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Events for Fri., Aug. 17, 2018


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Greensboro -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM ( Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 )

Carolina Theatre of Greensboro: Back to the Future

 Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 1985. Rated PG. 1 hour, 56 minutes.
This week is all about Strange Worlds. For a full schedule of our Summer Film Festival, click here!

The Crown at The Carolina Theatre. -- (336) 333-2605 , https://carolinatheatre.com/event/back-to-the-future/?occurrence_id=3517
$7 - $6

Charlotte -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM ( Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 )

Jazz Arts Initiative: The Jazz Room: Brice Winston Plays Dexter Gordon

Performed by Brice Winston, saxophone

Saxophonist and composer Brice Winston has been touring with Grammy Award winning trumpeter and composer, Terence Blanchard for over ten years. In his career, Winston has recorded with world-class musicians like Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis and Dave Holland, as well as performing around the world in the jazz club and music... Read More
$14 in advance, $16 at the door.

Stage Door Theater. -- 704-372-1000 , http://www.carolinatix.org
$16 - $14

Cary -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM

The Cary Theater: The Killing

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

Chapel Hill -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM ( Fri., Aug. 3, 2018 - Sun., Sep. 23, 2018 )

Paperhand Puppet Intervention: In the Heart of the Fire

This year’s show, "In the Heart of the Fire" explores the paradoxical gift of fire. We ask, “What makes us who we are? Is it our cleverness, the machines we forge and the towers we build? Or is it the stories we share and the fire in our hearts?” We tell tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster... Read More

Forest Theater. -- (919) 923-1857 , http://www.paperhand.org
$

Greenville -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM

The Music House: Andrew Finn Magill

Performed by Andrew Finn Magill, fiddle

Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill was raised at The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops in Asheville, North Carolina studying with the world’s best fiddlers and by age 18 had been featured multiple times on NPR. His 2016 two-disc project Roots and Branches debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Magill merges... Read More
Suggested $20 donation, $15 seniors, $5 students. Space is limited - reservations required!

Music House. -- (252) 367-1892, themusichouse@suddenlink.net  , https://www.facebook.com/The-Music-House-167355323288497/
$20 - $15

Winston-Salem -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Music Carolina: Jazz Classique: Baroque and Beyond

Performed by John Mochnick, piano, Roberto Orihuela, vibraphone; John Wilson, drums; Matt Kendrick, bass

A unique program that blends “classical” music with elements of blues and jazz.
$24 General Admission/$8 Students

Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center. -- info@musiccarolina.org, Tickets. , http://www.musiccarolina.org/summerfest-2018/
$24 - $8

Raleigh -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Aug. 10, 2018 - Sun., Aug. 26, 2018 )

Theatre In The Park: It's Only a Play

It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big first night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a... Read More

Theatre in the Park. -- (919) 831-6058 , http://www.theatreinthepark.com/
$24-$18

Flat Rock -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Jul. 27, 2018 - Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 )

Flat Rock Playhouse: Mamma Mia!

This spirited jukebox musical featuring the music of the hit Swedish pop group, ABBA, tells the story of a daughter’s search to find her father before her upcoming wedding. The soon-to-be bride, Sophie, decides to take matters into her own hands when her independent mother, Donna, refuses to talk about her past, including... Read More
Tickets are $20 - $52, with a child ticket at $17 for 17 and under.

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. -- Box Office 828-693-0731, Toll-Free 866-737-8008 , http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/
$52 - $20

Carrboro -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Sun., Aug. 19, 2018 )

Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts: Godspell

Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell broke new ground in its dramatization of Jesus’ parables and the community that formed around them. The play features a comedic troupe of eccentric characters in their personal journeys to find kindness, charity, acceptance, and – most of all –... Read More

ArtsCenter. -- 919-960-6898, Tickets. , http://www.chsma.com
$12 - $10

Raleigh -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Aug. 3, 2018 - Sun., Aug. 19, 2018 )

Burn This

Performed by Danielle Koppel, Dan Wilson, Jonathan King, and David Ring; Tony Lea, director

Burn This is a riveting play about the bloom of love rooted in tragedy. We find ourselves exploring an insular group of friends, mourning the loss of one of their own. The weaving tale between Anna, Burton, and Larry only gets more skewed throughout the play when Robbie’s brother shows up at their doorstep. Will... Read More
Tickets are $20 general admission and $16 for student/senior/military and can be purchased at the door or online .

Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building. -- lu@sonorousroad.com, https://sonorousroadrep.org/tickets , https://www.sonorousroad.com/
$20 - $16

Raleigh -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( Wed., Aug. 8, 2018 - Sun., Aug. 19, 2018 )

Theatre Raleigh: Master Class

Inspired by world-renowned opera diva Maria Callas’ magnificent Juilliard master class series, the Tony Award - winning play spotlights the tour-de-force artist and vulnerable woman known as La Divina. Join Callas as she relentlessly coaxes, prods, and edifies her young students, motivating them to give the performances of... Read More

Kennedy Theatre at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. , http://www.theatreraleigh.com
$

Holly Springs -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

The Paco Band

Performed by The Paco Band

Niche Wine Lounge. , http://www.edwardstephenson.com/paco-band/
Free

Charlotte -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( Thu., Jul. 26, 2018 - Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 )

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte: Lizzie

On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home.  Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to –coast media sensation and her story has become an American legend.... Read More
Pay What You Can Night: July 26, 7:30pm. Preview: July 28, 8:00pm.

Hadley Theater, Queens University. -- (704) 342-2251 , http://www.atcharlotte.org
$50 - $14

Raleigh -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Sun., Sep. 9, 2018 )

Raleigh Little Theatre: Sister Act

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place that the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! While struggling through the restrictions of her new lifestyle, she uses her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, but in doing so, she... Read More

Raleigh Little Theatre (Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). -- (919) 821-3111 , http://www.raleighlittletheatre.org
$

Charlotte -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 8:15 PM ( Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 )

Jazz Arts Initiative: The Jazz Room: Brice Winston Plays Dexter Gordon

Performed by Brice Winston, saxophone

Saxophonist and composer Brice Winston has been touring with Grammy Award winning trumpeter and composer, Terence Blanchard for over ten years. In his career, Winston has recorded with world-class musicians like Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis and Dave Holland, as well as performing around the world in the jazz club and music... Read More
$14 in advance, $16 at the door.

Stage Door Theater. -- 704-372-1000 , http://www.carolinatix.org
$16 - $14

Cary -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 9:00 PM ( Thu., Aug. 16, 2018 - Thu., Aug. 23, 2018 )

The Cary Theater: Filmworker

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

Greensboro -- Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 at 9:00 PM ( Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 )

Carolina Theatre of Greensboro: Akira

 Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. 1988. Rated R. 2 hours, 4 minutes.
This week is all about Strange Worlds. For a full schedule of our Summer Film Festival, click here!

The Crown at The Carolina Theatre. -- (336) 333-2605 , https://carolinatheatre.com/event/akira/?occurrence_id=3518
$7 - $6