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Charlotte -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: CSO On Tap

Performed by Charlotte Symphony; Christopher James Lees, conductor

We're back On Tap at NoDa Brewing Company! Unwind with an evening full of great music, craft brews, and a lot of fun. Plus, a takeaway and beer on us. Cheers to that!

NoDa Brewery. , http://www.charlottesymphony.org/buytickets/
$15

Winston-Salem -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM

UNC School of the Arts: Bridging the Gap

Robert Young, saxophone, M. Maxwell Howard, piano and Timothy Sullivan, drum set, perform groove-oriented music aiming to blur the lines between classical and jazz. Join us for a concert full of new and creative music. 
$20 Regular/$15 Student with valid ID

Watson Chamber Music Hall. -- 336-721-1945, tickets available online. , http://www.uncsa.edu/performances
$20 - $15

Chapel Hill -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music: Keith Coons

Keith Koons and Donald Oehler, clarinet, and Steve Chicurel, piano. Music by Richard Rodney Bennett, William O. Smith, Louis Cahuzac, Gary Schocker, and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall. , http://www.music.unc.edu
Free

Greenville -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM

East Carolina University School of Music: CANCELLED: Faculty Artists: John Kramar and Eric Stellrecht

Cancelled due to illness.

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. -- 252-328-6851 , http://www.music.ecu.edu
Free and open to the public.

Winston-Salem -- Wed., Jan. 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM ( Wed., Jan. 8, 2020 - Wed., Jan. 29, 2020 )

Mixed Doubles: Tandem Lectures on Unrelated Topics

During each event of the 8-part series, the two speakers featured each evening will each present for 20 minutes on their topic, without making any references to the other speaker or topic. This will be followed by a 15-minute combined Q&A period during which anything can occur. We encourage the audience to get adventurous... Read More
THIS FREE SERIES begins January 8 at the Central Downtown Library (Jan 8, 15, 22, 29th) then moves to Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) on Thursdays (Feb 6, 20, 27, and Mar 5th). Programs start promptly at 6 pm, and social mingling begins at 5:30.

Forsyth County Central Library. , http://www.secca.org
Free and open to the public.

Davidson -- Wed., Jan. 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Davidson College Music Department: Charlie Chaplin’s The Cure

Performed by Ethan Uslan, piano

Join ragtime pianist, raconteur, and three-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest Ethan Uslan as he accompanies Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 silent film The Cure
Free and open to the public.

Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College. , http://www.davidson.edu/the-arts/ticket-office
Free and open to the public.

Raleigh -- Wed., Jan. 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM

North Carolina State University: Timothy Holley in Recital

$5 NC State Students, $10 NC State Faculty/Students at other universities/Seniors (60+) $12 General admission

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. -- 919-515-1100 , https://artsnowseries.wordpress.ncsu.edu/2019-2020-season/
$12 - $5

Chapel Hill -- Wed., Jan. 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Carol Woods Retirement Center: Jeanine and Friends

Performed by Jeanine Wynton, violin, Seth Horner, tuba and Grace Lin Anderson, cello.

Unterkagner Landler for Violin and Tuba, Jan Koetsier Sarabande from Cello Suite #5, Bach Blues in F for Unaccompanied Tuba, Michael Nickens Duo for Violin and Cello, Zoltan Koda'ly Passacaglia in G Minor for Violin and Cello; J. Halvorsen and G.F. Handel

Auditorium, Carol Woods Retirement Community. -- Ann Witherspoon, 919-918-3372
Free

Charlotte -- Wed., Jan. 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 16, 2020 - Sat., Feb. 8, 2020 )

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Philadelphia, 1959. Billie Holiday is giving one of her last performances, a riveting portrait of the lady and her music mere months before her death.
Thursday, January 16 @ 7:30 - Pay What You Can Night Friday, January 17 @ 8:00 PM - Preview, 50% Off Saturday, January 18 @ 8:00 PM - Preview, 50% Off

Hadley Theater, Queens University. -- 704-342-2251 , http://www.atcharlotte.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Scholars & Scones: Hugh Morton's Living Legacy, Grandfather Mountain

Museum Hours: Tue-Sat 10a-5p; closed Mondays Sun 12-4p (May-Oct) 

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. -- 828-295-9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$5 nonmembers, free for members

Winston-Salem -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): Alix Hitchcock: Natural Response Opening Reception

Alix Hitchcock’s colorful art on paper works range from gelatin plate monotype prints, encaustic wax monotype prints, to collages made from monotype prints. Hitchcock mines her relationship to the natural environment through compositions of humans, birds, sea animals, and tree forms. Many of the pieces' abstracted... Read More

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). , http://www.secca.org
Free and open to the public.

Hickory -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Lenoir-Rhyne University: Abigail DeWitt

The author of three novels, including The Boston Globe bestseller Dogs, Dewitt’s work is described as engrossing and ambitious by The New York Times. Her most recent novel, News of Our Loved Ones, was named an Editor’s Choice by both BookBrowse and the... Read More

Belk Centrum. , http://www.lr.edu/publicevents

Hickory -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Lenoir-Rhyne University: Abigail DeWitt, Visiting Writer-in-Residence

Abigail DeWitt, Visiting Writer-in-Residence

Belk Centrum. -- 828-328-7206 , http://www.lr.edu/
Free

Charlotte -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Davidson College Music Department, Steinway Piano Gallery: Chad Lawson

89.9 WDAV announces "Four Days of Steinway," a collaborative concert series presented through a partnership with Steinway Piano Gallery of the Carolinas and Free Range Brewing. Running Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26, the event will feature a different performer and style of music each day, each integrating a... Read More

Free Range Brewing.
Free and open to the public.

Charlotte -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Sat., Jan. 18, 2020 - Sat., Jan. 25, 2020 )

Opera Carolina: La Bohéme

Before the Broadway blockbuster Rent, Puccini brought the starving artist trope to exquisite life in La Bohème. Jonathan Larson’s musical about artists, squatting in squalor, was inspired by his love for Puccini’s opera. The characters in Rent are dying from AIDS. In La bohème,... Read More

Belk Theater. -- 704.372.1000, tickets available online. , http://www.operacarolina.org
$22+

Raleigh -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 - Sun., Jan. 26, 2020 )

Sweet Tea Shakespeare: MacBeth

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, legacy and evil, tells the story of the would-be king of Scotland and his wife, as they encounter witches, plot murders, and brew trouble on their way to the throne. Directed by actor, director, lyricist, and stage veteran KP Powell (American Shakespeare Center,... Read More
Advance tickets for performances: $17.50 general admission, $15 seniors/military, $10 student Tickets at the Door:  $25

Leggett Theatre at William Peace University. -- (910) 420-4383 ext. 1 , http://www.sweetteashakespeare.com/tickets/
$25 - $10

Raleigh -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 - Sun., Feb. 9, 2020 )

Burning Coal Theatre Company: Talley's Folly

Lanford Wilson’s beautiful and funny Pulitzer Prize winning 1980 play introduces us to Matt Friedman and Sally Talley, who come together, for better or for worse, in a gazebo on a river bank in Missouri in 1944.  The New York Times called the play “… a valentine to a classic romantic ideal: two lost souls... Read More

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

Winston-Salem -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 - Sun., Jan. 26, 2020 )

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem: Science Fiction Double Feature: Two Plays by Ray Bradbury

The evening will include performances of two of Bradbury’s one-act plays:  Kaleidoscope, a space adventure featuring a crew of six dealing with their own mortality, and Pillar of Fire, a futuristic horror story. 

Mountcastle Forum. -- (336) 725-4001 , http://www.ltofws.org
$15

Charlotte -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 16, 2020 - Sat., Feb. 8, 2020 )

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Philadelphia, 1959. Billie Holiday is giving one of her last performances, a riveting portrait of the lady and her music mere months before her death.
Thursday, January 16 @ 7:30 - Pay What You Can Night Friday, January 17 @ 8:00 PM - Preview, 50% Off Saturday, January 18 @ 8:00 PM - Preview, 50% Off

Hadley Theater, Queens University. -- 704-342-2251 , http://www.atcharlotte.org
$

Wilmington -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 - Sat., Jan. 25, 2020 )

North Carolina Jazz Festival: North Carolina Jazz Festival

The North Carolina Jazz Festival Celebrates 40 Years of World Class Jazz in Wilmington      One of the oldest jazz festivals in the country, the North Carolina Jazz Festival, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in January.  This 3-day event, held in the ballroom of the Hotel Ballast (formerly The... Read More
Ticket prices are Thurs. $40 general admission, Fri & Sat. $60 g/a. Each night $25 military, $15 students.  Patron tickets are $200. and include Fri. & Sat. evening concerts plus our special patron brunch at 10:30 Sat. morning, where the all-star musicians will play and socialize with our patrons, then... Read More

Hotel Ballast (formerly Wilmington Hilton Riverside). -- Tickets may be purchased from the NCJF website, E-Tix, or at the AudioLab at 5732 Oleander Dr., Wilmington. For more information please check our website www.ncjazzfestival.org, e-mail to ncjazzfest@yahoo .com or call 910-793-1111. , http://www.ncjazzfestival.org
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Greenville -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM

East Carolina University School of Music, North Carolina NewMusic Initiative: The Wavefield Ensemble

Pauline Oliveros’ 4 Pieces for Orchestra and Pierre Boulez’s Dérive 2  

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. -- 252-328-6851 , http://www.music.ecu.edu
Free and open to the public.

Raleigh -- Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 - Sun., Feb. 9, 2020 )

Raleigh Little Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Performed by Patrick Torres, director

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life... Read More
Sensory-Friendly Performance: February 9, 3:00pm. Sensory-friendly performances include modifications designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be RLT’s sixth production to include a... Read More

Raleigh Little Theatre Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. -- 919-821-3111 , http://www.raleighlittletheatre.org
$

Durham -- Fri., Jan. 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Duke University Department of Music: Musicology Lecture: Kelsey Klotz

Kelsey Klotz from UNC-Charlotte presents on “Dave Brubeck and the Performance of Whiteness”

Room 104, Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. -- (919) 684-4444 , http://www.tickets.duke.edu
Free

Blowing Rock -- Fri., Jan. 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM ( Fri., Jan. 24, 2020 - Sat., Jan. 25, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Cork & Canvas: Winterfest

Advance registration required; 2 dates available.
Museum Hours: Tue-Sat 10a-5p; closed Mondays Sun 12-4p (May-Oct) 

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. -- 828-295-9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$45 nonmembers, $40 for members

Chapel Hill -- Fri., Jan. 24, 2020 at 4:15 PM

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music: CSMC Lecture: Dr. Nina Eidsheim

Dr. Nina Eidsheim (University of California, Los Angeles) 2019-2020 James W. Pruett Lecture in Music and Culture

Person Recital Hall. , http://www.music.unc.edu
Free