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Events for Fri., Jan. 17, 2020


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Charlotte -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM

JazzArts Charlotte, The Jazz Room: Phillip Whack plays John Coltrane

Discovering NC Jazz Legends Part 3: John Coltrane In anticipation of a weekend of music, join guest musician Phillip Whack to discover the life and music of saxophonist John Coltrane.  At this pre-concert session, Phillip shares what this unique musician means to the jazz community. This informative session is the... Read More

Francis Auditorium, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library,. -- 704.334.3900 , http://www.thejazzarts.org/events
Free

Charlotte -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM

JazzArts Charlotte: Discovering NC Jazz Legends Part 3: John Coltrane

Performed by Phillip Whack

In anticipation of a weekend of music, join guest musician Phillip Whack to discover the life and music of saxophonist John Coltrane.  At this pre-concert session, Phillip shares what this unique musician means to the jazz community. This informative session is the second of a three-part “NC Jazz Legends”... Read More
FREE and open to the public. You are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch and enjoy this discussion over your lunch time.

Francis Auditorium, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library,. , http://www.thejazzarts.org/events
Free

Sanford -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM ( Thu., Jan. 9, 2020 - Sun., Jan. 19, 2020 )

RhinoLeap Productions, Temple Theatre: The Last Five Years

Temple Theatre partners with Rhinoleap Productions on this emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.  The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells... Read More
All performances are wheelchair accessible. Hearing Loop system is available to all devices with a T-coil wireless receiver.

Temple Theatre. -- 919-744-4155 , http://www.templeshows.com
$29 - $17

Asheville -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Diana Wortham Theatre: Puppetry Workshop

Performed by The Last Great Hunt

Join the puppeteers of The Last Great Hunt for a workshop and behind-the-scenes examination of puppet manipulation and the creative process. Participants will examine performance techniques and craft their own paper puppet.
See The Last Great Hunt's puppets in action at showings of New Owner Jan. 16 - 19.

Tina McGuire Theatre at the Wortham Center. , http://www.dwtheatre.com
$10

Charlotte -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM ( Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 - Sat., Jan. 18, 2020 )

JazzArts Charlotte, The Jazz Room: Phillip Whack plays John Coltrane

Phillip Whack plays John Coltrane: The Impulse Years The Los Angeles-based saxophonist Phillip Whack re-imagines the music from Coltrane’s timeless Impulse Recordings, including the albums “A Love Supreme”, Crescent”, John Coltrane Quartet plays, and more. The JAZZ ROOM provides a casual and... Read More

Stage Door Theater. -- 704.334.3900 , http://www.thejazzarts.org/events
$14 advance. $16 at the door.

Charlotte -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM ( Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 - Sat., Jan. 18, 2020 )

JazzArts Charlotte: Phillip Whack plays John Coltrane: The Impulse Years

The Los Angeles-based saxophonist Phillip Whack re-imagines the music from Coltrane’s timeless Impulse Recordings, including the albums A Love Supreme, Crescent, John Coltrane Quartet Plays, and more.  
The Jazz Room provides a casual and intimate setting with tables and a full bar, reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.

Stage Door Theater. , http://www.thejazzarts.org/events
$16 - $14

Chapel Hill -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music: Colleen Bernstein

Percussionist Colleen Bernstein in recital

Kenan Rehearsal Hall. , http://www.music.unc.edu
Free

Charlotte -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 - Sat., Jan. 18, 2020 )

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: Thorgy and the Thorchestra

Performed by Charlotte Symphony; Christopher James Lees, conductor, Thorgy Thor

The fabulous Thorgy Thor, famed worldwide from RuPaul's Drag Race, comes to the Queen City for a thrilling, thoughtful, and hilariously theatrical show that slays with song, dance, and shenanigans.

Knight Theatre. , http://www.charlottesymphony.org/buytickets/
$19+

Greensboro -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Organist Gordon Turk on the Fisk Op. 82 Organ

Performed by Gordon Turk, organist

Bach, Schumann, Lidon, Langlais, Guilmant, Satie, and Mendelssohn
Tickets are available at the door and in advance

Christ United Methodist Church. -- artisticdirector@musicforagreatspace.org 336-638-7624 , https://www.musicforagreatspace.org/
$22 adult; $20, senior; $15.01, under 30; $5.54, student

Fayetteville -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 2, 2020 - Mon., Jan. 20, 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 All performances staged at Vizcaya Villa will have local, specially-blended teas available for purchase, as well as craft beers, wines, and a signature cocktail. Outside food and drink are not... Read More

Vizcaya Villa. -- (910) 420-4383 ext. 1 , http://www.sweetteashakespeare.com/tickets/
$25 - $10

Newton -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Jan. 10, 2020 - Sun., Jan. 26, 2020 )

The Green Room Community Theatre: Crimes of the Heart

In this 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner, three sisters - one unmarried, one a failed singer, and one out on bail for shooting her husband - gather awaiting news of their dying grandfather.  Their troubles, which are grave but somehow comical, are highlighted by the other colorful characters of Hazlehurst, Mississippi.... Read More
 $18 for Adults $16 for Seniors (60+) $14 for Students (13+) $8 for children age 12 and under Children 2 and under free if seated on parent’s lap. There are group discounts for parties of 10+. 

The Old Post Office Playhouse in Historic Downtown Newton. -- More Information 828-464-6583; Tickets 828-464-6128   , http://www.thegreenroomtheatre.org
$18 - $8

Sanford -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Jan. 9, 2020 - Sun., Jan. 19, 2020 )

RhinoLeap Productions, Temple Theatre: The Last Five Years

Temple Theatre partners with Rhinoleap Productions on this emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.  The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells... Read More
All performances are wheelchair accessible. Hearing Loop system is available to all devices with a T-coil wireless receiver.

Temple Theatre. -- 919-744-4155 , http://www.templeshows.com
$29 - $17

Greenville -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM

East Carolina University School of Music: Clarini Caroliniensis Orientis

Performed by ECU Faculty, Students, and Alumni, Barry Bauguess, Baroque trumpet

Music for baroque trumpet ensemble with guest artist Barry Bauguess and ECU faculty, students and alumni.

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

Greenville -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM

East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation : Organ Recital: Mark Dwyer

Organ Recital: Mark Dwyer

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville. -- 252-328-6851 , http://www.opus126.com/
Free

Winston-Salem -- Fri., Jan. 17, 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

Raleigh -- Fri., Jan. 17, 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. 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Duke Performances: Ives Violin Sonatas

Performed by Jeremy Denk, Piano; Stefan Jackiw, Violin, New York Polyphony; Voices

Rescheduling a snowed-out concert from January 2018, Duke Performances presents an all-star cast of artists interpreting the works and inspirations of Charles Ives. Jeremy Denk is perhaps the foremost interpreter of Ives today, and this performance is specially curated to expose the genesis of these compositions. Denk and... Read More
$42 - $36, $10 Duke Students; Reserved Seating

Baldwin Auditorium. -- 919-660-3356 , https://dukeperformances.duke.edu/events/jeremy-denk-piano-stefan-jackiw-violin/
$42 - $10

Chapel Hill -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music: Bedlam

Performed by Kayleen Sanchez, soprano; and Laudon Schuett, lute

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

Charlotte -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 8:00 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
$

Raleigh -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 - Sat., Jan. 18, 2020 )

North Carolina Symphony: The Music of Elton John with Michael Cavanaugh

Performed by North Carolina Symphony; Wesley Schulz, conductor

Michael Cavanaugh and the Symphony pay tribute to Elton John’s greatest hits, including “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Crocodile Rock,” "Bennie and the Jets," and more

Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. -- 919.733.2750 , http://www.ncsymphony.org
$

Asheville -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM ( Thu., Jan. 16, 2020 - Sun., Jan. 19, 2020 )

Diana Wortham Theatre: New Owner

Performed by The Last Great Hunt

Bart is a boisterous puppy at the shelter, and Mabel is a lonely widow. The day they find each other marks the beginning of a profound friendship. But Mabel is old, and Bart is young – and, suddenly, he’s alone. Combining puppetry, live action and animation, New Owner transports audiences to a world full of... Read More
Puppetry Workshop with The Last Great Hunt, January 17 at 4pm, $10

Tina McGuire Theatre at the Wortham Center. , http://www.dwtheatre.com
$32 - $20

Charlotte -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 8:15 PM ( Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 - Sat., Jan. 18, 2020 )

JazzArts Charlotte, The Jazz Room: Phillip Whack plays John Coltrane

Phillip Whack plays John Coltrane: The Impulse Years The Los Angeles-based saxophonist Phillip Whack re-imagines the music from Coltrane’s timeless Impulse Recordings, including the albums “A Love Supreme”, Crescent”, John Coltrane Quartet plays, and more. The JAZZ ROOM provides a casual and... Read More

Stage Door Theater. -- 704.334.3900 , http://www.thejazzarts.org/events
$14 advance. $16 at the door.

Charlotte -- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 at 8:15 PM ( Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 - Sat., Jan. 18, 2020 )

JazzArts Charlotte: Phillip Whack plays John Coltrane: The Impulse Years

The Los Angeles-based saxophonist Phillip Whack re-imagines the music from Coltrane’s timeless Impulse Recordings, including the albums A Love Supreme, Crescent, John Coltrane Quartet Plays, and more.  
The Jazz Room provides a casual and intimate setting with tables and a full bar, reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.

Stage Door Theater. , http://www.thejazzarts.org/events
$16 - $14