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Raleigh -- Sun., May 9, 2021 ( Sat., Feb. 13, 2021 - Sun., Jul. 11, 2021 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Golden Mummies of Egypt

Golden Mummies of Egypt examines hopes and fears about the afterlife during the era when Egypt was part of the Greek and Roman worlds (circa 300 B.C.E.–200 A.D.). Wealthy members of this multicultural society still hoped for their dead to be transformed by the expensive process of mummification. By being covered... Read More
Rescheduled from September 2020. Member tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 18; for nonmembers, Wednesday, December 9. Tickets are $20 for nonmember adults, $17 for seniors, and $14 for youth ages 7–18. More information is available ... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- More information , http://www.ncartmuseum.org
$20 - $14

Durham -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM ( Sun., Jan. 17, 2021 - Sun., May. 16, 2021 )

American Dance Festival (ADF): Technique, Musicality, and the Joy of Movement with Gerri Houlihan

These classes are offered to dancers of various skill levels to bring us together in an open and supportive way and connect us all to our love for dance and community. Grounded in the fundamentals of traditional modern technique, particularly the work of José Limón, the class focuses on concepts of alignment, core... Read More
January 17-May 16 Sundays, 1:00-2:15PM ET  $10 per class

American Dance Festival studios. -- Register online or through the MindBody app. , http://www.americandancefestival.org
$10

Sanford -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM ( Thu., Apr. 29, 2021 - Sun., May. 9, 2021 )

Temple Theatre: Carolina Country Cabaret

Temple Theatre is excited to present Carolina Country Cabaret, a foot-stomping night of music celebrating classic and contemporary country music with Temple Theatre’s unique, down home spin. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a concert style show (or enjoy live-streamed from home!) featuring such favorite country hits... Read More
Audience capacity is limited to 100 patrons per performance with social distancing and CDC precautions in place. For patrons wanting to enjoy the show at home, on-demand tickets are also available.

Temple Theatre. -- (919) 774-4155 , http://www.templeshows.com

Davidson -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM ( Fri., May. 7, 2021 - Sun., May. 9, 2021 )

Davidson Community Players: Strolling With Shakespeare

With DCP as your guide, guests will stroll to six different downtown Davidson locations where popular scenes from Shakespeare’s works will be performed by our wonderful actors. This special event is free of charge and brought to you through the generosity of The Town of Davidson, Carrburritos, Main Street Books, and... Read More
Location starts on the Davidson Village Green, then walking within 1 block radius. Folding chairs or blankets recommended to bring between locations. Wheelchair accessible. Admission is FREE but reservations are required.

Davidson Village Green. -- boxoffice@davidsoncommunityplayers.org , http://www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org/
Free, registration required.

Chapel Hill -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM ( Sat., May. 8, 2021 - Sun., May. 9, 2021 )

Pittsboro Youth Theater: Descendants Musical

Our shows will be performed amphitheater-style to audiences in socially distant seating pods. The Southern Village seating area is grass. Attendees in the front half of rows of Pods must sit on the ground or in lawn/beach chairs they bring with seats less than 8-inches off the ground. Higher chairs will not be allowed in... Read More

Market Square, Southern Village. -- Email us at pytensemble@gmail.com. , http://pittsboroyouththeater.com/

Sun., May 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM ( Fri., May. 7, 2021 - Sun., May. 9, 2021 )

A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute (UNCSA), UNC School of the Arts: Spring Opera - French Opera Double Bill

The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute presents two one-act French operas from the 20th  century.  First, Gabriel Pierné’s Sophie Arnould. Sophie was a famous singer during the time of the last half of the 18th century. In her retirement, her former lover Duvall makes a visit and a long-held secret... Read More
Event is free but advanced registration is suggested. Register at www.uncsa.edu/performances.

Online. -- 336-721-1945 , http://www.uncsa.edu/performances
Free, registration recommended.

Wilmington -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington Symphony Orchestra: Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra Second Sunday Concert

This Sunday will feature a youth jazz quartet playing a concert of familiar jazz standards.

Cameron Art Museum. , http://www.cameronartmuseum.org

Asheboro -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 2:30 PM ( Fri., May. 7, 2021 - Sun., May. 16, 2021 )

RhinoLeap Productions: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A wildly funny musical that follows a group of six teens vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the contestants spell their way through a series of increasingly crazy words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing "ding" of the bell... Read More
Limited seating: 150 per performance.

George Washington Carver Center. -- FIRST PERFORMANCES: $10 All Other Performances: $15 (Balcony) and $25 (Orchestra) Season Subscriptions: $75 (one ticket to each of the four productions) Tickets available at www.rhinoleap.com Tickets to ALL RhinoLeap productions are free for ALL high school and college students living in Randolph County.  Just show up to ANY performance 30 minutes before showtime to get your free ticket.   , http://www.rhinoleap.com
$

Sun., May 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music: UNC Wind Ensemble

UNC Wind Ensemble, directed by Evan Feldman

Online. , http://youtube.com/c/UNCDepartmentofMusic/
Free

Newton -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM ( Fri., May. 7, 2021 - Sun., May. 16, 2021 )

The Green Room Community Theatre: Always a Bridesmaid

Always A Bridesmaid by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten.  In this zany comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, this Southern friends-for-life are still... Read More
$18 for adults, $16 for Seniors, $14 for Students (13+), & $8 for Children (12 and under).   Under current COVID-19 guidelines, The Green Room Community Theatre can now host audiences of up to 130 guests, with our general admission seating.  We have blocked off every other row and there will be 3 empty... Read More

The Green Room Community Theatre. -- 828-464-6583 , https://www.thegreenroomtheatre.org/
$18 - $8

Chapel Hill -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM ( Sat., May. 8, 2021 - Sun., May. 9, 2021 )

Pittsboro Youth Theater: Descendants Musical

Our shows will be performed amphitheater-style to audiences in socially distant seating pods. The Southern Village seating area is grass. Attendees in the front half of rows of Pods must sit on the ground or in lawn/beach chairs they bring with seats less than 8-inches off the ground. Higher chairs will not be allowed in... Read More

Market Square, Southern Village. -- Email us at pytensemble@gmail.com. , http://pittsboroyouththeater.com/

Sun., May 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM

East Carolina University School of Music, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival: Beethoven Project: FS In-Depth: The Final Four

Performed by Ara Gregorian and Thomas Sauer

Ara Gregorian and Thomas Sauer perform the final four Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin! The first six were presented in February 2021. In-depth looks at music and how it is brought to life, from the eyes and ears of our artists. What makes a performance great?... Read More
Tickets - $40 per household. Tickets provide access to all residency events live and on demand. Related Events: Wednesday, May 12 - 7:45pm: One-on-One with Ara and Tom Friday, May 14 - 7:45pm: Concert... Read More

Online. -- fourseasons@ecu.edu, 252-328-6019 , http://www.fourseasons.ecu.edu
$40 per household

Concord -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Cabarrus Arts Council: Dinner for the Arts

Ticket includes a three-course dinner, live music by the Springer and Cagle, an art demonstration with Regina Burchett, and a behind-the-scenes brewery tour.
We'll seat you at a table with your friends only. Drinks and dinners are brought to each person individually. Masks are required. This is a limited ticketed event to allow social distancing.

Cabarrus Brewing Company. -- (704) 920-2787, info@cabarrusartscouncil.org , https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre-link/dinner-for-the-arts

Sun., May 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music: UNC Viol Consort

UNC Viol Consort, directed by Brent Wissick

Online. , http://youtube.com/c/UNCDepartmentofMusic/
Free

Asheville -- Sun., May 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., May. 7, 2021 - Sat., May. 22, 2021 )

Montford Park Players: A Comedy of Errors

Slapstick and farce abound in one of the Bard’s early plays. See where he honed his penchant for puns, word play and mistaken identities. Directed by Mandy Bean.
Registration required; tickets are pay what you can. Lawn chair rentals are available

Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. -- For more information email info@montfordparkplayers.org , https://www.montfordparkplayers.org/
Pay What You Can; Suggested $15 - $10

Mon., May 10, 2021 ( Tue., Apr. 20, 2021 - Mon., May. 10, 2021 )

Montford Park Players: Open Auditions for The Sword in the Stone

The Montford Park Players announces open auditions for the family show The Sword in the Stone, by Shaan Sharma, to be directed by Kristi DeVille. Rehearsal will begin in late May, and the show will run Friday, July 30 to Saturday, August 28.   The... Read More
To audition: 1) fill out and submit the audition form. Headshots and resumes are appreciated, but not required. 2) Record an audition video (you can do so on your phone) and upload according to instructions on the website. 3) Virtual Auditions will be accepted until midnight... Read More

Online. -- For more information email info@montfordparkplayers.org , https://www.montfordparkplayers.org/
Free

Raleigh -- Mon., May 10, 2021 ( Wed., Mar. 3, 2021 - Mon., May. 10, 2021 )

Arts Access, Inc., Block Gallery: Art Unblocked 2021

Arts Access, in partnership with the City of Raleigh's Block Gallery, is excited to host an exhibition titled Art Unblocked 2021, featuring works of art created by emerging and established artists with disabilities.  This exhibition is a part of the Arts Access Series of Fortunate Events (SOFE), which highlights... Read More
Block Gallery open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Miriam Block Gallery at Raleigh Municipal Building. , https://raleighnc.gov/news/2021-03-04-art-unblocked-2021-exhibition-open-now
Free

Mon., May 10, 2021 ( Mon., Mar. 1, 2021 - Mon., Jun. 21, 2021 )

OdysseyStage Theatre: The Suffragist Project

Experience the fight for women’s right to vote in The Suffragist Project presented by OdysseyStage. This collection of short plays, written by the Triangle Playwrights, explores the 70+ year fight for woman’s enfranchisement. Each episode depicts moments from the movement, bringing to life well-known... Read More
The Suffragist Project will be accessible through most podcast platforms and directly via the OdysseyStage podcast channel at https://anchor.fm/odysseystage, as well as on YouTube. The show is free to access.  Listeners are encouraged to “pay what you can”... Read More

Online. , http://www.odysseystage.org
Pay What You Can

Wilmington -- Tue., May 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM ( Tue., May. 4, 2021 - Tue., May. 25, 2021 )

Cameron Art Museum: Beginning Drawing

Performed by Todd Carignan, instructor

Learn the basics to create beautiful charcoal drawings. Discover where to start, how to measure and create textures, and why lighting is so important.
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

Cameron Art Museum. , http://www.cameronartmuseum.org
$190 - $152

Wilmington -- Tue., May 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM ( Tue., May. 4, 2021 - Tue., May. 11, 2021 )

Cameron Art Museum: Youth Studio: Fantasy

Performed by Carolyn Faulkner, instructor

Youth Studio:  A pencil drawing will be created using images of trees or tree sections with branches and or leaves merging to become other things. Examples...branches become a person lounging in a tree, leaves become butterflies. Use your imagination!
CAM member: $36; Non-member: $45

Cameron Art Museum. , http://www.cameronartmuseum.org
$45 - $36

Wilmington -- Tue., May 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM ( Tue., May. 4, 2021 - Tue., Jun. 8, 2021 )

Cameron Art Museum: Intro to the Clay Studio

Performed by Renato Abbate, instructor

Get your hands in clay and develop the skills it takes to hand build decorative and functional vessels and objects. Gain confidence in experimentation and move to the wheel when ready!
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

Cameron Art Museum. , http://www.cameronartmuseum.org
$190 - $152

Tue., May 11, 2021 at 8:00 PM

JazzArts Charlotte: Conversations with Curtis: Jason Marsalis

This month, we sit down with NEA Jazz Master, drummer, vibraphonist, composer, and educator Jason Marsalis, the youngest of America's "First Family of Jazz." It’s been a tumultuous year for music, and for the Marsalis family with the loss of Marsalis patriarch, the great Ellis Marsalis. We’ll talk about the state of... Read More
Free on YouTube or Facebook Live.

Online. , http://www.thejazzarts.org
Free

Wilmington -- Wed., May 12, 2021 at 4:30 PM ( Wed., Apr. 7, 2021 - Wed., May. 12, 2021 )

Cameron Art Museum: Class: Kids' Metal

Performed by Instructor Renato Abbate

Afterschool introduction to working with metal. Try a variety of techniques and tools, including wire mobiles, relief copper, steel figures and blacksmithing.
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

Cameron Art Museum. , http://www.cameronartmuseum.org
$190 - $152

Wed., May 12, 2021 at 5:30 PM ( Wed., Apr. 14, 2021 - Wed., Sep. 8, 2021 )

Cucalorus, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: NC fILM Forum: The Business of Making Movies for a Living

April 14: Grants for Indie Filmmakers: Grants can sometimes feel like a mystery for filmmakers. We want to pull back the curtain for creatives and have a conversation with some key folks in North Carolina about this piece of potential film funding.  Come interact with questions or listen in to the discussion! Panelists... Read More
Register online.

Online. , http://www.cucalorus.org/nc-film-forum/
Free, registration recommended.

Wed., May 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Chamber Music Raleigh: Lecture with the Composers: Joan Tower

Online. -- Tickets: Call (919) 821-2030 or www.ChamberMusicRaleigh.org , http://www.ChamberMusicRaleigh.org