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Asheville -- Mon., May 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Pack Memorial Library: Michael Jefry Stevens Trio

Michael Jefry Stevens Trio MJS - piano Rick Dilling - drums Zack Page - bass w/ special guest Jamie Berlyn on Saxophones

Pack Library. -- mjsjazz@mac.com
Free

Winston-Salem -- Mon., May 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Winston-Salem Symphony: Youth Orchestras: Spring Finale

Performed by Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic, and Premiere Strings, Jessica Morel, Margaret Rehder, and Ryane Dunnagen, Conductors

The Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic, and Premiere Strings join together to perform their season finale, including a performance by the winner of the Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. Free concert.

Stevens Center. , http://www.WSsymphony.org
Free

Chapel Hill -- Mon., May 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Carol Woods Retirement Center: Sam Gold and James Rice

Performed by Sam Gold, viola; James Rice, piano

Featuring sonatas by Clarke and Vieuxtemps.

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

Southern Pines -- Mon., May 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM

North Carolina Symphony: From Classical to Broadway

Performed by North Carolina Symphony; Wesley Schulz, conductor

Share great moments in music with classical gems including Strauss' famous "Blue Danube" waltz and selections from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, along with Broadway hits including selections from The Phantom of the Opera and South Pacific. 
Pre-concert Talk in Pinecrest High Band Room at 7pm

Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School. -- 919.733.2750 , https://www.ncsymphony.org/events/186/from-classical-to-broadway/
$

Blowing Rock -- Tue., May 21, 2019 at 3:30 PM ( Tue., Jan. 15, 2019 - Tue., Aug. 27, 2019 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Afternoon Art Club

Children ages 6 - 10 are invited to join us for creative art-making activities through a variety of media, from watercolor to clay.

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

Hendersonville -- Tue., May 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM

The Dinner pARTy: An Evening of Music, Art, and Conversation

Performed by Miriam Hughes & Nancy Bourne; Marilynn Seits, piano & Sean McAusland, bass

The Dinner pARTy: An Evening of Music, Art, and Conversation. Artists at the Easel: Miriam Hughes & Nancy Bourne. Music by All That Jazz: Seits & Sounds with Marilynn Seits, piano & Sean McAusland, bass. 
Bring your own plate: 4 course catered dinner - $25 per plate. 

Center for Art & Inspiration. -- (828) 697 8547
$25+

Davidson -- Tue., May 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Music @ St. Alban's: A.W. Duo

Performed by James Waldo, cello; Altona Aksyonova, piano

Please join us for a very special evening of music, food, wine and conversation,  featuring: A.W. Duo - James Waldo [cello] and Altona Aksyonova [piano].  This is a delightful opportunity to support M@SA in an intimate musical setting in a Davidson home.
Tickets & details are available by reservation only @ $40 per person.

Private Residence. -- RSVP and get more information here. , http://www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org
$40

Durham -- Tue., May 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Regulator Bookshop: Scott Huler with Daniel Richter

The Regulator welcomes Scott Huler for a reading and signing of his new book, A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition. Huler will be joined in conversation with Dan Richter, professor of Environmental Science with Duke’s Nicholas School of Environment.

Regulator Bookshop. , http://www.regulatorbookshop.com
Free

New Bern -- Tue., May 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM

North Carolina Symphony: From Classical to Broadway

Performed by North Carolina Symphony; Wesley Schulz, conductor

Share great moments in music with classical gems including Strauss' famous "Blue Danube" waltz and selections from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, along with Broadway hits including selections from The Phantom of the Opera and South Pacific. 
Pre-concert Talk in Pinecrest High Band Room at 7pm

Temple Church. -- 919.733.2750 , https://www.ncsymphony.org/events/186/from-classical-to-broadway/
$

Raleigh -- Tue., May 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM

North Carolina Master Chorale: Till We Meet Again

Performed by North Carolina Master Chorale

Lovingly crafted, this program features 40-voices from the Chorale performing exquisite and heartwarming works associated with parting company and the journey of life.

Hayes Barton United Methodist Church. -- (919) 856-9700 , http://www.ncmasterchorale.org
$20

Durham -- Wed., May 22, 2019 at 10:15 AM ( Wed., May. 8, 2019 - Wed., May. 29, 2019 )

Regulator Bookshop: Preschool Story Time

Performed by Amy Godfrey, reader

Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey every Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m. (For ages 2ish to 5ish; siblings are welcome) Free!
Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. Whether on the ground in a traditional storytime or in the air with her aerial storytelling troupe, she loves to bring the joy of books to kids of all ages. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun... Read More

Regulator Bookshop. , http://www.regulatorbookshop.com
Free

Flat Rock -- Wed., May 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Fri., May. 17, 2019 - Sat., Jun. 1, 2019 )

Flat Rock Playhouse: Neil Simon's Proposals

Simon is known for hits such as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, and Lost in Yonkers, and much like his other comedies, Proposals recounts the highs and lows of family life with laughter, punctuated by moments of connection and discovery. Audiences can expect another top-notch comedy from the late... Read More

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. -- 828-693-0731 , http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org
$

Chapel Hill -- Wed., May 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Carol Woods Retirement Center: Lyricosa Quartet

Performed by Lyricosa Quartet

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

Southern Pines -- Wed., May 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Carolina Philharmonic: The Cosmos and Beyond

Performed by the Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra; David Michael Wolff, director, Junior Orchestra

A grand symphonic tour of galactic music, from Holst's Planets to Star Trek,depicting the cosmos through voyages of the imagination. Several of the music selections will be accompanied by mind-expanding images from outer space. The Carolina Philharmonic’s Junior Orchestra will make a... Read More
Tickets starting at $30, with discounts for active military and students.

Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School. -- (910) 687-0287 , http://www.carolinaphil.org
$30+

Flat Rock -- Wed., May 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., May. 17, 2019 - Sat., Jun. 1, 2019 )

Flat Rock Playhouse: Neil Simon's Proposals

Simon is known for hits such as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, and Lost in Yonkers, and much like his other comedies, Proposals recounts the highs and lows of family life with laughter, punctuated by moments of connection and discovery. Audiences can expect another top-notch comedy from the late... Read More

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. -- 828-693-0731 , http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM ( Thu., Jan. 17, 2019 - Thu., Aug. 29, 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

Blowing Rock -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Scholars & Scones: Doc Watson before the Folk Revival

Performed by Dr. Gary Boye, Appalachian State University

Gary Boye is Professor and Music Librarian at Appalachian State University. He received the Ph.D. in historical musicology from Duke University in 1995 and the Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2000. He is currently researching the history of popular culture and music in... Read More
Scholars & Scones is a monthly educational program which invites patrons to spend a morning sipping coffee, eating locally-baked goodies, and learning about the latest research, writing, and creativity taking place in our region. There are complimentary breakfast goods from Backstreet Bakery and fresh cups of Hatchet Coffee... Read More

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

Cary -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Thu., May. 23, 2019 - Thu., May. 30, 2019 )

The Cary Theater: Meeting Gorbachev

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

Flat Rock -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Fri., May. 17, 2019 - Sat., Jun. 1, 2019 )

Flat Rock Playhouse: Neil Simon's Proposals

Simon is known for hits such as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, and Lost in Yonkers, and much like his other comedies, Proposals recounts the highs and lows of family life with laughter, punctuated by moments of connection and discovery. Audiences can expect another top-notch comedy from the late... Read More

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. -- 828-693-0731 , http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org
$

Raleigh -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM

ARTS NC STATE: Old Habits

Outdoors at Lake Raleigh on NC State’s Centennial Campus, at the corner of Main Campus Drive & Campus Shore Drive, Raleigh  

Lake Raleigh (NCSU Centennial Campus). , http://www.liveatlakeraleigh.com
Free

Asheville -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant: Music Opening

Adler Gallery will have an opening reception of Music curated by Katrina Chenevert. Music is by defination the theory of sound that expresses ideas and emotions through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony and color.  As it unites our senses individually we experience our own personal meaning.  Our... Read More
Visitors can experience Music during the business hours of Tuesday through Friday 5-10pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm, 5-10pm.

Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant. -- For more information contact Katrina Chenevert at 703-501-4837 or kachenevert310art@gmail.com. 
Free

Wilmington -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Cameron Art Museum: Amanda Hoke and Domonique Launey

Pianist Domonique Launey and flutist Amanda Hoke play masterpieces from the 20th and 21st centuries. Works by Barber, Debussy, Uebayashi, Rachmaninoff, and Copland offer a broad landscape of lyricism that evoke brilliant imagery.
CAM Members/students: $12.00, Non-Members: $17.00 Tickets ... Read More

Cameron Art Museum. , http://www.cameronartmuseum.org
$17 - $12

Cary -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Thu., May. 23, 2019 - Thu., May. 30, 2019 )

The Cary Theater: Meeting Gorbachev

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

Durham -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Regulator Bookshop: Lewis Shiner

The Regulator welcomes Lewis Shiner, author of Heroes and Villains, for a reading and signing of his new book, Outside the Gates of Eden. What happened to the idealism of the 1960s? This question has haunted a generation. Using the music business as a window into half a century, Outside the Gates of... Read More

Regulator Bookshop. , http://www.regulatorbookshop.com
Free

Charlotte -- Thu., May 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM

JazzArts Charlotte (formerly Jazz Arts Initiative), The Jazz Room: All-Star Youth Ensemble Showcase: Blues, Bebop and Beyond

Join us as our young ambassadors of jazz, the JazzArts All-Star Youth Ensemble, perform a special evening of music for one night only.  Possessing a musical maturity rarely heard from high school musicians, the All-Stars will feature renditions from some of your favorite jazz icons, such as Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, and... Read More
$14 advance.  $20 at the door.

Stage Door Theater. , http://www.thejazzarts.org
$20 - $14