Scruggs Center & Don Gibson Theatre Present: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Earl Scruggs Center & Don Gibson Theatre Present: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

6:00 pm Workshop - Enjoy an up-close question and answer session with Bela & Abigail and hear some of their favorite songs. This work shop will take place at The Earl Scruggs Center at 6:00pm prior to the 8: 00 pm concert at The Don Gibson Theatre. Limited to 100 participants.  This is not an instruction workshop.

8:00 pm Performance - Enjoy a live performance with Bela & Abigail at the Don Gibson Theatre.

Find more information here.

 

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Down East Folk Arts Society: Old Man Kelly
Oct
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Down East Folk Arts Society: Old Man Kelly

  • Joslyn Hall, Carteret Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The sound of OLD MAN KELLY comes broadly from the early days of American roots music: when bluesmen sang from front porches on hot afternoons: when swing bands played dances in speakeasies late into the night; when being an American troubadour was a trade. Since the 2013 release of Songs, Stories, Shanties and Shenanigans, Old Man Kelly has gigged relentlessly, bringing his vintage sound to over 300 swing dances, festivals and honky-tonks throughout the central Appalachian mountains.

The 2016 release of Off My Lawn is the recorded product of brazenly original and yet familiar-sounding tunes. Check out “Exitville” and “Milk Cow Blues” to get the feel of OLD MAN KELLY. As a one-man-band, expect a couple of guitars, a banjo or two and an arsenal of harmonicas and a whole lotta sound.

Find more information here

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The Foundation Performing Arts Center-An Evening of Brothers & Sisters: Malpass Brothers & Quebe Sisters
Oct
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Foundation Performing Arts Center-An Evening of Brothers & Sisters: Malpass Brothers & Quebe Sisters

  • The Foundation Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Malpass Brothers and Quebe Sisters come to Spindale for a two-act evening of Country, Western, and Americana music. Christopher and Taylor Malpass play music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. When the triple-threat fiddle champions Quebe Sisters take a stage, singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. Join our Foundation Family as we welcome the Malpass Brothers and Quebe Sisters to Spindale for a two-act evening of Country, Western, and Americana music. Find tickets here

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One Noble Journey at Gates County High School
Oct
16
8:30am 8:30am

One Noble Journey at Gates County High School

Mike Wiley portrays more than 20 characters in this one-man show about Henry “Box” Brown, an African-American born into slavery in 1816 in Louisa County, Virginia. After his family was taken away, Brown mailed himself to friends and freedom in Philadelphia in a wooden box.

1st show 8:30 a.m.  for high school students

2nd show 10:30 a.m. for middle school students

3rd show 1:45 p.m. for elementary students

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Macon County cARTwheels Artist Residency: Hobie Ford
Oct
16
to Oct 20

Macon County cARTwheels Artist Residency: Hobie Ford

One of the NC Arts Councils arts in education programs, cARTwheels, a performance and artist residency experience, will be dedicated the NC Arts Council Oct. 16-20 when Macon County 4th graders and teachers participate in an interdisciplinary experience with puppeteer Hobie Ford. Students will learn about storytelling and folktales and will experience a shadow puppet performance.  After the performance, all students will put their engineering skills to work and learn more about the science of light waves behind the performance.  Teachers will also receive a workshop to learn how to incorporate the arts into their English/Language Arts classes through storytelling and performance.  

This event is not open to the public, but we are delighted that Macon County schools is recognizing our work!

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Duke Performances: Monk@100
Oct
17
to Oct 26

Duke Performances: Monk@100

  • Durham Fruit and Produce Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Duke Performances will commemorate the centenary of jazz icon and North Carolina native Thelonious Monk through “MONK@100,” a ten-day event at the Durham Fruit & Produce Company, a 15,000-square-foot warehouse space for the arts in downtown Durham, from Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 26.

In addition to its extensive musical offerings, this celebration of Monk’s music — the most visible of its kind in the world — will bring to Duke and Durham a variety of free public events, including a public conversation, jam sessions, and vinyl listening stations spanning Monk’s entire catalogue.

On the afternoon of Friday, October 20, journalist, author, and former New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff will moderate a public conversation with participating artists Ethan Iverson, Kris Davis, and Jason Moran, discussing the legacies of both Monk and the late pianist Geri Allen. On Wednesday, October 18 and Saturday, October 21, following the conclusion of the 9 PM sets both evenings (at 10:30 PM), Iverson will lead a pair of free public jam sessions at Durham Fruit & Produce, providing student and community musicians the chance to engage with contemporary masters around Monk’s music. The public is also invited throughout the festival to visit listening stations at the venue to listen to all of Monk’s records on vinyl.

For performance date and times, visit here

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Vienna Boys Choir
Oct
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Vienna Boys Choir

  • Wright Auditorium at East Carolina University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In a program entitled "Bella Italia," the legendary Vienna Boys Choir will perform joyful works by Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi, and Mascagni, along with popular favorites such as Santa Lucia, O sole mio, Volare and more. The choir is renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for more than five centuries, all boys between the ages of 10 and 14. The choir was formally established at Vienna's Imperial Chapel in 1498 by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. Since 1926, they've undertaken more than 1,000 tours in more than 100 different countries.

Learn more here.

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Duplin Agribusiness Fair
Oct
18
to Oct 21

Duplin Agribusiness Fair

The Duplin Agribusiness Fair is an annual celebration in Duplin County that features carnival rides, vendors, horse show, racing pigs, family-fun entertainment, and so much more. In addition, the fair showcases our agricultural products and services, provides our youth the opportunity to demonstrate their agricultural skills, and educates others about the crucial role agriculture plays in the economic vitality of our county and state are just some of the goals of the fair. Visit duplinfair.com for more information. 

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Creative Pollinators
Oct
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Creative Pollinators

Creative Pollinators - presented by Gaston County Arts Council - provide an environment and atmosphere for cross pollination and exchange of innovative ideas among artists (“artprenuers”) & creative professionals of all disciplines [performing, literary & visual] – with the goal of connecting people and resources for success! A guest speaker shares valuable and insightful industry information. Meet the Artist during the featured artists segment!

Guest speaker: Beth Petty, Director, Charlotte Regional Film Commission

Community Spotlight Segment: Michael Applegate, CDME, Director, Gaston County Department of Travel & Tourism, Mark C. Cramer, Executive Director, Greater Gaston Development Corporation

Musical guest: Brazilian musician Reinaldo Brahn

Free admission but RSVP preferred

Learn more here.

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Nasher Museum of Art - Contemporary Artist Series: Burk Uzzle
Oct
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Nasher Museum of Art - Contemporary Artist Series: Burk Uzzle

Burk Uzzle, who was the youngest photographer ever hired by Life magazine, will give a talk and demonstration on light, shadow and composition. Uzzle is one of three artists who will share how their work connects with the special ticketed exhibition, "The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence." Light and shadow, detail and abstraction, composition and tension, capturing a subject’s gaze—these issues tested old master painters like Carlo Dolci, who influenced many generations of artists. The artists in this series will talk about how they pull from a long tradition of portraiture, how they are inspired by and grapple with faith in their work and how their work connects, and does not connect, to a larger history. Talks are free and open to all, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council. 

Learn more here.

Photo of Burk Uzzle by J Caldwell

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Charlotte Ballet presents "Fall Works"
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Charlotte Ballet presents "Fall Works"

Fall Works explores the exciting evolution of Charlotte Ballet, starting with a look to what the future holds, with Johan Inger’s Walking Mad. Described as a “stylistic game changer” by Artistic Director Hope Muir, Johan’s choreographic talent was first discovered by contemporary ballet choreographer Jiri Kylian, whose work Charlotte Ballet has performed over the past several seasons.

A tribute to Charlotte Ballet’s legacy, Fall Works features George Balanchine’s Apollo, staged by legendary Balanchine dancer and Kennedy Center Honoree Patricia McBride.

Elsa Canasta, a dark, funny, sexy evocation of the world of Cole Porter, choreographed by Javier de Frutos, makes an exhilarating finale to the performance. Featuring a collaboration with Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative and performed with a live jazz singer, Elsa Canasta was originally created with Artistic Director Hope Muir and holds a special place in her career.

EVENING PERFORMANCES

Oct. 19 | Thursday | 7:30 PM      

Oct. 20 | Friday | 7:30 PM    

Oct. 21 | Saturday | 2 PM          

Oct. 21 | Saturday | 7:30 PM      

Tickets available here.

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Cabarrus Arts Council: Raul Midón
Oct
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cabarrus Arts Council: Raul Midón

Badass and Blind, the title of Raul Midón’s latest album, describes the soulful singer’s style to perfection. A virtuoso who has been blind since birth, Midón’s voice and guitar lay down the beat, the melody and the harmony with a syncopated pulse and a jazz-influenced flair. A sought-after musician among other musicians, Midón has performed with Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah and Jason Mraz.

Learn more here.

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North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading
Oct
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading

Scuppernong Books welcomes some of the NC Arts Council’s newest literary fellowship recipients with an evening of readings, book signings and conversation.  Authors include:

Bryn Chancellor, fiction
Patrice Gopo, creative nonfiction
Alison Hutchcraft, creative nonfiction
Trace Ramsey, creative nonfiction
Julie Steinbacher, fiction

Learn more here.

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"Jack - A Ripper's Tale"
Oct
20
to Oct 21

"Jack - A Ripper's Tale"

One of Stokes County’s newest venues will feature a one man theatrical show based on Jack the Ripper, as the Stokes County Arts Council presents October Ales and Tales on October 20th & 21st at The Arts Place of Stokes. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 followed by the theatrical performance at 7:00. Wine and Beer will be available.

Be taken back to the unforgettable autumn of 1888 in Michael Huie’s thriller Jack. Jack creates the atmosphere and social conditions of White Chapel, on the East End of London, and the poverty-ridden urban area where the world’s first-recognized serial killer hunted his prey.

Friday @ 7:30

Saturday @ 7:30

For Tickets please call the Stokes County Arts Council, 336 593-8159

http://artsplaceofstokes.org/jack-a-rippers-tale/

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The Doo Wop Project
Oct
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Doo Wop Project

  • The Walker Center - Wilkes Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Travel through time from Bop to Pop with “The Doo Wop Project,” coming to the Walker Center on Friday, October 20, 2017. Beginning with the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner, The Doo Wop Project traces music to the biggest hits on the radio today. Stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical bring unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.

Learn more here

 

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Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at North Carolina Wesleyan: Jason Coleman
Oct
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at North Carolina Wesleyan: Jason Coleman

  • North Carolina Wesleyan, Dunn Center for Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Back for his third engagement at The Dunn is ever-popular pianist Jason Coleman. You’ll quickly realize that Floyd Cramer’s slip note piano style survives in the work of this talented grandson. And by participating in a concert that pays tribute to a hallowed legacy, You’ll come away very convinced that you have just witnessed a Dunn deal!

Purchase Tickets HERE

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Selma Saturdays Arts and Crafts Market
Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

Selma Saturdays Arts and Crafts Market

Arts and crafts vendors from across the county will sell their hand-crafted wares to the public. Entertainment on the Gazebo Stage will be provided by Local musicians and singers for the enjoyment of the market goers. This is a monthly event in Uptown Selma. For complete information, please contact Melissa Dooley, Event Planner for the Town of Selma at 919-965-9841 ext 8003 mdooley@selma-nc.com

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Somerset Place Crafts and Crop Day Event
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

Somerset Place Crafts and Crop Day Event

  • Somerset Place State Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come and experience fun, food, arts and crafts at this fall event. Corn was a major staple and cash crop at Somerset Place when it was an active plantation. Join in hands-on activities to make corn crafts, compete in a corn-hole game, sample corn products, or engage in a corn processing food demonstration. Learn about the history of Somerset Place while engaging in a guided tour of the plantation. Somerset's popular cornbread recipe and mix will be sold. Local artists and vendors will sell their artwork, crafts, and food items.
Admission: Adults $4, Children $2.

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26th Annual Cornshucking
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

26th Annual Cornshucking

  • Horne Creek Living HIstorical Farm, Pinnacle (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Event Will Include the Following:

Approximately 40 – 50 heritage demonstrations & activities, quilt and photography exhibits, live music, artist vendors, and much more

For Further Information, Contact the Site at: (336) 325-2298

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26th Annual Cornshucking at Horne Creek Farm
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

26th Annual Cornshucking at Horne Creek Farm

  • Horne Creek Living Historical Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy over 40 Heritage Demonstrations & Activities:  Wagon Rides, Grinding Cornmeal with a Gristmill, Plowing with Draft Horses, Curing Tobacco, Making Fried Apple Pies, Sewing on a Treadle Sewing Machine, Basket Weaving, Chair Caning, Early 20th Century Children’s Games, Cider Making, Log Hewing, Fruit & Vegetable Dryhouse Demonstration, Making Apple Butter and Apple Cider, Shucking Corn, Shelling & Grinding Corn, Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Making Corn Shuck Dolls, etc.

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Beauty Lou and the Country Beast
Oct
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast, is a production of the Missoula Children’s Theatre and features sixty Ashe County young people.  The delightful musical will be presented Saturday, October 21st at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m.  The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is sponsored annually by the Ashe County Arts Council, the Ashe Civic Center, and the Ashe County Little Theatre.

www.ashecivic.com

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Yadkin Arts Council: Dance for the River
Oct
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Yadkin Arts Council: Dance for the River

  • 226 East Main Street Yadkinville, NC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dance for the River is an interdisciplinary program that brings together dance and photography to drive awareness for and educate about clean water on the Yadkin River, which is North Carolina’s second-longest river and one of the largest watersheds in the state. This program was initiated as a collaborative effort between Christine Rucker Photography, Helen Simoneau Danse, the UNC School of the Arts’ School of Dance, Yadkin Arts Council, and Yadkin Riverkeeper. Rucker travelled the length of the river with dance students, and used dance to photographically interpret the variety of the river and environmental threats to this water source. While there are no tickets or admission fees for this event we ask that you please RSVP if you plan to attend. Find more information here. 

 

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Rumours "Fleetwood Mac" Tribute
Oct
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Rumours "Fleetwood Mac" Tribute

  • Odell Williamson Auditorium, Bolivia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rumours is the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show. Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in the ways of magic? Rumours does!

Learn more here.

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27th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

27th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival

Featuring JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company, Natalie Marrone & the Dance Cure, Matt Pardo, Megan Payne, and Chris Yon

Performances at 2pm and 8pm 

Each year, the NC Dance Festival, a program coordinated by Greensboro-based Dance Project, brings professional modern and contemporary dance choreography from NC artists to audiences across the state. This season to better represent the variety of ways NC artists are expressing themselves, we will present NCDF shows in both traditional stage spaces and non-traditional spaces that are better suited to experimental dance work. All of our performance venues will be community spaces, outside of college/university campuses.

This 2017 season is dedicated to the late Andrea Lawson, Music, Dance and Community Engagement Director for the NC Arts Council, in honor of her constant support of dance and art in NC and the NC Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary season.

Learn more here

 

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Harvest Festival
Oct
22
11:00am11:00am

Harvest Festival

  • Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stecoah's Festivals celebrate the beginning and end of summer in the southern Appalachians with music, dance, food, and mountain arts and crafts. This year's Harvest Festival is dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary. Learn more here.

Friday, October 20, 6 – 8 pm
Free Admission
Storytelling, Marshmallow roast, Hotdogs, hot cocoa & soft drinks for sale

Saturday, October 21, 11 am – 5 pm
Adults $3; Students/Children (K-12) free
Art, crafts and food vendors, Mountain Music

Saturday Evening, 7:30 pm: Mountain Heart in Concert
Adults $25; Students/Children/K-12 $10; plus tax. Purchase Tickets

Mountain Heart – Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship and just as notably, their incendiary live performances. Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, and CMA awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMA's. Band Website

Sunday, October 22, 12:30 pm
Free Admission, Potluck dinner, and The Welch Family singing songs of praise in English and Cherokee.

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North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading
Oct
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading

McIntyre’s Books welcomes some of the NC Arts Council’s newest literary fellowship recipients with an afternoon of readings, book signings and conversation.  Authors include:

Bryn Chancellor, fiction
Elisabeth Corley, poetry
Travis Mulhauser, fiction
Trace Ramsey, creative nonfiction
Julie Steinbacher, fiction

Learn more here.

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Orange County Arts Commission & Hillsborough Arts Council: Paint it Orange Plain Air Paint Out
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Orange County Arts Commission & Hillsborough Arts Council: Paint it Orange Plain Air Paint Out

The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) and the Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) present the inaugural Paint it Orange Plein Air Paint Out and Wet Paint Sale! For three days, artists are invited to paint the sites of Orange County, NC, including the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. Find more information here

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Oct
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

“The Death of Benjamin Gant”

  • Western Regional Archives, NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free discussion on the teachings of Thomas Wolfe and reviving his literary reputation through the powerful story of the death of Ben Gant. Also, featuring selections from the film co-produced by Steve Agnew and Tom Rash in association with Rock Creek Productions “A Prayer for Coherence: Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel,” revealing the profound impact of Thomas Wolfe on numerous writers including Robert Morgan, Pat Conroy, Charles Frazier, Elizabeth Kostova, William Gay, Ron Rash, and David Madden.

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Cape Fear Regional Theatre: Wait Until Dark
Oct
26
to Nov 12

Cape Fear Regional Theatre: Wait Until Dark

This season’s Classic Theatre Series production by Frederick Knott is best known for the 1967 film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn. Set in an apartment in 1960s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theater’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman.  With the help of his criminal sidekicks and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll cannot be found and darkness falls, the situations spins out of control and the game comes to a deadly end.

Tickets available here

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North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading
Oct
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading

Malaprop’s Books welcomes some of the NC Arts Council’s newest literary fellowship recipients with an evening of readings, book signings and conversation.  Authors include:

Rebecca Gummere, creative nonfiction
Elisabeth Corley, poetry
Travis Mulhauser, fiction
Trace Ramsey, creative nonfiction

Learn more here.

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Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance
Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance

  • Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Boone (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The talented dancers of Ailey II are renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances. Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company presents vibrant performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s outstanding emerging choreographers.

Learn more here.

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Surry County Arts Council Presents - Romeo & Juliet
Oct
27
to Oct 30

Surry County Arts Council Presents - Romeo & Juliet

The Surry Arts Players present this classic romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconciled their feuding families. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. except for the 3 p.m. Sunday matinee. All performances are reserved seats with tickets sold in advance, unless otherwise noted. You can also order tickets online or by calling the Surry Arts Council at 336.786.7998 or stop by their offices in the Lower Level of the Andy Griffith Playhouse. More info here

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2017 Oyster and Shrimp Festival
Oct
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

2017 Oyster and Shrimp Festival

This will mark the 16th Annual October Oyster and Shrimp Festival, an annual fundraiser for the Burke Arts Council.  Admission is free with food and drink available for purchase. 

CONTINUOUS LIVE MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Wilmington’s Chris Bellamy
Continental Divide

ON THE MENU
Fried and Steamed Oysters, Fried and Boiled Shrimp, Salt Potatoes, Clam Chowder, Barbecue, Hamburgers, plus all the fixings.
Local Craft Beer and Wine will also be available as well as soft drinks, coffee, and dessert.

IN THE GALLERY
The 2017 National Pastel Exhibition.
The gallery will be open throughout the day and there is no admission.

Learn more here.

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Stanly County Concert Association: Paul and Sophia Chandley Performance
Oct
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Stanly County Concert Association: Paul and Sophia Chandley Performance

Paul and Sophia Pavlenko Chandley are outstanding and internationally known musicians who  make their home in Troy, North Carolina. Sophia is an extraordinary talent in constant demand for her abilities as a soloist, ensemble player, accompanist and competition judge. A gifted prodigy, Sophia has over 300 serious competitions to her credit. On the international scene, she is regarded as one of the most gifted young Ukrainian composers and pianists of her generation. Her hometown is Kiev, Ukraine.

Paul Chandley received his undergraduate degree in performance from the University of North Carolina and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in performance from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Paul is perhaps best known as the moving and lifting half of the Paul and Sophia Duo Piano team. He is an experienced recitalist, winner of many piano competitions, a Rotary Scholar where he served in Germany and Austria. Paul has 36 years’ experience as a church music director and 22 years as an opera coach and director. Find more information here.
 

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UNCW presents Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE
Nov
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

UNCW presents Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington Kenan Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through work, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. He is an advocate for the growth of the African American dance community and is instrumental in encouraging young dancers to choreograph and to develop careers in dance.

Brown’s choreography is in high demand. He has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and others. He choreographed Regina Taylor’s award-winning play, Crowns and won an AUDELCO Award for his work on that production. “I hope that when people see the work, their spirits are lifted. I am interested in sharing perspectives through modern dance, theater and kinetic storytelling. I want my work to be evidence of these perspectives,” says Brown.

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SPEAK UP!
Nov
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

SPEAK UP!

Speak Up! is an annual poetry performance event that began as a celebration of literary arts also approaches community concerns with a theme for each installment. The organizers are partnering with Little Brother Brewing for the third installment which will feature all-female poetry performances and raise funds for Women AdvaNCe on at 7 p.m. Nov. 3rd.

Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance at and $20 at the door. Students can buy tickets at the door for $10.00 with a valid student ID. Food and beverages will be available throughout the evening for purchase from Litter Brother Brewing. All ticket proceeds and a portion of beverages will benefit Women AdvaNCe. A special #shepersists beer will also be on sale with a proceeds going to Women AdvaNCe.

The dais will includes spoken word poets, artists, educators and activists with the theme #shepersists. Please contact Antionette Kerr akerr@thewritefolks.net if you want to be included in the program (space is limited to 10). The poetrytopics will range from original pieces and inspirational poems by female artists. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and an open mic session will follow the show. Learn more here

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North Carolina Writers Network 2017 Fall Conference Banquet
Nov
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

North Carolina Writers Network 2017 Fall Conference Banquet

  • Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference, November 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, will bring together North Carolina’s extensive artistic and cultural community for a full weekend of classes, readings, screenings, camaraderie, and more.

On Saturday night, the Fall Conference Network Banquet will celebrate fifty years of the North Carolina Arts Council with special guest Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. As Secretary, Hamilton has focused on economic development, ensuring children and families have a chance to succeed by encouraging companies to bring well-paying jobs to Southeastern NC. She is also a strong advocate for preserving Wilmington’s historic district.

Register here

 

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27th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival
Nov
9
8:30pm 8:30pm

27th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival

Featuring Paideia, Megan Payne, and Chris Yon

Each year, the NC Dance Festival, a program coordinated by Greensboro-based Dance Project, brings professional modern and contemporary dance choreography from NC artists to audiences across the state. This season to better represent the variety of ways NC artists are expressing themselves, we will present NCDF shows in both traditional stage spaces and non-traditional spaces that are better suited to experimental dance work. All of our performance venues will be community spaces, outside of college/university campuses.

This 2017 season is dedicated to the late Andrea Lawson, Music, Dance and Community Engagement Director for the NC Arts Council, in honor of her constant support of dance and art in NC and the NC Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary season.

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The Underpants
Nov
10
to Nov 12

The Underpants

  • The Gallery Theater, Ahoskie (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A play by Carl Sternheim, adaptation by Steve Martin, and directed by Ralph Hewitt

The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

Additional performances the following weekend - November 17-19.

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Raleigh Concert Band Fall Formal Concert - "Wind Spirits"
Nov
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Raleigh Concert Band Fall Formal Concert - "Wind Spirits"

  • Needham B. Broughton High School, Raleigh (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You won't have to do any sprinting to enjoy this concert -- we'll take care of the wind sprints for you!  The Raleigh Concert Band's fall formal concert features ethereal and energetic selections including The Wind in the Willows, Prokofiev's March Op. 99, Samuel Hazo's Exhultate, and the finale to Shostakovich's Symphony No 5.

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27th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival
Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

27th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival

  • Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featuring Rachel Barker, JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company, Natalie Marrone & the Dance Cure, Ramya Kapadia, Courtney Owen-Muir, and Matt Pardo

Each year, the NC Dance Festival, a program coordinated by Greensboro-based Dance Project, brings professional modern and contemporary dance choreography from NC artists to audiences across the state. This season to better represent the variety of ways NC artists are expressing themselves, we will present NCDF shows in both traditional stage spaces and non-traditional spaces that are better suited to experimental dance work. All of our performance venues will be community spaces, outside of college/university campuses.

This 2017 season is dedicated to the late Andrea Lawson, Music, Dance and Community Engagement Director for the NC Arts Council, in honor of her constant support of dance and art in NC and the NC Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary season.

Learn more here

 

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Lenoir-Rhyne Visiting Writers Series Highlights NC Arts Council Literary Fellowship Recipients
Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lenoir-Rhyne Visiting Writers Series Highlights NC Arts Council Literary Fellowship Recipients

  • Belk Centrum at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every year for the past 25 years, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series (VWS) has provided outstanding literary arts programming that is free and open to the public. On November 16, the VWS welcomes some of the NC Arts Council’s newest literary fellowship recipients for readings, book signings and conversation.  Authors include:

Angela Davis-Gardner, fiction
Patrice Gopo, creative nonfiction
Allison Hutchcraft, creative nonfiction

Learn more here.

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Southern Documentary Fund Fresh Docs: While I Breathe
Nov
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Southern Documentary Fund Fresh Docs: While I Breathe

The Southern Documentary Fund dedicates is 2017-2018 Works-in-Progress screenings to the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary. 

JIn South Carolina, statewide officials have been, for more than a century, white men. But in 2010, South Carolinians elected the first woman, an Indian-American, to the Governorship. Now in 2014, Bakari Sellers–one of the youngest sitting members of the South Carolina House of Representatives–is running to be the first African American elected to statewide office since 1874. The son of Cleveland Sellers, a prominent 1960s Civil Rights Activist in South Carolina, Bakari understands the the historically difficult race relations in the American South. Although he is running for office in a state where the Confederate flag flies on the state house grounds, Bakari is focused on the future. His campaign platform centers on providing better educational opportunities to students and strengthening the care available to South Carolina’s eldest citizens. “Our race is not about what South Carolina was, what it is, but it’s about what South Carolina can be,” he says. But as a Democrat in a red state, Bakari has a tough race ahead. News media consistently place Bakari behind his well-liked and well-established Republican opponent, Henry McMaster. And South Carolinians have not elected a Democrat to state office since 2006. But one hundred days before election day, Bakari seems to be gaining ground. Will Bakari be able to attract enough bipartisan support in a divided state? Can he make history by becoming the first African American Lieutenant governor in South Carolina in more than a century? This film will follow Bakari and his campaign during the last month of his race, documenting the ins and outs and ups and downs of running for statewide office. In doing so, the film will explore the larger roles of race and partisanship in American politics today.

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Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: Masters of the 19th Century
Nov
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: Masters of the 19th Century

With a repertoire that spans centuries and presents exciting guests such as flutist Mimi Stillman, violinist Tim Fain, and Young Concert Artist International Audition 2016 winner Nathan Lee on piano, the Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle's 2017-2018 season, that is dedicated to our 50th Anniversary, is one you’ll want to be a part of. Find more information here.

J. Brahms                Variations on a theme by Haydn

A. Dvorak                 Violin concerto           

                             Tim Fain – violin

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Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: 20th Century Luminaries
Jan
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: 20th Century Luminaries

With a repertoire that spans centuries and presents exciting guests such as flutist Mimi Stillman, violinist Tim Fain, and Young Concert Artist International Audition 2016 winner Nathan Lee on piano, the Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle's 2017-2018 season, that is dedicated to our 50th Anniversary, is one you’ll want to be a part of. Find more information here.

J. Corigliano                Voyage for string orchestra

A. Copland                  Appalachian spring

A. Schoenberg Chamber Symphony n. 2

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Southern Documentary Fund Fresh Docs: In the Executioner's Shadow
Jan
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Southern Documentary Fund Fresh Docs: In the Executioner's Shadow

The Southern Documentary Fund dedicates is 2017-2018 Fresh Docs screenings to the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary. 

What would you do if someone murdered, raped, or tortured someone you love? This is not a question we ever want to think about. Our gut reaction is one of outrage. But it is a question that Vicki and Syl Scheiber had to face when their daughter was raped and killed. It is a question Karen Brassard struggles to come to terms with after she, her family, and best friend are severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. It is a question that former Virginia state executioner, Jerry Givens, continues to deliberate after performing 62 executions. It is a question increasingly in the spotlight of wrongful convictions, botched executions, and a broken justice system. Isn’t it time we have an honest discussion about why the death penalty still exists? In the Executioner’s Shadow takes us into Jerry’s rarely seen world of death row and execution. It reveals layers of moral conflict when Karen attends the trial of the accused bomber, a young man the same age as her son. It exposes the vagaries of justice when Vicki and Syl defy the prosecutor to fight for the life of their daughter’s murderer. This film challenges us to question justice in ways we’ve never done before. 

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Southern Documentary Fund Fresh Docs: Black Beach / White Beach
Feb
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Southern Documentary Fund Fresh Docs: Black Beach / White Beach

The Southern Documentary Fund dedicates is 2017-2018 Fresh Docs screenings to the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary. 

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two national motorcycle festivals are held over the weeks around the Memorial Day holiday. One festival is primarily white, the other is predominantly black. While bikers of both colors enjoy both festivals, the city, community, and state have a vastly different way of looking at these two festivals, creating a divide among the participants, business owners, and residents. Against the backdrop of the historical relevance of the area’s segregated past, this documentary explores opposing viewpoints on segregation and integration, mutual love of motorcycle culture, and racial tensions that reach a boiling point every spring in this southern beach mecca.

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Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: Resplendent Gems
Feb
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: Resplendent Gems

With a repertoire that spans centuries and presents exciting guests such as flutist Mimi Stillman, violinist Tim Fain, and Young Concert Artist International Audition 2016 winner Nathan Lee on piano, the Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle's 2017-2018 season, that is dedicated to our 50th Anniversary, is one you’ll want to be a part of. Find more information here.

A. Dvorak                   Notturno for strings

A. Dvorak                   Serenade for winds

F. Mendelssohn           Octet

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 Pan Harmonia: JS Bach’s 333rd Birthday Bash plus Joseph Boulogne, aka “The Black Mozart”
Mar
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Pan Harmonia: JS Bach’s 333rd Birthday Bash plus Joseph Boulogne, aka “The Black Mozart”

Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano • Kate Steinbeck, flute  • Rosalind Buda, bassoon

Mariya Potapova and Karen Pommerich, violin • Kara Poorbaugh, viola

Pan Harmonia's 18th season is dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council. 

Photo by Micah MacKenzie

www.PanHarmonia.org

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Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: Beethoven, The Michaelangelo of Music
Mar
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: Beethoven, The Michaelangelo of Music

With a repertoire that spans centuries and presents exciting guests such as flutist Mimi Stillman, violinist Tim Fain, and Young Concert Artist International Audition 2016 winner Nathan Lee on piano, the Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle's 2017-2018 season, that is dedicated to our 50th Anniversary, is one you’ll want to be a part of. Find more information here.

The Horst & Ruth Mary Meyer Memorial Concert

L. Cherubini                Overture

L. van Beethoven        Symphony n. 3

L. van Beethoven        Piano concerto n. 5

                             Nathan Lee – piano

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RE:Dress Fashion Show
Apr
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

RE:Dress Fashion Show

RE:Design Fashion Show ~ “Where art, EcoGlam & fashion intersect”
The eco-friendly Earth Day fashion show where artists (designers) create handcrafted fashions including jewelry & shoes from recycled materials to be showcased on the runway.

Free admission but RSVP preferred

Learn more here.

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Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: A Touch of French Elegance
May
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: A Touch of French Elegance

With a repertoire that spans centuries and presents exciting guests such as flutist Mimi Stillman, violinist Tim Fain, and Young Concert Artist International Audition 2016 winner Nathan Lee on piano, the Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle's 2017-2018 season, that is dedicated to our 50th Anniversary, is one you’ll want to be a part of. Find more information here.

J. Ibert                         Divertissement

C. Gounod                  Symphony n. 2

C. Griffes                    Poem

Chaminade                  Concertino

Mimi Stillman – flute

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Pan Harmonia: Welcome to the Bassooniverse!
May
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Pan Harmonia: Welcome to the Bassooniverse!

  • St. James Episcopal Church, Black Mountain (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Admission-Free Concerts for the Community

Music of Michel Corrette, Alan Ridout, Amber Ferenz Spuller, Bill Douglas, and more

Rosalind Buda • Jennifer Anderson • Susan Cohen • Will Peebles, bassoon

Pan Harmonia's 18th season is dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council. 

www.PanHarmonia.org

Photo by Zipperer

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Pan Harmonia: Welcome to the Bassooniverse!
May
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

Pan Harmonia: Welcome to the Bassooniverse!

Admission-Free Concerts for the Community

Music of Michel Corrette, Alan Ridout, Amber Ferenz Spuller, Bill Douglas, and more

Rosalind Buda • Jennifer Anderson • Susan Cohen • Will Peebles, bassoon

Pan Harmonia's 18th season is dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council. 

www.PanHarmonia.org

Photo by Zipperer

 

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High Point Arts Council: 47th Annual Day in the Park Festival
Sep
16
11:00am11:00am

High Point Arts Council: 47th Annual Day in the Park Festival

  • High Point City Lake Park, Jamestown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 47th Annual Day in the Park Festival is dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council. The festival will feature music from the mountains to the sea of North Carolina. The Day in the Park festival is a family-friendly festival with 3 stages of entertainment, free art activities for children, arts and craft vendors, plus much more.

Nestled in the beautiful High Point City Lake Park, the festival is presented by the High Point Arts Council in cooperation with the High Point Parks & Recreation Department. Admission is free!

Learn more here.

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America Together: Concert for the Community
Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

America Together: Concert for the Community

Pianist Lara Downes is joined by Alexander Bernstein to pay tribute to his father, acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein, focusing the program around American music and the importance of understanding our history to be better informed about the present.
The presentation is free and open to the public and will broadcast on UNC-TV. The concert is dedicated to NC Arts Council's 50th Anniversary.
VIP Reception to follow.

Please contact Chamber Music Raleigh for more information at info@chambermusicraleigh.org.
 

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11th Annual Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention
Sep
14
to Sep 16

11th Annual Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention

  • Shakori Hills, Silk Hope, NC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention is three-day event for musicians, dancers and music-lovers on a beautiful 72-acre site in the heart of Chatham County. Hoppin’ John combines the elements and musical contests of a traditional fiddlers’ convention with its own unique educational and family programming. The event offers contests in old-time and bluegrass band and instruments, square dances, workshops, musician showcases and concerts, along with family activities and a hoppin’ john cook-off. Being the only event of this nature in the Piedmont, Hoppin’ John preserves the playing styles and traditional music of our immediate region — keeping it alive and teaching it to the next generation. Find more information here

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Full Bloom Film Festival
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Full Bloom Film Festival

  • Various venues in Statesville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Iredell Arts Council, one of the sponsors of the Full Bloom Film Festival, celebrates its partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16 when film lovers and filmmakers enjoy quality, diverse cinema during the three day event schedule in and around historic downtown Statesville. The Festival is organized by a group of area business leaders, film enthusiasts and volunteers. The Festival is a collaborative effort supported by: City of Statesville  Iredell Arts Council, Iredell-Statesville Schools, Mitchell Community College, Statesville Chamber of Commerce and Statesville Recreation and Parks Department.

Learn more here.

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On the Same Page Literary Festival
Sep
12
to Sep 16

On the Same Page Literary Festival

  • Downtown West Jefferson (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ashe County Arts Council presents the 10th Anniversary of On the Same Page Literary Festival, a celebration of reading and writing!  Events take place September 12-16, 2017 in West Jefferson and this year’s featured authors include Joseph Bathanti, Mark de Castrique, Georgann Eubanks, Philip Gerard, Tim Gautreaux, John Hart, Bob Inman, DG Martin, Jill McCorkle, and Edward Kelsey Moore.  Writing workshops, author readings, Q&A, dining events, music and more await you!  Most events are free, some require reservations and a fee. Learn more here.

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Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors - NCAC: 50th Panel
Sep
9
12:15pm12:15pm

Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors - NCAC: 50th Panel

  • Calvary Moravian Church Sanctuary, Winston-Salem (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrating 50 Years of the NC Arts Council and Writing with Award-winning Authors, Jaki Shelton Green, Allan Gurganus, and Jill McCorkle. 

Panel moderated by Ed Southern, Executive Director of the NC Writers' Network

Jaki Shelton Green’s work has been published in The Crucible, Essence Magazine, and Black Gold: An Anthology of Black Poetry among others. Green received the 2003 NC Award for Literature, the 2007 Samuel Talmadge Ragan Award for contributions to the Fine Arts of NC, and the 2009 inaugural NC Piedmont Laureate. In 2014, she was inducted into the NC Literary Hall of Fame.

Allan Gurganus is a NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee and author of The Practical Heart,White PeopleLocal Souls, Decoy: A Novella, and Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, which spent eight months on The New York Times bestseller list. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Adaptations of his fiction have earned four Emmy awards.

Jill McCorkle is the author of four collections of short stories and five novels, including The Cheer LeaderJuly 7th, and Life After Life. Her writing has appeared in The AtlanticThe Southern Review, and The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. She has received numerous awards including the New England Bestsellers Award, the John Dos Passos Prize, and the NC Award for Literature.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit: bookmarksnc.org / 336-747-1471

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Bob Trotman: Business as Usual Opening Reception
Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bob Trotman: Business as Usual Opening Reception

The UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture and Davidson College are proud to present the spirited and very timely works of Bob Trotman in Business As Usual at the Projective Eye Gallery and at the Van Every/Smith Galleries. Each venue will display different works. 

Bob Trotman was born in 1947 in Winston-Salem and for 42 years has maintained a studio in the foothills of Western North Carolina. Working mostly in wood, but also using motion, light, and sound, Trotman satirically suggests a confluence of power, privilege, and pretense that secretly, or not so secretly, shapes our world.

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National Folk Festival-  North Carolina Folklife Area
Sep
8
to Sep 10

National Folk Festival- North Carolina Folklife Area

The North Carolina Arts Council kicks-off its 50th anniversary celebration at the National Folk Festival when we present the North Carolina Folklife area. Generation Now! celebrates emerging masters of traditional music, craft, storytelling and performance poetry. Stop by for music, demonstrations and authentic shopping! The NFF in downtown Greensboro is a free, three-day event that celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture with more than 300 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, and more. NC Folklife area featuring NC artists

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Carolina Mountain Literary Festival - Songcatching: Old & New with Shelby Stephenson, Bruce Greene & Friends
Sep
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Carolina Mountain Literary Festival - Songcatching: Old & New with Shelby Stephenson, Bruce Greene & Friends

The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival's 12th annual festival begins with a musical journey featuring the imagination and creativity of the American spirit.  Americans were searching for a cultural identity in the 19th century, something that was truly American and would not reflect their European roots as much. This event will feature Tim Babb, Tim Clark, Rob Levin, koreloy mcwhirter, Jay Ponton, Minnie Powell, Ron Powell, John D. Richards, Susan Scoggins, Patrick and Cathy Larson Sky, and Roberta Whiteside.

Find the full festival schedule here.

 

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Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge
Sep
7
9:30am 9:30am

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area will host North Carolina Executive Director Wayne Martin during their annual meeting. He will present the latest data on Arts & Economic Prosperity of Western North Carolina. Martin will be joined by Ronni Lundy, award-winning author of the cookbook Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes. Registration is required for the event.

Learn more here.

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Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention
Sep
1
to Sep 3

Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention

The Happy Valley Fiddler's Convention's mission is to preserve and promote the cultural heritage and resources of Happy/Yadkin Valley through an annual music festival that highlights traditional old-time and bluegrass music and rural traditions, doing so in a way that provides wholesome family activities and protects our farmland and community values while promoting trust between the community and the event.

Visit their website for a complete schedule of events. 

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An Appalachian Evening - The Kruger Brothers
Aug
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

An Appalachian Evening - The Kruger Brothers

  • Stecoach Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Swiss brothers Uwe Kruger on guitar, and Jens Kruger on banjo, team up with bassist Joel Landsberg. Kruger Brothers performances are exciting, calming, entertaining and spontaneous all-in-one, exhibiting their sheer joy in playing music. Although each of these musicians has earned high credit for his skills individually, it is the interaction of the three together which makes their music so uniquely special. 

Adults $30; Students/K-12 $10; plus tax. Purchase Tickets. All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Featured artisan Nina Fette.

Presented by the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.

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An Appalachian Evening - The Jeff Little Trio
Aug
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

An Appalachian Evening - The Jeff Little Trio

  • Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable one. His distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flatpicked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision and clarity.

Adults $25; Students/K-12 $10; plus tax. Purchase Tickets. All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Featured artisan Susan Coe.

Presented by the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.

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