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Friday, November 30, 2018

Events

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

  • Family Sundays – 2-4 p.m. Through Dec. 23; Art Gallery; art making, interactive play, gallery sketching and exhibition tour; registration not required; free.

Galleries, Museums

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

  • Luster: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting – Through Dec. 23.
  • The Shape of Color – Through Dec. 30; sculpture and paintings by Mary-Ann Prack.
  • Photography competition – Through Dec. 30.
  • Sculpture Salmagundi XXII – Through Sept. 2019.
  • Handcrafted exhibition 2019 – Jan. 11-April 21, 2019.
  • Keva - innovative, interactive exhibit that encourages visitors to build.

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

  • "Contemplate/Concentrate" - Through Dec. 9; Mims Gallery; works by Jill Eberle, Kiki Farish, Jane Wells Harrison and Jerry Jackson.

Children

Braswell Memorial Library: 727 N. Grace St., Rocky Mount; 442-1951.

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday – Teen “Minecraft” Club; Computer Lab; explore the world of “Minecraft”; no PvP allowed.
  • 1-3 p.m. Saturday – Lego Club; Youth Services Story Room; build holiday Lego creations; each picture shared on #Buildtogive, Lego will donate Lego sets to children.
  • 1-2 p.m. Monday – Dec. 7 – Hour of Code week; Youth Services computers; coding activities.
  • 4-6 p.m. Monday – Free Press News Voices; Computer Lab; discuss current media landscape and how local teens fit into that landscape.
  • 6-7 p.m. Dec. 10 - “Minecraft” Create Club; Computer Lab; age 12 and younger; create holiday “Minecraft.”
  • 6-7 p.m. Dec. 11 – Santa Claus; Warner Room; Santa Claus will read “The Night Before Christmas” followed by personal time with each child.
  • 4-5 p.m. Dec. 18 – Hour of STEM; Computer Lab; build and balance challenge.

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

  • Kinderscience – 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesday; ages 3-5 explore different topics through hands-on activities, games, crafts and experiments; pre-registration not required, however seating is limited; free with admission.

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

  • "Creative Kids" - 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays; instructed by artist Kim Valentine; $65 for six-week session.

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.

  • “Rainforest Adventures” – Through Jan. 6, 2019; explore the rainforest and what you can do to help protect rainforests around the world.
  • ”Be An Astronaut” – Jan. 22 through May 19; explore the wonders of space and what it takes to be an astronaut.

Movies

Cummins Planetarium: 270 Gay St., Rocky Mount; 972-1266.

  • "Big Bird's Adventure" - 11 a.m. Saturdays.
  • "Season of Light" - Through Dec. 31; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays.
  • "Laser Holidays" - Through Dec. 31; 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
  • "Faster than Light" - Through December 31; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays.

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; 252-749-3228; rafountain.com.

  • Today – Shannon Baker and Sometime Soon; $8.50.
  • Dec. 7 – The Malpass Brothers; $12.50.
  • Dec. 21 – Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars with Carolyn Greene Myers; $10.

Performance 

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

  • "A Christmas Carol" - 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Dec. 7-8 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9; adapted and directed by Jim Lee; $13 general admissions and $11 senior citizens and students.

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

  • “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and the 50th annual Christmas Chorus – 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9.
  • “Jesus Christ Superstar” - 7:30 p.m. March 8-9 and March 15-16 and 2 p.m. March 10 and March 17.
  • “The Last Five Years” - 7:30 p.m. May 2-4 and May 5; musical that chronicles the five-year life of a marriage from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.

Tar River Orchestra and Choral Society: Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., except as noted; $85 season tickets; tarriverlive.com.

  • “The Light of Christmas” - Dec. 7; Tar River Children's Chorus; First Baptist Church; Christmas songs and carols.
  • “A Swingin' Christmas” - Dec. 18; Tar River Swing Band; holiday and traditional swing tunes.
  • “Peter and the Wolf” - 3 p.m. March 9; Tar River Orchestra; classic story of “Peter and the Wolf.”
  • “Vivaldi and Handel by Candlelight” - April 5; St. Andrew's Episcopal Church; Tar River Chorus; Vivaldi's “Gloria” and selections from Handel's “Coronation Anthems.”
  • “Swing N Strings” - May 9; Tar River Swing Band and Orchestra Strings; swing tunes and hits from the great American Songbook.

Rocky Mount Chamber Choir: director@rockymountchamberchoir.com or rockymountchambersingers.com.

  • 4 p.m. Dec. 12 - Christmas concert; First Presbyterian Church; joined by singers from Nash Central High School; reception following the concert; free.
  • 6 p.m. Feb. 16 - Valentine's concert; Brown Auditorium, Nash Community College; love songs.
  • 4 p.m. May 5 - Spring concert; First Presbyterian Church; music of Mendelssohn, Rutter, Vaughan-Williams and Bernstein; free.

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

  • Jan. 25 – Next Generation Leahy.
  • Feb. 8 – The Tribute; Beatles.
  • Feb. 22 – Terry Barber.
  • March 1 – I am King: Michael Jackson.
  • March 22 – Shadowgrass.
  • April 12 – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.
  • May 10 – The Jersey Tenors.

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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