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Asheville -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM ( Sat., Sep. 8, 2018 - Thu., Jan. 31, 2019 )

Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center: 120 College Street Opening Celebration Featuring Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder

Performed by Theo Bleckmann, vocals; Ben Monder, guitar

Take a first look at BMCM+AC’s new home at 120 College Street with an inaugural concert by Grammy Award-nominated singer and composer Theo Bleckmann and jazz guitarist Ben Monder. For over 15 years, the Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Duo has been touring the U.S., Europe and Asia creating a unique approach to what might... Read More

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center. -- More information , http://www.blackmountaincollege.org
Free

Durham -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 10:15 AM ( Wed., Jan. 9, 2019 - Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 )

Regulator Bookshop: Preschool Storytime

Performed by Amy Godfrey

Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. For ages 2-5; siblings, caregivers, and grandparents welcome. Free.

Regulator Bookshop. -- The Regulator Bookshop: RegulatorEvents@gmail.com, (919) 286-2700
Free

Apex -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 5:45 PM ( Wed., Jan. 9, 2019 - Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 )

Town of Apex Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department: Ballet & Contemporary Dance Classes

Performed by Instructor Desiree Perfetti

Suitable for beginners but specifically designed for those with expectations for a fast pace and more advanced dance form and artistry. Classical ballet technique and steps, leaps, turns and contemporary combinations will be covered.
Please wear appropriate dance attire for freedom of movement. Hair should be worn up and out of the face. Desiree Perfetti instructs. Limited to 10 participants. Ages 8-12. Jan 9 - Feb 13, Wednesdays 5:45 - 6:45pm.

Apex Community Center. , http://www.apexnc.org/peakconnect
$63 - 48

Durham -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Duke University Department of Music: Rare Music Lecture/Recital

Performed by Rebecca Cypess

"Musical Salons of the Enlightenment: Women and the Circulation of Taste" presents the sounds of salons of late eighteenth-century Europe, bringing together rare examples of musical works composed by salon hostesses and other pieces composed by the professional musicians in their circles. Featuring Duke Music alumna Sophie... Read More

Room 104, Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. -- (919) 660-3300 , http://www.music.duke.edu
Free

Chapel Hill -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Carol Woods Retirement Center: Jonathan Bagg and Emily Phelps

Performed by Jonathan Bagg, viola; Emily Phelps, piano

Auditorium, Carol Woods Retirement Community. -- 919-918-3372 , http://www.carolwoods.org
Free and open to the public.

Chapel Hill -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 )

PlayMakers Repertory Company: Jump

This funny, heartbreaking, and surprising new play takes us on a theatrical journey to a place where lights flicker, things fall from the sky, and a sister finds solace on a bridge. PlayMakers is proud to take part in the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of this work by emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson.
This play contains some course language and deals with themes of grief, depression, and suicidal ideation. We encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material.

Paul Green Theatre. -- 919-962-7529 , http://playmakersrep.org/show/jump/
$57 - $12

Wilmington -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

UNCW Presents: Jenny Scheinmann’s Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Jenny Scheinman’s Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait is a beautifully coordinated melding of music and film. It is a vivid image of small town life, morphing back and forth almost imperceptibly between black-and-white and color. In this new live music and film piece, acclaimed musician Jenny Scheinman invites us into... Read More

Kenan Auditorium. -- (910) 961-3500 , https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2018-2019/kannapolis.html
$50 - $20

Wilmington -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

UNCW Presents: Jenny Scheinman’s Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Performed by Jenny Scheinman

Jenny Scheinman’s Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait is a beautifully coordinated melding of music and film. It is a vivid image of small town life, morphing back and forth almost imperceptibly between black-and-white and color. In this new live music and film piece, acclaimed musician Jenny Scheinman invites us into... Read More

Kenan Auditorium. -- 910-962-3500 , https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2018-2019/index.html
$50 - $20

Blowing Rock -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM ( Thu., Jan. 17, 2019 - Thu., Feb. 28, 2019 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Doodlebug Club

Preschool-age children and a parent/guardian are invited to Doodlebug Club -- a fun, educational art program focused on basic art skills.

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (New Address). -- RSVP: jennifer@blowingrockmuseum.org , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org

Cary -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 27, 2019 )

The Cary Theater: Maria By Callas: In Her Own Words

The Cary Theater. -- 919-462-2051 , http://www.thecarytheater.com
$5

Sanford -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 )

Temple Theatre: A Second Helping: The Church Ladies' Basement Sequel

A Second Helping picks up the story in 1969 with the world changing. As Vietnam War protests swell and women everywhere demand equal pay for equal work, the finely tuned ladies running the church basement kitchen face changes of their own. From the elderly matriarch to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in... Read More

Temple Theatre. -- 919-774-4155 , http://templeshows.com/showsandevents/2018-19/second-helping-church-basement-ladies-sequel
$27 - $15

Blowing Rock -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Sunlight Makes it Sweeter: A Story of Sorghum Director's Screening

Performed by Fred Sauceman, director and guest speaker

The documentary looks at a family's sorghum mill located in Overton County in the predominantly-Mennonite community known as Muddy Pond. The main characters in the film are the Guenther family who after moving to Tennessee in the mid-1960s began growing and harvesting sorghum cane. Since 1981, members of the Guenther family have... Read More
Tickets are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Co-hosted by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (New Address). --  (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/
$5 - free

Apex -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Halle Cultural Arts Center: Christopher Robin

Family Movie Night at the Halle for All Ages. Spend a fun-filled evening viewing a film in our cozy theatre. We set up tables and ONLY 80 chairs for this special event. Enjoy a slice or two of pizza while watching the movie. Additionally, bottled water, fruit, and dessert is included while you sit back and enjoy the show.
TICKETS: $5/person OR $2/children 2 & under

Halle Cultural Arts Center. -- (919)249-1120, halleculturalartscenter@apexnc.org , http://www.TheHalle.org
$5 - $2

Raleigh -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM

ARTS NC STATE: In the Realms of the Self-Taught

Performed by Roger Manley

Every town has at least one – a house covered with hubcaps or homemade signs or flattened beer cans, or surrounded with hundreds of dolls dangling from the trees, or shaped like a flying saucer – the kind of places one might take friends from out of town when one wants to amaze them with something really local and... Read More

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- 919.513.1800 , http://www.gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Asheville -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Lenoir-Rhyne University: Sisters in Words: Fiction, Nonfiction, and the Creative Process

Performed by Elizabeth Kostova and Victoria Johnson

Kostova and Johnson will read from their latest works, Kostova's The Shadow Land and Johnson's American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic. A discussion on the creative process will follow, facilitated by Laura Hope-Gill, assistant professor of writing and... Read More
The event will be presented by the Asheville Center’s Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative and the Yale Association of Western North Carolina.

Asheville Center. , http://lr.edu/publicevents
Free

Cary -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 27, 2019 )

The Cary Theater: Maria By Callas: In Her Own Words

The Cary Theater. -- 919-462-2051 , http://www.thecarytheater.com
$5

Durham -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Regulator Bookshop: Frank Hyman

The Regulator welcomes Frank Hyman, author of Hentopia: Create a Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens, for a reading, book signing, and demonstration. 

Regulator Bookshop. -- Mackenzie Deater, mackenzie.deater@storey.com The Regulator Bookshop: RegulatorEvents@gmail.com, (919) 286-2700
Free

Raleigh -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 )

Burning Coal Theatre Company: Ashe in Johannesburg

In the late 1960's and early 1970's, a meteor shot across the world of professional sports- a young African American man named Arthur Ashe.  He won the US Open in 1968, becoming the first black man to win a ‘major’. He won the Australian Open in 1975, wearing the 'whites' of the All-England Club, and went on to... Read More
Tickets: $25 general admission; $20 seniors; $15 students, teachers, and active military.

Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School. -- 919-834-4001, info@burningcoal.org , http://www.burningcoal.org
$25 - $15

Durham -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 )

StreetSigns, UNC Chapel Hill Dept. of Communications Studies: The Talk

In 2015, as police brutality swept the country, Sonny Kelly, a young African-American father, found himself struggling to explain the state of the nation to his young son. Out of that frustration grew The Talk, a project that weaves together Kelly’s scholarly work as a Ph.D. student in UNC Chapel Hill’s... Read More
Every performance will conclude with a talkback with Sonny Kelly and panels of experts including scholars, representatives of local law enforcement, educators, and civic leaders. Tickets for preview night are $5 on Thursday, Jan. 24. Tickets $5 - $20. Thursday performances are $15. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays,... Read More

The Fruit. -- streetsignscenter@gmail.com , https://www.piedmontperformancefactory.org/on-stage
$20 - $5

Salisbury -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 - Sat., Jan. 26, 2019 )

Lee Street Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10

Lee Street Theatre and Performing Arts Center, Tom and Martha Smith Event Center. -- (704) 310-5507 , http://www.leestreet.org
$17.55 - $10

Greenville -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM

East Carolina University School of Music: Brian Lin

Prizewinner, Hilton Head, Virginia Waring and Lennox International piano competitions.

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. -- 252-328-6851
Free and open to the public.

Chapel Hill -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 )

PlayMakers Repertory Company: Jump

This funny, heartbreaking, and surprising new play takes us on a theatrical journey to a place where lights flicker, things fall from the sky, and a sister finds solace on a bridge. PlayMakers is proud to take part in the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of this work by emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson.
This play contains some course language and deals with themes of grief, depression, and suicidal ideation. We encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material.

Paul Green Theatre. -- 919-962-7529 , http://playmakersrep.org/show/jump/
$57 - $12

Raleigh -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 )

Burning Coal Theatre Company: Ashe in Johannesburg

Performed by Burning Coal Theatre Company

This will be the world premiere of emerging playwright Hannah Benitez’ new work Ashe in Johannesburg about the African American tennis superstar Arthur Ashe. Jerome Davis, Burning Coal’s artistic director, will direct.
$25 Regular, $20 Senior Discount, $15 Student / Active Military Discount, $15 Group (per person), $15 Thursdays, $5 Student Rush

Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School. -- 919.834.4001 , http://www.burningcoal.org/
$25 - $5

Winston-Salem -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM

UNC School of the Arts: Jazz Ensemble

Performed by UNCSA Jazz Ensemble; Ron Rudkin, director

Our award-winning Jazz Ensemble performs a program of varied Big Band jazz styles, including traditional swing, Latin, fusion and contemporary, in an exciting new venue in downtown Winston-Salem. The concert will feature the group’s most talented jazz soloists and highlight different sections of the band.
$20 Regular/$15 Student with valid ID

The Ramkat. -- 336-721-1945 , http://www.uncsa.edu/performances
$20 - $15

Charlotte -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Sat., Jan. 19, 2019 - Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 )

Opera Carolina: Carmen

Carmen (played by Alyson Cambridge) drinks, smokes and gets what she wants. But her gypsy spirit will ultimately prove her undoing. When she chooses bullfighter Escamillo over Don Jose, she meets her demise. Yet she’s not tragic. She would rather live fully than play it safe. Even in death, Carmen is a feminist heroine.
Tickets on sale August 1.

Belk Theater. -- (704) 332-7177 , http://www.operacarolina.org
$21