Thursday, January 18, 2018
Maria V. Howard Arts Center programs: 270 Gay St.; free; Tracy Gosner, 972-1266; arts.imperialcentre.org.
- Hand-Building in Clay - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and Feb. 23; techniques for creating functional and sculptural forms; all materials provided; no experience necessary; $15 city residents, $22 non-residents.
- Open House: Art Education Studios - 4-6 p.m. Feb. 20; learn about the art programs at the Imperial Centre, visit artist demos and participate in studio activities; open to all ages; material provided; no experience necessary; free.
- Acting for Stage - 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 27-April 17; introduction to the foundations and character building through the Stanislavski method; age 13 and older; materials provided, no experience necessary; $152 city residents, $228 non-residents.
- Sing Songs Together - 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, March 2-April 27; journey to different parts of the world, learn about foods and arts through song and participation; age 3 and older with accompanying adult; materials provided, no experience necessary; $7 city residents, $11 non-residents (includes complimentary Children's Museum admission).
- Intro to Printmaking - noon-4 p.m. March 3 and March 10; experiment with the basics of painting through hands-on exploration of process, tools and color; ages 11 and older; materials provided, no experience necessary; $52 city residents, $78 non-residents.
- Beginning Drawing - 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6-April 10; experiment with techniques and discovering how to represent what you see through studies in contour drawing, perspective, positive/negative space and value; age 12 and older; $62 city residents, $93 non-residents.
- Beginning Portrait Painting - 6-9 p.m. March 6-April 16; create portraits through study and practice; age 12 and older; $100 city residents, $150 non-residents.
- Paint a Portrait - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17; basics of creating a portrait; $20 city residents, $30 non-residents.
- Beginning Hand-Building - 2-5 p.m. Mondays, March 19 -April 23; experiment with handbuilding techniques to create sculptural and functional clay pieces; age 13 and older; $78 city residents, $117 non-residents.
- Wheel Throwing - 6-9 p.m. Mondays, March 19 -April 23; transform clay into functional and non-functional objects through wedging, centering, throwing, finishing and glazing; age 13 and older; $78 city residents, $117 non-residents.
- Beginning Knitting - 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, March 22-April 12; learn how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off; materials provided; age 11 and older; $20 city residents, $30 non-residents.
- Comic Illustration - 1-4 p.m. March 24; learn the art of illustration and storytelling through designing your own comic book using brush and ink, 2-dimensional animation and character development; age 9 and older; $18 city residents, $27 non-residents.
- Beginning Watercolor - 2-4 p.m. Saturdays, March 31-April 21; explore techniques, materials and the elements of art to build a foundational understanding of the medium; materials provided; age 14 and older; $52 city residents, $78 non-residents.
- Intro to Fabric Dyeing - Noon-5 p.m. April 14-15; wrapping, folding and knotting to transform fabric into unique and wearable art; $40 city residents, $60 non-residents; $20 material fee per participant.
- Beginning Embroidery - 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, April 17-May 8; variety of stitches; no experience necessary; materials provided; $20 city residents, $30 non-residents.
- Intermediate Drawing - 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 17-May 22; figure drawing; materials provided or bring your own tools and sketchbooks; $62 city residents, $93 non-residents.
- Images on Clay - Noon-4 p.m. April 21 and April 28; create a functional or sculptural clay object and embellish the surface with images; materials provided; $43 city residents, $64 non-residents.
- Intermediate Watercolor: Illustration - 2-4 p.m. Saturdays, April 28-May 19; illustrating animals, foliage and other objects; materials provided or bring your own tools and sketchbook; $52 city residents, $78 non-residents.
- Painting from Life - 6-9 p.m. Mondays, April 30-June 11 (no class on May 28); build compositions through still life and figure study; materials provided; $100 city residents, $150 non-residents.
- Intro to Documentary Photography - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5; learn how to create compelling images for creative storytelling using your unique perspective; provide your own camera (point and shoot, DSLR or cell phone); $15 city residents, $22 non-residents.
- Intro to Charcoal Drawing - Noon-4 p.m. May 12; essentials of drawing wiith charcoal; $30 city residents, $45 non-residents.
- Mugs and Bowls: Clay - Noon-4 p.m. May 12 and May 19; handbuilding techniques including pinch, coil, slab and pattern making to build usable ceramics; $43 city residents, $64 non-residents.
N.C. Wesleyan College galleries: 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.; Everett Mayo Adelman, 985-5268; ncwc.edu/arts/mims.
- “Radiance in Nature” - Through Feb. 22; works by Grace Li Wang; artist reception 5 p.m. today.
- 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.
Louisburg College: 201 N. Main St., Louisburg; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; Will Hinton, 919-497-3238, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “Dispatches from the Cape Fear River” - Through March 2; works by Harry Taylor.
- “Rivers and Waterways” - March 14 through April 20; works by Marion Clark Weathers; opening reception 7 p.m. March 14.
- Spring Student art show – May 3; works by Louisburg College students; reception 7 p.m.
Maria V. Howard Arts Center: 270 Gay St.; free; 972-1163; arts.imperialcentre.org.; opening reception 6-8 p.m. Feb. 7; handcrafted awards at 6:30 p.m.; free.
- "A World in Colored Pencil" - Jan. 26-May 6; still life, portraits, and landscapes by the North Carolina Colored Pencil Society; cast your vote for the People's Choice Award.
- "A Palette of Rust and Dreams" - Jan. 26-May 13; exhibit by Karen Healy depicting life along the railways in the piedmont region of North Carolina.
- "Where The Dream Began: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." - Jan. 26-May 13; highlights the history of civil rights activists visiting Rocky Mount, their influences and beyond; curated by Alicyn Wiedrich.
- The Handcrafted Juried Exhibition - Jan. 26-May 13; craft media; juried by Will Hinton; award winners announced at artist reception Feb. 7.
- Sculpture Salmagundi XXI - Through Sept.; sculptures located at City Hall, the Senior Center, Monk Square, the Train Station, City Lake, the Dog Park, Sunset Park and the Imperial Centre.
- Keva - innovative, interactive exhibit that encourages visitors to build.
Braswell Memorial Library: 727 N. Grace St.; Scott Houston, 442-1951, ext. 257.
- 1-2 p.m. Saturday; Raising A Reader; Story Time Room; family story time.
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Nakiyasoul: Alexis Stay Poppin; Warner Room; 15 year old author will reader from her work and talk about her writing and composing process; books and CDs available for purchase.
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.
- "Dinosaur Revolution" - Through Aug. 26; explore as a paleontologist and find evidence of dinosaur doings, learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth's history and unearth a shocking discovery that dinosaurs may not be extinct.
Cummins Planetarium: 270 Gay St., Rocky Mount; 972-1266.
- "Big Bird's Adventure" - Through Feb. 28; 11 a.m. Saturdays.
- "Dinosaurs at Dusk" - Through Feb. 28; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays.
- "Laser Motown" - Through Feb. 28; 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
- "Faster than Light" - Through Feb. 28; 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
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 - Joe Newberry; $15.
- Feb. 10 - Boys from Carolina.
- Feb. 24 - Karen Smedley and Three Jack Jenny.
- March 10 - Carolina Lightnin'
- March 30 - REdleg Husky.
- April 14 - Hoot & Holler.
- April 27 - Dirk Lumbard with The Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars; $10.
- May 4 - Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express.
- June 23 - Piedmont Melody Makers; $17.50.
- June 29 - The Malpass Brother; $12.50.
Dunn Center for the Performing Arts: 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. except as noted; 985-5100.
- Friday – 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.
- “The Little Mermaid” - March 2-4 and March 9-11; story of Ariel and her longing to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.
- “Waiting for Godot” - May 3-6; portrait of the dogged resilience of a man's spirit in the face of little hope.
- “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” - July 20-22; summer youth production; story based on the “coats of many colors” story of Joseph from the Bible's book of Genesis.
Louisburg College concert series: 7:30 p.m.; Jones Performing Arts Center, 501 N. Main St., Louisburg; children 12 and younger admitted free but must be accompanied by a paying adult; 919-497-3300.
- Feb. 23 – The Irish Dance Company; $27 adults, $25 seniors and students.
- March 16 – The Tams; $27 adults, $25 seniors and students.
- April 20 – Jeanne Robertson; $30 adults, $28 seniors and students.
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.