Good Impressions: Portraits Across Three Centuries from Reynolda and Wake Forest

Reynolda House Museum of American Art 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Portraits are often taken at face value—as accurate representations of a person’s appearance, sometimes removed by decades or centuries. But portraits are often the products of delicate negotiations between artist and subject. Sometimes they flatter, exaggerating the sitter’s beauty or rich attire. Sometimes they capture the subject engaged in his or her occupation, whether pausing during study or painting in his or her studio. Sometimes they celebrate an auspicious occasion, such as a recent engagement or the imminent birth of a child. This exhibition features three centuries of portraits of men and women, Black and White, solitary and companionate, classic and modern.

$18

Intangible Words by Marge Loudon Moody

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Cato Campus 8120 Grier Road Cato III, Cato Campus, Charlotte, NC, United States

‘Intangible Words’ broadly investigates environments inspired by Moody’s travels and imaginations. Through the use of bright colors, abstract forms and continuous reworking of the composition, Moody creates the “essential” feeling of certain environments. Non-representational imagery utilizes the “essential” nature in order to illuminate the unseen or intangible spirit of the subject. “Subject matter may serve as metaphor for intangible ideas. The work examines boundaries, addresses the fragility of existence, of presence, of absence, and of memory,” says Moody.

FREE

A Celebration of Art featured artists Mario Loprete, Sheridan Hathaway and Andres Palacios

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Cato Campus 8120 Grier Road Cato III, Cato Campus, Charlotte, NC, United States

Works from the College’s collection exhibit a variety of works from former Central Piedmont students with a special highlight on Loprete, a mixed media artist, and ceramic artists Hathaway and Palacios. “A Celebration of Art” is certain to deliver a diverse selection of 2D and 3D artwork for the 2024 year.

FREE

Yadkin Arts Council: Men in Black

Willingham Theater 226 E. Main St. Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, Yadkinville, NC, United States

Men in Black is a veteran quintet hailing from Stokes County who play a wide variety of rock and roll from the 60’s through the 90’s. The band consists of Keith Farmer on drums, Bob Norris on bass guitar, Jeff Haney on guitar and keyboards, Joe Terrell on guitar, and Brad Dunlap on lead vocals. For this special show they will feature one set devoted to the music of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with hits such as I Won’t Back Down, Runnin’ Down a Dream, Refugee, and Free Fallin’. The second set will be a tribute to 60’s rock legends who greatly influenced Petty like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Byrds, among others. Men In Black will put a reverent spin on these classic rock favorites and always encourage the crowd to participate in the fun.

$20

Flat Rock Playhouse: JERSEY BOYS

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC, United States

Oh what a night! We are so excited  to open our 2024 Mainstage Series Series with JERSEY BOYS, The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The Four Seasons story hits all the high notes! Experience the Unforgettable Music and Untold Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. This Tony Award-winning production takes viewers on a journey through the rise and fall of the iconic 1960s rock 'n' roll group. Audiences can expect to be transported back in time as they witness the highs and lows of the band members' lives, their struggles, triumphs, and the timeless music that made them legends. With hits like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe.

$55 – $75

Blue Ridge Music Center: Deep Roots, Many Voices: Summer Outdoor Concert Series

Blue Ridge Music Center Music Center Rd, Galax, VA, United States

The Blue Ridge Music Center’s Deep Roots, Many Voices: Summer Outdoor Concert Series is highlighting women who are leading the way in refining, adapting, and redefining American roots and traditional mountain music. 2024 summer concert series lineup: May 25 East Nash Grass + The Amanda Cook Band June 1 Caleb Caudle performing with Wild Ponies June 8 Chatham Rabbits June 15 The SteelDrivers + The Wilder Flower June 22 An Evening with Tuba Skinny June 29 Missy Raines & Allegheny July 6 The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee performing with New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters July 13 David Wax Museum + The Travis Williams Group July 20 Fireside Collective performing with Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road July 27 Martha Redbone + Zoe & Cloyd Aug. 3 Kruger Brothers Aug. 17 An Evening with Steep Canyon Rangers Aug. 24 Alison Brown Quintet performing with Wayne Henderson & Friends Aug. 31 Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

$10 – $40

New Carolina Sinfonia

As a brilliant reflection of the vibrant and growing music community in Greenville, NC, The Alexander Series is proud to present the New Carolina Sinfonia. This professional orchestra gathers ECU faculty members, talented and accomplished alumni, and other regional professionals under the baton of Jorge Richter as the cream of the crop in classical music.

$50

Moving Poets Charlotte: Snake’s Riddle

VAPA Center 700 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, United States

Snake’s Riddle follows Moving Poets' unique format of highly creative, cross-pollinated contemporary story telling - with a satirical edge and no fear of the absurd....As a special treat and following our long tradition of site specific works in unusual spaces, Moving Poets will turn a large part of the VAPA Center into a slithery sphere - hosted by the Snake of original sin. Over 20 regional and international artists are collaborating on a tremendous show, featuring original music performed live*, terrific actors, singers and dancers.

$35 – $65

Chapel Hill Piano Salon: George Li

The Chapel Hill Piano Salon 3 Lanier Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

J.S. Bach    French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817 R. Schumann    Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 ~ Intermission ~ L. van Beethoven    Andante favori, WoO 57 L. van Beethoven    Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"

$85

Justice Theater Project: Blank by Nassim Soleimanpour

Umstead Park United Church of Christ 8208 Brownleigh Dr., Raleigh, NC, United States

With this piece, Blank, Soleimanpour continues his theme of the interconnectedness of the human race and the uniting power of story. But the script is also filled with blanks. While in a typical theatre performance, the audience is a quiet participant in a dark room, this show inverts that power structure, empowering them to shape the story with elements of their own life. While we want all of our stories at The Justice Theater Project to reflect the human experience in the Triangle and beyond, rarely do we get an opportunity like this to hyperfocus on and celebrate the community members in the room. From its very foundation, this piece does not allow any to forget the power theatre has to build empathy and connection--while having a great time! We're so thankful we have such wonderful actors to trust with the stewardship of this experience. Come see what it's all about!

$10 – $20

New Bern Civic Theatre: Cabaret

New Bern Civic Theatre 412 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC, United States

Prepare to be transported to the vibrant and decadent world of 1930s Berlin as the beloved Broadway musical "Cabaret" makes its highly anticipated run at NBCT’s Athens Theatre stage in downtown New Bern. This Tony Award-winning production, composed by John Kander and Fred Ebb, captivates audiences with its exhilarating music, compelling story, and unforgettable characters.

$19 – $29

Honest Pint Theatre Company: GRAND HORIZONS

Theatre Raleigh Studio 6638 Old Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC, United States

Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl is a heartwarming and hilarious exploration of love and marriage set in a retirement community, where a 50-year-married couple's decision to divorce sends shockwaves through their family, leading to uproarious chaos and unexpected revelations that resonate with audiences of all ages. Of all the titles we wear—teacher, wife, mother, the funny one—it is infrequent that one or all encompass our being. Any role that we put ourselves into, or feel put into, can diminish our sense of self, shallowing the depth of each person’s humanity. A long time of playing your role, and things may become automatic, erased, unrecognizable. Grand Horizons’ Nancy French seeks justice, dignity, and respect to be seen beyond a role— a woman with desires, secrets and dreams. The play asks us to consider what happens when you step outside of your role in a family? Can you be in a family and still be yourself, or do you always have to sacrifice some part of your identity and freedom?

$18 – $25