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Events for Sat., Feb. 23, 2019


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Wilmington -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Mouth of Babes Theatre: Wilmington Reconstructed

In November of 1898, a group of white supremacists seized the city of Wilmington in a violent coup, expelling prominent black citizens and destroying Wilmington's very own black newspaper, The Daily Record. The event was covered up and whitewashed for the better part of a century. This work-in-progress documentary play... Read More
Staged reading, free and open to the public.

Cameron Art Museum. , http://www.cameronartmuseum.org
Free and open to the public.

Raleigh -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM

North Carolina Bach Festival: Annual Youth Concert

Free, donations welcome.

Bosendorfer Hall at Ruggero Piano. -- 336-202-9973, office@ncbachfestival.org , http://www.ncbachfestival.org
Free, donations welcome

Charlotte -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM ( Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 )

Children's Theatre of Charlotte: Bob Marley's Three Little Birds

Inspired by the music of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, this jammin’ show takes audiences to the beautiful island of Jamaica. Three little birds share their sweet songs with Ziggy, a shy child who’s content on seeing the world from his television inside the safety of his own room. Ziggy’s friend Nansi,... Read More
Feb. 8 to Feb. 24. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Based on a story by Cedella Marley Music & Lyrics by Bob Marley Adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt Arrangements, Orchestrations, Additional Music & Lyrics by John L. Cornelius, II.

McColl Family Theatre at ImaginOn. , http://www.atcharlotte.org
$

Durham -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Black Poetry Theatre, Hayti Heritage Center, St. Joseph's Historic Foundation: Inside Studio Real: A Choreopoetic Sitcom

This is the made up story, of creatives, hired to be cast members on a popular radio program, work together, and not complain about their paychecks. Find out what happens when people who don’t know we are watching start getting real. Inside Studio Real is a wild ride full of music, dance, song, and poetry all... Read More
$15 in advance for tickets, $20 day of show

Hayti Heritage Center. -- blackpoetrytheatre@gmail.com or 980-552-0107 , http://www.blackpoetrytheatre.com
$20 - $15

Raleigh -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM

ARTS NC STATE: Danseur

The documentary Danseur highlights the struggles of men in pursuit of their ballet dreams. Director Scott Gormley explores the difficult subjects of bullying and homophobia that male ballet dancers face while illustrating the athleticism as well as vitality of ballet, through performance, creation, preservation and education.... Read More

Hunt Library Auditorium. -- RSVP here. , http://www.arts.ncsu.edu
Free, RSVP Requested

Raleigh -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM ( Fri., Feb. 15, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 )

Raleigh Little Theatre: Junie B. Jones, the Musical

Sneak a peek into the Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones. It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and things have changed: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her BFF anymore. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and she might need glasses.... Read More
Enjoy fresh milk and cookies after the Thursday, February 21st show provided by Insomnia Cookies. On Saturday, March 2 at 1 pm, RLT will present a sensory-friendly performance of “Junie B.” Sensory-friendly seating is general admission allowing individuals extra space if needed. 

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

Raleigh -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM ( Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 - Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 )

ARTS NC STATE, NC State Live: Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martínez Duo

In this rare duo performance, Grammy-nominated Cuban artists Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martínez, come together to pair their piano and congas in a concert informed as much by Bach and Stravinsky as it is by their Afro-Cuban and jazz roots.

Titmus Theatre. -- 919.515.1100 , http://www.live.arts.ncsu.edu
$30

Raleigh -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse: Alex Gordez & Friends

Latin/World/Gypsy

Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse. , http://www.brasasteakhouse.org
Free

Clayton -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Thu., Feb. 21, 2019 - Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 )

Clayton Youth Theater: The Diviners

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher.  In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy, whose brain was damaged during a near... Read More
12$ Adults / 6$ Students (18 and under) + taxes & fees

Clayton Center. -- 919-553-3152, director@claytonyouththeater.com , http://claytonyouththeater.com/shows.html
$12 - $6

Charlotte -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 - Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 )

The Jazz Room: Neal Caine

Best known for his work with Harry Connick Jr., the St. Louis-born double bass virtuoso pays tribute to one of the most important figures in twentieth-century American music, Charles Mingus.
Cost: $14 in advance; $16 day of show after 4pm.

Stage Door Theater. -- 704-334-3900 , http://www.thejazzarts.org
$16 - $14

Cary -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 - Thu., Feb. 28, 2019 )

The Cary Theater: The Favourite

Subject to change; please check the theatre website or call prior to arrival.

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

Asheville -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 - Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 )

Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center: We Insist! Max Roach’s "Freedom Now" Suite

Performed by Fresh Cut Orchestra and Melanie Charles

A timely restaging of We Insist! Max Roach’s "Freedom Now" Suite, a seminal recording from the civil rights era. The piece will be performed by the NYC / Philadelphia-based ensemble Fresh Cut Orchestra with vocalist Melanie Charles. Recorded in the fall of 1960, the Freedom Now Suite was the most openly... Read More
Presented as a part of Come Hear North Carolina, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Natural & Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Arts Council. Additional support provided by UNC Asheville.

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center. , https://bit.ly/2FeryPo
$20 - $10 suggested donation

Durham -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Black Poetry Theatre, Hayti Heritage Center, St. Joseph's Historic Foundation: Inside Studio Real: A Choreopoetic Sitcom

This is the made up story, of creatives, hired to be cast members on a popular radio program, work together, and not complain about their paychecks. Find out what happens when people who don’t know we are watching start getting real. Inside Studio Real is a wild ride full of music, dance, song, and poetry all... Read More
$15 in advance for tickets, $20 day of show

Hayti Heritage Center. -- blackpoetrytheatre@gmail.com or 980-552-0107 , http://www.blackpoetrytheatre.com
$20 - $15

Mount Olive -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 )

University of Mount Olive: Harvey

Mary Chase’s hilarious 1945 Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, Harvey, will come to life by UMO Theatre. The play features a whimsical man and his best friend Harvey, a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall invisible rabbit. The twists, turns, and havoc instigated by Harvey will keep you laughing until the end. 

Southern Bank Auditorium, in W. Burkette and Rose M. Raper Hall. -- John Clifton at john.clifton@umo.edu. , http://www.umo.edu
$

Charlotte -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Feb. 15, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 )

Central Piedmont Community College, CPCC Theatre: Gypsy

Performed by Central Piedmont Community College Theatre

Speculated by many to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of Mama Rose, a hungry, powerhouse of a woman, to get her two daughters into show business. Loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy focuses on the... Read More
Tickets are available for $19 and $21, with tickets for children under the age of 15 available for $10. In addition, parking is free for all shows.

Halton Theater. -- 704-330-6534, Tickets. , http://www.cpcc.edu
$21 - $10

Winston-Salem -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Feb. 14, 2019 - Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 )

UNC School of the Arts: "The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls" and other fantastical comic tales

Performed by Scott Zigler, director

“Poof” by Lynn Nottage; “Three Guys and a Brenda” by Adam Bock; “The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls” by Meg Miroshnik Directed by Scott Zigler When Annie's mother packs her off to the former Soviet Union to brush up her business Russian and reap the rewards of modern Rus, she and her new... Read More
$20 Regular/$15 Student with valid ID

Hanesbrands Theatre. -- 336-721-1945 , http://www.uncsa.edu/performances
$20 - $15

Winston-Salem -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Feb. 21, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 )

UNC School of the Arts: Winter Dance

Wonderful music accompanies the dances in this mixed repertory concert. George Balanchine’s exquisite ballet “Concerto Barocco” is danced to the timeless “Concerto in D minor for Two Violins” by J.S. Bach. Martha Graham’s humorous “Maple Leaf Rag” brilliantly integrates the music... Read More
$20 Regular/$15 Student with valid ID

Stevens Center. -- 336-721-1945 , http://www.uncsa.edu/performances
$20 - $15

Winston-Salem -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Feb. 21, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 )

UNC School of the Arts: “Scenes from an Execution” by Howard Barker

Performed by Carl Forsman, director

Commissioned to produce a painting commemorating a Venetian victory in an epic sea battle, 16th-century painter Galactia must balance her conflicting duties to country, love, family and art as she creates her masterpiece. Chronicling this complicated woman’s battle for her truth in a world of powerful men, this play is a... Read More
$20 Regular/$15 Student with valid ID

Agnes deMille Theatre. -- 336-721-1945 , http://www.uncsa.edu/performances
$20 - $15

Salisbury -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra: A Night at the Met Gala Fundraiser

Performed by Jennifer Rowley, soprano, Matthew Michael Brown, piano

Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Rowley with pianist Matthew Michael Brown. "An Evening at the Met," A black tie gala benefiting the Salisbury Symphony. Repertoire includes music of Mayr, Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini. 
 Tickets are $125 per person.

Hedrick Little Theatre. -- 704-216-1513, director@salisburysymphony.org , https://www.salisburysymphony.org/a-night-at-the-met
$125

Wilmington -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

UNCW Presents: Dance Theatre of Harlem

The Dance Theatre of Harlem Company consists of 14 racially diverse dance artists who perform an eclectic, demanding/repertoire. In additions to performances in New York City across the country and abroad, Company activities that carry a message of empowerment through the arts also include engaging community through education... Read More
Co-Presented with Countrywide Community Development Corporation.

Kenan Auditorium. -- (910) 962-3500 , https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2018-2019/harlem_dance.html
$55 - $35

Sanford -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Feb. 14, 2019 - Sun., Mar. 3, 2019 )

Temple Theatre: Boeing Boeing

American playboy Bernard Lawrence is an architect based in Paris. He lives with his fiancée, TWA airline stewardess Gloria —and Lufthansa stewardess Gretchen —and Alitalia stewardess Gabriella. However, none of the women know about the other two, and this is exactly the way Bernard has designed it. This works... Read More

Temple Theatre. -- 919-774-4155 , http://templeshows.com/showsandevents/2018-19/boeing-boeing
$27 - $15

Salisbury -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Feb. 21, 2019 - Sat., Mar. 2, 2019 )

Lee Street Theatre: The Cake

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10

Lee Street Theatre and Performing Arts Center, Tom and Martha Smith Event Center. -- (704) 310-5507 , http://www.leestreet.org
$17.55 - $10

Hickory -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 )

Lenoir-Rhyne University: 26 Pebbles

Performed by Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers

With a theme of “It’s all about how you ripple out, and what these vibrations can be,” this play is the result of interviews with community members in the wake of Dec.14, 2012, tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Inspired by the style of The Laramie Project and by Thornton Wilder’s... Read More
Admission is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating.

Belk Centrum. --  828.328.7206 , http://lr.edu/publicevents
Free, ticket required.

Raleigh -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 )

Justice Theater Project: Men on Boats

Performed by Justice Theater Project cast; Jules Odendahl-James, director

Men On Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of the first government-sanctioned expedition of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869, complete with a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers.The... Read More
Feb. 8: Opening reception following the show. Feb. 9, 16, and 23: Pre-show discussion at 6:30pm Feb. 17: Free childcare provided by Seed Art Share with reservation Feb. 24: Audio described for the visually impaired by Arts Access

Umstead Park United Church of Christ. -- (919) 264-7089, thejusticetheaterproject@gmail.com , http://www.thejusticetheaterproject.org
$

Charlotte -- Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 - Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 )

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty

Performed by Charlotte Symphony; Joseph Young, director, Victor Wang, flute

NextGen conductor Joseph Young leads a captivating program featuring a diverse cast of characters. Tchaikovsky at his best, Sleeping Beauty brings fairytale colors while Copland depicts a classic American scene. Michael Daugherty's poignant Native American musical journey spotlights principal flutist Victor Wang. Come... Read More

Knight Theatre. -- http://www.charlottesymphony.org/buytickets/ , http://www.charlottesymphony.org
$112 - $25