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Asheville -- Sun., Jan. 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM ( Sat., Sep. 8, 2018 - Thu., Jan. 31, 2019 )

Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center: 120 College Street Opening Celebration Featuring Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder

Performed by Theo Bleckmann, vocals; Ben Monder, guitar

Take a first look at BMCM+AC’s new home at 120 College Street with an inaugural concert by Grammy Award-nominated singer and composer Theo Bleckmann and jazz guitarist Ben Monder. For over 15 years, the Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Duo has been touring the U.S., Europe and Asia creating a unique approach to what might... Read More

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center. -- More information , http://www.blackmountaincollege.org
Free

Charlotte -- Mon., Jan. 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture: Food Lion Presents: MLK Day Celebration

Bring the family and celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Gantt Center. We will open at 9:00 AM and explore issues of economic equity with panel discussions, art-making workshops, guided tours, film screenings and more. The MLK Day Celebration is proudly sponsored by Food Lion.
Free; RSVP Recommended

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture. , http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/mlk-day-2019/
Free, RSVP Requested

Hickory -- Mon., Jan. 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Lenoir-Rhyne University: Joshua Bennett – Martin Luther King Day speaker

Performed by Joshua Bennett

Bennett is assistant professor of English at Dartmouth College and a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He is author of “The Sobbing School,” published in 2016, and “Owed,” which is forthcoming in 2020. Bennett earned a doctorate degree in English from Princeton University and... Read More
Immediately following the 10 a.m. presentation, the Hickory National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold a march. All events are free and open to the public. Event partners for Bennett’s presentations are the Hickory Young Professionals, Catawba Valley Interfaith Council, and Young People of... Read More

P.E. Monroe Auditorium. , http://www.lr.edu/vws
Free

Hickory -- Mon., Jan. 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Lenoir-Rhyne University: Joshua Bennett – Martin Luther King Day speaker

Performed by Joshua Bennett

Bennett is assistant professor of English at Dartmouth College and a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He is author of “The Sobbing School,” published in 2016, and “Owed,” which is forthcoming in 2020. Bennett earned a doctorate degree in English from Princeton University and... Read More
Immediately following the 10 a.m. presentation, the Hickory National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold a march. All events are free and open to the public. Event partners for Bennett’s presentations are the Hickory Young Professionals, Catawba Valley Interfaith Council, and Young People of... Read More

Belk Centrum. , http://www.lr.edu/vws
Free

Durham -- Tue., Jan. 22, 2019 ( Tue., Jan. 15, 2019 - Tue., Jan. 22, 2019 )

Triangle Jewish Chorale: Auditions for Triangle Jewish Chorale

You don’t have to be Jewish to sing with the Triangle Jewish Chorale! If you are interested in singing Jewish-inspired music in various genres and languages, we are seeking voices to join the chorale (particularly interested in, but not limited to, tenors and basses). Our conductor, Dr. Lorena Guillen, will hold auditions... Read More

Charlotte and Dick Levin Jewish Community Center. -- Bernard Most (Auditions Coordinator): bmost@nc.rr.com, 919 493-1288 Dr. Lorena Guillen (TJC Music Director): lorenaguillen70@hotmail.com , http://www.trianglejewishchorale.org

Blowing Rock -- Tue., Jan. 22, 2019 at 3:30 PM ( Tue., Jan. 15, 2019 - Tue., Feb. 26, 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

Durham -- Tue., Jan. 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Regulator Bookshop: Frank Harmon in Conversation with Ellen Cassilly

The Regulator Bookshop welcomes architect Frank Harmon for a reading and signing of his new book, Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See. Harmon will be joined in conversation with architect Ellen Cassilly. Free and open to the public.

Regulator Bookshop. -- Ayse Kim Weiss, blueplatepr@gmail.com The Regulator Bookshop: RegulatorEvents@gmail.com, (919) 286-2700
Free

Garner -- Tue., Jan. 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Tue., Jan. 8, 2019 - Tue., Jan. 29, 2019 )

Lorraine's Coffee House & Music: Bluegrass Jam Session

Lorraine's Coffee House & Music. , http://www.lorrainescoffeehouse.com
Free

Chapel Hill -- Tue., Jan. 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Carolina Performing Arts: Lagrime di San Pietro

Performed by Los Angeles Master Chorale

 Acclaimed director Peter Sellars brings his innovative staging to a Renaissance masterpiece: Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro, which unravels St. Peter’s regret at betraying Christ in 20 a Capella madrigals and a closing motet. This unique performance transforms choral performance by staging... Read More
Tickets from $62

Memorial Hall. , http://click.skem1.com/click/aqyz-wvpxd-i191n6-a35vb9z8/
$62+

Chapel Hill -- Tue., Jan. 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Lagrime Di Sam Pietro

Performed by Los Angeles Master Chorale

In a production dramatically staged by Peter Sellars, 21 singers transform Orlando di Lasso’s 21 Renaissance madrigals on the seven stages of St. Peter’s grief into a resonant contemporary allegory about responsibility and the power of regret.

Memorial Hall. -- CPAtixquestions@unc.edu, 919-843-3333 , http://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/los-angeles-master-chorale/
$

Asheville -- Tue., Jan. 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Diana Wortham Theatre: We Shall Overcome

Performed by Damien Sneed

Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome is a showcase of African American music traditions intertwined with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Damien Sneed, who has worked alongside legends like Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder,... Read More
Tickets: Regular $40; Student $35; Child $20; Student Rush Day-of-Show (with valid I.D.) $10.

Diana Wortham Theatre. -- 828-257-4530 , http://www.dwtheatre.com
$40 - $10

Greensboro -- Tue., Jan. 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Carolina Theatre of Greensboro: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

The only drawback to a Postmodern Jukebox concert is that, like all good things, it must come to an end. Not to worry, though – PMJ has become a traveling band of throwback minstrels, so by the time your high has worn off from one show it’ll be time to start getting excited for our next visit! And as any PMJ fan can... Read More
Tickets are $67 or $52, depending on location. VIP Packages available $137, $187.

The Crown at The Carolina Theatre. -- 336-333-2605 , https://carolinatheatre.com/event/postmodern-jukebox/?occurrence_id=3717
$67 - $53

Durham -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 10:15 AM ( Wed., Jan. 9, 2019 - Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 )

Regulator Bookshop: Preschool Storytime

Performed by Amy Godfrey

Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. For ages 2-5; siblings, caregivers, and grandparents welcome. Free.

Regulator Bookshop. -- The Regulator Bookshop: RegulatorEvents@gmail.com, (919) 286-2700
Free

Apex -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 5:45 PM ( Wed., Jan. 9, 2019 - Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 )

Town of Apex Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department: Ballet & Contemporary Dance Classes

Performed by Instructor Desiree Perfetti

Suitable for beginners but specifically designed for those with expectations for a fast pace and more advanced dance form and artistry. Classical ballet technique and steps, leaps, turns and contemporary combinations will be covered.
Please wear appropriate dance attire for freedom of movement. Hair should be worn up and out of the face. Desiree Perfetti instructs. Limited to 10 participants. Ages 8-12. Jan 9 - Feb 13, Wednesdays 5:45 - 6:45pm.

Apex Community Center. , http://www.apexnc.org/peakconnect
$63 - 48

Durham -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Duke University Department of Music: Rare Music Lecture/Recital

Performed by Rebecca Cypess

"Musical Salons of the Enlightenment: Women and the Circulation of Taste" presents the sounds of salons of late eighteenth-century Europe, bringing together rare examples of musical works composed by salon hostesses and other pieces composed by the professional musicians in their circles. Featuring Duke Music alumna Sophie... Read More

Room 104, Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. -- (919) 660-3300 , http://www.music.duke.edu
Free

Chapel Hill -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Carol Woods Retirement Center: Jonathan Bagg and Emily Phelps

Performed by Jonathan Bagg, viola; Emily Phelps, piano

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

Chapel Hill -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 )

PlayMakers Repertory Company: Jump

This funny, heartbreaking, and surprising new play takes us on a theatrical journey to a place where lights flicker, things fall from the sky, and a sister finds solace on a bridge. PlayMakers is proud to take part in the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of this work by emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson.
This play contains some course language and deals with themes of grief, depression, and suicidal ideation. We encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material.

Paul Green Theatre. -- 919-962-7529 , http://playmakersrep.org/show/jump/
$57 - $12

Wilmington -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

UNCW Presents: Jenny Scheinmann’s Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Jenny Scheinman’s Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait is a beautifully coordinated melding of music and film. It is a vivid image of small town life, morphing back and forth almost imperceptibly between black-and-white and color. In this new live music and film piece, acclaimed musician Jenny Scheinman invites us into... Read More

Kenan Auditorium. -- (910) 961-3500 , https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2018-2019/kannapolis.html
$50 - $20

Wilmington -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

UNCW Presents: Jenny Scheinman’s Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Performed by Jenny Scheinman

Jenny Scheinman’s Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait is a beautifully coordinated melding of music and film. It is a vivid image of small town life, morphing back and forth almost imperceptibly between black-and-white and color. In this new live music and film piece, acclaimed musician Jenny Scheinman invites us into... Read More

Kenan Auditorium. -- 910-962-3500 , https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2018-2019/index.html
$50 - $20

Blowing Rock -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM ( Thu., Jan. 17, 2019 - Thu., Feb. 28, 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

Cary -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 27, 2019 )

The Cary Theater: Maria By Callas: In Her Own Words

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

Sanford -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 )

Temple Theatre: A Second Helping: The Church Ladies' Basement Sequel

A Second Helping picks up the story in 1969 with the world changing. As Vietnam War protests swell and women everywhere demand equal pay for equal work, the finely tuned ladies running the church basement kitchen face changes of their own. From the elderly matriarch to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in... Read More

Temple Theatre. -- 919-774-4155 , http://templeshows.com/showsandevents/2018-19/second-helping-church-basement-ladies-sequel
$27 - $15

Blowing Rock -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Sunlight Makes it Sweeter: A Story of Sorghum Director's Screening

Performed by Fred Sauceman, director and guest speaker

The documentary looks at a family's sorghum mill located in Overton County in the predominantly-Mennonite community known as Muddy Pond. The main characters in the film are the Guenther family who after moving to Tennessee in the mid-1960s began growing and harvesting sorghum cane. Since 1981, members of the Guenther family have... Read More
Tickets are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Co-hosted by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

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

Apex -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Halle Cultural Arts Center: Christopher Robin

Family Movie Night at the Halle for All Ages. Spend a fun-filled evening viewing a film in our cozy theatre. We set up tables and ONLY 80 chairs for this special event. Enjoy a slice or two of pizza while watching the movie. Additionally, bottled water, fruit, and dessert is included while you sit back and enjoy the show.
TICKETS: $5/person OR $2/children 2 & under

Halle Cultural Arts Center. -- (919)249-1120, halleculturalartscenter@apexnc.org , http://www.TheHalle.org
$5 - $2

Raleigh -- Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM

ARTS NC STATE: In the Realms of the Self-Taught

Performed by Roger Manley

Every town has at least one – a house covered with hubcaps or homemade signs or flattened beer cans, or surrounded with hundreds of dolls dangling from the trees, or shaped like a flying saucer – the kind of places one might take friends from out of town when one wants to amaze them with something really local and... Read More

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- 919.513.1800 , http://www.gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free