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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Events

Downtown Live! Music series: 6 p.m. every other Thursday through Sept. 28; Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences lawn, 270 Gay St.; food and beverage vendors; free; downtownrockymount.com.

  • Today - The Embers featuring Craig Woolard.
  • Sept. 28 - The Band of Oz.

Maria V. Howard Arts Center programs: 270 Gay St.; free; Tracy Gosner, 972-1266; arts.imperialcentre.org.

  • 4-6 p.m. Sept. 26 – Open house; Art Education Studios; tour studios and learn about the range of program for beginner through advance students in ceramics, painting and drawing; demonstrations and activities provided; registration not required; free.
  • 12-5 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Fabric Dyeing: Intro to Japanese Shibori; art of shibori or creating designs on textiles using dyes and paints; beginner to intermediate; age 14 and older; $43 city residents, $64.50 non-residents; $20 material fee per participant.
  • 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 – Intro to Jewelry; basic techniques of constructing, designing and making earrings, bracelets, necklaces and fringed scarves; beginners to intermediate; age 12 and older; $50 city residents, $75 non-residents; $25 material fee per participant.
  • 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 7 – Intro to Painting; explore techniques, materials and the elements of art to build a foundational understanding of the medium; beginners to intermediate; age 13 and older; $70 city residents, $105 non-residents.
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 7 – Intro to Dance; experiments with styles, techniques and a fundamental foundation to the world of dance; beginner students; age 4-14; $15 city residents, $22.50 non-residents.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 7-Dec. 16 – observe sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, architecture, artist-made objects and then make your own; registration is not required, drop-ins of individuals and families; age 6 and older welcome; limited to 25 participants; free.
  • 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 9-Nov. 13 – Wheel Throwing; transform clay into functional and non-functional objects through wedging, centering, throwing, finishing and glazing; beginners to intermediate; age 14 and older; $70 city residents, $105 non-residents.
  • Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21; Fun with Raku Ceramics; experiment with forms and glazes to illuminate an object's surface with flashes of color; beginners to advanced; age 15 and older; $50 city residents, $75 non-residents.
  • Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 14 – Basket Weaving; work alongside the Tar River Basket Weavers Guild to create your own basket; beginners to advanced; age 14 and older; limited to 7 participants; $17.25 city residents, $26 non-residents.
  • 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17-18 – Basket Weaving; experiment with natural materials and traditional techniques to create a basket; beginners to advanced; age 14 and older; limited to 7 participants; $17.25 city residents, $26 non-residents.
  • 2-5 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 14-Nov. 4 – Intro to Watercolor; explore techniques, materials and the elements of art to build a foundational understanding of the medium; beginners to intermediate; age 14 and older; $34.50 city residents, $51.75 non-residents.
  • 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 16-Nov. 20 – Intro to Drawing; experiment with techniques and discover how to represent what you see through studies in contour drawing, perspective, positive/negative space and value; beginner to intermediate; age 14 and older; $62 city residents, $93 non-residents.
  • 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28 – Sculptural Ceramics; artist demonstration and workshop with Mark Gordon, artist and Barton College associate professor; beginner to advanced; age 12 and older; $25 city residents, $37.50 non-residents.
  • 1-4 p.m. Nov. 4 – Saltwater Etching; draw or stamp designs into metal; beginner to advanced; age 10 and older; $15 city resident family, $22.50 non-residents family (registration fee includes up to 3 individuals).
  • 1-4 p.m. Nov. 11 – Abstract Painting; learn how to transform objects into abstract compositions using shapes and line to create a lively and colorful artwork; beginner to advanced; age 6 and older; $15 city residents, $22.50 non-residents.
  • 1-4 p.m. Nov. 18 – Holiday Stocking; work alongside of the Tar River Piecemakers Quilt Guild to design and make a special holiday stocking; beginner to advanced; age 6 and older; limited to 30 participants; $15 city residents, $22.50 non-residents.
  • 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2 – Recycled Ornaments; deconstruct, cut and fold aluminum soda cans into a variety of shapes and designs; beginner to advanced; all ages; $15 city residents, $22.50 non-residents.
  • 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9 – Designing the Surface: Clay; experiment with color, shape and the process of image transfer to create a tile design; beginner to advanced; age 6 and older; $15 city residents, $22.50 non-residents.

Galleries, Museums

N.C. Wesleyan College galleries: 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.; Everett Mayo Adelman, 985-5268; ncwc.edu/arts/mims.

  • Wilson Active Artists Assn. - Through Sept. 24; Mims Gallery; artists reception 5 p.m. Sept. 7 with the Overtones.
  • “My Parallel Universe” - Sept. 28 through Oct. 29; works by Gayle Blackerby; artist reception 5 p.m. Sept. 28.
  • “Lens on Israel” - Nov. 2 through Dec. 10; works by Donna Hodgins; artist reception 5 p.m. Nov. 2.
  • “Radiance in Nature” - Jan. 12 through Feb. 22; works by Grace Li Wang; artist reception 5 p.m. Jan. 18.
  • Kittie Deemer and Delphine Peller – March 8 through April 8; artists reception 5 p.m. March 8.
  • “Come Fly With Me” - April 5 through May 24; Civic Gallery; butterfly mosaics by Hollister Elementary School students with resident Karen Harley.
  • “Recent Paintings” - April 12 through May 13; works by Eric McRay; artist reception 5 p.m. April 12.
  • Garden Party Invitational – May 17 through Aug. 12; group art exhibition; artists reception 5 p,.m. May 17.

Maria V. Howard Arts Center: 270 Gay St.; free; 972-1163; arts.imperialcentre.org.

  • Dan Finch & Finch Students - Oct. 6-Dec. 17.
  • Mark Gordon Pottery - Oct. 6-Dec. 24
  • Timothy Duffy Photography - Oct. 6-Dec. 24.
  • Sculpture Salmagundi - October 2017.

Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council: 130 Bridgers St., Tarboro; Carol Banks, 823-4159; gallery hours 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. weekdays and other times by appointment; edgecombearts@embraqmail.com; edgecombearts.org.

  • Jonathan Bowling – Through Oct. 15; sculptures.

Children

Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and Science Center:270 Gay St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; admission $6; free admission Sundays to Rocky Mount residents; admission includes Cummins Planetarium. 972-1266; imperialcentre.org.

  • ”Ocean Bound” – Opens Sept. 26; explore as scientists on a journey through watersheds to see how our actions on land affect the oceans.

Clubs

Westridge Grill: 3629 Sunset Ave. (in Westridge Shopping Center). Rocky Mount; 937-7299; show times 7 p.m.; free admission.

  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Trivia contest.

Sharks-N-Shooters: 4470 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount; 937-8882; private club; entrance free with paid membership.

  • 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays – Cornhole tournament; $10 per team.
  • 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays – Weekly karaoke/dance party featuring D.J. Redeyez.
  • 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays – Dance party featuring D.J. Hipnotic.

R.A. Fountain General Store and Internet Cafe: Show times 7:30 p.m. except as noted; 6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain; $8.50 for general admission, $11 reserved except as noted; 252-749-3228; rafountain.com.

  • Friday – Three Jack Jenny.
  • Sept. 22 – New Macedon Rangers.
  • Sept. 24 – Mile Twelve.
  • Oct. 6 – The Grass Strings.
  • Oct. 7 – Freddie & Francine.
  • Oct. 14 – Mark Templeton & Pocket Change.
  • Oct. 28 – The Bluegrass Sweethearts.
  • Nov. 4 – Caroline Dare.
  • Nov. 11 – The Grass Cats.
  • Nov. 17 – Lightnin' Wells.
  • Dec. 2 – The Malpass Brothers.
  • Dec. 8 – Diamond Creek.
  • Dec. 9 – Russ Varnell and Too Country.
  • Dec. 16 – The Steve Creech All-Stars.

Performance 

Dunn Center for the Performing Arts: 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. except as noted; 985-5100.

  • Friday – Franc D'Ambrosio.
  • Sept. 29 – The Unexpected Boys.
  • Oct. 20 – Jason Coleman.
  • Nov. 3 – The General Assembly Chorus.
  • Nov. 11 – The Grass Cats.
  • Jan. 19 – The Malpass Brothers.
  • Feb. 2 – The Mo'Soul Revue.
  • Feb. 16 – The Boxcars.
  • March 9 – The Tar River Swing Band.
  • April 13 – Bubble Trouble.
  • May 4 – Wilson Fairchild.

Rocky Mount Community Theatre: 270 Gay St.; 972-1266; imperialcentre.org.

49th annual Christmas Chorus – auditions 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; studio theater, Arts Education Building; performance Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

Nash Arts Center: 100 E. Washington St., Nashville; $15 general admission; Shelly Gray, 459-4734; shelly@nasharts.org.

8 p.m. Sept. 29 – Nantucket; $25 general admission, $20 Nash Arts members in advance, $30 genera; admission and $25 Nash Arts members at door.

Ongoing

Braswell Memorial Library children’s programs: 727 N. Grace St.; 442-1951.

  • 10:30 a.m. Mondays – Mother Goose story time; birth through 3 years old; music, puppet shows and storytelling.
  • 11 a.m. Tuesdays – Preschool story time; ages 3-5; music, puppet shows and storytelling.
  • 1 p.m. first Saturday – R.E.A.D. Dog Chere; interactive program promotes confidence and love of reading in children; free; registration required.

Blount-Bridgers House tours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2-4 p.m. Sundays; 130 Bridgers St., Tarboro; 823-4159.

Countyline Bluegrass Barn: 5832 Hornes Church Road, Wilson; Kenny Pierce, 813-0930; countylinebluegrassbarn.org.

  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Bluegrass picking session; free.

 

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